June 30th, 2018

East of the Sun

geography of fairy tales

The tales actually have quite a bit. It's just not detailed. The prince has to go past thrice-nine kingdoms to rescue the frog-princess after burning her frog-skin means the witch abducts her. Or, somewhat less specified, the heroine has to go east of the sun and west of the moon to rescue the prince after burning his bearskin means the witch abducts him.

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