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Little Red Riding Hood's Grandma
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Real Name

Unknown

First Appearance

Unknown

Created by

French Folklore

Origin

Little Red Riding Hood's grandmother was an old, sickly woman who lived on the other side of a forest.

One day, her granddaughter was on her way to bring her some food and met a wolf on the way. After foolishly telling the wolf where she was going, the wolf got there first and ate the grandmother.

After also eating the granddaughter, the two were saved by the timely arrival of a lumberjack.

Notes

  • As with all folk tales, varying versions of the story exist from Red wearing a cap rather than a hood, to the grandmother being locked in a closet instead of eaten, to the lumberjack being a hunter, and to the wolf not dying, simply getting a beating and sent on his way.
  • While the original character is in public domain, the version of the character used by Disney and other later adaptations published after 1923 are NOT.

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