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There Are 58 Versions of Little Red Riding Hood, Some 1,000 Years Older Than the Brothers Grimm’s
Scholars and in-the-know readers are aware that the Brothers Grimm borrowed from an earlier French telling of the story , written some two centuries prior. There are at least 58 versions of similarly themed stories around the world, from Japan to Africa to Korea. To root out the original version, if one exists, the authors built a model analyzing 72 different plot variables, NBC explains. The Asian versions of the tale presumably blended elements from the two stories into hybrids. Tehrani said those Asian tales were derived from older oral versions of the stories, and then they evolved. Continue or Give a Gift.
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The story has been changed considerably in various retellings and subjected to numerous modern adaptations and readings. It is number in the Aarne—Thompson classification system for folktales. The story revolves around a girl called Little Red Riding Hood. The girl walks through the woods to deliver food to her sickly grandmother wine and cake depending on the translation. In the Grimms' version, her mother had ordered her to stay strictly on the path. A Big Bad Wolf wants to eat the girl and the food in the basket.