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Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

559: The Princess’ Laugh

      500-559 Supernatural Helpers

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

The princess made to laugh. Making an absurd parade. Later forcing the noble suitor out of his bridal bed. Cf. Types 571-574, 621. I. Making Princess Laugh. (a) A princess has been offered to the man who can make her laugh. (b) The hero accomplishes…


Giambattista Basile 1634 Italy Neapolitan Lo Scarafone, lo Sorece e lo Grillo

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