Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

470: Friends in Life and Death

      460-499 Supernatural Tasks

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

The deceased friend followed into the other world. Cf. Type 471. I. The Visit to the Other World. (a) Two friends pledge themselves never to part. One of them dies. (b) The living friend invites the dead to visit him on Christmas and goes with him…

Variants

470A: The Offended Skull – Statue

A skull (statue) is invited to dinner. Attends the dinner and takes his host off to the other world.

470B: The Land Where No One Dies

Examples

ATUAuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
470 Asbjørnsen & Moe / George Dasent 1859 Norway English Friends In Life And Death

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