Who was the real Pied Piper and why does he have his own slot?

Published by CasinoTopsOnline on January 26, 2018 in Industry News

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The Pied Piper slot has it all, but who was the mysterious being who lured away rodents from a town in need?

Keep reading and find out more.

The disturbing history of the Pied Piper

We all know the old tale of the Pied Piper and how he saved a town from a rat infestation, but who was the mysterious man?

The Pied Piper of Hamelin was a story that evolved over many years to scare young children, but the real story could have been based on true events.

Based in the town of Hamelin and set in 1284, the German town was overrun by rats and soon searched for a saviour to help them. One day a piper arrived and promised to help the town by leading the rats away with his powerful instrument.

After the Piper had done his job, the townspeople refused to pay him as they promised, but not without the Piper promising to take revenge on the town.

A short while later, the Piper returned and led the children of the town away in the same way he got rid of the rats. His magical instrument mesmerised all but a few of the children who were deaf, blind, and lame. These kids were therefore not affected by his tune. 

The first time this story was ever relayed can be dated back to the 1300's when it appeared on the stained glass window of a church.

Missing children in Germany?

While many believe that the story is simply a fairy tale meant to scare children into listening to their parents, history shows that there were in fact children who went missing or died around the same time period.

The rats were later added to the story to cover up the macabre tale, but it seems that a terrible "Piper" truly did lure away innocent children in Germany.

A street by the name of Bungelosenstrasse is suspected to be the scene of the crime and no music is allowed to be played there until today.

It is suspected that the story may be about the young children who lost their lives to the plague between 1348 and 1350. By adding the story of the rats to the fable, it's believed that this symbolises the part that rats played in spreading the plague, while the Pied Piper is Death himself.

There are many theories, tales, and sad stories surrounding this fairy tale (and many others), but thankfully new life can be breathed into them with the creation of fun online slots.

It may seem strange to some, but software providers such as Quickspin are able to bring smiles to tales which may once have been harrowing. And that's something to celebrate!