honors Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the German brothers who sought out folk tales and published them in collections that included many of our most popular "fairy tales." You won't find many fairies in the stories -- but plenty of
The brothers, who were trained as lawyers, published hundreds of folk tales in
Kinder- und Hausmärchen
Children's and Household Tales
, a collection of German legends, in the early 19th Century,
Google is marking the 200th anniversary of the first publication.
The timeless tales live on in Disney-sized, popular versions, including Little Red Riding Hood,
, Rumpelstiltskin, the Tortoise and the Hare, and Snow White.
The Grimm's tales sometimes had a very grim side, as well.
for example, was based on many of the
that spread around Christian-dominated countries such as