Bedtime Stories Podcast Fairytales and Folk Tales from the Lilypad for kids

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April 25, 2018 @ 6:59 pm

Daiya the Balsam Poplar Dryad

A dryad is a tree spirit or nymph that lives in a tree. This Tales from the Lilypad original story by Marlene Wurfel is about a Black Poplar dryad named Daiya. This story is loosely inspired by Greek mythology and greatly inspired by my love for Balsam Poplars. Yeah, it gets a bit sappy.

Filed under Bedtime Story, Folktale, Canadian Story, Made in Edmonton, Folklore, Kids & Family, Greek Myth, Mash-up, Dryad, Hamadryades · Comments

November 30, 2017 @ 12:24 pm

Arachne Gets Revenge

This Tales From the Lilypad original by Marlene Wurfel is a mash-up of new story and ancient Greek myth. There are bits from Theseus and the Minotaur, bits from Arachne and Athena's story, bits from Charlotte's Web, and entirely new bits, all woven together for contemporary heros and princessess. Warning: contains lots and lots of spiders.

Filed under Bedtime Story, Kids & Family, Greek Myth, Mash-up, Arachnophopia, Theseus, Arachne, Athena, Spiders · Comments

September 28, 2017 @ 2:09 pm

Theseus and the Minotaur

A retelling and rearrangement of the ancient Greek myth by Marlene Wurfel.  Theseus is a hero on a mission to slay the terrible Minotaur at the heart of a labyrinth in King Mino's palace. 

Filed under Bedtime Story, Fable, Kids & Family, Greek Myth · Comments

Bedtime Stories Podcast Fairytales and Folk Tales from the Lilypad for kids
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