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Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

315: The Treacherous Sister

      300-399 Supernatural Adversaries

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

The children promised to the water-spirit. The maiden wife of the water-spirit (devil). At his advice she feigns sickness and sends her brother for a remedy (or the like) [K2212.0.2]. Imprisoned animals break loose and save the boy. See analysis…

Variants

315A: The Faithless Sister

I. A Princess Becomes a Cannibalistic Ogress and devours the animals, then the people at the court, and finally all the inhabitants of the city [G30, G346]. Her brother alone escapes. II. The Captive Brother. (a) The brother returns to the city and…

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