Well, we can begin with a list of where fairy tales did not come from:
- from Disney movies
- They were not originally intended for children
- They may have folk origins but many of the most famous ones have authors such as Charles Perrault.
- They are not unique to Germany nor to Europe but can be found around the world.
As our course develops we will explore some suggested origins but here is one article (among many) that could offer some suggestions.
Here is a video that offers a point of view about where they came from: