New and unpolished Fairy Tales have been discovered in Bavaria, which I just bet were hidden in the deep woods and guarded by Trolls. They were locked away in archives in Regensburg, which brings a tug to the curly locks of one who wrote a novel called A LOST TALE. In my novel, awash with druids and sacred wells and Magicke from the Otherworld, a central character comes from Regensburg to set things aright. Those mists of time are brushed aside, shedding centuries one by one. Forever yet never grim.
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Five hundred new fairytales discovered in Germany
Collection of fairytales gathered by historian Franz Xaver von Schönwerth had been locked away in an archive in Regensburg for over 150 years
by Victoria Sussens-Messerer
A whole new world of magic animals, brave young princes and evil witches has come to light with the discovery of 500 new fairytales, which were locked away in an archive in Regensburg, Germany for over 150 years. The tales are part of a collection of myths, legends and fairytales, gathered by the local historian Franz Xaver von Schönwerth (1810–1886) in the Bavarian region of Oberpfalz at about the same time as the Grimm brothers were collecting the fairytales that have since charmed adults and children around the world.
Last year, the Oberpfalz cultural curator Erika Eichenseer published a selection of fairytales from Von Schönwerth's collection, calling the book Prinz Roßzwifl. This is local dialect for "scarab beetle". The scarab, also known as the "dung beetle", buries its most valuable possession, its eggs, in dung, which it then rolls into a ball using its back legs. Eichenseer sees this as symbolic for fairytales, which she says hold the most valuable treasure known to man: ancient knowledge and wisdom to do with human development, testing our limits and salvation.