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"Mutabor" is the magic word to transform into an animal (and back again) in which fairy tale, written by Wilhelm Hauff, a German poet and novelist?

Question #145331. Asked by pehinhota.
Last updated Jan 24 2018.
Originally posted Jan 22 2018 4:26 PM.

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Answer has 2 votes.
In "Caliph Stork",
anyone who sniffs this powder and then says the Latin word mutabor will be transformed into the animal he chooses and will be able to understand the speech of animals. There is no danger in doing this since in order to resume human form the sniffer has only to bow three times to the east and then repeat the magic word mutabor.


Here's a link to the version published in Andrew Lang's "The Green Fairy Book", where you can read the entire story.


Response last updated by looney_tunes on Jan 22 2018.
Jan 22 2018, 7:02 PM
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