Multilingual Folk Tale Database

Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

333: Little Red Riding Hood

      300-399 Supernatural Adversaries

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

The wolf or other monster devours human beings until all of them are rescued alive from his belly. Cf. Types 123, 2027, 2028.
I. Wolf's Feast. (a) By masking as mother or grandmother the wolf deceives and devours (b) a little girl (Red Riding Hood)…


333A: Cattarinetta

Little girl goes to wolf (ogre) to borrow a pan in which to prepare pancake. On the way back to return pan with fritters, she eats them and substitutes horse dung (dirt). She then hides from the wolf. He unties the horse and eats her. (Sometimes she…

333B: The cannibal godfather (godmother)

The little girl disregards the warning of friendly animals and visits the godfather (godmother). She is devoured.


333 Charles Perrault / Andrew Lang 1889 France English Little Red Riding Hood

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