This issue of Sreda online magazine introduces a new series of podcasts dedicated to folklore, legends, and fantastic stories, produced in collaboration with the Tolk audio platform. Each issue will feature readings of fairy tales from different cultures and explorations of the meanings with which they are filled. In this episode we read an Avar tale about a sea horse. Why do young children play so important a role in fairy tales? Why are they those subjected to trials? What do heroes search for in fairy-tale worlds, and what rules must be followed in them?