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

About Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel is a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, in which the children of a poor wood cutter are lost in the forest, have a close encounter with a witch of the most unpleasant kind, and eventually make   ... 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

Little Red Riding Hood

Many years ago there lived a dear little girl who was beloved by every one who knew her; but her grand-mother was so very fond of her that she never felt she could think and do enough to please this   ... Read more

Robert Browning

Robert Browning (7th May, 1812 - 12th December, 1889) was an English poet and playwright. He was born in Camberwell, Surrey, the only son of Robert and Sarah Wiedemann Browning. His father worked as a well-paid bank clerk and so   ... Read more

Disney’s Cinderella Movie

Cinderella (1950) is an animated film by The Walt Disney Company in which a young girl abused by her stepmother and step-sisters is still able to go the ball and win her prince, with the help of a fairy godmother,   ... Read more

The Christmas Star

"Come now, my dear little stars," said Mother Moon, "and I will tell you the Christmas story." Every morning for a week before Christmas, Mother Moon used to call all the little stars around her and tell them a story.   ... 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

Symbolism inĀ Little Red Riding Hood

extract from The Origins and Meaning of Fairy Tales, chapter6. Now about the story of Cinderella. We saw something of her in the first chapter: How she is Ushas, the Dawn Maiden of the Aryans, and the Aurora of the   ... 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

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