Analyses of Myths and Faery Tales

Myths show the relations between things, even if the meaning of such relationships is left to the reader to interpret and imbue with meaning.  Here, I give my own interpretation of some of these myths, in terms of how they relate to transformation.

Hieronymus Bosch [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
“The Garden of Earthly Delights”

The Water of Life

An analysis of the Grimm’s Tale, “The Water of Life,” Tale #97

by Charlotte Dovey

Prometheus and His Brothers

In “Prometheus and His Brothers” I explore how knowledge and ignorance, toil and rest are related.

by Charlotte Dovey

The Tale of the Wolf and Goat: An Analysis

I assess this lesser-known Grimm’s Fairy Tale.

by Charlotte Dovey


The myth of Athena tells us something about the role of women.

by Charlotte Dovey