Top 10 Most Demented German Folktales

Pretty self-explanatory, no need to go full in-dept in this one.
The Top Ten
1 The Girl Without Hands

To put this in a simple way, a father is offered with money by the devil if he gives him anything that is behind his mill. What lies behind his mill is his daughter. The devil managed to persuade him to chop his daughter's hand off and the daughter agrees to. Moral of the lesson: Don't stand behind a mill or else this happens.

2 The Story of the Thumb-Sucker

The tale of a kid who sucked his thumb despite the warning from his mother. He learns his lesson when his thumb got cut off. Moral lesson: Don't suck your thumb or you'll lose your thumb.

3 The Story of the Wild Huntsman

A hare tries to hunt a hunter down when the hare stole his musket. In the end, the hunter falls down to the wale and the hare's child is burned by hot coffee.

4 The Dreadful Tale of the Matches

Simply put, a girl burns herself to death by playing with matches. Moral lesson: Don't play matches! I repeat, don't play with them!

5 Max and Moritz

The story of two delinquents who steals food, blew up their teacher's pipe and made a bridge collapse. With a nice dash of karma, these two saw their fate end with being baked to bread and fed to chickens. Moral of the lesson: Don't commit felony or even terrorism, or you'll end up being chicken's food.

Heard of it somewhere. Damn it was scary.

6 The Pied Piper

A Brothers Grimm's story that involves a mayor who wouldn't pay the Pied Piper, who drove all the rats that plagued his city into the sea. The mayor tries to avoid payment and as an act of revenge by Piper, he himself lured kids with melodies played using his pipe to follow him and drown. Moral of the lesson: Pay your debt or you'll expect to hear the news about your son who drowned himself to death.

The Brothers Grimm wrote many fairy tales that are now Disney movies but are different.

7 The Story of Soup-Kaspar

This story involves a kid called Augustus who is picky when eating. One day, he is served with soup but he refuses to eat it which results in him losing him a lot of fat and decay into a skeleton, yeesh. Moral of the lesson: Eat your soup or have your skin wasted away and rot into a skeleton.

8 The Story of Bad Frederick

A violent boy's rampage on abusing animal and people that eventually leads him getting bitten by a dog right in the boy's "sausage". Moral lesson: Don't terrorize other sentient beings or you'll have your sausage eaten by a dog.

9 The Story of the Black Boys

The story involves Saint Nikolas who dips three boys into ink, making them black, for making fun of a negro. Moral of the lesson: Don't be racist or you'll end up black.

10 Mephistopheles and Faust

A man named Faust seems to have the perfect life. He has everything he could ever want and many people envy him. However, he is still not satisfied with life, and makes a deal with a demon named Mephistopheles.

The Contenders
11 Fidgety Philipp

A story of a boy who screwed up family dinner time by being restless when eating, this ends up with him falling off from his table and bringing the food and plates with him and he earns his lesson by going hungry. Moral of the lesson: Don't screw around while having a family dinner or else you'll end up starving.

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