Fairy tales, Folk...
Follow
Find tag "history"
4.8K views | +0 today
Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths
Fairy tales, folklore, and myths from around the world, plus the occasional dash of history.
Curated by Pamela D Lloyd
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Pamela D Lloyd
Scoop.it!

In Search of Aesop - historical figure or myth?

In Search of Aesop - historical figure or myth? | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
Fables substitute animals, plants, inanimate objects, or forces of nature rather than humans as characters to teach a moral lesson. Come journey with me in search of Aesop.
Pamela D Lloyd's insight:

Aesop's stories were very much a part of my childhood. But, was there a single human being behind those stories, or are the stories about Aesop more legend than fact?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pamela D Lloyd
Scoop.it!

15,000 images of Persian manuscripts online - Asian and African studies blog

15,000 images of Persian manuscripts online - Asian and African studies blog | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
Asian and African Studies have just uploaded more than 15,000 images of Persian manuscripts online.
Pamela D Lloyd's insight:

A beautiful, wonderful, rich resource for historians, writers, students, teachers, artists, and so many more. It's always just thrilling to discover such a wonderful treasure trove.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pamela D Lloyd
Scoop.it!

Stepmothers as Villains: The Dark Side of Medieval Motherhood

Anglo-Norman writers seem to assign women to one of two extremes within the chronicles: on one side there are women who are presented as visions of perfection.
Pamela D Lloyd's insight:

Do stepmothers get a bad rap in fairy tales, or are they just evil?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pamela D Lloyd
Scoop.it!

Rejected Princesses

Rejected Princesses | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
Women too awesome, awful, or offbeat for the movies. Updated Wednesdays.
Pamela D Lloyd's insight:

Thanks, io9, for bringing this site to my attention. Princesses (well, mostly) whose stories are so extreme that Disney is unlikely to ever try, even with rewrite-ala-Little-Mermaid, to turn into movies.

 

Although, there are one or two that might have possibilities. You never know...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pamela D Lloyd
Scoop.it!

New folklore book includes Fayette County legends - Uniontown Herald Standard

New folklore book includes Fayette County legends - Uniontown Herald Standard | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
New folklore book includes Fayette County legends Uniontown Herald Standard A new book called “Witches of Pennsylvania'' includes the story of Mary “Moll'' Derry (1760-1843) of Georges Township, which the book said “was probably the most well-known...
Pamela D Lloyd's insight:

Pennsylvania history with a focus on the folklore of witches.

more...
No comment yet.