Fairy tales are exclusively prose oral stories in folklore genre- magical, adventurous, with household content, created with unique means of artistic trick.
Fairy tales are divided into types and subtypes. Fairy tales with magical, animal, adventurous, heroic, historical, household, daily, religious genres are common.
Great part of Armenian tales, having its international parallels and types, at the same time is featuring with local national colors and uniqueness.
Parable is also a literal work of moral character, where people’s defects are presented, ridiculed and criticized through allegory. In the end of parable is shown an attitude toward the story, which is a moral admonition of the parable, Armenian parables are real conversations about animals, partly also about plants. They have been recorded and edited by Mkhitar Gosh and Vardan Aygekciin the middle ages.
Anecdotes and various comedic entertainments are considered to be conversations with social-household content. They, usually coming from real stories, are developed and generalized by oral tradition principles, or being traditional plots, are renovated and transformed, adopted to the new conditions of life.
In Armenian oral tradition are famous anecdotal series of Molla Nasreddin, Poloz Mukuch, Vardanik as well as residents of Gyumri, Aparan, Lori, Arcax, Qyavar, Van and many others with their local dialects and means of expression.
Translated by Lilit Araqelyan