In this episode, Kathy tells the story of “Frau Holle,” a German folktale, recorded by the Brothers Grimm. We explore the relationship between its young and old characters - especially the role the wise crone plays in the initiation of the young woman. We also look at the symbolism found within this story to see what it has to offer from a psychological perspective. Finally we discover what Frau Holle can teach us about living today as an elder. today. All rights reserved.
Story: "Frau Holle" recorded by the Brothers Grimm.
Cover illustration by Rie Cramer, found in the book Grimm Fairy Tales (1927).
Music: The Snow Queen Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/