In Western countries, there are stories of the man in the moon. But in Japanese folklore, instead it's a mochi-making rabbit.
Deer legends are found all over the world, and they have a lot to say about how we interact with wildlife.
I'm sure you've heard of Hello Kitty, and possibly how she's actually a British schoolgirl (if you haven't then read that article, and prepare to gawp with incredulity for at least 10 minutes). But what about Sanrio's other characters? There are many of them, and they all have their own stories. In the case of My Melody, her... Continue Reading →
Last week, Kristin's fabulous guest post discussed how folklore is used to motivate children's behaviour, particularly through fear. Most of us can probably remember being told as a child 'don't do that or the [insert monster here] will get you!' That got me thinking about my childhood. I grew up on the East coast of England, in the... Continue Reading →
When I watched this film for the first time back in 2011, I didn't really know what was going on and or think much of it. However, watching it again recently, I quite enjoyed it and picked up on a lot of fairy tale references. I'm sure other people have blogged about this film and... Continue Reading →
With fairy tales, there always seems to be a core of popular tales which many people don't think beyond. The idea of this blog tour is to share our favourite obscure fairy tales, and get the word out about them! The tour so far: Adam Hoffman at Fairy Tale Fandom Kristin at Tales of Faerie Zalka Csenge Virág at The... Continue Reading →
Now in my twenties, I am a lover of fantasy, magic, and all things mystical. For most people, fantasy is a genre discovered at a young age. However, my early reading habits featured very little magic. It wasn't until I read Eragon by Christopher Paolini when I was 15 that I really got into fantasy.... Continue Reading →
Have you ever re-watched one of your favourite childhood films and had that awful moment of realisation where you notice all the flaws? All the plot holes and terrible characterisation that you didn't notice when you were younger? This is exactly what happened to my friend and I when we decided to watch The Swan Princess.... Continue Reading →