Meet The Four Founders of Fairy Tales

While every culture has developed it’s own tales and fables through time, the success of fairy tales can be traced back to a small group of people.

Imagine a world without fairy tales.

While every culture has developed it’s own tales and fables through time, the success of fairy tales can be traced back to a small group of people.

Four of the most prolific and important of those authors were French writer Charles Perrault, German brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, and Danish author Hans Christian Andersen.

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The Wild Swans

She mustn’t say a word.

Hans Christian Andersen’s The Wild Swans follows a princess by the name of Elisa and her eleven older brothers. The story begins when their father, the king, decides to remarry.

And selects a witch as his bride.

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The Tale of Rose Red

Since long ago in a far away land, roses symbolized passion, kindness, and love.

Being so, it is no wonder two sisters were named after such a flower. Snow White embodied sympathy. A gentle young child, she enjoyed the indoors and assisting their mother with tasks. Complementing her sister, Rose Red cherished prancing about in the fields and playing in the forest.

They were the best of friends, often hand in hand.

Perhaps ’twas the warmth of their love and not the fire that drew a hulking bear to the cottage door.

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