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Underworld Speaking

A grey-bearded stranger comes and goes from here. He stamps the ground three times with his left foot and I open a secret door. Then he comes down from above and enters my thick darkness. Here, the earth and water, trees and plants, birds and beasts are only pale...

Queen Who is Taken to the Underworld

I was bored sitting in that dusty old castle, waiting for my husband to end his wars. Several times I went out on the hunt, riding in a small carriage drawn by two horses. One day when the hunters went after a wild boar, I turned my horses in the opposite direction. I...

Evil Enchanter Disempowered

How did he do it? That nothing of a boy must have found the princess I shut into The Castle of the Golden Sun. How did he get there? It wasn’t on any map. And why would he listen to the princess? She wasn’t attractive. I had turned her into a withered old...

Maiden in the Dark

He has taken my linen shift! My sisters have flown from the lake, and I am stranded here. Where did he go? I will find him. I will plead for the linen. I will tell him the truth. I’ve been seized by a witch and shut up in a glass mountain! I pray that he will...

Hall of Prisoners

My depths not been seen for a long time. My chambers are spacious, and covered with polished stones, inscribed with symbols that are known only to magicians. Hollow places are cut into my walls, and in those places stand vases of transparent glass containing colored...