A fairy tale is fiction story involving folklore, legend, mystic and mythological elements. Fairy tales are often aimed at children with the aim of teaching them a moral.
In 2370 in Keiko O'Brien's classroom on Deep Space 9 the Tellarite Gann described the story of the Prodigal from the Bajoran religion as a fairy tale, Keiko was quick to point out the young Tellarite should show a little more respect to other people's beliefs, the stories of their faith being sacred to the Bajoran people. (DS9 novel: Devil in the Sky)
Annika Hansen stated in a 2385 interview with Jake Sisko that the idea abou Kathryn Janeway's actions against the Borg Collective having ending the Borg threat to be a fairytale. (ST website: The Path to 2409)
Notable fairy tales
- "Beauty and the Beast"
- "The Prince Trapped in Monster Form"
- "Puss in Boots"
- "Sikan and T'Risa"
- "The Valiant Little Tailor"