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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“You were my new dream.”
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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"Cinderella" - an animated film created by studio "Soyuzmultfilm" in 1979 by Charles Perrault similar work.
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).”
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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.”
"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."
At length his wife came to his bedside and said,
my dear lord and king, you told me I might bring away with me from the palace
that which was dearest and most precious in my eyes - I have nothing more
precious and dear than yourself, so I have brought you with me.
Tears rose to the king’s eyes and he said,
dear wife, you shall be mine and I will be yoursThe Peasant’s Wise Daughter [orig. Die kluge Bauerntochter - Germany 2009]