Birds Of A Feather

By and for Bird-People

Tales & Myths


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Folktales and mythology references:

  • The Swan Maiden : a widespread motif about a mythical creature who shapeshifts from human form to swan form. Males are also found in a small number of legends.
  • Hagoromo : a Japanese Noh play about the traditional swan maiden motif.
  • Leda and the Swan : a motif from Greek mythology in which Zeus came to Leda in the form of a swan.
  • The Canary Prince : an italian folktale in which a prince turns into a canary when his lover ruffles the pages of a book.
  • The Blue Bird : a French literary fairy tale in which a prince is turned into a bird.
  • The Greenish Bird : a Mexican fairy tale in which an ill prince in bird form is turned in human form by the heroine.
  • Finist the Falcon : a Russian fairy tale with a shape-shifting prince and a magical feather.
  • The Singing, Springing Lark : a German fairy tale with birds and lion shapeshifters as well as other supernatural creatures.
  • The King of the Peacocks : a French literary fairy tale in which a princess set out to marry the King of the Peacocks.
  • The Firebird : a ballet telling the story of the Firebird from the russian folktale of the same name.
  • The Bird in Borrowed Feathers : a classical greek fable about a daw or crow that dresses itself in the feathers of other birds.
  • The Seven Ravens : german tale about brothers who were turned into birds.

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