The VERY Messed Up Origins of Hansel and Gretel | Fables Explained - Jon Solo

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    Jon SoloJon Solo

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    We've all heard the story of Hansel and Gretel... but have you heard where it came from? ಠ_ಠ Today we're breaking down the history and transformation of the Hansel and Gretel fable over time!
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    • Brothers Grimm Story (1857 edition): www.pitt.edu/~dash/grimm015.html
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Jon Solo
Jon Solo

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Vor 7 Monate
the earth is dying
the earth is dying

will you do the arabian nights?

Vor Monat
Florence Pierce
Florence Pierce

hmmm … 'Stole from the Witch'? I think 'Liberated the loot stolen from her dead victims' is more accurate. Such lovely tales for tender, little children to grow up on. Although a Psychologist and a Pre-School Teacher I know both say that what we think of as 'sweet children' are actually tiny-winy lil'ol Sociopaths 'til they hit puberty. Then … Uhh …!

Vor 2 Monate
annulizbeth
annulizbeth

52nd comment ... (*●°●*) annoying isn't it? (*●<●*)

Vor 3 Monate
Jarlene may
Jarlene may

Ehats the books called again????

Vor 4 Monate
This channel is under renovation
This channel is under renovation

I'd love to hear about the compilations! Sheherazade was a badass.

Vor 4 Monate
mary83642
mary83642

How did you not mention that little thumb sounds identical to versions of jack and the beanstalk...stealing the giants “ogre” s riches... hanging out with the lady ogre...??? 🔼↗️🔽

Vor 2 Tage
Caressa Weber
Caressa Weber

The story of Little Thumb reminds me greatly of a story called Small Head. I think that's what it's called. It fits into the children and witch category. It also contains a part where the heroine tricks the witch's son into killing his sleeping sisters.

Vor 3 Tage
Onyxkokoro96
Onyxkokoro96

The Little Thumb story sounds very similar to an African Story called the "The Number 11 Child" (I think, I'd have to find the book)

Vor 4 Tage
outaku gohan
outaku gohan

When I was little I never heard of Hansel and Gretel the last one is the one I remember

Vor 6 Tage
Lianlian Gao
Lianlian Gao

I am 30 something,when I read this story to my kid,I feel so sad !

Vor 6 Tage
Teresa bonita
Teresa bonita

Maybe the mom was not okay

Vor 7 Tage
Briana Shoulders
Briana Shoulders

You need to listen to Second Hand Curses on Audible

Vor 8 Tage
Nia Landrey
Nia Landrey

My only question is: If the stepmother character hates the kids so much....why'd she marry a single father? If you marry a single father, you have to care for his kids too... or at least pretend to somewhat like them

Vor 9 Tage
KingsKnightNumbaTres
KingsKnightNumbaTres

They also have a evil stepmother *insert picture of textbook Karen* 🤣🤣🤣

Vor 10 Tage
Llamaface Sparklepants
Llamaface Sparklepants

You gotta read A Tale Dark And Grimm because like the first half of the book is Hansel and Gretel and alot of messed up things happen like their heads get chopped off, they live in a magic forest, Hansel turns into a beast thing, Gretel falls in love with some crazy guy, and hansel goes to hell and has to escape the devil, they save a bunch of birds from a cave and Gretel cuts off her finger. They do end up making in home in the end which is nice.

Vor 12 Tage
Nightcore Lover
Nightcore Lover

My grandma was telling me the original ones when i was a child. Later i moved to another country and i was so confused when my friends told me the other one

Vor 12 Tage
God Jihyo
God Jihyo

I never knew it was called Hansel and Gretel in my language it's totally different

Vor 12 Tage
Alice Willoughby
Alice Willoughby

I've just had a weird thought; What if the stepmother was pregnant? So her concern is not just "It's them or all four of us," it's also, "it's his first wife's kids or MY kid!" This would certainly not excuse her actions, but it would make them a little bit more understandable. Opinons? 10:13 - Who exactly is that woman? Her picture has been used many times in "Entitled Parent" stories, and now I see her here as a "Wicked Stepmother". I feel like she's someone everyone knows about but me!

Vor 13 Tage
Nancy O'Malley
Nancy O'Malley

Isn't that Kate Gosselin?

Vor 8 Tage
Ms Allen
Ms Allen

Ur incredibly handsome Carry on.

Vor 13 Tage
we dont talk about what A.R.M.Y stands for
we dont talk about what A.R.M.Y stands for

I DIDNT KNOW THERE ARE CLASSIFICATION FOR TALES

Vor 13 Tage
Joanne Frances Cajilig
Joanne Frances Cajilig

wow this is awesome...

Vor 14 Tage
OOFx22
OOFx22

17:40 am I the only one scared of this image like...

Vor 15 Tage
Kirra Bella
Kirra Bella

I remember when I played gretel in my school play in elementary and a boy name Austin was Hansel🤣🤣🤣🤣

Vor 15 Tage
Whimsy Gardener
Whimsy Gardener

She wasn't always their stepmother either.

Vor 15 Tage
Heather Sullivan
Heather Sullivan

I first heard the Italian version from my Nonna, didn’t realise no one else had heard of it before (I live in England) but they’d heard of Hansel and Gretal and they thought I’d made it up 😂

Vor 16 Tage
Payton Hackett
Payton Hackett

I can't remember if you mentioned it before, but I feel like sharing anyways. A few years ago I read this book which I think was basically a bunch of fairy tales but with a messed up twist. One was on Hansel and Gretel. Instead of a candy-house, they went into an arcade. Hansel was intrigued instantly while Gretel was suspicious that an arcade would be out in the woods. The game turned out to be a trap and got Hansel, who started to play one, into a frozen stupor. The witch came out and congratulated Gretel on being so clever, and decided to train her as her apprentice. I don't remember much after that, but I do know Hansel was kept in a cage and the witch had a cat stitched together with several pelts. Somehow Hansel lost his eye (probably by the witch), and took the cat's. Even though the witch is nice to her, and Gretel is grateful for her lessons, her brother is still in danger so she uses her powers to defeat the witch and escape, and the two manage to get home. I think the step-mother fainted at the sight of Hansel's eye, or died in shock, but even if she didn't, Gretel was now basically a witch and Hansel had a magic eye, so she couldn't really do anything to them. The only other stories I remember in that book was of a step-mother who locked away the family because they were too loud (I think with a spell or something), all but one girl who was very soft-spoken and silent. But the daughter wants her family back, and tries to find a way to rescue them, and that's as much as I remember. Those also the seven dwarfs who are angry with snow white for never visiting them after she married the prince, and they decided, like any good friends would, to kill her. But when they get there, they realize that she has had a baby and they call their plan off. Anyways sorry if you already mentioned this I just wanted to say it just in case you haven't.

Vor 18 Tage
Mariela Hernández
Mariela Hernández

U should do Eros and psyche next

Vor 18 Tage
Alondra H
Alondra H

Dont get me wrong the stepmom's an evil bitch, but why do we never talk about how fucked up it is that the dad just easily put someone else before his own kids??

Vor 18 Tage
Dilettante
Dilettante

Fun fact: My husband is Dominican and he was told a version of Hansel and Gretel as a kid that was pretty much the same except the boy used a lizards tail to fool the witch instead of a bone and I think the things used to leave a trail were different too. I don’t think there any written versions like this it’s just orally told which is interesting

Vor 19 Tage
CottonCandyWitch
CottonCandyWitch

the shorty in the last story was clever af

Vor 20 Tage
Nancy Frisbee
Nancy Frisbee

The dad was a piece of shit to drop his kids off in the woods. He should have dropped the step mother off in the woods. No sympathy for him. The kids should have pushed his ass in the oven too!!!

Vor 20 Tage
Natalie Risemas
Natalie Risemas

Ok so am I the only one that thinks that the dad was a bad fathers because idc what your spouse says you should always put your blood first and if she says selfish shit like that she’s not even worth marrying, both of the kids could eat the spouses share of food and he could take care of them both. If she was really a good wife she would adopt and take care of the kids as their own. I don’t think the kids should’ve forgives the father so easily but whatever.

Vor 20 Tage
Katherine :3
Katherine :3

Imagine abandoning your children for crusty ass smh

Vor 21 Tag
Valkyrie
Valkyrie

The version I grew up with. It was their biological mother. She was the witches sister, and her purpose was to have kids for them to eat together to gain lots of magical powers. The father found out about it (she talked in her sleep or something) so he took his axe and chopped off his wife’s head.

Vor 21 Tag
Neon Cat
Neon Cat

Actually little thumb is still a pretty popular story in poland, but its called 'śiedmio milowe buty' which basically translates to 'seven mile boots' Edit: sorry, i got it wrong, i double checked with my mom, its actually called 'tomcio paluszek', turns out śiedmio milowe buty is actually a polish poem, lol, also, i had little thumb read to me when i was a toddler

Vor 22 Tage
Someone ——
Someone ——

No one: *Me at 2am binge watching this series*

Vor 22 Tage
Nir Yedidia
Nir Yedidia

The story with the 7 boys made me think of the story snow white

Vor 24 Tage
Claire Barnes
Claire Barnes

Dead beat Dad is way worse than the wicked stepmother. Seems he was powerless to fight back against his new wife's 'evil manipulation' and when no thanks to him they don't die, all is forgiven. I'd want to shove him in the oven.

Vor 24 Tage
Umbral Compendium
Umbral Compendium

Vor 26 Tage
mierpub8lam
mierpub8lam

damn.......

Vor 26 Tage
Frances Paltao
Frances Paltao

you're making me want to buy the books but I am broke

Vor 27 Tage
Zmyle Zacal
Zmyle Zacal

I'm so fuckin glad I found your channel holy jebus God bless ya

Vor 27 Tage
Ellie Kole
Ellie Kole

Hahaha Kate Gosseling with her frickin “speak to the manager” haircut 😂

Vor 28 Tage
Wajeeha Waqar
Wajeeha Waqar

A good half year late but there is another version where they stayed at the witch's house and lore children in for cannibalism. When they are all grown up Gretel leaves, tired of cannibalism and incest but Hansel stays. Later Gretel tells everything to her grand niece because after years of missing eating children and her brother, she ate her husband and is going back to her brother.

Vor 28 Tage
Tiffany Di Pede
Tiffany Di Pede

I love that the random stepmother pic has an “I’d like to speak to your manager “ haircut

Vor 28 Tage
cheycheyny
cheycheyny

Hansel and Gretel was definitely about cannibalism

Vor 28 Tage
Filmoe Slimm
Filmoe Slimm

You should do more Disney like sword in the stone maybe a King Arthur series and maybe a Robin Hood series but keep up the great videos I’m a history and fiction stories buff love all the videos keep it up

Vor 29 Tage
Filmoe Slimm
Filmoe Slimm

The mythology series is dope

Vor 29 Tage
Natasha Nathaniel.Hoseah
Natasha Nathaniel.Hoseah

I swear I just like hearing him talk

Vor 29 Tage
Grizzly Bizz
Grizzly Bizz

The father called the Clintons to have the step-mother Arkansided.

Vor 29 Tage
Mireille Lebeau
Mireille Lebeau

So they ate the witch because This use of protein as a fuel is particularly important under starvation conditions

Vor Monat
Laura Elizabeth
Laura Elizabeth

I've heard of the thump story before, kleinduimpje, however my friends and parents don't recall the story so I thought I had made it up, such a relief I didn't

Vor Monat
TheBrabon1
TheBrabon1

the parents were evil when hansel and gretel got home, they shouldve slaughtered their parents

Vor Monat
daniel letterman
daniel letterman

Do the Messed up fable about Lot !! He offers his daughters to be raped to prevent his angel guests from being killed (they came to get Lot out of town before it was to be destroyed) and then at the end, the daughters think they will die virgins so, knowing their Mom got turned into a pillar of salt, they date rape their dad by getting him drunk. And in the end they live happily ever after. Based on a True Story !!!

Vor Monat
Skye Gabrielle
Skye Gabrielle

I like the original wayyy better tbh

Vor Monat
Pierre Villemaire-Brooks
Pierre Villemaire-Brooks

If you dig well enough you might come across a lost germain folk tail that tells the story of a man that baited children into a big bag with some candy and the promise of more candy and cake once they reached their destination but would drown them at the river and ate them later on. There is a statue in some German city about this baby-eating-man but the story was lost probably due to shame. I put these bits together from simple reasoning and i believe the lesson thought here is to always keep an eye on our children and be wary of strangers. As always , keep up the great work ! :-)

Vor Monat
NuncNuncNuncNunc
NuncNuncNuncNunc

Could be so much better if the 8bit backing track were dropped

Vor Monat
Marshmallow OwO
Marshmallow OwO

Dude you're my new story teller and i appreciate your work so keep it up

Vor Monat
supytalp-unroc
supytalp-unroc

Swiss (german/french) I was told most of the originals as a kid. Mum is a writer and we had sooo many old books growing up. Weird how your channel is more of a throwback to me than it is instructing. Also because some of your illustrations actually belonged to thoses books, it brings me really back to almost forgotten early childhood memories. thanks.

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davyoscare
davyoscare

WE AR FREE BRATHA

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hoibsh
hoibsh

I will break yr head with these words!

Vor Monat
Mary
Mary

The part with the duck/swan was most likely a reference to The Ugly Duckling because of how The Grimm Brother's wrote.

Vor Monat
TheWeirdLoser T-T
TheWeirdLoser T-T

7:05 *Here comes my Marvel phase*

Vor Monat
Galloe
Galloe

Little thumb fell in love with the 8th daughter, the Crushinator.

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