Mudcat Café message #2064569 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #102065   Message #2064569
Posted By: CapriUni
30-May-07 - 10:23 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: fairy tale motifs
Subject: Folklore: fairy tale motifs
Note #1: I'm no expert. I'm not an anthropologist, or professional folklorist who has gone out into the world and found any hard evidence for my ideas, but I have read a bunch of stuff collected by professional folklorists, and these are ideas that my poor little brain has concocted that make more sense to me than not. Make of that what you will.

Note #2: I originally wrote the bulk of this post in my personal LiveJournal: http://capriuni.livejournal.com; before creating this thread, I searched for "Fairy tale", "fairytale", "Folktale" and "Grimms," and found nothing that covers this this general ground. So I'm hoping that this can be a thread that others can add to, as well, if they have insights into common fairy- and wondertale motifs, since there is much crossover between stories that are told and stories that are sung.