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Comparison between the Sleeping Beauty tale and some Norse myths

Comparison between the Sleeping Beauty tale and some Norse myths

By Hariulf OR

As many of you know, there is much wisdom in fairy tales. We find preserved in children’s literature traces of old Indo-European myths. This is particularly true in The Brothers Grimm’s fairy tales. Wilhelm Grimm said himself: “the elements found in all fairy-tales are like fragments of a broken stone that we have scattered on the floor, amid the grass and flowers: only the most piercing eyes can discover them. Their meaning is long lost, but we feel it again and this is what gives the tale its value. ” Continue reading

October 8, 2012 More
Identifying and analysing allegory in Germanic Folklore - Part One: The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales

Identifying and analysing allegory in Germanic Folklore – Part One: The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales

by Sam Coles AOR

The Folk Tales of Europe are a treasure that many of our folk overlook, often belittling them as at best children’s stories, and at worst condemning them as utter nonsense not worth the paper they are written on. This is a terrible error of judgement, because as many of us will know, such tales often contain the Folk-Wisdom of our ancient ancestors (albeit encoded in allegory), and such wisdom is often said to be far greater than any we possess today in our endless search for ‘knowledge’. Continue reading

February 8, 2011 More