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Sri Lankan Myths/Folk tales?

Hey guys! (:
I know that this subject may seem a bit random in a forum like this one, but I'd love to get answers from native Sri Lankans. I was wondering if you guys knew any myths or folk tales (from more ancient eras, preferably), other than your usual Mahasona or Sinhabahu legends. If so, I'd love to learn some of them! (:

Thank you for your time!


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Sandesh

I'm no expert at this, but if you're looking do some reading on your own you could visit Vijithayapa , which if I remember correctly, had a fairly large collection of Sri Lankan fables, mythology etc. Happy hunting!

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My mother told us a lot of Jataka Stories, which are structured as stories from the Buddha's past lives. I've found that these stories are actually common around the region. When I was young they had these wonderful short books with stories, perhaps they still do. I remember the glass princess, and Andare stories. For the most part they seem to involve bad in-laws.

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Malinthe YAMU STAFF

You can find a lot of Jataka Stories on http://jathakakatha.lk/

If you're looking for folk tales, this book is highly recommended if you can find it: මග දිගට ජනකතා (Maga Digata Janakatha)

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