Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

923: Loving the Salt

      920-929 Clever Acts and Words

            850-999 REALISTIC TALES

The youngest of three daughters says that she loves her father like salt. The sick father is driven forth, etc. [592.1]. See analysis of Type 510: I c; II a; III c; V.

Variants

923A: Like wind in the hot sun

A wife thus expresses her love for her husband. He is offended but in the hot sun learns the meaning of his wife's saying and returns to her.

Examples

ATUAuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
923 Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English The goose-girl at the well
923 Francesc Maspons Labrós 1871 Spain Catalan Los fustots
923 Dobšinský Pavol 1880 Slovakia Slovak Soľ nad zlato

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