Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

325: The Magician and his Apprentice,

      300-399 Supernatural Adversaries

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

The father put to a test recognizes his son. The son as horse, ring, etc. rescues himself from the power of his master. I. Learning Magic. (a) A father gives his son to a magician to teach, (b) but must be able to recognize him in his animal form at…

Examples

AuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English The thief and his master
Asbjørnsen & Moe / George Dasent 1859 Norway English Farmer Weathersky

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