Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

531: Faithful Ferdinand

      500-559 Supernatural Helpers

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

On the advice of a jealous courtier the king assigns the hero difficult tasks, which he performs with the help of grateful animals. Bringing the beautiful bride for the king. I. The Hero's Horse and Magic Object. (a) The hero at his christening is…

Examples

AuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
Madame d'Aulnoy / Andrew Lang 1889 France English The Story of Pretty Goldilocks
Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English Ferdinand the faithful
Asbjørnsen & Moe / George Dasent 1859 Norway English The Golden Palace That Hung In The Air
Asbjørnsen & Moe / George Dasent 1859 Norway English Dapplegrim
Giuseppe Pitrè 1870 Italy Sicilian Lu cavaddu 'nfatatu
Giuseppe Pitrè 1870 Italy Sicilian Lu cuntu di 'na Riggina

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