#FridayFantasy . . . The Wild Swans.

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Transformation is a pervasive theme in the best myths and fairy tales. HC Andersen’s work is no exception, as enchanted mermaids become humans, or humans turn into swans. Young and old were captivated by “The Wild Swans” upon its 1838 publication, and its fascination hasn’t dimmed very much since then. Self-sacrifice and spiritual strength are at the center of the tale, as is so often the case with Andersen, and for those who have never read the story… it does end happily.

Illustration of “The Wild Swans,” by New Zealand artist Harry Rountree, 1934.

 

 

 

 

Text and image source: Edmund Dulac https://www.facebook.com/189134157844043/posts/3081697651920998/

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