Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

1430: Air Castles

      1430-1439 The Foolish Couple

            1350-1439 Stories about Married Couples

                  1200-1999 ANECDOTES AND JOKES

They make great plans for success but disagree over the conclusion. They quarrel over details and lose everything. Cf. Type 1681*.

Motive(s)

- J2060:

- J2060.1:

- J2061:

- J2061.1:

- J2061.1.1: Air-castle: basket of glassware to be sold

- J2061.1.2:

- J2061.2:

Examples

AuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English Lazy Harry
Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English Lean Lisa

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