Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

706: The Girl Without Hands

      700-749 Other Tales of the Supernatural

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

Becomes wife of the king. Is driven forth. Gets her hands back and is received again by her husband.

Variants

706A: Help of the Virgin's Statue

An infant girl is found and adopted by a priest. When she is grown he wishes to seduce her but she escapes and marries the king.

706B: Present to the Lover

Maiden sends to her lecherous lover (brother) her eyes (hands, breasts) which he has admired.

706C: Lecherous Father as Queen's Persecutor

Children of a queen are killed by her father, who wants to marry her. False murder accusation. Queen's husband believes queen has killed children and condemns her. Miracle: children recussitated.

Examples

ATUAuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
706 Giambattista Basile 1634 Italy Neapolitan La Penta Mano-Mozza
706 Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English The girl without hands
706 Giuseppe Pitrè 1870 Italy Sicilian Lu Tradimentu

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