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

1004: Hogs in the mud; sheep in the air

ATU > 1000-1199: TALES OF THE STUPID OGRE (GIANT, DEVIL) > 1000-1029: Labor Contract > 1004: Hogs in the mud; sheep in the air


The cows driven away, the hogs' tails in the mud, the bell-wether on the tree. I. Pigs' Tails. Left to guard the pigs, the trickster kills and sells them and leaves their tails sticking in the ground. The owner pulls the tails out and is convinced…


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Text titleATULanguageAuthorOriginPublication Date
The Rogue and the Herdsman1004EnglishAndrew LangIceland1903

External Examples

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