WHO’S AFRAID OF THE BIG BAD WOLF? A FEARSOME BEAST IN LEGENDS AND TALES AROUND THE WORLD
There are many stock characters that are present in folk stories, fairy tales, and legends from all over the world. However, few are as constant as the figure of the Big Bad Wolf, a giant predator which would devour his victims in a single bite. Appearing in many cautionary tales – stories that are created to warn people from real danger – the figure of the wolf became the most famous archetype of menacing predatory antagonist.