According to Jung, along with dreams fairy tales are important reflections of archetypal occurrences in the human soul. They not only reflect our national or local characteristics but predominantly our universal nature. Some of the most popular fairy tales in Slovenia in the last 60 years have featured Kekec, who has almost become a national hero. The tale in Kekec is mostly about the fight between good and evil, which is necessarily related to justice being the most fundamental value or idea within legal philosophy. Kekec is not only a voice of human society but also of nature that tries to remedy breaches of social and natural norms. Thus, this contribution deals with a legal-philosophical interpretation of this very popular fairy tale.
Jung, fairy tales, archetypes, fight between good and evil, legal philosophy