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”

Symbols: Fantastic Foxes

As sly as a fox, as cunning as a fox, to outfox someone… Foxes have built up a reputation for being clever, wily little creatures. In Britain (where I live) foxes are synonymous with the country way of life and hunting (thankfully now banned). They are often considered pests, but I personally love foxes andContinue reading “Symbols: Fantastic Foxes”