Multilingual Folk Tale Database

Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

441: In Enchanted Skin

      425-449 Husband

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

                  300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

A childless woman gives birth to a hedgehog [C758.1, T554]. The king unwittingly promises the hedgehog his daughter when the latter shows him the way out of the forest [S226]. The hedgehog takes the bride [B641.5]. His hedgehog's skin is burnt, and…


Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English Hans my Hedgehog

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