The Seven Ravens: a Tale for International Women’s #FolkloreThursday by Author, A. M. Offenwanger












In this wonderful story, presented by author, A. M. Offenwanger, for International Women’s Day, The Seven Ravens reveals how a young girl saves her brothers – no damsel in distress was she, and the age old warning, “be careful what you wish for”.
I love fairy tales, discussions about fairy tales and writers who write fairy tales. I believe that fairy tales, in many regards, are a litmus test for how a society is behaving. It is a form of free speech, disguised as a fairy tale when free speech is limited in many societies. Fairy tales often describe what is noble in the human spirit, that doing the right thing often brings its own rewards, and how the down-trodden can fight for their human dignity. Elements of fairy tale like stories, in the modern era, are found in all genres of fiction. Fairy tales, in my opinion, were never meant just for children, they often were meant for a society, like the Little Match Girl and Little Red Riding Hood, the age old good vs evil, yes, but much more than that, it was a way to change hearts and minds, a way to build character and a conscience.

5 thoughts on “The Seven Ravens: a Tale for International Women’s #FolkloreThursday by Author, A. M. Offenwanger

    • Jennie, this is true. Women have always been strong and can handle multiple and difficult tasks, environments, and trauma with calm and perseverance. Why many men always say, the “little woman” and such things, is beyond me. When life is threatened or a need to right a wrong is at hand, women are fierce contenders. Thank you, Karen 🙂

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