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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairy_tale

A fairy tale is a type of short story that typically features folkloric fantasy characters, such as .... Roots of the genre come from different oral stories passed down in European cultures. ..... While the elements were not all required for all tales, when they appeared they did so in an invariant order – except that each individual ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grimms%27_Fairy_Tales

Children's and Household Tales (German: Kinder- und Hausmärchen) is a collection of fairy ... Joseph Jacobs was in part inspired by his complaint that English children did not read English fairy tales; in his own words, "What Perrault began, ...

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20140930-where-do-fairy-tales-come-from

Oct 1, 2014 ... Imagine the history of fairy tales as a map: unfurl this imaginary terrain in ... but the term no longer applies, as it once did, to a novel-length work.

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/6142964/Fairy-tales-have-ancient-origin.html

Sep 5, 2009 ... Popular fairy tales and folk stories are more ancient than was previously thought, according research by biologists.

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Nov 8, 2012 ... If you know anything about us, you should know this: we're suckers for a good story. Luckily, Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New ...

www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/01/on-the-origin-of-stories/424629

Jan 20, 2016 ... The Fairy Tales That Predate Christianity ... In 2013, Jamie Tehrani from Durham University did this for Little Red Riding Hood, charting ..... surgeon David Wartinger noticed, some also come home with fewer kidney stones.

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Fairy tales are rooted in oral traditions and, as I mentioned above, were never given titles, nor did they exist in the forms in which they are told, printed, painted, recorded, performed, .... ence that come with status. What we are unconsciously ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/valerie-ogden/fairy-tale-true-story_b_6102602.html

Nov 5, 2014 ... Fairy tales, gripping, magical and inspiring, are master narratives. ... The Sea did not oblige, and many children starved to death waiting for the ...

www.candlelightstories.com/2009/05/25/where-do-fairy-tales-come-from

May 25, 2009 ... The traditional notion of where fairy tales come from suggests that people like the Brothers Grimm listened to oral folktales handed down ...

www.sacred-texts.com/etc/sft/sft07.htm

What is a fairy tale and whence did it come, and how are we to find its beginning? Having found it, how are we to follow it down through the ages? How shall it ...