la fiaba…non solo per i bambini

Fairy tales belong to our unconscious: we like thinking about a happy ending and a joyful future…the curiosity and the emotion William and Kate have aroused, witness the need of fancying and dreaming.
England is the homeland of this genre, erroneously thought for-children-only and sometimes considered inadequate for educated, grown up people.
Examples? Most of anthologies mention all of them in few lines or even just supply a list of the main titles and authors.
The history of story telling started long time ago, in Celtic times. The Druids, Celtic  wise men, were the only ones who could read and write. They were divided into three categories: the Ovates were  future tellers, the Druids  were teachers, ambassadors, astronomers, musicians, judges and priests, and the Bards protected and transmitted the tradition of the tribe telling stories and poems.

Have aroused: have awaken (hanno risvegliato)
Homelad: country where you were born (patria)
Grown up people: adults (adulti)
Supply: give
Wise: highly clever (saggi)
Future tellers: people who predict the future (indovini)
Judges: people who say if a person has committed an evil action (giudici)