Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

506: The Rescued Princess

      500-559 Supernatural Helpers

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

I. The Grateful Dead Man. (a) The hero ransoms a corpse from creditors who refuse its burial. (b) The grateful dead man in the form of an old man, a servant, or a fox later helps the hero on condition that they are to divide all winnings. II. The…

Variants

506A: The Princess Rescued from Slavery

See analysis: I a, b; II a; III; IV; V.

506B: The Princess Rescued from Robbers

See analysis: I a, b; II c; III; IV.

Examples

ATUAuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
506 Asbjørnsen & Moe 1841 Norway Norwegian Krambugutten med gammelostlasten

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