FairyTales: Part II
Baba Yaga by bumskee
Baba Yaga is the best! I love this creepy illustration.
Hello Charlotte! Thanks for getting in touch—I was happy to feature your lovely Jorinde and Joringel illustration. And I’ve updated the post to reflect both your and Julia’s contributions to the artwork.
princess and the pea
Art by Ron Embleton
The Golden Goose, Goldilocks, Aladdin, The Goose Girl
I love these illustrations! To learn more about the illustrator, Ron Embleton, check out his Wikipedia page.
Briar Rose ~ Sleeping Beauty in the Brothers Grimm
Briar Rose is the Brothers Grimm version of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale. According to the legend, when the princess of a kingdom was born, her father invited many wise women to to bless her. However, he only had twelve golden plates, and had to exclude one of the sages.
Each wise woman gave the baby a gift such as grace or beauty, but when just before the last woman stepped forward, the woman who hadn’t been invited appeared. She cursed the child to die on her fifteenth birthday by pricking her finger on a spindle and then disappeared. When the final woman stepped forward, all she could do was change the curse from death to sleeping for a hundred years.
Though the King and Queen made efforts to prevent their daughter from pricking her finger, it was impossible to escape the curse and both the princess and the entire kingdom fell into a deep slumber.
A great briar bush enveloped the kingdom, and though many princes tried to cut their way through the brush, all failed, until finally, one prince came at the end of the hunderad years to find the kingdom covered in flowers. He made his way up to the sleeping princess and kissed her.
The princess, now known as Briar Rose, woke from the kiss and the curse was lifted off the entire kingdom.
The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm Translated by Jack Zipes.
Briar Rose was anonymously requested. If you have any requests, please drop them in my Ask Box.
Photos from YOU ARE HAIR variety show, by Steve McFarland. March 11, 2014 at Littlefield in Brooklyn.
This is the show where I talked about Rapunzel. Video to follow…
'Schneewittchen / Snow White' by S. Hruby for 'Die Muskete' magazine, published 1929.