Multilingual Folk Tale Database

Aarne-Thompson-Uther Classification of Folk Tales

41: The Wolf Overeats in the Cellar

      1-69 The Clever Fox (Other Animal)

            1-99 Wild Animals

                  1-299 ANIMAL TALES

The fox persuades the wolf to enter a cellar (smokehouse or kitchen) and steal food. The wolf eats so much that he cannot escape through the hole he has entered by. He is killed. Cf. Types 33*, 33**.


Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm / Margaret Hunt 1884 Germany English The wolf and the fox

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