Thomas Ramey Watson

Fairy tales have ancient origins

By looking at how these folk tales have spread and changed it tells us something about human psychology and what sort of things we find memorable.

“The oldest tale we found was an Aesopic fable that dated from about the sixth century BC, so the last common ancestor of all these tales certainly predated this.

We are looking at a very ancient tale that evolved over time.”

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