3rd Degree Scientific Researcher, PhD., “C.S. Nicolăescu-Plopşor” Institute for Research in Social Studies and Humanities of the Romanian Academy, Craiova;
A central motif present in some fairy-tales is that of the absence of heirs; either we deal with an old man and an old lady, an emperor and an empress, the both couples suffer from the same reason – the lack of continuity in this world, through children. We are going to analyze several fairy-tales, trying to unravel the main aspects for which this motif is present in them.
fairy-tales, symbolic representatives, heirs, immaculate conception, mentality.