24 episodes

Tales of Wisdom is an ongoing series of stories from diverse cultures that teach moral understandings from those cultures. The podcast is meant for busy families on the go to have something to listen to and chat about.

Tales of Wisdom Cardinale Montano

    • Education

Tales of Wisdom is an ongoing series of stories from diverse cultures that teach moral understandings from those cultures. The podcast is meant for busy families on the go to have something to listen to and chat about.

    ON LOVE, AND LATE WINTER

    ON LOVE, AND LATE WINTER

    Love is a very vast, sea. It is deep and moving, and dotted with numerous islands. The Ancient Greeks gave these a lot of thought and named them Eros, Philia, Storge, Agape, Ludus, Pragma, and Philautia. Some of these are rather enticing and appear to float your boat quite nicely, for a while. But lingering too long at anyone, you realize soon you might have lost your bearings. Navigation is key, you proclaim as you weigh the anchor and note once more the distance between the stars and the horizon.

    • 10 min
    THE LEGEND OF THE CHRISTMAS SPIDER

    THE LEGEND OF THE CHRISTMAS SPIDER

    In many houses on Christmas Day, you will see shining silver tinsel draped on the branches of Christmas trees. Have you ever wondered where the idea of tinsel came from? Like so many other traditions, tinsel also has its story. Today we will share with you one of these which took place in Ukraine, many, many, years ago.

    • 19 min
    The Story of a Fairy Tale 

    The Story of a Fairy Tale 

    ONCE upon a time, ever so many years ago, Truth suddenly vanished from out of the world. When people perceived this, they were greatly alarmed and at once sent five wise men in search of Truth. They set out, one in this direction and one in that, all plentifully equipped with traveling expenses and good intentions. They sought for ten long years. 

    • 7 min
    THE THREE BROTHERS AND THE POT OF GOLD – A Moldavian Folktale

    THE THREE BROTHERS AND THE POT OF GOLD – A Moldavian Folktale

    In a time long ago, in a place of fields and pastures, lived a farmer who had three sons. To any farmer, having one son was considered a great boon. But having three, well… that was a blessing for which he would thank every star in the heavens above. But not this farmer. He had given up thanking his lucky stars some time ago because these three sons of his were as lazy as ever could be. 

    • 11 min
    MARTIN OF TOURS (MARTINMAS)

    MARTIN OF TOURS (MARTINMAS)

    The time of year when the nights grow steadily longer has arrived. Here in the Northeast at least, it seems that the long hot days of summer passed by quickly,  and the brilliant array of colorful Autumn foliage has also swiftly come and gone. Suddenly, it is November. On a particularly cold and windy night about 1700 years ago, a young Roman horse soldier by the name of Martin came across a beggar at the city gates of Amiens, France.

    • 8 min
    The Maiden with the Wooden Bowl

    The Maiden with the Wooden Bowl

    In the ancient days of Japan, there lived an old couple who had an only child. She was a girl of remarkable charm and beauty and was much loved and well cared for by the couple. It came to pass that the old man fell sick and passed away. His widow was now left to care for their daughter and became more and more concerned for her future well-being.

    • 15 min

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