All Stories Tagged "curses"

The Old Woman in the Wood

Written by Brothers Grimm

Fairy tale of a girl that is abandoned in the forest when the family she works for is killed by thieves. A bird finds her sitting sorrowfully and brings her a key that unlocks a magic tree which contains food, clothes and bedding inside. She lives happily like this until one day the bird asks her to complete a task and her adventure begins.

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Little Brother and Little Sister

Written by Brothers Grimm

Adventurous tale of a brother and sister that escape from their wicked step-mother to live by themselves in the forest. During their escape, the brother is cursed and transformed into a deer. The sister cares for her brother and eventually becomes Queen. The step-mother learns of their happiness and again tries to ruin them, but fails.

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Little Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Written by Brothers Grimm

A beautiful maiden causes her evil step-mother to become jealous. The maiden escapes from her step-mother’s plot and goes to live with seven dwarfs. The step-mother with her greed and envy sets out to kill the maiden once and for all.

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Sleeping Beauty or “Little Briar Rose”

Written by Brothers Grimm

A beautiful princess is cursed to fall asleep for 100 years upon her 15th birthday. Many try to reach her behind her castle of thorns and briar patch while she sleeps, but fail. After the 100 years of sleep, she awakes to find the handsome prince, whom she marries and lives happily ever after.

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The Seven Ravens

Written by Brothers Grimm

A girl finds that her seven brothers were cursed into becoming birds and she ventures off to save them. She finds them in a glass mountain secured by a dwarf and eventually lifts their curse.

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The Fisherman and His Wife

Written by Brothers Grimm

A fisherman finds an enchanted fish in the sea who grants his wife every wish. She becomes overwhelmed with greed and her wishes are never satisfying enough. In the end she learns to be thankful for what she has and live with humility.

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The Frog Prince (Frog King or Iron Henry)

Written by Brothers Grimm

A princess loses her ball while playing near a well. A frog retrieves it for her, after she promises to love the frog and bring him back to her castle. When the princess breaks her promise, the king forces her to uphold her word.

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Beauty and the Beast

Written by Dinah Maria Mulock (Miss Mulock)

A humble merchant’s daughter goes to live with a hideous beast in order to save her father’s life. During her stay she becomes close to the creature and eventually the fall in love, breaking the beast’s curse and turning him back into a handsome prince.

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Prince Sneeze

Written by Henry Beston

A prince is cursed by a mean fairy. Every time he sneezes something strange happens. His curse is only broken once he marries.

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