The following tales are
similar to the Three Little Pigs fairy tale, AT-124. 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 Three Little Pigs
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.
A web version of this tale is available at Lambikin.
In his notes for the Three Little Pigs, Joseph Jacobs' references a similar plot device with the butter churn in an Indian (India, not Native American) tale, titled "Lambikin," which appeared in Wide-Awake Stories (1884) by Flora Annie Steel and R. C. Temple. In the story, "the Lambikin gets inside a Drumikin, and so nearly escapes the jackal" (Jacobs 1890).