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People/Characters: Molly Whuppie

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Works (4)

The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales by Maria Tatar
The Classic Fairy Tales [Norton Critical Edition] by Maria Tatar
English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs
Folk Tales of Britain: Narratives by Katharine M. Briggs

Character description

Molly Whuppie: Folktale character in the tale of the same name. Daughter of a large family, her parents were forced to cast her out along with two of her sisters. They were taken in by a giant's wife, and the giant intended to eat them, but Molly tricks him into killing his own daughters instead. In some versions, she tricks him out of riches as well, and ends up marrying a prince.


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