The story of Little Red Riding Hood is no doubt one of the most popular childhood stories of all time. Many of the stories and nursery rhymes we heard as kids originate from local legends, traditions, and testimonies during the middle ages; accounts which have evolved, transformed and been adapted over the years into cute, children friendly stories. The story of Little Red Riding Hood is no different, but is particularly interesting because of its persistent, timeless relevance and original moral, dating back from the late s until today. According to exploringyourmind.
Similar stories also exist in African and Asian folklore. The tale as many people in the English-speaking world know it today more closely resembles the Brothers Grimm version than the Charles Perrault one. The story's title character and protagonist is a little girl who gets her name because of the red hooded cape that she usually wears. Little Red Riding Hood goes to visit her sick grandmother. On the way, she encounters a wolf.