Sue Burke (mount_oregano) wrote,
Sue Burke
mount_oregano

The original source



Where do fairy tales come from? Adult stories.

Specifically, where did Hans Christian Anderson get one of his most famous stories? From a medieval Spanish story meant to counsel adults.

You can read a translation of the original story at Amadis of Gaul:
http://amadisofgaul.blogspot.com/2012/03/men-who-tricked-king.html

— Sue Burke

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