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

92: The Lion in the Water

ATU > 1-299: ANIMAL TALES > 1-99: Wild Animals > 70-99: Other Wild Animals > 92: The Lion in the Water


The hare, sent to be the lion's dinner, says he has been detained by a more powerful enemy and shows the lion his own reflection in a well. The lion leaps in and is drowned. Cf. Types 34, 34A, 1168A, 1336, 1383.


92A. Hare as Ambassador of the Moon

Hare claiming to be ambassador of moon shows elephant the moon irritated in a spring. Elephant is persuaded that the moon is angry.

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Lion in the Well 92 African-American Internet Archive

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