Multilingual Folk Tale Database

Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

68: The Jackal Trapped in the Animal Hide

      1-69 The Clever Fox (Other Animal)

            1-99 Wild Animals

                  1-299 ANIMAL TALES

I. Entering the Elephant. (a) An elephant lets his friend the jackal enter his body to drink water. The jackal eats the internal organs and the elephant dies. The jackal is trapped in the carcass. (b) A jackal eats its way into a carcass which it…


68A: Greed

The animal puts his head into the jug in which there is some food; he cannot get it out of the trap and is caught or killed.

68B: The Fox Drowns the Pot

Puts the pot on his head and is himself drowned.


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