Middelboe Chronicles, Part 24: The Enchanted Lion

From yesterday’s enchanted tiger to today’s Enchanted Lion (“Animated Tales of the World,” 2002) – this story is purportedly German, but is clearly a close cousin of the French tale Beauty and the Beast:

The condition that the father sacrifice the person who first greets him when he arrives home also shows up both in the Biblical story of Jephthah’s daughter (Judges 11:30-40) and in the Greek story of Idomeneus.

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