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

1060: Squeezing Water from a Stone

ATU > 1000-1199: TALES OF THE STUPID OGRE (GIANT, DEVIL) > 1060-1114: Contest between Man and Ogre > 1060: Squeezing Water from a Stone


Cheese, egg, etc. Contest in squeezing water out of a stone. The ogre squeezes a stone; the boastful trickster a cheese or egg [K62]. (Sometimes with animal actors.) Cf. Type 1640.


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Text titleATULanguageAuthorOriginPublication Date
Askeladden som stjal sølvendene til trollet327B,1060NorwegianAsbjørnsen & MoeNorway1841
Stan Bolovan1060RomanianIoan SlaviciRomania1875
It mantsje en de reus1060Western FrisianYpe PoortingaNetherlands1979

External Examples

Ash Lad Who Had an Eating Match with the Troll 1060 Norwegian Internet Archive
Baldchin and the Drakos 1060 Greek Internet Archive
Boots who ate a match with the Troll 1060 Norse Internet Archive
It mantsje en de reus 1060 Netherlands 1971 Nederlandse VolksverhalenBank
Jack Strong, Slayer of Five Hundred 1060 Italian Internet Archive
Jack the Giant Killer 1060 United States Internet Archive

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