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Tenna
Biographical information
Alternative name(s)

Tenna of the Jalis

Tribe

Jalis

Status

Deceased

Physical description
Species

Human

Gender

Female

Chronological and political information
Position

Original teller of the Tenna Birdsong Tales

First appearance

Tales of Deltora

Tenna, or Tenna of the Jalis, was the original recipient of folk tales told to her by a blackbird. She passed these tales down word-for-word and they became known as the Tenna Birdsong Tales. These tales are treasured by the Jalis and before the time of Adin, were rarely told to people not of the Jalis tribe.[1]

History

As a child Tenna found a blackbird caught in a net. She released the bird and in return, it told her many wondrous tales. Tenna remembered the tales, word for word. It became the work of her life to tell them to others. They became known as the Tenna Birdsong Tales and have been treasured by the Jalis ever since. They are passed down from generation to generation and the words never vary. The storytellers of the Jalis tribe are descendants from Tenna.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rodda, Emily. Tales of Deltora. Scholastic Australia. 2005.