Newly Discovered Fairytales

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Newly Discovered Fairytales

Postby blogworthy » 07 Aug 2013, 02:05

I came across this article and thought to post it here:

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2012/m ... ed-germany

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Re: Newly Discovered Fairytales

Postby DaRC » 07 Aug 2013, 11:53

Ahh fascinating stuff - thanks for the link. It does appear to have some great ones in there
there is the tale of a maiden who escapes a witch by transforming herself into a pond. The witch then lies on her stomach and drinks all the water, swallowing the young girl, who uses a knife to cut her way out of the witch.
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most sweet the sight of the sun;
good is health if one can but keep it,
and to live a life without shame. (Havamal 68)
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Re: Newly Discovered Fairytales

Postby blogworthy » 08 Aug 2013, 01:56

That is particularly powerful imagery. It's amazing to me how much I didn't 'see' in Fairytales that I pick up on now.
"I do not at all understand the mystery of grace - only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us." ~Anne Lamott
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