Tsarevitch Ivan, the Firebird and the Gray Wolf

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"Tsarevich Ivan, the Firebird and the Gray Wolf" is a Russian fairy tale collected by Alexander Afanasyev in Narodnye russkie skazki.wikipedia
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Aarne–Thompson classification systems

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It is Aarne-Thompson type 550, the quest for the golden bird/firebird.
He also observed that while the distinction between animal tales and tales of the fantastic was basically correct—no one would classify Tsarevitch Ivan, the Fire Bird and the Gray Wolf an animal tale because of the wolf—it did raise questions because animal tales often contained fantastic elements, and tales of the fantastic often contained animals; indeed a tale could shift categories if a peasant deceived a bear rather than a devil.

The Greek Princess and the Young Gardener

Others of this type include "The Golden Bird", "The Greek Princess and the Young Gardener", "The Bird 'Grip, "How Ian Direach got the Blue Falcon", and "The Nunda, Eater of People".
The tale is similar to Aarne-Thompson's type 550, "the quest for the golden bird/firebird", the Scottish How Ian Direach got the Blue Falcon and the German The Golden Bird . Other fairy tales of this type include The Bird 'Grip', Tsarevitch Ivan, the Fire Bird and the Gray Wolf, and The Nunda, Eater of People.

The Bird 'Grip'

The Bird 'Grip
Others of this type include "The Golden Bird", "The Greek Princess and the Young Gardener", "The Bird 'Grip, "How Ian Direach got the Blue Falcon", and "The Nunda, Eater of People".
It is Aarne-Thompson type 550, the quest for the golden bird/firebird; other tales of this type include The Golden Bird, The Greek Princess and the Young Gardener, How Ian Direach got the Blue Falcon, The Nunda, Eater of People, and Tsarevitch Ivan, the Fire Bird and the Gray Wolf.

Youngest son

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Finally Ivan Tsarevich, the youngest son, asked to try; his father was reluctant because of his youth but consented.
He may be particularly clever, as in Hop o' My Thumb, or fearless, as in The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was, but more commonly his traits include refusal to abandon the quest, as in Tsarevitch Ivan, the Fire Bird and the Gray Wolf or The Brown Bear of the Green Glen, and courtesy to strangers, especially those who appear weak, as in The Water of Life or The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship.

Firebird (Slavic folklore)

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It is Aarne-Thompson type 550, the quest for the golden bird/firebird.
One version is the tale of Ivan Tsarevich and the Grey Wolf.

Golden apple

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A king's apple tree bore golden apples, but every night, one was stolen.
"Tsarevitch Ivan, the Fire Bird and the Gray Wolf" (Russian)

The Nunda, Eater of People

Others of this type include "The Golden Bird", "The Greek Princess and the Young Gardener", "The Bird 'Grip, "How Ian Direach got the Blue Falcon", and "The Nunda, Eater of People".
Tsarevitch Ivan, the Fire Bird and the Gray Wolf

Ivan Tsarevich

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Finally Ivan Tsarevich, the youngest son, asked to try; his father was reluctant because of his youth but consented.
Different legends describe Ivan as having various wives, including Yelena the Beautiful, Vasilisa the Wise and Marya Morevna.

The Golden Bird

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Others of this type include "The Golden Bird", "The Greek Princess and the Young Gardener", "The Bird 'Grip, "How Ian Direach got the Blue Falcon", and "The Nunda, Eater of People".
Other tales of this type include The Bird 'Grip', The Greek Princess and the Young Gardener, Tsarevitch Ivan, the Fire Bird and the Gray Wolf, How Ian Direach got the Blue Falcon, and The Nunda, Eater of People.

Pyotr Pavlovich Yershov

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The Humpbacked Horse
The Humpbacked Horse (Konyok-Gorbunok), sometimes known in English as The Magic Horse or The Little Magic Horse, is a version of the Golden-Maned Steed fairy-tale character type, although a large part of the plot of this story is based on Tsarevitch Ivan, the Fire Bird and the Gray Wolf.

The Nine Peahens and the Golden Apples

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The Nine Peahens and the Golden Apples
Tsarevitch Ivan, the Fire Bird and the Gray Wolf

The Death of Koschei the Deathless

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The Death of Koschei the Deathless
Tsarevitch Ivan, the Fire Bird and the Gray Wolf

Fairy tale

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"Tsarevich Ivan, the Firebird and the Gray Wolf" is a Russian fairy tale collected by Alexander Afanasyev in Narodnye russkie skazki.

Alexander Afanasyev

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"Tsarevich Ivan, the Firebird and the Gray Wolf" is a Russian fairy tale collected by Alexander Afanasyev in Narodnye russkie skazki.

How Ian Direach got the Blue Falcon

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Others of this type include "The Golden Bird", "The Greek Princess and the Young Gardener", "The Bird 'Grip, "How Ian Direach got the Blue Falcon", and "The Nunda, Eater of People".

Shapeshifting

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The wolf turned itself into the form of the princess and had Ivan exchange it for the Horse with the Golden Mane.

False hero

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His older brothers found them, killed Ivan, sliced his body to pieces, and told Helen that they would kill her if she would not say that they had fairly won the horse, the firebird, and her.

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.)