Saturday, May 21, 2005

Alien Abductions and Glass Slippers

As I was looking for different versions of stories where a trickster steals a cooking pot by convincing the owner that the pot has died, I came across this handy website: Folklore and Mythology
Electronic Texts
. I've linked it in the side-panel under Recommended Reading* so that you may find it again. You never know when you're going to need a story about an alien abduction or a legendary case of flatulence.

In other news: after years of believing that Cinderella's glass slippers were actually fur slippers but mistranslated from the French, I discovered that Charles Perrault had meant all along for the slippers to be glass. No kidding, you are probably thinking. Who would wear fur slippers to a French dancing party?

Glass slippers aren't practical, either, but at least they're shiny.

*No longer linked. So it goes.

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