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The first known Cinderella was called Rhodopis, lived around 7th century BCE, and transitioned from slavery to royalty by marrying the King of Egypt. I doubt that she had either little glass slippers or a fairy godmother. Making her way into the world’s culture, she has acquired both, as well as a despotic stepmother and an obnoxious step-sister or two, in Renaissance Italy. Moving on to France and Germany, she finally met her prince in fairy tales by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm.
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