Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

402: The Animal Bride

      400-424 Wife

            400-459 Supernatural or Enchanted Wife (Husband) or Other Relative

                  300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

The youngest of three brothers succeeds best in the quests set by his father. He brings the best cloth, the most beautiful bride, etc. The mouse (cat) who has helped him changes herself into a beautiful maiden.

Examples

AuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
Л. Бараг ???? Ukraine Ukrainian Царівна жаба
Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English The three feathers
Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm 1812 Germany German Der arme Müllerbursch und das Kätzchen
Asbjørnsen & Moe / George Dasent 1859 Norway English Doll i' the Grass
Asbjørnsen & Moe 1841 Norway Norwegian Gutten som ville fri til datter til mor i kroken
Alexander Afanasyev ???? Russia English The Princess Frog
Petre Ispirescu 1882 Romania Romanian Broasca țestoasă cea fermecată

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