Multilingual Folk Tale Database


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…

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