Huzzah, hello and Guten Tag!
We sally forth into the wonderful world of the Grimm fairy tales. The original ones. Plus, some analysis.
First up is the Frog King – a delightful tale of lost balls, thrown frogs and found love. And Iron Henry. Who is Iron Henry? Well, you’ll have to hear the whole story:
This is the first old tale in the Grimm brother’s first edition of Kinder- und Hausmärchen, as translated by Margaret Hunt. It’s also one of the most famous German fairy tales, but as we will see it has been bowdlerised many times during its 200-odd-year history. The original tale is rather dark and creepy, just the way we like ’em.
Can’t be bothered listening to me? Read The Frog King here.