Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

517: The Boy and the Bird-language

      500-559 Supernatural Helpers

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

Vaticinium. The learning of the speech of birds; cf. Types 670, 671. The princess who has destroyed her child; Cf. Type 781. A boy understands the language of birds. The birds prophesy that the parents shall humble themselves before him. On…

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