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930: The Prediction

ATU > 850-999: REALISTIC TALES > 930-949: Tales of Fate > 930: The Prediction


Cf. Types 461, 1525R*. I. The Prophecy. (a) It is foretold that a poor boy is to become the king's son-in-law. II. Sale and Abandonment. (a) The king buys the boy from his parents. (b) He abandons the boy in a box on a river (or in a forest). (c) He…


930C. Fatal Bride Abandoned in Boat

A king hears a prophecy that he is to marry a poor girl. He gains possession of her and wounds her (usually on the back or hands). He finds her a second time and sets her afloat in a box on a stream. She is rescued and lives in luxury and the king…

930D. Fated Bride's Ring in the Sea

A prince spends the night in a cottage where a baby is born. He hears a prophecy that he will marry the child. He obtains possession of the child, he puts her in a box and she floats away, is rescued, and reared in luxury. He sees her years later,…


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Text titleATULanguageAuthorOriginPublication Date
Марко Богатый и Василий Бессчастный930,461RussianАлександр АфанасьевRussia1855
Il mercante ismaelita930ItalianItalo CalvinoItaly1956
Il Drago e la cavallina fatata930ItalianItalo CalvinoItaly1956

External Examples

Abraham Our Father and the Dogs 930 Israeli Internet Archive
Bride who had never been Kissed 930 British Internet Archive
Chance and the Poor Man 930 Greek Internet Archive
Dragon and the Enchanted Filly 930 Italian Internet Archive
Emperor's Lesson 930 Armenian Internet Archive
Fairest of all Others 930 British Internet Archive
Fish and the Ring 930 British Internet Archive
Ismailian Merchant 930 Italian Internet Archive
Man born to be King 930 Greek Internet Archive
Ordering of the Fates 930A Greek Internet Archive
Rich Peter the Pedlar 930 Norse Internet Archive
Stepney Lady 930 British Internet Archive
Tanzana and the Dyeer 930 Armenian Internet Archive
The Fish and the Ring 930 English Internet Archive
What God Wrote Cannot be Unwritten 930 Arab Internet Archive
What Is Inscribed on the Brow the Eye Will See 930 Arab Internet Archive
With God's Will All is Possible 930 Israeli Internet Archive

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