Why Women Have Long Hair

Photo: John Mount

I’ve had hair down to at least the middle of my back since sophomore year of high school, so this little folktale amuses me.

Folklore and Fairytales

TWO women quarrelled, and one of them went out secretly at night and dug a deep pit in the middle of the path leading from her enemy’s house to the village well.

Early next morning, when all were going to the well for water with jars balanced on their heads, this woman fell into the pit and cried loudly for help.

Her friends ran to her and, seizing her by the hair, began to pull her out  of the pit. To their surprise, her hair stretched as they pulled, and by the time she was safely on the path, her hair was as long as a man’s arm.

This made her very much ashamed, and she ran away and hid herself.

But after a while she realized that her long hair was beautiful, and then  she felt very proud and scorned all the short-haired women, jeering at them. When they…

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One thought on “Why Women Have Long Hair

  1. Huh. Not too impressed with the way reblogging works with this blog template. Back to the old fashioned way after this…

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