Alexander Nikolayevich Afanasyev (Afanasief, Afanasiev or Afanas'ev, Russian: Алекса́ндр Никола́евич Афана́сьев) (11 July 1826 – 23 October 1871) was a Russian Empire Slavist who published nearly 600 Russian folktales and fairytales—one of the largest folktale collections in the world. The first edition of his collection was published in eight fascicules from 1855–67, earning him the reputation of the Russian counterpart to the Brothers Grimm.
Alexander Afanasyev: (Rusia:
July 11, 1826 — October 23, 1871 ) He was a Russian Slavist folklorist who
recorded and published over 600 Russian folktales and fairytales:
Cat, The Rooster, and the Fox THE CAT AND THE ROOSTER: A Ukrainian Folktale
A traditional tale of the Ukraine, about a cat and a rooster, who are friends, and a fox, who is an enemy: while the cat is away, the fox tricks the rooster, steals him, and ties him up in her house, telling her children to let no one in; when she goes out, the cat tricks the fox's children and rescues the rooster. This simple story, smoothly translated, is a vehicle for Lavro's crisp, colorful, stylized illustrations of oversized animals in traditional Ukrainian folk costumes. The cat looks like a Cossack, complete with braid; the rooster wears a caftan, boots, and spurs. But for their feathers, paws, and tails, the animals would look like people -- every posture and facial expression entirely anthropomorphized. A little ethnic flavor, in vivid detail.
The Fox and the Crane