Thursday, November 11, 2010

Fairy Tale Fridays: The Tale of the Three Brothers

Special Thanks to my Personal Faery Friend for the Button Art: Ye Olde Faery Shoppe 

This week for Fairy Tale Fridays, we are reading a tale in honor of the upcoming release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 . . . "The Tale of the Three Brothers."  This tale was actually featured in J.K. Rowling's little supplemental book, The Tales of Beedle the Bard that makes an appearance in her final chapter of the seven-part magical series, featuring the now infamous, Harry Potter.

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Moving back to the tale at hand . . . "The Tale of the Three Brothers" highlights the story of three brothers, just as the title implies.  The brothers, being magical, use their talents to create a bridge across a river to get to the other side.  Unfortunately, Death blocks their way because that river was to take their life.  The brothers make a deal with Death to pass by . . . the elder gets an indestructible and invincible wand, the middle gets a stone that will bring back the dead, and the third gets a cloak that ultimately, hides the youngest and wisest from death until his due time.

The moral of the story is pretty obvious in this one . . . use your brains, not your braun!  The youngest brother uses wisdom to avoid an early death.  The older two actually bring death on themselves, tragically too early.  However, there is much more to this story to any and all Harry Potter fans out there . . . BUT, I am not going to release those details to avoid the spoilers!  I encourage you to read The Tales of Beedle for Dumbledore's own thoughts to add to the subject, and of course, feel free to come on back here to share your thoughts.  With this one, I just ask that you note any spoilers that may be on their way!

Are you planning on hitting theaters for Part 1 of Deathly Hallows in one week?!?

Friday, November 19th:  The Ear of Corn by The Brothers Grimm
Friday, November 26th:  FTF Thanksgiving Break featuring special food and fun!
Friday, December 3rd:  Snow White and Rose Red by The Brothers Grimm
Friday, December 10th:  The Snow Man by Hans Christian Andersen


  1. I haven't read Tales of Beedle the Bard but I am a huge Potter fan and will be making my way to a midnight showing of DH Part 1! Definitely looking forward to it!

    Sorry I've been out of the blogging loop, but I'll be sure to rejoin FTF for next week's story!

  2. I'm still pretty behind on the movies, so I'll probably wait for the DVD.

  3. lisa :) . . . I am so jealous of you right now!! I won't be able to see the movie until at least Saturday and I cannot wait!! Be sure to let me know what you think! I hope you are enjoying Nanowrimo!!

    carolsnotebook . . . What was the last movie you saw? I can't wait for the new ones, but it will be sad to end the Harry Potter revolution!


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