History Literature / EastOfTheSunAndWestOfTheMoon

12th Jan '16 5:35:56 PM Prfnoff
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'''''[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/eastsunwestmoon/index.html East of the Sun and West of the Moon]]''''' is a [[UsefulNotes/{{Norway}} Norwegian]] {{fairy tale}} collected by [[Creator/AsbjornsenAndMoe Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jorgen Moe]].

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'''''[[http://www.''[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/eastsunwestmoon/index.html East of the Sun and West of the Moon]]''''' Moon]]'' is a [[UsefulNotes/{{Norway}} Norwegian]] {{fairy tale}} collected by [[Creator/AsbjornsenAndMoe Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jorgen Moe]].
9th Dec '15 9:05:33 AM spirasen
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It involves a white bear that offers to take the youngest child to fix a family's poor situation. They accept and the bear takes the young girl to a castle where a man slept in the same room as her at night in the dark. As such, she could not see who it was. When she was homesick she was allowed to go home with one condition: She is not allowed to stay with her mother alone. Of course, the young girl doesn't listen and takes a magical candle from her mother. When she returned to the castle, she was able to see the face of the man that has been visiting her bed at night -- who was actually the bear. After a [[WhatTheHellHero what have you done moment]] he gets taken away by his [[OurTrollsAreDifferent troll]] stepmother to marry a troll princess. Before leaving, he tells her that he will be at a land East of the Sun and West of the Moon.

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It involves a white bear that offers to take the youngest child to fix a family's poor situation. They accept and the bear takes the young girl to a castle where a man slept in the same room as her at night in the dark. As such, she could not see who it was. When she was homesick she was allowed to go home with one condition: She is not allowed to stay with her mother alone. Of course, the young girl doesn't listen and takes a magical candle from her mother. When she returned to the castle, she was able to see the face of the man that has been visiting her bed at night -- who was actually the bear. After a [[WhatTheHellHero what have you done moment]] he gets taken away by his [[OurTrollsAreDifferent [[AllTrollsAreDifferent troll]] stepmother to marry a troll princess. Before leaving, he tells her that he will be at a land East of the Sun and West of the Moon.






* DisproportionateRetribution: poor girl makes one mistake, then must trek all over Scandinavia to right it.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: poor Poor girl makes one mistake, then must trek all over Scandinavia to right it.
9th Dec '15 8:58:39 AM spirasen
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It involves a white bear that offers to take the youngest child to fix a family's poor situation. They accept and the bear takes the young girl to a castle where a man slept in the same room as her at night in the dark. As such, she could not see who it was. When she was homesick she was allowed to go home with one condition: she is not allowed to stay with her mother alone. Of course, the young girl doesn't listen and takes a magical candle from her mother. When she returned to the castle, she was able to see the face of the man that has been visiting her bed at night - who was actually the bear. After a [[WhatTheHellHero what have you done moment]] he gets taken away by his [[OurTrollsAreDifferent troll]] stepmother to marry a troll princess. Before leaving, he tells her that he will be at a land East of the Sun and West of the Moon.

She sets off to find him and meets a woman and her daughter on the way. This woman gives her a golden apple and lets her borrow a horse. Next, she meets a woman who gives her a golden carding comb. A third woman gives her a golden spinning wheel and tells her that she should go find the east wind who might take her to the place that she seeks. The east wind could not help her as he never blew that far so he tells her to visit the west. After facing the same scenario, she visits the south and finally the north wind. The girl then gives up all of her golden items to the princess in exchange for a night with the prince. On the first two nights, she could not wake him. Eventually the servants tell the prince about the girl and he tosses away the drink - actually sleeping potion - from the princess that night. In the end, the girl defeats the trolls (the stepmother and the princess) by washing out the tallow of one of the prince's shirts, because the prince refuses to marry someone unable to do something so simple. The story ends with [[StuffBlowingUp all the trolls exploding]]. Everyone lives happily ever after.

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It involves a white bear that offers to take the youngest child to fix a family's poor situation. They accept and the bear takes the young girl to a castle where a man slept in the same room as her at night in the dark. As such, she could not see who it was. When she was homesick she was allowed to go home with one condition: she She is not allowed to stay with her mother alone. Of course, the young girl doesn't listen and takes a magical candle from her mother. When she returned to the castle, she was able to see the face of the man that has been visiting her bed at night - -- who was actually the bear. After a [[WhatTheHellHero what have you done moment]] he gets taken away by his [[OurTrollsAreDifferent troll]] stepmother to marry a troll princess. Before leaving, he tells her that he will be at a land East of the Sun and West of the Moon.

She sets off to find him and meets a woman and her daughter on the way. This woman gives her a golden apple and lets her borrow a horse. Next, she meets a woman who gives her a golden carding comb. A third woman gives her a golden spinning wheel and tells her that she should go find the east wind who might take her to the place that she seeks. The east wind could not help her as he never blew that far so he tells her to visit the west. After facing the same scenario, she visits the south and finally the north wind. The girl then gives up all of her golden items to the princess in exchange for a night with the prince. On the first two nights, she could not wake him. Eventually the servants tell the prince about the girl and he tosses away the drink - -- actually sleeping potion - -- from the princess that night. In the end, the girl defeats the trolls (the stepmother and the princess) by washing out the tallow of one of the prince's shirts, because the prince refuses to marry someone unable to do something so simple. The story ends with [[StuffBlowingUp all the trolls exploding]]. Everyone lives happily ever after.
16th Oct '15 1:43:43 AM WillBGood
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It involves a white bear that offers to take the youngest child to fix a family's poor situation. They accept and the bear takes the young girl to a castle where a man slept in the same room as her at night in the dark. As such, she could not see who it was. When she was homesick she was allowed to go home with one condition: she is not allowed to stay with her mother alone. Of course, the young girl doesn't listen and takes a magical candle from her mother. When she returned to the castle, she was able to see the face of the man that has been visiting her bed at night - who was actually the bear. After a [[MyGodWhatHaveYouDone what have you done moment]] he gets taken away by his [[OurTrollsAreDifferent troll]] stepmother to marry a troll princess. Before leaving, he tells her that he will be at a land East of the Sun and West of the Moon.

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It involves a white bear that offers to take the youngest child to fix a family's poor situation. They accept and the bear takes the young girl to a castle where a man slept in the same room as her at night in the dark. As such, she could not see who it was. When she was homesick she was allowed to go home with one condition: she is not allowed to stay with her mother alone. Of course, the young girl doesn't listen and takes a magical candle from her mother. When she returned to the castle, she was able to see the face of the man that has been visiting her bed at night - who was actually the bear. After a [[MyGodWhatHaveYouDone [[WhatTheHellHero what have you done moment]] he gets taken away by his [[OurTrollsAreDifferent troll]] stepmother to marry a troll princess. Before leaving, he tells her that he will be at a land East of the Sun and West of the Moon.
27th Apr '15 7:21:35 PM Sharysa
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* SignatureScene: The young bride riding her bear-husband through the woods is the iconic image of the story, frequently illustrated or used on covers.
27th Apr '15 7:21:04 PM Sharysa
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* SignatureScene: The young bride riding her bear-husband through the woods is the iconic image of the story, frequently illustrated or used on covers.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Don Bluth was preparing for an AnimatedAdaptation for this, but the project was scrapped as his company went bankrupt after the box-office failure of ''TheSecretOfNIMH''.
27th Apr '15 7:17:15 PM Sharysa
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: While it's understandable that the bride's parents would feel {{Squick}}ed that she's married a bear/wolf/some other huge and intimidating animal, they often have an iron grip on that IdiotBall when the bride herself isn't carrying it. See below.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: While it's understandable that the bride's parents would feel {{Squick}}ed that she's married a bear/wolf/some other huge and intimidating animal, they often have an iron grip on that IdiotBall when the bride herself isn't carrying it. See below.
17th Aug '14 8:52:52 PM edara
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A number of famous illustrated versions of this fairy tale have been published, including by [[http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/633668.East_of_the_Sun_and_West_of_the_Moon Mercer Mayer]], among others. All of the versions are [[ContinuitySnarl slightly different]]. Do not confuse with the HarukiMurakami book ''Literature/SouthOfTheBorderWestOfTheSun''.

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A number of famous illustrated versions of this fairy tale have been published, including by [[http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/633668.East_of_the_Sun_and_West_of_the_Moon Mercer Mayer]], among others. All of the versions are [[ContinuitySnarl slightly different]]. Do not confuse with the HarukiMurakami Creator/HarukiMurakami book ''Literature/SouthOfTheBorderWestOfTheSun''.
21st Sep '13 12:59:55 AM LovePsycho
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For a modern novel version, see ''Literature/{{East}}'' by Edith Pattou or ''Literature/{{Once Upon a Winters Night}}'' by Dennis L. [=McKiernan=].

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For a modern novel version, see ''Literature/{{East}}'' by Edith Pattou or ''Literature/{{Once Upon a Winters Night}}'' by Dennis L. [=McKiernan=].
[=McKiernan=]. There is also one that adds in some Inuit legends into the mix called ICE by Sarah Beth Durst.
17th Sep '13 1:57:31 AM StreamofConsciousness
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A number of famous illustrated versions of this fairy tale have been published, including by [[http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/633668.East_of_the_Sun_and_West_of_the_Moon Mercer Mayer]], among others. All of the versions are [[ContinuitySnarl slightly different]]. Do not confuse with the HarukiMurakami book ''South of the Border, West of the Sun''.

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A number of famous illustrated versions of this fairy tale have been published, including by [[http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/633668.East_of_the_Sun_and_West_of_the_Moon Mercer Mayer]], among others. All of the versions are [[ContinuitySnarl slightly different]]. Do not confuse with the HarukiMurakami book ''South of the Border, West of the Sun''.''Literature/SouthOfTheBorderWestOfTheSun''.
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