A prophet told my father that I would have a son who would kill him. My father would not allow that prophecy to come true, and so he locked me in a deep brass hole in the earth.
No one can see me here. Only the sun can see me, passing by the window on my roof. What power does the sun have to free me?
The Brass Princess in The Terrible Head, Blue Fairy Book. Nineteenth century folk art, artist unknown.