Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

2022: An Animal Mourns the Death of a Spouse

      2021-2024 Chains Involving Death

            2000-2100 Cumulative Tales

                  2000-2399 FORMULA TALES

Motive(s)

- Z32.2:

Variants

2022A: The Death of the Little Hen Described with Unusual Words

Each act of mourning described by a neologism: the table untables itself. [Z32.2.1].

2022B: The Hen Lays an Egg, the Mouse Breaks it

Sorrowing over this mishap all show extraordinary behavior; the master puts an end to it. Final formula: hen strips off feathers, rubbish heap catches fire, oak falls to ground, hare drowns self, magpie twists leg, ox breaks horns, river flows blood,…

Examples

ATUAuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
2022 Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm ???? Germany English The Louse and the Flea
2022 Asbjørnsen & Moe / George Dasent 1859 Norway English The Hare And The Heiress
2022 Asbjørnsen & Moe / H. L. Brækstad ???? Norway English The Cock Who Fell into the Brewing Vat

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