Love that, I find it odd that it was even questioned, but am happy to see it proved. The devil story has been used so many times, from Faustus to Robert Johnson. I hope we can one day go back even further and look at how the fairy tales about god and the devil came about, they've had quite an impact. "Dr Tehrani said Jack And The Beanstalk was rooted in a group of stories classified as The Boy Who Stole Ogre's Treasure, and could be traced back to when Eastern and Western Indo-European languages split more than 5,000 years ago. Analysis showed Beauty And The Beast and Rumpelstiltskin to be about 4,000 years old. And a folk tale called The Smith And The Devil, about a blacksmith selling his soul in a pact with the Devil in order to gain supernatural abilities, was estimated to go back 6,000 years to the Bronze Age. Dr Tehrani said: "We find it pretty remarkable these stories have survived without being written. "They have been told since before even English, French and Italian existed. "They were probably told in an extinct Indo-European language.""