Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

302: The Giant Without A Heart,

      300-399 Supernatural Adversaries

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

The youth who can turn himself into a lion, ant, etc. Sometimes the ogre's heart in the egg appears alone. Cf. Type 665. Sometimes introduced as in Type 400, or 425. I. Magic Help. The hero receives magie help (a) from grateful animals for whom he…

Variants

302A: The Youth Sent to the Land of the Ogres

A youth is sent to the land of the ogres by his stepmother who is, herself, an ogress. Uriah letter changed. Youth finds out where lives of ogres are kept (usually in bees) and destroys them. Returns home and destroys stepmother. [Usually as part of…

Examples

ATUAuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
302 Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English The crystal ball
302 Asbjørnsen & Moe / George Dasent 1859 Norway English The Giant Who Had No Heart in His Body
302 Asbjørnsen & Moe 1841 Norway Norwegian Gutten som gjorde seg til løve, falk og maur
400,302,566 Giuseppe Pitrè 1870 Italy Sicilian Peppi, spersu pri lu munnu

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