Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

530: The Glass Mountain

      500-559 Supernatural Helpers

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

Cf. Types 300, 329, 502, 550. I. Reward for the Vigil. (a) Three brothers one after the other are sent to guard a meadow which is devastated at night by a monster or they must in turns keep vigil for their dead father. (c) The elder brothers are…

Variants

530A: The Pig with the Golden Bristles

A tsar commands his sons-in-law to get a pig with golden bristles, a golden-horned stag, etc. A foolish boy gets these wonders, but yields them to the sons-in-law, when they cut off his fingers and cut the skin from his back. At the feast they are…

530B: The Stolen Brides

Examples

ATUAuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
530 Asbjørnsen & Moe / George Dasent 1859 Norway English Princess on the Glass Hill

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