Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

652: The Boy Whose Wishes Always Come True

      650-699 Supernatural Power or Knowledge

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

I. The Godfather. (a) A king chooses as godfather for his son the first man he meets. (b) The old man chosen as godfather takes the boy secretly to a church, blesses him, and gives him the power to make all wishes come true. II. The Treacherous…

Variants

652A: The Myrtle

A woman gives birth to a myrtle. A prince falls in love with it. From it comes a beautiful fairy. Departing for a journey, he leaves her in the myrtie with a little bell attached. Evil women touch the myrtle, cause the fairy to appear and tear her to…

Examples

ATUAuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
652 Giambattista Basile / John Edward Taylor ???? Italy English The Myrtle
652 Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm 1812 Germany German Die Nelke

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