Trivia Crack Answer: The Sleeping Beauty
About the Brothers Grimm and Sleeping Beauty
One of the stories adapted by the Brothers Grimm was The Sleeping Beauty. The Sleeping Beauty was taken from a variety of folklore sources, including an ancient Norse tale about Brynhild, a Valkyrie who was cursed to sleep on a hill surrounded by flames until a hero leapt through the fire to take her as his wife. The Brothers Grimm were two German linguists and ethnographers who collected German and Norse stories like this and recorded them as part of their research for German universities. Eventually, the Brothers Grimm decided to publish their collections of stories, including The Sleeping Beauty, under the name “Children’s and Household Tales.” Because they were afraid of some of the violence and disturbing themes in some of the stories, the Brothers Grimm decided to edit the stories to make them more appropriate for children. Many of the more violent stories, such as Little Red Riding Hood, were adopted by the German audience as cautionary tales for children, which emphasized obedience and the consequences of what happens when children misbehave. The stories of the Brother’s Grimm were eventually adopted by Europeans, especially the Germans, as artifacts of genuine cultural heritage, and eventually became part of the Romantic movement and, later, nationalism.