- "The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a collection of stories written for young wizards and witches. They have been popular bedtime reading for centuries, with the result that the Hopping Pot and the Fountain of Fair Fortune are as familiar to many of the students at Hogwarts as Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty are to Muggle (non-magical) children."
- —J. K. Rowling[src]
Muggle author J. K. Rowling has noted the difference between this fairy tale and wizarding children's stories: fictional witches are much more active in seeking their fortunes than the Muggle fairy-tale heroines. Asha, Altheda, Amata and Babbitty Rabbitty are all witches who take their fate into their own hands, rather than than taking a hundred year-long nap, as the protagonist of Sleeping Beauty does.
Behind the scenes
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game) (Indirect mention)
- The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Mentioned only)