Third narrative piece for thesis-
This story is from Russia and it is called “The Firebird and the Horse of Power.” I realized the firebird is a recurring element in much of Russian folklore, the most famous being Ivan and the Firebird.
This story however revolves around the Tsar’s servant/ personal archer discovering a firebird feather in the forest, leading to an epic adventure. Although the horse of power warns that great strife will come from retrieving the feather, the man does not listen. Although he experiences great strife to get there, he eventually becomes the new Tsar and is married to a magical princess from the edge of the earth!
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