Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

555: The Fisherman and his Wife,

      500-559 Supernatural Helpers

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

The fish fulfills all the wishes of the wife of a poor fisher. I. The Wishes Obtained. (a) A poor fisher catches a fish who is a transformed monster and puts him back in the water; in gratitude the fish grants all the wishes of the wife; - or (b) a…

Examples

AuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English The fisherman and his wife
Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English The gold-children
Aleksandr Pushkin / Avril Pyman ???? Russia English Tale of the fisherman and the little fish

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