Multilingual Folk Tale Database

Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

403: The White and the Black Bride

      400-424 Wife

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

                  300-749 TALES OF MAGIC


403B: The Black and the White Bride

Strawberries under the snow, etc. The real daughter bride of the king. A child born. The stepmother throws the child into the water, etc.

403C: The Witch Secretly Substitutes her own Daughter

The husband throws the witch's daughter under the bridge. From the girl's navel grows a reed in which the witch recognizes her own daughter.


403 Giambattista Basile 1634 Italy Neapolitan Lo Tre Fate
403 Giambattista Basile ???? Italy English The Two Cakes
403 Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm ???? Germany English The white bride and the black one
403 Asbjørnsen & Moe / George Dasent 1859 Norway English Bushy Bride
480,403,450 Giuseppe Pitrè 1870 Italy Sicilian La figghia di Biancuciuri
403 Giuseppe Pitrè 1870 Italy Sicilian Ciciruni
403 Petre Ispirescu 1882 Romania Romanian Cele trei rodii aurite

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