Would be kinda hard to footnote.
I was reading The Little Soldier, and it had a motif that struck me when I read it in other tales (all French) --[Spoiler (click to open)]the hero, having won the princess, or gotten back what she had stolen, decided to clear out and marry a more helpful and amiable commoner woman-- but I didn't remember reading it here. I'm not sure I could even remember where I read all the elements I'm stealing, especially since many
Or piecing together which of the fairy tales where the heroine bargains with her captor, or becomes a ghost, to come back to visit her baby and husband three last times. There are a lot of them. Not to mention I am also stealing some from an Italian tale, The King's Son in the Henhouse, where it's the guy who's held prisoner.
Such are the delights of fairy tales.