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Estonian Fairy Tales up the Beanstalk into Heaven and Coal Porridge: Two Tales of Growing Up

Published Online: 17 Jul 2018
Volume & Issue: Volume 12 (2018) - Issue 1 (June 2018)
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License
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2228-0987
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16 Apr 2016
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2 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

The article* focuses on two Estonian fairy tale types that have been recorded among the Orthodox Seto minority in the south-eastern corner of Estonia. In the index of Estonian folktales they have been described under tales of magic (fairy tales) as tale types Ee 328C* and Ee 327H*. One of the tale types observed is a masculine folk tale (one with male protagonists), the other can be considered a feminine folk tale with female protagonists despite it seemingly having two main characters of different genders. In both tales the protagonists reach a hostile place after moving through liminality, and both tales can be interpreted as tales of growing up.

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