The world of German folklore and fairy tales contains beloved fairy tales like The Piped Piper, or Rumpelstiltskin but what about Germany’s lesser-known stories? The folklore of Germany is vast. Plenty of treasures lie within the collections.
5 More Christmas Stories, Fairy Tales and Folk Tales
We’re sharing some new delightful Christmas tales from France, Germany and other regions. Enjoy these legends of Christmas trees, present-giving, Christ and more.Read more
Fairytalez.com is proud to announce the winner and finalists of the Best New Fairy Tale writing competition! Come read the winning story and runners-up.
Whether you’re interested in participating in our writing competition or just want to try to tell your own story, we’ve got you covered with a handy guide as to how to write a fairy tale.
With our website, readers have been able to enjoy beloved fairy tales like Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Thumbelina and many more; now it’s time to take our love of stories to new heights. Fairytalez is proud to announce a new self-publishing feature where anyone can share their original fairy tale and folk lore stories with the world!
Chances are, you’ve probably read fairy tale or folk tale that is known as type “The Search for the Lost Husband,” and may not even know it. For example, the fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast relates to this type. What does it mean if a tale is classified “The Search for the Lost Husband”?
Dive into this fully-illustrated enchanting collection of mermaid stories! Fairytalez.com has published its first ebook full of mermaid folklore from around the world.
Author Andrew Lang, noted folklorist and collector of fairy tales, passed away on July 20. As he made a great contribution to the literary world, we decided to give you a brief introduction to Lang and his brilliant collection of stories for children and adults.
Classified as a story of “unjust oppresion and triumphant reward,” Cinderella is a story that’s remained popular for centuries, though you may not know that there are other variations of this story all over the world.
Hans Christian Andersen was born on April 2, 1805 in Odense, Denmark, and each year, literature enthusiasts celebrate his birthday. Andersen’s more than 160 fairy tales gave the world so many memorable characters and stories, several of which would go on to be retold in movies, television, and books. From The Little Mermaid to the Steadfast Tin Soldier, Hans Christian Andersen stories have stood the test of time.
Wilhelm Grimm, of the popular storytelling duo the Grimm Brothers, was born this day in 1786. He and his brother Jacob are known for their amazing collection of fairy tales, with stories like Snow White and Rapunzel. The two were historians and researchers who began collecting tales for publication. Many of these stories are retold over and over today, appearing in adaptations in the form of novels, movies, television shows, and even stage plays. You may think you know some of…