The Twelve Brothers is an interesting fairy tale. It’s definitely one of the lesser known tales. The King and the Queen have twelve boys, the King tells the Queen that if she has a girl then their twelve boys will be killed so that the girl can inherit the kingdom and wealth. The Queen encourages her children to run away. As the Princess grows up she finds out that she has twelve brothers. She decides to go search for them. The Princess find the brothers in an bewitched cottage. One day the Princess picks lilies which causes her brothers to turn into ravens. An old woman appears, telling her she can save her brothers if she promises not to speak for seven years, which she does so. There’s more drama with the Princess marrying, being put on the stake and being saved! It certainly is a strange but intriguing tale.
I enjoyed The Twelve Brothers much more than the previous fairy tales!