Mizilca the Hero (A Folktale from Romania, retold by Minnesota Storyteller Kevin Strauss)

This folktale from Romania tells about a young woman who has to dress as a man and serve as a knight in the Sultan’s army for a year and a day. But if they discover that she’s a woman, she will lose her life. Professional Minnesota Storyteller Kevin Strauss tells this story. You can learn more about Kevin’s storytelling at