Fairytale Origins: Cinderella

The tale of Cinderella is probably one of the most beloved fairy tales to date. The origin of the story has been traced all the way back to ancient Greece. The fairytale has evolved over centuries, with different cultures across the world putting their own spin on it. In fact, the well loved version thatContinue reading “Fairytale Origins: Cinderella”

Fairytale Origins: Sleeping Beauty

As part of my fairytale origins series, I delve into the origins of popular fairytales we all know and love. From a young age, I have been fascinated by the gruesome stories behind our best loved classics and Sleeping Beauty is no different. There appear to be three major variations of the Sleeping Beauty myth.Continue reading “Fairytale Origins: Sleeping Beauty”

Fairytale Origins: Snow Maiden

The story of the snow maiden varies. In the original Russian folktale, a childless couple build a girl out of snow who is then magically brought to life and named Snegurka (snow maiden). All is well until some peasant girls invite her to play in the forest, they build a fire and the snow maidenContinue reading “Fairytale Origins: Snow Maiden”