Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

726: The Oldest on the Farm

      700-749 Other Tales of the Supernatural

            300-749 TALES OF MAGIC

A wayfarer asks for a night's lodging at a farm. He meets a very old man outside, but he is shown to his father who has to decide, and so on up to the seventh generation [F571.2]. Sometimes mixed up with fairy tradition: the old troll finishes by…

Examples

AuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
Asbjørnsen & Moe / George Dasent 1859 Norway English The Father Of The Family

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