Rapunzel

Rapunzel

Rapunzel is a tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. It was first published in Kinder und Hausmärchen (‘Children’s and Household Tales’), a pioneering collection of German folklore published in 1812. Akin to […]

The Six Swans

The Six Swans

Six years of silence, six little shirts of star-flowers, and an escape from death by fire. The Six Swans A Brothers Grimm Tale A KING was once hunting in a large wood, and pursued his game […]

The Seven Ravens

The Seven Ravens

  The story of a wish come true, a brave and bold sister, and an adventure to the glass mountain.   The Seven Ravens A Brothers Grimm Tale THERE was once a Man who had seven […]

The Four Clever Brothers

The Four Clever Brothers

Four skilled brothers, a stolen princess and an angry dragon. The German tale of four brothers who set out to learn their crafts in the big wide world. When they return home as skilled men; a thief, […]

The Twelve Dancing Princesses

The Twelve Dancing Princesses

This week we bring you one of the Grimm Brothers’ most loved tales The Twelve Dancing Princesses. The story follows an old soldier as he solves the mystery of the where the twelve Princesses disappear to […]

The Valiant Little Tailor – A German Tale by The Brothers Grimm

The Valiant Little Tailor – A German Tale by The Brothers Grimm

The Valiant Little Tailor, also known as the Brave Little Tailor is a well known tale of trickery and cunning in which the underdog comes out on top. The story tells the tale of a little […]

Hänsel und Gretel – A German Tale by the Brothers Grimm

Hänsel und Gretel – A German Tale by the Brothers Grimm

Hänsel und Gretel is a German tale written by the Brothers Grimm, Jacob (1785–1863) and Wilhelm Grimm (1786–1859).  It was first published in Kinder und Hausmärchen (‘Children’s and Household Tales’) in 1812, although this particular version […]

Schneewittchen – The German Snow White Tale by the Brothers Grimm

Schneewittchen – The German Snow White Tale by the Brothers Grimm

Schneewittchen is the original Snow White tale. Everyone knows the famous tale of Snow White but the original German fairy tale has many darker twists and turns than the version we know and love today. There […]

The Elves and the Shoemaker – A Christmas Tale by the Brothers Grimm

The Elves and the Shoemaker – A Christmas Tale by the Brothers Grimm

This week we’re getting festive with The Elves and the Shoemaker. This famous tale about two sneaky little elves and their shoe making adventures is a Christmas classic. Written in 1806 by the Brother’s Grimm the […]

Rumpelstiltskin – A Tale by the Brothers Grimm

Rumpelstiltskin – A Tale by the Brothers Grimm

The legend of Rumpelstiltskin has a long history and sees many variations across different cultures. There’s Tom-Tit-Tot in English folklore, Whuppity Stoorie in Scotland, Gilitrutt in Iceland, and Joaidane in Arabic. The most famous, however, is […]

Little Briar-Rose – A Sleeping Beauty Story from the Brothers Grimm

Little Briar-Rose – A Sleeping Beauty Story from the Brothers Grimm

Little Briar-Rose (Dornrönschen) is a Sleeping Beauty story by the Brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm. There are many variations of Sleeping Beauty type tales, many of which feature some dark harrowing themes. However the Grimm version, […]

Aschenputtel – The German Cinderella

Aschenputtel – The German Cinderella

Aschenputtel is a German Cinderella tale written by the Brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm. It was published in Children’s and Household Tales in 1812; a pioneering collection of German folklore. Although similar in many respects to […]