Symbols of Christ
- Grimm's Fairy Tales, "The Water of Life"
This story is about "the water of life", (living water) which the stories hero must seek to heal his father who is sick. While obtaining this water of life, he also finds a loaf of bread which will never run out (bread of life).
One more interesting symbol is the sword he finds, which can slay whole armies, which might be seen as representing the word of God.
- Grimm's Fairy Tales, "Tales of Snakes"
i) Good snake, brings a baby gifts, but is killed by mother.
iii) Snake brings a crown to an orphan, but does not return because the crown was taken. (The snake is said to have had more treasures it would have brought.)