Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

401: The Princess Transformed into a Deer

      400-424 Wife

            400-459 Supernatural or Enchanted Wife (Husband) or Other Relative

                  300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

The prince a-hunting. Disenchants princess by spending three nights in a deserted castle. Quest for departed wife, as in Type 400. Cf. Type 400 (I e, II b, c, III i, V, VI).

Variants

401A: The Enchanted Princess in Her Castle

The heroes rescue the princesses by keeping awake for three nights in succession, keeping silent, or refraining from looking into secret chambers, or otherwise. [D753]. (Various episodes.).

Examples

ATUAuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
401 Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English The raven
401A Petre Ispirescu 1882 Romania Romanian Voinicul cel cu cartea în mână născut

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