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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’.
February 8, 2011 | 0 Comments More