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Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

678: The King Transfers his Soul to a Parrot

      650-699 Supernatural Power or Knowledge

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

A king has learned how to transfer his soul [E725] to dead bodies, as has his vizier or another servant. The king transfers his soul to a parrot and the vizier transfers his soul to the king's body. The queen determines the truth (she hears of wise…


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