Multilingual Folk Tale Database

Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

8: "Painting" on the Haycock

      1-69 The Clever Fox (Other Animal)

            1-99 Wild Animals

                  1-299 ANIMAL TALES

The bear (wolf) wants to be painted like the birds. The fox persuades him to lie on a haycock and sets fire to it.


8A: False Beauty-doctor

The trickster pretends to make the dupe beautiful. Injures him.


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