Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

707: The Bird of Truth

      700-749 Other Tales of the Supernatural

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

The queen bears marvelous children. They are stolen away. The queen is banished. The quest for the speaking bird, the singing tree, and the water of life.

Variants

707A: Introduction to Three Golden Sons: Ogre Schoolmaster

One girl does not tell of his eating the children. He leaves her in front of palace.

Examples

ATUAuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
707 Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English The three little birds
707 Giuseppe Pitrè / Thomas Frederick Crane 1885 Italy English The dancing water, the singing apple, and the speaking bird
707 Francesc Maspons Labrós 1871 Spain Catalan Lo castell de irás y no hi veurás
707 Fernán Caballero / Andrew Lang 1906 Spain English The Bird of Truth

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