Chapter 2: Kindred Tales From Divers Lands: Eros And Psyche

Once upon a time there lived a king and a queen, who had three beautiful daughters. The youngest of them, who was called Psyche, was the loveliest; she was so very beautiful that she was thought to be a second   ... Read more

Rapunzel

There were once a man and a woman who had long in in vain wished for a child. At length the woman hoped that God was about to grant her desire. These people had a little window at the back   ... Read more

Hans Christian Anderson

Andersen was born in Odense, Denmark, on the April 2, 1805. He was the son of a sickly young shoemaker of twenty-two and his several years older wife. The whole family lived and slept in one little room. Hans Christian   ... Read more

How Indian Corn Came Into The World – An Ojibbeway Legend

Long, long ago, in a beautiful part of this country, there lived an Indian with his wife and children. He was poor and found it hard to provide food enough for his family. But though needy he was kind and   ... Read more

Other Cinderella Stories

extract from The Origins and Meaning of Fairy Tales, chapter1. It would take a very great book to give many examples of the myths and stories which are alike in all the Aryan countries; but we may see by one   ... Read more

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

a poem by Robert Browning   I. Hamelin town's in Brunswick, ...  ... Read more

Grimm’s Fairy Tales

The Brothers Grimm (Gebrüder Grimm), Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm, are well known for the collection of over two hundred German folk tales they made from oral sources and published in two volumes of Kinder- und Hausmärchen ("Children's and Household Tales")   ... Read more

Christmas Every Day

The little girl came into her papa's study, as she always did Saturday morning before breakfast, and asked for a story. He tried to beg off that morning, for he was very busy, but she would not let him. So   ... Read more

Giambattista Basile

Giambattista Basile (died circa 1637) was the Conte di Torrone, a soldier and government official, who is known for publishing a collection of  fairy tales, titled Lo cunto de li cunti (Neapolitan dialect for The Story of Stories), or Il   ... Read more

About Rumpelstiltskin

Rumpelstiltskin is the title character of an 1857 fairy tale (called Rumpelstilzchen in the original German) by the Grimm Brothers. In return for his life-saving services, a beautiful maiden, promises a strange dwarf her first born child. When her first   ... Read more

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