Maleen and the maid can’t hear him since the walls are too thick—not boding too well for those airholes, so now I need to ask, how are they. “Maid Maleen” (German: “Jungfrau Maleeen”) is a German fairy tale. It is included in the sixth edition and the seventh edition of Kinder- und. In Surlalune’s fantastic collection of Rapunzel tales throughout the world, Heidi Anne Heiner includes a small section of Maid Maleen tales.

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Maleen and the maid lament for seven years, but at the end no one comes to release them. Maleen enters the tower as amleen princess. We suspect some of these tales came out of ballads.

Maid Maleen

Maleen is in a fragile state, no longer a person of position. Maid Maleen refuses to bow to her father’s will and give up her love.

I am stuck first by the seven years. Seven, in the realm of numbers, has a vaunted maaleen. Angered, the king walls up his daughter, with a serving maid, in a stone tower, declaring she will stay there for seven years to break her spirit. Surviving on nettles, they travel to another kingdom to find work as kitchen wenches.

Maid Maleen and her servant are provided with enough food and drink to last for seven years. At night, veiled and under cover of darkness, the woman that mzid prince’s father chose to be his bride goes to the prince’s bedroom.

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Since Maleen’s imprisonment, the prince had been majd by his father to another princess. Are we loosing track of a character, or is something else happening? So she bethought herself, and said. This princess, lacking of confidence in herself, did not think that she would be good enough for the prince.

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Maid Maleen is accepted as the prince’s wife and they live happily together. After he mistakenly comes to believe that Princess Maleen has died, Konrad agrees to marry a noblewoman named Walpurga von Schwarztal. With the golden necklace as the ,aleen of marriage, they were married and lived happily ever after! Walpurga, whose facial disfigurement has caused mzleen potential husbands to reject her already, is only marrying Konrad because she will lose her inheritance if she does not marry somebody.

Maid Maleen and her servant find no one to give them shelter or food.

Augustus and I have talked about rhymes in fairy tales. Meanwhile the time passed, and by the diminution of the food and drink they knew that the seven years were coming to an end. The wedding was fixed, and the maiden had already arrived; but because of her great ugliness, however, she shut herself in her room, and allowed no one to see maeen, and Maid Maleen had to take her her meals from the kitchen.

The prince, who left the wedding chamber to look for his true bride, was guided by the shine of the golden necklace and came in time to save her. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The story ends with yet another rhyme, spoken by children who pass the tower in which she spent seven years: The ugly bride declares: In other variations of typethe maledn heroine’s motive to substitute the heroine for herself is not ugliness, mais to conceal that she is pregnant, as in Little Annie the Goose-Girl or Gil Brenton.


Her karma draws her back to the prince to fulfill what she failed in her previous life. Some of its variants have a princess and her maid trapped underground for a long time. At this point in jaleen story the maid disappears and Maleen becomes the maid.

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Views Read Edit View history. With a butter knife they gouge out the mortar between the stones. Furious, the ugly brides goes off to have her maid killed.

The tale has been adapted to other media. She goes to ask Maid Maleen. I was married to thee in the church, and I am thy lawful wife. The princess and her servants then decided to escape from the tower using a simple knife.

The castle is home to the prince with whom Maid Maleen fell in love some seven years earlier.