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Witches in fairy tales from the brothers Grimm collection «Kinderund Hausmärchen»: attributes and functions

Kalkaeva A.E.


The article is devoted to functions and attributes of witches appearing in fairytale plots of «fairytales» from «Children's and Household Tales» by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. Author compares tales from Grimms’ collection with texts from collections of German demonology folklore, made by researchers of XX century.


European fairytale; German folklore; fairytale plots; Brothers Grimm; demonology, witches

DOI: 10.31249/hoc/2021.02.02

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