Multilingual Folk Tale Database

Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

178: The Faithful Animal Rashly Killed

      150-199 Wild Animals and Humans

            1-299 ANIMAL TALES

See AT 0178A and AT 0178B.


178A: The Brahmin and the Mongoose

Dog has saved child from serpent. Father sees bloody mouth, thinks the dog has eaten the child, and kills the dog. [B331.2]. (Sometimes told of mongoose).

178B: The faithful dog as security for a debt

A poor man leaves his dog with a wealthy man as security for a large loan. The dog shows the wealthy man where thieves have hidden goods stolen from him and drives off thieves when they come to ransack the house. The grateful wealthy man sends theā€¦


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