Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

513: The Extraordinary Companions

      500-559 Supernatural Helpers

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

Cf. Types 301B, 571.

Variants

513A: The Wonderful Helpers

The helpers perform various deeds for the hero at the king's court. See analysis (513, 514): II; III. See also references to Type 513.

513B: The Land and Water Ship

See analysis (513, 514): I a, b, c, (d); II; III.

513C: The Son of the Hunter

I. The Worker's Secret. A mother reluctantly lets her son know that his father has been a hunter. The son becomes a hunter and is persecuted by a courtier who hated his father. II. The Tasks. The boy is assigned difficult tasks at the courtier's…

Examples

ATUAuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
513 Giambattista Basile ???? Italy English The Flea
513 Giambattista Basile ???? Italy English The Booby
513 Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English Six soldiers of fortune
513 Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English The six servants
513 Asbjørnsen & Moe / George Dasent 1859 Norway English Boots And His Crew

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