SCHIPPEITARO (The Violet Fairy Book, 1889) by ANDREW LANG

It was the custom in old times that as soon as a Japanese boy reached manhood he should leave his home and roam through the land in search of adventures. Sometimes he would meet with a young man bent on the same business as himself, and then they would fight in a friendly manner, merely…

KARI WOODENGOWN (THE RED FAIRY BOOK, 1890) by ANDREW LANG

THERE was once upon a time a King who had become a widower. His Queen had left one daughter behind her, and she was so wise and so pretty that it was impossible for any one to be wiser or prettier. For a long time the King went sorrowing for his wife, for he had…

Top 7 Fairy and Folk Tales about Lying

Top 7 Fairy and Folk Tales about Lying Lies and liars have always been an important theme in fairy tales and every tradition has got it’s own takes on the morality of lies. There are countless portrays of liars in fairy and folk tales. Therefore fairy tales provide us with a lot of insight into the…