|Notes||From Straparola's collection Le piacevoli notti. This is the tale 1 of night 2 (there are no actual titles to the stories). Also known as "Galeotto" and "Il re porco", or "The Pig King" and "The King Pork" in English. |
English synopsis from the W. G. Waters translation (1894): "Galeotto, King of Anglia, has a son who is born in the shape of a pig. This son marries three wives, and in the end, having thrown off his semblance, becomes a handsome youth."