Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

306: The Twelve Dancing Princesses

      300-399 Supernatural Adversaries

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

The princess's nightly visits to the supernatural being. A youth who follows her and wins her hand. Cf. Type 507. I. Princess as Prize. (a) A princess is offered to the man who can find why her shoes are danced to pieces each morning. II. Discovery…

Examples

AuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English The shoes that were danced to pieces

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