The Devil's Three Golden Hairs

A story with a moral

I was so inspired by hearing Martin Ellrodt tell this Grimms' tale to a group of schoolchildren at the Brixen Storytelling Festival that I soon started working on my own version for adult audiences.

And the moral?

Although I rarely tack one on to a story, the moral I found to add at the end of this tale is surely relevant for everyone setting out into the adult world!

The Norwegian wonder tale, The Giant without a Heart, has many of the same motifs.

This recording was made by Björn Gullander (many thanks for your camera work!) at the Ljungby Storytelling Festival, Sweden, in June 2018.

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