Mudcat Café message #4017054 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #166858   Message #4017054
Posted By: keberoxu
03-Nov-19 - 03:48 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Rumpelstiltskin, thousands of years old?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Rumpelstiltskin, thousands of years old?
On Rumpelstiltskin:
that particular name is from German,
Rumpelstiltzchen,
having nought to do with skin anyplace --

"stiltzchen" is little stilts or poles.
There is also a "rumpelgeist," close to a "poltergeist."


And as was made evident when
Once Upon A Time was broadcast internationally,
Rumpelstiltzchen goes by a wide and wild variety of names.

Tremotino    --    Italy
Tracassin    --    France