Last night I dreamed of a strange Cinderella-like story; it took place in 17 century England, London was under Puritanism, they weeded out all Catholics and Pagans and destroyed statues of the Virgin Mary/Goddess. and here is were Cinderella character comes along, her mother died giving birth to her while under the statue of the Virgin Mother in some sort of graveyard. Her Puritan Father married an unkind woman with two most beautiful but arrogant and self-righteous daughters. The women of this time were looked down upon, Men called them daughters of temptation, which might explain why the stepmother seemed so cruel even to her own kind, but mostly to her stepdaughter because she was headstrong, optimistic, stubborn and (in her mind) not Biblically feminine. She would beat and strap her until her back was blue and bloody. The step-family left for a holiday to look at the handsome prince/king of some rich country and forbade the poor girl and if she was rebellious, the step mother threaten her to send her to a brothel and if she ran away she would have her chased as a thief and whore. the daughter ran towards the graveyard to cry, and she found the Virgin mother statue and wept underneath it. Until, a very ugly old woman dressed in black appeared and scared her, she thought she was a pagan witch, but the Pagan woman helped her in a fairy godmother way, but as the girl turned around to thank the Pagan woman, she saw the statue of the Virgin Mary winked at her.
i have no idea, unless youve done history and youve been looking at the witch hunting of late it could be a reason
dreams are things we know and seen even if you cant remember a stange woman might be someone youve seen in passing and forgot but your brain hasnt, its your brains own free time to make creations and show you them, youve obviously throught up a good story
maby you should keep it jotted down it might come clearer in a few years or you could buy a book on dreams and decode it :)