Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

280: The Ant Carries a Load as Large as Himself

      220-299 Other Animals and Objects

            1-299 ANIMAL TALES

The contest of the raven (or other bird) with the ant.

Variants

280A: The Ants and the Grasshopper

A grasshopper has been playing all summer and begs the ant for food when winter comes.

Examples

ATUAuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
280A Aesop / George Fyler Townsend 1867 Greece English The Ants and the Grasshopper

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