Chapter 6: Conclusion: Some Popular Tales Explained

This brings us towards the end -- that is, to show how some of our own familiar stories connect themselves with the old Aryan myths, and also to show something of what they mean. There are four stories which we   ... Read more

Chapter 3: Dwellers In Fairyland: Stories From The East

We have said something about the people and the countries which gave birth to our Fairy Stories, and about the meaning of such tales generally when they were first thought of. Then they were clearly understood, and those who told   ... Read more

Chapter 5: Dwellers In Fairyland: West Highland Stories

In a very delightful book which has already been mentioned, Campbell's "Popular Tales of the West Highlands," there are many curious stories of fairy folk and other creatures of the like kind, described in the traditions of the west of   ... Read more

The Brothers Grimm

The Brothers Grimm (Gebrüder Grimm), Jacob (1785-1863) and Wilhelm (1786-1859), were born in Hanau, near Frankfurt, in the German state of Hesse. Throughout their lives they remained close friends. They were educated at the Friedrichsgymnasium in Kassel and later both   ... Read more

Charles Perrault

Charles Perrault (January 12, 1628 - May 16, 1703) was a French author. Charles Perrault was born in Paris, France to a wealthy bourgeois family. He attended the best schools and studied law before embarking on a career in government   ... 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

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

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

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