The Bold Knight, the Apples of Youth, and the Water of Life

The Tale about Rejuvenating Apples and the Life Water
"The Bold Knight, the Apples of Youth, and the Water of Life" is a Russian fairy tale collected by Alexander Afanasyev in Narodnye russkie skazki.wikipedia
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Princess and dragon

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There, a dragon demanded a beautiful maiden every year, and this year the lot had fallen on the princess.
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The Golden Bird

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Prâslea the Brave and the Golden Apples

Prâslea the Brave and the Golden Apples
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The Three Dogs

The Three Dogs
The dragon slayer is a common motif, as in The Bold Knight, the Apples of Youth, and the Water of Life, The Three Princes and their Beasts, The Knights of the Fish, The Merchant and The Two Brothers.

The Water of Life (German fairy tale)

The Water of LifeNo,' said the King. I'd rather die than place you in such great danger as you must meet with in your journey.The Water of Life'' (German fairy tale)
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The Bold Knight, the Apples of Youth, and the Water of Life

The Three Princes and their Beasts

The Three Princes and their Beasts
The Bold Knight, the Apples of Youth, and the Water of Life

Fairy tale

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"The Bold Knight, the Apples of Youth, and the Water of Life" is a Russian fairy tale collected by Alexander Afanasyev in Narodnye russkie skazki.

Alexander Afanasyev

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"The Bold Knight, the Apples of Youth, and the Water of Life" is a Russian fairy tale collected by Alexander Afanasyev in Narodnye russkie skazki.

Youngest son

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Finally the youngest son set out, over his father's reluctance.

Rule of three (writing)

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She bade him leave his horse with her and go on a two-winged horse to their third sister.

False hero

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Another man sneaked up behind him and cut off his head.

Făt-Frumos

Asked about the right way, an old woman gives Făt-Frumos an obscure answer: "If you turn right, you will be in sorrow; if you turn left, you will be in sorrow as well". (Compare to Russian fairy tales, where in Tsarevitch Ivan, the Fire Bird and the Gray Wolf and The Bold Knight, the Apples of Youth, and the Water of Life, where the hero is also offered a choice, but though all the paths have unpleasant aspects, they are distinguishable.)

Russian Fairy Tales

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The Bold Knight, the Apples of Youth, and the Water of Life