Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

20: Animals Eat One Another Up

      1-69 The Clever Fox (Other Animal)

            1-99 Wild Animals

                  1-299 ANIMAL TALES

The fox persuades them to begin with the smallest.

Variants

20A: The Animals are Caught in a Pit

To eat one another up.

20B: An Old Man is Caught in a Trap and Dies

The animals carry his body home, eat him up, and have nothing left to eat.

20C: The End of the World

A duck sees a man pee and things the world is on fire. He flees and tells others of the bad disaster.

Examples

ATUAuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
20C Asbjørnsen & Moe / George Dasent 1859 Norway English The Cock and Hen That Went to the Dovrefell

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