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Thread #166858   Message #4016996
Posted By: Jack Campin
03-Nov-19 - 10:26 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Rumpelstiltskin, thousands of years old?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Rumpelstiltskin, thousands of years old?
I can't find the article now, but I posted a while back about the story "The Butter-Blinded Brahmin" in the Panchatantra, which is the same story as "Marrow Bones". Stories from that seem to have got around - though perhaps via written transmission rather than orally.

Panchatantra on Wikipedia