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

877: The Old Woman who was Skinned

ATU > 850-999: REALISTIC TALES > 870-879: The Woman Marries the Prince > 877: The Old Woman who was Skinned


La Vecchia Scorticata. King marries woman whose finger he has seen and whose voice he has heard. She turns out to be old woman. He has her thrown out. She hangs in a tree. Swan fairies change her into beautiful girl. The king takes her as wife. Her…


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Text titleATULanguageAuthorOriginPublication Date
Le tre vecchie877ItalianItalo CalvinoItaly1956
The King Who Would Have a Beautiful Wife877EnglishAndrew LangItaly1897

External Examples

Jealous Sisters 877 Greek Internet Archive
One-Tooth and Two-Teeth 877 Arab Internet Archive
Three Crones 877 Italian Internet Archive

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