Fairy Tale Tuesday: East of The Sun West of The Moon

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Let’s have another wonderful fairytale by a genuine πŸ™β€πŸ™πŸ€—

Nifty Buckles

The Beautiful Norwegian winter fairy tale collected and written by
Peter Christen AsbjΓΈrnsen 1812-1885 and JΓΈrgen Moe.

East of the Sun west of the Moon shows a bridegroom who is in beast form much like the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast including similar tales that go way back to the Roman, Lucius Apuleius 124 CE – 170 CE Philosopher & author.

The story of Cupid and Psyche where the deity Cupid and Psyche wed, she immediately loses him and must tackle several trials and tribulations in order to become his goddess wife.

Kay Nielsen was a Danish artist 1886-1957 that illustrated lovely works of art for the story. His illustration below at Wikimedia Commons in Public Domain.

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Translated by Andrew Lang (1844-1912) in The Blue Fairy Book 1889.

Once upon a time there was a poor husbandman who had many children and little to give them in the way…

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