Multilingual flashcard: Fairy

Multilingual flashcard 68 and continuing with the fantasy theme with fairy in 9 languages. The cover image shows a famous photograph of the Cottingley Fairies – one of a series of 5 photographs that were taken by two young girls in Cottingley, near Bradford in England, around 1917. These photos caused controversy for years with…

Fairytales for children

“Fairy tales since the beginning of recorded time, and perhaps earlier, have been a means to conquer the terrors of mankind through metaphor.” ― Jack Zipes I have always loved fairytales in all their incarnations. They are a mainstay in our popular culture from bedtime stories to movies, constantly being reinvented and reinterpreted. There are…

Introduction to this blog

I am going to be up front with my biases – I love fairytales. Always have and always will. I grew up on a steady diet of fairytales and folklore in a landscape where it seemed as if they really could happen. Oral storytelling is a strong part of traditional Irish culture and I was…