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[Character] Biriir ina-Barqo
« on: February 03, 2015, 10:42:55 PM »
Biriir ina-Barqo

Introduction
Biriir ina-Barqo is a giant, and a ruler or chieftain.1

Attributes
Being a giant, strength is one of Biriir's key attributes, wearing heavy iron bangles and rings on his arms that required ten men to lift, and wearing a ring that could only be carried by an exceptionally strong pack-camel. He is also the "good leader" of his story, primarily in that he does not forcibly steal his people's property. Mercy, on the other hand, does not seem to be a key feature; he kills Xabbed despite the evil giant begging for his life.2

Brief synopsis
I have so far only been able to find the one story about Biriir; he is shown as a good ruler, and the opponent of the bad ruler Xabbed ina-Kamas, who he defeats and kills.

Variants
~Nothing as yet~

Character links
Xabbed ina-Kamas (As Evil Parallel/Enemy)

Thread Links
[Character] Xabbed ina-Kamas
[Story] The Clash of the Giants



REFERENCES
  • Folk Tales from Somalia, p.143
  • Folk Tales from Somalia, p.144

BIBLIOGRAPHY/FURTHER MATERIAL
  • Hanghe, Ahmed A. - Folk Tales from Somalia (1988)


Analysis
~None as Yet~
« Last Edit: September 04, 2018, 01:38:52 PM by Jubal »
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