The following are the all of the articles that have been tagged as and being related to Rapunzel that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.
Even though the only thing this version of Rapunzel has in common with the original Grimm Brothers story is the basic plotline and most of the characters. I love it, though, because our blonde protagonist is a feisty, yet bored young lady coming of age, and does her best to seize an opportunity when it comes climbing through her window. No handsome princes rescuing the fair damsel in this tale, so let me sum it up for you… Vain old lady, Mother Gothel, finds a magical flower that give eternal youth when you sing to it. Pretty nice little plant. Whenever she needs a boost, she goes to the flower, which is hidden under a basket/bush, since it gives off a glow. Pregnant queen is having medical issues, and looks to be close to dying. The king sends his guards out to hunt down the magical flower. Right as Gothel gets a magickal infusion, she hears the guards and runs off, leaving the flower exposed. The guards take it back, and the queen takes it as a herbal tea. She produces a beautiful little girl with glowing golden blonde hair. A few months later, Gothel is wizened with age, and goes to hunt down her flower. She spies the baby princess, and sees that the magic has transferred from the flower into the girl’s hair. She steals the girl away when she finds out that the magick dies when the hair is cut. She takes the girl to a remote tower, and raises the child as her own, shielding her from strangers who might steal her away. Gothel is determined to keep her youth.