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

871: Princess and Ogress

ATU > 850-999: REALISTIC TALES > 870-879: The Woman Marries the Prince > 871: Princess and Ogress


A princess in a forbidden chamber sees a man's picture and falls in love. A magician as bird brings the princess at night to the lover. Once they stay too late. The sun sees them, so that the magician bursts and dies. The girl left alone becomes…


871A. The Unfaithful Queen

A girl goes to the king's garden (or underworld) and sees the queen meet a black lover [T232]. She denounces the queen and eventually marries the king. Cf. Type 1511.


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Text titleATULanguageAuthorOriginPublication Date
Il Re superbo871ItalianItalo CalvinoItaly1956

External Examples

Haughty Prince 871 Italian Internet Archive

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