This episode's story is a Norwegian folktale, The Old Dame and her Hen, originally titled The Hen is Tripping in the Mountain. Norwegian mythology and folklore has many rural tales of trolls and their antics.

It is a story about 3 sisters and a troll and how the youngest sister outwits the trolls and saves the day, and you can have a good story without having someone fall in love in the end. Physical looks have become a metaphor instead of a lived reality in fairytales, metaphor for moral virtues and positive traits for good looks and negatives traits for bad looks. It’s unfortunate that fairy tales draw a connection between beauty and virtue and create an association between beauty and good behavior that reader wouldn’t have had otherwise.

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