The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

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Mother of the Sunchild

Themes: Loss | Protection

The Sunball gave me a daughter on the condition that after twelve years, he would have her back. But I wouldn’t let him have her! I shut all the doors and windows of my house, and I stopped up all the chinks and holes. I kept Letiko hidden away where the Sunball couldn’t see her. But I forgot to close up the keyhole, and the Sunball shot a ray into my house.

He took hold of my little girl and carried her away!

Mother of the Sunchild in The Sunchild, Grey Fairy Book. Painting by Egon Schiele.

Mother of the Sunchild