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

502: The Wild Man

ATU > 300-749: TALES OF MAGIC > 500-559: Supernatural Helpers > 502: The Wild Man


The prince sets the prisoner free. The latter becomes his servant and helper. (The Ride on the Glass Mountain; cf. Type 530. Rescue of the Princess from the Dragon, cf. Type 300. Service as Shepherd; War or Other Adventures). The youth wins theā€¦


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Text titleATULanguageAuthorOriginPublication Date
Iron John502EnglishMargaret HuntGermany_
The Hairy Man502EnglishAndrew LangRussia1903
The Gold-bearded Man502EnglishAndrew LangHungary1903

External Examples

Country of the Beautiful Gardens 502 Armenian Internet Archive
De iezern kerel 502 Netherlands 1930 Nederlandse VolksverhalenBank
De weelde man 502 Netherlands 1920 Nederlandse VolksverhalenBank
De wildeman 502 Netherlands 1970 Nederlandse VolksverhalenBank
Iron Hans 502 German Internet Archive
Monster's Hairs 502 Armenian Internet Archive
Prince Ivan and Princess Martha 502 Russian Internet Archive
Three for a Pot 502 British Internet Archive

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