There are multiple versions of "Sleeping Beauty," but the original story is credited to Charles Perrault. Perrault's version was published in 1697. The version that the Brothers Grimm are known for writing, titled "Little Briar-Rose," is an orally translated version of Perrault's story.
The original fairy tales were often unlike the happy ending stories that many people have heard over the years or seen on film. These stories were originally told to teach morals and lessons to children. The Grimm's versions kept many aspects of these darker tales, causing parents to object to the harsh punishments given to the villains of the stories. Some of the heroes and heroines also had unfortunate events befall them as well. Due to the objections, the Grimm's softened their tales so that they could appeal to a wider audience.Learn More
One important moral lesson to learn from "Sleeping Beauty" is that true love can conquer anything in its path. Aurora and Prince Phillip are meant to be together from the moment they lay eyes on each other. They never question their commitment or doubt their passion for the other.Full Answer >
The Trojan War was won by the Greeks after a 10-year long battle. The decisive turn in the war was the charge led by Odysseus from the Trojan Horse.Full Answer >
After breaking her vows as a priestess, Medusa was cursed by Athena. As a priestess in the temple of Athena, Medusa swore a lifelong vow of celibacy. In time, she fell in love with the god Poseidon.Full Answer >
An archetype is a character, theme, situation or motif that represents a universal symbolic or shared pattern of human nature. Mythological archetypes can be found in characters such as the hero, the villain, the trickster and the mentor, as well as in thematic concepts such as quests, death and rebirth.Full Answer >