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

72: The Rabbit Rides Fox A-Courting

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The fox is the favorite suitor of the girl the rabbit wants. The rabbit tells the girl that the fox is his horse. She refuses to believe him. She agrees to marry if he will ride to her house. He persuades fox to carry him—usually by feigning lameness—and wins the girl. (Sometimes told of human beings.) Cf. Type 4.


K1241, K1241.1

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External Examples

Anansi berijdt Tijger 72 Netherlands 1990 Nederlandse VolksverhalenBank
Hoe Anansi op tijger reed 72 Netherlands 1984 Nederlandse VolksverhalenBank
Mr. Rabbit and Mr. Frog Make Mr. Fox and Mr. Bear their Riding Horses 72 African-American Internet Archive
Riding-Horse 72 African-American Internet Archive
Tiger Becomes a Riding Horse 72 African-American Internet Archive
Two Women or Twelve Men 72* Irish Internet Archive

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