Original Fairy Tales. Disney is extremely proud to tell everyone that The Lion King was their first original story (althoug this is not completely. Grimm's Fairy Tales King's Son Who Feared Nothing · Donkey Cabbages · The Old Woman in the Wood · The Three Brothers · The Devil and His Grandmother. Thought fairy tales were all pampered princesses and happily-ever-afters? Think again. The original versions of some of our best-loved fairy tales are a far cry. Also known as "Little Briar Rose," the fairytale may be enchanting, but Italian poet Basile's version contains much more violence than the one we know and love, which is based horse racing lays the version by Charles Perraul. Though the Akan people of West Africa usually mention a trickster spider named Anansi, original fairy stories are nearly identical. They call Cinderella "Ashfool," steal her clothes and jewelry, and force her to wear rags and do the worst work in the kitchens. However, in this earlier version by the Italian poet Basile, the king does not wake Talia, the sleeping girl, with a kiss, but rapes. A more sinister variation by the Brothers Grimm sees the nasty stepsisters cut off parts of their own feet in order to fit them into the glass slipper hoping to fool the prince.