Multilingual Folk Tale Database

Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

331: The Spirit in the Bottle

      300-399 Supernatural Adversaries

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

The man frees the evil spirit from the bottle and receives in reward a wonderful remedy or the power to turn iron into silver (gold). He tricks the spirit into the bottle again. (Often combined with Types 330 or 332.)


Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English The spirit in the glass bottle

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