Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

300: The Dragon-Slayer

      300-399 Supernatural Adversaries

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

The Dragon-Slayer. Rescue of the princess. I. The Hero and his Dogs, II; The Sacrifice, III. The Dragon, IV. The Fight, V. The Tongues, VI. Impostor, VII. Recognition.

Variants

300A: Fighting three dragons on the bridge

Aided by his filly, the strong youth defeats three dragons and their wives, in spite of his sleeping helpers.

300B: The King of the Snakes

King of the snakes is offended and devastates the country and carries off girls. The magically conceived hero is advised by a maiden and given an aspen stick with which he defeats the snake and later a dragon. Marriage with the maiden-helper.

Examples

ATUAuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
300 unknown author 13CAD Belgium Middle Dutch Lanceloet en het hert met de witte voet
300 Asbjørnsen & Moe 1841 Norway Norwegian Rødrev og Askeladden
300 Adolfo Coelho 1879 Portugal Portuguese A Bicha de Sete Cabeças
300A Petre Ispirescu 1882 Romania Romanian Greuceanu
300A Petre Ispirescu 1882 Romania Romanian Țugulea, fiul unchiașului și al mătușei
502,300 Oskar Kallas 1900 Estonia Estonian Kivikuninga kaitsealune

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