There are many great, beloved fantasy stories from around the globe but what are the world’s most popular fairy tales? It is difficult to narrow down the list to just a handful as there are so many interesting fairy tales but one of the most popular worldwide is Cinderella.
Most people have heard of Cinderella and the story involves her evil stepmother and stepsisters who will not let Cinderella attend the ball. However, using magic, Cinderella’s fairy godmother made it happen and Cinderella did attend the ball, looking beautiful in her dress. At the ball, she danced with a charming price but Cinderella had to leave at midnight before the magic wore off. In the process of running away, Cinderella lost a slipper and it was found by the prince. He searched the land for the person who would fit the slipper, eventually finding Cinderella and they lived happily ever after.
Moving away from princesses and we come to giants in the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Jack takes the family cow to sell at the market but instead, he trades the cow with a man for some magic beans. When he gets home, Jack’s mother is angry with his actions and throws the beans out of the window. By the time Jack wakes up in the morning, a giant beanstalk has grown outside the window and Jack decides to climb it, all the way to the top. Jack found a bag of gold coins at the top and took them home. On his next journey up the beanstalk, Jack discovered a hen that laid golden eggs and he decided to take that too. Unfortunately for Jack, he was not so lucky the third time when trying to steal a golden harp. The harp cried out for help and that alerted the giant, who chased Jack back down the beanstalk.
Jack grabbed hold of an ax when he got to the bottom and as the giant approached, he chopped down the beanstalk and the giant died. This is a thrilling fairy tale and it is has become so popular, NetEnt created a Jack and the Beanstalk slot game. The slot has become one of NetEnt’s most popular games and includes all the elements of the fairy tale, including stunning graphics and animations.
Another of the world’s most popular fairy tales is Little Red Riding Hood. This follows the journey of Little Red Riding Hood to her grandmother’s house. She is sent there by her mother with a basket of treats and is told not to deviate from the path or talk to strangers along the way. Little Red Riding Hood does not follow the advice of her mother and speaks to a wolf, telling the wolf where she is going. The wolf gets to her grandmother’s house first, locks her in the cupboard, and puts on her clothes. Having reached the house, Little Red Riding Hood commented on the size of her grandmother’s eyes and teeth and the wolf said they were better for eating. The wolf pounced on Little Red Riding Hood but fortunately, a woodcutter nearby heard her screams and came to the rescue.
These are just three of the most popular fairy tales and there are many more to read and enjoy. Some of the best fairy tales include Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Hansel and Gretel, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Three Little Pigs. Many of these fairy tales are so popular, they have even been made into films.