Stories & Princesses — A look at how successful stories survive and change through time

A watercolour picture of Guinevere by Henry Justice Ford
Guinevere, by Henry Justice Ford

The Princess Is In The Castle — “Rapunzel”

Rapunzel sat in her tower, with long blonde hair, and a bird in a cage
Omslagsbild av bilderboken Rapunzel av bröderna Grimm, by Katalin Szegedi — felisforlag.se, CC BY-SA 3.0

The Princess Is In The Castle — “Sleeping Beauty”

La Belle au bois dormant, 1821, by Marie Antoinette Victoire Petit-Jean (France, 1795–1831)

The Princess is in another castle — “ Šāhnāmah”

Rudaba and Zal Rudaba on the roof of her palace with two maids, lets one of her ringlets down to Zal
Provided by the British Library from its digital collections. Catalogue entry: IOSM IO Isl 1256

The Princess Is In The Castle — “The Cowherd and the Weaver Girl”

one of the twelve signs of the oriental zodiac, called the ox “Altair”
Jūnishi nochi ushi “kengyūsei” by 山本芳翠(1850-1906)

The Princess Is In The Castle — “Persephone”

L’enlèvement de Proserpine, by Simone Pignoni

The Princess Is In The Castle — “Inanna and the Descent into the Underworld”

The “Burney Relief,” which is believed to represent either Ishtar or her older sister Ereshkigal , photo by BabelStone CC0

The Unbroken Chain Of A Story Line Down Through Time

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