Hans Christian Andersen based a few of his tales on stories from Danish oral traditions. The Tinderbox is one of these tales along with The Travelling-Companion, The Swineherd, All That Father Does Is Best, Simple Simon, Little Claus and Big Claus and The Wild Swans.
The following tales are
similar to The Tinderbox tale, AT-562. I have included the English
language tales of this type which have been gathered by title by D. L.
Ashliman in his A
Guide to Folktales in the English Language. Sometimes
I include tales of other classifications when I deem them relevant to
the theme. The tales come from many cultures and are similar to the
story in various ways. I have placed the tales in alphabetical order with
bibliographic information and links to texts of the stories if a text
is available on the internet.