Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

502: The Wild Man

      500-559 Supernatural Helpers

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

The prince sets the prisoner free. The latter becomes his servant and helper. (The Ride on the Glass Mountain; cf. Type 530. Rescue of the Princess from the Dragon, cf. Type 300. Service as Shepherd; War or Other Adventures). The youth wins theā€¦

Examples

AuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English Iron John
Oskar Kallas 1900 Estonia Estonian Kivikuninga kaitsealune

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