Names The Same: Fairy Tales

  • Snow White from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" is not the same person as Snow White from "Snow-White and Rose-Red", even though both tales are found together in the Brothers Grimm fairytales. In the German original their names are slightly different ("Schneewittchen" vs. "Schneeweisschen").
  • Not to mention the various Jacks (in "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Jack the Giant Killer"), Hans-es, Bad Wolves, Princes Charming, and so on.
  • In Hungary, "Aranyhaj" ("Golden-Hair") can refer to Rapunzel, Goldilocks, and various Hungarian fairy tale heroines. The Russian equivalent "Zlatokosa" is a rather similar case.
  • There is more than one Goldilocks. It can refer to either the Goldilocks of Three Bears fame or the heroine of Madame d'Aulnoy's "The Story of Pretty Goldilocks".

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