Three men in northern China have been arrested for raiding a tomb and attempting to steal a woman’s corpse. Chinese media reports say the three men intended to sell the corpse to the relatives of a young man who recently died, to be used in a “netherworld marriage.”
No, that is not a joke headline stolen from The Onion. This is actually a thing that happened.
Fairy tales and folklore come from a variety of sources, changing as they are told and retold. And some of these tales have been inspired by real historical figures, whose lives either formed the genesis of the story or altered it along the way. So what is fact and what is fiction?