Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

571: The Golden Goose

      560-649 Magic Objects

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

All remain hanging to the magic object: bundle of hay, cow, servant boy, preacher, etc. I. The Golden Goose. (a) Of three brothers only the youngest divides food and drink with a hungry man and receives as reward a golden goose; or (b) he gets the…

Variants

571A: Tale of the Basin

Lover caught on magic basin and left in an embarrassing position. [K1217].

571B: The Himphamp

Lover of peasant's (blacksmith's) wife wishes to get rid of the husband. Has nobleman order him to perform impossible tasks [H931, H1010]: finally to make a »Himphamp» (fimfarum, wir-warr). The husband gets help of the devil [D812.3] (or other…

571C: The Biting Doll

A girl is kind to an old lady and receives a magic doll that produces a quantity of money. An envious neighbor borrows the doll and it soils her bed. She throws it out of the house. It bites the king when he passes by. Only the girl is able to make…

Examples

ATUAuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
571C Giambattista Basile 1634 Italy Neapolitan La Papara
571 Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English The golden goose
571 Asbjørnsen & Moe 1841 Norway Norwegian Tyrihans som fikk kongsdatteren til å le

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