Multilingual Folk Tale Database

Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

551: The Water of Life

      500-559 Supernatural Helpers

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

The youngest succeeds with the help of an eagle (dwarf) and various magic objects. The brothers gain possession of the remedy. The princess searches for the father of her child. For analysis see Type 550: I b, (c); II; III c, d; IV; V b.


Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English The water of life

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