Oh dear, how did we survive?
Perhaps he would have a more favorable view of giants if he met and played with the Bear.
A simple look at any text on the history of folklore might be instructive.
The original shoes Cinderella wore were fur. The sisters were made to dance in iron shoes heated to red hot, and so on.
A mistranslation of the French iirc.
No wonder I love scary movies so much now
As I child I had a large set of multi-colored books that I read from cover to cover more than once.
I believe they were Grimm's Fairy Tales since there are many titles on the list at that link that I remember.
I am so glad you posted this and I looked that up.
I so wish I still had those old books, I truly loved them.
At least now I can read them again
Yes I grew up with them too - kind of explains a lot
Parents object to Snow White - but happily allow Dr Who ?
Big Bad Wolf is wrong - but Tom and Jerry, Pop-eye and Bluto, transformers and warmongers are fine ?
The world has either gone completely mad - or is failing to credit children with any form of intelligence !
With you there, Nim! Our tribe all grew up learning fact from fiction and had no problem with brothers Grimm or Transformers! Our Eldest was on a few weeks old when we took him to see Alien, at the movies. Everytime it was "edge of the seat" stuff he would let out a little sigh! Time the movie was finished the whole place was laughing as there would be this faint, but audible sigh.