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Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

900: King Thrushbeard

      900-909 The Obstinate Wife Learns to Obey

            850-999 REALISTIC TALES

A princess disdains all her suitors. Names one of them Thrushbeard. Her father marries her to a beggar. Her pride is broken. The beggar reveals himself as King Thrushbeard. I. The Suitors. (a) A king sends abroad invitations for suitors to woo his…

Variants

900A: The goat face

A peasant girl marries a king but is ungrateful and discourteous. A fairy gives her a goat's face. She is despised and ill-treated. When she humbles herself before her husband she is disenchanted…

Examples

ATUAuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
900 Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English King Thrushbeard
900 Asbjørnsen & Moe / George Dasent 1859 Norway English Hacon Grizzlebeard
900 Giuseppe Pitrè 1870 Italy Sicilian La Rigginotta sghinfignusa

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