XXXI THE HERO IS MARRIED AND ASCENDS THE THRONE:

wedding


1. A bride and a kingdom are awarded at once, or the hero receives half the kingdom at first, and the whole kingdom upon the death of the parents.


2. Sometimes the hero simply marries without obtaining a throne, since his bride is not a princess. 


3. Sometimes, on the contrary, only accession to the throne is mentioned.


4. If a new act of villainy interrupts a tale shortly before a wedding, then the first move ends with a betrothal, or a promise of marriage. 


5. In contrast to the preceding case, a married hero loses his wife; the marriage is resumed as the result of a quest.


6. The hero sometimes receives a monetary reward or some other form of compensation in place of the princess' hand.