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What's your favourite Fairy Tales (and their possible origins)

Fairy Tales are beloved by all, deservedly so. So which Fair Tales do you enjoy most? If you can tell us its origin, or possible meaning, then please share that too! It’s always great to learn something new about our favourite stories :)

Mine is The Singing Bone, which has its origin (possibly) from an old Greek Myth (Meleager and the Calydonian boar) both stories have a boar, a murdered brother, and a sort of ‘Stick of fate’ effect.

However, the Greek Myth does not have a singing bone XD, which would have upped the epicness.

I have not read a fairy tale

Once he read that the English folk tale, a student of the magician, has a basis in the occult traditions.


My favourite fairy tale is

My favourite fairy tale is The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen. So sad and beautiful at the same time.

I grew up on Grimm's Fairy Tales

Grimms’ collected oral tales tell of a time when kingdoms most likely abounded. 

Quote from article by the National Endowment for Humanities:

 “It was in large part their first edition, published in two volumes in 1812 and 1815, that inspired folklorists in Europe and Great Britain to gather tales from their oral traditions to preserve as part of their cultural heritage.”


One of my favorite Grimm’s Fairy Tales is Bear Cloak, where the main character must learn patience for seven years to get his reward in the end. 

Susan Laspe

Beauty And The Beast

I absolutely love fairy tales too! One of my favorites is "Beauty and the Beast," which has roots in various folklore traditions, but the most famous version is the French one by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont. It's a tale of transformation, inner beauty, and the power of love. The symbolism and messages behind these stories are always fascinating to explore.