Tag: fairy-tale

10 Urban Legends & Myths

Posted by Published on June 8, 2018

  The Whitechapel Murders The Whitechapel Murders and the mysterious entity committing them are perhaps one of the most famous examples of an Urban Legend in London’s history. ‘Jack The Ripper’ was never found or arrested, but several individuals were potentially tied to the mysterious entity – his nickname ‘the ripper’ came from the way he left the victim’s bodies. Part of Jack’s notoriety came…

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Once upon a time, I stopped watching Disney and started reading the original fairy tales, and my life went downhill from there. Find out ten important life lessons I’ve carried into adulthood from these stories.   A few things can be learned from a childhood spent devouring Greek myths, Arabian legends and the classic tales of Grimm, Perrault and Andersen. Life is difficult and challenging;…

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10 orphans from literature

Posted by Published on February 9, 2016

The exhibition ‘Drawing on Childhood‘ is currently on display at The Foundling Museum and encompasses the work of key illustrators from the 18th century to the present day, depicting images of fictional characters who are orphaned, adopted, fostered or found. A long time favourite theme in European folklore and fiction these orphaned children find themselves without any parental guidance and are therefore able to carve…

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