Grandma, what a long history you have! The origins of “Little Red Riding Hood”

An interesting account by Tom Jacobs of the origins and dispersal of the Red Riding Hood tale. This is probably not such new and startling news as it proclaims, but that’s newspapers for you. And it begs a few questions about whether such motifs are monogenetic (from a single source) or whether they evolve independently, and the final comment is surely a bit trite and simplistic.

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