Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

567: The Magic Bird Heart

      560-649 Magic Objects

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

I. The Bird-heart. The hero eats the heart of the magic bird and thereby receives the power (a) of spitting gold or (b) of finding each day a coin under his pillow; or (c) he will become king. II. The Treacherous Wife. A woman (or his own wife)…

Variants

567A: The Magic Bird-Heart and the Seperated Brothers

I. Two Brothers Wander in the Forest. (a) They are driven forth when their stepmother claims they have insulted her [K2111], or (b) are driven forth for other reasons [5322.4]. (c) They are spared by the man charged with executing them. He kills an…

Examples

ATUAuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
567 Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English The two brothers
567 Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English Donkey cabbages

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