arandadill:

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

arandadill:

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

dewiitts:

the beauty loves a beast

dewiitts:

the beauty loves a beast

(Source: lydiamartinis)

fairytalemood:

"The Wolfman" by Erin Kelso

fairytalemood:

"The Wolfman" by Erin Kelso

caterinasforzas:

what to wear when…a fairy tale sleeper.




examples: sittukhan from حكاية كابتن التاسعة و (the ninth captain’s tale), the woodcutter from 爛柯 (ranka, a rip van winkle variant), the lord’s daughter from sole, luna, e talia (sun, moon, and talia)

the idea of the sleeper, of somebody hidden from the mortal eye, waiting until time shall ripen has always been dear to the folky mind…the theme of the sleeper is as old as the memory of man…sleep phenomena are prevalent in medieval and renaissance fairy tales…poets, playwrights, and storytellers have spun yarns regarding characters who sleep, can’t sleep, cause others to sleep, or suffer from sleep disorders…the arthurian legends of the medieval era are remarkable for several sleeping characters. king arthur is said to be asleep by enchantment and will return to the world someday to regain the throne of england. likewise, merlin, the wizard who helped arthur ascend to power, is said to be asleep rather than dead…among the fairy tales that originated during the middle ages and the renaissance, many deal with sleep and magic. tales of the sandman, who sprinkled magical, sleep-inducing sand in the eyes of children, are thought to be from this era, as are the popular fairy tales of snow white and sleeping beauty. snow white was poisoned by an apple that caused her to sleep until she was kissed by a prince; likewise, sleeping beauty was magically put to sleep for a hundred years until a prince’s kiss woke her. the writers of these stories used sleep as a symbol to illustrate snow white’s and sleeping beauty’s awakening to life as mature women. the two girls are not just physically asleep; their adult wisdom, intellect, and sexuality are symbolically asleep as well…our predecessors often viewed sleep as a mystical or death-like occurrence. modern writers have a more sophisticated understanding of sleep, and therefore tend to focus less upon the supernatural aspects of slumber and more upon the phenomenon itself.

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I’ve spent way too much time liking all of these posts.

caterinasforzas:

what to wear when…a fairy tale sleeper.

examples: sittukhan from حكاية كابتن التاسعة و (the ninth captain’s tale), the woodcutter from 爛柯 (ranka, a rip van winkle variant), the lord’s daughter from sole, luna, e talia (sun, moon, and talia)

the idea of the sleeper, of somebody hidden from the mortal eye, waiting until time shall ripen has always been dear to the folky mind…the theme of the sleeper is as old as the memory of man…sleep phenomena are prevalent in medieval and renaissance fairy tales…poets, playwrights, and storytellers have spun yarns regarding characters who sleep, can’t sleep, cause others to sleep, or suffer from sleep disorders…the arthurian legends of the medieval era are remarkable for several sleeping characters. king arthur is said to be asleep by enchantment and will return to the world someday to regain the throne of england. likewise, merlin, the wizard who helped arthur ascend to power, is said to be asleep rather than dead…among the fairy tales that originated during the middle ages and the renaissance, many deal with sleep and magic. tales of the sandman, who sprinkled magical, sleep-inducing sand in the eyes of children, are thought to be from this era, as are the popular fairy tales of snow white and sleeping beauty. snow white was poisoned by an apple that caused her to sleep until she was kissed by a prince; likewise, sleeping beauty was magically put to sleep for a hundred years until a prince’s kiss woke her. the writers of these stories used sleep as a symbol to illustrate snow white’s and sleeping beauty’s awakening to life as mature women. the two girls are not just physically asleep; their adult wisdom, intellect, and sexuality are symbolically asleep as well…our predecessors often viewed sleep as a mystical or death-like occurrence. modern writers have a more sophisticated understanding of sleep, and therefore tend to focus less upon the supernatural aspects of slumber and more upon the phenomenon itself.

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I’ve spent way too much time liking all of these posts.

seananmcguire:

vixyish:

vilsa:

k-lionheart:

asian:

*tears up*

Get ready for the Disney movies, people.

So I’m reading the article and then this:

 For example, 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.

German fairytales are so brutal. (I love that)

Where did the knife come from though

All young girls in fairy tales have knives in their hearts.  They come in so handy.  To cut away threads of lies; to slice open lips that have been sealed.  To part the bellies of witches.
All young girls contain blades.  The trick is knowing how to use them.

seananmcguire:

vixyish:

vilsa:

k-lionheart:

asian:

*tears up*

Get ready for the Disney movies, people.

So I’m reading the article and then this:

For example, 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.

German fairytales are so brutal. (I love that)

Where did the knife come from though

All young girls in fairy tales have knives in their hearts.  They come in so handy.  To cut away threads of lies; to slice open lips that have been sealed.  To part the bellies of witches.

All young girls contain blades.  The trick is knowing how to use them.

fairytaleslive:

Fairy Tale Series: Sechs auf einen Streich
   (“six in one go”, Germany, 2008 - now)
  One gif per fairy tale film. Can you guess them all? [hint]

Sechs auf einen Streich is a German fairy tale series. It’s called “six in one go” because 6 fairy tale films were produced the first year. They were successful and the next year they produced 8 films. Starting with 2010, 4 films are produced every year. So far, there are 30 films in the series. 26 of them are based on Brothers Grimms’ fairy tales and 4 are based on Andersen’s. The gifset does not include this year’s (2013) films.

theongreyjoy:


The gang as fairy tale villains

This is beautiful.

(Source: nickigrants)

sunworldstories:

Author: Anton Konashuk

(A good one-night-stand story)