In this episode, the storyteller, Kathy Shimpock, will share the story of "The Crone vs. the Cyclops: A Confrontation in  the Forest."  It’s a fun story filled with motifs from both folklore and mythology that she wrote long ago.  These elements fill fantasy literature today and can be an excellent way to get the imagination going. Finally, we’ll explore how these stories can be analyzed for psychological and cultural insights.  In many ways, they become dreams made real with wisdom we can take into our daily lives.

Story: "The Crone vs. the Cyclops: A Confrontation in  the Forest," by Kathy Shimpock.
Information on fairy tale analysis:  "Fairytale Therapy Today: Determining its Boundaries and Content," Igor V. Vachkov (
Cover illustration:   Illustration of Hansel and Gretel, a well-known German folktale from the Brothers Grimm, by Arthur Rackham, 1909.  A first century AD head of a Cyclops from the Roman Colosseum .
Music:  The Snow Queen Kevin MacLeod (  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. 
Copyright 2021 Kathy Shimpock.    All rights reserved. 

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