Wishes, Curses and a Sister Saves her Brothers: The Tale of the Seven Ravens

The following is a reblog of post of “Wishes, Curses and a Sister Saves her Brothers: The Tale of the Seven Ravens” that was posted on MARCH 7, 2018 BY ZTEVETEVANS. What grasped my interest was seven brothers were transformed into ravens as a result of their father’s curse that they had not returned with water to baptize their infant sister. It is a poignant tale of the desire of the sister to reunite with her brothers again.

Please enjoy.

Under the influence!

1016px-the_seven_ravenThe Seven Ravens By H.koppdelaney (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsWe all have dreams that we wish would come true.  Sometimes we make a wish and that wish is granted but what we actually get may be the result of how we have made that wish. If we make a detrimental wish against someone or something that wish becomes a curse.  Sometimes unforeseen consequences may be unleashed that affect others who have to pay some kind of a price even though they were not the ones who did the wishing. The following is a retelling of a folktale called The Seven Ravens and explores how wishes are made and how they are fulfilled and what can happen when wishes are made in haste or anger.   It appeared in  Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm and is classed as Aarne-Thompson type 451…

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