Aarne-Thompson-Uther (ATU) - Types of Folktales

Folk Tale Group


1. The theft of fish
2. How the bear lost his tail
3. Sham Blood and Brains
4. Carrying the Sham-Sick Trickster
5. Biting the foot
7. The calling of three tree names
8. "Painting" on the Haycock
9. The unjust partner
15. Stealing the Partner's Butter
20. Animals Eat One Another Up
21. Eating his own Entrails
30. The Fox Tricks the Wolf into Falling into a Pit
34. The Wolf Dives into the Water for Reflected Cheese
36. The Fox in Disguise Violates the She-Bear
37. The fox as shepherd
38. Claw in Split Tree
39. The Bear Pulls Mountain Ashes apart so that the Fox's Old Mother can Get Berries
41. The Wolf Overeats in the Cellar
43. The Bear Builds a House of Wood; the Fox, of Ice
44. The Oath on the Iron
49. The bear and the honey
50. Curing a Sick Lion
51. The Lion's share
52. The Ass without a Heart
53. Reynard the Fox at Court
55. The Animals Build a Road (Dig Well)
57. Raven with a Cheese
58. The Crocodile Carries the Jackal
59. Fox and the Sour Grapes
60. The Fox and the Crane Invites Each Other
61. The Fox Persuades the Cock to Crow with Closed Eyes
62. Peace Among the Animals – The Fox and the Cock
63. The Fox (or Jackal) and the Fleas
64. Tailless Fox Tries in Vain to Get Foxes to Cut off Tails
65. Mrs. Fox's Suitors
68. The Jackal Trapped in the Animal Hide
70. More cowardly than the hare
71. Contest of Frost and the Hare
72. The Rabbit Rides Fox A-Courting
73. Blinding the Guard
75. The Help of the Weak
76. The Wolf and the Crane
77. The Stag Admires Himself in a Spring
78. Animal Allows himself to be Tied to Another for Safety
81. Too cold for hare to build house in winter
85. The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage
90. The Needle, the Glove, and the Squirrel
91. The Heart of a Monkey
92. The Lion in the Water
93. The Master Taken Seriously
96. When the hare was married
100. The Wolf as the Dog's Guest Sings
101. The old dog rescues the child
102. The Dog as Wolf's Shoemaker
103. War between Wild Animals and Domestic Animals
104. The Cowardly Duelers
105. The fox and the cat
106. The Animal's Conversation
107. Dog Leader Fears Defeat Because his Forces are of Different Breeds.
110. Belling the Cat
111. The Cat and the Mouse Converse
112. Town Mouse and Country Mouse
113. Mice Choose Cat as King
114. Chanticleer Believes that his Crowing Makes the Sun Rise
115. The Hungry Fox Waits in Vain for the Horse's Lips (Scrotum) to Fall Off
116. The Bear on the Hay-Wagon
118. The Lion Frightened by the Horse
120. The First to See the Sunrise
121. Wolves Climb on Top of One Another to Tree
122. The Wolf Loses His Prey
123. The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids
124. The Three Little Pigs
125. The Wolf Flees from the Wolf-head
130. Outcast Animals Find a New Home
131. Tiger as False Friend to the Cow
132. Goat Admires his Horns in the Water
136. Wolf Surprises Pig in Apple Tree
137. The Filthy Hog and the Clean Fish
150. The Bird's Three Precepts
151. Music lessons for wild animals
153. The Gelding of the Bear and the Fetching of Salve
154. The Jackal and the Farmer
155. Ingratitude Is the World's Reward
156. Androcles and the Lion
157. Learning to Fear Men
158. The wild animals on the sleigh
159. Captured wild animals ransom themselves
160. Grateful Animals ; Ungrateful Man
161. Peasant Betrays Fox by Pointing
163. The singing wolf
165. The wolf in the company of saints
168. The musician in the wolf-trap
170. The fox eats his fellow-lodger
171. The Three Bears
173. Man and animals readjust span of life
175. The Tarbaby and the Rabbit
176. The farmer tricks the jackals
178. The Faithful Animal Rashly Killed
179. What the bear whispered in his ear
180. The rebounding bow
182. The helpful animal and the snake
200. The Dog's Certificate
201. The Lean Dog Prefers Liberty to Abundant Food and a Chain
204. Sheep, duck and cock in peril at sea
206. Straw Threshed a second Time
207. Rebellion of the Work Animals
210. The Traveling Animals and the Wicked Man
211. The hog who was so tired of his daily food
212. The Lying Goat
214. Ass Tries to caress his Master like a Dog
217. The Cat and the Candle
220. The Council of Birds
221. The Election of Bird-King
222. The Willow-Wren and the Bear
223. The Bird and the Jackal
224. Wedding of the Turkey and the Peacock
225. The Tortoise That Wanted to Fly
226. The Goose Teaches the Fox to Swim
227. The geese's eternal prayer
228. The Titmouse Tries to be as Big as a Bear
229. The Hawk Frightened at the Snipe's Bill
230. The Rearing of the Large-headed and Large-eyed Bird
231. The Heron (Crane) Transports the Fish
232. The Heathcock and the Birds of Passage
234. The Nightingale and the Blindworm
235. The Jay Borrows the Cuckoo's Skin
236. Imitating bird sounds,
237. The Parrot That Talked Too Much
238. The Keen Sight of the Dove and the Keen Hearing of the Frog
239. The Crow Helps the Deer Escape from the Snare
241. The Officious Bird and the Monkey
242. The Frog Enticed out of his Hole
243. The Parrot Pretends to be God
244. Peacock Plumes
245. Tame Bird and Wild Bird
246. The Hunter Bends the Bow
247. Every Mother Thinks Her Child Is the Most Beautiful
248. The Dog and the Sparrow
250. Swimming Match of the Fish
252. The Pike and the Snake Race to Land
253. The Fish in the Net
275. The Race of the Fox and the Crayfish
278. Rat and Frog Tie Paws Together
280. The Ant Carries a Load as Large as Himself
283. Spider Invites Fly to Rest on her Curtain
285. The child and the snake
289. Bat, Diver, and Thornbush Shipwrecked
291. Deceptive Tug-of-war
292. Ass Tries to Get a Cricket's Voice
293. Debate of the Belly and the Members
294. The Months and the Seasons
295. The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean
298. Wind and sun