Superstition, folklore, female
Fairies are, like elfs, classic and central element in folktales. The Frenchman Charles Perrault, coined the genre "fairy tales" with his Contes du fées from the last half of the 17th century. Perrault's tales lie behind the English word "fairytales".
The tales are sorted by year. The leading numbers refer to the number of occurrences of the motif in the respective texts.