YMMV: The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids

  • Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory: As simple as the tale is, there is a surprising number of theories about its interpretation:
    • Various psychoanalysts have deduced from Mother Goat's single status that the wolf should be considered the father of the kids.
    • In compliance with the former thesis, the tale has been assumed to be a distant echo of the Greek myth (as told in Hesiod's Theogony) that Kronos ate all his children by Rhea, and only the youngest one, Zeus, escaped that fate and later defeated his father. Note that while Zeus was in hiding from Kronos, he was fed and cared for by a (nymph in the shape of a) goat, Amalthea.
    • The seven kids are the days of the week, and the wolf is night who "swallows" them, but it fails at devouring the last one (Sunday), as the week begins anew and the days are "reborn".