The great thing about fairy tales is their bridge to mythologies. They both work with imagery. A language stronger than words.
It’s the 200th B-day of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, most of the tales were passed on from Dorothea Viehmann a Huguenot. A nice task for anyone into anthropology, philology, animal rights and history would be to do some research and give some insight into how animals play a role in folklore fairy tales.
In the wider context … an interesting difference between the Grimm’s version of Cinderella, the tale is called Aschenputtel in German, and the later Disney version of the tale, is, that in the Grimm version the doves inhabit the place of the miracle helpers, that is taken by a fairy later in Disney’s movie.