Multilingual Folk Tale Database

Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

411: The King and the Lamia

      400-424 Wife

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

                  300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

I. The Snake-Wife. A king sees, falls in love with, and marries a lovely girl who is actually a snake-woman [B29.1]. II. Overcoming her Power. (a) His health deteriorates. (b) A fakir tells him to feed her salty food and to stay at night and watch…


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