Multilingual Folk Tale Database

Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

671: The Three Languages

      650-699 Supernatural Power or Knowledge

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

The youth learns the languages of dogs, birds, and frogs. Through this knowledge he makes his fortune. The father drives him out for his stupidity and orders him killed, but a compassionate servant substitutes an animal's heart and lets him escape.…


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

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