Multilingual Folk Tale Database

Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

173: Man and animals readjust span of life

      150-199 Wild Animals and Humans

            1-299 ANIMAL TALES

Cf. 828 AT first, 30 years are given to all animals and to man. For the animals it is too long, for man too short. Man is given a portion of animal's lives. [A1321].


Aesop / Laura Gibbs 2002 Greece English The Man,the Horse, the Ox and the Dog
Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English The duration of life

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