Many of the fairytales that we’re familiar with, such as Snow White, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel, originated in Germany and were collected by the Brothers Grimm. But Jacob and Wilhelm weren’t the only German story-gatherers in the early 19th century. Fellow folklorist Franz Xaver Schönwerth also collected fables, from the Oberpfalz region of Bavaria. Three years ago, a mere 150 years later, five hundred of them were rediscovered in an archive in Regensberg, Germany. These tales are only now coming to light in the English-speaking world.

via Forbes

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