Thursday, January 21, 2016

New information for fans of fairy tales

If you love fairy tales and retellings of fairy tales, you might be interested to learn that fairy tales are likely much older than we thought.

Academics studied many fairy tales and old stories across various cultures, and found similarities that point to common roots.  They are estimating that the stories are probably thousands of years old, instead of mere hundreds, and that they were passed down orally for millennia before being recorded in written form.

It makes you wonder where else similarities could point to common roots... such as religion, perhaps?

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