B120. Wise animals
B131.2. Bird reveals treachery .
B200. Animals with human traits
B211. Animal uses human speech
B211.2.3 - Speaking bear
B211.3.4. Speaking parrot
B240. King of animals.
B261. War of birds and quadrupeds.
B280. Animal weddings
B292. Animal in service to man.
B296. Animals go a-journeying.
B315. Animal helpful after being conquered
B331.2. Llewellyn and his dog
B350. Grateful animals.
B401. Helpful horse
B422. Helpful cat
B435.1. Helpful fox.
B435.3. Helpful wolf.
B520. Animals save person’s life.
B5126.96.36.199. Dog defends master’s child against animal assailant
B538 - Animals provide shelter
B574. Animals as domestic servants.
B631. Human offspring from marriage to animal
B635.1. The bear’s son.
B720. Fanciful bodily members of animals
B871. Giant beasts.
C117 “Tabú nupcial”
C432.1. Guessing name of supernatural creature gives power over him
C611. Forbidden door.
C761.3. Tabu: staying too long at ball.
C913. Bloody key as sign of disobedience.
C920. Death for breaking tabu.
D114.1.1. Transformation: man to deer
D323.2.1. Dead mother (in animal form) returns to aid persecuted children
D555. Transformation by drinking
D842.1. Magic object found on mother’s grave
D915.2. River contained under cock’s wings.
D1050.1. Clothes produced by magic.
D1081. Magic sword
D1382.8. Magic stream quenches fire.
D1413.1.3. Fig tree from which one cannot descend
D1413.6. Chair to which person sticks
D1415.2.5. Magic fiddle causes dancing
D1441.1.2. Magic pipe calls animals together
D1610.2. Speaking tree.
D1610.34. Speaking musical instrument.
D1860. Magic beautification.
D2183. Magic spinning.
E282. Ghosts haunt castle
E631. Reincarnation in plant (tree) growing from grave.
E632. Reincarnation as musical instrument.
F92. Pit entrance to lower world
F402.1.4. Demons assume human forms in order to deceive
F451.5.2. Malevolent dwarf
F4188.8.131.52. Dwarfs play pranks
F481.3. Impossible to rid oneself of cobold.
F482.3.1. Brownies live in house. Move when persons move.
F535.1.1. Adventures of Thumbling
F5184.108.40.206. Thumbling drives wagon by sitting in horse’s ear
F5220.127.116.11. Thumbling imprisoned in a sausage
F591. Person who never laughs
F591.2. Sad-faced princess cannot laugh
F601. Extraordinary companions
F601.7. Animals as extraordinary companions.
F610. Remarkably strong man
F611.1.1. Strong man son of bear who has stolen his mother
F771.1.10. Gingerbread house
F848.1. Girl’s long hair as ladder into tower
F911.3. Animal swallows man (not fatally).
F911.3.1. Thumbling swallowed by animals .
F913. Victims rescued from swallower’s belly
F915 – Victim speaks from swallower’s body.
G11.15. Cannibal demon
G82. Cannibal fattens victim
G82.1.1. Captive sticks out bone instead of finger when cannibal tries to test his fatness
G84. Fee-fi-fo-fum. Cannibal returning home smells human flesh and makes exclamation
G261. Witch steals children
G279.2. Theft from witch
G303.3.1. The devil in human form
G303.3.2.3. Devil as a dwarf
G303.7.1. Devil rides horse
G303.16.2.2. Person saved from devil by prayer to Virgin
G303.16.8. Devil leaves at mention of God’s name
G400. Person falls into ogre’s power
G412.1. Ogre’s gingerbread house lures child
G420. Child-stealing demon
G500. Ogre defeated
G512.3.2. Ogre burned in his own oven.
G510.4. Hero overcomes devastating animal.
G530.6. Ogre’s maidservant as helper.
G550. Rescue from ogre.
H13.1. Recognition by overheard conversation with animal
H300. Tests connected with marriage.
H331.2. Suitor contest: tournament
H335. Task assigned suitors
H341. Suitor test: making princess laugh
H341.3. Princess brought to laughter by foolish actions of hero
H342. Suitor test: outwitting princess
H466. Feigned death to test wife’s faithfulness
H492. Test of faithfulness of husband and wife
H500. Test of cleverness or ability
H507.1.0.1. Princess defeated in repartee by means of objects accidentally picked up H521. Test: guessing unknown propounder’s name.
H540. Propounding of riddles
H551. Princess offered to man who can out-riddle her
H565. Riddle propounded from chance experience
H592. Enigmatic statement made clear by experience
H705.3. How many leaves are on the tree? Counterquestion: how many stars in the sky?
H914. Task assigned because of mother’s foolish boasting.
H934.3 – Tasks assigned by stepmother.
H1021.8. Task: spinning gold.
H1045. Task: filling a sack full of lies (truths)
H1092. Task: spinning impossible amount in one night.
H1112. Task: herding rabbits
H1194. Task: making person laugh
H1194.0.1. Task: causing silent person to speak.
H1376.2. Quest: learning what fear is
H1377.3. Quest for the hazelnuts of ay, ay, ay
H1411. Fear test: staying in haunted house
H1441. Fearless hero frightened by being awakened with cold water
H1441.1. Fearless hero frightened by being awakened by eels put down his back
H1471. Watch for devastating monster
H1556.1. Test of fidelity by feigning death
J10. Wisdom (knowledge) acquired from experience.
J21.5. “Do not leave the highway”.
J65. Birds having learned their possible dangers are forced from nest by mother.
J144 – Well-trained kid does not open to wolf
J156. Wisdom from fools
J217.0.1. Unsatisfactory life preferred to death.
J18.104.22.168. Trickster overhears man praying for death to take him.
J530. Prudence in demands
J620. Forethought in prevention of other’s plans.
J670. Forethought in defences against others
J700. Forethought in provision for life (general)
J706. Acquisition of wealth
J710. Forethought in provision for food
J711.1. Ant and lazy cricket (grasshopper).
J864.1. Fox stumbles over violin.
J871. The fox and the sour grapes.
J1041. Impossibility of pleasing everyone.
J1082. Futility of trying to hide an obvious deed
J1041.2. Miller, his son, and the ass: trying to please everyone.
J1140. Cleverness in detection of truth
J1141. Confession obtained by a ruse
J1141.1. Guilty person deceived into gesture (act) which admits guilt
J1141.6. Thief’s money scales borrowed
J1151.1. Testimony discredited by inducing witness to talk foolishly
J1180. Clever means of avoiding legal punishment
J1390. Retorts concerning thefts
J1391. Thief makes a lame excuse
J1391.1. Thief’s excuse: the big wind
J1510. The cheater cheated
J1540. Retorts between husband and wife
J1565.1. Fox and crane invite each other
J1615. That which was promised him.
J1714. Association of wise men with fools
J1730. Absurd ignorance
J1732. Ignorance of certain foods.
J1744. Ignorance of marriage relations.
J1745. Absurd ignorance of sex.
J1760. Animal or person mistaken for something else
J1772. One object thought to be another.
J1785 - Animals thought to be the devils or ghosts
J1794 - Statue mistaken for living original
J1805. Other misunderstandings of words
J1820. Inappropriate action from misunderstanding
J1823. Misunderstanding of church customs or ceremonies causes inappropriate action
J1880. Animals or objects treated as if human-miscellaneous
J1903. Absurd ignorance concerning animal’s eating and drinking.
J1904.1. Cow (hog) taken to roof to graze.
J2066.5. Wolf waits in vain for the nurse to throw away the child.
J2122. Candle put in the stove to dry: melts.
J2123. Sunlight carried into windowless house in baskets.
J2130. Foolish disregard of personal danger.
J2136.5. Careless thief caught.
J2172.1. The shepherd who cried “Wolf!” too often
J2200. Absurd lack of logic-general
J2241. The doctor no longer needed.
J2272. Absurd theories concerning the sun.
J2311.1. Numskull is told that he will die when his horse breaks wind three times.
J2321.1. Parson made to believe that he will bear a calf.
J2328. The moving church tower.
J2410. Types of foolish imitation
J2463. The foolish bride
J2470. Metaphors literally interpreted
J2511. The silence wager.
J2464. The servant to improve on the master’s statements
J2541. “Don’t eat too greedily.”
J2563. “Thank God they weren’t peaches!”
K11.2. Race won by deception: riding on the back
K210. Devil cheated of his promised soul
K230. Other deceptions in the payment of debt
K231.2. Reward for accomplishment of task deceptively withheld
K246. Death feigned to avoid paying debts
K263. Agreement not to scratch
K311.1. Thief disguises voice and is allowed access to goods (children).
K330. Means of hoodwinking the guardian or owner
K322.214.171.124. Robbers frightened from goods by sham-dead man
K335.1.4. Animals climb on one another’s backs and cry out.
K343.2.1. The stingy parson and the slaughtered pig
K360. Other means of theft
K400. Thief escapes detection
K420. Thief loses his goods or is detected
K421.1. Thief hoping to gain bigger booty, loses smaller
K451.2. The wager that sheep are hogs
K473. Sham Blood and Brains.
K481. Demi-coq by means of his magic animals and magic water collects money.
K500. Escape from death or danger by deception
K521.1. Escape by dressing in animal (bird, human) skin
K521.3. Disguise by painting (covering with soot, etc.) so as to escape.
K522.1. Escape by shamming death: blood and brains.
K543. Biting the foot.
K550. Escape by false plea
K551. Respite from death granted until particular act is performed.
K551.3.1. Respite from death while one plays the fiddle
K551.8. Wolf kept at door until children have been christened.
K551.12. Respite from death until muddy victim may dry self in sun.
K566. Ass begs wolf to pull thorn out of foot before eating him: kicks wolf in mouth.
K700. Capture by deception.
K714.4. Victim tricked into entering basket
K828.1. Fox in sheepskin gains admission in fold and kills sheep.
K840. Deception into fatal substitution
K842. Dupe persuaded to take prisoner’s place in a sack
K1020. Deception into disastrous attempt to procure food
K1040. Dupe otherwise persuaded to voluntary self-injury.
K1041. Borrowed feathers.
K1121. Wolf (lion) approaches too near to horse: kicked in face.
K1155. Casual words uttered by dupe used to cheat him of his property
K1161. Animals hidden in various parts of a house attack owner with their characteristic powers and kill him when he enters.
K1181. Hot tin under the horse’s tail.
K1241. Trickster rides dupe horseback.
K1271.1.1. The bag of lies: threat to tell of queen’s adultery
K1271.4. Adulteress tells lover “I can see the whole world”
K12126.96.36.199. Observer of intrigue insists on sharing in it.
K1315.7.1. Seduction by pretending to instruct in marital duties.
K1521.2. Paramour successfully hidden in chest.
K1610. Deceiver falls into his own trap –miscellaneous incidents.
K1667.1. Blind man gets back his stolen treasure by making thief expect a larger one
K1667.1.1. Retrieving the buried treasure
K1700. Deception through bluffing
K1810. Deception by disguise
K1810.1. Disguise by putting on clothes (carrying accoutrements) of certain person
K1818. Disguise as sick man.
K1821. Disguise by changing bodily appearance.
K1825.1. Disguise as doctor.
K1825.1.3. Trickster masks as doctor and punishes his cheaters
K1832. Disguise by changing voice.
K1837. Disguise of woman in man’s clothes.
K1839.1. Wolf puts flour on his paw to disguise himself.
K1840. Deception by substitution
K1842. Living person acts as image of saint
K1843. Wife deceives husband with substituted bedmate
K1860. Deception by feigned death (sleep)
K1875. Deception by sham blood.
K1911.1.2. False bride takes true bride’s place when child is born
K1911.3.1. Substitution of false bride revealed by animal
K19188.8.131.52. False bride’s mutilated feet
K1931.2. Impostors abandon hero in lower world
K1956. Sham wise man
K1970. Sham miracles
K1971. Man behind statue (tree) speaks and pretends to be God (spirit).
K1984 - Girls keep up appearances to deceive suitors as to their desirability
K1984.1. The lisping sisters.
K1985. Rearing the large-headed and large-eyed bird.
K2010. Hypocrite pretends friendship but attacks.
K2011. Wolf poses as “grandmother” and kills child.
K2060. Detection of hypocrisy.
K2065. Appearance of Death exposes hypocrisy.
K2065.1. Woman and sick husband.
K2110.1. Calumniated wife
K2115. Animal-birth slander
K2213. Treacherous wife
K2320. Deception by frightening
L55. Stepdaughter heroine
L114.1. Lazy hero
L140. The unpromising surpasses the promising
L160. Success of the unpromising hero (heroine).
L161. Lowly hero marries princess
L162. Lowly heroine marries prince (king)
L300. Triumph of the weak
L350. Mildness triumphs over violence
L420. Overweening ambition punished.
M90. Judgements and decrees –miscellaneous motifs
N90. Wagers and gambling-miscellaneous
N201. Wish for exalted husband realized
N250. Persistent bad luck.
N271. Murder will out
N275. Criminal confesses because he thinks himself accused
N300. Unlucky accidents
N451. Secrets averheard from animal (demon) conversation
N451.1. Secrets of animals (demons) accidentally overheard from tree (bridge) hiding place
N452. Secret remedy overheard in conversation of animals (witches)
N452.1. Remedy for lack of water in certain place overheard in conversation of animals (demons)
N455.4. King overhears girl’s boast as to what she should do as queen
N471. Foolish attempt of second man to overhear secrets (from animals, demons, etc.)
N475. Secret name overheard by eavesdropper
N710. Accidental meeting of hero and heroine.
N711.6. Prince sees heroine at ball and is enamored.
N715.1. Hero finds maiden at fountain (well, river).
N736. Accidental meeting of mother and daughter.
N770. Experiences leading to adventures.
N774. Adventures from pursuing enchanted animal (hind, boar, bird)
N776. Light seen from tree lodging place at night leads to adventures.
N777.3. Flax dropped into well leads to adventures.
N791. Adventures from pursuing object carried off by river.
N817. Deity as helper.
P210. Husband and wife
P230. Parents and children
P233. Father and son.
P250. Brothers and sisters
P251.5. Two brothers
P252.2. Three sisters
P253.2. Sister faithful to transformed brother
P360. Master and servant
P426.1. Parson (priest).
Q2. Kind and Unkind.
Q40. Kindness rewarded
Q41. Politeness rewarded.
Q42.1. Spendthrift knight
Q53.3.1. Maiden gives her hand and riches to man who rescues her from trap.
Q81. Reward for perseverance
Q200. Deeds punished
Q260. Deceptions punished
Q261. Treachery punished
Q270. Misdeeds concerning property punished
Q272. Avarice punished
Q280. Unkindness punished
Q410. Capital punishment
Q426. Wolf cut open and filled with stones as punishment.
Q470. Humiliating punishments
Q561.8. Deformity as punishment.
R11.2. Abduction by devil
R41.2. Captivity in tower
R110. Rescue of captive.
R111.1.4. Rescue of princess (maiden) from giant (monster)
R111.2.1. Princess(es) rescued from lower world
R131.2. Miller rescues abandoned child
R135.0.2. Trail of grain (seeds)
R135.1. Crumb (grain) trail eaten by birds
R153. Parents rescue child.
R221. Heroine’s three-fold flight from ball.
R111.2.1. Princess(es) rescued from lower world.
S11.1. Father mutilates children
S12.2. Cruel mother kills child
S31. Cruel stepmother
S31.5. Girl persuades her father to marry a widow who has treated her kindly
S142. Person thrown into the water and abandoned
S143. Abandonment in forest
S161. Mutilation: cutting off hands (arms)
S211. Child sold (promised) to devil (ogre)
S221 - Child sold (promised) for money
S222. Man promises (sells) child in order to save himself from danger or death.
S222.1. Woman promises her unborn child to appease offended witch
S301. Children abandoned (exposed)
S410. Persecuted wife
S451. Outcast wife at last united with husband and children
T68. Princess offered as prize
T132. Preparation for wedding
T160. Consummation of marriage
T230. Faithlessness in marriage
T252.1. Unsuccessful search for man who can rule his wife.
T255. The obstinate wife or husband.
T255.3. The obstinate wife: sign of the louse
T255.4. The obstinate wife: the third egg
T256. The quarrelsome wife or husband.
T263. The hypocritical wife
T281. Sex hospitality
T351. Sword of chastity.
V465.1. Incontinence of clergy
T578. Pregnant man.
T615. Supernatural growth
U110. Appearances deceive
V12.4.3 . Pig as sacrifice.
V31. Unconsecrated host
V70. Religious feasts and fasts
V211.2. Christ on earth
V229. Saints –miscellaneous
V465. Clerical vices
W111.3. The lazy wife
W154.1. Man dismissed after years of service with a
X12. Man interrupted each time he tries to eat
X111.7. Misunderstood words lead to comic results.
X410. Jokes on parsons
X431. The hungry parson and the porridge-pot
X650. Jokes concerning other races or nations
X900. Humour of lies and exaggeration.
X902. Liar comes to believe his own lie
X905. Lying contests
X1215.7. Lie: fast dog
X1233.1. Lie: large hog.
X1506. The extraordinary names
X1796. Lies concerning speed
X1800. Miscellaneous lies and exaggerations
Z18. Formulistic conversations
Z20 - Cumulative tales
Z32.3. Little ant finds a penny, buys new clothes with it, and sits in her doorway
Z33. Chains involving the eating of an object.