Fairy Tales; Their Origin And Meaning

Fairy Tales; Their Origin And Meaning

With Some Account Of Dwellers In Fairyland

by

John Thackray Bunce

London

CONTENTS

Chapter 1: Origin Of Fairy Tales

Chapter 2: Kindred Tales From Divers Lands

Chapter 3: Dwellers In Fairyland : Stories From   … Read more

The Ears Of Wheat

Ages upon ages ago, says the German grandmother, when angels used to wander on earth, the ground was more fruitful than it is now. Then the stalks of wheat bore not fifty or sixty fold, but four times five hundred   … 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 Rapunzel

Rapunzel is a traditional fairy tale of the Brothers Grimm, an allegory of a young girl’s sexual awakening that is often told to children, in spite of its barely covert eroticism.

An influence for Grimm’s Rapunzel was Petrosinella, written by   … Read more

About Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood is a folktale that has changed much in its history. It may be a children’s story, but it contains within it themes of sexual intercourse, violence and even cannibalism. The tale makes the clearest contrast between   … 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

Chapter 1: Origin Of Fairy Tales

We are going into Fairy Land for a little while, to see what we can find there to amuse and instruct us this Christmas time. Does anybody know the way? There are no maps or guidebooks, and the places we   … Read more

The Fir Tree

Out in the woods stood a nice little Fir Tree. The place he had was a very good one: the sun shone on him: as to fresh air, there was enough of that, and round him grew many large-sized comrades,   … Read more

The Horn Of Plenty

Aeneus, King of Aetolia, had a daughter whose name was Deianira. So beautiful was the maiden that her fame spread throughout the world, and many princes came to woo her. Among these were two strangers, who drove all the other   … 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

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