Questions tagged [changelings]

For questions pertaining changelings human-like creatures found in folklore and folk religion throughout Europe. A changeling was believed to be a fairy child that had been left in place of a human child stolen by the fairies.

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Why did Rumpelstiltskin want the baby?

The story of Rumpelstiltskin is quite well known, but I can't recall what his motivation for wanting the human child. The question can be extended to Goblins in general. (Although in the case of the ...