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Andrew Lang: The Seven-Headed Serpent

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, Childrens Fiction, Travel & Adventure, Fantasy

Andrew Lang (1844 – 1912) was a Scots poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. The Andrew Lang lectures at the University of St Andrews are named after him. Lang was also a prolific author of works both fiction and non-; he wrote his own fairy tales such as Prince Prigio and Prince Ricardo of Pantouflia , and wrote numerous historical texts.

 

'The Seven-Headed Serpent' is a Greek fairy-tale that was published as a part of 'The Yellow Fairy Book' in 1894. It tells us about a king who goes on a sea voyage and in the result finds himself and his crew on a mysterious island. The island conceals the garden with golden fountans and lots of treasures… but those treasures are not for human for they belong to 'the seven-headed king'...

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