Multilingual Folk Tale Database

Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

437: The Supplanted Bride (The Needle Prince)

      425-449 Husband

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

                  300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

The maiden finds a seemingly dead prince whose body is covered with pins and needles and begins to remove them, or she must weep a jug full of tears or spend three sleepless nights by the coffin [D762, D759.7]. As the task is almost completed she…


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