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

306: The Twelve Dancing Princesses

ATU > 300-749: TALES OF MAGIC > 300-399: Supernatural Adversaries > 306: The Twelve Dancing Princesses


The princess's nightly visits to the supernatural being. A youth who follows her and wins her hand. Cf. Type 507. I. Princess as Prize. (a) A princess is offered to the man who can find why her shoes are danced to pieces each morning. II. Discovery…


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Text titleATULanguageAuthorOriginPublication Date
Die zertanzten Schuhe306GermanJacob & Wilhelm GrimmGermany1812
Елена Премудрая306RussianАлександр АфанасьевRussia1855
Елена Премудрая306RussianАлександр АфанасьевRussia1855
The Twelve Dancing Princesses306EnglishAndrew Lang_1890
Dorani306EnglishAndrew LangIndia1907

External Examples

Elena the Wise 306 Russian Internet Archive
Giant-Slayer 306 Armenian Internet Archive
The Shoes That Were Danced to Pieces 306 German Internet Archive

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