Multilingual Folk Tale Database

Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

554: The Grateful Animals

      500-559 Supernatural Helpers

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

A youth earns the thanks of several animals (ants, fish, etc.) and with their help wins the princess by performing three tasks imposed upon him (brings a ring from the bottom of the sea, etc.). I. The Animals' Gratitude. The hero, (a) the youngest of…


Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English The queen bee

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