Black Woman's Castle

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Black Woman's Castle

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1lil_ghostcrab
Aug 5, 2012, 4:20pm

Seeking an english translation of an old Austrian fairytale about a girl who is taken into service at the Black Woman's Castle.
It reads much like Bluebeard.
I am looking for it because Maria Von Franz cites it.
Much appreciation!
Ghost

2rarm
Edited: Aug 5, 2012, 7:43pm

The closest I can find is this version of the Grimm's "Marienkind", which is Aarne-Thompson type 710 and seems to have other variations in German.

3extrajoker
Aug 5, 2012, 10:35pm

Maybe "Mother Holle" (http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/grimm/ht11.htm) or "The Black Madonna"?

4lil_ghostcrab
Aug 6, 2012, 10:01pm

Wow! I'm terribly impressed and very grateful.