Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales Animals List

The Big Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales Animals List

Looking for fairy tales about animals? On this page you will find ALL Animals that have a role in the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales (now 30% complete).

At the bottom of this page I explain the choices I made in building this list. If that interests you, go directly to the bottom by clicking here.

All Animals in the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales:

bearbeebirdcatchickencowcrowdeerdogdonkeydoveduckfishfleaflounderflyfoxfroggoatgooseharehorselionlousemousepigpigeonravensparrowswanunicornwolf

Grimm Fairy Tales with a Bear

Grimm Fairy Tales with a Bee

Grimm Fairy Tales with a Bird

Grimm Fairy Tales with a Cat

Grimm Fairy Tales with a Chicken

Grimm Fairy Tales with a Cow

Grimm Fairy Tales with a Crow

Grimm Fairy Tales with a Deer

Grimm Fairy Tales with a Dog

Grimm Fairy Tales with a Donkey

Grimm Fairy Tales with a Dove

Grimm Fairy Tales with a Duck

Grimm Fairy Tales with a Fish

Grimm Fairy Tales with a Flea

Grimm Fairy Tales with a Flounder

Grimm Fairy Tales with a Fly

Grimm Fairy Tales with a Fox

Grimm Fairy Tales with a Frog

Grimm Fairy Tales with a Goat

Grimm Fairy Tales with a Goose

Grimm Fairy Tales with a Hare

Grimm Fairy Tales with a Horse

Grimm Fairy Tales with a Lion

Grimm Fairy Tales with a Louse

Grimm Fairy Tales with a Mouse

Grimm Fairy Tales with a Pig

Grimm Fairy Tales with a Pigeon

Grimm Fairy Tales with a Raven

Grimm Fairy Tales with a Sparrow

Grimm Fairy Tales with a Swan

Grimm Fairy Tales with an Unicorn

Grimm Fairy Tales with a Wolf

About The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales Animals List

Criteria for including an animal

I chose to include an animal only when it has an active role in the fairy tale. The easiest way to explain this is with this table:

excluded from the listincluded in the list
a horse that is only used as transportationa horse that is killed or speaks
a fox who just happens to be part of the scenerya fox that plays an active role in the fairy tale

Bird / Raven

In a lot of fairy tales you’ll find a ‘bird’. But what kind of bird? Nobody knows. In other fairy tales the kind of bird is mentioned (a raven, a chicken, a pigeon etc.)

To not overly complicate the list I have chosen to include fairy tales only under one heading. So ‘bird’ only under ‘bird’, chicken only under ‘chicken’, raven only under ‘raven’ etc.

Rooster / Hen / Chicken

In some fairy tales you’ll find a rooster, in others a hen. In this list I have chosen not to include the animals by gender. So the fairy tales with a rooster you find only under the heading ‘chicken’, and the fairy tales with a hen you also find only under the heading ‘chicken’.

Roe buck / Roe deer / Deer

I made some judgement calls. There is a fairy tale with a ‘roe buck’. It could be listed under ‘roe deer’ but I chose the bigger family of ‘deer’.

Work in progress

This list is a work in progress. Right now it is 30% finished. As I keep adding more of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales to this website, it automatically updates itself.

Photo credit: Дмитрий Хрусталев-Григорьев on Unsplash

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