CINDER RELIC

4/8/2018

The folklore story of Cinderella, a tale of unfair suppression, has thousands of variants from cultures all over the world. The earliest recorded version is from the year 7 BCE, titled RHODOPIS, about a Greek slave girl who eventually married an Egyptian king. The tales are so dispersed that a catalogue system has been developed to organize and sort the content, and is known as the Aarne-Thompson-Uther (ATU). Cinderella falls under the Persecuted Heroine Tale, Type 510A, with every fairy tale ever written falling into a particular category, in order to access all stories intelligently. There are approximately 2400 categories to describe all folklore. A substantial number end their stories with the sentence, “… and they lived happily ever after,” which finalizes the tale but leaves the future up to the reader. These endings have been divided into 2 groups, O for Optimistic and P for Pessimistic. In the O version, Cinderella has 3 beautiful children that grow up to be doctors. Cinderella, herself, spends the rest of her existence working for world peace and is canonized after her death. In the P version, CINDER RELIC has 3 colicky brats who don’t amount too much. This creates stress and chemical abuse in our Heroine, who then develops bi-polar symptoms, and is frequently institutionalized. Prince Charming files for divorce and hits the highway. Her female reproductive organs are under constant attack and her once health baby bazooka that her former husband used to call, THE VOLCANO, now ails her constantly. The Volcano was a symbol of power and life. It renewed itself monthly by purging the red lava from deep within and expelled it through the cinder cone to start a potential new cycle of life. After many years, the magnificent Volcano stopped erupting, the smoke cleared, and it silently went extinct. Extreme sadness prevailed. Tragically, CINDER RELIC died in an old age home waiting for peace to claim her abused vessel. ATU TYPE 510A, GROUP P.

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