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Journal:   PIZHUHISH-I ZABAN VA ADABIYYAT-I FARSI   FALL 2009 , Volume - , Number 14; Page(s) 127 To 146.
 
Paper: 

PLANT FAIRIES

 
 
Author(s):  BARFAR S.M.*
 
* DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL STUDIES, ACECR OF FARS UNIT
 
Abstract: 

Among the subset of the fairy-tales genre, there is one type classified as No. 410 under Arne - Thompson classification. The narrative is centered on a young boy attaining a magic garden gets the fruits out of which emerge beautiful fairies. The tale is narrated in different versions around the world.
Having gathered the stories narrated among different nations, the author in this article, tires to explore the rules governing these tales, and explain their universal motifs regarding their mythological origins. According to the findings of the present article, these tales and the myths behind them are reflections of the humans’ beautiful imagination on personification and attributing life to the nature. Moreover, the magic garden which the protagonist attains could be a mythological symbol of the Paradise Lost.

 
Keyword(s): FAIRY - TALES, FAIRIES, PERSONIFICATION, THE PARADISE LOST
 
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