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