Long, Long Ago

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201A01The Coming Of Amalivaca20010205

Five stories from different cultures, each telling a tale of long ago gods and demons and the people who believed in them.

1: `The Coming of Amalivaca'.

An enchanting Amerindian myth from Guyana, which tells of a romance between the wind and a rainbow.

Read by Ben Onwukwe

201A02How Evil Came Into The World20010206

Five stories from different cultures, each telling a tale of ancient gods and demons and the people who believed in them.

2: `How Evil Came into the World'.

A dramatic African folk tale retold by a Zulu shaman, about the first malevolent spirit in the world and how his legacy lives on.

Read by Hugh Quarshie.

201A0320010207

Five stories from different cultures, each telling of ancient gods and demons and the people who believed in them.

3: Thor's Duel with Hrungnir.

When Odin challenges a giant to drink more mead than he can hold, Thor ends up fighting a duel on behalf of the gods.

The ancient Norse myth is retold by Kevin Crossley-Holland and read by Ian Macmillan

201A0420010208

Five stories from different cultures, each telling of ancient gods and demons and the people who believed in them.

4: Came Worship.

A Caribbean folk tale telling the story of a child of God who comes amongst the beauty of the world but is saddened by the realisation that the people who adopt him give no thanks to God for the natural riches of their life.

Read by Martina Laird.

201A0520010209

Five stories from different cultures, each telling of ancient gods and demons and the people who believed in them.

5: Through the Water Curtain.

This ancient Japanese tale gently mocks the credulity of some people in their willingness to be taken in and believe in spirits and demons.

Read by Adjoa Andoh