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Posted By: Jim Carroll
02-Nov-19 - 12:30 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Rumpelstiltskin, thousands of years old?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Rumpelstiltskin, thousands of years old?
Surely this is old news
I've recently traced the ballad Get Up and Bar the Door as far back as ancient Egypt, Hind Horn is linked to the Odyssey myth, Lord Gregory to Chaucer, Lord Bateman to Thomas Becket's merchant adventurer father...
When it comes to songs and lore there is nothing new under the sun   
Part of the fun of research
Jim Carroll