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Myths and Legends - Fact and Fiction

Myths and Legends - Fact and Fiction

A recent report on the origins of many legends and fairy tales has found stories such as Jack and the Beanstalk are thousands of years old.

The brothers Grimm held much the same view and we find other examples such as the Egyptian Cinderella - Rhodopis - dating to 1350BC or earlier. (I'll add a copy at the end of the post).

It, therefore, looks safe to say that many tales and legends have offered entertainment and insight for millenia. As part of that they have held a universal appeal in terms of being handed on fairly intact from one generation to another.

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