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The names are actually from folklore and generational stories.

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Generic names in oral literature help emphasize the symbolic or archetypal nature of the characters, making them more universal and relatable across different cultures. These names also reflect the close connection between the characters and their natural environment, enhancing the story's themes or moral lessons.

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