I live in Japan at the moment (it's terrible, don't go), and I like to collect books of Japanese clip art. I bought one that had a page of ten incomprehensible pictures of random nonsense. I asked someone what they were pictures of, and he said they were scenes from famous Japanese folk tales.
It made me realize the prominent role fairy/folk tales play in one's culture. I decided to draw 10 pictures of what I believe to be the ten most influential folk tales of western society. If you're a good citizen of the western world, they should all be incredibly obvious. If you're Japanese, maybe not so much.