Red Riding Hood

"Rotkäppchen" by the Grimm brothers (Kinder- und Hausmärchen, 1812) is but one version of a tale that is heard around the world. It began as an oral tale in Northern Italy, the Tyrol and the Pyrenees, but its basic plot elements are found also in tales from Japan, China and Korea. The "red cap" itself may have been, however, worn by young girls as part of a church "feast day" in the villages around where the brother's Grimm lived and collected their tales.

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