Multilingual Folk Tale Database

Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

431: The Waldhaus

      425-449 Husband

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

                  300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

Three maidens one after the other sent into the wood. Kind and unkind. Animals disenchanted. (Cf. Type 480.) Their clue of grain (lentils) is eaten by birds [R135, R135.1]. They come to a house where they find an old man [D1890], a cock [D166.1.1], a…


Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm 1812 Germany German Das Waldhaus

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