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

870: The Princess in the Underground Cave

ATU > 850-999: REALISTIC TALES > 870-879: The Woman Marries the Prince > 870: The Princess in the Underground Cave


She digs herself out: serves at the king's castle. Takes the place of the bride at the wedding. The conversation with the horse, the bridge, the churchdoor. I. Imprisoned Princess. Because of her faithfulness to her betrothed, a princess along with…


870A. The Goose girl


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Text titleATULanguageAuthorOriginPublication Date
Vesle Åse Gåsepike870ANorwegianAsbjørnsen & MoeNorway1841
Jungfrau Maleen870GermanJacob & Wilhelm GrimmGermany1812
The Princess Who Was Hidden Underground870EnglishAndrew LangGermany1901

External Examples

Annie the Goose Girl 870A Norse Internet Archive
Destined Girl wins her Place as the Prince's Bride 870A Greek Internet Archive
Finn King's Daughter 870 Norway Internet Archive
Juan, Pedro, and Diego 870A Chilean Internet Archive
Little Lucy Goosey Girl 870A Norway Internet Archive
Maid Maleen 870 German Internet Archive

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