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Folklore of the Welsh Lakes: The Legend of the Bride from the Red Lake

<i>Llyn Coch, or the Red Lake, is a Welsh lake situated on Mount Snowdon; an area steeped in legend and folklore. One legend tells how a mortal man made</i> …

Folklore

Before you go Into the Woods, remember that fairy tales have always been dark places

Fairy tales have happy endings. They may be dark and scary but the prince always finds Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood susses out the big bad …

How 19th century fairy tales expressed anxieties about ecological devastation

Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen was one of the most popular European fairy tale authors in 19th century England. While today Andersen is known …

'Snow Woman': chillingly modern

The Japanese folklore story of the “Snow Woman” has been told in many places, in many ways, and in many versions, but best-known is that of Lafcadio …

This Ukrainian Photoshop Master’s Skills Will Make You Question Everything You’ve Seen Before

Viktoria Solidarnyh is a Ukrainian digital artist that has completely mastered photo manipulation. She combines multiple images together to create …

16 New Fairy Tale Retellings for Adult Readers

Did you know that French author Charles Perrault wrote down the story of <i>Cinderella</i> more than a century before the Brothers Grimm composed their book …

A Fairy Tale Warning: Little Red Riding Hood

In most of the pictures, she looks so innocent. So young. So <i>adorable,</i> with her little red hood and basket. (Though in some adult costuming contexts, …

Cosplay at home like a fairytale character with new range of cosy roomwear

Stay warm while living out the fantasies of <b>Little Red Riding Hood</b>, <b>Alice in Wonderland</b>, <b>Snow White</b>, and the <b>Wicked Witch</b>.<p>The latest winter warmer trend …

I Bring Russian Fairy Tales To Life

My name is Margarita Kareva, I'm a photographer from the Ekaterinburg (Russia).<p>I started taking pictures about 5 years ago, had not even suspected …

Fairytales Come To Life In Fantasy Portraits by Darja Bilyk

<b>Darja Bilyk</b> is a talented self taught photographer and artist was born and raised in Moscow, Russia and currently based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Bilyk …

The hidden adult themes in Beatrix Potter

Born 150 years ago on 28 July, the British children’s book author was far more subversive than you may have realised, writes Christian Blauvelt.<p>“Your father had an accident there; he was put in a pie by Mrs McGregor.”<p>Old Mrs Rabbit’s frightful warning to her children Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail and …

Books

Our Fairy Tales Ourselves: Storytelling From East to West

It’s Thursday and it’s Christmas Eve and I am reading three books to my six-year-old before he goes to sleep. There’s the requisite “Night Before …

Books

New lingerie collections feature fairy tale characters and real-life historical heroines

From <b>Cleopatra</b> to <b>Helen of Troy</b> and <b>Snow White</b> to <b>Little Red Riding Hood</b>, now you can walk around with <b>your favourite female idols</b> under your …

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Enchantingly Intricate Papercuts Inspired by Fairy Tales

Paper artist Sarah Trumbauer illustrates and creates original papercuts inspired by fairy tales. Equipped with only a few simple tools (acid-free paper and an X-Acto knife), the artist uses her own designs to meticulously carve out intricate patterns and silhouettes of enchanting scenes that are …

Fairy Tales

Whimsical Wooden Jewelry Features Mini Scenes Inspired by Classic Fairy Tales

Artist Gemma Arnal Jeric (of LaliBlue) crafts jewelry for those who want to retain a sense of childlike wonder. Using classic fairy tales as inspiration, the designer lets her imagination run wild as she aims to create a piece depicting a world of magic and mystery. The Brothers Grimm, Hans …

Jewelry

What fairy tales tell us about where we came from

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm weren’t trying to get famous writing stories for kids.<p>The brothers were trained philologists, serious young men who grew up in poverty and wanted to make a name for themselves doing something important. They had a cause (German nationalism) and a …

Fairy Tales

Slovenia's Lake Bled Looks Like It's Straight Out of a Fairytale

Especially when the island in the middle is covered with a layer of pure white snow.<p>Once upon a time, in a far away land (also known as Slovenia), there was a lake with a rock island located smack dab in the middle. When locals decided to build a Gothic church on the land during the 1600s, it …

Fairy tale origins thousands of years old, researchers say

<b>Fairy tales like Beauty and the Beast can be traced back thousands of years, according to researchers at universities in Durham and Lisbon.</b><p>Using techniques normally employed by biologists, academics studied links between stories from around the world and found some had prehistoric roots.<p>They found …

Beauty and the Beast

Neil Gaiman on the meaning of fairy tales

"You don't need princes to save you," says Neil Gaiman, speaking about his new fairy tale, The Sleeper and the Spindle. "I don't have a lot of patience for stories in which women are rescued by men." And so, in his slim, gilded, wicked book, a beautiful young queen calls off her own wedding and …

What lessons should we learn from fairytales?

As Google celebrates Charles Perrault today, fairytales still have a lot to teach us. But be careful what you choose to learn – particularly when it comes to children’s stories<p>If you love fairytales you should thank French author Charles Perrault who was born 388 years ago today, on 12 January …

Why the British Tell Better Children’s Stories

Their history informs fantastical myths and legends, while American tales tend to focus on moral realism.<p>If Harry Potter and Huckleberry Finn were each to represent British versus American children’s literature, a curious dynamic would emerge: In a literary duel for the hearts and minds of …

Books

Research Bulletin: How Children Make Sense of Impossible Events in Fiction

Oftentimes, fairytales consist of unrealistic or fantastical events. Although children understand that fantastical fiction differs from reality, it …

On the pleasing violence of fairy tales

Traditional fairy tales are so steeped in blood it’s astonishing that children didn’t all grow up to become deranged in days gone by. Take, for …

Fairy Tales

Forgotten fairytales slay the Cinderella stereotype | Philip Oltermann

Once upon a time … the fairytales you thought you knew had endings you wouldn’t recognise. A new collection of German folk stories has Hansel and Gretel getting married after an erotic encounter with a dwarf, an enchanted frog being kissed not by a damsel in distress but by a young man, and …

Brothers Grimm-Inspired Photos Reveal Haunting Fairytale Worlds

German photographer Kilian Schnberger transports viewers to magical, mysterious worlds through his fairytale-inspired series <i>Brothers Grimm's Wanderings</i>. A sequel to his previous series <i>Brothers Grimm's Homeland</i>, this collection of atmospheric photographs shot throughout Central Europe evokes the …

A history of human rights abuses in fairytales

Photograph: Ludwig Richter/INTERFOTO/Alamy<p>Some nasty institutional discrimination against dwarves as well as inhumane treatment of the Wicked Queen are found in the story of Snow White, seen here Ludwig Richter’s …

Behind the Lens: Bella Kotak Creates a Fairytale World Through Breathtaking Nature-Inspired Portraits

In the hopes of becoming proficient in Photoshop while training to become an architect, Bella Kotak took up photography. Since, this nature enthusiast from England has made photography her career. Often using her friends as muses, her portraits of women seem to embody the regal spirit of mother …

obsidian reinterprets western fairytales as korean illustrations

<b>obsidian reinterprets western fairytales as korean illustrations</b><br>(above) snow white <br>images courtesy of obsidian<p><b>korean artist nayoung wooh, also known</b> …