Although when usually post my Thursday Theories, it is Thursday for the majority of people who read my Blog. It actually comes out on early Friday morning for myself. So while this will be the majorities Wednesday, this actually be on my Thursday for once!
The reason for my “earlier” post today though, is because June the 24th is International Fairy Day.
A day dedicated to the mythological sprites that fill our fairytales and imaginations! Fairies have existed in just about every culture around the world — though they differ from tale to tale.
While the term fairy goes back only to the Middle Ages in Europe. Analogues to these beings in varying forms appear in both written and oral literature, from the Sanskrit gandharva (semidivine celestial musicians) to the nymphs of Greek mythology and Homer, the jinni of Arabic mythology, and similar folk characters of the Samoans, of the Arctic peoples, and of other indigenous Americans.
There are so many variations of Fairies, good and evil ones. I could probably write a whole paper academic about it. I really want to do like a Fairytale Study Course, but I can’t justify it. I also know a couple of people with fairy gardens, but they live on huge properties and so have the resources and space to make a whole little village. It’s incredibly sweet.
Anyway, there is so much more to Fairies than what I could write in my little blog post, while drinking (haha).
Tomorrow though, embrace your inner Fairy…Whether that’s good or evil, or cheeky ~.^
Today is a public holiday in my state of Australia and I have been really struggling to decide what to write for today’s Magical Monday post. I think I have done enough “misery and heartbreak” posts and I am going to be positive =D
So what to do…what to do…I woke up this morning after a lovely sleep in, which I have not had in the last couple of months. It is amazing how having just one morning to sleep in can make you feel so well and happy =D That’s when I had a spark of imagination, why not talk about my second favourite Disney princess!
Now I say second, but especially with the whole new bunch of Disney princesses that have come out over the last few years, that list seems to be changing a lot these days! Sleeping Beauty though has always been a favourite of mine. I am definitely a good sleeper! I have just always thought that she was so beautiful and since I am a dark beauty of course I want to be the opposite of everything that I am! ~.^ I love her long wavy golden hair, her eyes are purple…I have always wanted purple eyes. Also I have the same love as she does, running through forests.
Aurora (also known as Sleeping Beauty) isn’t always in the group pictures of the other classic Disney Princess (mainly because she is asleep for a good quarter of it). I think though, she is just as lovely and sings with just as many of the forest animals as any of the other Disney princesses. Also I think that she has one of the best songs. Every girl (and boys too!) has at least once in their life felt like this about someone.
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Music “Once Upon a Dream” by Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Chorus – Sleeping Beauty (Google Play)
If you haven’t already though you NEED to see Maleficent with Angelina Jolie. The film is stunningly beautiful, the acting is utterly gorgeous. It is a great story from the point of Maleficent, the Sorceress (bad fairy) who puts the curse on Aurora where she will prick her finger on her 16th birthday.
A little history on Sleeping Beauty:
There are many different versions of the Sleeping Beauty the “The Beauty Sleeping in the Wood” by Charles Perrault or “Little Briar Rose” (German: Dornröschen) by the Brothers Grimm is a classic tale involving the princess, a sleeping enchantment and a handsome prince. The version collected by the Grimms was an orally transmitted version of the originally literary tale published by Charles Perrault in “Histoires ou contes du temps passé” in 1697. This was based on “Sun, Moon, and Talia” by Giambattista Baslie (published posthumously in 1634).
In the Grimms version Maleficent is the 13th fairy, where as in Perrault’s version she is the 8th fairy.
Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote two poems based on Sleeping Beauty.
In one version an Ogre lineage is a major part of the story.