The Belgian Big Bad Wolf

December 6, 2013

Remember when Little Red Riding Hood was eaten by a hyena? Wait, that’s not the folktale we know. Whether or not Little Red Riding Hood gets eaten depends on where you hear the famous folktale, but anthropologist Jamie Tehrani discovered the origins of the scarlet-hooded girl — Belgium.

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.

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