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Stith Thompson

Motif Index




Works indicated with an asterisk have been examined with some thoroughness for motifs. Those marked with have been indexed according to the present work and have references only to motif-numbers. Books infrequently cited are not listed here.


English Bibliography




AA n.s. = American Anthropologist, new series. Washington, 1899 ff.


AA o.s. = American Anthropologist, old series. 11 vols. Washington, 1888–1898.


Africa. London, 1928 ff.


*Alexander N. Am. = Alexander, H. B. North American Mythology (The Mythology of all Races X). Boston, 1916.

*Lat. Am. = Alexander, H. B. Latin American Mythology (The Mythology of all Races XI). Boston, 1920.


*Alphabet = Banks, M. M. An Alphabet of Tales, an English 15th century translation of the Alphabetum Narrationum of Etienne de Besançon (EETS Nos. 126, 127). 2 vols. London, 1904–05.


*Ananikian, Mardiros H. Armenian Mythology (The Mythology of all Races VII). Boston, 1925.


Anesaki, Masaharu. Japanese Mythology (The Mythology of all Races VIII). Boston, 1928.


Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius (ed. G. W. Mooney). London, 1912.




Azov, R. F. and D. C. Phillott. "Some Arab Folktales from Hazramut." Journal and Proceedings, Asiatic Society of Bengal (n. s.), II, 399–439; III, 645–680.


Balys, Jonas. *Ghosts and Men, Lithuanian Folk Legends about the Dead (Sub-title:

A Treasury of Lithuanian Folklore I). Bloomington, Indiana, 1951.

*Balys, Jonas. Lithuanian Historical Legends, Chicago, 1949.


*Balys, Jonas Motif-Index of Lithuanian Narrative Folklore. Tautosakos Darbai Vol. II, Publication of the Lithuanian Folklore Archives. Kaunas, 1936.

*Balys, Jonas Lithuanian Folk Legends. Publication of the Lithuanian Folklore Archives I. Kaunas, 1940.


BAM = Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History (New York).


Baring-Gould, S. Curious Myths of the Middle Ages. 2 vols. London, 1868.


*Barker, W. H. and Sinclair, C. West African Folk-tales. London, 1917.


Barrett, W. E. H. A'Kikuyu Fairy Tales (Man XII, XIII).


Basden, G. T. Among the Ibos of Nigeria. London, 1921.


Basile, G. The Pentamerone (trans. and edited by Benedetto Croce and N. M. Penzer). 2 vols. London, 1932. (Richard Burton's translation) (Stories from the Pentamerone. E. F. Strange, editor. Warwick Goble, illustrator. London: Macmillan & Co., 1911. The text of this book is based on John Edward Taylor's translation from 1847).


Baskerville, Rosetta Gage. King of the Snakes and other Folklore: Stories from Uganda. London, 1922.


*Bateman, G. W. Zanzibar Tales. Chicago, 1901.


Baughman, Ernest Warren. A Comparative Study of the Folktales of England and North America. (Indiana University dissertation.) Ann Arbor, Michigan. Microfilm Service. 1954.


BBAE = Bulletin of the Bureau of American Ethnology.


Beal = Bealoideas: Journal of the Folklore of Ireland Society.


Beckwith, Martha. Hawaiian Mythology. New Haven, 1940.


Benedict, Ruth. Zuñi Mythology. 2 vols. New York, 1935. (All references are to Volume II.)


Biblioteca Africana (D. A. Drexel ed.) Innsbruck, 1924–31.


*Bleek, W. H. I. Reynard the Fox in South Africa or Hottentot Fables and Tales. London, 1864.


*Bleek, W. H. I., and Lloyd, L. C. Specimens of Bushman Folklore. London, 1911.


Blinkenberg, Chr. The Thunder Weapon in Religion and Folklore. Cambridge, 1911.


Bloomfield, Maurice, Studies in Honor of. New Haven, 1920.


BMB = Bishop Museum Bulletin.


Boberg, Inger M. Motif-Index of Early Icelandic Literature (Biblioteca Arnamagnæana). København 1956.


Bourhill, E. J. and Drake, J. B. Fairy Tales from South Africa. London, 1908.


Broderius, John R. The Giant in Germanic Tradition (University of Chicago dissertation). Chicago, 1933.


Brown, A. C. L. Iwain: a Study in the Origins of Arthurian Romance (Harvard Studies and Notes in Philology and Literature VIII). Boston, 1903.


Brown Collection = The Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore. 5 vols. Durham, N. C, 1952–.


Burton, R. F. Arabian Nights: The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night. London, 1894. (SI, SII, etc. refers to Supplementary Volumes). (vol. I) (vol. II) (vol. III) (vol. IV) (vol. V) (vol. VI) (vol. VII) (vol. VIII) (vol. IX) (vol. X)


Burton, R. F.Book of the Sword. London, 1884.




Caldwell, J. R. Egar and Grime. Cambridge (Mass.), 1933.


*Callaway, H. Nursery Tales, Traditions, and Histories of the Zulus. Vol. I. Natal and London, 1868.


Campbell, J. F. Popular Tales of the West Highlands. 4 vols. 2d edition. London, 1890–93. (vol. I) (vol. II) (vol. III) (vol. IV)


*Campbell, K. The Seven Sages of Rome. Boston, 1907.


Campbell-McKay = John G. McKay, More West Highland Tales, transcribed and translated from the original Gaelic manuscript of John Francis Campbell. Edinburgh and London, 1940.


*Carnoy, Albert J. Iranian Mythology (The Mythology of all Races VI). Boston, 1917.


Carrière = J. M. Carrière, Tales from the French Folk-Lore of Missouri. Evanston and Chicago, 1937.


Carrington, Hereward and Fodor, Nandor. Haunted People: Story of the Poltergeist down the Centuries. New York, 1951.


Casati, Gaetano. Ten Years in Equatoria and the Return with Emin Pasha (London, New York, 1891).


CColl = Colorado College Publications, Language Series.


Chantepie de la Saussaye. See Saussaye.

*Saussaye, P. D. Chantepie de la. The Religion of the Teutons (trans. B. J. Vos). Boston, 1902.


*Chatelain, Heli. Folk-Tales of Angola (MAFLS I). Boston and New York, 1894.


*Child, Francis James. The English and Scottish Popular Ballads. 5 vols in 10. Boston, 1882–98.


Childers, J. W. Motif-Index of the Cuentos of Juan Timoneda. Bloomington, Ind., 1947.


CI = Publications of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.


*Clark, Mrs. K. M. Maori Tales and Legends. London, 1896.


*Clodd, Edward. Tom-Tit-Tot. London, 1898.


*Clouston, W. A. The Book of Noodles. London, 1888.

Clouston, W. A. A Group of Eastern Romances and Stories. Glasgow, 1889.


* Clouston, W. A. Popular Tales and Fictions. 2 vols. Edinburgh, London, 1887.


CNAE = Contributions to North American Ethnology. Washington, 1877–93. (Vol I-VII; IX)


*Codrington, R. H. The Melanesians: studies in their Anthropology and Folklore. Oxford, 1891.


Cole, Fay Cooper. Traditions of the Tinguian: A Study in Philippine Folk-Lore. FM XIV. Chicago, 1915.


*Conzemius, E. Ethnographical survey of the Miskito and Sumu Indians of Honduras and Nicaragua. BBAE CVI, 1932.


Cook, A. B. Zeus: A study in ancient religion. 3 vols. Cambridge, 1914 ff.


Corpus Poeticum Boreale (edited by G. Vigfússon and F. Y. Powell). 2 vols. Oxford, 1883.


*Cowell, E. B. and others. The Jātaka or Stories of the Buddha's Former Births. 6 vols, and index. Cambridge, 1895–1913. (vol. I) (vol. II) (vol. III) (vol. IV) (vol. V) (vol. VI)


*Cox, Marian R. Cinderella (PFLS XXXI). London, 1893.


*Coyajee, J. C. Some Shahnameh Legends and their Chinese Parallels. JPASB XXIV (1928).


*Crane, T. F. Liber de Miraculis Sanctae Dei Genetricis Mariae. Ithaca (N.Y.) and London, 1926.

*The Exempla of Jacques de Vitry (PFLS XXVI). London, 1890.


Crawley, Ernest. The Mystic Rose. London, 1902.


Cross = Tom Peete Cross. Motif-Index of Early Irish Literature. Bloomington, Indiana, 1952.


CU = Columbia University Contributions to Anthropology.


*Curtin, Jeremiah. Seneca Indian Myths. Boston, 1923.


*Cushing, Frank H. Zuñi Folk Tales. New York and London, 1901.




*Davenport, William. Marshallese Folklore Types. The Journal of American Folklore

Vol. 66, No. 261 (Jul. - Sep., 1953), pp. 219-237


Dawkins, Richard M. Forty-five Stories from the Dodekanese. Cambridge (England), 1950.

Dawkins, Richard M. Modern Greek Folktales. Oxford, 1953.


Day, Lal Behary. Folk-Tales of Bengal. London, 1912.


De la Saussaye. See *Saussaye, P. D. Chantepie de la. The Religion of the Teutons (trans. B. J. Vos). Boston, 1902.


Dennett, R. E. The Folk-lore of the Fjort (French Congo) (PFLS XLI). London, 1898.


*Dickson, Arthur. Valentine and Orson, a study in late Medieval Romance. New York, 1929.


*Dixon, Roland B. Oceanic Mythology (The Mythology of all Races IX). Boston, 1916.


Dobie, J. Frank. Coronado's Children. Dallas (Texas), 1930.


*Dunlop-Wilson = Dunlop, J. History of Prose Fiction. New edition revised by H. Wilson. 2 vols. London, 1888.




EETS = Early English Text Society Publications. London, 1864 ff.


Eberhard, Wolfram. Chinese Fairy Tales and Folk Tales. London, 1937.

*Ellis (Yoruba) = Ellis, A. B. The Yoruba-speaking Peoples of the Slave Coast of West Africa. London, 1894.


*Ellis (Vai) = Ellis, G. W. Negro Culture in West Africa. New York, 1914.


Ellis, T. P. and Lloyd, J. The Mabinogion. 2 vols. Oxford, 1929. (Old translation)


Emeneau, M. B. Kota Texts. 4 vols. Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1944–46.


Encyc. Rel. Ethics = Hastings, J. Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics. 12 vols. New York, 1908–22.


Erlebte Erdteile and Fox, Douglas C. African Genesis. New York, 1937.

Erlebte Erdteile and Fox, Douglas C. African Genesis. New York, 1937.

African Genesis




*Ferguson, John C. Chinese Mythology (Mythology of all Races VIII). Boston, 1928.


*FFC = FF Communications, published by the Folklore Fellows. Helsinki, 1907 ff.


*Field, John E. The Myth of the Pent Cuckoo. London, 1913.


*FL = Folklore. London, 1890 ff.


*FLJ = Folklore Journal. 8 vols. London, 1883–89.


Flowers, Helen L. A Classification of the Folktales of the West Indies by Types and Motifs. (Indiana University Ph. D. thesis, 1952.) Microfilm Service, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1953.


*FLR = Folklore Record. 5 vols. London, 1878–82.


FM = Publications of the Field Columbian Museum, Anthropological Series, Chicago, 1895 ff.


Folklore Studies (The Catholic University of Peking). 6 vols. Peiping, 1942–47. (Vol. VI 1947)


Fox, William S. Greek and Roman Mythology (Mythology of all Races I). Boston, 1916.


*Frazer, J. G. Apollodorus: the Library (Loeb Classical Library). London and New York, 1921.


*Frazer, J. G. The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead. 2 vols. London, 1913.


*Frazer, J. G. The Fasti of Ovid. 5 vols. London, 1929.

*Frazer, J. G. Folklore in the Old Testament. 3 vols. London, 1918. (Vol. I) (Vol II) (Vol. III)

*Frazer, J. G. The Golden Bough. 3d edition. 12 vols. London, 1907–15. (Vol I – The Magic Art and the Evolution of Kings, Part I) (Vol II – The Magic Art and the Evolution of Kings, Part II) (Vol. III – Taboo and the Perils of the Soul) (Vol. IV – The Dying God)  (Vol. V – Adonis, Attis, Osiris, Part I) (Vol. VI – Adonis, Attis, Osiris, Part II) (Vol. VII – Spirits of the Corn and of the WildPart I) (Vol. VIII – Spirits of the Corn and of the WildPart II) (Vol. IX – The Scapegoat) (Vol. X – Balder the Beautiful, Part I) (Vol. XI – Balder the Beautiful, Part II) (Vol. XII – Bibliography and General Index) (In one volume)


*Frazer, J. G. Myths of the Origin of Fire. London, 1930.

*Frazer, J. G. Pousanias's Description of Greece. 6 vols. London, 1898. (Vol. I) (Vol. IV) (Vol. V)




*Gaster, Moses.The Exempla of the Rabbis. London, Leipzig, 1924.

*Gaster, Moses.Studies and Texts in Folklore, Magic, Medieval Romance, Hebrew Apocrypha and Samaritan Archaeology. 3 vols. London, 1925–28.


Gaster, Theodor H. The Oldest Stories in the World. New York, 1952.

Gaster, Theodor H. Thespis. New York, 1950.


Gautreks Saga (ed. W. Ranisch, Palaestra XI). 1900.


Gayton, A. H. and Newman, Stanley S. Yokuts and Western Mono Myths. Berkeley (Calif.), 1940.


*Gerould, Gordon H. The Grateful Dead (PFLS LX). London, 1908.


*Gifford, E. W. Tongan Myths and Tales. BMB VIII. Honolulu 1924.;view=1up;seq=9


Giles, Herbert A. Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio. New York, 1927. (Vol. I) (Vol. II)


Graham (Chinese) = Graham, David Crockett. Songs and Stories of the Ch'uan Miao (Smithsonian Miscellaneous Publications CXXIII No. 1). Washington, D. C, 1954.


*Gray, Louis H. Baltic Mythology (Mythology of All Races III). Boston, 1918.


Grenfell = Johnson, Sir Harry. George Grenfell and the Congo, II. London, 1908.


*Grinnell, G. B. Pawnee Hero Stories and Folk-Tales. New York, 1889.


*Grote, George. History of Greece. 3 vols. London, 1888.


GSCan = Publications of the Geological Survey of Canada, Anthropological Series.




Haddon, A. C. Reports of the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres Straits. 6 vols. Cambridge (Eng.), 1901–35. (Vol. I) (Vol. II) (Vol. III) (Vol. IV) (Vol. V) (Vol. VI)


Halpert, Herbert N. Folktales and Legends from the New Jersey Pines. (Indiana University Ph. D. thesis). Typewritten ms. Indiana University Library. Bloomington, Ind., 1947.


*Handbook of South American Indians (ed. Julian H. Steward). BBAE CXLIII. 6 vols. Washington, D. C, 1946–50.


*Handy, E. S. C. Marquesan Legends. BMB LXIX. Honolulu 1930.


Harris, J. R. Boanerges. Cambridge (Eng.), 1913.

Harris, J. R. The Cult of the Heavenly Twins. Cambridge, 1906.


Harris, J. R. Picus who is also Zeus. Cambridge, 1916.


Harris, Joel C. *Uncle Remus: his Songs and Sayings. New York, 1880.


Harris, Joel C. *Uncle Remus and his Friends. Boston, 1892.

Harris, Joel C. *Nights with Uncle Remus. Boston, 1883.


*Hartland, E. S. The Legend of Perseus. 3 vols. London, 1894 ff. (Vol. I) (Vol. II) (Vol. III)

Hartland, E. S.*Primitive Paternity. 2 vols. London, 1909.


Hartland, E. S.*The Science of Fairy Tales. London, 1891.


Hatt, Gudmund. *Asiatic Influences in American Folklore. København, 1949.

Hatt, Gudmund. The Corn Mother in America and Indonesia. (Anthropos XLVI [1951] pp. 853–914.)


Heptameron. See *Marguerite de Navarre. Heptameron. 3 vols. (ed. Díllage, Paris, 1879). (Analysis by Sarah C. Pinkney, University of South Carolina).


*Herbert, J. A. Catalogue of Romances in the Department of Manuscripts in the British Museum. London, 1910. (Vol. 3 only; for vols. 1 and 2 see Ward, H. L. D.) (Vol. I) (Vol. II) (Vol. III)


Hibbard, Laura A. Mediaeval Romance in England. New York, 1924.


HF = Hoosier Folklore. Indianapolis, Ind., 1946 ff.


*Finno-Ugric Mythology (The Mythology of all Races IV). Boston, 1927.
Gudstrons uppkomst. Uppsala, 1917.


*Siberian Mythology (The Mythology of all Races IV). Boston 1927.


*Howey, M. O. The Horse in Magic and Myth. London, 1923.


*Hultkrantz, Åke. Conceptions of the Soul Among North American Indians. Stockholm, 1953.




Irwin, Cecilia Pauze. Summaries of the Stories of Béroalde de Verville's La Moyen de Parvenir. Unpublished M. A. thesis, University of South Carolina, 1953.




Jacobs, Joseph. Book of Wonder Voyages. London, 1896.


Jacobs, Joseph. *The Fables of Aesop. New York, 1894.

Jacobs, Joseph. Celtic Fairy Tales. London, 1892.

Jacobs, Joseph. More Celtic Fairy Tales. London, 1894.

Jacobs, Joseph. English Fairy Tales. London, 1890.


Jacobs, Joseph. More English Fairy Tales. London, 1895.


*Jacobs' list = Jacobs, Joseph. "List of Folk-Tale Incidents common to European Folk-Tales" in Papers and Transactions of the International Folk-lore Congress, 1891. London, 1892.


*Jacottet, E. The Treasury of Basuto Lore. London, 1908.


*JAFL = Journal of American Folk-Lore. Boston, etc., 1888 ff.


JAI = Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. London, 1871 ff.


JAOS = Journal of the American Oriental Society. Boston, etc., 1849 ff.


Jansen, William Hugh. Abraham "Oregon" Smith: pioneer, folk hero, and tale-teller. (Indiana University Ph. D. thesis.) Typewritten MS. Indiana University Library. Bloomington (Ind.), 1949.


JAS = Journal of the African Society. 34 vols. London, 1862–1900.


Jātaka. See *Cowell, E. B. and others. The Jātaka or Stories of the Buddha's Former Births. 6 vols, and index. Cambridge, 1895–1913. (vol. I) (vol. II) (vol. III) (vol. IV) (vol. V) (vol. VI)


JE = Publications of the Jesup North Pacific Expedition. New York, etc., 1898 ff.


Jenness, Diamond. Notes and Traditions from Northern Alaska (Report of the Canadian Arctic Expedition, Southern Party, 1913–16, XIII). Ottawa, 1924.


Johnson, Sir Harry. George Grenfell and the Congo, Vol. II. London, 1908.;view=1up;seq=13


*Jones, Louis C. Spooks of the Valley: ghost stories for boys and girls. Boston, 1948.


JPASB = Journal and Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal.


*Junod, H. A. The Life of a South African Tribe, Vol. II. Neuchatel, 1913.




*Kalevala, the land of heroes (W. F. Kirby, tr.). London, 1907.


Keightley, Thomas. Fairy Mythology. London, 1847.


Keith, A. B. Indian Mythology (The Mythology of all Races VI). Boston, 1917.


Keller, John Esten. Motif-Index of Mediaeval Spanish Exempla. Knoxville (Tenn.), 1949.;view=1up;seq=9


Kennedy, P. Legendary Fictions of the Irish Celts. London, 1866.


*Ker, Anna. Papuan Fairy Tales. London, 1910.


Ketilssaga Haengs (FAS II 109 ff.).


*Kidd, D. Savage Childhood: a Study of Kaffir Children. London, 1906.


*Kittredge, G. L. Arthur and Gorlagon (Harvard Studies and Notes in Philology and Literature VIII). Boston, 1903.


Kittredge, G. L. *A Study of Gawain and the Green Knight. Cambridge (Mass.), 1916.


Kittredge, G. L. *Witchcraft in Old and New England. Cambridge (Mass.), 1929.


*Knowles, J. H. Folk-Tales of Kashmir. London, 1893.


*Krappe, A. H. Balor with the Evil Eye: Studies in Celtic and French Literature. New York, 1927.;view=1up;seq=7

Krappe, A. H. The Science of Folk-Lore. London, 1930.


Krug, Adolph N. Bulu Tales from Kamerun, West Africa (JAFL XXV).




*Landtman, G. The Folk-Tales of the Kiwai Papuans (Acta Societatis Scientiarum Fennicae XLVII). Helsingfors, 1917.


Lang, Andrew. The Delectable Tale of the Marriage of Cupid and Psyche, done into English by William Adlington. London, 1886.


Lang, Andrew. Myth, Ritual and Religion. 2 vols. London, 1887. (Vol. I) (Vol. II)


*Langdon, S. H. Semitic Mythology (The Mythology of all Races V). Boston, 1931.


Lawrence, R. M. The Magic of the Horseshoe. London and Boston, 1898.


Lawrence, R. M. Duala Fables. JAS IV (1904–05).


*Lee, A. C. The Decameron, its Sources and Analogues. London, 1909.


*Leland, Charles Godfrey. The Algonquin Legends of New England. Boston, 1884.


Lloyd, John W. Aw-aw-tam Indian Nights. Westerfield, N. J., 1911.


Loomis, C. Grant. White Magic: an Introduction to the Folklore of Christian Legend. Cambridge (Mass.), 1948.;view=1up;seq=11


Loomis, R. S. Celtic Myth and Arthurian Romance. New York, 1927.


*Luomala, Katherine. Maui-of-a-Thousand-Tricks. BMB CXCVIII. Honolulu, 1949.




MacCulloch, J. A. *Celtic Mythology (The Mythology of all Races III). Boston, 1918.

MacCulloch, J. A. *The Childhood of Fiction. London, 1905.


MacCulloch, J. A. *Eddic Mythology (The Mythology of all Races II). Boston, 1930.


MacDougall, James, and Calder, George. Folk Tales and Fairy Lore in Gaelic and English. Edinburgh, 1910.


*Máchal, J. Slavic Mythology (The Mythology of all Races III). Boston, 1918.


MacKay, D. E. The Double Invitation in the Legend of Don Juan. Stanford University, 1943.


McKay, J. G. More West Highland Tales. Edinburgh and London, 1940.


MAFLS = Memoirs of the American Folk-Lore Society.


*Malalasekera, George Peiris. Dictionary of Pali Proper Names. 2 vols. London, 1937.


*Malory, Sir Thomas. Morte D'Arthur (many editions).


*Marguerite de Navarre. Heptameron. 3 vols. (ed. Díllage, Paris, 1879). (Analysis by Sarah C. Pinkney, University of South Carolina).


Mensa Philosophica = T. F. Dunn. The Facetiae of the Mensa Philosophica (Washington University Studies, new series, Lang. and Lit. No. 5). St. Louis, 1934.


Métraux, Alfred. Ethnology of Easter Island. BMB CLX. Honolulu, 1940.


*Métraux, Alfred.Myths of the Toba and Pilaga Indians of the Gran Chaco (MAFLS XL, 1946).


Métraux, Alfred. Myths and Tales of the Matako Indians. Göteborg, 1939.


*Meyer, Johann J. Hindu Tales. London, 1909.


*Meyer, Kuno. The Voyage of Bran, son of Febal to the Land of the Living (with an essay upon the Irish Vision of the Happy Otherworld and the Celtic doctrine of Rebirth by Alfred Nutt). 2 vols. London, 1895, 1897.


Milligan, Robert H. *The Fetish Folk of West Africa. Chicago, 1912.


Milligan, Robert H. *The Jungle Folk of Africa. New York, 1908.


*Mitford, A. B. F. Tales of Old Japan. 3d edition. London, 1876.


*MLN = Modern Language Notes. Baltimore, 1886 ff.;view=1up;seq=7


MSFO = Mémoires de la Société Finno-ougrienne, Helsingfors.


*MPh = Modern Philology. Chicago, 1903 ff.


MWF = Midwest Folklore. Bloomington 1951 ff.


*Müller, W. Max. Egyptian Mythology (The Mythology of all Races XII). Boston, 1918.




*Nassau, R. H. Where Animals Talk: West African Folklore Tales. London, 1914.


Neilson, William A. The Origins and Sources of the Court of Love. Cambridge (Mass.), 1899.;view=1up;seq=7


Neuman, Dov. Motif-index to the Talmudic-Midrashic Literature. (Indiana University Ph. D. thesis). Microfilm Service, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1954.


Nutt, Alfred. See Meyer, Kuno. The Voyage of Bran, son of Febal to the Land of the Living (with an essay upon the Irish Vision of the Happy Otherworld and the Celtic doctrine of Rebirth by Alfred Nutt). 2 vols. London, 1895, 1897.


NYFQ = New York Folklore Quarterly.




*Oberg, Kalervo. Indian Tribes of Northern Mato Grosso, Brazil (Smithsonian Institution, Institute of Social Anthropology, XV). Washington, 1953.;view=1up;seq=7


*O'Suilleabhain, S. Scealta Craibhtheacha. Dublin, 1952.




PaAm = Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History.


PAES = Publications of the American Ethnological Society.


Panchatantra (tr. A. Ryder). Chicago, 1925.


Parker, Mrs. K. L. Australian Legendary Tales. London, 1896.


*Parkinson, John. Yoruba Folklore. (JAS VIII [1908] p. 165 ff.).


Patch, H. R. *The Goddess Fortuna in Mediaeval Literature. Cambridge (Mass.), 1927.


Patch, H. R. *The Other World According to Descriptions in Medieval Literature. Cambridge (Mass.), 1950.


Paton, Lucy A. Studies in the Fairy Mythology of Arthurian Romance (Radcliffe


College Monographs No. 13. Cambridge (Mass.), 1903.


Pease, Arthur Stanley. M. Tulli Ciceronis De Divinatione. (University of Illinois Studies in Language and Literature, VI Nos. 2, 3; VIII Nos. 3, 4). Urbana (Ill.), 1920–23.


*Penzer, N. M. The Ocean of Story: being C. H. Tawney's translation of Somadeva's Kathā Sarit Sāgara. 10 vols. London, 1923 ff. See also Tawney. (Vol. I) (Vol. II) (Vol. III) (Vol. IV) (Vol. V) (Vol. VI) (Vol. VII) (Vol. VIII) (Vol. IX) (Vol. X) (Vol. I – editable text) (Vol. II – editable text)

Poison-Damsels and other essays in Folklore and Anthropology. London, 1952.


PFLS = Publications of the Folklore Society (English).


Phaedrus = Phaedri Fabulae Aesopiae (ed. J. P. Postgate). Oxford, 1920.


Pliny's Natural History, Translated by H. Rackham, W.H.S. Jones & D.E. Eichholz, From the 10 volume edition, Harvard University Press, Massachusetts, 1949-54.


*Plummer, Charles. Vitae Sanctorum Hiberniae. 2 vols. Oxford, 1910. (Vol. I) (Vol. II)


PMLA = Publications of the Modern Language Association of America.


*Potter, Murray Anthony. Sohrab and Rustem. London, 1902.




Rattray (Hausa) = Rattray, R. Sutherland. Hausa Folk-Lore Customs, Proverbs, etc. 2 vols. Oxford, 1913.


Rattray (Ashanti) = Rattray, R. Sutherland. Akan-Ashanti Folk Tales. Oxford, 1930.


RBAE = Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology.


Reinhard, John R. The Survival of Geis in Mediaeval Romance. Halle a. S., 1933.


*Rink, Henry. Tales and Traditions of the Eskimo. Edinburgh, 1875.


*Roberts, Warren E. Aarne-Thompson Type 480 in World Tradition. (Indiana University Ph. D. thesis) Microfilm Service, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1954.


*Róheim, Géza. Animism, Magic, and the Divine King. London, 1930.

Romanic Review. New York, 1910 ff.


Rotunda, D. P. Motif-Index of the Italian Novella. Bloomington, Indiana, 1942.



*Saussaye, P. D. Chantepie de la. The Religion of the Teutons (trans. B. J. Vos). Boston, 1902.


*Scala Celi = Johannes Gobii junior. Scala Celi. Lübeck, 1476.


Schlenker, C. F. A Collection of Temne Traditions, Fables and Proverbs. London, 1861.;view=1up;seq=7


Schoolcraft, H. R. *The Myth of Hiawatha. Philadelphia and London, 1856.
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