Cinderella by Charles Robinson

Cinderella: Three Hundred and Forty-five Variants of Cinderella, Catskin, and Cap O' Rushes, abstracted and tabulated by Marian Roalfe Cox

Cinderella by Jennie Harbour

345 Variants
by Marian
Roalfe Cox

Table of Contents



Cinderella Tales

Catskin Tales

Cap o' Rushes Tales

Indeterminate Tales

Hero Tales



Master List of all Variants

Notes on this E-Text

Cinderella Area

Annotated Tale




Similar Tales Across Cultures

Modern Interpretations


Book Gallery

SurLaLune Fairy Tales Main Page



Haltrich, Josef, Deutsche Volksmärchen, aus dem Sachsenlande, in Siebenburgen. Wien, 1882. Pp. 96-100. No. XXIV.



Hero conducted by bees to castle of rose-girl, guarded by dragon-- Menial hero (gooseherd at castle)- mantles and horses, procured by means of wishing-bell-- Meeting-place (ball)--[Threefold flight]-- Recognition of hero by means of pitch which rose-girl puts on his hair-- Escape from dragon . . .-- Happy marriage.


(1) Hero seeks rose-girl, whose castle is guarded by a dragon. Bees con duct him to her castle, where he hires himself as gooseherd.-- (2) He learns that she goes every night to a ball, and, by means of magic wishing-bell which his mother gave him, he gets a copper horse and mantle, a silver horse and mantle, lastly, a gold horse and mantle; goes three nights to the ball, and dances with the rose-girl.-- (3) She falls in love with him, and her mother counsels her to put some pitch in his hair that she may know him elsewhere.-- (4) In this way he is recognised next day when they see him as gooseherd, and he helps them to escape from the dragon…. (The story does not end here.)

Cox, Marian Roalfe. Cinderella: Three Hundred and Forty-five Variants of Cinderella, Catskin, and Cap O' Rushes, abstracted and tabulated. London: David Nutt for the Folklore Society, 1893.

While the original text of this book is out of copyright, the special formatting and compilation available on SurLaLune Fairy Tales is copyrighted. Be aware that while the original content has been honored, page numbering, footnote numbering, redesigned charts, links, and other aspects are unique to this site's version of the text. Use at your own risk. For private and fair use educational purposes only.

Available from

Cinderella: A Case Book edited by Alan Dundes

In Search of Cinderella

Beauty and the Beast edited by Jack Zipes

From the Beast to the Blonde by Marina Warner

New Tales for Old by Gail de Vos

Tales, Then and Now by Altman and  de Vos

Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales by Jack Zipes

The Classic Fairy Tales by Maria Tatar Logo

©Heidi Anne Heiner, SurLaLune Fairy Tales
Page last updated March 2, 2006 Logo