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Posted By: Nigel Parsons
04-Nov-19 - 10:52 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Rumpelstiltskin, thousands of years old?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Rumpelstiltskin, thousands of years old?
Anne, The story of the sailor put off a ship when it is becalmed seems to be echoed (in parts) in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, but also, itself, seems to hark back to Jonah & The Whale (big fish). So that puts it at 2000 years+