Is there a difference between myths, legends, and fairy tales?
Once upon a time, there was a old lady (or maybe it was a little girl) who found a house in the woods that belonged to three bachelor bears (or maybe it was a family of bears?). That’s right, today we’re taking about Goldilocks and the Three Bears!
A friend of mine recently posed an interesting question. “The evil queen uses magic to change her appearance and poison Snow White. Why doesn’t she just use that magic to make Snow White uglier instead of going through the complicated process of trying to kill her?” -Rachel She makes a very good point. So IContinue reading “Myth or Magic: A Simple Spell”
Fairy or faery? Which is correct spelling? Is there a difference? What do people mean when they say “fae”? As an avid fan of fairy tales and fantasy books and movies, this is actually something I’ve been curious about for a long time. But as I started to dig into the subject, the information wasContinue reading “Fairy or Fae”
This month on my Myth or Magic series, we’re talking about a pretty interesting (and possibly a little scientific) question. “Why doesn’t Rapunzel ever climb down her own hair and escape out of the tower?” -Kat Well, Kat, thanks for the question! I explored three possible things keeping Rapunzel in her tower and I thinkContinue reading “Myth or Magic: Locked in a Tower”
We’ve all asked the question: If Ariel knows how to sign her name (as evidenced by the contract she signs for Ursula), then why doesn’t she just write Eric a note explaining who she is and that he needs to kiss her? Well today, to kick off my Myth or Magic series, we’re going toContinue reading “Myth or Magic: Mermaid’s Miscommunication”
I talk a lot about fairy tales on this blog (and I like to think you all enjoy reading about them). And when most people think about fairy tales, one of the first things that comes to their minds is magic. But it might surprise you to know that fairy tales rely on magic aContinue reading “The Role of Magic”
When you think about fairy tales, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind when it comes to breaking curses? If you’re anything like me (or if you read the title of this post), your mind immediately went to the magical cure-all: true love’s kiss. Think about it. According to the stories, Snow WhiteContinue reading “The Myth of True Love’s Kiss”
I did mention in my last post that I’ve been watching a lot (and I do mean a lot) of fairy tales lately, right? There’s something that’s always bothered me about Cinderella. In every version I’ve read or seen (except Ella Enchanted and maybe Ever After) it’s made very clear that the magic allowing Cinderella to attend the ball willContinue reading “Why Does the Slipper Stay?”
I’m back! I’m so sorry for being gone for months. As you may know, I was recently in a play, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I’ve always loved that play and I finally got to be in it! I played the role of Helena and after weeks of memorization, a rather intense and frantic rehearsal schedule,Continue reading “What Fairy Tales Teach Adults”