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JINN
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(12/21/06 1:01 pm)

help needed in naming a fairytale..!!
hi,,i was wondering if anybody could help me in finding out the name of a fairytale/folklore..
This isthe plot:
a young man wants to marry a princess,but her farther who is an emperor/king only allows him her hand in marriage if he is able to pass certain trials..
the man has to wonder thruogh difrent cities /towns and confronts various obstacles and weirdness like cannibals etc..
the man succesfully passes the trials much to the kings astonishment,but he still tries to kill him so he cannot marry his daughter..the tale climaxes in a duel betwen emperor/king and the young suitor,the king is killed and the princess marries the young man.
im not sure if the detials are correct,but that is the general overview of the story..any help would be really appreciated.
thanxs in advance!

Erica Carlson
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(12/21/06 1:43 pm)


Re: help needed in naming a fairytale..!!
Well, it sounds a bit like a version of The Devil With the Three Golden Hairs, but I'm not familiar with all of the details you mention. Do you remember where or when you encountered the tale you're lookig for?

Rosemary Lake
Registered User
(12/22/06 3:00 am)

Re: help needed in naming a fairytale..!!
It's also the basic plot of "The Seven Soldiers" if I'm remembering the title correctly: anyway a king promises his daughter's hand in marriage and then tries to renege by setting harder and harder trials. Finally the suitor confronts the king with superior force and the king gives in. But that doesn't have cannibals or wandering through strange cities.

JINN
Registered User
(12/22/06 1:10 pm)

Re: help needed in naming a fairytale..!!
Thankyou very much for your responses.
My narration of the story is based on a a european film,which i have not seen but was informed about by a friend of mine.My friend has been trying to track down this film forever but is having a problem doing so as he cannot recall the title.
Naturally being a film version it must have strayed fromthe original fairytale,but i thought finding out the source of the film would be a good starting point in tracking the film.

Heidi Anne Heiner
ezOP
(12/22/06 3:17 pm)

Re: help needed in naming a fairytale..!!
Your friend is probably remembering The Devil's Three Golden Hairs (1977).

I have other European films listed on this page: European Films.

Heidi

Edited by: Heidi Anne Heiner at: 12/22/06 3:19 pm

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