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1001 Stories Collection

The Sweetest Flesh on Earth

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Added on 08th July 2020

Oral tradition Folktale from Palestine

Middle East Animals
1001 , Audio , Text

Also known as How Swallow Tricked Snake.

Story

Snake wants to eat the sweetest flesh on earth but swallow tricks him. A story which explains why snakes eat frogs, swallows have forked tails and mosquitos like to bite humans.

Why we chose it

The story was one of the stories in The Story Museum’s original audio story collection. These stories are particularly suitable for learning to retell.

Where it came from

This is an apocryphal Adam and Eve story.

Where it went next

It is included in a collection of Palestinian stories, Ghaddar the Ghoul and Other Palestinian Folk Tales by Sonia Nimr.

Added on 08th July 2020

Oral tradition Folktale from Palestine

Middle East Animals
1001 , Audio , Text

Story Resources

  • The Sweetest Flesh On Earth story text PDF (264.976 KB)
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