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Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

927: Out-riddling the judge

      920-929 Clever Acts and Words

            850-999 REALISTIC TALES

The accused is set free when the judge cannot solve the riddles propounded to him. The riddles: (a) what has seven tongues in one head? (bird's nest with seven young found in a horse's head); (b) formerly I was a daughter, now I am a mother; (c) or…

Variants

927A: Execution Evaded by Using Three Wishes

King ordains that the guest who turns his plate shall be executed, but orders that anyone so condemned shall have three wishes granted. One of the wishes: to have all blinded who saw him turn the plate. He is freed. [J1181.1].

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