What the Rose did to the Cypress
What the Rose did to the Cypress is a Persian fairy tale. Andrew Lang included it in The Brown Fairy Book (1904), with the note "Translated from two Persian MSS. in the possession of the British Mus...
Hansel and Gretel
"Hansel and Gretel" (/ˈhænsəl/ or /ˈhɑːnsəl/ and /ˈɡrɛtəl/; German: Hänsel und Gretel) is a well-known fairy tale of German origin, recorded by the Brothers Grimm and published in 1812. Hansel and...
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Jack the Giant Killer
"Jack the Giant Killer" is a Cornish/British fairy tale and legend about a plucky lad who slays a number of giants during King Arthur's reign. The tale is characterised by violence, gore and blood-let...
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King Kojata
King Kojata or The Unlooked for Prince or Prince Unexpected is a Slavonic fairy tale. Andrew Lang included the Russian version King Kojata, in The Green Fairy Book. A. H. Wratislaw collected a Polis...
Puthi
A Puthi is a book of poetic fairy tales and religious stories of rural ancient Bengal which were read by a senior "educated" person while others would listen. This was used as a medium for education a...
Jesper Who Herded the Hares
Jesper Who Herded the Hares is a Scandinavian fairy tale. Andrew Lang included it in The Violet Fairy Book.The motif of herding hares is a common fairy tale theme. Another tale featuring it is The T...
Anansi
Anansi (/əˈnɑːnsi/ ə-NAHN-see) is a West African god. He often takes the shape of a spider and is considered to be the spirit of all knowledge of stories. He is also one of the most important characte...
The Three Treasures of the Giants
The Three Treasures of the Giants is a Slavonic fairy tale collected by Louis Léger in Contes Populaires Slaves. Andrew Lang included it in The Orange Fairy Book. Ruth Manning-Sanders included it as...
The Goose Girl
The Goose Girl is a German fairy tale from the collection of the Brothers Grimm. It was first published in 1815 as no. 3 in vol. 2 of the first edition of their Kinder- und Hausmärchen (Children's and...
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The Fox and the Golden Egg
The Fox and the Golden Egg is a Slovak fairy tale. It is included in Czech, Moravian, and Slovak Fairy Tales (1). The crow that lays golden eggs has taken an arrow and is dying. She calls out to the a...
The Two Caskets
The Two Caskets is a Scandinavian fairy tale included by Benjamin Thorpe in his Yule-Tide Stories: A Collection of Scandinavian and North German Popular Tales and Traditions. Andrew Lang included it ...
The Adventures of Covan the Brown-haired
The Adventures of Covan the Brown-haired is a Celtic fairy tale translated by Dr. Macleod Clarke. Andrew Lang included it in The Orange Fairy Book.
A goat herder and his wife had three sons and a...
Puss in Boots
"Master Cat; or, The Booted Cat" (Italian: Il gatto con gli stivali; French: Le Maître Chat, ou Le Chat Botté); commonly known in English as "Puss in Boots", is a European literary fairy tale ...
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The Jackal and the Spring
The Jackal and the Spring is an African fairy tale collected by E. Jacottet in Contes Populaires des Bassoutos. Andrew Lang included it in The Grey Fairy Book.
All the rivers and streams ran dry....