Abstract

A cherished Sri Lankan tradition comprising tales from different regions, stories about Kuweni recount how Prince Vijaya from North India took power in Sri Lanka with the help of Kuweni, a native young woman. This study introduces a qualitative thematic metaphorical approach to analyze Kuweni's legend. The findings presented in “Kuweni's Folklore Characteristics Onion” offer a layered analysis that demonstrates the significance of symbols and metaphors in folklore, offering valuable insights to various creative disciplines.

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