July 5th, 2010

something liminal

Fairy-tale question: voiceless main character

Okay, random-seeming question is random:

I'm looking for fairy or folk tales in which the protagonist (I'm guessing most will be female but I'm looking for either gender and would be *fascinated* if anyone gives me a story with a male protag) spends most of the story unable to speak, either from a spell or by choice or because of a vow...you get the picture.

Examples: The Little Mermaid; The Six Swans.