Folktales exist in every society because they entertain, educate, and help preserve culture and language. Himalayan folklore, long held by the Gurung, Magar, Newar, Tamang, Rai, Limbu, and other communities in this region, are reflections of their culture, values, and beliefs. The mythology, fascinating characters, and creatures in these folktales transcend the generations of people who passed on these stories. The tales, although translated in English, originally come from oral traditions, so the languages in the original folktales were/are musical and rhythmic. Much is lost in translation but we have tried to hold on to its essence as much as we could.

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