ziegevolk

GRIMMMMMM

Somehow it’s become a weekly thing to watch it with my sis. I haven’t watched Supernatural in a month, maybe because all my Supernatural-watching buddies have left me, or maybe because I don’t like feeling massively depressed. But probably the former.

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ANYWAYS I wanted to tell this boring story of how the site I was on listed the episode title as “The Three Bad Wolves” and I was so confused because it was an interesting episode but there was only one wolf who was not bad at all and a creepy, rapey goat.

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I was still confused this morning, so I looked up more official sources, which tell me the episode was actually called “Lonelyhearts”, a riff on the Bluebeard myth, which explains some things, but not the serial rapist goat-man.

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Also some reaper apparently has a grudge against Nick for killing his reaper friend, but I remember Nick killing absolutely zero reapers in the last and only four episodes. Maybe it happened before the show, and it’s some kinda meta-ploy. But I don’t think so.

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Also, his girlfriend is totally going to die. They show her for like, 5 minutes every episode to remind you that she’s there, and she is going to die in the finale and he is going to be sad and revengeful and Grimm out.

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Was reading Aunt Marie’s Book of Lore from Grimm, and was going through the Blutbad (Big Bad Wolf) section, and there was this page of text (right) that was from a fairy tale.

The fairy tale in question appears to be “The Robber Bridegroom,” the implication being that the “godless crew” (or “wicked band” in another translation) were Blutbaden.

This isn’t the first time the series has taken a fairy tale and put some other creature in it; an entry on Zauberbiests (wizard creatures) has an excerpt from “The Handless Maiden,” and another term the book gives for Ziegevolk/satyrs is “Bluebeards.” It’s just the way the show builds its world. And that’s before one gets into how Hitler was apparently a Big Bad Wolf.