Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

332: Godfather Death

      300-399 Supernatural Adversaries

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

The man as doctor. Death at the feet of the sick man (the bed or the sick man turned around). I. Death as Godfather. (a) A poor man chooses death as godfather, (b) since he considers him juster than either God or the Devil. II. Death's Gifts. (a)…

Examples

AuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English The godfather
Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English Godfather Death
Asbjørnsen & Moe 1841 Norway Norwegian Gutten med øldunken
Adolfo Coelho 1879 Portugal Portuguese Comadre Morte

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