The story of Cinderella and her fairy godmother originated in the first century. It was first written down circa 65-75 AD. Three other books were written in the next couple of decades regarding the same basic story; however, at least two of these books borrowed heavily, sometimes word for word, from the first book, and, it is possible that the fourth author used the first book as a boiler plate for his story.
Over the next 1,500 years, tens of thousands of copies were made of the story of Cinderella and her fairy godmother, and amazingly, these copies, many of which we still have today, have only minor variations between them. The original story has remained intact for two thousand years!
So here is the question: Does the fact that tens of thousands of copies of the original story, which have only minor variations, in any way, confirm that a girl named Cinderella rode in a pumpkin, pulled by field mice, to a ball, all arranged by a fairy?