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

302: The Giant Without A Heart,

ATU > 300-749: TALES OF MAGIC > 300-399: Supernatural Adversaries > 302: The Giant Without A Heart,


The youth who can turn himself into a lion, ant, etc. Sometimes the ogre's heart in the egg appears alone. Cf. Type 665. Sometimes introduced as in Type 400, or 425. I. Magic Help. The hero receives magie help (a) from grateful animals for whom he…


302A. The Youth Sent to the Land of the Ogres

A youth is sent to the land of the ogres by his stepmother who is, herself, an ogress. Uriah letter changed. Youth finds out where lives of ogres are kept (usually in bees) and destroys them. Returns home and destroys stepmother. [Usually as part of…


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Text titleATULanguageAuthorOriginPublication Date
Risen som ikke hadde noe hjerte på seg302NorwegianAsbjørnsen & MoeNorway1841
Gutten som gjorde seg til løve, falk og maur302NorwegianAsbjørnsen & MoeNorway1841
Die Kristallkugel302GermanJacob & Wilhelm GrimmGermany1812
Кощей Бессмертный302,516RussianАлександр АфанасьевRussia1855
Кощей Бессмертный302,516RussianАлександр АфанасьевRussia1855
Хрустальная гора302RussianАлександр АфанасьевRussia1855
Peppi, spersu pri lu munnu400,302,566SicilianGiuseppe PitrèItaly1870
The Death Of Koshchei the Deathless302EnglishAndrew LangRussia1890
Il Re degli animali302ItalianItalo CalvinoItaly1956
Prezzemolina302ItalianItalo CalvinoItaly1956
Аждаја и царев син302SerbianВук Стефановић КараџићSerbia1853

External Examples

Crystal Mountain 302 Russian Internet Archive
De draak en de prinses 302 Netherlands 1888 Nederlandse VolksverhalenBank
Four Friends 302B Indian Internet Archive
Juan Oso 302 Mexican Internet Archive
King of the Animals 302 Italian Internet Archive
Koshchey the Deathless 302 Russian Internet Archive
Mermaid and the Poor Fisherman 302 Chilean Internet Archive
Ogre' Soul 302 Armenian Internet Archive
Pressemolina 302 Italian Internet Archive
Prince and Dragon 302 Serbian Internet Archive
Son of the Gray Horse 302 Armenian Internet Archive
The Giant who had no Heart in his Body 302 Norse Internet Archive
Trip to "Wag-el-Wag" 302 Egyptian Internet Archive
Widow's Son and an Old Man 302 British Internet Archive

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