I think this comes from Swiss folklore, I have read something similar.
All of them?
I think they are Germanic in origin
Not yet just waiting..
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You vanished after the clock struck Midnight.
I'm always vanishing...Life... They say!
Brothers Grimm my favourite, I have 6 different translations.
The origin of Peter Pan was based on the loss of Barrie's younger brother. The Grimm brothers based their stories on aural European folk tales.
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