Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

955: The Robber Bridegroom

      950-969 Robbers and Murderers

            850-999 REALISTIC TALES

The maiden in the den of robbers. While hidden under the bed she sees another maiden murdered. The severed finger serves her as a token. The girl usually strews her path into the forest with ashes or pees [R145]. When the bridegroom appears, she uses…

Examples

AuthorYearCountryLanguageTitle
Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English The robber bridegroom
Asbjørnsen & Moe / George Dasent 1859 Norway English The Sweetheart In The Wood

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