EPIC HELPERS IN ENGLISH FOLK TALES WHO REVEAL THEIR NAMES THROUGH SONGS
Keywords:Fairy tale, folklore, motive, protagonist
This article analyses specific features of epic helpers in English fairy tales. There are many types of helpers (fairies, magicians, dragons, animals, birds, people, etc.) who assist the protagonist in all fairy tales of the world. Helpers in English folk tales are so different and unique that one type of them help the main character in condition of guessing their name in a few days, however they reveal that name by accident through songs.
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