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Would anyone know what a spinning wheel is, if it were not for faerytales? I’m sure I wouldn’t.Not only is the spinning wheel a common feature in faerytales, but spinning is part of the history of tales themselves. At night, when the women were doing their mending and spinning and other household tasks, they would tell stories to pass the time. And symbolically, telling stories is often referred to as “spinning” a tale. The classical Fates are said to have spun peoples’ destinies — the past was the spun material, the present was what the spinner was controlling with their fingers, and the future was the thread yet to come. This controlling of destiny was often taken over by faeries, in later stories.[Photography by Fairy Tale Photography.]

Would anyone know what a spinning wheel is, if it were not for faerytales? I’m sure I wouldn’t.

Not only is the spinning wheel a common feature in faerytales, but spinning is part of the history of tales themselves. At night, when the women were doing their mending and spinning and other household tasks, they would tell stories to pass the time. And symbolically, telling stories is often referred to as “spinning” a tale. The classical Fates are said to have spun peoples’ destinies — the past was the spun material, the present was what the spinner was controlling with their fingers, and the future was the thread yet to come. This controlling of destiny was often taken over by faeries, in later stories.




[Photography by Fairy Tale Photography.]

(Source: faeryhearts)

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