The authors of most influential versions of "Little Red Riding Hood" are Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm. Perrault published his version in 1729, while the Brothers Grimm published their version, called "Little Red Cap," in 1812.
Andrew Lang also published a version called "The True Story of Little Golden Hood" in 1890. In this version, as the name suggests, the protagonist's hood is gold, not red. Because of the oral nature of folk tales, the earliest versions of the story were not written down; therefore, no one knows its true original author.
Scholars believe that versions date back to before the 17th century. For example, an Italian version called "La Finta Nonna" dates to around the 14th century. The stories differ in their details; some are more violent. All of them share the characters of a young girl, her grandmother and the wolf.Learn More
Hercules is famous for his 12 labors and for the manner of his death. A demigod, he was a child of the god Zeus and a mortal woman. Hera, queen of the Gods and Zeus's wife, resented Hercules.Full Answer >
Other names for Jupiter include Jove, Caelestis, Totans, Lucetius and Fulgurator. In the Greek pantheon, Jupiter is referred to as Zeus. The Jupiter celestial system is referred to as the Jovian System. All of the satellites of Jupiter are named for the lovers and children of Jupiter/Zeus.Full Answer >
Traditionally, zombies originated from the customs and rituals of Haitian Voodoo. The modern concept of zombies, particularly in American pop culture, was invented by renowned movie maker George Romero in his 1968 cult film, "Night of the Living Dead."Full Answer >
Poseidon married Amphitrite, who was a Nereid, according to Greek mythology. Poseidon was god of the sea and brother to Zeus and Hades. Each god had his own realm. Like Zeus, Poseidon's love life was characterized by many extramarital affairs.Full Answer >