Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

15: Stealing the Partner's Butter

      1-69 The Clever Fox (Other Animal)

            1-99 Wild Animals

                  1-299 ANIMAL TALES

The fox (the hen) pretends that he has been invited to be godfather and steals the butter stored by him and the bear (the cock) for the winter. He smears butter on the mouth (tail) of the sleeping bear.

Examples

AuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English Cat and mouse in partnership

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