Tag: fairy tales

  • Disenchanted blog tour – Epiphany’s story

    Disenchanted is now available to buy, and to celebrate, we’ve had a blog tour. We’ve reproduced the story fragments used on the blog tour here for your convenience; all six make an entire short story. The blog tour stops were the ones you can see on this banner, and we’d like to thank those lovely bloggers who helped […]

  • Egg-tapping, girl-whipping and the power of Ozric Tentacles – Easter and Fairy Tales

    Easter is an intriguing time of year. It is the most important Christian festival, celebrating the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The English name for the festival is possibly take from the name of the pagan goddess, Ostara, who may or may not have been a goddess of the dawn. For most of the […]

  • Mother’s Day and the fairy tales linked to it

    Mother’s Day, celebrated on different days around the world, is nonetheless a concept common to nearly all world cultures. But what of mothers in fairy tales? What do fairy tales have to teach us about mothers and motherhood? Let’s take a look. Mothers don’t have a great life expectancy in fairy tales. In Snow White, […]

  • Fairy Tales relating to Spring

    Spring time in fairy tales What do fairy tales have to say about spring time? Quite a lot, it seems. To celebrate the equinox, let’s take a look. DIY The familiar zeal for carrying out maintenance tasks on the home during spring time is seen in the fairy tale The Wayward Castle where a servant […]

  • Fairy Tale traditions associated with Pancake Day

    Pancake day and fairy tales. Pancakes are traditionally eaten on Shrove Tuesday (or indeed any Tuesday). In medieval times, the pancake was seen as terribly indulgent. Eating pancakes was a way of letting your hair down and celebrating the end of week. We should point out that, before the Gregorian calendar was introduced in 1582, […]