Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

507: The Mistress of the Monster

      500-559 Supernatural Helpers

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

Variants

507A: The Monster's Bride

I. The Grateful Dead Man. See Type 506 I. II. The Monster Husband. The hero woos a princess whose former suitors have all come to misfortune and whose heads have been stuck on poles. With the help of the dead man who has taken the necessary magic…

507B: The Monster in the Bridal Chamber

I. The Grateful Dead Man. See Type 506 (I). II. The Monster in the Bridal Chamber. All bridegrooms of a princess have perished during the bridal night [T172.0.1]. The hero marries her on advice of the grateful dead man who kills the dragon (or…

507C: The Serpent Maiden

I. The Grateful Dead Man. See Type 506 (I). II. The Serpent Maiden [F582]. All bridegrooms of a princess have perished during the bridal night. The hero marries her and the dead man saves his life by killing the serpent (serpents) that creeps from…

Examples

ATUAuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
507A Asbjørnsen & Moe / George Dasent 1859 Norway English The Companion

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