Rumpelstiltskin is a fairytale popularly associated with Germany
(where he is known as Rumpelstilzchen). The tale was one collected by
Brothers Grimm in the 1812 edition of Children's and Household
Tales. According to researchers at
Durham University and the
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, the story originated around 4,000 years
3 Name origins
4 Names used in translations
5 Appearances in media
7 External links
In order to appear superior, a miller lies to the king, telling him
that his daughter can spin straw into gold. (Some versions make the
miller's daughter blonde and describe the "straw-into-gold" claim as a
careless boast the miller makes about the way his daughter's
straw-like blond hair takes on a gold-like lustre when sunshine
strikes it.) The king calls for the girl, shuts her in a tower room
filled with straw and a spinning wheel, and demands she spin the straw
into gold by morning or he will cut off her head (other versions have
the king threatening to lock her up in a dungeon forever). When she
has given up all hope, an imp-like creature appears in the room and
spins the straw into gold in return for her necklace (since he only
comes to people seeking a deal/trade). When next morning the king
takes the girl to a larger room filled with straw to repeat the feat,
the imp once again spins, in return for the girl's ring. On the third
day, when the girl has been taken to an even larger room filled with
straw and told by the king that he will marry her if she can fill this
room with gold or execute her if she cannot, the girl has nothing left
with which to pay the strange creature. He extracts from her a promise
that she will give him her firstborn child and so he spins the straw
into gold a final time. (In some versions, the imp appears and begins
to turn the straw into gold, paying no heed to the girl's protests
that she has nothing to pay him with; when he finishes the task, he
states that the price is her first child, and the horrified girl
objects because she never agreed to this arrangement.)
Two illustrations by Anne Anderson from
Grimm's Fairy Tales
Grimm's Fairy Tales (London
and Glasgow 1922)
The king keeps his promise to marry the miller's daughter. But when
their first child is born, the imp returns to claim his payment: "Now
give me what you promised." She offers him all the wealth she has to
keep the child but the imp has no interest in her riches. He finally
consents to give up his claim to the child if she can guess his name
within three days.(Some versions have the imp limiting the number of
daily guesses to three and hence the total number of guesses allowed
to a maximum of nine.) Her many guesses fail, but before the final
night, she wanders into the woods (in some versions, she sends a
servant into the woods instead of going herself in order to keep the
king's suspicions at bay) searching for him and comes across his
remote mountain cottage and watches, unseen, as he hops about his fire
and sings. In his song's lyrics, "tonight tonight, my plans I make,
tomorrow tomorrow, the baby I take. The queen will never win the game,
Rumpelstiltskin is my name'", he reveals his name.
When the imp comes to the queen on the third day, after first feigning
ignorance, she reveals his name, Rumpelstiltskin, and he loses his
temper and their bargain. (Versions vary about whether he accuses the
devil or witches of having revealed his name to the queen.) In the
1812 edition of the
Brothers Grimm tales,
Rumpelstiltskin then "ran
away angrily, and never came back". The ending was revised in an 1857
edition to a more gruesome ending wherein
Rumpelstiltskin "in his rage
drove his right foot so far into the ground that it sank in up to his
waist; then in a passion he seized the left foot with both hands and
tore himself in two". Other versions have
Rumpelstiltskin driving his
right foot so far into the ground that he creates a chasm and falls
into it, never to be seen again. In the oral version originally
collected by the Brothers Grimm,
Rumpelstiltskin flies out of the
window on a cooking ladle.
Stamp series on Rumpelstilzchen from the Deutsche Post of the GDR,
The same story pattern appears in numerous other cultures: Tom Tit Tot
in England (from English Fairy Tales, 1890, by Joseph Jacobs);
Whuppity Stoorie in Scotland (from Robert Chambers's Popular Rhymes of
Scotland, 1826); Gilitrutt in Iceland; جعيدان (Joaidane "He who
talks too much") in Arabic; Хламушка (Khlamushka "Junker") in
Russia; Rumplcimprcampr, Rampelník or Martin Zvonek in the Czech
Republic; Martinko Klingáč in Slovakia; Ruidoquedito ("Little
noise") in South America; Pancimanci in Hungary (from A Csodafurulya
by Kolozsvari Grandpierre Emil); Daiku to Oniroku (大工と鬼六 "A
carpenter and the ogre") in Japan and Myrmidon in France. All these
Aarne–Thompson type 500, "The Name of the Helper". The
Cornish tale of
Duffy and the Devil
Duffy and the Devil plays out an essentially similar
plot featuring a "devil" named Terry-top.
Another of the Grimms' tales revolves about a girl trapped by false
claims about her spinning abilities, The Three Spinners. However, the
three women who assist that girl do not demand her firstborn, but
instead ask that she invite them to her wedding and say that they are
relatives of hers. She complies, and when the three appear at the
wedding, amazing the king with their ugliness, they tell the king that
their various deformities (an overgrown thumb in one, a pendulous lip
in the second, an enormous foot in the third) are the result of their
years of spinning. The horrified king decrees that the bride will spin
no more. In contrast to Rumpelstiltskin's self-seeking, therefore,
these helpers ask only the "payment" of extending their benevolence to
the heroine, and ensure that she will not need their help again. In
one Italian variant, the girl must discover their names, as with
Rumpelstiltskin, but not for the same reason: she must use their names
to invite them, and she has forgotten them.
Illustration by Walter Crane from Household Stories by the Brothers
The name Rumpelstilzchen in German means literally "little rattle
stilt", a stilt being a post or pole that provides support for a
structure. A rumpelstilt or rumpelstilz was consequently the name of a
type of goblin, also called a pophart or poppart, that makes noises by
rattling posts and rapping on planks. The meaning is similar to
rumpelgeist ("rattle ghost") or poltergeist, a mischievous spirit that
clatters and moves household objects. (Other related concepts are
mummarts or boggarts and hobs, which are mischievous household spirits
that disguise themselves.) The ending -chen is a German diminutive
cognate to English -kin.
The earliest known mention of
Rumpelstiltskin occurs in Johann
Fischart's Geschichtklitterung, or Gargantua of 1577 (a loose
adaptation of Rabelais' Gargantua and Pantagruel) which refers to an
"amusement" for children, i. e. a children's game named "Rumpele
stilt oder der Poppart".
Names used in translations
Illustration for the tale of "Rumpel-stilt-skin" from The heart of oak
books (Boston 1910)
Translations of the original Grimm fairy tale (KHM 55) into various
languages have generally substituted different names for the dwarf
whose name is Rumpelstilzchen. For some languages, a name was chosen
that comes close in sound to the German name:
Rumplestiltskin in English, Repelsteeltje in Dutch, Rumpelstichen in
Portuguese, Rumpelstinski or Rumpelestíjeles in Spanish,
Rumplcimprcampr or Rampelník in Czech. In Japanese it is called
ルンペルシュティルツキン (Runperushutirutsukin). Russian
might have the most accomplished imitation of the German name with
In other languages the name was translated in a poetic and approximate
way. Thus Rumpelstilzchen is known as Päronskaft (literally
"Pear-stalk") in Swedish, where the sense of stilt or stalk of the
second part is retained. Likewise, in Danish and Norwegian, he is
known as Rumleskaft (literally "Rumble-shank"). Italian has Tremotino
(which loosely means "Little Earthquake"). French has – besides
other names – Tracassin (like tracasser "to pester"). In other
translations an entirely different and generally meaningless name was
selected, such as Barbichu, Broumpristoche, Grigrigredinmenufretin,
Outroupistache or Perlimpinpin in various translations to French.
Turkish translations use "Hariparibuşki Baripinpon" which does not
mean anything and was chosen just because the name was
Slovak translations use Martinko Klingáč. Polish translations use
Titelitury (or Rumpelsztyk) and Finnish ones Tittelintuure,
Rompanruoja or Hopskukkeli. Serbian, Bosnian and Croatian Cvilidreta
Hebrew the poet
Avraham Shlonsky composed the
name עוץ לי גוץ לי (Ootz-li Gootz-li, a compact and rhymy
touch to the original sentence and meaning of the story, "My adviser
my midget"), when using the fairy tale as the basis of a children's
musical, now a classic among
Hebrew children's plays. Greek
translations have used Ρουμπελστίλτσκιν (from the
English) or Κουτσοκαλιγέρης (Koutsokaliyéris) which
could figure as a Greek surname, formed with the particle
κούτσο- (koútso- "limping"), and is perhaps derived from the
Urdu versions of the tale used the name Tees Mar Khan for
Appearances in media
Marianne Moore's feminist poem "Sojourn in the Whale" (1917) makes an
allusion to this story, though she first changes the oppressor from a
king to "hags" before then stressing a feminist reading of
"Rumpelstiltskin": "You have been compelled by hags to spin/ gold
thread from straw and have heard men say:/ 'There is a feminine
temperament in direct contrast to ours....'"
In George Orwell's novel
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), a character of
Ingsoc party is described as being a "
Rumpelstiltskin figure" (ch.
In Walter Tevis's science fiction novel The Man Who Fell To Earth
(1963), Thomas Newton tells Nathan Bryce "My name is Rumplestiltskin"
Anne Sexton wrote an adaptation of the Grimm fairy tale as a poem
called "Rumpelstiltskin" in her collection Transformations (1971), a
book in which she re-envisions sixteen of the Grimm's Fairy tales.
Jonathan Carroll's novel
Sleeping in Flame
Sleeping in Flame (1988) is a modern variant
on the story, which refers explicitly to the Grimms' version.
In Diane Stanley's short fiction, Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter (1997),
Rumpelstiltskin falls in love with and marries the miller's daughter
and helps her escape from the king. The main character turns out to be
their only daughter, Hope.
Rumpelstiltskin Problem (2001) by Vivian Vande Velde.
In John Katzenbach's novel The Analyst (2002), a man who calls himself
Rumplestiltskin [sic] threatens a New York psychoanalyst, "In two
weeks, Starks must guess his tormentor’s identity. If Starks
succeeds, he goes free. If he fails, Rumplestiltskin will destroy, one
by one, fifty-two of Dr. Starks’ loved ones—unless the good doctor
agrees to kill himself".
Saviour Pirotta's "Guess My Name", published in Once Upon a World
(2004), is a retelling of the Welsh version of the story.
The Sisters Grimm
The Sisters Grimm (2005–2012) series has
Rumplestiltskin [sic] as the main villain for the second book, Unusual
Suspects. He is the counselor for the only Elementary School in Fairy
Port Landing, and he feeds off the emotions of those around him (the
negative, the better, rage is his favorite). He made deals with three
parents (Beauty/Beast, Princess/Frog, Ms. Muffet/Spider all gave away
their firstborns to Rumplestilskin for a fake lottery winning).
Apparently, in this version, Rumple stores all the rage and hatred and
releases it by exploding.
The Witch's Boy (2006) by Michael Gruber.
Rumpelstiltskin appeared in John Connolly's The Book of Lost Things
(2006) with the nickname "Crooked Man".
Susanna Clarke's On Lickerish Hill, found in The Ladies of Grace Adieu
and Other Stories (2006), is a version of "Tom Tit Tot".
Elizabeth C. Bunce's novel A Curse Dark as
Gold (2008) was inspired by
the story of Rumpelstiltskin. The miller's daughter is written as a
strong female character determined to save the failing mill and the
town that depends on it.
In Einstein's Mistakes (2008), Hans Ohanian characterizes the
Isaac Newton as a Rumpelstiltskin-like character, because he
kept his great discoveries in gravity and light to himself for many
Rumpelstiltskin makes a brief appearance at the beginning of Red
Hood's Revenge (2010), the third in Jim C. Hines's Princesses series,
Sleeping Beauty and
Snow White as active
heroines. He has abducted several children by luring princes in with
promises of marriage to the children who can spin straw into gold; he
is captured by the three heroines, but is subsequently killed by
Roudette, the adult Little Red Riding Hood, now an efficient and
deadly assassin, while being sent to Fairytown to answer for his
The Croning (2012) by Laird Barron.
Stiltskin is the main character in J. A. Kazimer's book Curses!
In Shelley Chappell's short fiction, Ranpasatusan. A Retelling of
Rumpelstiltskin (2014) the miller's daughter is a minstrel's daughter
who travels to Japan.
Breeana Puttroff, author of the Dusk Gate Chronicles series, was
scheduled in 2014 to publish a book Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter, in
which Rumpelstiltskin's story is told from another point of view,
where the king makes the queen spin gold and
Rumpelstiltskin is not
In Tom Holt's novel, The Good, the Bad and the Smug (2015), a former
commodities trader escapes to a fantasy world and becomes
Michael Cunningham's short story "Little Man" (in A Wild Swan and
Other Tales, 2015) is a retelling of the
Rumpelstiltskin story told
from Rumpelstiltskin's point of view.
Rumpelstiltskin appears in issue 4 of The Muppet Show that was a part
of "The Treasure of Peg-Leg Wilson" arc.
The tale is adapted in the fourth issue of Zenescope's series Grimm
Fairy Tales, but it is given an alternative, more tragic ending.
The Priest from the Dark Horse series
The Goon is actually
Rumpelstiltskin, having escaped from the hell he was cast into he
attempts the wrestle control of the town away from The Goon.
Rumpelstiltskin Musical, Edelman and Fishman's audiobook
musical, was published by
Harper Audio in 2018. Narrated by Jim Dale
and featuring a full cast, Spin is the first musical written for the
audiobook genre. 
The song "Split Myself in Two" by the
Meat Puppets is inspired and
loosely based on the tale.
"Rumplestiltskin" [sic] is a song by the Columbus, Ohio underground
band Earwig from their album Gibson Under Mountain.
Rumplestiltskin's Resolve [sic] is an album by folk-rock musician
The third movement of Robert Schumann's Märchenbilder is inspired by
Rumpelstiltskin Grinder is a thrash band from Pennsylvania signed to
Stiltskin is a Scottish rock band, notable for the fact that one of
its band members, Ray Wilson, was temporarily a lead vocalist of
progressive rock band Genesis.
The industrial metal band
Megaherz released a song named "I.M.
Rumpelstilzchen" on their album Herzwerk II, which quotes the original
German fairy tale.
"Rumpofsteelskin" is a song by funk band Parliament from the album
Motor Booty Affair. The song title is reminiscent of the fairy tale's
Sir Mix-a-Lot sings of a "rump-o-smooth-skin" in the song "Baby Got
Back" from the album "Mack Daddy".
"Rumplestiltskin" [sic] is a punk retelling of the fairy tale by John
The ballet "Rumpelstiltskin" by the British composer
David Sawer is
based on the tale.
Rumpelstiltskin in "The Monster" stating "Turn nothing
into something, still can make that, straw into gold, chump. I will
Rumpelstiltskin in a haystack."
"Rumplestiltskin," a retelling of the tale in song by
Brian Dewan from
his album The Operating Theatre.
A musical adaptation of the same name opened
Off-Broadway in 2012.
In the ABC television series Once Upon a Time, Rumplestiltskin [sic]
(also known as Mr.
Gold and Detective Weaver) is played by Robert
Carlyle and is one of the central characters, and is shown as a
malevolent trickster who can spin straw into gold and enjoys making
deals with those he comes across. Throughout the first seasons he
concentrates on searching for his son, Bae. An expert on black magic
and the dark arts (known as the Dark One), this man has wizardly
powers to make him a fair match for anyone in the land - even the Evil
Queen. In the course of the series, he is also revealed to have taken
on the role of Cinderella's fairy 'godmother', and is also essentially
the Beast, falling in love with Belle after he demanded her as a price
for saving her kingdom from a war. In the season three episode Think
Lovely Thoughts, he is revealed to be the son of a man named Malcolm,
who became Peter Pan. After marrying Belle, Rumplestiltskin doubles as
'the Beast.' He also acts as the crocodile, cutting off Captain Hook's
hand while fighting to win back the love of Milah, the mother of
Baelfire who left him when he was still a coward. Belle banishes him
from Storybrooke, his own nature turns against him, prompting him to
ally with various other villains to try and ensure their own happy
endings. He is briefly purified of his darkness when it is revealed
that he is dying of the dark magic in his heart, but despite Emma
attempting to help him become a hero while she takes on the Dark One
role, he eventually reclaims his powers, and he goes way too far from
being a beast. In the sixth season, Rumplestiltskin's mother is
revealed to be the Black Fairy, who had abandoned him and Malcolm
after choosing power over love. In the same season, he has a son with
Belle named Gideon. In season 7 he is on a quest to find the Guardian
to rid him of his dark powers so he can be re united with Belle. He
gains the help of Alice.
Rumpelstiltskin appears in Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every
Child voiced by Robert Townsend.
Rumpelstiltskin was featured in NBC's Grimm, where the tale is the
inspiration for the Season 2 episode "Nameless". He is a type of
creature ('Wesen') called a 'Fuchsteufelwild'. The episode
featured a Fuchsteufelwild named "Trinket Lipslums" (an anagram of
"Rumpelstiltskin"), who is revealed to have helped a team of video
game programmers finish an enormously popular MMORPG. The programmers
omitted him from the game's credits since they could not recall his
name, so Lipslums starts hunting them down one by one; as in the
original tale, much of the story centers around determining the
In an episode of the TV show Star Trek: Deep Space Nine titled "If
Wishes Were Horses", Miles O'Brien reads his daughter the story of
Rumpelstiltskin at bedtime and then leaves her room. She comes out
shortly afterward to inform her father that
Rumpelstiltskin is in the
room with her. O'Brien assumes that it is just her imagination and
goes into the room with her only to discover that
indeed in her room. At the end of the episode it is revealed that
Rumpelstiltskin (along with various other manifestations) are in fact
aliens that were studying imagination.
In the TV show Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre, the second
episode, aired originally in 1982, titled "Rumpelstiltskin", stars
Hervé Villechaize as Rumpelstiltskin,
Ned Beatty as the king, and
Shelley Duvall as the miller's daughter.
The fairy tale was spoofed in the
Fractured Fairy Tales
Fractured Fairy Tales segment of the
Rocky and Bullwinkle
Rocky and Bullwinkle show.
In the German TV series Spuk unterm Riesenrad,
Rumpelstiltskin is the
only one of the three evil, living dummies (witch, giant, and
Rumpelstiltskin) who doesn't turn good at the end and is frozen by a
policeman with a fire extinguisher. He also tries to take over Burg
Falkenstein by blackmailing the owner with a fire.
The German TV aired in 2009 an adaptation of the original story of the
Rumpelstiltskin was played by Robert Stadlober.
According to the film makers: "We did not want overgrown dwarf, but a
prince of the forest, and Stadlober is exactly the right thing." In
this adaptation the title character was not created as the usual evil
man "who comes out of the woods to do evil", but also shows the human
side ". Their
Rumpelstiltskin has a desire, namely, to have a man
around. The filming location was the same Schloss Bürresheim,
which appears as Castle Grunewald in 'Indiana Jones and the Last
The character "Rumpledkiltskin" appears in the animated series Courage
The Cowardly Dog as the title character. Rumpledkiltskin tricks Muriel
and Courage into traveling to Scotland, where he reveals himself and
forces Muriel to weave 5,000 quilts. At the end of the episode, his
real name is revealed and he gains a change of heart.
Rumpelstiltskin appears in the animated television series Winx Club,
in Season 6 episodes "The Music Café", "The Anthem" and "Acheron".
Rumpelstiltskin is, according to both Selina and Daphne, the most
cunning, most stubborn, and most brilliant dwarf. He lives in the
Legendarium World. He is also very tricky but follows the agreements
he makes with others. Due to being exposed in Alfea, he had learnt
powerful enchantments when he lived there.
In season 3 of the U.S. television series, The Closer, in the episode
entitled "The Round File", the case involves an old man who confesses
to the murder of seven people but who will not give the detectives his
name and forces them to discover it on their own. As a result, the
squad refers to him as
Rumpelstiltskin throughout the episode. The
story of the fairy tale itself is referenced several times.
Happy Tree Friends
Happy Tree Friends episode, entitled "Dunce Upon a Time",
Petunia was spinning straw into gold within a castle, bearing a strong
resemblance, while the rest of the episode bore a strong resemblance
to the fairytale, Jack and the Beanstalk.
Colorized still from the American film
Rumpelstiltskin (1915), an American film, starring J. Barney Sherry
and Elizabeth "Betty" Burbridge
A 1940 live action film produced in Nazi Germany, directed by Alf
Zengerling starring Paul Walker as the title character.
A 1955 live action film produced in West-Germany, but also released in
the U.S. by
K. Gordon Murray in 1965 and re-released by Paramount
Pictures in 1974, directed by
Herbert B. Fredersdorf starring
Werner Krüger as the title character. The film is still aired on
In 1962's The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, a dream sequence
Rumpelstiltskin (played by Arnold Stang) alongside other
Grimm characters such as Hansel & Gretel, Snow White, Cinderella,
and Tom Thumb.
Rumpelstiltskin is one of the fairy tales featured in the
Muppet Classic Theater
Muppet Classic Theater where the character was
played by Gonzo the Great.
Rumpelstiltskin appears in the Shrek franchise:
The character appear as the antagonist in the film Shrek Forever
After, voiced by Walt Dohrn, manipulating Shrek into making a wish
that would erase Shrek from existence after the ogre indirectly
thwarted Rumpelstiltskin's chance to become the ruler of Far, Far Away
(The king and queen had been about to make a deal with him to free
their daughter Fiona from her prison before Shrek saved her in the
first film). It is implied throughout the film that Rumpelstiltskin's
deals have fallen out of favour in Shrek's world as people have
learned to be more comfortable with who they are thanks to Shrek's
example (such as
Pinocchio rejecting the offer to become a real boy),
and Shrek's friend Donkey also mentions that
changed the clauses in his deals as now everybody knows his name.
Learning that he can undo Rumpelstiltskin's world if he receives True
Love's Kiss with Fiona, Shrek seeks her out, but it nearly fails as
this Fiona doesn't even know him, only for Shrek to receive her love
and kiss as the sun rises after he risks his life to save her ogre
army and defeat
Rumpelstiltskin who after his alternative world being
destroyed and return to be the original world being prisoner in a
Rumpelstiltskin is one of the zombified characters during the Thriller
Rumpelstiltskin appeared in
Happily N'Ever After
Happily N'Ever After and its sequel,
voiced by Michael McShane. In the first film, he is one of the fairy
tale villains that side with Cinderella's wicked stepmother Frieda
after she alters his story.
A 1987 live-action musical film, a fairly direct retelling of the
fairy tale, starring
Amy Irving as the miller's daughter and Billy
Barty as the title character.
A 1996 supernatural horror B-movie where in
Rumpelstiltskin is trapped
in a jade rock for five hundred years until a woman is compelled to
purchase the rock from an unusual antique shop. The woman makes a wish
that her dead husband come back to life to see their child.
Rumpelstiltskin grants her wish, bringing her husband back for one
night, then tries to steal the baby from the mother with an attempt to
eat the baby's soul. This movie stars
Max Grodénchik (as
Kim Johnston Ulrich (as the mother of the
Avengers Grimm - When
Rumpelstiltskin destroys the Magic Mirror and
escapes to the modern world, the four princesses of "Once Upon a
Time"-Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and Rapunzel-are sucked
through the portal too. Well-trained and endowed with magical powers,
the four women must fight
Rumpelstiltskin and his army of thralls
before he enslaves everyone on Earth.
Casper Van Dien
Casper Van Dien plays
Rumpelstiltskin is featured as one of the fairy tale characters the
Brothers Grimm encounter in Once Upon a Brothers Grimm; during his
Brothers Grimm help the miller's daughter guess his name,
and when she succeeds at the last possible moment he angrily shouts "A
plague on all your houses!" before disappearing.
Rumpelstiltskin appears briefly in the
Dark Parables sixth
installment, Jack and the Sky Kingdom, as a stone imp, (having once
been a stone idol animated by a sorcerer, and having since its
captivity reverted to stone). He also appears in the bonus chapter,
Rumpelstiltskin and the Queen", where having claimed the Sky
Kingdom's new queen newborn daughter, the queen quests to reclaim her
child. After the queen has subdued the imp, the Sky King, corrupted by
the imp's magic, keeps the imp hostage to spin him more gold.
Rumpelstiltskin makes an appearance in the first game of the series
King's Quest, by Roberta Williams. While there are variants to his
name (in some versions, the name is spelled with a backwards alphabet,
a = z, b = y, etc.; in others it is spelled backwards as
Rumpelstiltskin offers the knight Graham (hero of
the story) a reward for guessing his name. When the task is complete,
Rumpelstiltskin gives magic beans to Graham, allowing entrance to the
land of the giants to acquire the treasure chest of gold, a main quest
item in the game.
In the DLC of The Witcher 3 Hearth of Stone, the
represented by Master Mirror
In the Ragnarok expansion for Titan Quest: Anniversary edition,
Rumpelstiltskin is a Troll mini-boss that has a random chance of being
encountered by the player.
The value and power of using personal names and titles is well
established in psychology, management, teaching and trial law. It is
often referred to as the "
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Music" and "
Sleeping Beauty in Music" for more corroboration.
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