Grimm's Fairy Tales

Grimm's Fairy Tales

Encyclopedia
Children's and Household Tales is a collection of German
Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

 origin fairy tale
Fairy tale
A fairy tale is a type of short story that typically features such folkloric characters, such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, dwarves, giants or gnomes, and usually magic or enchantments. However, only a small number of the stories refer to fairies...

s first published in 1812 by Jacob
Jacob Grimm
Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm was a German philologist, jurist and mythologist. He is best known as the discoverer of Grimm's Law, the author of the monumental Deutsches Wörterbuch, the author of Deutsche Mythologie and, more popularly, as one of the Brothers Grimm, as the editor of Grimm's Fairy...

 and Wilhelm Grimm
Wilhelm Grimm
Wilhelm Carl Grimm was a German author, the younger of the Brothers Grimm.-Life and work:...

, the Brothers Grimm
Brothers Grimm
The Brothers Grimm , Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm , were German academics, linguists, cultural researchers, and authors who collected folklore and published several collections of it as Grimm's Fairy Tales, which became very popular...

. The collection is commonly known today as Grimms' Fairy Tales .

Composition


On December 20, 1812, they published the first volume of the first edition, containing 86 stories; the second volume of 70 stories followed in 1814. For the second edition, two volumes were issued in 1819 and a third in 1822, totalling 170 tales. The third edition appeared in 1837; fourth edition, 1840; fifth edition, 1843; sixth edition, 1850; seventh edition, 1857. Stories were added, and also subtracted, from one edition to the next, until the seventh held 211 tales. All editions were extensively illustrated, first by Philipp Grot Johann
Philipp Grot Johann
Philipp Grot Johann was one of the most prominent German illustrators of his time...

 and, after his death in 1892, by Robert Leinweber.

The first volumes were much criticized because, although they were called "Children's Tales", they were not regarded as suitable for children, both for the scholarly information included and the subject matter. Many changes through the editions – such as turning the wicked mother of the first edition in Snow White
Snow White
"Snow White" is a fairy tale known from many countries in Europe, the best known version being the German one collected by the Brothers Grimm...

and Hansel and Gretel
Hansel and Gretel
"Hansel and Gretel" is a well-known fairy tale of German origin, recorded by the Brothers Grimm and published in 1812. Hansel and Gretel are a young brother and sister threatened by a cannibalistic hag living deep in the forest in a house constructed of cake and confectionery. The two children...

to a stepmother, were probably made with an eye to such suitability. They removed sexual references—such as Rapunzel
Rapunzel
"Rapunzel" is a German fairy tale in the collection assembled by the Brothers Grimm, and first published in 1812 as part of Children's and Household Tales. The Grimm Brothers' story is an adaptation of the fairy tale Persinette by Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de La Force originally published in 1698...

's innocently asking why her dress was getting tight around her belly, and thus naïvely revealing her pregnancy and the prince's visits to her stepmother—but, in many respects, violence, particularly when punishing villains, was increased.

In 1825 the Brothers published their Kleine Ausgabe or "small edition," a selection of 50 tales designed for child readers. This children's version went through ten editions between 1825 and 1858.

Influence of the books


The influence of these books was widespread. W. H. Auden
W. H. Auden
Wystan Hugh Auden , who published as W. H. Auden, was an Anglo-American poet,The first definition of "Anglo-American" in the OED is: "Of, belonging to, or involving both England and America." See also the definition "English in origin or birth, American by settlement or citizenship" in See also...

 praised the collection, during World War II, as one of the founding works of Western culture. The tales themselves have been put to many uses. The Nazis praised them as folkish tales showing children with sound racial instincts seeking racially pure marriage partners, and so strongly that the Allied forces warned against them; for instance, Cinderella
Cinderella
"Cinderella; or, The Little Glass Slipper" is a folk tale embodying a myth-element of unjust oppression/triumphant reward. Thousands of variants are known throughout the world. The title character is a young woman living in unfortunate circumstances that are suddenly changed to remarkable fortune...

with the heroine as racially pure, the stepmother as an alien, and the prince with an unspoiled instinct being able to distinguish. Writers who have written about the Holocaust have combined the tales with their memoirs, as Jane Yolen
Jane Yolen
Jane Hyatt Yolen is an American author and editor of almost 300 books. These include folklore, fantasy, science fiction, and children's books...

 in her Briar Rose.

The work of the Brothers Grimm influenced other collectors, both inspiring them to collect tales and leading them to similarly believe, in a spirit of romantic nationalism
Romantic nationalism
Romantic nationalism is the form of nationalism in which the state derives its political legitimacy as an organic consequence of the unity of those it governs...

, that the fairy tales of a country were particularly representative of it, to the neglect of cross-cultural influence. Among those influenced were the Russian Alexander Afanasyev
Alexander Afanasyev
Alexander Nikolayevich Afanasyev was a Russian folklorist who recorded and published over 600 Russian folktales and fairytales, by far the largest folktale collection by any one man in the world...

, the Norwegians Peter Christen Asbjørnsen
Peter Christen Asbjørnsen
Peter Christen Asbjørnsen was a Norwegian writer and scholar. He and Jørgen Engebretsen Moe were collectors of Norwegian folklore...

 and Jørgen Moe
Jørgen Moe
right|thumb|Norske Folkeeventyr Asbjørnsen and Moe Jørgen Engebretsen Moe was a Norwegian bishop and author...

, the English Joseph Jacobs
Joseph Jacobs
Joseph Jacobs was a folklorist, literary critic and historian. His works included contributions to the Jewish Encyclopaedia, translations of European works, and critical editions of early English literature...

, and Jeremiah Curtin
Jeremiah Curtin
Jeremiah Curtin was an American translator and folklorist.-Life:Born in Detroit, Michigan, Curtin spent his early life in Milwaukee County and later graduated from Harvard College in 1863. In 1864 he went to Russia, where he worked as both a translator and for the U.S. legation...

, an American who collected Irish tales. There was not always a pleased reaction to their collection. Joseph Jacobs was in part inspired by his complaint that English children did not read English fairy tales; in his own words, "What Perrault
Charles Perrault
Charles Perrault was a French author who laid the foundations for a new literary genre, the fairy tale, with his works derived from pre-existing folk tales. The best known include Le Petit Chaperon rouge , Cendrillon , Le Chat Botté and La Barbe bleue...

 began, the Grimms completed".

Three individual works of Wilhelm Grimm include Altdänische Heldenlieder, Balladen und Märchen ('Old Danish Heroic Lays, Ballads, and Folktales') in 1811, Über deutsche Runen ('On German Runes') in 1821, and Die deutsche Heldensage ('The German Heroic Legend') in 1829.

List of fairy tales


The code "KHM" stands for Kinder- und Hausmärchen, the original title. All editions from 1812 until 1857 split the stories into two volumes.

Volume 1



  • KHM 1: The Frog King, or Iron Heinrich
    The Frog Prince (story)
    "The Frog Prince; or, Iron Henry" is a fairy tale, best known through the Brothers Grimm's written version; traditionally it is the first story in their collection. In the tale, a spoiled princess reluctantly befriends a frog , who magically transforms into a handsome prince...

     (Der Froschkönig oder der eiserne Heinrich)
  • KHM 2: Cat and Mouse in Partnership
    Cat and Mouse in Partnership
    Cat and Mouse in Partnership is a Brothers Grimm fairy tale. It is Aarne-Thompson type 15, Stealing the Partner's Butter.-Plot:A cat and a mouse decide to keep house together. In times of need they bought a pot of fat and put it in the church where it would be safe...

     (Katze und Maus in Gesellschaft)
  • KHM 3: Mary's Child
    Mary's Child
    Mary's Child or Our Lady's Child is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm in Grimm's Fairy Tales as tale number 3.The Brothers Grimm noted its similarity to the Italian The Goat-faced Girl and the Norwegian The Lassie and Her Godmother...

     (Marienkind)
  • KHM 4: The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was
    The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was
    The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was or The Story of a Boy Who Went Forth to Learn Fear is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm. It is tale number 4 in the collection...

     (Märchen von einem, der auszog das Fürchten zu lernen)
  • KHM 5: The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids
    The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids
    The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 5. It is Aarne-Thompson type 123., but has a strong resemblance to The Three Little Pigs and other Aarne-Thomspson type 124 folktales, and to the variant of Little Red Riding Hood that the Grimms...

     (Der Wolf und die sieben jungen Geißlein)
  • KHM 6: Trusty John
    Trusty John
    Trusty John, Faithful John, Faithful Johannes, or John the True is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 6, and by Joseph Jacobs in his European Folk and Fairy Tales. Andrew Lang included it in The Blue Fairy Book.It is Aarne-Thompson type 516. Others of this type are...

     or Faithful John (Der treue Johannes)
  • KHM 7: The Good Bargain (Der gute Handel)
  • KHM 8: The Wonderful Musician
    The Wonderful Musician
    The Wonderful Musician or The Strange Musician or The Marvellous Musician is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm as tale number 8 in their Grimm's Fairy Tales...

     or The Strange Musician (Der wunderliche Spielmann)
  • KHM 9: The Twelve Brothers
    The Twelve Brothers
    The Twelve Brothers is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 9. Andrew Lang included it in The Red Fairy Book.It is Aarne-Thompson type 451, the brothers who were turned into birds...

     (Die zwölf Brüder)
  • KHM 10: The Pack of Ragamuffins
    The Pack of Ragamuffins
    The Pack of Ragamuffins is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, number 10. The title has been variously translated into English, as in The Adventures of Chanticleer and Partlet: How They Went to the Mountains to Eat Nuts, The Pack of Ragamuffins, The Vulgar Crew, A Pack of...

     (Das Lumpengesindel)
  • KHM 11: Brother and Sister
    Brother and Sister
    Brother and Sister is a well-known European fairy tale which was, among others, written down by the Brothers Grimm in their collection of Children's and Household Tales ...

     (Brüderchen und Schwesterchen)
  • KHM 12: Rapunzel
    Rapunzel
    "Rapunzel" is a German fairy tale in the collection assembled by the Brothers Grimm, and first published in 1812 as part of Children's and Household Tales. The Grimm Brothers' story is an adaptation of the fairy tale Persinette by Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de La Force originally published in 1698...

  • KHM 13: The Three Little Men in the Wood
    The Three Little Men in the Wood
    The Three Little Men in the Wood or The Three Dwarfs is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, number 13. Andrew Lang included it in The Red Fairy Book, and a version of the tale appears in A Book of Dwarfs by Ruth Manning-Sanders.It is Aarne-Thompson type 403B, the black and the...

     (Die drei Männlein im Walde)
  • KHM 14: The Three Spinners
    The Three Spinners
    The Three Spinners is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm. It is tale no 14 and Aarne-Thompson type 501. It is widespread throughout Europe.It has obvious parallels to Rumpelstiltskin, and obvious differences, so that they are often compared....

     (Die drei Spinnerinnen)
  • KHM 15: Hansel and Gretel
    Hansel and Gretel
    "Hansel and Gretel" is a well-known fairy tale of German origin, recorded by the Brothers Grimm and published in 1812. Hansel and Gretel are a young brother and sister threatened by a cannibalistic hag living deep in the forest in a house constructed of cake and confectionery. The two children...

     (Hänsel und Gretel)
  • KHM 16: The Three Snake-Leaves (Die drei Schlangenblätter)
  • KHM 17: The White Snake
    The White Snake
    The White Snake is a German fairy tale included in the complete volume of the Brothers Grimm, tale number 17. It is Aarne-Thompson type 673.-Synopsis:...

     (Die weiße Schlange)
  • KHM 18: The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean
    The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean
    The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean is the eighteenth story in Grimm's Fairy Tales. It is Aarne-Thompson number 295.-Synopsis:An old woman has got some beans that she intends to cook over her fire. Being in a hurry, she grabs some straw to make the fire light faster. She pours the beans in the pot...

     (Strohhalm, Kohle und Bohne)
  • KHM 19: The Fisherman and His Wife
    The Fisherman and His Wife
    The Fisherman and His Wife is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale no. 19. It is Aarne-Thompson type 555, the fisherman and his wife. Its theme was used in The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish, a 1835 poem by Aleksandr Pushkin. Mrs Ramsey reads the story to James, her son in...

     (Von dem Fischer und seiner Frau)
  • KHM 20: The Valiant Little Tailor
    The Valiant Little Tailor
    The Valiant Little Tailor or The Brave Little Tailor is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 20. Joseph Jacobs collected another variant A Dozen at One Blow in European Folk and Fairy Tales. Andrew Lang included it in The Blue Fairy Book...

     (Das tapfere Schneiderlein)
  • KHM 21: Cinderella
    Cinderella
    "Cinderella; or, The Little Glass Slipper" is a folk tale embodying a myth-element of unjust oppression/triumphant reward. Thousands of variants are known throughout the world. The title character is a young woman living in unfortunate circumstances that are suddenly changed to remarkable fortune...

     (Aschenputtel)
  • KHM 22: The Riddle
    The Riddle (fairy tale)
    The Riddle is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 22. It is Aarne-Thompson type 851, winning the princess with a riddle. Andrew Lang included it in The Green Fairy Book. It is sometimes known as A Riddling Tale and is about a man whose wife is transformed into a flower...

     (Das Rätsel)
  • KHM 23: The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage
    The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage
    The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage is Tale 23 of the Grimm's Fairy Tales. It is Aarne-Thompson number 85.- Synopsis :Once upon a time, the Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage lived happily together. The Bird brings home wood from the forest; the Mouse delivers water, makes the cooking fire, lays...

     (Von dem Mäuschen, Vögelchen und der Bratwurst)
  • KHM 24: Mother Hulda
    Mother Hulda
    Mother Hulda is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm and first published in 1812 as part of Children's and Household Tales. It was originally known as Frau Holle and is tale number 24.- Synopsis :...

     (Frau Holle)
  • KHM 25: The Seven Ravens
    The Seven Ravens
    The Seven Ravens is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm.It is tale number 25, and Aarne-Thompson type 451, the brothers who were turned into birds. Georgios A Megas collected another, Greek variant in Folktales of Greece...

     (Die sieben Raben)
  • KHM 26: Little Red Cap
    Little Red Riding Hood
    Little Red Riding Hood, also known as Little Red Cap, is a French fairy tale about a young girl and a Big Bad Wolf. The story has been changed considerably in its history and subject to numerous modern adaptations and readings....

     (Rotkäppchen)
  • KHM 27: Town Musicians of Bremen
    Town Musicians of Bremen
    The Town Musicians of Bremen is a folktale recorded by the Brothers Grimm. Despite the title of the fairy tale, the characters never actually arrive in Bremen...

      (Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten)
  • KHM 28: The Singing Bone
    The Singing Bone
    The Singing Bone is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 28.It is Aarne-Thompson type 780.This tale is also found in ballad form, in The Twa Sisters, where the siblings are sisters instead of brothers.-Synopsis:...

     (Der singende Knochen)
  • KHM 29: The Devil With the Three Golden Hairs
    The Devil With the Three Golden Hairs
    The Devil With the Three Golden Hairs is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 29. It falls under Aarne-Thompson classification types 461, "three hairs from the devil", and 930, "prophecy that a poor boy will marry a rich girl."...

     (Der Teufel mit den drei goldenen Haaren)
  • KHM 30: The Louse and the Flea
    The Louse and the Flea
    The Louse and the Flea or Little Louse and Little Flea is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, number 30.It is Aarne-Thompson type 2022, An Animal Mourns the Death of a Spouse, and takes the form of a chain tale, sometimes known as a cumulative tale.-Synopsis:A louse and a flea are...

     (Läuschen und Flöhchen)
  • KHM 31: The Girl Without Hands
    The Girl Without Hands
    The Girl Without Hands or The Handless Maiden or The Girl With Silver Hands or The Armless Maiden is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 31. It is Aarne-Thompson type 706.-Synopsis:...

     (Das Mädchen ohne Hände)
  • KHM 32: Clever Hans
    Clever Hans (fairy tale)
    Clever Hans is a fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm about a boy who ruins his engagement with a girl through a variety of comedic events...

     (Der gescheite Hans)
  • KHM 33: The Three Languages
    The Three Languages
    The Three Languages is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 33.It is Aarne-Thompson type 671.-Synopsis:A count's son could learn nothing. The count sent him to find a master who could teach him something. One year, he came back saying he knew what dogs said when they...

     (Die drei Sprachen)
  • KHM 34: Clever Elsie (Die kluge Else)
  • KHM 35: The Tailor in Heaven
    The Tailor in Heaven
    The Tailor in Heaven is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 35.It is Aarne-Thompson type 800.-Synopsis:God went to walk in the heavenly garden and took everyone except St. Peter. A tailor arrived at the gate. St. Peter refused to admit him, because he had stolen...

     (Der Schneider im Himmel)
  • KHM 36: The Wishing-Table, the Gold-Ass, and the Cudgel in the Sack ("Tischchen deck dich, Goldesel und Knüppel aus dem Sack" also known as "Tischlein, deck dich!")
  • KHM 37: Thumbling
    Thumbling
    Thumbling and Thumbling's Travels are two German fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm...

     (Daumling) (see also Tom Thumb
    Tom Thumb
    Tom Thumb is a character of English folklore. The History of Tom Thumb was published in 1621, and has the distinction of being the first fairy tale printed in English. Tom is no bigger than his father's thumb, and his adventures include being swallowed by a cow, tangling with giants, and becoming a...

    )
  • KHM 38: The Wedding of Mrs. Fox
    The Wedding of Mrs. Fox
    The Wedding of Mrs. Fox is two German fairy tales collected under the same title by the Brothers Grimm in Grimm's Fairy Tales as number 38. It was included in all editions.It is Aarne-Thompson type 65, Mrs. Fox's Suitors.-Synopsis:...

     (Die Hochzeit der Frau Füchsin)
  • KHM 39: The Elves
    The Elves and the Shoemaker
    The Elves and the Cobbler or The Shoemaker and the Elves is an often copied and re-made story about a poor shoemaker who receives much-needed help from elves....

     (Die Wichtelmänner)
    • The Elves and the Shoemaker
      The Elves and the Shoemaker
      The Elves and the Cobbler or The Shoemaker and the Elves is an often copied and re-made story about a poor shoemaker who receives much-needed help from elves....

       (Erstes Märchen)
    • Second Story (Zweites Märchen)
    • Third Story (Drittes Märchen)
  • KHM 40: The Robber Bridegroom
    The Robber Bridegroom (fairy tale)
    The Robber Bridegroom is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 40. Joseph Jacobs included a variant, Mr Fox in English Fairy Tales, but the original provenance is much older; Shakespeare alludes to the Mr. Fox variant in Much Ado About Nothing, Act 1, Scene 1:It is...

     (Der Räuberbräutigam)
  • KHM 41: Herr Korbes
    Herr Korbes
    Herr Korbes is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, number 41. They found it in both the district of the Maine and Hesse.It is Aarne-Thompson type 210, The Traveling Animals and the Wicked Man. Another tale of this type is the Grimms' The Pack of Ragamuffins.-Synopsis:A cock and a...

  • KHM 42: The Godfather (Der Herr Gevatter)
  • KHM 43: Frau Trude
    Frau Trude
    Frau Trude is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 43.It is Aarne-Thompson type 334, at the witch's house.-Synopsis:...

  • KHM 44: Godfather Death
    Godfather Death
    Godfather Death is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm as tale number 44. It is Aarne-Thompson type 332.-Synopsis:...

     (Der Gevatter Tod)
  • KHM 45: Thumbling's Travels
    Thumbling
    Thumbling and Thumbling's Travels are two German fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm...

     (see also Tom Thumb
    Tom Thumb
    Tom Thumb is a character of English folklore. The History of Tom Thumb was published in 1621, and has the distinction of being the first fairy tale printed in English. Tom is no bigger than his father's thumb, and his adventures include being swallowed by a cow, tangling with giants, and becoming a...

    ) (Daumerlings Wanderschaft)
  • KHM 46: Fitcher's Bird
    Fitcher's Bird
    Fitcher's Bird is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 46.It is Aarne-Thompson type 311, the heroine rescues herself and her sisters. Another tale of this type is How the Devil Married Three Sisters. It is closely related to the tale Bluebeard...

     (Fitchers Vogel)
  • KHM 47: The Juniper Tree
    The Juniper Tree (fairy tale)
    The Juniper Tree is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm. In some editions the story is called, The Almond Tree. The Text in the Grimm collection is in Low German....

     (Von dem Machandelboom)
  • KHM 48: Old Sultan
    Old Sultan
    Old Sultan is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 48. It combined three different Aarne-Thompson types: 101, the old dog rescues the child; 103, wild animals hide from an unfamiliar animal; and 104, the war between the village animals and the forest...

     (Der alte Sultan)
  • KHM 49: The Six Swans
    The Six Swans
    The Six Swans is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm. It is tale number 49. Andrew Lang included a variant in The Yellow Fairy Book. It is Aarne-Thompson type 451: the brothers who were turned into birds...

     (Die sechs Schwäne)

  • KHM 50: Little Briar-Rose
    Sleeping Beauty
    Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault or Little Briar Rose by the Brothers Grimm is a classic fairytale involving a beautiful princess, enchantment, and a handsome prince...

     (see also Sleeping Beauty
    Sleeping Beauty
    Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault or Little Briar Rose by the Brothers Grimm is a classic fairytale involving a beautiful princess, enchantment, and a handsome prince...

    ) (Dornröschen)
  • KHM 51: Foundling-Bird
    Foundling-Bird
    Foundling-Bird is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, number 51.It is Aarne-Thompson type 313A, the girl helps the hero flee, and revolves about a transformation chase...

     (Fundevogel)
  • KHM 52: King Thrushbeard
    King Thrushbeard
    King Thrushbeard is a fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 52.It is Aarne-Thompson type 900.-Synopsis:A beautiful, but spoiled, rude, and shallow princess criticizes all her suitors because she is too proud. She is impressed with the last of her suitors, but her pride will not...

     (König Drosselbart)
  • KHM 53: Little Snow White
    Snow White
    "Snow White" is a fairy tale known from many countries in Europe, the best known version being the German one collected by the Brothers Grimm...

     (Sneewittchen)
  • KHM 54: The Knapsack, the Hat, and the Horn (Der Ranzen, das Hütlein und das Hörnlein)
  • KHM 55: Rumpelstiltskin
    Rumpelstiltskin
    Rumpelstiltskin is the eponymous character and protagonist of a fairy tale which originated in Germany . The tale was collected by the Brothers Grimm, who first published it in the 1812 edition of Children's and Household Tales...

     (Rumpelstilzchen)
  • KHM 56: Sweetheart Roland
    Sweetheart Roland
    Sweetheart Roland is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, number 56.It combines several Aarne-Thompson types: type 1119, Ogres Kill Their Own Children; type 313C, the girl helps the hero flee; and type 884, the forgotten fiancée. Others of the second type include The Master Maid,...

     (Der Liebste Roland)
  • KHM 57: The Golden Bird
    The Golden Bird
    "The Golden Bird" is a Brothers Grimm fairy tale, number 57, about the pursuit of a golden bird by a king's three sons.A French version, collected by Paul Sébillot, is called The Golden Blackbird. Andrew Lang included that variant in The Green Fairy Book.It is Aarne-Thompson folktale type 550,...

     (Der goldene Vogel)
  • KHM 58: The Dog and the Sparrow (Der Hund und der Sperling)
  • KHM 59: Frederick and Catherine
    Frederick and Catherine
    Frederick and Catherine or Freddy and Katy Lizzy is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm in Grimm's Fairy Tales, number 59....

     (Der Frieder und das Katherlieschen)
  • KHM 60: The Two Brothers
    The Two Brothers
    The Two Brothers is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 60. It is Aarne-Thompson type 567A, the magic bird heart, and type 303, the blood brothers.-Synopsis:...

     (Die zwei Brüder)
  • KHM 61: The Little Peasant
    The Little Peasant
    The Little Peasant is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm in Grimm's Fairy Tales, number 61.It is Aarne-Thompson type 1535, The Rich Peasant and the Poor Peasant, and includes an episode of type 1737, Trading Places with the Trickster in a Sack...

     (Das Bürle)
  • KHM 62: The Queen Bee
    The Queen Bee
    The Queen Bee is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 62. It is Aarne-Thompson type 554, the grateful animals.-Synopsis:...

     (Die Bienenkönigin)
  • KHM 63: The Three Feathers (Die drei Federn)
  • KHM 64: Golden Goose
    Golden Goose
    The Golden Goose is a fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm .-Story:The hero is the youngest of three brothers, given the nickname Dummling. His eldest brother is sent into the forest to chop wood, fortified with a rich cake and a bottle of wine. He meets a little gray man who begs a morsel...

     (Die goldene Gans)
  • KHM 65: All-Kinds-of-Fur
    Allerleirauh
    Allerleirauh is a fairy tale recorded by the Brothers Grimm. Since the second edition published in 1819, it has been recorded as Tale no. 65. Andrew Lang included it in The Green Fairy Book....

     (Allerleirauh)
  • KHM 66: The Hare's Bride (Häschenbraut)
  • KHM 67: The Twelve Huntsmen
    The Twelve Huntsmen
    The Twelve Huntsmen is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm as tale number 67 in their Grimm's Fairy Tales. Andrew Lang included it in The Green Fairy Book.It is Aarne-Thompson type 884, the forsaken fiancée...

     (Die zwölf Jäger)
  • KHM 68: The Thief and His Master
    The Thief and His Master
    The Thief and His Master is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm in Grimm's Fairy Tales as tale number 68.It is Aarne-Thompson type 325, The Magician and His Pupil, containing a transformation chase. Others of this type include Farmer Weathersky and Master and Pupil. This tale type...

     (De Gaudeif un sien Meester)
  • KHM 69: Jorinde and Joringel
    Jorinde and Joringel
    "Jorinde and Joringel" is a German fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, number 69.It is Aarne-Thompson type 405. The tale is found virtually exclusively in Germany, although Marie Campbell found a variant in Kentucky, The Flower of Dew....

     (Jorinde und Joringel)
  • KHM 70: The Three Sons of Fortune (Die drei Glückskinder)
  • KHM 71: How Six Men got on in the World (Sechse kommen durch die ganze Welt)
  • KHM 72: The Wolf and the Man (Der Wolf und der Mensch)
  • KHM 73: The Wolf and the Fox (Der Wolf und der Fuchs)
  • KHM 74: Gossip Wolf and the Fox (Der Fuchs und die Frau Gevatterin)
  • KHM 75: The Fox and the Cat
    The Fox and the Cat (fable)
    The Fox and the Cat is an ancient fable, with both Eastern and Western analogues involving different animals, that addresses the difference between resourceful expediency and a master strategem. Included in collections of Aesop's fables since the start of printing in Europe, it is number 605 in the...

     (Der Fuchs und die Katze)
  • KHM 76: The Pink
    The Pink
    The Pink or The Carnation is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm in Grimm's Fairy Tales as tale number 76.It is Aarne-Thompson type 652, the boy whose wishes always come true.-Synopsis:...

     (Die Nelke)
  • KHM 77: Clever Gretel (Die kluge Gretel)
  • KHM 78: The Old Man and his Grandson
    The Old Man and his Grandson
    The Old Man and his Grandson is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm in Grimm's Fairy Tales as tale number 78.It is Aarne-Thompson type 980B, The Wooden Bowl.-Synopsis:...

     (Der alte Großvater und der Enkel)
  • KHM 79: The Water Nixie
    The Water Nixie
    The Water Nixie or The Water-Nix is a fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 79. It came from Hanau.It is Aarne-Thompson type 313A, the girl helps the hero flee and revolves about a transformation chase...

     (Die Wassernixe)
  • KHM 80: The Death of the Little Hen (Von dem Tode des Hühnchens)
  • KHM 81: Brother Lustig (Bruder Lustig)
  • KHM 82: Gambling Hansel (De Spielhansl)
  • KHM 83: Hans in Luck
    Hans in Luck
    Hans in Luck is a fairy tale of Germanic origin, recorded by the Brothers Grimm. It is Aarne-Thompson type 1415.-Plot summary:Hans worked hard for seven years but wishes to return to see his poor mother. His master pays him his wages which amounts to a lump of gold the size of his head. Hans puts...

     (Hans im Glück)
  • KHM 84: Hans Married (Hans heiratet)
  • KHM 85: The Gold-Children
    The Gold-Children
    The Gold-Children is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 85. It is Aarne-Thompson type 555, the fisherman and his wife, followed by type 303, blood brothers.-Synopsis:...

     (Die Goldkinder)
  • KHM 86: The Fox and the Geese
    The Fox and the Geese
    The Fox and the Geese is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm in Grimm's Fairy Tales as tale number 78.It is Aarne-Thompson type 227, The Geese's Eternal Prayer.-Synopsis:...

     (Der Fuchs und die Gänse)

Volume 2


  • KHM 87: The Poor Man and the Rich Man (Der Arme und der Reiche)
  • KHM 88: The Singing, Springing Lark
    The Singing, Springing Lark
    The Singing, Springing Lark or The Singing, Soaring Lark is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, appearing as tale no. 88.It is Aarne-Thompson type 425C. Others of this type include Beauty and the Beast and The Small-tooth Dog....

     (Das singende springende Löweneckerchen)
  • KHM 89: The Goose Girl
    The Goose Girl
    The Goose Girl is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm. Since the second edition published in 1819, The Goose Girl has been recorded as Tale no. 89....

     (Die Gänsemagd)
  • KHM 90: The Young Giant (Der junge Riese)
  • KHM 91: The Gnome
    The Gnome (fairy tale)
    The Gnome is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm in Grimm's Fairy Tales, tale number 91.It is Aarne-Thompson type 301A, The Quest for the Vanished Princesses.-Synopsis:...

     (Dat Erdmänneken)
  • KHM 92: The King of the Gold Mountain
    The King of the Gold Mountain
    The King of the Gold Mountain is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm in Grimm's Fairy Tales.It is Aarne-Thompson type 401A, the enchanted princess in her castle...

     (Der König vom goldenen Berg)
  • KHM 93: The Raven
    The Raven (Brothers Grimm)
    "The Raven" is a fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, number 93 in their collections.It is Aarne-Thompson type 401, the girl transformed into an animal.-Synopsis:...

     (Die Rabe)
  • KHM 94: The Peasant's Wise Daughter
    The Peasant's Wise Daughter
    The Peasant's Wise Daughter or The Peasant's Clever Daughter is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm in Grimm's Fairy Tales as tale number 94....

     (Die kluge Bauerntochter)
  • KHM 95: Old Hildebrand
    Old Hildebrand
    Old Hildebrand is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm in Grimm's Fairy Tales as tale number 95.It is Aarne-Thompson type 1360C.-Synopsis:...

     (Der alte Hildebrand)
  • KHM 96: The Three Little Birds
    The Three Little Birds
    The Three Little Birds is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 96. The story is originally written in Low German.It is Aarne-Thompson type 707, the dancing water, the singing apple, and the speaking bird....

     (De drei Vügelkens)
  • KHM 97: The Water of Life
    The Water of Life (German fairy tale)
    The Water of Life is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 97.It is Aarne-Thompson type 551.John Francis Campbell noted it as a parallel of the Scottish fairy tale, The Brown Bear of the Green Glen.-Synopsis:...

     (Das Wasser des Lebens)
  • KHM 98: Doctor Know-all
    Doctor Know-all
    Doctor Know-all is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 98 in Grimm's Fairy Tales. It is Aarne-Thompson type 1641 about being in the right place at the right time. Another tale of this type is Almondseed and Almondella.-Synopsis:A peasant named Crabbe saw how well a...

     (Doktor Allwissend)
  • KHM 99: The Spirit in the Bottle
    The Spirit in the Bottle
    The Spirit in the Bottle is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 99. It is Aarne-Thompson type 331.-Synopsis:Once upon a time, there was an old woodcutter and his young son. The woodcutter always wanted his son to go to school and become a doctor, but his son did not...

     (Der Geist im Glas)
  • KHM 100: The Devil's Sooty Brother (Des Teufels rußiger Bruder)
  • KHM 101: Bearskin
    Bearskin (fairy tale)
    Bearskin is a fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, as tale no. 101. A variant from Sicily, Don Giovanni de la Fortuna, was collected by Laura Gonzenbach in Sicilianische Märchen and included by Andrew Lang in The Pink Fairy Book...

     (Bärenhäuter)
  • KHM 102: The Willow-Wren and the Bear (Der Zaunkönig und der Bär)
  • KHM 103: Sweet Porridge
    Sweet Porridge
    Sweet Porridge, often known in English under the title of The Magic Porridge Pot, is a folkloric German fairy tale recorded by the Brothers Grimm, as tale number 103 in Grimm's Fairy Tales, in the 19th century. It is Aarne-Thompson type 565, the magic mill...

     (Der süße Brei)
  • KHM 104: Wise Folks (Die klugen Leute)
  • KHM 105: Tales of the Paddock (Märchen von der Unke)
  • KHM 106: The Poor Miller's Boy and the Cat (Der arme Müllersbursch und das Kätzchen)
  • KHM 107: The Two Travelers (Die beiden Wanderer)
  • KHM 108: Hans My Hedgehog
    Hans My Hedgehog
    Hans My Hedgehog, or Hans the Hedgehog, is a Brothers Grimm fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm. Since the second edition published in 1819, it has been recorded as Tale no...

     (Hans mein Igel)
  • KHM 109: The Shroud (Das Totenhemdchen)
  • KHM 110: The Jew Among Thorns (Der Jude im Dorn)
  • KHM 111: The Skillful Huntsman (Der gelernte Jäger)
  • KHM 112: The Flail from Heaven (Der Dreschflegel vom Himmel)
  • KHM 113: The Two Kings' Children
    The Two Kings' Children
    The Two Kings' Children is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm in Grimm's Fairy Tales, tale number 113.It is Aarne-Thompson type 313C, the girl helps the hero flee, and type 884, the forgotten fiancée...

     (De beiden Künigeskinner)
  • KHM 114: The Clever Little Tailor
    The Clever Little Tailor
    The Clever Little Tailor is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm as tale 114. It is Aarne-Thompson type 850, The Princess's Birthmarks. Andrew Lang included it in The Green Fairy Book.-Synopsis:...

     (vom klugen Schneiderlein)
  • KHM 115: The Bright Sun Brings it to Light
    The Bright Sun Brings it to Light
    The Bright Sun Brings it to Light is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm in Grimm's Fairy Tales, tale number 115.It is Aarne-Thompson type 960, The Sun Brings All to Light.-Synopsis:...

     (Die klare Sonne bringt's an den Tag)
  • KHM 116: The Blue Light
    The Blue Light
    "The Blue Light" is a Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Many of the features from Hans Christian Andersen's later work "The Tinder Box" and from the story of Aladdin and his magic lamp originate with this version....

     (Das blaue Licht)
  • KHM 117: The Willful Child
    The Willful Child
    The Wilful Child is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm as tale number 117. As a legend, it is widely distributed in Germany.It is Aarne-Thompson type 779, divine rewards and punishments. Another tale of this type is The Star Money....

     (Das eigensinnige Kind)
  • KHM 118: The Three Army Surgeons
    The Three Army Surgeons
    The Three Army Surgeons is a Brothers Grimm fairy tale about 3 traveling army surgeons who perform surgery on themselves to impress an innkeeper. After removing the organs, they will put them back in the morning. One cuts off his hand, one cuts out his heart and one removes his own eyes...

     (Die drei Feldscherer)
  • KHM 119: The Seven Swabians (Die sieben Schwaben)
  • KHM 120: The Three Apprentices
    The Three Apprentices
    The Three Apprentices or The Three Journeymen is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm in Grimm's Fairy Tales as tale number 120.It is Aarne-Thompson type 360, The Three Apprentices and the Devil.-Synopsis:...

     (Die drei Handwerksburschen)
  • KHM 121: The King's Son Who Feared Nothing (Der Königssohn, der sich vor nichts fürchtete)
  • KHM 122: Donkey Cabbages
    Donkey Cabbages
    Donkey Cabbages or The Donkey Cabbage is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 122. Andrew Lang included it in The Yellow Fairy Book....

     (Der Krautesel)
  • KHM 123: The Old Woman in the Wood
    The Old Woman in the Wood
    "The Old Woman in the Wood" is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 123. It is Aarne-Thompson type 442.-Synopsis:...

     (Die alte im Wald)
  • KHM 124: The Three Brothers (Die drei Brüder)
  • KHM 125: The Devil and His Grandmother (Der Teufel und seine Großmutter)
  • KHM 126: Ferdinand the Faithful and Ferdinand the Unfaithful
    Ferdinand the Faithful and Ferdinand the Unfaithful
    Ferdinand the Faithful and Ferdinand the Unfaithful is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 126.It is Aarne-Thompson type 531. Other tales of this type include The Firebird and Princess Vasilisa, Corvetto, King Fortunatus's Golden Wig, and The Mermaid and the Boy...

     (Ferenand getrü und Ferenand ungetrü)
  • KHM 127: The Iron Stove
    The Iron Stove
    The Iron Stove is a fairy tale, collected by the Brothers Grimm, as tale number 127.It is Aarne-Thompson type 425A, The Animal Bridegroom-Synopsis:...

     (Der Eisenofen)
  • KHM 128: The Lazy Spinner
    The Lazy Spinner
    The Lazy Spinner or The Lazy Spinning Woman is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 128. It is Aarne-Thompson type 1405.-Synopsis:...

     (Die faule Spinnerin)
  • KHM 129: The Four Skillful Brothers
    The Four Skillful Brothers
    The Four Skillful Brothers is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 129. It is Aarne-Thompson type 653.-Synopsis:A poor old father sent his sons out to learn trades. Each one met a man and was persuaded to learn the trade of the man whom he had met...

     (Die vier kunstreichen Brüder)
  • KHM 130: One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes
    One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes
    One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 130. Andrew Lang included it, as "Little One-eye, Little Two-eyes, and Little Three-eyes", in The Green Fairy Book...

     (Einäuglein, Zweiäuglein und Dreiäuglein)
  • KHM 131: Fair Katrinelje and Pif-Paf-Poltrie
    Fair Katrinelje and Pif-Paf-Poltrie
    Fair Katrinelje and Pif-Paf-Poltrie is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm in Grimm's Fairy Tales as tale 131. A nonsense tale, it was introduced into the first edition as number 45 of the second volume....

     (Die schöne Katrinelje und Pif Paf Poltrie)
  • KHM 132: The Fox and the Horse (Der Fuchs und das Pferd)
  • KHM 133: The Shoes that were Danced to Pieces (Die zertanzten Schuhe)
  • KHM 134: The Six Servants (Die sechs Diener)
  • KHM 135: The White and the Black Bride
    The White and the Black Bride
    The White Bride and the Black One is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 135. It is Aarne-Thompson type 403A. Other tales of this type include The Three Little Men in the Wood, Brother and Sister, Bushy Bride, and The Enchanted Wreath.-Synopsis:A woman, her daughter,...

     (Die weiße und die schwarze Braut)
  • KHM 136: Iron John
    Iron John
    "Iron John" is a German fairy tale found in the collections of the Brothers Grimm, tale number 136, about a wild man and a prince...

     (Eisenhans)
  • KHM 137: The Three Black Princesses (De drei schwatten Prinzessinnen)
  • KHM 138: Knoist and his Three Sons (Knoist un sine dre Sühne)
  • KHM 139: The Maid of Brakel
    The Maid of Brakel
    The Maid of Brakel is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm in Grimm's Fairy Tales, tale number 115.It is Aarne-Thompson type 1476A, Praying to the Statue's Mother.-Synopsis:...

     (Dat Mäken von Brakel)
  • KHM 140: My Household (Das Hausgesinde)
  • KHM 141: The Lambkin and the Little Fish
    The Lambkin and the Little Fish
    The Lambkin and the Little Fish is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 141.It is Aarne-Thompson type 450, the brother and sister; another tale of this type is Brother and Sister.-Synopsis:...

     (Das Lämmchen und das Fischchen)
  • KHM 142: Simeli Mountain (Simeliberg)
  • KHM 143: Going a Traveling
    Going a Traveling
    Going a Traveling is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm in Grimm's Fairy Tales, tale number 143.It is Aarne-Thompson type 1696, What Should I Have Said?.- Synopsis :...

     (Up Reisen gohn) appeared in the 1819 edition
    • KHM 143 in the 1812/1815 edition was Die Kinder in Hungersnot
      Die Kinder in Hungersnot
      Die Kinder in Hungersnot is a fairy tale included in the first edition of the Grimm's Fairy Tales. It has been removed from the book since its second edition. It is related to the longer Gottes Speise that appeared in the Kinder-legende section from 1819.-Plot summary :There was a mother with two...

      (the starving children)
  • KHM 144: The Donkey
    The Donkey (fairy tale)
    The Donkey is a German fairy tale collected by Brothers Grimm by Grimm's Fairy Tales.It is Aarne-Thompson type 430, The Donkey Bridegroom.-Synopsis:...

     (Das Eselein)
  • KHM 145: The Ungrateful Son (Der undankbare Sohn)
  • KHM 146: The Turnip
    The Turnip (fairy tale)
    The Turnip is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm in Grimm's Fairy Tales as tale number 146.It is Aarne-Thompson type 1960D, the giant vegetable, and type 1689A, two presents for the king, with elements from type 1737, trading places with the trickster in a sack.-Synopsis:Two...

     (Die Rübe)
  • KHM 147: The Old Man Made Young Again (Das junggeglühte Männlein)
  • KHM 148: The Lord's Animals and the Devil's (Des Herrn und des Teufels Getier)
  • KHM 149: The Beam
    The Beam (tale)
    The Beam is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm as tale 149.It is Aarne-Thompson type 987, False Magician Exposed by Clever Girl, with an episode like type 1290, A Fool Mistakes a Flax Field for a Lake.-Synposis:...

     (Der Hahnenbalken)
  • KHM 150: The Old Beggar-Woman (Die alte Bettelfrau)
  • KHM 151: The Twelve Idle Servants (Die zwölf faulen Knechte)
  • KHM 151: The Three Sluggards (Die drei Faulen)
  • KHM 152: The Shepherd Boy (Das Hirtenbüblein)
  • KHM 153: The Star Money
    The Star Money
    The Star Money or The Star Talers is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm in Grimm's Fairy Tales.It is Aarne-Thompson type 779, Divine Rewards and Punishments.- Synopsis :...

     (Die Sterntaler)
  • KHM 154: The Stolen Farthings
    The Stolen Farthings
    The Stolen Farthings is Tale 154 from Grimm's Fairy Tales. It is actually a ghost story. It is Aarne-Thompson type 769, A Child Returns from the Dead.-Synopsis:...

     (Der gestohlene Heller)
  • KHM 155: Looking for a Bride
    Looking for a Bride
    Looking for a Bride or Choosing a Bride or Brides on Their Trial is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm in Grimm's Fairy Tales, number 155. It was first added in the second edition....

     (Die Brautschau)
  • KHM 156: The Hurds
    The Hurds
    The Hurds or Odds and Ends is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm in Grimm's Fairy Tales.It is Aarne-Thompson type 1451, a suitor chooses the thrifty girl.-Synopsis:...

     (Die Schlickerlinge)
  • KHM 157: The Sparrow and his Four Children (Der Sperling und seine vier Kinder)
  • KHM 158: The Story of Schlauraffen Land (Das Märchen vom Schlaraffenland)
  • KHM 159: The Ditmars Tale of Wonders (Das dietmarsische Lügenmärchen)
  • KHM 160: A Riddling Tale
    A Riddling Tale
    A Riddling Tale is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm in Grimm's Fairy Tales.It is Aarne-Thompson type 407, the girl as a flower. The tale portion of it is subordinate to the riddle, and the tale is not widely found in the oral tradition....

     (Rätselmärchen)
  • KHM 161: Snow-White and Rose-Red
    Snow-White and Rose-Red
    Snow-White and Rose-Red is a German fairy tale. In the seventeenth century Charles Perrault was the first to write it down, but the best-known version is the one collected by the Brothers Grimm as tale number 161....

     (Schneeweißchen und Rosenrot)
  • KHM 162: The Wise Servant (Der kluge Knecht)
  • KHM 163: The Glass Coffin
    The Glass Coffin
    The Glass Coffin is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 163. Andrew Lang included it in The Green Fairy Book as The Crystal Coffin.It is Aarne-Thompson type 410, Sleeping Beauty. Another variant is The Young Slave....

     (Der gläserne Sarg)
  • KHM 164: Lazy Henry
    Lazy Henry
    Lazy Henry or Lazy Heinz is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm in Grimm's Fairy Tales, number 164. It was first added in the third edition.It is Aarne-Thompson type 1430, Air Castles.-Synopsis:...

     (Der faule Heinz)
  • KHM 165: The Griffin
    The Griffin (fairy tale)
    The Griffin is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm in Grimm's Fairy Tales.It is Aarne-Thompson type 610, Fruit to Cure the Princess; and type 461, Three Hairs from the Devil...

     (Der Vogel Greif)
  • KHM 166: Strong Hans (Der starke Hans)
  • KHM 167: The Peasant in Heaven
    The Peasant in Heaven
    The Peasant in Heaven is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm in Grimm's Fairy Tales, number 167.It is Aarne-Thompson Type 802.-Synopsis:...

     (Das Bürli im Himmel)
  • KHM 168: Lean Lisa (Die hagere Liese)
  • KHM 169: The Hut in the Forest
    The Hut in the Forest
    The Hut in the Forest or The House in the Wood is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 169. Andrew Lang included it in The Pink Fairy Book.It is Aarne-Thompson type 431.-Synopsis:...

     (Das Waldhaus)
  • KHM 170: Sharing Joy and Sorrow (Lieb und Leid teilen)
  • KHM 171: The Willow-Worn (Der Zaunkönig)
  • KHM 172: The Sole (Die Scholle)
  • KHM 173: The Bittern and the Hoopoe (Rohrdommel und Wiedehopf)
  • KHM 174: The Owl
    The Owl (fairy tale)
    The Owl is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm in Grimm's Fairy Tales, number 174.It is Aarne-Thompson type 1281, Burning the Barn to Destroy an Unknown Animal.-Synopsis:...

     (Die Eule)
  • KHM 175: The Moon (Der Mond)
  • KHM 176: The Duration of Life
    The Duration of Life (fairy tale)
    The Duration of Life is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm in Grimm's Fairy Tales, number 176. It was first included in their fourth edition....

     (Die Lebenszeit)
  • KHM 177: Death's Messengers (Die Boten des Todes)
  • KHM 178: Master Pfreim (Meister Pfriem)
  • KHM 179: The Goose-Girl at the Well
    The Goose-Girl at the Well
    The Goose-Girl at the Well is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 179.It is Aarne-Thompson type 923, love like salt.-Synopsis:...

     (Die Gänsehirtin am Brunnen)
  • KHM 180: Eve's Various Children (Die ungleichen Kinder Evas)
  • KHM 181: The Nixie of the Mill-Pond
    The Nixie of the Mill-Pond
    The Nixie of the Mill-Pond is a German fairy tale. The Brothers Grimm collected in their Grimm's Fairy Tales, as tale number 181. Andrew Lang included a version in The Yellow Fairy Book, citing his source Hermann Kletke and titling it The Nixy....

     (Die Nixe im Teich)
  • KHM 182: The Little Folk's Presents (Die Geschenke des kleinen Volkes)
  • KHM 183: The Giant and the Tailor (Der Riese und der Schneider)
  • KHM 184: The Nail (Der Nagel)
  • KHM 185: The Poor Boy in the Grave (Der arme Junge im Grab)
  • KHM 186: The True Bride
    The True Bride
    The True Bride or The True Sweetheart is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm in Grimm's Fairy Tales as tale 186.It combines two Aarne-Thompson types: 510, the persecuted heroine, and 884, the forsaken fiancée...

     (Die wahre Braut)
  • KHM 187: The Hare and the Hedgehog (Der Hase und der Igel)
  • KHM 188: Spindle, Shuttle, and Needle
    Spindle, Shuttle, and Needle
    Spindle, Shuttle, and Needle is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 188.It is Aarne-Thompson type 585.-Synopsis:...

     (Spindel, Weberschiffchen und Nadel)
  • KHM 189: The Peasant and the Devil
    The Peasant and the Devil
    The Peasant and the Devil is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 189. It is Aarne-Thompson type 1030, man and ogre share the harvest.-Synopsis:...

     (Der Bauer und der Teufel)
  • KHM 190: The Crumbs on the Table
    The Crumbs on the Table
    The Crumbs on the Table is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, number 190.It is Aarne-Thompson type 236*, Imitating Bird Sounds, because in the original Swiss dialect, the responses imitate live chickens. .-Synopsis:...

     (Die Brosamen auf dem Tisch)
  • KHM 191: The Sea-Hare
    The Sea-Hare
    The Sea-Hare is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, number 191.It is Aarne-Thompson type 554, The Grateful Animals, and similar to 851, Winning the Princess with a Riddle.-Synopsis:...

     (Das Meerhäschen)
  • KHM 192: The Master Thief
    The Master Thief
    The Master Thief is a Norwegian fairy tale collected by Peter Chr. Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe. The Brothers Grimm included a shorter variant as tale 192 in their fairy tales. Andrew Lang included it in The Red Fairy Book...

     (Der Meisterdieb)
  • KHM 193: The Drummer (Der Trommler)
  • KHM 194: The Ear of Corn
    The Ear of Corn (fairy tale)
    The Ear of Corn is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, number 194. It is Aarne-Thompson type 779, Divine Rewards and Punishments.-Synopsis:...

     (Die Kornähre)
  • KHM 195: The Grave-Mound (Der Grabhügel)
  • KHM 196: Old Rinkrank (Oll Rinkrank)
  • KHM 197: The Crystal Ball (Die Kristallkugel)
  • KHM 198: Maid Maleen
    Maid Maleen
    Maid Maleen is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, number 198.It is Aarne-Thompson type 870, the entombed princess.-Synopsis:A princess named Maid Maleen and a prince fell in love, but her father refused his suit...

     (Jungfrau Maleen)
  • KHM 199: The Boots of Buffalo Leather
    The Boots of Buffalo Leather
    The Boots of Buffalo Leather is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, number 198.It is Aarne-Thompson type 952, The King and the Soldier.-Synopsis:...

     (Der Stiefel von Büffelleder)
  • KHM 200: The Golden Key
    The Golden Key (Grimm's Fairy Tales)
    The Golden Key is a fairy tale , which is in place 200 of Grimm's Fairy Tales.-Plot:A poor boy gathering wood with a sleigh wants to warm himself by a fire and finds a small golden key beneath the snow; then he finds a small iron box in the ground...

     (Der goldene Schlüssel)

The children's legends () first appeared in the G. Reimer 1819 edition at the end of volume 2).
  • KHM 201: Saint Joseph in the Forest (Der heilige Joseph im Walde)
  • KHM 202: The Twelve Apostles (Die zwölf Apostel)
  • KHM 203: The Rose (Die Rose)
  • KHM 204: Poverty and Humility Lead to Heaven (Armut und Demut führen zum Himmel)
  • KHM 205: God's Food (Gottes Speise)
  • KHM 206: The Three Green Twigs (Die drei grünen Zweige)
  • KHM 207: The Blessed Virgin's Little Glass (Muttergottesgläschen) or Our Lady's Little Glass
  • KHM 208: The Little Old Lady (Das alte Mütterchen) or The Aged Mother
  • KHM 209: The Heavenly Marriage (Die himmlische Hochzeit) or The Heavenly Wedding
  • KHM 210: The Hazel Branch (Die Haselrute)

No longer included in last edition

  • Das Birnli will nit fallen
  • Blaubart (Bluebeard)
  • Die drei Schwestern (The Three Sisters)
  • Die Prinzessin auf der Erbse (Princess and the Pea)
  • Der Faule und der Fleißige (The sluggard and the diligent)
  • Der gestiefelte Kater (Puss in Boots)
  • Der gute Lappen (Fragment) (The good rag)
  • Die Hand mit dem Messer (The hand with the knife)
  • Hans Dumm
  • Die heilige Frau Kummernis
    Die heilige Frau Kummernis
    Die heilige Frau Kummernis, or, Saint Kummernis in English, was included in the first edition of Grimm's Fairy Tales. It is no longer included in the book since the second edition. It seems to be based on the legend of Saint Wilgefortis.- Synopsis :...

     (The holy woman Kummernis)
  • Hurleburlebutz
  • Die Krähen (The Crows)
  • Der Löwe und der Frosch (The Lion and the Frog)
  • Das Mörderschloss (The Murder Castle)
  • Der Okerlo (The Okerlo)
  • Prinzessin Mäusehaut (Princess Mouse Skin)
  • Der Räuber und seine Söhne (The Robber and His Sons)
  • Schneeblume (Snow Flowers)
  • Der Soldat und der Schreiner (The Soldier and the Carpenter)
  • Der Tod und der Gänsehirt (Death and the Goose herder)
  • Die treuen Tiere (The faithful animals)
  • Das Unglück (The Accident)
  • Vom Prinz Johannes (Fragment) (By Prince Johannes)
  • Vom Schreiner und Drechsler (From the Maker and Turner)
  • Von der Nachtigall und die Blindschleiche (The nightingale and the slow worm)
  • Von der Serviette, dem Tornister, dem Kanonenhütlein und dem Horn (Of the napkin, the knapsack, the Cannon guarding flax, and the Horn)
  • Wie Kinder miteinander Schlachten gespielt haben (How children played slaughter with each other)
  • Der wilde Mann (The Wild Man)
  • Die wunderliche Gasterei (The wonderful Inn)

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