Black Woman's Castle

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Black Woman's Castle

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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!

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.

Aug 5, 2012, 10:35pm

Maybe "Mother Holle" ( or "The Black Madonna"?

Aug 6, 2012, 10:01pm

Wow! I'm terribly impressed and very grateful.