This month: fairy tales from ancient Egypt!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Ancient Egyptian Fairy Tales


Two melancholic tales for the moody month of January:

The Possessed Princess

Place:   Ancient Egypt, Northeastern Syria and the Land of Bechten (somewhere in Asia. 

Time:  The original papyrus claims the story took place in 1350 B.C. but a more realistic date is closer to around 100 B.C. The story concerns his majesty, King Ramses, residing in his palace in Neharina. Hit the link to read more:

http://www.fairytalechannel.com/2009/01/egyptian-princess-bentrescht-and-demon.html


The Doomed Prince

A manuscript dating to approximately 1000 B.C. bears the designation Papyrus Harris 500, marking it as the property of Mr. Harris at the British Museum in London. It contains two fairy tales in addition to a number of love poems. The first tale is about the Doomed Prince; the second is a story about the capture of the city of Joppa. Click on the link below to read about the incredible life of a doomed prince:

http://www.fairytalechannel.com/2009/01/enchanted-prince-egyptian-fairy-tale.html

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