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Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

301: The Three Kidnapped Princesses

      300-399 Supernatural Adversaries

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

I. The Hero is of supernatural origin and strength: (a) son of a bear who has stolen his mother; (b) of a dwarf or robber from whom the boy rescues himself and his mother; (c) the son of a man and a she-bear or cow; or (e) engendered by the eating of…

Variants

301A: Quest for a Vanished Princess

Turns in cooking dinner. Episode with the dwarf. The hole in the lower world end the rescue of the princesses (from a dragon or the like; cf. Type 300). The treacherous companions. Parts II, III, IV, V of the analysis above.

301B: The Strong Man and his Companions

The same, preceded by: The Strong Man and his Companions (Pine-twister, Cliff-breaker). Cf. Types 513A, 650, end Parts I, II, III, IV, V of the analysis above.

301D: The Ring of the Princess

Examples

ATUAuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
301 Asbjørnsen & Moe / George Dasent 1859 Norway English The Big Bird Dan
301 Francesc Maspons Labrós 1871 Spain Catalan Joan de l' os
301 Francesc Maspons Labrós 1871 Spain Catalan La perera
301,513A Oskar Kallas 1900 Estonia Estonian Herrne-hüämees, tammekääändjä ja mäekapataja

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