Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

303: The Twin Brothers,

      300-399 Supernatural Adversaries

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

Two boys, horses, and dogs are born (from the eating of a magic fish, or in other magic fashion; cf. Type 705). One frees princesses from a dragon; cf. Type 300. A witch turns him into stone. The second brother sleeps with his brother's wife and…

Variants

303A: Seven Sisters, Seven Brothers

On the way the devil steels the seventh, who was meant for the youngest brother who remained at home, and transforms the brothers into stone [D231]. The youngest brother rescues them [Lll].

Examples

ATUAuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
303 Giambattista Basile ???? Italy English The Merchant
303 Giambattista Basile ???? Italy English The Enchanted Doe
303 Asbjørnsen & Moe / George Dasent 1859 Norway English The Trolls In Hedale Wood
303 Asbjørnsen & Moe / George Dasent 1859 Norway English Shortshanks

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