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711: The Twin Sisters

ATU > 300-749: TALES OF MAGIC > 700-749: Other Tales of the Supernatural > 711: The Twin Sisters


The deformed maiden disenchanted. A queen is childless and gets from a witch advice how to have a child, but she breaks a condition connected with the advice, and has two girls, a very beautiful one and one deformed (with an animal's head). The ugly…


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Text titleATULanguageAuthorOriginPublication Date
Lurvehette711NorwegianAsbjørnsen & MoeNorway1841
Riquet à la Houppe711FrenchCharles PerraultFrance1697

External Examples

Kate Crackernuts 711 British Internet Archive
Kate Crackernuts 711 English Internet Archive
Mop Head 711 Norway Internet Archive
Tatterhood 711 Norse Internet Archive

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