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The word "Märchen" is the diminutive of the word "Mär", therefore it means a "little story".
Together with the common beginning "once upon a time" it means a fairy tale or a märchen was originally a little story from a long time ago when the world was still magic.
Common parlance conflates fairy tales with beast fables and other folktales, and scholars differ on the degree to which the presence of fairies and/or similarly mythical beings (e.g., elves, goblins, trolls, giants, huge monsters) should be taken as a differentiator.
Legends are perceived as real; fairy tales may merge into legends, where the narrative is perceived both by teller and hearers as being grounded in historical truth.According to Jack Zipes, "The subject matter of the conversations consisted of literature, mores, taste, and etiquette, whereby the speakers all endeavoured to portray ideal situations in the most effective oratorical style that would gradually have a major effect on literary forms." Many 18th-century folklorists attempted to recover the "pure" folktale, uncontaminated by literary versions.Yet while oral fairy tales likely existed for thousands of years before the literary forms, there is no pure folktale, and each literary fairy tale draws on folk traditions, if only in parody.Many of today's fairy tales have evolved from centuries-old stories that have appeared, with variations, in multiple cultures around the world.The history of the fairy tale is particularly difficult to trace because only the literary forms can survive.
(Indeed, one less regular German opening is "In the old times when wishing was still effective".) The English term "fairy tale" stems from the fact that the French contes often included fairies.