Cinderella · Fairy Tale · Historical · NovElla

Love Like Salt

An old folktale from Mexico, “Love Like Salt” begins in the style of King Lear, very much like the beginning of the English Cinderella story “Cap O’Rushes”. The King questions his three daughters and finds out the youngest princess loves him…as dearly as she loves salt! The story has a riches-to-rags-to-riches plot line. These stories,… Continue reading Love Like Salt

Fairy Tale · LOTR · NovElla

Fairy Tales in The Silmarillion

“A day will come at last when I Shall take the hidden paths that run West of the Moon, East of the Sun.” – Tolkien, “The Road Goes Ever On” J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion delves into the history of Middle Earth, and the world of Arda as a whole. It contains a lot of background… Continue reading Fairy Tales in The Silmarillion

Cinderella · Fairy Tale · NovElla

Who’s the Most Popular One of All?

Fairy tales are everywhere. There are story collections, movies, retellings… and I was curious to know which ones are the most popular. How often are different stories referenced or retold? How do favorites change over time? I used the Google Ngram tool to plot different fairytale titles. It’s important to note that this isn’t always… Continue reading Who’s the Most Popular One of All?