The story is “Little Red Cap” this time, better known as “Little Red Riding Hood”. We discuss such topics as the 3 faces of the Great Mother, the nature of wolves, and of course our good friend Trickster. Please note that there is also some discussion of rape in this episode, if that is something that will upset you, this may be one to skip.
The story is from Household Tales by Brothers Grimm and is read starting at 3:21 and ending at 12:38.
Adina also recommends:
- The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales (Pantheon Fairy Tale And Folklore Library). If attempting to purchase this, be sure it says, “with Padraic Colum (intro) and Joseph Campbell (commentary) and James Scharl (illustr)”. Amazon considers all versions to be the same book, so you could accidentally buy a copy without those key elements.
- The Trials and Tribulations of Little Red Riding Hood. Edited by Jack D. Zipes.
Our intro/outro music is from Antoni Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, performed by John Harrison with the Wichita State University Chamber Players. You can find the original at freemusicarchive.org