Greek myth of Hercules  At least 2,600 years old
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The Blacksmith and the Devil   5,000+ years old
Beauty and the Beast  4,000+ years old
Rumplestiltskin   4,000+ years old
Jack and the Beanstalk  At least 5,000 years old
Egyptian myth of Osiris   At least 4,400 years old
Nativity story in the Bible  About 2,000 years old
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