Multilingual Folk Tale Database

Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

654: The Three Brothers

      650-699 Supernatural Power or Knowledge

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

The father has them trained. Trial of their handiwork. The fighting master swings his sword so fast that it does not become wet in a heavy rain; the barber shaves a running hare; the blacksmith shoes a horse while it is galloping.


654B: The Merchant's Son


654 Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English The three brothers

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