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HOW A LAZY TRICKSTER MARRIED A PRINCESS

 

A Repository Of African Folk Stories, Culture and Traditions

Once upon a time, a King offered his beautiful princess for marriage to whoever can make her happy. The Princess, due to her greed and materialism rejected eligible bachelors, however accepted to marry a lying Trickster who fooled her.

- Godwin C. Nwaogwugwu (Founder)

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HOW A LAZY TRICKSTER MARRIED A PRINCESS (Ctd).........

 

 

Once upon a time, the King’s daughter was about to marry. Her father, the King, called her and said “My daughter, you are now old enough to get married. Tomorrow I will send out notices to all eligible suitors in the kingdom, that the king’s daughter wants a good man as husband.” The next day, the king sent the ‘Town Crier’ to go around the town to post notices that the King’s daughter wanted a good man to marry.........(Scroll down to keep reading)

  

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HOW A LAZY TRICKSTER MARRIED A PRINCESS (Ctd).....

Immediately the information circulated, eligible men from various towns queued up in front of the King’s palace, and took turns to ask the princess’ hand in marriage.   The first was a Hunter. “Princess, will you marry me? He asked kneeling down.  

 “What do you have?” The Princess asked him 

The Hunter replied “I have true love for you. I will treat you with respect…”  

 “Will I eat love and respect?” The Princess caught in. “You have no money and expensive gifts for me. Please depart from my face!” She continued angrily. 

Men from various trades and professions suffered the same fate. The Princess abused them because they were not as wealthy as the King, her father.  

There was a lazy trickster who lived in a neighboring town. When he heard that the Princess wanted a wealthy man as husband, he went around to his friends and borrowed expensive items. He would say to a friend “I want to go to a party; please can I borrow your expensive robe?” He borrowed expensive robe, stylish hat, shoe, jewelries, etc.  

Then he went to the King’s Horseman and said “I want to go on an errand for the King to a far place, please can I borrow your Horse? The Horseman gave him a Horse. 

The next day, the lazy Trickster wore the expensive robe, and all the things he borrowed. He stopped the horse in front of the king’s palace. The Princess saw him, rushed out and screamed “Oh, my rich Prince, you are what I have been waiting for. Your horse looks just like my father’s horse. ” The King blessed them as husband and wife and they set out on top of the horse to the Trickster’s house.

 Along the way, the King’s Horseman stopped them and said “My friend, I’ve been looking for you. I want the horse back to run an errand for the king” The Princess asked her husband “My rich Prince, that’s not your horse? Her husband replied “Don’t worry, my Princess. There are other horses” 

All his friends came one after the other and took back all the expensive items he borrowed from them, and he was left with nothing. The Princess started crying and ran to her father the King. But the King said “My daughter, the King’s words are final. The Trickster is your husband for the rest of your life. You were the one who chose him, weren’t you? 

The Princess went back to the lazy Trickster’s house crying. She slept on a bare floor, wore dirty clothes, and barely ate enough food because the Trickster had nothing. “From palace to poverty. “My greed has misled me”, she cried all day. 

Morals: Don’t be greedy and too materialistic.  It’s better to have little and be happy, than to have more, and be unhappy.  


         

Ijele, The King Masquerade

Masquerades in most African traditions originated as local law enforcement agents. They protected traditions and shrines. Membership was shrouded in secrecy through initiations to protect the identity of the members who often were used to confront strong men who broke laws. In modern times masquerades are used mostly for entertainments. .Read More

 

African Maiden Dances & Traditional Marriages

Most African traditions place a lot of importance on ladies' chastity, purity and abstinence before marriage. Most African maiden dances were used to keep young women's minds and body active before marriage. A maiden dance is also used to present a young maiden to her intended suitor...Read More


Life, Leaps, & Stumbles (Inspirational Series)

 

Inspirational /Motivational Speeches

Never Lose Relevance in The Sight of God & People You Need to Progress.
A Bad Relationship Is Surely The Fastest Way To Meet Jesus Soon!
Victims of Our Own Deceptions.
Let me speak in parable: Once upon a time – time! time!!
Prayer As A Mere Formality – Sorry, Maybe the Opportunity Has Come And Gone While You Are Still Praying
Please I Cannot Please You Always
How To Win True Lovers & Friends Using Xmas Season!!
One Can Never Grow Beyond One's Capacity.
Why I'll Leave Judgment to God, and Revenge to Karma!
Life is full of contrasts and complications

The Power of Love! (An Inspirational Story Written by Godwin C Nwaogwugwu)

How Emotional Relationships and Strategic Relationships Affect Career.
Do Your Best Friends Take You The Way You Take Them?
How some people start out as quality but end up as ’fairly used’ in relationships.
Don’t Give Up, Sister. Don’t Pack And Quit, Brother. There's a Second Chance!
Never Stand Aside And Watch A Child Being Maltreated
Maybe This Is Why You Haven't Found What You Are Looking for.
Dear God, forgive me in advance
Love and The 'Luv' Effect!
When Being 'Too Smart' Can Be Really Foolish
Do You See A Cup Either As Half-full or Half-empty?
Nobody Gets An Award For Poverty! Why Hang In There?

A Father's Personal Letter To A Heart-broken Daughter

At A Crossroad? You Can Still Find Your Way!

A Father's Special Happy Birthday To His Daughter!!!!

 

Selecting The Sex Of Your Baby By Shettles Method: The Secrets They Didn't Disclose

“Between science and superstition is failure in every aspect of life.  It’s amazing from all evidences in life that God gave 'man' every power to subdue, dominate his environment and create the outcomes he desires. However, ignorance and laziness makes many people to remain needy even in an environment of abundance” – G C Nwaogwugwu (2008)

Disclaimer: Please this is not my original text, I am only summarizing a huge voluminous research book by Dr. Shettles and David Rorvik for my friends who may not have the time to read. Do not attack me based on your religious belief and bear in mind that many people may not share your believes either. Read More

Godwin C. Nwaogwugwu


Parable of The Torchlight - Friends Indeed!!

In the midst of a very thick darkness that beclouded hopes and instilled fear, a figure stood at a distance in a white robe holding a faint torch-light to help guide the paths of a trembled fellow. That figure was neither God, ghost nor an apparition. It's a living being who knew a torch-light will be needed at such a dark moment, brought it out, switched it on to show light that helped save a life. That's what friends are for. Where was your torch-light, when your friend lost his/her way?......Read More

Godwin C. Nwaogwugwu


The Misused Your Love, Abused Your Kindness, and Attacked Your Character

"....They misused your love, abused your kindness, manipulated you, tossed you around, told lies behind you to knock you down, conspired to make you look like a fool before the world, attacked your character and integrity to tarnish your image; but you cannot help but give glory to God because you came out on the other side triumphant and left them forever wondering what happened to their targeted arrows fired from their well-oiled gossip machine and arsenals. Yeah, it all fell on the shield, the stone you are under. ........Now you sing and dance the victory song while they are doomed forever.

.They have incurred the wrath of a mighty man of war, and He is charging at them with a fiery rage. They are scattered in confusion, fleeing in various directions. A trail of victory, victory, victory, victory, victory, victory and power follows your path all the way. I don't care what you are going through, until God says it's over..it ain't over!!! Read More

 

Godwin C. Nwaogwugwu

 A Syndicated Nigerian

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"..You can play gospel music all day and post scriptures on your doors. However, if you don't talk to your neighbors, don't move along with co-workers, always looking forward to hearing bad news about your perceived enemies rather than being happy with yourself, God needs no witnesses to sentence you..." -

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 "A big hindrance to personal progress is prejudice. It's amazing what we have in common and how fast we connect with people when we sit around the same table to share food & drink, irrespective of our race, color, background, gender, and beliefs. The worst people on Earth are bigots who believe they are holier and better than others but contribute nothing except hatred. Never waste your time listening to such people."

- Godwin C. Nwaogwugwu


 

 

 

 

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