Your complete guide to the myths and legends that combine to make Once Upon A Time
Explore the Arthurian legend surrounding Lancelot, take a trip into the woods to discover the mythology behind Red Riding Hood or learn more about a modern day hero called Snow White. Origins provides unique insights and perspectives from talented writers into the characters we know and love, going far beyond the boundaries of Storybrooke.
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What role does fate and free will play in the life of Rumplestiltskin? Could he have escaped his fate?
A guide through the major players of the Wonderland novels and how they may impact the new spin-off series
You may think fairies are all sweetness, light and good but think again.
The courtship and marriage of Snow and her Charming throughout season one.
How does Regina Mills stack up against the Grimm Brother's 'evil queen' ?
We know that Rumplestiltskin spins straw into gold and was a spinner in his early life. But what IS spinning exactly and what has it symbolized over time?
Tale as old as time; from it's French beginnings to it's Disney spin, take a look at the history behind our Belle.
From the Grimm Brothers to Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis, explore the origins and history of Sleeping Beauty.
Music plays a huge part in Once Upon a Time and most any show or movie. Explore the roots of this art in our lives and cultures.
No, it's not a Dementor and Teresa Martin tells us why.
Viewed nowadays as stories for children, fairy tales were not always for the young and young at heart.
Zombies in the Enchanted Forest? How do they fit into the lore of this pop culture monster?
The Charming family and the power of the number three.
The governing structures of our world and Fairy Tale Land collide in Storybrooke and Teresa Martin breaks it down for us.
Delving back into Grimm's version of 'Snow White', Teresa uncovers an interesting twist to the 'evil step-mother' trope.
Exploing Eva, Snow, and Emma’s parallels with Traditional Christian Narrative
Frozen is coming to Once Upon A Time. However the origins of the smash hit movie began in 1844! Find out more about the world of Hans Christian Andersen.
An in-depth look at Red Riding Hood and her historical beginnings.
Is power really the ultimate aphrodisiac?
Dashing swashbuckler or big hatted buffoon? Follow Captain Hook's trail from 1911 through present day.
Diane explores the rising popularity of new adult romance and fairy tales.
Move over Prince Charming, this modern princess can do all the saving for herself.
With roots firmly in medieval England and the Le Mort Darthur, Lori explores the landscape of the medieval mind and it's translation to Once Upon a Time.
Lori turns her discerning literary mind to the phrase "Into the Deep", taking us through its use and symbolism in literature.
Lori explores Robin Hood's role in Once Upon A TIme
What has happened to Rumple? Will he be resurrected? What parallels can be found in other literature? In their latest Origins essay, Once Upon A Fan writers Lori Fitzgerald and Teresa Martin explore Rumple's journey from Anti-Hero to Hero.