The Arabian Nights is an epic collection of Arabic folk tales written during the Islamic Golden Age. Betrayed by an unfaithful wife, Shahryar is the king of a great empire, but is brokenhearted. Shahryar chose to marry a new woman every day only to kill her the next morning. Needless to say, this did not make him a very popular ruler. More and more innocent women die until one day Scheherazade, the daughter of the king's top advisor, offers to marry the king. The king and advisor both protest, but Scheherazade insists, all knowing that the night could be her last. That night, she requests the presence of her sister and tells a story that manages to be the beginning of dozens of stories meant to keep her alive.
The most popular of these folk tales are: Aladdin , Ali Baba and Sinbad.