In Which Tales Are The Boots Of The Runners Present

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In Which Tales Are The Boots Of The Runners Present
In Which Tales Are The Boots Of The Runners Present

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Every nation has fairy tales in which magical objects act. In Russian folk tales, there are household items and clothing. which make their owner invulnerable and give him endless opportunities to do great things.

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Walking boots, an invisible hat, a self-assembled tablecloth, a flying carpet, a magic wand - all these items are the main attribute of fairy tales. With the help of magical objects, the heroes of fairy tales cope with difficulties insurmountable in the usual way.

Where did the idea of ​​fast travel come from?

Shoes, with the help of which one can overcome considerable distances, are mentioned repeatedly in many European and Russian fairy tales. It is clear that there were no analogues of this kind of footwear in nature and still does not exist.

For the first time about shoes, with the help of which it was possible to move, is mentioned in ancient Greek myths. The god of trade, Hermes, who was also obliged to carry the news, had special sandals with wings that allowed him to cover great distances in moments.

Walking boots in fairy tales

In Russian folk tales, running boots are mentioned more than once.

"Prophetic dream". The main character is Ivan the merchant's son. In a not entirely honest way, he took possession of the three main fabulous attributes - an invisible hat, a flying carpet and running boots, with the help of which he did good deeds.

"The Enchanted Princess". The main character is a retired soldier, by the will of fate he marries the princess, who is temporarily in the form of a bear. To overcome obstacles, he takes possession of a flying carpet, an invisible hat and running boots by fraudulent means. I did not use boots when doing fabulous deeds.

"Thumb Boy" is an author's fairy tale by Charles Perrault. Thumb-boy steals seven-league boots (in some translations - running boots) from the Ogre. The kid got a job in the royal service as a messenger and, with the help of a fabulous attribute, earned a lot of money and helped the family get out of need.

What other fabulous shoes can you use to move in space?

In the fairy tale "Little Muck" by Gauff, magic shoes move the wearer to any distance - a property that Muck used to achieve his goals.

Andersen uses the image in the fairy tale "Galoshes of Happiness", where magic shoes move the wearer in time. As an inveterate pessimist, Andersen sees no use in magic shoes, and the adviser, who has eaten magic galoshes, finds himself in an unpleasant situation, from which he comes out with great losses.

In F. Baum's fairy tale "The Wizard of Oz", magic shoes carry Dorothy home from a foreign land.

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