ATU 561: Aladdin's Wonderful Lamp


ATU 561: Aladdin's Wonderful Lamp


Fairy Tales; Magic Items; ATU 561


An epic story about how a poor commoner without any direction in life finds a magic lamp with the help of his evil uncle, marries a princess, loses everything, and gets it all back. This story shares many likenesses and themes with other "wishing item" stories like The Bronze Ring and was added to The Book of One Thousand and One Arabian Nights by Antoine Galland, a European translator.