Type of publication: Research Article
East Slavic folktale, Russian folktale, Byelorussian folktale, Ukrainian folktale, Aarne – Thompson tale type index, Uther tale index, snake, guardian snake, grateful animals, wormwood, sagebrush, prohibition on looking back, magic assistans, language of animals
The article attempts to systematize the presently available versions of the plot from folktales about snakes, related to the types 672 and 673 according to the Aarne – Thompson tale type index; a number of those are not included either in the Aarne – Thompson index or the newer Uther index. By analyzing the plot structure, the author suggests a more detailed and convenient classifi cation sys-tem for the plots of the type considered, and demonstrates folktales whose plots appear close to the types 672 and 673 in the Aarne – Thompson index.
Ber-Glinka, A.I. 2014. Toward a Typology of Plots of East Slavic Folktales 672 and 673 According to the Aarne-Thompson System. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 1: 125-139
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