Tag Archives: St. Dympna

Fairy Tales Revisisted #6 – Hagiography (Active)

This is actually the same as an earlier post but I recently wrote another ending to it and liked the way they split from each other: in one St. Dympna is the passive audience to her own life and this one the active instigator. To some extent at least. So Hagiography (Active) The sky above […]

Fairy Tales Revisited #3 – Hagiography

This is based on Allerleirauh (Grimms) or Peau d’Ane (Perrault), depending on which you prefer, which has ties to the story of Saint Dympna. It also borrows from the story of Mary of Egypt. This is one of the things I like best about fairy tales/folklore, really: the endless number of layers you can find […]