By Bettina Liebowitz Knapp
Bargains research of fourteen French fairy stories, from the medieval Romance of Melusine to Jean Cocteau;s movie model of attractiveness and the Beast, exploring their common and everlasting nature in addition to their relevance to fashionable readers.
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Plundered by the Normans (ninth century), and twice by the English (1152–1204, 1360–1372), Poitiers was nonetheless as previously noted, the location of Eleanor of Aquitaine’s brilliant court. Indeed, certain critics maintain that Eleanor of Aquitaine had been the inspiration for Jean d’Arras’s protagonist, Mélusine. Some scholars whose names appear in the vast literature on Mélusine theorize that the tale was strictly of Poitevin origin; others, that it was of Scythian provenance, having been brought to the West by returning Crusaders.
Not surprisingly, alchemists often quoted Jesus’ recommendation to purify oneself through waters: “Verily, verily, I say unto them, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (John 3:5). The fountain’s spray, arising from uncontaminated Mother Earth, quenched Elinas’s thirst, and in so doing, ritualized the very mystery of baptism. Reminiscent of the alchemist’s elixir of life, the waters of the fountain revivified what had grown atrophied following Elinas’s divestiture and his ensuing condition of morbidit y.
He walks toward the fountain, 26 FRENCH FAIRY TALES drinks its waters, is greeted by the lady, and is told her name—Présine. Soon her valet arrives to spirit her away. She mounts her horse and leaves. So overwhelmed is Elinas by the aura of “The Lady of the Fountain,” that, after her departure, he follows her almost mechanically to her forest retreat. The two meet again. Much to his surprise, she knows his name, and asks him what brings him to the forest. He responds by requesting her love and good will.
French fairy tales: a Jungian approach by Bettina Liebowitz Knapp