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

778: To Sacrifice a Giant Candle

ATU > 750-849: RELIGIOUS TALES > 750-779: God Rewards and Punishes > 778: To Sacrifice a Giant Candle


Refusal to make sacrifice after need is past. In distress a person promises a sacrifice to a god (saint) but disregards the promise when the danger passes. [K231.3, K231.3.1].

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External Examples

Father Nicholas and the Thief 778 Russian Internet Archive

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