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Tag Archives: fairy tales
Baba Yaga is an interesting witch. While she is definitely dangerous–her fence is made of human bone and skulls, her kitchen cabinets pegged with fingers and toes–she is also fair and plays by her rules. Without the magic doll and the … Continue reading
April is about Connecting with the Wild Wise Woman within us. This month I am spending with the books of Clarissa Pinkola Estes. I first read Women who run with the Wolves when I was in my 40s, and it … Continue reading
Most folk tales were gruesome until they were cleaned up for telling to children. They were cautionary tales, rather than bedtime stories. Here’s a link to some gory details left out by the late Victorians: http://io9.com/5914283/10-creepy-details-glossed-over-by-modern-versions-of-fairy-tales Rumplestiltskin ripped himself in … Continue reading
I’m reading Step by Step: By Hand and by Foot, a blog by Melissa West that I found while looking for fairy tale research. She is doing a series of prints with hand coloring based on fairy tales, lovely graphic … Continue reading