Thursday, March 19, 2015

Fact of the Day: Cinderella

The tale of Cinderella is older than anyone knows for sure. The story was first told only with speech, and was finally put on paper by Giambattista Basile of Naples, Italy in the 17th century. By the time Basile wrote down the tale of Cinderella, her name was Cenerentola. Which is still today the Italian name for the mythical princess. 

9 comments:

Emmylou said...

I will always love this fairy tale:) Didn't now the original written form was Italian.

Margaret D said...

A lovely tale is Cinderella and I had no idea where it originated from.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I like the Italian name. Rolls nicely off the tongue.

Christine said...

Interesting, I really want to see the new Cinderella movie.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

And I read once that the "glass slipper" resulted from a mistranslation of "fur slipper." Fur slipper? I picture those big fuzzy house slippers!

Pat Hatt said...

Someone sure had quite the imagination way back then

stephen Hayes said...

It's fascinating how old some of these stories are.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

And they always change to be more modern

Kay said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the movie.