Order Now


Archetypal Symbols in Fairytales: The Maiden's Quest

Marie-Louise Von Franz

The Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz is a 28 volume Magnum Opus from one of the leading minds in Jungian Psychology. Volume 3 turns to the Maiden's Quest within fairytales.

The maiden/heroine navigates a complicated maze of inner and outer relationships as she builds a bridge to the unconscious. The heroine contends with the animus in many forms like a devouring and incestuous father, demonic groom, the beautiful prince, an androgenous mother, a cold dark tower, and through conflict with the evil stepmother. Dangers and pitfalls await her as the conscious feminine strives to make connections with the unconscious masculine. The maiden is the undeveloped feminine and the promised fruit of her struggle with the animus is the coniunctio. Volume 3 is a masterwork of cross-cultural scholarship, penetrating psychological insight, and a strikingly illuminating treatise. With her usual perspicacity and thoroughness, von Franz gathers countless fairytale motifs revealing a myriad of facets to the maiden's quest.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Bluebeard

Chapter 2. The Pastor's Wife

Chapter 3. The Woman Who Became A Spider

Chapter 4. Sedna

Chapter 5. The Girl and the Skull

Chapter 6. The Two Sisters

Chapter 7. Mother Holle

Chapter 8. Ingebjörg and the Good Stepmother

Chapter 9. The Wages of the Stepdaughter and the House Daughter

Chapter 10. Little Fatima with the Moon Forehead

Chapter 11. Snowflake

Chapter 12. Sleeping Beauty - Little Briar Rose

Chapter 13. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

Chapter 14. Rapunzel

Chapter 15. Cinderella

Chapter 16. The Magic Horse

Chapter 17. Hans Wunderlich

Chapter 18. Allerleirauh, All-Kinds-Of-Fur

Chapter 19. The White Bride and the Black Bride

Chapter 20. The Goose Girl



Index of Authors

Index of Fairytales

Literature & Fiction
History & Criticism


User Gravatar

Other Books

 A Brief Introduction to Astronomy in the Middle East


 EVERY MAN IS A STAR: In search of our Mother Star: the identification of the stellar significators in a birth chart
 Einstein’s Unfinished Revolution: The Search for What Lies Beyond the Quantum
 Three Waves of Volunteers and the New Earth
 Remote Viewing: The Complete User's Manual for Coordinate Remote Viewing

1x Records. Last Queried Dec 2, 2023 12:10 AM GMT