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The godmother did not become a common and well-known character in the Cinderella tale until Perrault incorporated her into his version of the story. Other versions of Cinderella in different cultures often have the heroine receive assistance from the deceased mother or a nurse, such as a nanny. The fairy godmother versions are the best known in Western culture thanks to Perrault and later versions from Disney and other sources.
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Many other variants of the tale have the Cinderella character meeting the prince at church, one of the few places where people of different classes might regularly see each other while gathered to worship in times past.