Inanna

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” ~ John 10:10 We’ll start off our Snow White discussion with the myth of Inanna, Mesopotamian goddess of love, beauty, and war, and “Queen of Heaven.”[1]   Seeing as how Read more…

Cupid and Psyche

We’re going to stay in Greece for a bit and examine in length our first “real” tale, Cupid and Psyche.[1]  This story isn’t generally seen as a Snow White tale; however, after reading all those Snow White stories, I couldn’t help but see the same themes within this one.   Read more…

Psyche’s Enemies

“For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.” ~ Ephesians 6:12 “But I’ll be ashamed to call myself a woman, if I don’t see that she Read more…

Psyche

“No! You will not die,” the serpent said to the woman. “In fact, God knows that when you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”….So she took some of its fruit and ate it; she also gave some to her Read more…

Cupid

And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree of the garden, but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for on the day you eat from it, you will certainly die.” ~ Genesis 2:16-17 “I will Read more…

Maroula

So Joseph was there in prison.  But the Lord was with Joseph…  ~ Genesis 39:20b-21a We’re going to stay in Greece for our next story, as it connects Psyche’s story to the Snow White tales quite nicely.  I should warn you however: I’m going to end the tale today at Read more…

A Tale from Iceland

For our next tale, we’ll travel to the far north, to the cold but exotic land of Iceland.   Iceland is unique among storytellers, for it has a history of recording oral tales accurately over long periods of time.  Also, Iceland is rather far from everything, which allows the tales Read more…