Multilingual Folk Tale Database

Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

432: The Bird Lover

      425-449 Husband

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

                  300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

Visits to the princess. The wicked stepmother. The wound on the window ledge. I. The Bird Lover. (a) A prince in the form of a bird flies to a beautiful maiden. (b) When in her presence he becomes a man. II. The Lover Wounded. The cruel stepmother…


Giambattista Basile 1634 Italy Neapolitan Verde Prato
Madame d'Aulnoy / Andrew Lang 1892 France English The Blue Bird
Giuseppe Pitrè 1870 Italy Sicilian Li palli magichi

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