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

Folk Tale Group


1200. The Sowing of Salt
1201. The plowing
1202. The Grain Harvesting
1203. The Scythe Cuts one Man's Head off
1204. Fool Keeps Repeating his Instructions so as to remember them
1211. The Peasant Woman Thinks the Cow Chewing her Cud is Mimicking Her
1212. The Horse is Drawn across the Ice
1213. The Pent Cuckoo
1214. The Persuavive Auctioner
1215. The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
1218. Numskull Sits on Eggs to Finish Hatching
1225. The man without a head in the bear's den
1226. The Rabbit Catch
1227. One woman to catch the squirrel; the other to get the cooking pot
1228. Shooting with a Gun
1229. If the Wolf's Tail Breaks
1231. The Actack on the Hare (Crayfish)
1238. The Roof in Good and Bad Weather
1240. Man sitting on branch of tree cuts it off
1241. The tree is to be pulled down
1242. Loading the wood
1243. The wood is carried down the hill
1245. Sunlight carried in a bag into the windowless house
1246. The Axes Thrown Away
1247. The Man Sticks his Head into the Hole of the Millstone
1249. Oxen Hitched Before and Behind Wagon
1250. Bringing Water from the Well
1255. A hole to throw the earth in
1260. Jumping into the sea for fish
1261. The Slaughter of the Ox
1263. The Porridge Eaten in Different Rooms
1270. The Drying of the Candle
1276. Rowing without going forward
1277. The Boat Gets Tired
1278. Marking the place on the boat
1279. Protected by the Needle
1280. The Needle (or the like) Falls into the Sea
1281. Burning the Barn to Destroy an Unknown Animal
1285. Pulling on the shirt
1286. Jumping into the Breeches
1287. Numskull unable to count their own number
1288. 'These are not my feet'
1290. Swimming in the Flax-field
1291. Sending One Cheese After Another
1293. Numskull Stays until he has Finished
1294. Getting the Calf's Head out of the Pot
1295. The Seventh Cake Satisfies
1296. Fool's Errand
1309. Choosing the Clean Figs
1310. Drowning the crayfish as punishment
1311. The Wolf Taken for a Colt
1313. The Man who Thought Himself Dead
1314. The Buttercask Taken for a Dead Man
1315. The Big Tree Taken for a Snake
1316. Rabbit Thought to be a Cow
1317. Blind Man and Elephant
1319. Other mistaken identities
1321. Fools frightened
1326. Moving the church
1327. Emptying the Meal Sack
1330. Quenching the Burning Boat
1331. The Covetous and the Envious
1333. The Shepherd who Cried "Wolf!" too often
1334. The Local Moon
1335. The Eaten Moon
1336. Diving for Cheese
1341. Fools Warn Thief what Not to Steal
1342. Hot and Cold with the Same Breath
1343. Hanging Game
1344. Lighting a Fire from the Sparks from a Box on the Ear
1347. Living Crucifix Chosen
1348. The Imaginative Boy
1380. The faithless wife
1381. The talkative wife and the discovered treasure
1382. The Peasant Woman at Market
1383. A Woman Does Not Know Herself
1384. The husband hunts for three persons as stupid as his wife
1385. A Woman Loses Her Husband's Money
1386. Meat as food for cabbage
1387. A Woman Draws Beer in the Cellar
1391. Every hole to tell the truth
1393. The Single Blanket
1405. The Lazy Spinner
1406. The merry wives wager . . .
1407. The Miser
1408. The man who does his wife's work
1410. Four Men's Mistress
1415. Trading Away One's Fortune
1416. The mouse in the silver jug. The new Eve
1417. The Cutt-off Nose (Hair)
1418. The Equivocal Oath
1422. The Parrot and the Adulterous Woman
1423. The Enchanted Pear Tree
1425. Putting the Devil into Hell
1430. Air Castles
1431. The contagious yawns
1437. A Sweet Word
1450. Clever Elsie
1451. A suitor chooses the thrifty girl
1452. Choosing a Bride by How She Cuts Cheese
1453. Bride test: key in flax reveals laziness
1454. The greedy fiancee
1455. The Hard-hearted Fiancée
1456. The blind fiancée
1457. The lisping maiden
1458. The girl who ate so little
1459. Keeping up appearances
1461. The girl with the ugly name
1462. Clean and tidy
1463. Finger-drying Contest Won by Deception
1464. Nothing to cook
1468. Marrying a stranger
1475. Marriage Forbidden Outside the Parish
1476. The Prayer for a Husband
1477. The wolf steals the old maid
1478. The Meal of Beans
1501. Aristoteles and Phyllis
1503. The daughter-in-law and the real daughter
1511. The Faithless Queen
1525. The robber brothers
1526. The Old Beggar and the Robbers
1527. The Robbers are Betrayed
1528. Holding Down the Hat
1529. Thief Claims to have been Transformed into a Horse
1530. Holding up the Rock
1531. The Man Thinks he has Been in Heaven
1532. The Voice from the Grave
1533. The wise carving of the fowl
1535. The Rich Peasant and the Poor Peasant
1537. The corpse killed five times
1538. The youth cheated in selling oxen
1539. Cleverness and gullibility
1540. The student from Paradise (Paris)
1541. For the long winter
1542. The clever boy
1543. The man without a member
1544. The man who got a night's lodging
1545. The boy with many names
1548. Stone Soup
1551. The Wager that Sheep are Hogs
1553. An Ox for Five Pennies
1555. Milk in the Cask
1556. The Double Pension (Burial Money)
1557. Box on the Ear Returned
1558. Welcome to the Clothes
1560. Make-believe eating; make-believe work
1561. The boy 'loses his sight'
1562. "Think Thrice before you Speak."
1563. 'Both'
1565. Agreement Not to Scratch
1567. Hungry Servant Reproaches Stingy Master
1568. The master and the servant at the table
1573. Inspecting the daughter
1574. The flattering foreman
1577. Blind Men Duped into Fighting: Money to be Devided
1579. Carrying Wolf, Goat, and Cabbage across Stream
1586. The Man in Court for Killing a Fly
1587. Man Allowed to pick out Tree to be Hanged on
1589. The Lawyer's Dog Steals Meat
1590. The Tresspasser's Defence
1591. The Three Joint Depositors
1592. The Iron-eating Mice
1600. The fool as murderer
1610. To Divide Presents and Strokes
1611. Contest in Climbing the Mast
1612. The Contest in Swimming
1613. "Playing-Cards are my Calendar and Prayerbook."
1615. The Heller Thrown into Other's Money
1620. The conversation of the one-eyed man and the hunchback
1624. Thief's Excuse: the Big Wind
1626. Dream Bread
1628. The learned son and the forgotten language
1631. Horse which will not Go over Trees
1635. Eulenspiegel's tricks
1640. The Valiant Little Tailor
1641. Doctor Know-all
1642. The Good Bargain
1643. The Broken Image
1645. The Man Who Became Rich through a Dream
1650. The Three Lucky Brothers
1651. Whittington's cat
1652. The Wolves in the Stable
1653. The Robbers under the Tree
1655. The profitable exchange
1660. The Poor Man in Court
1661. The Triple Tax
1663. Deviding Five Eggs Equally between Two Men and One Woman
1675. The ox (ass) as mayor
1678. The boy who had never seen a woman
1681. Foolish man builds aircastles
1682. The groom teaches his horse to live without food
1685. The Foolish Bridegroom
1687. The forgotten word
1688. The Servant to Improve on the Master's Statements
1689. Thank God They Weren't Peaches
1691. Don´t Eat too Greadly
1692. The Stupid Thief
1693. The Literal Fool - the Burning of Lanka
1694. The Company to Sing like the Leader
1695. The Fool Spoils the Work of the Shoemaker, the Tailor and the Smith
1696. What Should I Have Said?
1697. "We Three; For Money"
1699. Misunderstanding Because of Ignorance of a Foreign Language
1700. "I don't Know."
1701. Echo answers
1702. Anecdotes about Stutterers
1705. Talking Horse and Dog
1707. The Noseless Man
1718. God can't take a joke
1725. The foolish parson in the trunk
1730. The entrapped suitors
1731. The Youth and the Pretty Shoes
1735. 'Who gives his own goods shall receive it back tenfold'
1736. The stingy parson
1737. Trading Places with the Trickster in a Sack
1738. The Dream: All Parsons in Hell
1739. The parson and the calf
1740. Candles on the Crayfish
1741. Trickster Wives and Maids
1745. Three words at the grave
1750. The Parson's Stupid Wife
1775. The hungry parson
1776. The sexton falls into the brewing-vat
1781. Sexton's Own Wife Brings her Offering
1786. The Parson in the Church on the Ox
1790. The Parson and Sexton Steal a Cow
1791. The sexton carries the parson
1792. The stingy parson and the slaughtered pig
1800. Stealing Only a Small Amount
1804. The eel filled with sand
1805. Confessions of a Pious Woman
1806. Will Lunch with Christ
1807. The Equivocal Confession
1810. Jokes about catechism
1812. Wager: to Dance with Nun
1820. Bride and Groom at Wedding Ceremony
1824. Parody sermon
1826. The Parson has no Need to Preach
1827. You shall see me a little while longer
1829. Living Person Acts as Image of Saint
1830. In trial sermon the parson promises the laymen the kind of weather they want
1831. The Parson and Sexton at Mass
1832. Boy answers the priest
1833. Other anecdotes of sermons
1834. The clergyman with the fine voice
1835. Not to turn round
1837. The Parson to Let a Dove Fly in the Church
1838. The hog in church
1840. At the blessing of the grave the parson's ox breaks loose
1841. Grace before meat
1842. The Testament of the Dog
1843. Parson visits the dying
1844. The Parson Visits the Sick
1845. The student as healer
1851. Jokes about Devout Women
1855. Jokes about Jews
1875. The Boy on the Wolf's Tail
1876. The Geese on the Line
1882. The Man who Fell out of a Balloon
1886. Man Drinks from own Skull
1890. The lucky shot
1891. The Great Rabbit-Catch
1892. The Trained Horse Rolls in the Field
1894. The man shoots a ramrod full of ducks
1895. A man wading in water catching many fish in his boots
1896. Hunting the wolves with rod and line
1911. Cart as Legs
1913. The Side-hill Beast
1916. The Breathing Tree
1917. The Stretching and Shrinking Harness
1920. Contest in lying
1925. Wishing contests
1927. The Cold May Night
1931. The woman who asked for news from home
1935. Topsy-Turvy Land
1940. The Extraordinary Names
1948. Too much talk
1950. The three lazy ones
1951. Is Wood Split?
1961. The big wedding
1965. Lying tales