Category: Germany

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Favorite international folk- and fairy tales about cats

Animal characters often play important roles in fairy- and folk tales. Sometimes they act as companions, sometimes even as the main characters of our stories. Several characters get special attention and are mentioned frequently...

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Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mothers Day Let us celebrate Mother’s Day with our most beloved folk tales about mothers!   The Boy whom Seven Mothers Suckled – Folk Tales from Bengal Once on a time there reigned...

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Best Scary Fairy Tales for Halloween

Halloween or Hallows Eve. It was the Celtic New Year festival, which marked the beginning of winter and also recognized a kind of harvest festival. The Celts believed that on this evening the gates...

The Hostage by Friedrich Schiller (1798) 0

The Hostage by Friedrich Schiller (1798)

The tyrant Dionys to seek,Stern Moerus with his poniard crept;The watchful guard upon him swept;The grim king marked his changeless cheek:“What wouldst thou with thy poinard? Speak!”“The city from the tyrant free!”“The death-cross shall...

Die Bürgschaft by Friedrich Schiller (1798) 1

Die Bürgschaft by Friedrich Schiller (1798)

Zu Dionys, dem Tyrannen, schlichDamon, den Dolch im Gewande:Ihn schlugen die Häscher in Bande,“Was wolltest du mit dem Dolche? sprich!”Entgegnet ihm finster der Wüterich.“Die Stadt vom Tyrannen befreien!”“Das sollst du am Kreuze bereuen.” “Ich...