Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

450: Brother and Sister

      450-459 Brother or Sister

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

                  300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

The boy is turned into a roe by the cruel stepmother. Lives with his sister in the forest. The king marries the sister. Her stepmother usurps her place as wife. Disclosure, punishment, and reunion. Cf. Types 403, 480, 533. I. Cruel Stepmother. A…

Variants

450A: The Brother Transformed to a Snake

See analysis of 450. III. (c) A brother and sister are driven forth by their stepmother. The boy kills a snake. A flowering tree grows from its body. The girl puts one of the flowers on her brother and he is changed into a snake. IV. (b) The brother…

Examples

ATUAuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
450,327A Giambattista Basile / John Edward Taylor 1848 Italy English Nennillo and Nennella
450 Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm 1812 Germany German Brüderchen und Schwesterchen
450 Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm 1812 Germany German Das Lämmchen und Fischchen
480,403,450 Giuseppe Pitrè 1870 Italy Sicilian La figghia di Biancuciuri
450 Giuseppe Pitrè 1870 Italy Sicilian Burdilluni

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