Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

676: Open Sesame!

      650-699 Supernatural Power or Knowledge

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

A poor man observes robbers who enter into a mountain [F721.4]. Uses, like them [N455.3], the words »Open up» [D1552.2] and gets gold from the mountain [N512]. His rich brother tries to do the same thing but is killed [N471]. The rich brother lends…

Examples

AuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English Simeli mountain

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