Various interpretation of the moral of "Rapunzel" concern the inevitability of the life cycle and procreation. Other interpretations of the story focus on the struggle of the young against the old, according to SurLaLune Fairy Tales.Know More
At one point in the story, the old witch locks Rapunzel in a tower in the middle of the forest. One interpretation of this is that the old witch is trying to postpone the inevitable life cycle that leads to adulthood, and in turn, she is also blocking the separation between a parent and child. Another example of this moral is when the blinded prince finds Rapunzel, even though she has been hidden deep in the woods by the old witch. This again represents the inevitability of the life cycle and procreation. The struggle between the young and the old is shown throughout the story, most noticeably in the fight between the prince and old witch.
Ultimately, "Rapunzel" is a tale of caution for parents. The story shows that children grow up and escape one regardless of their parents' efforts to keep them locked up and hidden from the world. The Brothers Grimm version of "Rapunzel" is believed to be based off of an earlier Italian short story called "Petrosinella." However, "Petrosinella" differs in that the main character develops her own plan to escape the tower with her prince and is not caught by the old witch.Learn More
References to a demon named Balthazar are limited to pop culture, such as the 2005 film, “Constantine,” the television shows “Charmed” and “Supernatural” and perhaps most popularly in World of Warcraft, an Internet-based role-playing game. The name Balthazar appears throughout history in the Bible and throughout pop-culture, but there is no substantial information about a demon in religious texts or demonology references.Full Answer >
A ?wyrm? is a dragon. In German mythology, dragons are referred to as ?worms;? in Old English, the spelling of ?worm? is ?wyrm.? Though ?wyrm? may refer to a European dragon specifically, the word is often used interchangeably with ?dragon,? ?worm,? ?drake? and ?wyvern.?Full Answer >
As of 2014, there is no definitive proof that the so-called "lost city of Atlantis" existed. Without substantial evidence, many believe that Atlantis is a myth created by the Greek philosopher Plato over 2,000 years ago.Full Answer >
The Greek goddess of revenge is Nemesis, who is also sometimes called Adrasteia. Depending on the source, Nemesis was the daughter of Zeus, the daughter of Oceanus, or a result of the pairing of Nyx and Erebus.Full Answer >