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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.

This article is a valuable

This article is a valuable contribution to the discussion around https://contextowordle.co. The author's research is impressive, and their arguments are persuasive.

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.”

Original stuff was really

Original stuff was really-really dark too, especially compared to their adaptation later on. Some of the most chilling stories there!

Jake from Tx

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