"On the whole I am inclined to think that a witch should not kiss. Perhaps it is the not being kissed that makes her a witch; perhaps the source of her power is the breath of loneliness around her." - Emma Donoghue

S., 24, Italian. Kate is my internet handle and you can call me that. People scare me so I'll probably never talk to you even if I think you're cool, and if I do it'll be very awkward. English is my second language; I apologize for any mistakes.

I love a lot of things, including fairy tales, mythology, ladies who make music, ladies in general, history, languages. I watch a lot of movies and tv, I ship all the things, and I love Pokémon a lot.
 



caterinasforzas:

what to wear when…in a burmese fairy tale.


examples: ဖား အပျိုစင် (the frog maiden), လေးခုဖြစ်သော ရုပ်သေးရုပ် (the four puppets), ခွေးကလေး နဲ့ အသနားအကြင်နာမဲ့သော ဘုရင် (the dog and the heartless king)


it is a world of travel to faraway places, of monsters, giants, and ogres, and of magic objects; of heroism, treachery, and trickery; of sudden transformations and reincarnations in which humans may have animal spouses and their spirits roam abroad. it is a world where impossible odds are overcome in the name of love.
the thamàn kyà (were-tiger) appears again and again in burma’s fairy tales, often within the animal spouse motif, and other spouses include the nagà (snake) and the wam (bear)…crocodile tales are even more popular among the lowland burmans…the arakanese [crocodile spouse] story contains a transformation from one sex to another.
burma, now officially known as the union of myanmar, is situated in southeast asia, sharing its border with china, laos, thailand, bangladesh, india, and the bay of bengal. due to border contact, immigration, or invasion in the early history of the nation, burmese culture has been influenced by the cultures of these neighboring countries.
burmese culture is also rich with its own local elements. besides the bamar (burman) [whose tales include win-leik-pya (the soul-butterfly)], which makes up more than 60% of the population, the other major ethnic groups include the kachin [e.g. naw lai (the wise one)], the kayah [e.g. c’awh ne. dbul chang (the princess and the commoner)], the karen [e.g. myin-kawei (the were-horse)], the chin [e.g. thamàn kyà ne. keik sal (the were-tiger and keik sal)], the mon [e.g. smim katut kalawam (the astrologer’s lazy, warty attendant who impregnated the princess through a lime)], the rakhine [e.g. schwei maung (the golden brothers)], and the shan [e.g. nan yi-hsaing-kaw (the golden turtle, a cinderella variant)].


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#also: ”burmese tales have been preserved as part of a long folk tradition reflecting burmese humor romance and wisdom.    #before writing systems were developed burmese tales were handed down orally from generation to generation.”    #”rich in cultural significance [burmese fairy tales] give the reader compelling insights into the culture the folk literature and the lives    #of the people in the region. the people of burma/myanmar call it shwe pyidaw the golden land their fertile valley cradles in a    #horseshoe of mountains. when squabbling western nations vied for control of the newly-mapped country a century ago    #the local population had already lived in the mountainous land for over a millennium. throughout those centuries    #the legends and tales rooted in animist religions created a rich tapestry of spirits that underlie the later arrival of buddhism.”    #”the tales are didactic with clever riddles and helpful or wise animals (occasionally treacherous: don’t trust a crocodile or a tiger).”    #”all the indigenous groups in burma possess were-tiger stories and have been telling them in their own way…there are many variations in    #the were-tiger stories. some groups tell how humans change into were-tigers because of potions and magic spells while for others    #the transformation is the result of eating a certain kind of grass. they all agree on the were-tiger’s ability to change into human form;    #but while some believe that the transformation can be complete others maintain that it cannot because the tail does not disappear.”    #”belief in ghosts is still widespread…there are seven different types of burmese ghost. their methods of intimidation were various and    #included taking on a hideous aspect (e.g. a lengthening tongue) making a frightful noise producing an abominable smell and taking possession    #of someone; our tales illustrate most of the above characteristics [but] there is not much uniformity in the types of spirit encountered in    #burmese tales. they range from the deadly pe-et to the helpful servant; from the fragile soul-butterfly tale to the very solid buffoon.”    

caterinasforzas:

what to wear when…in a burmese fairy tale.

examples: ဖား အပျိုစင် (the frog maiden), လေးခုဖြစ်သော ရုပ်သေးရုပ် (the four puppets), ခွေးကလေး နဲ့ အသနားအကြင်နာမဲ့သော ဘုရင် (the dog and the heartless king)

it is a world of travel to faraway places, of monsters, giants, and ogres, and of magic objects; of heroism, treachery, and trickery; of sudden transformations and reincarnations in which humans may have animal spouses and their spirits roam abroad. it is a world where impossible odds are overcome in the name of love.

the thamàn kyà (were-tiger) appears again and again in burma’s fairy tales, often within the animal spouse motif, and other spouses include the nagà (snake) and the wam (bear)…crocodile tales are even more popular among the lowland burmans…the arakanese [crocodile spouse] story contains a transformation from one sex to another.

burma, now officially known as the union of myanmar, is situated in southeast asia, sharing its border with china, laos, thailand, bangladesh, india, and the bay of bengal. due to border contact, immigration, or invasion in the early history of the nation, burmese culture has been influenced by the cultures of these neighboring countries.

burmese culture is also rich with its own local elements. besides the bamar (burman) [whose tales include win-leik-pya (the soul-butterfly)], which makes up more than 60% of the population, the other major ethnic groups include the kachin [e.g. naw lai (the wise one)], the kayah [e.g. c’awh ne. dbul chang (the princess and the commoner)], the karen [e.g. myin-kawei (the were-horse)], the chin [e.g. thamàn kyà ne. keik sal (the were-tiger and keik sal)], the mon [e.g. smim katut kalawam (the astrologer’s lazy, warty attendant who impregnated the princess through a lime)], the rakhine [e.g. schwei maung (the golden brothers)], and the shan [e.g. nan yi-hsaing-kaw (the golden turtle, a cinderella variant)].

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#also: ”burmese tales have been preserved as part of a long folk tradition reflecting burmese humor romance and wisdom.    #before writing systems were developed burmese tales were handed down orally from generation to generation.”    #”rich in cultural significance [burmese fairy tales] give the reader compelling insights into the culture the folk literature and the lives    #of the people in the region. the people of burma/myanmar call it shwe pyidaw the golden land their fertile valley cradles in a    #horseshoe of mountains. when squabbling western nations vied for control of the newly-mapped country a century ago    #the local population had already lived in the mountainous land for over a millennium. throughout those centuries    #the legends and tales rooted in animist religions created a rich tapestry of spirits that underlie the later arrival of buddhism.”    #”the tales are didactic with clever riddles and helpful or wise animals (occasionally treacherous: don’t trust a crocodile or a tiger).”    #”all the indigenous groups in burma possess were-tiger stories and have been telling them in their own way…there are many variations in    #the were-tiger stories. some groups tell how humans change into were-tigers because of potions and magic spells while for others    #the transformation is the result of eating a certain kind of grass. they all agree on the were-tiger’s ability to change into human form;    #but while some believe that the transformation can be complete others maintain that it cannot because the tail does not disappear.”    #”belief in ghosts is still widespread…there are seven different types of burmese ghost. their methods of intimidation were various and    #included taking on a hideous aspect (e.g. a lengthening tongue) making a frightful noise producing an abominable smell and taking possession    #of someone; our tales illustrate most of the above characteristics [but] there is not much uniformity in the types of spirit encountered in    #burmese tales. they range from the deadly pe-et to the helpful servant; from the fragile soul-butterfly tale to the very solid buffoon.”    


1 day ago · 35 notes · originally from caterinasforzas
#fairy tales #fashion #burma

"He wants to draw a marble statue, not a person!" cries Iris.
“Then be marble for him, you fool,” says Margarethe. “Be bronze if he wants it; be glass; be oak. Be what he wants, or we go hungry.”
“He wants beauty,” says Iris, rubbing her nose. “He has a hound, and he wants beauty.”
Margarethe’s expression is blank. At last she says, “Then be beauty. Make-believe it."

— Gregory Maguire, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

isabelladeste:

FAERIE TALE MEME
(Enchanted) Objects: the Devil’s mirror from The Snow Queen [2/5]

One day the devil was in a very good humour because he had just finished a mirror which had this peculiar power: everything good and beautiful that was reflected in it seemed to dwindle to almost nothing at all, while everything that was worthless and ugly became most conspicuous and even uglier than ever.

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4 days ago · 221 notes · originally from isabelladeste
#snow queen #fairy tales



get to know me: 5 favorite movies - Tangled (2010)

You were my new dream.”


5 days ago · 2,241 notes · originally from rosedaws
#tangled #movies #disney #fairy tales #rapunzel

"In the lives of children, pumpkins can turn into coaches, mice and rats into human beings. When we grow up, we learn that it’s far more common for human beings to turn into rats."

— Gregory Maguire, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister (via liabilititties)

caterinasforzas:

what to wear when…in a slovak fairy tale.


examples: blatherskite močového mechúra a jeho priatelia (bladder-blatherskite and his friends), drotári a diabol (the tinkers and the evil one), kanibali (the people-eaters, a cinderella and hansel and gretel variant)

the world of traditional slovak fairy tales is a marvelous world, full of derring-do heroes and terrible, twelve-headed dragons, clever maidens, and lucky fools…some [slovak fairy tale] heroes are larger than life, such as lomidrevo aka valibuk…like all epic heroes, lomidrevo is born under unusual circumstances…while the adventures may be familiar from other heroic tales, in the final combination, lomidrevo is a slovak hero. heroes may also be smaller than life, like janko hraško, or the person everyone least expects to be heroic, like popolvár, the youngest brother who sits on the stove all day and is ignored. of course, when we translate his name (ashboy), we realize that we are in familiar territory, for he is the male counterpart to cinderella…the bandit janosik is another hero of slovakian origin…heroes need helpers. maruška, in the story soľ nad zlato (salt over gold), depends on the help of a wise old woman, one of the closest figures to a fairy godmother in these tales. a much more common helper in slovak tales is the grey-headed old man…animals can be helpers too. perhaps the most important animal helper in slovak tales is the fairy horse [tátoš]…the heroes often receive magic objects from their helpers, including golden wands, magic rings, and sabers…the fairy tale world reflect[s] the real world of slovakia…sometimes major social rituals are reflected in the tales, as in the burial rites in krásna ibronka (pretty maid ibronka). the material culture of slovakia also works its way in: no bačas or valachs are heroes of wonder tales but wonder tale heroes like lomidrevo do often carry their characteristic tool, the valaška. most of all, local reality creeps into the details of language.

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caterinasforzas:

what to wear when…in a slovak fairy tale.

examples: blatherskite močového mechúra a jeho priatelia (bladder-blatherskite and his friends), drotári a diabol (the tinkers and the evil one), kanibali (the people-eaters, a cinderella and hansel and gretel variant)

the world of traditional slovak fairy tales is a marvelous world, full of derring-do heroes and terrible, twelve-headed dragons, clever maidens, and lucky fools…some [slovak fairy tale] heroes are larger than life, such as lomidrevo aka valibuk…like all epic heroes, lomidrevo is born under unusual circumstances…while the adventures may be familiar from other heroic tales, in the final combination, lomidrevo is a slovak hero. heroes may also be smaller than life, like janko hraško, or the person everyone least expects to be heroic, like popolvár, the youngest brother who sits on the stove all day and is ignored. of course, when we translate his name (ashboy), we realize that we are in familiar territory, for he is the male counterpart to cinderella…the bandit janosik is another hero of slovakian origin…heroes need helpers. maruška, in the story soľ nad zlato (salt over gold), depends on the help of a wise old woman, one of the closest figures to a fairy godmother in these tales. a much more common helper in slovak tales is the grey-headed old mananimals can be helpers too. perhaps the most important animal helper in slovak tales is the fairy horse [tátoš]…the heroes often receive magic objects from their helpers, including golden wands, magic rings, and sabers…the fairy tale world reflect[s] the real world of slovakia…sometimes major social rituals are reflected in the tales, as in the burial rites in krásna ibronka (pretty maid ibronka). the material culture of slovakia also works its way in: no bačas or valachs are heroes of wonder tales but wonder tale heroes like lomidrevo do often carry their characteristic tool, the valaška. most of all, local reality creeps into the details of language.

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6 days ago · 33 notes · originally from caterinasforzas
#fairy tales #fashion #slovakia

molokoanna:

"Cinderella" - an animated film created by studio "Soyuzmultfilm" in 1979 by Charles Perrault similar work.

Ivan Aksenchuk


6 days ago · 137 notes · originally from molokoanna
#zolushka #cinderella #fairy tales #movies

It’s not really Christmas* without

Tři oříšky pro Popelku/ Drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel/ Three Gifts for Cinderella (1973)

*German Edition

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caterinasforzas:

what to wear when…in a cypriot fairy tale.

examples: o citanoc tzi’ oi capanta apatzioi (spanos and the forty dragons), i dris baranjelies du baniku du beleganu (the three instructions of banikos the carpenter), η πριγκίπισσα κοιμάται (the sleeping princess) 

cyprus provides a convenient bridge between europe and the middle east. geographically close to turkey, [the cypriot fairy tale tradition] has strong connections with greece…[cypriot tales are] tales of buying, selling, and cheating; of marriages, children, and fortunes; and of inequalities written in the land but passed in blood…[cypriot fairy tales] speak of the village as a world and ethnos, a patriotism for the patridha.

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#also: cypriot fairy tales ”gain national character according to [the] language which are spoken…tales have very eminent position…    #cypriot tales are not highly distinguished from other tales in terms of their heroes clothes and places where events taken place [but]    #cypriot tales are very rich [because] of diversit[y] and interactions among [the] population who live in the cyprus island.”    #”the name of the eastern mediterranean island of cyprus is often associated with great power rivalries regional political antagonism    #and multiple ethnic and partisan conflicts. yet this island is much more. it is endowed with an impressive cultural heritage and    #is distinguished by an evolving tradition of art and creative expression. strategically positioned at the threshold of three continents    #cyprus has long been a crossroads for east and west. its geographical position has shaped both its history and its culture.”    #”cyprus is used by millions of birds as a stepping-stone during their migration from europe to africa and back…    #the birds of cyprus outnumber 350 species [so] by word of mouth a wealth of fairy tales have been preserved in which    #imaginary adventures of birds or people teach a lesson in morality and prudence or impart simple instructions for a wise conduct of life.”    #”one of the distinguishing cultural characteristics of greek cypriots [and their fairy tales] is their local dialect called kypreika…    #the dialect is often employed [in storytelling] in order to create a sense of intimacy and equality among speakers.    #however depending on the social context a speaker of the dialect also risks being labeled negatively as a peasant (horkatis).”  

caterinasforzas:

what to wear when…in a cypriot fairy tale.

examples: o citanoc tzi’ oi capanta apatzioi (spanos and the forty dragons), i dris baranjelies du baniku du beleganu (the three instructions of banikos the carpenter), η πριγκίπισσα κοιμάται (the sleeping princess)

cyprus provides a convenient bridge between europe and the middle east. geographically close to turkey, [the cypriot fairy tale tradition] has strong connections with greece…[cypriot tales are] tales of buying, selling, and cheating; of marriages, children, and fortunes; and of inequalities written in the land but passed in blood…[cypriot fairy tales] speak of the village as a world and ethnos, a patriotism for the patridha.

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#also: cypriot fairy tales ”gain national character according to [the] language which are spoken…tales have very eminent position…    #cypriot tales are not highly distinguished from other tales in terms of their heroes clothes and places where events taken place [but]    #cypriot tales are very rich [because] of diversit[y] and interactions among [the] population who live in the cyprus island.”    #”the name of the eastern mediterranean island of cyprus is often associated with great power rivalries regional political antagonism    #and multiple ethnic and partisan conflicts. yet this island is much more. it is endowed with an impressive cultural heritage and    #is distinguished by an evolving tradition of art and creative expression. strategically positioned at the threshold of three continents    #cyprus has long been a crossroads for east and west. its geographical position has shaped both its history and its culture.”    #”cyprus is used by millions of birds as a stepping-stone during their migration from europe to africa and back…    #the birds of cyprus outnumber 350 species [so] by word of mouth a wealth of fairy tales have been preserved in which    #imaginary adventures of birds or people teach a lesson in morality and prudence or impart simple instructions for a wise conduct of life.”    #”one of the distinguishing cultural characteristics of greek cypriots [and their fairy tales] is their local dialect called kypreika…    #the dialect is often employed [in storytelling] in order to create a sense of intimacy and equality among speakers.    #however depending on the social context a speaker of the dialect also risks being labeled negatively as a peasant (horkatis).”  


1 week ago · 48 notes · originally from caterinasforzas
#fairy tales #fashion #cyprus

Kaguya Hime No Monogatari //

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isabelladeste:

FAERIE TALE MEME
↳ Tales: East of the Sun, West of the Moon (Norwegian) [2/6]

'But as she kissed him, she dropped three hot drops of tallow on his shirt, and he woke up.
“What have you done?” he cried; “now you have made us both unlucky, for had you held out only this one year, I had been freed. For I have a step-mother who has bewitched me, so that I am a White Bear by day, and a Man by night. But now all ties are snapt between us; now I must set off from you to her. She lives in a Castle which stands East of the Sun and West of the Moon, and there, too, is a Princess, with a nose three ells long, and she’s the wife I must have now.”’




FAIRYTALE MEME: 9 Fairytales - [8/9] Allerleirauh  “The King came to meet her, gave his hand to her, and danced with her, and thought in his heart, “My eyes have never yet seen any one so beautiful!” When the dance was over she curtsied, and when the King looked round again she had vanished, and none knew whither. The guards who stood outside the palace were called and questioned, but no one had seen her.   She had, however, run into her little den, had quickly taken off her dress, made her face and hands black again, put on the fur-mantle, and again was Allerleirauh.”

FAIRYTALE MEME: 9 Fairytales - [8/9] Allerleirauh
  “The King came to meet her, gave his hand to her, and danced with her, and thought in his heart, “My eyes have never yet seen any one so beautiful!” When the dance was over she curtsied, and when the King looked round again she had vanished, and none knew whither. The guards who stood outside the palace were called and questioned, but no one had seen her.
   She had, however, run into her little den, had quickly taken off her dress, made her face and hands black again, put on the fur-mantle, and again was Allerleirauh.”


1 week ago · 29 notes · originally from emissarydeatons
#thousandfurs #fairy tales



isabelladeste:

FAERIE TALE MEME
Locations: the troll princess’ castle in East of the Sun, West of the Moon [1/2]

"Now I must set off from you to her. She lives in a Castle which stands East of the Sun and West of the Moon."

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