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Godfather Death:
Death in Fairy Tales
by Terri Windling

Aging and Death in Folklore by D. L. Ashliman

Godmother Death, a story
by Jane Yolen


I used these resources when researching the annotations for this fairy tale. Most should be available through your local library, but I have included links to the titles on Amazon.com for further reading.

Ashliman, D. L. "Godfather Death Tales AT 332". Folktexts. 7 July 2000.
URL: <www.pitt.edu/~dash/type0332.html.
Accessed on 9 July 2006.

Bettelheim, Bruno.  The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales.  New York: Vintage Books, 1975.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in paperback.

Biedermann, Hans. Dictionary of Symbolism. James Hulbert, translator. Ware, Hertfordshire: Wordsworth Editions, 1996.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in hardcover or paperback.

Catholic University of America. New Catholic Encyclopedia Vol III: Cam-Col. 19 vols. New York: McGraw Hill, 1967.

Clute, John and Grant, John. The Encyclopedia of Fantasy. New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 1999.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in hardcover or paperback.

Evans, Ivor. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. Ware, Hertfordshire: Wordsworth Editions, 1994.

Fahlbusch, Erwin, Lichman, Jan Milic, et al. Eds. The Encyclopedia of Christianity Vol 2: E-I. Grand Rapids: William B. Erinman Publishing Brill, 2001.

Jones, Terry and Ereira, Alan. Terry Jones' Medieval Lives. London: BBC Books, 2005.

Opie, Iona and Tatem, Moira. A Dictionary of Superstitions. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in paperback.

Paradiz, Valerie. Clever Maids: The Secret History of the Grimm Fairy Tales. New York: Basic Books, 2005.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in hardcover or paperback.

Tater, Maria. The Annotated Brothers Grimm. New York: W. W. Norton, 2004.
Amazon.com: Buy the book in hardcover.

Windling, Terri. "Godfather Death: Death in Fairy Tales". Endicott Studio Journal of Mythic Arts. Spring 2006.
URL: www.endicott-studio.com/rdrm.rrgodfatherD.html.
Accessed on 7 July 2006.


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