The Frog King or Iron Henry

 

Hartman translation: “In the old times when wishing still helped lived a king whose daughters were all beautiful, but the youngest was so beautiful that the sun, itself, which had seen so much, marveled whenever it shone in her face. Close by the king’s castle lay a great, dark forest and in the first, under an old linden tree, was a well…” Read more

Wilkins analysis and commentary: This analysis honors the wisdom found in each Fairy Tale as we understand its importance to the individuation process.  This process recognizes the quaternary structure of the Psyche:  Intuiting-thinking-feeling-sensing, sometimes recognized as spiritual-sociological-emotional-psychological… Read more

Illustrator note: It was such a surprise to read the original version of The Frog Prince. In the Disney version of course, the story has been romanticized to the point that the maiden kissing the frog seems more like a good deed… Read more