Multilingual Folk Tale Database

Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

501: The Three Spinners

      500-559 Supernatural Helpers

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

Invited to the wedding. I. Spinning Assigned to Girl. (a) Through false boast of a girl's mother, or (b) of the girl herself, or (c) false reports by jealous servants a girl is compelled to spin an impossible amount (cf. Type 500). (d) She is to…


Giambattista Basile ???? Italy English The Sevens Bits of Bacon-Rind
Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm 1812 Germany German Die drei Spinnerinnen
Asbjørnsen & Moe / George Dasent 1859 Norway English The Three Aunts

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