Dragons

The Dragon Diary: The Dragonology Chronicles, Volume 2

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Similarly, in Beauty and the Beast tales (ATU 425C) from Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont to Walt Disney, a looking glass provides miraculous communication between the heroine and her father. The book’s central character is a girl who disrupts the ancestral tradition of male whale riders by riding a stranded whale out to sea, at the same time fulfilling her destiny and reigniting her village’s sense of communal spirit.
Bubbles and Dragons

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A while back there was a family I know of - a mother, a father, and several children. Not all stepmothers are wicked - "In fairy tales we often find that stepmothers are so unkind. Urban legend is also related to rumor, the passing on of unverified or unsecured information in statement form. FAIRY TALES 167 Man who did not wish to die. The question of identity and how it is formed is central to Gripe’s oeuvre. In her work entitled Gran Canaria (Grand Canary, 1961), Laforet discusses the diverse myths that authors of classical antiquity wrote about the islands, which were referred to as the remains of Atlantis, the Garden of Hesperides, the Fortunate Isles, and the site of the Elysian Fields.
Wilbur the Zucchini-Eating Dragon

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The recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, she graduated from Denison University and earned her doctoral degree from Princeton University. The recipient uses the first two foolishly and must then use the final wish to undo the consequences of the first two. “The Sausage” from Fairy Tales from the Swedish (1901) by Gabriel Djurklou is exemplary.
How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel (How to Train Your Dragon)

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This page by Erik Tempel contains a plot summary and character descriptions of the cycle - in Dutch. In the Hebrew tale “The Blessings of a Hidden Saint” and Italo Calvino’s Italian “Monkey Palace,” competition threatens to divide twins brothers, though in the end they are handsomely rewarded for their mutual love and respect. Arriving late, a stranger inquired: “Who is the deceased?” A Cumaean turned to him and said, pointing: “The fellow lying there on the bier.” (Philogelos 154) The opposite of the numskull is the trickster who achieves his or her ends by deceit, as in this tale (ATU 1525J, Thieves Cheated of Their Booty): A little boy sat crying beside a well.
Teapot and the Dragon

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Copenhagen: Rosenkilde & Bagger, 1948. €nner in Blau: BlaubartSzczepaniak, Monika. Classic fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, The Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault, Aesop and oth. See also Classical Antiquity; Middle Ages. Jessica Tiffin Tolstoy, Lev (1828–1910) Lev Tolstoy, renowned for his novels, short stories, and philosophical writings, also devoted an important part of his work to educational issues.
Tiny Dragons 2: The Bear and Scepter

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His betrothed was beautiful, strong, and healthy, but she just faded away before his eyes. Helene Høyrup Ogre, Ogress An ogre is a bizarre and dangerous antagonist whose main ambition is to catch and devour humans. The Queen’s Mirror: Fairy Tales by German Women, 1780-1900. Jaya is on a very important mission from the King when she encounters the deities Shiva, Inanna, and Hercules who appear from gold coins on her mother's precious golden necklace.
The Dragon Book And Other Stories

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Portuguese painter Paula Rego’s entire body of work can be read as a collection of fairy tales. In “Sleeping Beauty in the Wood,” the version collected by Perrault, the king and queen take a much more active role in seeking help from the water fairy with the opening lines; “They went to all the waters in the world; vows, pilgrimages, all ways were tried.” What we see in the king and queen’s search is that despite the fact that the kingdom in which they lived had 13 fairies (or 7 in Perrault’s version) the king and queen chose to seek help in having a child or ultimately received it from the spirit of the water, not from the fairies they would later invite to give the child blessings.
The Sand Hill Pals

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Now the Pennsylvania hoop snake is something to be reckoned with. Written in Neapolitan dialect and also known as the Pentamerone, The Tale of Tales comprises forty-nine fairy tales contained by a fiftieth frame story; these are told over the course of five days by ten grotesque, lower-class old women. Unlikely as it may seem, the alliance of polemically avant-garde musical theater and the fairy tale suggests an interesting future for this particular genre of opera.
The Unicorn and the Crystal Fairy

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They are beautiful and original, but feel like older stories, and of course they remain typically Wilde-like. C. where the Syrian goddess Atargatis dove into a lake to take the form of a fish, but the powers there would not allow her give up her great beauty, so only her bottom half became a fish and she kept her top half in human form. Another key element of its ritual, the elaborate Seal of God, has been found in texts and amulets throughout Europe.
The Pet Dragon: A Story about Adventure, Friendship, and

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What made him so popular in folklore and chapbook literature is his ability to fare well despite his miniature size, as in The History of Tom Thumbe the Little by Richard Johnson (1621). She was awarded a doctor of letters from Oxford in 1965, having published a number of scholarly studies as well as children’s books. However, he has ventured more into fantasy and is less reliant on familiar fairy-tale themes: East, West (1994) is a collection of short stories; in The Moor’s Last Sigh (1995), the setting is again contemporary Bombay, but the main characters are Portuguese settlers; The Ground Beneath Her Feet (1999) delves into the international world of rock music and superstardom; and in Fury (2001), Rushdie moves across the Atlantic to situate his novel in the experiences of an ageing Indian expatriate living in New York at the fin de si ecle.