Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

884: The forgotten fiancée

      880-899 Proofs of FidelitY and Innocence

            850-999 REALISTIC TALES

A prince forsakes his fiancée in order to pledge himself to another of his father's choice. In men's clothes [K1837], the first fiancée along with her companions goes into the service of the prince. [K1816.0.2]. Test: whether men or maidens…

Variants

884B: The Girl as Soldier

Masks as a man and becomes a successful soldier and officer. Bears child to her lover.

Examples

ATUAuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
884 Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English The twelve huntsmen
425,884 Giuseppe Pitrè 1870 Italy Sicilian Rusina 'Mperatrici

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