Join world-famous storyteller Shonaleigh for an evening of stories at the
Neuadd Ogwen, High Street, Bethesda Gwynedd, LL57 3AN
Saturday 22nd October at 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)
Shonaleigh is a Druts’yla, and carries on a living unbroken oral tradition passed down from grandmother to granddaughter.
She knows around 4,000 tales that she can recall on request, using the lost art of ‘stories within stories’.
Eve’s Three Beautiful Daughters belongs to the Cycle of Hillel, which is the first of twelve epic, interlinked cycles of stories passed down through generations of Jewish women.
Eve, the second wife of Adam, was given a bag of treasure when they were escorted out of paradise.
In medieval paintings that treasure is shown as gold or silver, gems or pearls… but the old stories, stories from two thousand years ago, tell us it was something even more valuable.
What Eve brought out from paradise was this: 547 herbs, seeds, roots, plants and berries, medicine to cure all of mankind’s ills.
These were passed on to her three beautiful daughters, who kept alive and passed on these medicines to their descendants.
This is an unmissable opportunity for anyone interested in stories or in oral and lost cultures to come and hear these ancient tales in the light and on the tongue, stories untold for two generations and barely spoken of for decades.
Suitable for 14+.