The Pot Bears a Son

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The Pot Bears a Son is a Uighur fairy tale collected in Folk Tales from China.[1]

It is Aarne–Thompson type 1592B, The Pot that Died.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

Nasrdin Avanti borrowed a big pot from a rich and stingy man. Then he congratulated him: the pot had had a child. He gave him the small pot as well. Then he borrowed the pot again and returned to mournfully tell him that the big pot had died. When the rich man objected, he said that if it could bear a son, it could no doubt die as well.

Variants[edit]

A form of this tale also appeared in The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night.[1]

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