Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

2: How the bear lost his tail

      1-69 The Clever Fox (Other Animal)

            1-99 Wild Animals

                  1-299 ANIMAL TALES

The bear (wolf) is persuaded to fish with his tail through a hole in the ice. His tail freezes fast. When he is attacked and tries to escape, he loses his tail.

Variants

2A: The Buried Tail

Dupe's tail is buried or hair tied. He is then attacked.

2B: The Basket Tied to the Wolfs Tail

2C: Bear Persuaded to Jump over Fire

2D: Wolf – Bear – Persuaded to Turn in Wind

Examples

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