49 minutes | Jun 16th 2020

Once Upon a Nightmare

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Remember all of those beautiful, whimsical stories and fables that your childhood dreams were based on?  Well, let us just ruin that for you as we take you on a tour through this popular form of entertainment and give you the dark, twisted, true accounts from which many of these "lessons learned" originated. 

Ring Around the Rosie: Metafolklore, Rhyme and Reason July 24, 2014 by Stephen Winick https://blogs.loc.gov/folklife/2014/07/ring-around-the-rosie-metafolklore-rhyme-and-reason/

Brothers Grimm GERMAN FOLKLORISTS AND LINGUISTS WRITTEN BY: Ludwig Denecke Apr 2, 2020 https://www.britannica.com/biography/Brothers-Grimm

Grimm's law LINGUISTICS WRITTEN BY: The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica https://www.britannica.com/topic/Grimms-law

The Twisted History of Snow White BY ADAM GIDWITZ Oct 24, 2013 https://www.literacyworldwide.org/blog/literacy-now/2013/10/24/the-twisted-history-of-snow-white

7 Disturbing Fairytales You Grew up Loving but Should Probably Spare Your Kids from by ELLIE GIBBONS MAR 19, 2015 https://books.allwomenstalk.com/disturbing-fairytales-you-grew-up-loving-but-should-probably-spare-your-kids-from/

Sleeping Beauty’s original story: A medieval romance or a Norse ancient tale Terry graves https://terry-graves.com/sleeping-beautys-original-story/

12 Famous Fairytale Princesses, And The Real Stories, Folktales, And Actual History That Inspired Them; LUCIA PETERS April 26, 2018 https://www.bustle.com/p/12-famous-fairytale-princesses-the-real-stories-folktales-actual-history-that-inspired-them-8554483

The Real Beauty and the Beast Didn’t Live Happily Ever After By Shannon Quinn https://historycollection.co/the-real-beauty-and-the-beast-didnt-live-happily-ever-after/

7 Parts Of The Grimms Brothers' 'Rapunzel' That Will Shock You (Or At Least Strike You As Slut-Shaming) By JR THORPE March 9, 2015 https://www.bustle.com/articles/68595-7-parts-of-the-grimms-brothers-rapunzel-that-will-shock-you-or-at-least-strike-you

Rapunzel, Children’s and Household Tales collection, the Brothers Grimm http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/Rapu.shtml

How the fantasy of Peter Pan turned sinister, Constance Grady Jul 27, 2017 https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/7/27/16021572/peter-pan-became-evil-jm-barrie-llewelyn-davies

The surprisingly morbid origins of Peter Pan; Charles Moss, December 4, 2014 https://theweek.com/articles/441765/surprisingly-morbid-origins-peter-pan

Ancient Chinese Cinderella Story: Golden shoes, fish bones, and a king: Cinderella from the Tang Dynasty 03·22·2015 Nargiz Koshoibekova https://www.theworldofchinese.com/2015/03/ancient-chinese-cinderella-story/

Grimm’s 9 worst and most frightening fairy tales you’ve never heard of, Tiffany Antone, March 13, 2015 https://www.sheknows.com/entertainment/articles/1078231/grimms-9-worst-and-most-frightening-fairy-tales-youve-never-heard-of/

The Dead Mother (Russian Fairy Tales) by W. R. S. RALSTON http://www.fairytalenight.com/2017/07/13/the-dead-mother-russian-fairy-tales-by-w-r-s-ralston/

The Twisted Truth Behind 10 Creepy Nursery Rhymes: Their sweet melodies mask grisly tales of murder, sex, and death. By The Lineup Staff https://the-line-up.com/creepy-nursery-rhymes




The Gruesome Origins of Classic Fairy Tales by Jessica Doyle   https://www.abebooks.com/books/the-gruesome-origins-of-classic-fairy-tales/index.shtml


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