The dolls have an old, mysterious history. And we all agree that the porcelain dolls are weirder than the cute and fluffy bear.
The dolls are the oldest and most popular toys around the world. They are also the most loved by children, being among the first toys and gifts they receive.
First, a little bit of history
Let’s look back in time. In both Egypt and Japan, have been found dolls dating back to the 2000s B.C. In Ancient Rome, girls used to dress their dolls in fashionable clothes, and after marrying, they would dedicate them to goddesses.
After the Middle Ages, we find reports about them in Germany, France and England. In the seventeenth century, the most popular material used for dolls was the wood, which the professionals painted on every detail.
Interestingly, the oldest dolls were representations of mature, beautifully dressed women.
How did the Teddy Bear get its name?
It looks like the popular fluffy bear has an interesting history, at least. Did you know that its name comes from US President Theodore Roosevelt? It seems that the president was also called on the nickname Teddy, and the invention has its roots in an event that took place at the beginning of the 20th century and which had as its protagonist the president himself.
Why are there many people who are afraid of dolls and why are there few who are afraid of teddy bears?
( ⚆ _ ⚆ ) First of all, the most obvious reason is the horror movies, such as Chucky or Annabelle, in which the dolls have an evil representation and seem taken out of Hell. I have a friend who watched Chucky when he was young and since then he cannot look at horror movies with dolls. In addition, she is scared of the porcelain dolls and finds them frightening.
I must admit that I was scared a little when I received from my father-in-law a porcelain doll, seemingly valuable and antique. I needed some time to get used to it. Now she’s sitting on a shelf and for a long time I haven’t imagined horror scenes with her.
I never liked my dolls, on the contrary, my mom even now tells me that I destroyed her entire collection of dolls, and not even one survived. On the other hand, I still have the bear I received when I was a few months old.