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Anne Lister Folklore: Rumpelstiltskin, thousands of years old? (82* d) RE: Folklore: Rumpelstiltskin, thousands of years old? 04 Nov 19


Nigel - it's not a sailor, but a very badly behaved nobleman in this instance. There's not a lot of parallels with Jonah, but the Biblical story may have given rise to the superstition, which in turn would influence the story. The Ancient Mariner poem of course is 600 or so years later than the reference I was looking at!


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