Topic: Top 5 Original Fairy Tale Endings

I got inspired to do this list after i read Meh's post about an upcoming Little Red Riding Hood horror film.

http://www.horror-movies.ca/Forum/viewt … p?id=19435


Originally, fairy tales of the past consisted of gruesome twists and horrific endings. These days companies like Disney sanitized them for modern audiences. So were used to seeing the predictable happy endings. I've decided to list 5 of my favourite fairy tales with their common endings and  the original gruesome ones.

5. Cinderella
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In the modern Cinderella fairy tale we have the beautiful Cinderella swept off her feet by the prince and her wicked step sisters marrying two lords – with everyone living happily ever after. But, lurking behind the pretty tale is a more sinister variation by the Grimm brothers: in this version, the nasty step-sisters cut off parts of their own feet in order to fit them into the glass slipper – hoping to fool the prince. The prince is alerted to the trickery by two pigeons who peck out the step sister’s eyes. They end up spending the rest of their lives as blind beggars while Cinderella gets to lounge about in luxury at the prince’s castle.


4. Hansel and Gretel
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In the widely known version of Hansel and Gretel, we hear of two little children who become lost in the forest, eventually finding their way to a gingerbread house which belongs to a wicked witch. The children end up enslaved for a time as the witch prepares them for eating. They figure their way out and throw the witch in a fire and escape. In an earlier French version of this tale (called The Lost Children), instead of a witch we have a devil. Now the wicked old devil is tricked by the children (in much the same way as Hansel and Gretel) but he works it out and puts together a sawhorse to put one of the children on to bleed (that isn’t an error – he really does). The children pretend not to know how to get on the sawhorse so the devil’s wife demonstrates. While she is lying down the kids slash her throat and escape.

3. Snow White
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In the tale of snow white that we are all familiar with, the Queen asks a huntsman to kill her and bring her heart back as proof. Instead, the huntsman can’t bring himself to do it and returns with the heart of a boar. Now, fortunately disney hasn’t done too much damage to this tale, but they did leave out one important original element: in the original tale, the Queen actually asks for Snow White’s liver and lungs – which are to be served for dinner that night! Also in the original, Snow White wakes up when she is jostled by the prince’s horse as he carries her back to his castle – not from a magical kiss. What the prince wanted to do with a dead girl’s body I will leave to your imagination. In the Grimm version, the tale ends with the Queen being forced to dance to death in red hot iron shoes!

2. The Pied Piper
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In the tale of the Pied Piper, we have a village overrun with rats. A man arrives dressed in clothes of pied (a patchwork of colors) and offers to rid the town of the vermin. The villagers agree to pay a vast sum of money if the piper can do it – and he does. He plays music on his pipe which draws all the rats out of the town. When he returns for payment – the villagers won’t cough up so the Pied Piper decides to rid the town of children too! In most modern variants, the piper draws the children to a cave out of the town and when the townsfolk finally agree to pay up, he sends them back. In the darker original, the piper leads the children to a river where they all drown (except a lame boy who couldn’t keep up). Some modern scholars say that there are connotations of pedophilia in this fairy tale.

1. Sleeping Beauty

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In the original sleeping beauty, the lovely princess is put to sleep when she pricks her finger on a spindle. She sleeps for one hundred years when a prince finally arrives, kisses her, and awakens her. They fall in love, marry, and (surprise surprise) live happily ever after. But alas, the original tale is not so sweet (in fact, you have to read this to believe it.) In the original, the young woman is put to sleep because of a prophesy, rather than a curse. And it isn’t the kiss of a prince which wakes her up: the king seeing her asleep, and rather fancying having a bit, rapes her. After nine months she gives birth to two children (while she is still asleep). One of the children sucks her finger which removes the piece of flax which was keeping her asleep. She wakes up to find herself raped and the mother of two kids.


source: http://listverse.com/2009/01/06/9-grues … e-origins/

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that's really interresting

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I have one !!  this one makes me chuckle

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Little Mermaid
the Disney version of the Little Mermaid story, Ariel  beats the wicked sea witch Ursla , and Ariel gets to marry the man of her dreams.  Hans Christian Andersen’s original tale,  the little Mermaid can only come on land to be with the handsome prince if she drinks a potion that makes it feel like she is walking on knives at all times. She does, and you would expect her selfless act to end with the two of them getting married. Nope. The prince marries a different woman, and the Little Mermaid throws herself into the sea, where her body dissolves into sea foam. later she looks down from heaven and watches her prince

Last edited by MistressOf Horror (2009-08-11 14:29:25)

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^^^

that's sad

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lol stupid Ariel, thats why you never trust guys. She should have jumped the fence when she had the chance.

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My fave is Rapunzel...everyone gets a bloody raw deal lol

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Enjoyed this thread - I might use it in my english class.

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kewl:D

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gothiczen wrote:

Enjoyed this thread - I might use it in my english class.

aww i hope you do, i wish more people were aware of these tales.

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haha those are awesome, too bad Disney didn't stick t the original ones instead of altering them =p

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This is why i had such high hopes at first for the brothers grimm ... too bad it was a let down ....

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ghere is more detail on the sleeping beauty story: http://www.altereddimensions.net/genera … aspx?ID=89

Wise men warned the great King that his daughter Talia was in grave danger – there was poison in the palace’s flax. A ban was put on flax but as expected, Talia still ran across a splinter while spinning flax on the flax-spinning wheel. In great despair, the king placed her body on a velvet clothe and left her in the forest.

Some time later, a rich nobleman was hunting in the woods when he ran across the abandoned body of Sleeping Beauty. Far from planting a kiss, the nobleman instead raped her sleeping body, from which resulted a pregnancy. Sleeping Beauty gave birth to two children and the forest fairies took care of them while Sleeping Beauty slumbered. Placing the babes to Sleeping Beauty’s breasts, one of the children accidentally mistook her thumb for a nipple and sucked out the poison splinter. Talia awoke from her deep sleep.

Months later, the nobleman decided to return to the woods to have more sex with Sleeping Beauty’s body when to his surprise, he found her awake. The nobleman confesses that he raped her and they again had sex in the barn. The nobleman then returns home to his wife.

The nobleman’s wife found out about the encounter and ordered the children be kidnapped and cooked alive. The cook prepared the fiendish disk and served it to the rich nobleman at his dinner. As the nobleman finished his meal, the wife announced “you are eating what is your own!†. Alas, as it turns out, the cook had a soft heart and instead of killing and cooking the children, he substituted a goat instead. Talia and the children lived happily ever after.

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I think the only tales more bleak than the Brothers Grimm are Japanese fairy tales.  Of course they invented tentacle porn, so what would expect?  (No offense to any Japanese readers here, just making a joke).