Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

550: The Golden Bird

      500-559 Supernatural Helpers

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

Quest for the wonderful bird. With the help of an animal (wolf fox) the youngest brother succeeds. On his return he saves his brothers, who betray him. See analysis below: I a, b; II; III a, b; IV; V. ANALYSIS Types 550 and 551. I. Object of the…

Examples

AuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English The golden bird
Asbjørnsen & Moe / George Dasent 1859 Norway English The Golden Bird

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