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Group No. 102


F. Marvels

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F500 – F539

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Remarkable persons I


F500. F500. Remarkable persons. Extraordinary size, form, appearance, or habits. **DeCock Volkssage 99ff.; Chinese: Werner 386.
F501. F501. Person consisting only of head. (Cf. F511.) India: Thompson-Balys.
F510. F510. Monstrous persons. *Oesterley Gesta Romanorum No. 175; Icelandic: Boberg; Jewish: Neuman; Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 464, 469.
F510.1. F510.1. Monstrous races. India: Thompson-Balys.
F511. F511. Person unusual as to his head. (Cf. F501.) Irish myth: *Cross.
F511.0.1. F511.0.1. Headless person. (Cf. F401.4, F531.1.2.1.) *Chauvin VII 77 No. 121; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: Boberg.
F511.0.1.1. F511.0.1.1. Headless person with eyes (eye) and mouth on breast. *Chauvin VII 87 No. 373 bis n. 2; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg. Chinese: Werner 387.
F511.0.1.2. F511.0.1.2. Headless persons cannot smell or hear. Chinese: Werner 387.
F511.0.2. F511.0.2. Person with more than one head.
F511.0.2.1. F511.0.2.1. Two-headed person. Irish myth: *Cross; Jewish: Neuman N. A. Indian (Quinault): Farrand JE II 124 No. 14.
F511.0.2.2. F511.0.2.2. Three-headed person. Irish myth: *Cross; India: Thompson-Balys.
F511. F511. Three-headed woman. Irish myth: *Cross.
F511.0.2.3. F511.0.2.3. Four-headed person. Irish myth: *Cross.
F511.0.2.4. F511.0.2.4. Six-headed man. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F511.0.3. F511.0.3. Persons whose heads are stone-hammers. Koryak and American Indian: *Jochelson JE VI 375.
F511.0.3.1. F511.0.3.1. Person with iron head. Jewish: Neuman.
F511.0.4. F511.0.4. Man carries his head under his arm. Loomis White Magic 54, 93, 125; Irish myth: *Cross; Italian Novella: Rotunda (F1041.14); Africa (Kaffir): Theal 51.
F511.0.4.1. F511.0.4.1. Man cuts off own head and throws it against enemy. India: Thompson-Balys.
F511.0.5. F511.0.5. Man with half a head. Irish myth: *Cross.
F511.0.6. F511.0.6. Beheaded man’s head replaced crooked. Irish myth: *Cross.
F511.0.7. F511.0.7. Man with venomous worm in his head. Irish myth: Cross.
F511.0.8. F511.0.8. Gigantic skull of ancient king discovered. Irish myth: Cross.
F511.0.9. F511.0.9. Person with animal‘s head. (Cf. F511.1.3, F526.)
F511.0.9.1. F511.0.9.1. Person with horse’s head. India: Thompson-Balys.
F511.0.9.2. F511.0.9.2. Person with calf‘s head. Jewish: Neuman.
F511.0.9.3. F511.0.9.3. Person with serpent’s head. Jewish: Neuman.
F511.1. F511.1. Person unusual as to his face.
F511.1.0.1. F511.1.0.1. Person without features (with flat face). Irish myth: *Cross.
F511.1.1. F511.1.1. Two-faced person. Janus. Roman: Fox 297; Spanish: Boggs FFC XC 49 No. 327F*; N. A. Indian (Teton): Dorsey AA o.s. II 151ff., (Ponka): Dorsey Contr. to N. Am. Ethnology VI 207; Easter Island: Métraux Ethnology 85.
F511.1.2. F511.1.2. Three-faced person. Irish myth: Cross.
F511.1.3. F511.1.3. Person with animal face. Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys.
F511.1.3.1. F511.1.3.1. Person with face of ape. Jewish: Neuman.
F511.1.4. F511.1.4. Person with green face. Jewish: Neuman.
F511.2. F511.2. Person unusual as to his ears. (Cf. F542.)
F511.2.1. F511.2.1. Person with ears on breast. Persian: Carnoy 298.
F511.2.2. F511.2.2. Person with ass‘s (horse’s) ears. Midas. Köhler-Bolte I 383 n. 1, 511, 587; RTP I 327, VII 356; *Zs. d. deutschen morgenländ. Gesel. XL 549; Crooke FL XXII 183; *BP IV 147 n. 7 (Celtic); *Pauli (ed. Bolte) No. 397; Huet 45; Penzer III 188 n., VII n. 1, VI 26 n. 1; Irish myth: *Cross, *Porter Proc. Royal Irish Academy (1932) 142.
F511.2.2.1. F511.2.2.1. Person with cat’s ears. Irish myth: *Cross.
F511.2.3. F511.2.3. Person with many ears. Irish myth: Cross.
F511.2.4. F511.2.4. Person without ears. India: Thompson-Balys.
F511.3. F511.3. Person with horns. Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg.
F511.3.1. F511.3.1. Person with horns of silver. Irish myth: *Cross.
F512. F512. Person unusual as to his eyes. (Cf. F531.1.1, F541.1.) India: Thompson-Balys.
F512.1. F512.1. Person with one eye. *Type 511; Herbert III 238; Oesterley No. 175; Laistner Rätsel II 48ff.; Irish myth: *Cross; Jewish: Neuman; Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 206 No. 154.
F512.1.1. F512.1.1. Person with one eye in center of forehead. (Cf. F441.4.1, F531.1.1.1.) *Krappe Balor 5 n. 19, 9 nn. 33 – 35; Fb “menneske” II 577b, “öje” III 1165b; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; Greek: Frazer Apollodorus I 4 n. 1; India: Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Werner 389.
F512.1.2. F512.1.2. Three women have but one eye among them. Pass it around. (Cf. F513.1.1.) *Fb “öje” III 1166a; Greek: Fox 33, *Frazer Apollodorus I 155 n. 4.
F512.1.3. F512.1.3. Person with one eye in back of head. Krappe Balor 7 n. 22.
F512.1.4. F512.1.4. Doorkeeper with one human eye, one cat’s eye. Irish myth: Cross.
F512.2. F512.2. Person with many eyes.
F512.2.1. F512.2.1. Persons (animals) with four (six) eyes. *Chauvin VII 82 No. 373bis; Krappe Balor 19 n. 69.
F512.2.1.1. F512.2.1.1. Three-eyed person. *Type 511; Cosquin Contes Indiens 520; Jacob‘s list s.v. “Three-eyed stepsister”; India: Thompson-Balys.
F512.2.1.2. F512.2.1.2. Eight-eyed person. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 233; Tuamotu: Stimson MS (T-G. 3/15).
F512.2.1.3. F512.2.1.3. Person with twelve eyes. Irish myth: Cross.
F512.2.2. F512.2.2. Argos. Has eyes all over body. Krappe Balor 19 n. 69; Greek: *Frazer Apollodorus I 130 n. 3, Fox 29, 193.
F512.3. F512.3. Person with eyes in stomach. (Cf. F511.0.1.1.) *De Cock Volkssage 102ff.; *Chauvin VI 66 No. 233; Persian: Carnoy 298.
F512.4. F512.4. Person with eyes in back of head. Krappe Balor 19 n. 69; S. A. Indian (Fuegian): Alexander Lat. Am. 340, (Yuracare): ibid. 314.
F512.5. F512.5. Person without eyes. India: Thompson-Balys.
F513. F513. Person unusual as to his mouth. (Cf. F544.)
F513.0.1. F513.0.1. Person with mouth in stomach. (Cf. F511.0.1.1.) *Chauvin VII 87 No. 373bis n. 2.
F513.0.2. F513.0.2. Person with mouths all over body. Africa (Hausa): Tremearne Hausa Superstitions (London, 1913) 424ff. No. 93.
F513.0.3. F513.0.3. Mouthless people. N. A. Indian (California): Gayton and Newman 78.
F513.0.4. F513.0.4. Person with mouth in breast. Irish myth: *Cross.
F513.1. F513.1. Person unusual as to his teeth. (Cf. F544.3, F531.1.6.2.)
F513.1.1. F513.1.1. Three women have but one tooth among them. Pass it around. (Cf. F512.1.2.) *Fb “øje” III 1166a; Greek: Frazer Apollodorus I 155 n. 4, Fox 33.
F513.1.2. F513.1.2. Person with many teeth.
F513.1.2.1. F513.1.2.1. Person with three rows of teeth. Irish myth: *Cross.
F513.1.3. F513.1.3. Person with poisonous tooth. Poison dissolves flesh. Irish myth: Cross.
F513.1.4. F513.1.4. Person without teeth. India: Thompson-Balys.
F513.2. F513.2. Person without tongue. India: Thompson-Balys.
F513.3. F513.3. People who leave lower jaws at home when they go to market to prevent quarrels. Africa: Weeks 126ff.
F514. F514. Person unusual as to his nose. (Cf. F531.1.6.6, F543).
F514.1. F514.1. Noseless person. Herbert III 238; Oesterley No. 175; Tobler 63; Jewish: Neuman.
F514.2. F514.2. Men with birds’ beaks. DeCock Volkssage 105; Icelandic: Herrmann Saxo II 599, Boberg.
F514.3. F514.3. Person with cat‘s snout. (Cf. F511.2.2.1.) Irish myth: Cross.
F514.4. F514.4. Person with crook(s) on end of the nose. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F514.5. F514.5. Person grows a second nose. German: Grimm No. 201.
F515. F515. Person unusual as to his hands. (Cf. F552.) Irish myth: *Cross.
F515.0.1. F515.0.1. Person without hands. Siuts 218.
F515.0.2. F515.0.2. Persons with many hands.
F515.0.2.1. F515.0.2.1. Hundred-handed giants. Greek: *Frazer Apollodorus I 3 n. 2.
F515.1. F515.1. Person with unusual fingers.
F515.1.1. F515.1.1. Person‘s fingers not separated from one another. Jewish: Neuman.
F515.2. F515.2. Person with unusual fingernails.
F515.2.1. F515.2.1. Fingernail that can conceal basin-load of food. India: Thompson-Balys.
F515.2.2. F515.2.2. Person with very long fingernails. Eskimo (West Hudson Bay): Boas BAM XV 170.
F515.3. F515.3. Men with tails on their hands. Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen III 79.
F515.4. F515.4. Boy with seal flippers. Eskimo (Kodiak): Golder JAFL XXII 20.
F515.5. F515.5. Tribe of left-handed people. Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen III 99.
F516. F516. Person unusual as to his arms. Irish myth: *Cross.
F516.1. F516.1. Armless people. Chinese: Werner 388.
F516.1.1. F516.1.1. Armless people have legs growing from their shoulders. Use toes in place of fingers. Chinese: Werner 388.
F516.2. F516.2. People with many arms. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F516.2.1. F516.2.1. Six-armed earthborn men. Greek: Fox 110.
F516.2.2. F516.2.2. People with four arms. Jewish: Neuman.
F516.2.3. F516.2.3. Man with a thousand arms. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 39.
F516.3. F516.3. Long-armed people. Irish myth: *Cross; Chinese: Werner 388f.
F516.4. F516.4. Man with elastic reach. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 263.
F517. F517. Person unusual as to his legs. Irish myth: Cross.
F517.0.1. F517.0.1. Person with one leg. Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; Persian: Carnoy 298.
F517.0.2. F517.0.2. Long-legged people. Chinese: Werner 388f.
F517.0.2.1. F517.0.2.1. Man with legs so long he can steady boat as he stands in ocean. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 354.
F517.1. F517.1. Person unusual as to his feet. (Cf. F551.)
F517.1.1. F517.1.1. Person without feet. (Cf. F167.7.) Siuts 218.
F517.1.1.1. F517.1.1.1. Person with one foot. Irish myth: *Cross.
F517.1.2. F517.1.2. Person with many feet.
F517.1.2.1. F517.1.2.1. Four-footed man. Sikes FL XX 421. – India: Thompson-Balys.
F517.1.3. F517.1.3. Men with sponge-feet. *Chauvin VII 24 No. 373E n. 1.
F517.1.4. F517.1.4. Person with claws on the feet. Icelandic: Boberg.
F517.1.5. F517.1.5. Person with knees backwards. Irish myth: *Cross.
F517.1.5.1. F517.1.5.1. Men whose feet turn backward so that they will not stub toes. Africa: Weeks Jungle 126ff.
F517.1.6. F517.1.6. Person with horse’s hoofs. India: Thompson-Balys.
F517.1.7. F517.1.7. Person with feet like elephant‘s. India: Thompson-Balys.
F517.1.8. F517.1.8. Soles of man’s feet covered with hair. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 789.
F518. F518. Persons with tails. Chauvin V 7 No. 3. – Persian: Carnoy 298.
F521. F521. Person with unusual covering. India: Thompson-Balys.
F521.1. F521.1. Man covered with hair like animal. *Williams 17ff.; Gaster Oldest Stories 43; Irish myth: *Cross; Welsh: MacCulloch Celtic 189; India: Thompson-Balys; Persian: Carnoy 298.
F521.1.1. F521.1.1. Woman with animal hair. Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 189 No. 130; Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen I 213.
F521.2. F521.2. Feathered people. Irish myth: *Cross; Chinese: Werner 390; Tuamotu: Stimson MS (z-G 3/1353, z-G 13/380); Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen III 109.
F521.3. F521.3. Men of metal.
F521.3.1. F521.3.1. Man of bronze. (Talos). Has single vein from neck to ankle and bronze nail at end of vein. This is the only vulnerable spot. Frazer Apollodorus I 118 n. 1.
F521.3.2. F521.3.2. Man of iron. India: Thompson-Balys.
F521.3.3. F521.3.3. Person with body of gold. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 214, 468, 742, 761, 1293; India: Thompson-Balys.
F521.3.3.1. F521.3.3.1. Girl’s body-dirt is golden. India: Thompson-Balys.
F521.3.3.2. F521.3.3.2. Person with golden anus. Africa (Hausa): Equilbecq II 83 No. 24.
F521.3.4. F521.3.4. Person with body of silver.
F521.3.4.1. F521.3.4.1. Silver king with silver attendants. Is on a silver horse accompanied by silver cock, bird, and dog. Czech: Tille FFC XXXIV 96.
F522. F522. Person with wings. Greek: Grote I 216; India: Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Werner 390; Persian: Carnoy 298.
F522.1. F522.1. Person with wings on feet (head). Greek: Frazer Apollodorus II 106 n. 1.
F523. F523. Two persons with bodies joined. Siamese twins. Irish myth: Cross; Greek: Frazer Apollodorus I 248 n. 2.
F524. F524. Person with several bodies.
F524.1. F524.1. Person with three bodies. Body of three men grown together in one at waist but parted in three from flanks and thighs. Greek: Frazer Apollodorus I 211 n. 2, Fox 86 (Geryoneus).
F525. F525. Person with half a body. As if body has been split in two. *DeCock Volkssage 99ff.; Votiak, Ostiak: Holmberg Finno-Ugric 181f.; Indonesian: De Vries‘s list No. 166; Dixon 216; Chinese: Werner 389; Marquesas: Handy 137; N. A. Indian: Hatt Asiatic Influences 87ff., *Thompson Tales 357 n. 287d; Africa: Werner 244, (Basuto): Jacottet 160 No. 23, (Zulu): Callaway 202, (Luba): De Clerq Zs. f. Kolonialsprachen IV 187, 190.
F525.1. F525.1. One-sided man. Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen II 13, III 75, Rink 237, (Smith Sound): Kroeber JAFL XII 171.
F525.1.1. F525.1.1. Man with one side of stone (iron). Fb “jærn” IV 249b; Hawaii: Dixon 89 (stone); Africa (Kaffir): Theal 129 (iron).
F525.2. F525.2. Man splits into two parts. Chauvin VII 40 No. 153 n. 1; Tonga: Gifford 32.
F525.3. F525.3. Tribe of one-eyed, one-footed, one-handed men. Irish myth: Cross.
F525.3.1. F525.3.1. Person with one foot (one hand, and one eye). Irish myth: *Cross.
F525.4. F525.4. Person (Antichrist) with flat body. Irish myth: Cross.
F525.5. F525.5. Giant with limbs and organs only on his left side. India: Thompson-Balys.
F525.6. F525.6. Person without back. Eskimo (Mackenzie Area): Jenness 49 (West Hudson Bay): Boas BAM XV 179, 181.
F526. F526. Person with compound body.
F526.1. F526.1. Typhon. Human down to thighs; coil of vipers below. Dragon heads from his hands. Bigger than mountains. Greek: Frazer Apollodorus I 47 n. 4.
F526.2. F526.2. Scylla. Breast and face of woman. From flanks has six heads and twelve feet of dogs. Greek: Frazer Apollodorus II 293 n. 4.
F526.3. F526.3. Gorgon. Head turned about, scales of dragon, tusks of swine brazen hands, golden wings. Greek: Frazer Apollodorus I 153 n. 3.
F526.4. F526.4. Beast-like anchorite. Walks on all fours; covered with hair like beast; has horns like beast. (Cf. F521.1.) Williams 17ff., 25.
F526.5. F526.5. Men with two faces, three legs, and seven arms (or other such combinations). Hindu: Keith 41f.
F526.6. F526.6. Cecrops. Body compounded of man and serpent. Greek: Frazer Apollodorus II 76 n. 3.
F527. F527. Person of unusual color.
F527.1. F527.1. Red person. Africa (Fang): Einstein 179.
F527.1.1. F527.1.1. Red knight. Types 300, 303; *Ranke FFC CXIV 236; Fb “Ridder Rod”; Hartland Perseus III 207ff. – Irish myth: *Cross; English: Wells 73 (Sir Percyvelle of Galles); Icelandic: *Boberg.
F527.2. F527.2. Green knight. *Kittredge Gawain passim; BP II 262f.; Dickson 180ff.; Irish myth: Cross.
F527.3. F527.3. Blue man. Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 547.
F527.4. F527.4. Brown man with white back. Irish myth: Cross.
F527.5. F527.5. Black man. (Cf. F548.1, F573.) Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg.
F527.6. F527.6. Half red and half blue strong man. Icelandic: Hálfdanar saga Br. 561, Boberg.
F529. F529. Other monstrous persons.
F529.1. F529.1. Persons with punctured bodies. May be carried on a pole put through the orifice; may be hung up on a peg. Chinese: Werner 390.
F529.2. F529.2. People without anuses. India: Thompson-Balys.
F529.2.1. F529.2.1. People without anuses make them by sitting on pegs. Koryak: Jochelson JE VI 364; Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen III 79, 204, Holm 89, (West Hudson Bay): Boas BAM XV 171, 538, (Mackenzie Area): Jenness 89.
F529.3. F529.3. Man with grass growing from his joints. Eskimo (Bering Strait): Nelson RBAE XVIII 488.
F529.4. F529.4. Person has small animal within his body. Irish myth: Cross.
F529.5. F529.5. Person with transparent body. Irish myth: Cross.
F529.6. F529.6. Person with enormous belly. Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 155.
F529.7. F529.7. Boneless person. Icelandic: Boberg; Jewish: Neuman.
F529.7.1. F529.7.1. Person without joints. Irish myth: Cross.
F529.8. F529.8. Monkey-like little people. India: Thompson-Balys.
F530. F530. Exceptionally large or small men. Krappe Neuphilologische Mitteilungen XXIV 1 – 10.
F531. F531. Giant.1 A person of enormous size. (For giants who are primarily ogres see G100 and G400 – G599.) *BP III 375; *Fb “kjæmpe” II 149, “Langben Rise” II 377b; Lorenz Das Titan-Motiv in der allgemeinen Mythologie (Imago II 1913] 22 – 72); Weinhold Die Riesen des germanischen Mythus (Sitzungsberichte d. kais. Akad. d. Wiss. XXVI [1858] 225 – 306); Laistner Nebelsagen (Stuttgart, 1860); Schoning Dödsriger i Nordisk Hedentro (København, 1903); **Von Sydow Jätterna i Mytologi och Folktro (F och F [1919] 52 – 96); Ahrendt Die Riese in der mittelhochdeutschen Epik (Rostock, 1923); **F. Wolgemuth Riesen u. Zwerge in den altfranzösischen erzählenden Dichtung (Tübingen, 1906); **V. Höttges Typenverzeichnis der deutschen Riesen; und riesischen Teufelssagen FFC CXXII (Helsinki, 1937); Tegethoff Schweiz. Archiv f. Vksk. XXIV (1922) 137ff.; Borgese Giganti e Serpenti (Archivio per lo studio delle Tradizioni popolari XX 507ff., XXI 90ff., 161ff.); *Handwb. d. Abergl. IX Nachträge 1120 – 1138. – Irish myth: *Cross; U.S. (lumbermen): *Folk-Say I 62 (bibliography of “Paul Bunyan” stories); Icelandic: *Boberg; Finnish-Swedish: Wessman 66 Nos. 565 – 592; Estonian: Loorits Grundzüge I 465 – 490; Lithuanian: Balys Index No. 3720; Germanic: Meyer Germanen 226ff.; French: Sébillot France IV 455 s.v. “Géants”, >>Gargantua“, Sébillot **Gargantua dans les Traditions Populaires; Greek: Frazer Apollodorus I 32f.; Jewish: *Neuman Arabian: Burton Nights I 65n., V 316, VI 24n., 84, 265n., 268ff., VII 84n.; Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 47, 430, Holm 7, (Central Eskimo): Boas RBAE VI 656, (Smith Sound): Kroeber JAFL XII 167; N. A. Indian (Tahltan): Teit JAFL XXXIV 346ff. Nos. 69, 70, 73, (Kaska): Teit JAFL XXX 446 No. 7, (Aztec): Alexander Lat. Am. 92f.
F531.0.1. F531.0.1. Biblical worthy as giant. Jewish: *Neuman.
F531.0.2. F531.0.2. Giant as Creator’s servant. India: Thompson-Balys.
F531.0.3. F531.0.3. Generation of men at the Deluge gigantic. Jewish: Neuman.
F531.0.4. F531.0.4. Giant woman. Irish myth: *Cross.
F531.1. F531.1. Appearance of giant. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.1.0.1. F531.1.0.1. Beauty of giant. Jewish: Neuman.
F531. F531. Beautiful giantess. Broderius § 37; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: De la Saussaye 329, *Boberg; Swedish: Nyare Bidrag till Kännedom om de svenska Landsmålen och svenskt Folklif IX 35 No. 80; Denmark: Thiele Danmarks Folkesagn X 164.
F531.1.0.2. F531.1.0.2. Hideous giant. Broderius § 37; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: Þiðriks saga I 360, *Boberg; Tirol: Zingerle Nos. 172, 181.
F531.1.1. F531.1.1. Eyes of giant. *Höttges FFC CXXII 184.
F531.1.1.1. F531.1.1.1. Giant with one eye in middle of forehead. (Cf. F512.1.1.) Broderius § 37; *BP III 375; *Höttges FFC CXXII 191; Irish myth: *Cross; Welsh: MacCulloch Celtic 191; Icelandic: Boberg; Faröe: Zs. f. Vksk. II 6; Finnish-Swedish: Wessman 67 No. 573; Tirol: Zingerle (1891) No. 2; Greek: Fox 6, Grote I 5, 287; India: Thompson-Balys; Eskimo (Greenland): Holm 10.
F531. F531. Giant with one eye in the neck which he covers with his lower lip. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.1.1.2. F531.1.1.2. Giant with large gleaming eyes. Broderius § 37; *Höttges FFC CXXII 192; Icelandic: Boberg; Norway: Faye Norske Folke-Sagn (Christiania, 1814) 19; Tirol: Zingerle (1891) Nos. 193, 201.
F531. F531. Giant with eyes as big as cauldrons. Irish myth: *Cross.
F531. F531. Giant with eyes like ponds. Icelandic: Boberg.
F531.1.1.3. F531.1.1.3. Blind giant. Broderius § 37; Icelandic: *Boberg; Sweden: Runa III (1843) 41 No. 74, IV 37 No. 53; Hanover: Schambach u. Müller Niedersächsische Sagen (Göttingen, 1854) No. 165.1.
F531.1.1.4. F531.1.1.4. Giant sees great distance. Jewish: Neuman.
F531.1.1.5. F531.1.1.5. Giant with many eyes.
F531. F531. Giant with eight eyes. Polynesia: Beckwith Myth 210.
F531.1.1.6. F531.1.1.6. Giantess with green eyes. Icelandic: Illuga saga Gr. 653, Boberg.
F531.1.2. F531.1.2. Head of giant. Irish myth: Cross.
F531. F531. Gigantic head. Irish myth: *Cross.
F531.1.2.1. F531.1.2.1. Headless giant. (Cf. F511.0.1.) Broderius § 37; Irish myth: Cross; Hanover: Kuhn u. Schwarz Norddeutsche Sagen (Leipzig, 1848) No. 167.3; Pomerania: Rosenow 51 No. 46; N. A. Indian (Navaho): Alexander N. Am. 163.
F531.1.2.2. F531.1.2.2. Many-headed giant. Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: De la Saussaye 329, MacCulloch Eddic 87, 173, Boberg.
F531. F531. Two-headed giant. Irish myth: *Cross.
F531. F531. Three-headed giant. Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 111 *Boberg.
F531. F531. Five-headed giant. Irish myth: Cross; English: Child II 59.
F531. F531. Six-headed giant. English: Child V 184.
F531. F531. Nine-headed giant. Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 91, Boberg; Korean: Zong in-Sob 166.
F531. F531. Ten-headed giant. Philippine (Tinguian): Cole 125.
F531. F531. Many-headed giant – miscellaneous. Icelandic: Boberg.
F531.1.2.3. F531.1.2.3. Giant’s self-returning head. Korean: Zong in-Sob 72.
F531.1.2.4. F531.1.2.4. Giant with horse head. Tirol: Zingerle (1891) 26 No. 41.
F531.1.2.5. F531.1.2.5. Giant with stone head. Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 83, 279, Boberg (Hrungnir); Oceanic: Beckwith Myth 88.
F531.1.3. F531.1.3. Feet (legs) of giant.
F531.1.3.1. F531.1.3.1. Giant with dragon-scales for feet. Greek: Frazer Apollodorus I 43 n. 2.
F531.1.3.2. F531.1.3.2. Giant with heels in front. (Cf. A526.8, F451.2.2.1, F517.1.5, G303.4.5.6.) Irish myth: Cross.
F531.1.3.3. F531.1.3.3. One-footed giant. Irish myth: Cross.
F531. F531. One-legged giant. Irish myth: *Cross; Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen I 170.
F531.1.3.4. F531.1.3.4. Giant’s step leaves deep furrows. Jewish: Neuman.
F531.1.3.5. F531.1.3.5. Giant fleet of foot despite size. Jewish: Neuman.
F531.1.3.6. F531.1.3.6. Giant with feet so large they cannot be moved. Jewish: Neuman.
F531.1.4. F531.1.4. Lips of giant.
F531.1.4.1. F531.1.4.1. Giant with upper lip reaching heaven; lower earth. Olrik Ragnarök 94f.; Cosquin Études 537; India: Thompson-Balys.
F531. F531. Giant with lower lip reaching earth. Gaster Thespis 190.
F531.1.4.2. F531.1.4.2. Giant (giantess) with lips hanging down on the breast. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.1.5. F531.1.5. Breasts of giantess.
F531.1.5.1. F531.1.5.1. Giantess throws her breasts over her shoulders. Her two sons can run after her and suck. Fb ”givkone“ I 438; Italian: Basile Pentamerone V 4.
F531.1.6. F531.1.6. Other bodily characteristics of giant.
F531.1.6.1. F531.1.6.1. Giant with nails like claws. Icelandic: *Boberg; Chinese: Werner 387.
F531. F531. Giantess with iron nails. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531. F531. Giant with crooked nails. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.1.6.2. F531.1.6.2. Giant with teeth like those of saw. Chinese: Werner 387.
F531. F531. Giants (giantesses) with long teeth. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531. F531. Giant with very broad teeth. Chinese: Graham.
F531.1.6.3. F531.1.6.3. Giants with shaggy hair on their bodies. Broderius § 37; Icelandic: Arnason Legends of Iceland (London, 1864) I 150, Corpus Poeticum Boreale I 153, Boberg; Tirol: Zingerle (1891) Nos. 180, 186, 190; Babylonian: Gilgamesch-epos I 86ff., cf. 95ff.
F531. F531. Giant (giantess) with particularly long hair. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531. F531. Giant without hair. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.1.6.4. F531.1.6.4. Giant with long beard. Broderius § 37. – Icelandic: *Boberg; Swedish: Runa IV (1843) 41 No. 71; Finnish-Swedish: Landtmann Finlands Svenska Folkdiktning VII 537; Tirol: Zingerle (1891) No. 193.
F531.1.6.5. F531.1.6.5. Giant with golden hair on forehead. *Fb ”guldhår“.
F531.1.6.6. F531.1.6.6. Giant with peculiar nose. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531. F531. Giant with crook on end of his nose. Icelandic: *Boberg; Herrmann Saxo II 599.
F531.1.6.7. F531.1.6.7. One-armed giant. Irish myth: *Cross.
F531. F531. Three-armed giant. Irish myth: Cross.
F531. F531. Giant with six or eight arms. Icelandic: Herrmann Saxo II 422, MacCulloch Eddic 277, *Boberg; Polynesia: Beckwith Myth 210 (eight).
F531. F531. Giantess with burned arms. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.1.6.8. F531.1.6.8. Giant‘s peculiar cheeks. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.1.6.9. F531.1.6.9. Giant rooted to ground because his nails and hair have grown into the earth on account of his great age. India: Thompson-Balys.
F531.1.6.10. F531.1.6.10. Giant with unusual heart.
F531. F531. Giant with stone heart. Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 279.
F531.1.6.11. F531.1.6.11. Giant (giantess) with hump. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.1.6.12. F531.1.6.12. Giant with one hand and one foot. Irish myth: *Cross.
F531.1.6.13. F531.1.6.13. Giant’s strength in hair. (Cf. D1831, G221.1.) Irish myth: Cross.
F531.1.6.14. F531.1.6.14. Giantess with a tail (many tails). Icelandic: Boberg.
F531.1.7. F531.1.7. Color of giant.
F531.1.7.1. F531.1.7.1. Green giant. *Kittredge Gawayne 195ff.
F531.1.7.2. F531.1.7.2. Black giant. BP II 253; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: Herrmann Saxo II 588, 593, 599, MacCulloch Eddic 276, *Boberg.
F531.1.8. F531.1.8. Giant in animal form. Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 279.
F531.1.8.1. F531.1.8.1. Giant as wolf. Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 279f., Boberg.
F531.1.8.2. F531.1.8.2. Giant as serpent. Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 279f., Boberg.
F531.1.8.3. F531.1.8.3. Giant as eagle. Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 179, 276, 279, Herrmann Saxo II 599, Boberg.
F531.1.8.4. F531.1.8.4. Giantess in crow’s shape. Icelandic: Völsungasaga ch. 1, Boberg.
F531.1.8.5. F531.1.8.5. Giantess transforms self to fly in order to tear woman‘s stomach. Icelandic: Egils saga ok Asm. ch. XII 9f., Boberg.
F531.1.8.6. F531.1.8.6. Giant in a gam‘s shape. Icelandic: Hjálmtèrs saga ok Ölvers 506, Egils saga Einhenda ch. I 4, II 6, XIV 4, Boberg.
F531.1.8.7. F531.1.8.7. Giant as eagle. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.1.8.8. F531.1.8.8. Giant (giantess) as sea-mammal. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.1.9. F531.1.9. Frost-giants. Icelandic: Herrmann Saxo II 580, MacCulloch Eddic 278f., 324, Boberg.
F531.1.10. F531.1.10. Fire giants. Icelandic: Herrmann Saxo II 592.
F531.1.11. F531.1.11. Giants and giantesses dressed as human beings. Icelandic: Boberg.
F531.1.12. F531.1.12. Giant bride’s equipment. Icelandic: Thrymskvida, MacCulloch Eddic 79, *Boberg.
F531.2. F531.2. Size of giant. *Broderius § 37. – Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: Arnason Legends of Iceland (London, 1864) I 120 ff.; MacCulloch Eddic 277, *Boberg; Norwegian: Norske Folkminnelag XIII 26; Finnish-Swedish: Landtmann Finlands Svenska Folkdiktning VII 537; Swiss: Henne-Am Rhyn No. 454.
F531.2.1. F531.2.1. Extremely tall giant. (Cf. F533.) Jewish: *Neuman; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 736; Fiji: Beckwith Myth 210.
F531.2.1.1. F531.2.1.1. Giant fifteen feet tall with three feet between the eyes. Icelandic: Boberg.
F531.2.1.2. F531.2.1.2. Giants fifty feet tall with footprints six feet long. Chinese: Werner 387.
F531.2.1.3. F531.2.1.3. Waters of Deluge reach to giant‘s ankles. Jewish: Neuman.
F531.2.1.4. F531.2.1.4. Giant extends across whole island. Head against stone in west and feet against another in east. Irish: MacCulloch Celtic 150, *Cross.
F531.2.1.5. F531.2.1.5. Giant reaches to the sky. Must lean over to keep from touching. N. A. Indian: *Boas BBAE LIX 289 n. 2, (Kaska): Teit JAFL XXX 445 No. 6.
F531.2.1.6. F531.2.1.6. Giantess is twice as tall as tall man. Icelandic: Övar-Odds saga 121.
F531.2.2. F531.2.2. Giant with three spans between brows and three yards between shoulders. English: Child I 332, II 394.
F531.2.2.1. F531.2.2.1. Giant girl’s face is an elbow length wide. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.2.2.2. F531.2.2.2. Giant‘s ears six hundred feet long. Korean: Zong in-Sob 15.
F531.2.3. F531.2.3. Giant’s skull holds a man seated. Irish myth: *Cross.
F531.2.3.1. F531.2.3.1. Giant‘s skull so large fowl can pass through eye-hole. Irish myth: *Cross.
F531.2.3.2. F531.2.3.2. Giant’s skull holds three hounds. Irish myth: Cross.
F531.2.4. F531.2.4. Giant‘s large footprints. (Cf. F531.2.1.2.) Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.2.5. F531.2.5. Extremely fat giant. (Cf. F532.) German: Grimm No. 134.
F531.2.5.1. F531.2.5.1. Giantess is more broad than tall. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.2.6. F531.2.6. Giant lies underground with trees growing all over his body. When his mouth is opened man falls into it and is swallowed. Finnish: Kalevala rune 17.
F531.2.7. F531.2.7. Giant so large he cannot be carried by a horse. Dickson 173 n. 33.
F531.2.8. F531.2.8. Giant can find only one horse able to carry him. Dickson 173 n. 33; Icelandic: Þiðriks saga II 380f., Boberg.
F531.2.9. F531.2.9. Giant occupies space of thrice nine men. Irish myth: Cross.
F531.2.10. F531.2.10. Giant must rest on elbow while speaking to be audible to mortal. Irish myth: Cross.
F531.2.11. F531.2.11. Demon looks like a mountain. India: Thompson-Balys.
F531.2.12. F531.2.12. Man with eyes the size of brass pots, teeth like axeheads, ears like elephant’s ears. India: Thompson-Balys.
F531.2.13. F531.2.13. Giantess so heavy that boat almost sinks. Icelandic: Sturlaugs saga St. 620, Boberg.
F531.2.14. F531.2.14. Baby giants four months old ”two feet broad in the chest and twelve feet high.“ Irish myth: Cross.
F531.2.15. F531.2.15. Sack of earth in giant‘s hand looks no bigger than a pea in hand of a man. Scotland: Baughman.
F531.3. F531.3. Gargantuan feats. Irish myth: Cross.
F531.3.1. F531.3.1. Giant wades the ocean. *Krappe Études 79ff.; Broderius § 21. – England: Baughman; Icelandic: *Boberg; Norwegian: Norske Folkminnelag I 65 No. 47, IX 99; German: Grimm Deutsche Sagen (Berlin, 1905) No. 319; Greek: Frazer Apollodorus I 31 n. 4; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 737.
F531.3.1.1. F531.3.1.1. Water enters into giant‘s boots from above. Finnish-Swedish: Wessman 66 No. 571; Finnish: Aarne FFC XXXIII 44 No. 62; Estonian: Aarne FFC XXV 128 No. 62.
F531.3.1.2. F531.3.1.2. Giant’s leg stops ship at sea. Hindu: Penzer II 72.
F531. F531. Giant holds back water of river with his foot. India: Thompson-Balys.
F531.3.1.3. F531.3.1.3. Thor carries giant in basket across icy stream. Icelandic: Snorra Edda Skaldsk XVII, Boberg.
F531.3.1.4. F531.3.1.4. Giant blows to prevent approach of ship. Irish myth: Cross.
F531.3.2. F531.3.2. Giant throws a great rock. Broderius § 8; **Höttges FFC CXXII 21ff., 196f. – Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: Herrmann Saxo II 590, *Boberg; Norwegian: Norske Folkminnelag VI 142; Finnish: Aarne FFC XXXIII 44 No. 61; Lappish: Qvigstad FFC LX 47 No. 67; Estonian: Aarne FFC XXV 127 No. 61; Greek: Frazer Apollodorus I 32f.
F531.3.2.1. F531.3.2.1. Giants throw stones after churches. *Fb ”sten“ 552ab; **Höttges FFC CXXII 31ff., 199ff.; Danish: Kristensen Danske Sagn III (1895) 27ff., (1931) 17ff., Schmidt DF XXXIX 70 ff.; Finnish-Swedish: Wessman 70 No. 598, 71 No. 604.
F531.3.2.2. F531.3.2.2. Giant slings stone with his garters (hair ribbon, etc.) Broderius § 20. – Swedish: Hofberg Svenska Folksägner (Stockholm, 1882) 132; Danish: Thiele Danmarks Folkesagn (København, 1843) I 46; Holstein: Müllenhoff Sagen der Herzogthümer Schleswig-Holstein u. Lauenborg (Kiel, 1921) No. 423.
F531.3.2.3. F531.3.2.3. Giants throw tools back and forth. Explains rocks, etc. Broderius § 14; England: Baughman.
F531.3.2.4. F531.3.2.4. Giant hurls mountain. Jewish: Neuman.
F531.3.3. F531.3.3. Giant astride a church-roof. Rides it like a horse. Finnish: Aarne FFC XXXIII 44 No. 61**.
F531.3.4. F531.3.4. Giant eats (drinks) prodigious amount. Broderius § 23. – Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 86, 89, 171, 275, *Boberg; Norwegian: Norske Folkminnelag II 28, XIII 23; Swedish: Sydow Jättarna; Westphalia: Kuhn No. 129; Swiss: Henne-Am Rhyn 2 No. 596; Tirol: Zingerle (1891) No. 217; Gaster Thespis 329; Jewish: Neuman; India: *Thompson-Balys.
F531.3.4.1. F531.3.4.1. Giant eats a thousand cattle. Type 701*.
F531.3.4.2. F531.3.4.2. Giant drinks up a river (lake, sea). German: Grimm No. 134; India: Thompson-Balys.
F531.3.4.3. F531.3.4.3. Giant eats whales as small fry. Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 449, (Central Eskimo): Boas RBAE VI 638, (West Hudson Bay): Boas BAM XV 196, (Mackenzie Area): Jenness 66.
F531.3.5. F531.3.5. Giant steps prodigious distance. Broderius § 21; *Höttges FFC CXXII 165ff., 281f. – Irish myth: Cross; England: Baughman; Norwegian: Norske Folkeminnelag I 61, 65, II 30, 118, IV 101, XIII 26; Finnish-Swedish: Landtmann Finlands Svenska Folkdiktning VII 539, 540, 549, Wessmann 66 No. 570; Danish: Ohrt Danmarks Folkeminder XXI 22; Jewish: Neuman; Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 474; Eskimo (Central): Boas RBAE VI 638.
F531.3.5.1. F531.3.5.1. Giant bestrides mountain. Chinese: Graham.
F531.3.5.2. F531.3.5.2. Giant‘s mighty stride spans earth’s width. India: Thompson-Balys.
F531.3.5.3. F531.3.5.3. Giant stands astride river. England: Baughman.
F531.3.6. F531.3.6. Giants carry church across a stream. Broderius § 22; Westphalia: Kuhn No. 387a; Hanover: Schambach u. Müller Nos. 165.1, 165.2.
F531.3.7. F531.3.7. Giant comes to bake too soon; spills dough. Giant who has common oven with another thinks he hears companion in next valley scraping the kneading trough. He bakes his dough but finds he is too early and that he has only heard himself scratching. He spills the dough: hence fruitful soil. (Cf. F451.7.2, F455.3.5.) Broderius § 15; *Höttges FFC CXXII 124. Westphalia: Grässe I 835, Zaunert Westfälische 6.
F531.3.8. F531.3.8. Giants‘ shouts are storms or great noise. Broderius § 16. – Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: Arnason Legends of Iceland (London, 1864) I 166; Norse; Norsk Folkekultur IX 99; Swedish: Feilberg Jul II 56; Westphalia: Zaunert Westfälische 6, 11. Cf. Rip Van Winkle.
F531.3.8.1. F531.3.8.1. Giant’s snoring as thunder or storm. Icelandic: Snorra Edda Gylf. XLVI, MacCulloch Eddic 92, *Boberg.
F531.3.8.2. F531.3.8.2. Giant‘s snoring felt as rain. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.3.8.3. F531.3.8.3. Homecoming giant heard far away. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.3.8.4. F531.3.8.4. Giantess sings so that it gives echo in all cliffs. Icelandic: Boberg.
F531.3.8.5. F531.3.8.5. Earthquake as giant falls down. Icelandic: Þiðriks saga II 384, Boberg.
F531. F531. Earthquake by giant’s wrestling. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.3.9. F531.3.9. Giants sit on mountains and wash feet in stream below. Broderius § 21; Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 285, *Boberg; Danish: Danmarks Folkeminder No. 40 (1933) 71; Norse: Norsk Folkminnelag XIII 28; Swiss: Henne-Am Rhyn No. 611; French: Sébillot France I 232.
F531.3.10. F531.3.10. Giants carry trees. (Cf. F631.) Irish myth: Cross; French Canadian: Barbeau JAFL XXIX 12; Missouri French: Carrière.
F531.3.11. F531.3.11. Giant swallows men. Irish myth: Cross.
F531.3.12. F531.3.12. Giant‘s hunting (fishing).
F531.3.12.1. F531.3.12.1. Giant threads an elephant on a fish-hook. India: Thompson-Balys.
F531.3.12.2. F531.3.12.2. Giant fishes whales. Icelandic: Corpus Poeticum Boreale I 233, MacCulloch Eddic 277, Snorra Edda Skalksk XLVI, Boberg; Maori: Clark 51.
F531.3.12.3. F531.3.12.3. Giantess kills monstrous bear. Eskimo (West Hudson Bay): Boas BAM XV 197.
F531.3.13. F531.3.13. Giant (giantess) carries prodigious burden. Icelandic: Hálfdanar saga Br. 577, Boberg.
F531.3.13.1. F531.3.13.1. Giant carries prodigious hunting-prey (whales, bear). Danish: Grundtvig DgF No. 18; Icelandic: Corpus Poeticum Boreale I 223, *Boberg.
F531.3.13.2. F531.3.13.2. Giant allows others to cling to him while he swims with them safely across the rivers. India: Thompson-Balys.
F531.3.14. F531.3.14. Beam breaks at giant’s glance. Icelandic: Corpus Poeticum Boreale I 221. Boberg.
F531.3.15. F531.3.15. Giants‘ awful amusements, playing with men’s lives. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.4. F531.4. Gigantic possessions of giant.
F531.4.1. F531.4.1. Giant with mill-wheel as shield. Malone PMLA XLIII 401.
F531.4.2. F531.4.2. Giant with gigantic chain as belt. Elephant can go through each link. Malone PMLA XLIII 401.
F531.4.3. F531.4.3. Knights drink from a huge nine-gallon cup. English: Wells 60 (Syre Gawene and the Earle of Carelyle).
F531.4.4. F531.4.4. Giant with club as large as wheelshaft of mill. Irish myth: Cross.
F531.4.5. F531.4.5. Giant‘s enormous weapons.
F531.4.5.1. F531.4.5.1. Giant with iron club as weapon. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.4.5.2. F531.4.5.2. Giant with iron bar as weapon. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.4.5.3. F531.4.5.3. Giant has stone club. Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 282, Snorra Edda Skaldsk. XVII, Boberg.
F531.4.5.4. F531.4.5.4. Giant has stone shield. Icelandic: Boberg.
F531.4.5.5. F531.4.5.5. Giant has enormous spear. India: Thompson-Balys.
F531.4.6. F531.4.6. Giant wears enormous jewel. India: Thompson-Balys.
F531.4.7. F531.4.7. Giant’s clothes.
F531.4.7.1. F531.4.7.1. Giants dressed in skin. Icelandic: Herrmann Saxo II 80ff., *Boberg.
F531. F531. Giants wear skins with flesh still on. Eskimo (West Hudson Bay): Boas BAM XV 210.
F531. F531. Giantess in obscenely shriveled skin skirt. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.4.7.2. F531.4.7.2. Giants wear long coats with lamps under them. Eskimo (Central): Boas RBAE VI 634.
F531.4.7.3. F531.4.7.3. Giantess in red dress. Icelandic: Boberg.
F531.4.8. F531.4.8. Giant has stone as boat. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.4.9. F531.4.9. Giant‘s huge kettle. Icelandic: Corpus Poeticum Boreale I 220, MacCulloch Eddic 86, *Boberg.
F531.4.10. F531.4.10. Giant’s enormous bed. Icelandic: *Boberg; Jewish: *Neuman.
F531.4.11. F531.4.11. Giant‘s enormous animals.
F531.4.11.1. F531.4.11.1. Giants have wolf and bears as dogs. Icelandic: Örvar-Odds saga 122 – 24, Boberg.
F531.4.11.2. F531.4.11.2. Foxes as giant’s lice. Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen III 150.
F531.4.12. F531.4.12. Giant‘s net can hem in whole forest. Africa (Fang): Trilles 202.
F531.5. F531.5. Giants and men. Irish myth: *Cross.
F531.5.1. F531.5.1. Giant friendly to man. Broderius § 24. – Irish myth: *Cross; U.S.: Baughman; Icelandic: Arnason Legends of Iceland (London, 1864) I 148, *Boberg; Norse: Feilberg Jul II 56; Tirol: Zingerle (1891) Nos. 40. 172, 183, 186, 199, 200, 220.
F531.5.1.1. F531.5.1.1. Giant carries man in his pocket (glove, bosom). (Cf. F531.5.3.) German: Grimm No. 193; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. ”géant“; India: Thompson-Balys; N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 358 n. 287 I, (Ojibwa): Jones-Michelson PAES VII (2) 171ff.
F531. F531. Giant carries man in sack. Eskimo (Greenland): Holm 39.
F531. F531. Giant carries man on his back. Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen III 245.
F531. F531. Giant carries man on brim of his hat. German: Grimm No. 193.
F531. F531. Giant carries man under his belt. Icelandic: Boberg.
F531.5.1.2. F531.5.1.2. Giants and men fraternize at Christmas. Liestøl Festskrift til Feilberg 195ff.
F531.5.2. F531.5.2. Man mistakes giant’s glove for house. *Von Sydow Danske Studier (1910) 154; Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.5.3. F531.5.3. Giant‘s toy. A young giantess picks up a man plowing. Wants him as a toy. Her mother says, ”Take him back. He will drive us away.“ (Cf. F531.5.1.) **V. Höttges Die Sage vom Riesenspielzeug (Jena, 1931); Höttges FFC CXXII 172; Broderius § 29; Type 701*; *Fb ”kjæmpe“ II 149a; ”plove“ II 848; *Tegethoff Schweiz. Archiv f. Vksk. XXIV 139 n. 14. – Finnish-Swedish: Wessman 67 No. 575; Lappish: Qvigstad FFC LX 47 No. 73; Lithuanian: Balys Index No. 3712; Livonian: Loorits FFC LXVI 73 No. 225; Flemish: Meyer FFC XXXVII No. 701*; Missouri French: Carrière.
F531.5.4. F531.5.4. Giant thinks hammer-blow on head is a nut falling. Man strikes with all his might. *Von Sydow Danske Studier (1910) 159; Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 92; N. A. Indian (Seneca): CurtinHewitt RBAE XXXII 213 No. 41; Africa (Fang): Einstein 47.
F531.5.4.1. F531.5.4.1. Giant thinks shower of stones is snowfall. Wales: Baughman.
F531.5.4.2. F531.5.4.2. Giant’s head gnawed by foxes: thinks soot is falling on him. Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen III 150.
F531.5.5. F531.5.5. Giants repay loan with large interest. Cask of gold for ale, etc. Icelandic: Feilberg Jul II 56; Swedish: Runa IV (1843) 29, 30, 38, 45.
F531.5.6. F531.5.6. Giants‘ gifts to men.
F531.5.6.1. F531.5.6.1. Giants’ magic gifts return to original form in hands of men. (Cf. F451.5.1.4. and cross-references.) Broderius § 33; Icelandic: Arnason Legends of Iceland (London, 1864) I 148; German: Jahn Nos. 29, 217.
F531.5.6.2. F531.5.6.2. Giant‘s present: magic loaf producing inexhaustible harvest. India: Thompson-Balys.
F531.5.6.3. F531.5.6.3. Giant’s presents cease when source is disclosed. (Cf. F348.5.) Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen III 235.
F531.5.7. F531.5.7. Giants marry human beings. (Cf. F420.6.1, F460.4, and cross references.) Broderius § 30. – Irish myth: Cross; Missouri French: Carrière; Icelandic: Arnason Legends of Iceland (London, 1864) I 135, MacCulloch Eddic 278, 175, *Boberg; Norse: Norsk Folkminnelag I 63; Swedish: Runa IV (1843) 41 No. 72.
F531. F531. Giant wooes mortal woman. Jewish: Neuman.
F531. F531. Giant demands girl, but is killed in duel about her. (Cf. F610. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531. F531. Giantesses pursue men in order to marry them. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.5.7.1. F531.5.7.1. Mortal son of giant. Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531. F531. Mortal son of man and giantess. Icelandic: Flateyjarbók I 23, Boberg.
F531. F531. Giantess daughter of giant and abducted maiden (therefore helps hero). Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.5.8. F531.5.8. Giants and Christians.
F531.5.8.1. F531.5.8.1. Giants hostile to Christianity. Broderius § 25.
F531.5.8.2. F531.5.8.2. Giants exorcised by clergy. Icelandic: Arnason Legends of Iceland (London, 1864) I 138; West Indies: Flowers 435.
F531.5.8.3. F531.5.8.3. Giants Christianized. Broderius § 25; Irish myth: *Cross; Norwegian: Norske Sagn (Christiania, 1902) 119; German: Grimm Deutsche Sagen (1905) No. 137.
F531.5.9. F531.5.9. The giant on the ark. Noah saves a giant on the ark. Cannot enter but stays in the rigging. Noah sends him food through a hole. Dh I 283; Jewish: *Neuman.
F531.5.10. F531.5.10. Giant as servant to man. Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.5.10.1. F531.5.10.1. Giant driven by girl. Irish myth: Cross.
F531.5.10.2. F531.5.10.2. Giant maidens grind gold, peace, soldiers, salt, etc., on large stone mill. BP II 438ff.; Type 565; Icelandic: Herrmann Saxo II 140ff.; MacCulloch Eddic 282 – 83, Boberg.
F531.5.11. F531.5.11. Giant in contest with man. Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.5.11.1. F531.5.11.1. Giant wins walking contest against man. Irish myth: Cross.
F531.5.11.2. F531.5.11.2. Footrace between giant and mortal. Irish myth: Cross.
F531.5.12. F531.5.12. Giant insults hero by shaving his head and smearing it with cow dung. Irish myth: *Cross.
F531.5.13. F531.5.13. Giants like butter more than anything else. Get trough of butter in return for help. Icelandic: Egils saga einhenda 79, Boberg.
F531.5.14. F531.5.14. Man kills giant’s baby. Eskimo (Mackenzie Area): Jenness 83, (West Hudson Bay): Boas BAM XV 539.
F531.5.15. F531.5.15. Giants cause men to sin. Jewish: Neuman.
F531.6. F531.6. Other giant motifs.
F531.6.1. F531.6.1. Origin of giants. (Cf. F531. Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 275.
F531.6.1.1. F531.6.1.1. Sons of God and Daughters of men. Before the flood angels have relations with human women: origin of giants. Dh I 294; Krappe Studi e Materiali di Storia delle Religioni IX (1933) 157 – 172.
F531.6.1.2. F531.6.1.2. Giant is transformed man. Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.6.1.3. F531.6.1.3. Giant son of black cat. Icelandic: Flateyjarbók I 529, Boberg.
F531.6.1.4. F531.6.1.4. Gigantic son of king and mermaid. Icelandic: Þiðriks saga I 73, Boberg.
F531.6.1.5. F531.6.1.5. Giants as personifications. Icelandic: Herrmann Saxo II 580, MacCulloch Eddic 281.
F531.6.1.6. F531.6.1.6. Giant made of the venom from Elivagar. Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 326, Boberg.
F531.6.1.7. F531.6.1.7. Giants as sons of Ymir or Aurgelmir. (See A642, A831.2.)
F531.6.1.8. F531.6.1.8. Giants as reincarnated animals. Korean: Zong in-Sob 64.
F531.6.1.9. F531.6.1.9. Giants as descendants of Cain. (Cf. F535.0.1.) Jewish: Neuman.
F531.6.2. F531.6.2. Haunts of giants.
F531. F531. Giants in ”Risaland“ or ”Jotunheimar“ without nearer definition. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.6.2.1. F531.6.2.1. Giants live in mountains or caves. Broderius § 11. – Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg, Arnason Legends of Iceland (London, 1864) 135; Finnish-Swedish: Wessmann 67 No. 572; Jewish: Neuman.
F531.6.2.2. F531.6.2.2. Giants live under water.
F531. F531. Giants live under sea. Irish myth: Cross.
F531. F531. Giant lives under lake. Irish myth: *Cross.
F531. F531. Giant‘s home beneath waterfall in lake. Icelandic: *Boberg. Cf. Beowulf.
F531.6.2.3. F531.6.2.3. Giants’ live in the east. Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 81, *Boberg.
F531.6.2.4. F531.6.2.4. Giants live in the utmost northwest. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.6.2.5. F531.6.2.5. Giants live at the world‘s end. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.6.2.6. F531.6.2.6. Giants in a region of darkness and cold. Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 321, Herrmann Saxo II 583ff., 601.
F531.6.2.7. F531.6.2.7. Giants in wild forests. Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 280.
F531.6.3. F531.6.3. Homes of giants. Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: Herrmann Saxo II 586ff., 595, MacCulloch Eddic 276, Boberg.
F531. F531. Men not to disclose giant’s home. (Cf. C420.) Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen III 231.
F531.6.3.1. F531.6.3.1. Giants live in castles (raths, duns) (ruins of which may still be seen). Broderius § 11; Irish myth: *Cross; English: Wells 59 (The Turke and Gowin); Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 319, 282; German: Grimm Deutsche Sagen (1905) Nos. 16, 20.
F531.6.3.2. F531.6.3.2. Giant lives in fairyland. Irish myth: *Cross.
F531.6.4. F531.6.4. Age of giants.
F531.6.4.1. F531.6.4.1. Giants have great age. Calculated by age of wood. Broderius § 35; Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 276, Boberg; Tirol: Zingerle (1891) Nos. 173, 187, 190; Jewish: *Neuman.
F531.6.4.2. F531.6.4.2. Giants live to be eighteen thousand years old. Chinese: Werner 387.
F531.6.4.3. F531.6.4.3. Giant immortal. Jewish: Neuman.
F531.6.5. F531.6.5. Giants as magicians. Broderius § 33; *Höttges FFC CXXII 145; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: Arnason Legends of Iceland (London, 1864) I 122, 131, 148, *Boberg; German: Grimm Deutsche Sagen (1907) No. 318.4.
F531.6.5.1. F531.6.5.1. Giants can make selves invisible. (Cf. F531. Irish myth: *Cross; Norwegian: Norsk Folkminnelag XIII 23; Finnish-Swedish: Landtmann Finlands Svenska Folkdiktning VIII 538.
F531.6.5.2. F531.6.5.2. Giants large or small at will. Broderius § 17; Icelandic: Saxo ed. Elton 26, MacCulloch Eddic 277, *Boberg; German: Henne-Am Rhyn Nos. 441, 562, 225, 365, 444.
F531.6.5.3. F531.6.5.3. Giant has wound-healing balm. Dickson 187 nn. 61 – 62; Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 230, *Boberg; Missouri French: Carrière.
F531.6.5.4. F531.6.5.4. Giants as controllers of the elements. *Höttges FFC CXXII 72f., 256; Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 75ff., 276, *Boberg.
F531.6.6. F531.6.6. Giants as builders of great structures. Broderius § 2; Wünsche Teufel 19; **Höttges FFC CXXII 49ff., 218ff.; Irish myth: *Cross; English: Wells 80 (Sir Tristrem); Icelandic: Arnason Legends of Iceland (London, 1864) I 49, MacCulloch Eddic 276, 278, 286, Boberg; Danish: Kristensen Danske Sagn III (1895) 25ff., (1931) 15ff. (churches); Fb ”kirke“ II 124a; Finnish-Swedish: Wessman 67 No. 580, 68 No. 582, 69f. Nos. 593 – 97; Lithuanian: Balys Index No. 3714.
F531.6.6.1. F531.6.6.1. Giants by night move buildings built by men in day. Broderius § 3. – Norwegian: Norsk Folkminnelag II 28; Danish: Kristensen Danske Sagn III (1892) 174ff., (1931) 127ff. (churches); Fb ”kirke“ II 124a; Finnish-Swedish: Landtman Finlands Svenska Folkdiktning VII (Helsingfors 1919) 553.
F531.6.6.2. F531.6.6.2. Giant builds hill for his home. England: Baughman.
F531.6.6.3. F531.6.6.3. Giant digs trench for course of Severn River. England: Baughman.
F531.6.6.4. F531.6.6.4. Giant makes cleft in rock when he misses another giant with spade blow. England: Baughman.
F531.6.6.5. F531.6.6.5. Giant and his wife build Roman road in a trice. Giant paves; wife brings stones. England: Baughman.
F531.6.7. F531.6.7. Giant‘s treasure. (Cf. F531. *Höttges FFC CXXII 143; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: Herrmann Saxo II 583ff., MacCulloch Eddic 277 (Sutting’s poetic mead, runes), Snorra Edda Gylf. IV and XV (Mimir‘s well), Snorra Edda Skald. XXXII (gold); Estonian: Veckenstedt Sagen der Zamaiten (Heidelberg, 1883) II 141 No. 4, 200 No. 24; Hesse-Nassau: Zaunert 61.
F531.6.7.1. F531.6.7.1. Giant possesses treasure. Broderius § 13. – Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 279 (Alvaldi’s gold), 84 (magic objects); Norwegian: Norske Folkminnelag XIII 29; Faröe: Zs. f. Vksk. II 6 No. 6; Swiss: Jegerlehner Oberwallis 92 No. 117; Styria: Henne-Am Rhyn No. 225.
F531. F531. Giants have animals (dogs, etc.) Icelandic: Herrmann Saxo II 591, 593, 595; MacCulloch Eddic 66, 85, 88, 111, 230, 276 – 77, *Boberg.
F531. F531. Giants‘ ship (Naglfar). Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 340.
F531.6.7.2. F531.6.7.2. Giant obtains treasure from man. Irish myth: Cross.
F531. F531. Giant steals from man (fish, sheep, sword). Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.6.8. F531.6.8. Mutual relations of giants.
F531.6.8.1. F531.6.8.1. Giant in love with giantess. Broderius § 30; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; Norse: Norsk Folkminnelag XIII 29; Danish: Thiele Danmarks Folkesagn (København, 1843) II 47; German: Grimm Deutsche Sagen (1907) No. 319.
F531.6.8.2. F531.6.8.2. Giants pursue giant women. Broderius § 30; Irish myth: *Cross; Swedish: Runa IV (1843) 27 No. 10; German: Grimm Deutsche Sagen (1907) No. 318.4; Tirol: Zingerle (1891) 176 – 180.
F531.6.8.3. F531.6.8.3. Enmity (competition) between giants. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531. F531. Giants and giantesses fight about treasures. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531. F531. Giant steals from giant. Icelandic: Boberg.
F531. F531. Giants wrestle with each other. India: Thompson-Balys.
F531.6.8.4. F531.6.8.4. Giants’ festivities. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531. F531. One giant invites another to a feast (wedding). Latter must be satisfied that food is plentiful. Lithuanian: Balys Index No. 3713.
F531.6.8.5. F531.6.8.5. Giants‘ social relations.
F531. F531. Giants have king, queen. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531. F531. Giants have parliament. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.6.8.6. F531.6.8.6. Giants have children. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.6.8.7. F531.6.8.7. Giants meet successively larger giants. Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 261.
F531.6.8.8. F531.6.8.8. Giant does not grow until another giant causes him to do so. Eskimo (Greenland): Holm 8.
F531.6.9. F531.6.9. Giants as warriors (in army). Broderius § 32; Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; Bohemian: Jungbauer Böhmerwald Sagen (Jena, 1924).
F531.6.10. F531.6.10. Other occupations of giants.
F531.6.10.1. F531.6.10.1. Giant as smith. Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 282, *Boberg.
F531.6.11. F531.6.11. Antipathies of giants.
F531.6.11.1. F531.6.11.1. Giants fear lightning. Broderius § 27; Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 278, 285; Swedish: Henne-Am Rhyn No. 609; German: Zaunert Westfäliche 1.
F531.6.12. F531.6.12. Disappearance or death of giants. **Höttges FFC CXXII 75; Irish myth: *Cross.
F531.6.12.1. F531.6.12.1. Disappearance of giants. Broderius § 28.
F531. F531. Giant disappears in mist. (Cf. F531.6.5.1.) Irish myth: Cross.
F531. F531. Giant cursed. Irish myth: Cross.
F531.6.12.2. F531.6.12.2. Sunlight turns giant or troll to stone. Broderius § 7; Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 277, 282, 285, Corpus Poeticum Boreale I 154, Arnason Legends of Iceland (London, 1864) I 124, Boberg.
F531.6.12.3. F531.6.12.3. Slain giant turns to salt stone. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.6.12.4. F531.6.12.4. Giants killed by lightning or thunder (personified in the thunder-god). (Cf. F531.6.11.1.) Icelandic: Herrmann Saxo II 592, MacCulloch Eddic 69ff., Boberg.
F531.6.12.5. F531.6.12.5. Giant killed by earthquake. Icelandic: Þiðriks saga I 80, Boberg.
F531.6.12.6. F531.6.12.6. Giant slain by man. (Cf. F531.6.9, F628.2.3, G500.) Icelandic: *Boberg; Jewish: *Neuman; Koryak: Jochelson JE VI 374f.; Eskimo (Mackenzie Area): Jenness 83, (West Hudson Bay): Boas BAM XV 315, 537f.
F531. F531. Giant destroyed by army. Jewish: Neuman.
F531.6.12.7. F531.6.12.7. Giants driven away by men. Icelandic: Boberg.
F531.6.12.8. F531.6.12.8. Giant drowned.
F531. F531. Giants drowned (in Ymir’s blood). Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 324, Snorra Edda skaldsk. ch. II, Boberg.
F531. F531. Giant drowned in Deluge. (Cf. A1010.) Jewish: Neuman.
F531.6.13. F531.6.13. Graves of giants. Broderius § 12; **Höttges FFC CXXII 75ff., 256f.; Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: Arnason Legends of Iceland (London, 1864) I 40, 51, 53, 148; Danish: Kristensen Danske Sagn III (1895) 13ff., (1931) 8ff., VI 74; Finnish-Swedish: Wessman 67 No. 577; Faröe: Zs. f. Vksk. II 18.
F531.6.13.1. F531.6.13.1. Giants enchanted in caverns. Broderius § 34; Swedish: Runa (1847) 34 No. 9; Tirol: Henne-Am Rhyn 2 No. 628.
F531.6.13.2. F531.6.13.2. Giant enchanted in car. Icelandic: Hálfdanar saga Br. 574, Boberg.
F531.6.14. F531.6.14. Ghost of giant. Broderius § 17; *Höttges FFC CXXII 133; Westphalia: Zaunert Westfälische 5; Ditmarsch: Zs. f. Vksk. VIII 210; Tirol: Zingerle (1891) Nos. 41, 206, 357.
F531.6.15. F531.6.15. Giants and supernatural beings.
F531.6.15.1. F531.6.15.1. Giants and gods in fight. Icelandic: Corpus Poeticum Boreale I 151, MacCulloch Eddic 83 – 84, 91, 179, 275 ff.
F531.6.15.2. F531.6.15.2. Love relations between giants and other supernatural beings. (Cf. F531.6.8.1.) Icelandic: Corpus Poeticum Boreale I 119, cf. O. Lundberg in Arctos Svecica 2, Ups. 1944, 5ff., Herrmann Saxo II 97ff., MacCulloch Eddic 47ff., 82, 91, 110, 158, 181, Boberg.
F531.6.15.3. F531.6.15.3. Giants and dwarfs friendly. Eskimo (Mackenzie Area): Jenness 83, (Central): Boas RBAE VI 635.
F531.6.16. F531.6.16. Attendants of the giants.
F531.6.16.1. F531.6.16.1. Giants‘ watchman (Eggther). Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 276, Boberg.
F531.6.16.2. F531.6.16.2. Giant’s animals help him in fight. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.6.16.3. F531.6.16.3. Man as servant of giant. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F531.6.17. F531.6.17. Other acts of giants.
F531.6.17.1. F531.6.17.1. Giants dance. *Fb ”danse“ I 93a.
F531.6.17.2. F531.6.17.2. Giant inflates self and floats through air. (Cf. F531.6.5.2.) Malone PMLA XLIII 412.
F531. F531. Giant flies over water like bird. Irish myth: *Cross.
F531.6.17.3. F531.6.17.3. Eagle carries giant to its nest. Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. ”aigle“.
F531.6.17.4. F531.6.17.4. Giant plays musical instrument. Irish myth: Cross.
F531.6.17.5. F531.6.17.5. Giant herdsman. Irish myth: Cross.
F531.6.17.6. F531.6.17.6. Giant rolls like wheel. Irish myth: Cross.
F531.6.17.7. F531.6.17.7. Giants are wise. Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 277, 127, *Boberg.
F532. F532. Remarkably broad man. Köhler-Bolte I 403; Jewish: Neuman.
F533. F533. Remarkably tall man. (Cf. F531.2.1.) Köhler-Bolte I 403; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: Þiðriks saga I 345, Boberg; Jewish: *Neuman; Marquesas: Handy 126; Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 392; Fiji: ibid. 472; Tuamotu: ibid. 471.
F535. F535. Pygmy. Remarkably small man. Also called ”dwarf“. To be distinguished from the dwarfs who live in the woods and inhabit underground places (F451). *Schoepperle Tristan and Isolt I 242 n. 6; *Frazer Pausanias II 107; *Chauvin VII 15 No. 373C n. 1; Irish myth: *Cross; English: Hartland Science 179; Icelandic: *Boberg; Greek: Fox 256; Arabian: Burton Nights V 252 n; Jewish: Neuman; India: *Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Werner 386; N. A. Indian (Cherokee): Alexander N. Am. 68; African: *Werner African 258ff.
F535.0.1. F535.0.1. Pygmies descendants of Cain. (Cf. F531.6.1.9.) Jewish: Neuman.
F535.1. F535.1. Thumbling. Person the size of a thumb. *Types 327B, 700; *BP I 361, 389; Fb ”tomling“; Saintyves Contes de Perrault 245ff., 314ff.; *Hdwb. d. Märch. s.v. ”Daumling“; India: *Thompson-Balys.
F535.1.1. F535.1.1. Adventures of thumbling. See Type 700 for detailed adventures.
F535.1.1.1. F535.1.1.1. Thumbling drives wagon by sitting in horse‘s ear. Type 700; BP I 389.
F535. F535. Thumbling drives mule. India: Thompson-Balys.
F535.1.1.2. F535.1.1.2. Thumbling carried up chimney by steam of food. *Type 700; BP I 389.
F535.1.1.3. F535.1.1.3. Thumbling lies by sleeping man. Is blown to window by man’s breath. BP I 397.
F535.1.1.4. F535.1.1.4. Thumbling in danger of being sucked in by man‘s breath. BP I 397.
F535.1.1.5. F535.1.1.5. Thumbling lost in animal track. India: Thompson-Balys.
F535.1.1.6. F535.1.1.6. Thumbling has cat as riding-horse. India: Thompson-Balys.
F535.1.1.7. F535.1.1.7. Thumbling swallowed by animals. German: Grimm No. 37, 45.
F535.1.1.8. F535.1.1.8. Thumbling imprisoned in a sausage. German: Grimm No. 45.
F535.1.1.9. F535.1.1.9. Thumbling sold as freak. German: Grimm No. 37.
F535.1.1.10. F535.1.1.10. Thumbling hides in small place.
F535. F535. Thumbling hides under thimble in table drawer. German: Grimm No. 45.
F535. F535. Thumbling hides in a snail shell, in a mouse hole. German: Grimm No. 37.
F535.1.1.11. F535.1.1.11. Thumbling as accomplice to robbers. German: Grimm No. 37, 45.
F535. F535. Thumbling steals by entering keyhole. German: Grimm No. 37, 45.
F535.1.1.12. F535.1.1.12. Thumbling carries needle as sword. German: Grimm No. 45.
F535.1.1.13. F535.1.1.13. Thumbling carried in pocket. German: Grimm No. 90.
F535.1.1.14. F535.1.1.14. Thumbling carried on hat brim. (See F531. for a similar motif.) German: Grimm No. 37.
F535.2. F535.2. Pygmies of various sizes.
F535.2.1. F535.2.1. Pygmies nine inches tall. Chinese: Werner 386.
F535.2.2. F535.2.2. Man so small he can go through eye of needle. BP I 397.
F535.2.3. F535.2.3. Man so small he dances in spider web. BP I 397.
F535.2.4. F535.2.4. Man so small he can put his head through a mote in a sunbeam. BP I 397.
F535.2.5. F535.2.5. Man so small that he rides on an ant. Ant treads him underfoot. BP I 397.
F535.2.6. F535.2.6. Pygmy stands on man’s hand. Irish myth: *Cross.
F535.2.7. F535.2.7. Person (poet, child) only ”fist high.“ Irish myth: *Cross.
F535.2.8. F535.2.8. Little soldiers with officer on rabbit (long needles and knives for weapons). Chinese: Graham.
F535.3. F535.3. Dress of pygmies.
F535.3.1. F535.3.1. Pygmies dressed in copper. Finnish: Kalevala rune 2.
F535.3.2. F535.3.2. Pygmies dressed in red. Chinese: Werner 386.
F535.4. F535.4. Characteristics of pygmies.
F535.4.1. F535.4.1. Sexes of pygmies distinguished. A slight beard on men; long tresses on women. Chinese: Werner 386.
F535.4.2. F535.4.2. Pygmies with upturned feet. S. A. Indian: Métraux BBAE CXLIII (3) 712.
F535.4.3. F535.4.3. Noseless pygmies. (Cf. F514.1.) Jewish: Neuman.
F535.5. F535.5. Deeds of pygmies.
F535.5.1. F535.5.1. War of pygmies and cranes. Greek: *Frazer Pausanias II 107; *Fb ”trane“ III 835b.
F535.5.1.1. F535.5.1.1. Battle between giants and dwarfs; dwarfs win. (Cf. F531.) Africa (Fang): Einstein 71.
F535.6. F535.6. Kingdom of pygmies.
F535.6.1. F535.6.1. Underground pygmy kingdom. Tupper and Ogle Walter Map 17.

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