Mother Holle

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(German: Frau Holle), also known as Mother Holda/Hulda. The definitive version came from the hands of the Brothers Grimm, who first heard the tale about her from the 18-year-old Dortchen Wild in 1811.


Subjects: Children's Literature Studies.

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