This article examines Druze versions of tale-type ATU 123 The Wolf and the Kids. The main issue of identifying a would-be-intruderand the need to differentiate between friend and foetakes on a special significance in the Druze versions of this international folktale because of the particular and complex status of the Druze community in Israeli society. The circumstances of the storytelling event, which took place in a multi-cultural university seminar dealing with the assimilation processes of folktales in Israeli society, will also be addressed. Other matters dealt with are the perceived need to defend house and home, land and country, all of which are of special importance to the Druze community in Israel.
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- Cultural Studies