Why are The Wild Swans by Andersen and The Six Swans by Grimm so similar to each other?

Which one is more original?

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    You do realise neither of them created the story, that they only wrote down existing folktales? And many folktales have variants in many different cultures. Here's a bunch for just this story: surlalunefairytales.com/sixswans/other.html – muru Dec 3 '19 at 2:25

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