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Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

326: The Youth Who Wanted to Learn What Fear Is

      300-399 Supernatural Adversaries

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

Various episodes: in the church tower, under the gallows, etc. Cf. Types 1159, 1160. I. Quest: To Meet Fear. A youth who does not know what fear is goes out to find it. II. Experiences. He tries various frightful experiences: (a) playing cards with…


Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English The Story of the Youth who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was

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