Monday, October 19, 2009

Fairy Tales

I am reading East by Edith Pattou and am remembering my love for original fairy tales as well as their modern, re-worked forms. The Grimm brothers did a great work when they collected all the traditional fairy tales, Andrew Lang with his collections as well. It constantly amazes me how all these stories are so similar-- East of the Sun and West of the Moon is actually an early form of Beauty and the Beast that can be traced back to the tale of Cupid and Psyche from the Grecians. Even similar stories lines and story types can be found in the Bible! (Ruth and Boaz can be interpreted in the light of Beauty and the Beast even...)

For more fun fairy tales, go to
If you wiki any story, it should tell you the related tales

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