Did you know that there were other variations of the Rapunzel story other than the well known Grimm’s Fairytale?
Rudaba is based on the Persian variant of Rapunzel’s story. Rapunzel is well known as a golden haired girl in most of popular media and I thought it would be pretty cool to actually have a raven-haired variant of Rapunzel!
In truth, Rudaba is based on an old Egyptian variation I read a long time ago that involved a commoner rescuing “Rapunzel” from a tower. The Rapunzel of that story seemed more pro-active from the Egyptian version that I remember. The story was also longer where she had a hand in helping the hero out through his adventures.