Haltrich, Josef, Deutsche Volksmärchen, aus dem Sachsenlande, in Siebenburgen. Wien, 1882. pp. 195-96. No. XLVII.
"DER ASCHENPUTTEL WIRD KONIG."
Ill-treated hero (by elder brothers); nicknamed Aschenputtel-- Hearth abode-- Death of king; general assembly in royal meadow for the Lord to crown successor. Hero hidden to stay at home; goes secretly to meadow, and hides in pig-sty. Crown hovers in the air, settles on pig-sty. Aschenputtel proclaimed king.
(1) Peasant has three sons the youngest is abused and mocked by elder brothers, and, because he is always sitting in the ashes, they call him Aschenputtel.-- (2) The king dies, and, according to custom, all the people are to as in the royal meadow for the Lord to set the crown on the head of whomsoever he will. Hero wants to go with elder brothers, but they deride him, and bid him bide at home.-- (3) He steals out after them, and reaches the meadow, but, afraid of being recognised by his brothers, he hides in a pig-sty. The crown is laid on the hill and the bells are rung.-- (4) The crown is raised aloft in the air, hovers over the heads of all, then settles on the pig-sty. There they find Aschenputtel, and all bow the knee to the new king.
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.
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