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Weekly-ish thingy and the Page of Cups/The Girl -Fish

This is a new favorite fairy tale for me, I actually hadn’t read it till a few weeks ago. It’s apparently not super well known despite having been part of … Continue reading

March 21, 2022 · Leave a comment

Weekly thingy and the Ten of Cups/Ileana Simziana

So I only discovered this story a few weeks ago while looking up dragon stories and it wasn’t what I needed for that, but it was definitely what I needed … Continue reading

March 6, 2022 · Leave a comment

Weekly thingy and the Nine of Cups/Dragon’s Hoard

This one isn’t a specific story – oddly the whole traditional dragon with a hoard of gold in a cave demanding maidens for lunch thing doesn’t really turn up in … Continue reading

February 20, 2022 · 1 Comment

Weekly thingy and the Eight of Cups/Gerda

Mooooom, the Snow Queen again????? Yup, nope, never tired of this story. Also if you haven’t read the whole thing and only know it through adaptations you are missing a … Continue reading

February 13, 2022 · 2 Comments

Weekly thingy and the Seven of Cups/Allerleirauh

This is not the best known story but I’ve already talked through it once so huzzah, easy post! Allerleirauh aka All-Kinds-of-Fur is packing her treasures to run away before her … Continue reading

February 6, 2022 · Leave a comment

Weekly thingy and the Six of Cups/Twelve Dancing Princesses

6 cups! 12 princesses! No more than 24 arms (actually less because not everyone’s arms are visible but definitely NO MORE. I showed several people this drawing at various stages … Continue reading

January 30, 2022 · 1 Comment

Weekly thingy and the Six of Cups . . . ish

You know how last week I mentioned that o haven’t done a card for the twelve dancing princesses yet and how if I do it’s going to be quite the … Continue reading

January 23, 2022 · Leave a comment

Weekly thingy and the Five of Cups/The Evil Queen

Ok, I’m back with a finished card and I know it was a wait but I do really like this one a lot. Someone who’s busy being upset over what … Continue reading

January 17, 2022 · 1 Comment

Weekly thingy and Nine of Wands/The Magic Comb

Another week, another fairly general Russian fairy tale reference. There are multiple stories where this turns up – it’s something of a trope in Russian fairytales – but let’s go … Continue reading

October 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

Weekly thingy and Eight of Wands/Arrows to Find Brides

This is actually a new story to me and I don’t have a specific source for it, agh. I found it in an article on archery in Russian folklore and … Continue reading

September 27, 2021 · 1 Comment