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Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

327: The Children and the Ogre

      300-399 Supernatural Adversaries

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

I. Arrival at Ogre's House. (a) Children are abandoned by poor parents in a wood (b) but they find their way back by cloth shreds or pebbles that they have dropped; (c) the third time birds eat their breadcrumbs, or grain clue and (d) they wander…

Variants

327A: The Children With the Witch

The parents abandon their children in the wood. The gingerbread house. The boy fattened; the witch thrown into the oven. Cf Type 1121. The children acquire her treasure. See analysis: I a, b, c, d; II a, b, d; III.

327B: The Small Boy Defeats the Ogre

The dwarf and his brother in the giant's house. The nightcaps of the children are exchanged. Cf Types 700, 1119. See analysis: I e; II; IV.

327C: The Devill/Witch Carries the Hero Home in a Sack

The wife or daughter are to cook him, but are thrown into the oven themselves. Cf. Type 1121. See analysis: I f; II d.

327D: The Kiddelkaddelkar.

The children in the ogre's house are protected by his wife but discovered. They are to be hanged, but the ogre is persuaded to show them how it is done. He is released only when he promises them a "kiddelkaddelkar" and much treasure. They flee. The…

327E: Abandoned Children Escape from Burning Barn.

Abandoned Children Escape from Burning Barn. Return after long time and astonish parents.

327F: The Witch and the Fisher Boy

Witch has her tongue made thin by a blacksmith so as to change her voice [F556.2, K1832]. She thus entices the fisher boy [G413].

327G: The Boy at the Devil's/Witch's House

The daughters are to cook him, but are killed by him. The devil is then killed. With his corpse the robbers are frightened from the tree. [G512.3.2.1, K335.1.2.1]. Cf. Type 334.

Examples

ATUAuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
450,327A Giambattista Basile / John Edward Taylor 1848 Italy English Nennillo and Nennella
327B Charles Perrault / Andrew Lang 1889 France English Little Thumb
327B,510A Madame d'Aulnoy 1697 France French Finette Cendron
327A Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English Hansel and Gretel
327C Asbjørnsen & Moe / George Dasent 1859 Norway English Buttercup
327B Asbjørnsen & Moe / George Dasent 1859 Norway English Boots and the Troll
327A Božena Němcová 1845 Czech Republic Czech Pohádka o perníkové chaloupce
327B Hector MacLean ???? Scotland English Maol a chliobain
327B,328,1119,531 Giuseppe Pitrè 1870 Italy Sicilian Lu cavaddu 'nfatatu
327B,328,1119,531 Giuseppe Pitrè 1870 Italy Sicilian Lu cuntu di 'na Riggina
327B Emilian Hubac 1874 France Occitan La Mairastra
327 Fernán Caballero 1877 Spain Spanish El zurrón que cantaba
327A Adolfo Coelho 1879 Portugal Portuguese Os Meninos Perdidos
327B Adolfo Coelho 1879 Portugal Portuguese João Pequenito

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