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Group No. 103


F. Marvels

Group No.

F540 – F599

Group name

Remarkable persons II


F540. F540. Remarkable physical organs.
F541. F541. Remarkable eyes. (Cf. F512.) Irish myth: *Cross; India: Thompson-Balys.
F541.1. F541.1. Flashing eyes. Irish myth: Cross.
F541.1.1. F541.1.1. Eyes flash fire. Greek: Fox 9 (Typhon).
F541.1.2. F541.1.2. Eyes flash lightning. N. A. Indian (Navaho): Matthews MAFLS V 123.
F541.1.3. F541.1.3. Eyes of live coals. Köhler-Bolte I 403.
F541.1.4. F541.1.4. Serpent-eye. Eyes so keen that man is supposed to have serpents in them. De Vries Zs. f. deutsche Philologie XIII (1928) 289; Icelandic: Sörlaþáttr (FAS I) 406, Völundarkvida, stanza 16, Ragnars saga Loðbrókar 136, *Boberg.
F541.2. F541.2. Eye with picture in the pupil. Witch with picture of cat (dog) in pupil. *Fb ”øje“ III 1166a, ”kattekilling“ II 111.
F541.3. F541.3. Eye with several pupils.
F541.3.1. F541.3.1. Eye with two pupils. Fb ”øje“ III 1166a. – Chinese: Ferguson
F541.3.2. F541.3.2. Eye with three pupils. Irish myth: *Cross.
F541.3.3. F541.3.3. Eye with four pupils. Irish myth: *Cross.
F541.3.4. F541.3.4. Eye with seven pupils. (Cf. A526.5.) Irish myth: *Cross.
F541.4. F541.4. Eye must be rubbed before it can see. Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. ”oeil“.
F541.5. F541.5. One of man’s (giant‘s) eyes protrudes, other recedes. (Cf. F1041.16.2.) Irish myth: *Cross.
F541.5.1. F541.5.1. Single eye protrudes from forehead. Irish myth: *Cross.
F541.6. F541.6. Eyes remarkable as to color.
F541.6.1. F541.6.1. One eye brown, other blue. Irish myth: Cross.
F541.6.2. F541.6.2. Person has red eye. Irish myth: Cross.
F541.7. F541.7. Eye with remarkably heavy lid. Requires four men to lift it, or the like. (Cf. F511.1, G631.) Irish myth: Cross.
F541.8. F541.8. Eye recedes into head. Irish myth: *Cross.
F541.9. F541.9. Eyes shed tears of blood. (Cf. H71.8.) Jewish: Neuman.
F541.10. F541.10. Eyes impervious to iron lances. Jewish: Neuman.
F541.11. F541.11. Removable eyes. Jewish: Neuman; Africa: Weeks Jungle 126ff.
F542. F542. Remarkable ears. (Cf. F511.2.) India: Thompson-Balys.
F542.1. F542.1. Long ears. People must hold them up so as not to impede walking. Liebrecht 90f.; Cosquin Contes indiens 179; Chinese: Werner 389; Indonesian: Kruyt Het Animisme 350; Malay: Gerth van Wijk Tijdschrift voor Indische Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde XXXV 272; Papua: Landtman Nos. 135, 145, 163.
F542.2. F542.2. Big ears. One used as mattress and one as a covering, and the like. India: Thompson-Balys; New Guinea: Rutland Journal of the Polynesian Society VI (1897) 213 – 215.
F543. F543. Remarkable nose. (Cf. F514.) India: Thompson-Balys.
F543.1. F543.1. Remarkably long nose. *Fb ”næse“ II 716b, ”kjælling“ II 146b.
F543.1.1. F543.1.1. Long nose used as poker. Fb. ”næse“ II 716b.
F543.1.2. F543.1.2. Long nose used as hen roost. Fb ”næse“ III 716b.
F543.1.3. F543.1.3. Remarkably long, hooked nose. Irish myth: Cross.
F543.2. F543.2. Remarkably large nose. Tobler 63.
F543.3. F543.3. Nose turned upside down. India: Thompson-Balys.
F543.4. F543.4. Remarkable nostrils. Jewish: Neuman.
F544. F544. Remarkable mouth. (Cf. F513, F531.1.4, F531.1.6.2.)
F544.0.1. F544.0.1. Remarkably large mouth. Irish myth: *Cross.
F544.0.1.1. F544.0.1.1. Mouth opens so wide that lungs (gullet) may be seen. Irish myth: *Cross.
F544.0.2. F544.0.2. Man’s mouth, from fear of sea-monster under lake, ”distended to both his ears.“ Irish myth: *Cross.
F544.0.3. F544.0.3. Mouth of man emits flames when open for speech. Jewish: *Neuman.
F544.0.4. F544.0.4. Mouth open to drink for forty days. Jewish: Neuman.
F544.1. F544.1. Remarkable lips.
F544.1.1. F544.1.1. Upper lip curls over nostril; lower hangs down to neck. Malone PMLA XLIII 401.
F544.1.2. F544.1.2. When sad, man lets one lip fall to stomach; other makes hood over his head. Welsh: MacCulloch Celtic 190.
F544.1.3. F544.1.3. Lips on side of face. Irish myth: *Cross.
F544.1.4. F544.1.4. Lips used as a spear. Oceanic: Beckwith Myth 200.
F544.2. F544.2. Remarkable tongue. Irish myth: Cross.
F544.2.1. F544.2.1. Golden tongue. Jamaica: *Beckwith MAFLS XVII 278 No. 90.
F544.2.2. F544.2.2. Long tongue. India: Thompson-Balys.
F544.2.2.1. F544.2.2.1. Long tongue cut out and used to bridge a stream. *Penzer VI 10 n. 4.
F544.2.3. F544.2.3. Tongue with hair growing from it. India: Thompson-Balys.
F544.2.4. F544.2.4. Tongue with thorns. India: Thompson-Balys.
F544.3. F544.3. Remarkable teeth. Irish myth: Cross; Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys.
F544.3.1. F544.3.1. Golden teeth. Icelandic: Boberg; Jamaica: *Beckwith MAFLS XVII 278 No. 90.
F544.3.2. F544.3.2. Teeth of angered saint give off sparks. (Cf. F552.1.2.) Irish myth: Cross.
F544.3.2.1. F544.3.2.1. Luminous tooth of saint. Irish myth: *Cross.
F544.3.3. F544.3.3. Blue teeth. Jewish: Neuman; Icelandic: Boberg.
F544.3.3.1. F544.3.3.1. Blue, protruding teeth of one and a half elbow-length. Icelandic: Boberg.
F544.3.4. F544.3.4. Saints’ teeth last for 300 years. Irish myth: Cross.
F544.3.5. F544.3.5. Remarkably long teeth. Jewish: Neuman.
F544.3.6. F544.3.6. Tooth travels automatically. Africa (Dzalamo): Meinhof ZsES XI 283.
F545. F545. Other facial features. Irish myth: Cross.
F545.1. F545.1. Remarkable beard. Jewish: *Neuman.
F545.1.0.1. F545.1.0.1. Beardless man. Irish myth: Cross.
F545.1.1. F545.1.1. Blue beard. *Type 312.
F545.1.1.1. F545.1.1.1. Green beard. Moe Samlede Skrifter III 289f.; English: Gawayne and the Green Knight.
F545.1.1.2. F545.1.1.2. Golden mustache. India: Thompson-Balys.
F545.1.2. F545.1.2. Beard projected over beams of great hall. Welsh: MacCulloch Celtic 190.
F545.1.3. F545.1.3. Beard grows through table. (Usually told of king asleep in mountain.) Hartland Science 217; *BP III 460; Fb ”sten“ III 554a.
F545.1.4. F545.1.4. Beard shelters fifty men from rain. Irish myth: Cross.
F545.1.5. F545.1.5. Bearded woman. (Cf. T321.1.) Irish myth: Cross.
F545.1.5.1. F545.1.5.1. Enormously fat woman with beard. India: Thompson-Balys.
F545.1.6. F545.1.6. Beard travels detached from owners. Africa (Dzalamo): Meinhof ZsES XI 284.
F545.2. F545.2. Remarkable forehead. Jewish: Neuman.
F545.2.1. F545.2.1. Gold star on forehead. *Type 400, 533; *Roberts 188; BP I 102, II 275; Köhler-Bolte I 420; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. ”étoiles“; Italian: Basile Pentamerone III No. 2.
F545.2.2. F545.2.2. Horns on forehead. Jewish: Neuman; India: *Thompson-Balys; Tuamotu: Stimson MS (T-G 2/27).
F545.2.3. F545.2.3. Man with inscription on forehead. Jewish: Neuman.
F545.2.4. F545.2.4. Man with forehead of iron. S. A. Indian (Toba): Métraux MAFLS XL 75f.
F545.3. F545.3. Remarkable cheek.
F545.3.1. F545.3.1. One cheek white, other red. Irish myth: *Cross.
F545.3.2. F545.3.2. Yellow, green, blue, purple spot on cheek. Irish myth: *Cross.
F545.4. F545.4. Face covered with long moss. French Canadian: Sister Marie Ursule.
F546. F546. Remarkable breast. (Cf. F232.2, F441.2.1.2, F460.1.2, F531.1.5.1.) India: Thompson-Balys.
F546.1. F546.1. Breast broad and made of glittering metal. Africa (Kaffir): Theal 150.
F546.2. F546.2. Woman with three breasts. Irish myth: Cross; India: Thompson-Balys.
F546.3. F546.3. Star (cross) on breast. Panzer Hilde-Gudrun 207; Dixon 48; Icelandic: Lagerholm Drei Lygisögur 87, Boberg.
F546.4. F546.4. Thorns around nipples. India: Thompson-Balys.
F546.5. F546.5. Woman with breasts hot enough to cook food. (Cf. F593.) India: Thompson-Balys.
F546.6. F546.6. Milk in man’s breast. Jewish: Neuman.
F547. F547. Remarkable sexual organs. Irish myth: *Cross.
F547.1. F547.1. Toothed private parts. (Cf. F547.3.3.) N. A. Indian: Thompson Tales 309 n. 115.
F547.1.1. F547.1.1. Vagina dentata. Woman kills her husbands with her toothed vagina. India: *Thompson-Balys; Marquesas: Handy 100; Tuamotu: Beckwith Myth 289; Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen I 305, Holm 87; N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 309 n. 115, Hatt Asiatic Influences 85ff., (California): Gayton and Newman 72.
F547.2. F547.2. Hermaphrodite. Person with both male and female sexual organs. Greek: *Pauly-Wissowa s.v. ”Hermaphroditos“; N. A. Indian (Navaho): Matthews MAFLS V 70; Icelandic: Boberg.
F547.2.1. F547.2.1. Hermaphrodite pygmies. N. A. Indian (Tsimshian): Alexander N. Am. 257.
F547.3. F547.3. Extraordinary penis. India: Thompson-Balys.
F547.3.1. F547.3.1. Long penis. India: *Thompson-Balys.
F547.3.2. F547.3.2. Penis that eats and drinks. India: Thompson-Balys.
F547.3.3. F547.3.3. Toothed penis. India: Thompson-Balys.
F547.3.4. F547.3.4. Penis tatooed with name of God. Jewish: Neuman.
F547.3.5. F547.3.5. Man‘s genitals hidden in his body. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 31.
F547.3.6. F547.3.6. Penis cuts down trees. N. A. Indian (Klikitat): Jacobs U Wash II 29.
F547.4. F547.4. Extraordinary clitoris. India: Thompson-Balys.
F547.5. F547.5. Extraordinary vagina. (Cf. F547.1.1.)
F547.5.1. F547.5.1. Removable vagina. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 113, 186.
F547.5.2. F547.5.2. Enormous vagina. India: Thompson-Balys.
F547.5.3. F547.5.3. Eye in vagina. India: Thompson-Balys.
F547.5.4. F547.5.4. Double vagina. India: Thompson-Balys.
F547.5.5. F547.5.5. Vagina as bag. India: Thompson-Balys.
F547.5.6. F547.5.6. Vagina in forehead. India: Thompson-Balys.
F547.5.7. F547.5.7. Vagina in armpit. India: Thompson-Balys.
F547.5.8. F547.5.8. Saw in vagina. (Cf. F547.1.1.) India: Thompson-Balys.
F547.5.9. F547.5.9. Hair in vagina which becomes a mantis. India: Thompson-Balys.
F547.5.10. F547.5.10. Woman with privates like dog’s. Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen III 111.
F547.6. F547.6. Remarkable pubic hairs. India: Thompson-Balys.
F547.6.1. F547.6.1. Remarkably long pubic hair. Irish myth: *Cross.
F547.7. F547.7. Enormous testicles. Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen III 75.
F548. F548. Remarkable legs. Irish myth: Cross.
F548.0.1. F548.0.1. Pointed leg. S. A. Indian (Toba): Métraux MAFLS XL 75f.
F548.1. F548.1. Person with black knee. (Cf. F527.5.) Irish myth: *Cross.
F548.1.1. F548.1.1. Person with white knee. Irish myth: Cross.
F551. F551. Remarkable feet. (Cf. F517.1.) Irish myth: Cross.
F551.1. F551.1. Animal foot on human being.
F551.1.1. F551.1.1. Man with snake-like feet. Greek: Fox 68 (Erichtheus).
F551.1.2. F551.1.2. Person with horse’s foot. Tobler Epiphanie der Seele 62; Icelandic: Boberg.
F551.1.2.1. F551.1.2.1. Woman with horseshoe on one foot. *Fb ”hestesko“ I 604a.
F551.1.3. F551.1.3. Man with dog’s feet. Icelandic: Hrólfs saga Kr. 54ff., Boberg.
F551.2. F551.2. Feet with unusual number of toes. Irish: MacCulloch Celtic 143 (seven), *Cross; Icelandic: Boberg.
F551.3. F551.3. Remarkably pretty white feet. Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 103, *Boberg.
F551.4. F551.4. Remarkably ugly feet (and hands). Icelandic: Boberg.
F551.5. F551.5. Single-footed people lie on their backs and shade themselves from sun with their soles. India: Thompson-Balys.
F552. F552. Remarkable hands. (Cf. F515, F531.1.6.7, F551.4.) Japanese: Ikeda.
F552.1. F552.1. Hands with unusual fingers.
F552.1.1. F552.1.1. Hands with unusual number of fingers. Irish myth: *Cross.
F552.1.2. F552.1.2. Fingers of saint (angel) give light or fire. (Cf. F544.3.2.) *Loomis White Magic 34; Irish myth: *Cross; Jewish: Neuman.
F552.1.3. F552.1.3. Extraordinary fingernails. (Cf. G11.11.1.) Eskimo (Greenland): Holm 87, Rasmussen III 79; Oceania: *Lessa MS.
F552.1.4. F552.1.4. Human fingers not separated. Jewish: Neuman.
F552.1.5. F552.1.5. Milk from finger. Jewish: Neuman.
F552.2. F552.2. Remarkably strong hands. (Cf. F610.) Tonga: Beckwith Myth 486.
F552.3. F552.3. Remarkably pretty white hands. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F552.4. F552.4. Marvelous hand without wrist. Irish myth: *Cross.
F554. F554. Person remarkable as to his blood.
F554.1. F554.1. Person with pink fluid in place of blood. Irish myth: Cross.
F554.2. F554.2. Person with extraordinary amount of blood. Irish myth: Cross.
F555. F555. Remarkable hair. (Cf. F521, F531.1.6.3.) Irish myth: *Cross.
F555.1. F555.1. Gold hair. *Types 314, 504, 533; BP II 275, III 97, IV 271, 351, 409; *Fb ”guldhår“ I 513, IV 191b, ”hår“ I 771b; *Aarne FFC XCII 94ff. – Icelandic: Hdwb. d. Märch. I 431a n. 27, MacCulloch Eddic 266, Boberg; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. ”cheveux“, ”belle“, ”or“; India: *Thompson-Balys.
F555.1.1. F555.1.1. Person with hair partially golden. Irish myth: *Cross.
F555.2. F555.2. Silver hair. *Type 533; BP II 275.
F555.3. F555.3. Very long hair. Child V 482 s.v. ”hair“; Icelandic: Boberg; India: *Thompson-Balys.
F555.3.0.1. F555.3.0.1. Hair recedes into head. Irish myth: Cross.
F555.3.1. F555.3.1. Nude woman clothed in own hair (Godiva). *Fb ”hår“ I 771b; Type 710; *BP I 21; England: Baughman.
F555.3.1.1. F555.3.1.1. Girl‘s hair spreads on ground so that it hides her. India: Thompson-Balys.
F555.3.2. F555.3.2. Holy man’s hair of enormous length, so long has he remained praying at one spot. India: *Thompson-Balys.
F555.3.3. F555.3.3. Hair so long that girl can cover herself with it. Icelandic: Gunnlaugs saga Ormstunga ch. V 13, ed. Altnord, Text bibl. 1908, Boberg.
F555.3.4. F555.3.4. Rapid growth of hair as protection against being seen nude. *Loomis White Magic 95f.
F555.4. F555.4. Very thick hair. Irish myth: Cross.
F555.5. F555.5. Multi-colored hair. Irish myth: *Cross.
F555.5.1. F555.5.1. Person with three heads of hair. (Cf. A526.4.) Irish myth: *Cross.
F555.6. F555.6. Man has drop of blood on end of each hair. Irish myth: *Cross.
F555.7. F555.7. Poisonous white hair in eyebrow that causes death to the first person who sees it each day. Irish myth: *Cross.
F555.8. F555.8. Hair so stiff that apples falling on it would be impaled. Irish myth: *Cross.
F555.8.1. F555.8.1. Hair above heart so stiff it rends five garments. Jewish: Neuman.
F555.9. F555.9. Hair so curly that nuts falling on it would be held. Irish myth: *Cross.
F555.10. F555.10. Hair emits sound. Jewish: Neuman; Eskimo (Greenland): Holm 75.
F556. F556. Remarkable voice. (Cf. X937).
F556.1. F556.1. Voice made rough by swallowing hot iron. Africa (Kaffir): Theal 119, (Basuto): Jacottet 64 No. 10.
F556.1.1. F556.1.1. Voice made smooth by swallowing hot iron. Africa (Bechuana): Arbousset et Daumas Voyage d’exploration au Nord-Est de la Colonie du Cap de Bonne-Espérence (Paris, 1842) 119f., Fraser FLJ VII 167f., (Basuto): Jacottet I 62f. No. 10.
F556.1.2. F556.1.2. Voice made smooth by having ant bite tongue. Africa (Mwimbe): Browne The Vanishing Tribes of Kenya (London, 1925) 211ff.
F556.2. F556.2. Voice changed by work of silversmith (goldsmith). Jamaica: Beckwith MAFLS XVII 242 No. 17; N. Am. Negro (Georgia): Harris 236 No. 40.
F556.3. F556.3. Voice changed by medicine. Africa (Hausa): Rattray II 14ff. No. 23, (Madagascar): Renel I 247ff. No. 46.
F556.4. F556.4. Saint‘s voice heard from considerable distance. *Loomis White Magic 53; Irish myth: Cross.
F557. F557. Removable organs. India: Thompson-Balys; Ibo (Nigeria): Basden 140 (nose, feet, hands, face).
F557.1. F557.1. Removable brain. Saint‘s brain kept in a missile ball. Irish: Plummer xxxiv.
F558. F558. Man covered with horn. Irish myth: *Cross; Norse: Panzer Sigfrid 66.
F558.1. F558.1. Double-skinned tribe. India: Thompson-Balys.
F559. F559. Remarkable physical organs – miscellaneous.
F559.1. F559.1. Person with jointless bodies of bone. Irish myth: Cross.
F559.2. F559.2. Long navel. India: *Thompson-Balys.
F559.3. F559.3. Extraordinary excrement. India: Thompson-Balys.
F559.3.1. F559.3.1. Excreta is so fiery it starts great fires. India: Thompson-Balys.
F559.4. F559.4. Remarkable skull.
F559.4.1. F559.4.1. Skull has words miraculously written on it. Jewish: Neuman.
F559.5. F559.5. Remarkable neck.
F559.5.1. F559.5.1. Neck as hard as ivory. Jewish: Neuman.
F559.6. F559.6. Extraordinary stomach.
F559.6.1. F559.6.1. Stomach attains immense proportions by overeating. Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen III 155.
F559.7. F559.7. Remarkable heart. Irish myth: Cross.
F559.7.1. F559.7.1. Person with three hearts. Irish myth: *Cross.
F559.7.2. F559.7.2. Adder grows in heart of man. Irish myth: *Cross.
F559.8. F559.8. Extraordinary urine.
F559.8.1. F559.8.1. Person’s urine melts rocks. Irish myth: Cross.
F560. F560. Unusual manner of life. Irish myth: Cross.
F561. F561. People of unusual diet. Icelandic: Boberg.
F561.1. F561.1. People who prefer raw flesh. Maori: Dixon 78 n. 77.
F561.2. F561.2. Ichthyophages. People who live on fish. *Chauvin VII 86 No. 373bis n. 4; Irish myth: Cross; India: Thompson-Balys; Icelandic: Boberg.
F561.3. F561.3. People who live on coconuts. Chauvin VII 22 No. 373 E n. 2.
F561.4. F561.4. Person lives by smoking tobacco. Never eats. N. A. Indian: Kroeber JAFL XXI 223.
F561.5. F561.5. Girl eats only kola nuts and tobacco. Africa (Angola): Chatelain 33 No. 1.
F561.6. F561.6. Woman fed by bees‘ dropping honey into her mouth (lie). India: Thompson-Balys.
F561.7. F561.7. Boy drinks perspiration. Irish myth: Cross.
F561.8. F561.8. Iron-eating tribe. India: Thompson-Balys.
F562. F562. People of unusual residence. India: *Thompson-Balys.
F562.1. F562.1. Boy lives on ox. Never walks on ground. Missouri French: Carrière; Africa (Zulu): Callaway 221.
F562.2. F562.2. Residence in a tree. Type 710, Grimm No. 3; Missouri French: Carrière; Hindu: Tawney I 121, 381, 531, 552, II 79, 162.
F562.3. F562.3. Residence in (under) water. Irish myth: *Cross.
F562.4. F562.4. Girl lives in fruit and comes out only to be bathed by her twenty sisters. India: Thompson-Balys.
F562.5. F562.5. Boy lives in ant-hill. India: Thompson-Balys.
F564. F564. Person never sleeps.
F564.1. F564.1. Person of diabolical origin never sleeps. *Krappe Mod. Lang. Review XXIV (1929) 200ff.; Irish myth: *Cross.
F564.2. F564.2. Semi-supernatural person sleeps little. Irish myth: *Cross; India: Thompson-Balys.
F564.3. F564.3. Person does not sleep for many months (years). Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys.
F564.3.1. F564.3.1. Long sleep, long waking. (Six months sleep followed by six months waking, or the like.) India: *Thompson-Balys.
F564.3.2. F564.3.2. Person sleeps for three days and nights. Irish myth: Cross.
F564.3.3. F564.3.3. King sleeps for six days and acquires after that magic wisdom. Icelandic: Hjálmpérs saga ok Ölvis 505, Boberg.
F564.3.4. F564.3.4. Person sleeps for nine months. Irish myth: Cross.
F564.3.5. F564.3.5. Spirit woman sleeps through whole year; eats through the next. India: Thompson-Balys.
F564.3.6. F564.3.6. Twelve years’ sleep customary to demons. India: Thompson-Balys.
F564.4. F564.4. Man sleeps with one eye and one ear open. India: Thompson-Balys.
F565. F565. Women warriors or hunters.
F565.1. F565.1. Amazons. Women warriors. **Klein Die Antiken Amazonensagen in der deutschen Literatur (Leipzig, 1919); *Chauvin VIII 55 No. 22; *Gaster Exempla 186f. No. 5A. – Irish myth: *Cross; MacCulloch Celtic 144; English: Wells 105 (The Prose Alexander) Malory Morte Darthur X 39; Icelandic: Olrik Sakses Oldhistorie I (1892) 52ff., *Boberg; Greek: Fox 85, *Frazer Apollodorus I 98 n. 1; India: *Thompson-Balys, Tawney II 589 n.; Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 411 s.v. ”Amazonen“; Philippine (Tinguian): Cole 68; N. A. Indian: Hatt Asiatic Influences 70ff.; S. A. Indian: *Chamberlain JAFL XXIV 16, Alexander Lat. Am. 19 n. 5, 281f., (Tropical Forests): Lowie BBAE CXLIII (3) 55.
F565.1.1. F565.1.1. Amazons cut off left breast of daughters so that they can handle bow. Greek: Fox 85.
F565.1.2. F565.1.2. All male children killed by Amazons. Greek: Fox 85; S. A. Indian (Aspinayé, Carajá, Taulipang, Tupinamba): Lowie BBAE CXLIII (1) 516.
F565.1.3. F565.1.3. Queen takes husband‘s place in battle. India: Thompson-Balys.
F565.2. F565.2. Remarkably strong women. Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg.
F565.3. F565.3. Parliament of women. Irish myth: Cross.
F565.4. F565.4. Women hunters. English: Malory Morte Darthur XVIII 21.
F566. F566. Celibate peoples.
F566.1. F566.1. Village of men only. N. A. Indian (Thompson River): Teit MAFLS XI 53 No. 34.
F566.1.1. F566.1.1. Country which no woman may enter. Africa (Swahili): Stignand 97ff. No. 15.
F566.2. F566.2. Land where women live separate from men. Cohabit with water monsters. Irish myth: Cross; S. A. Indian (Amazon): Alexander Lat. Am. 286.
F567. F567. Wild man. Man lives alone in wood like a beast. Type 502; *Dickson 113ff.; Irish myth: Cross; Italian Novella: Rotunda; Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys; Africa (Fang): Trilles Proverbs 199.
F567.1. F567.1. Wild woman. (Similar to wild man.) Type 314; **Hdwb. d. Abergl. IX Nachträge 968ff.; U.S.: *Baughman.
F568. F568. Naked tribe. Sun, cold, wind, rain do not harm them. Irish myth: Cross.
F568.1. F568.1. Naked men (boy). Irish myth: *Cross.
F569. F569. Unusual manner of life – miscellaneous.
F569.1. F569.1. Woman lays eggs and hatches them. India: Thompson-Balys.
F569.2. F569.2. Men menstruate. India: Thompson-Balys.
F569.3. F569.3. Silent person.
F569.3.1. F569.3.1. Silent princess. India: Thompson-Balys.
F570. F570. Other extraordinary human beings.
F571. F571. Extremely old person. Irish myth: *Cross, O’Suilleabhain 28, Beal XXI 309; Icelandic: *Boberg; Jewish: *Neuman; Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 206f.
F571.1. F571.1. Old man with hanging eyelids. So old that the eyelids hang down to his chin and must be lifted up. *Fb ”öje“ III 1167a; *BP II 398 n. 2, IV 148; Welsh, Irish: MacCulloch Celtic 187; N. A. Indian (Seneca): Curtin-Hewitt RBAE XXXII 213 No. 41.
F571.2. F571.2. Sending to the older. Old person refers inquirer to his father, who refers to his father, and so on for several generations. *Type 726; *Baum JAFL XXX 379 n. 2; *Wesselski Archiv Orientální IV 1ff.; Irish myth: *Cross, O‘Suilleabhain 74, Beal XXI 326.
F571.2.1. F571.2.1. Sending to the older uncle. French Canadian: Sister Marie Ursule.
F571.3. F571.3. Very old woman. Irish myth: *Cross.
F571.3.1. F571.3.1. Woman so old her chin reaches her knee. Italian: Basile Pentamerone IV No. 8.
F571.4. F571.4. Man so old he sleeps in cradle. Scotch: Campbell-McKay Nos. 1, 2.
F571.5. F571.5. King so old that he only can take food from a horn. Icelandic: Flateyjarbók I 26, Boberg.
F571.6. F571.6. King so old that he cannot get on horseback without help. Icelandic: Boberg.
F571.7. F571.7. Person hundreds of years old. Icelandic: Herrmann Saxo II 587, *Boberg.
F571.8. F571.8. Man lives for nine generations. Irish myth: Cross.
F572. F572. Dancers upon whom icicles hang. Swiss: Jegerlehner Oberwallis 323 No. 97.
F573. F573. Negro so black that he makes whole garden somber. Malone PMLA XLIII 401.
F574. F574. Luminous person. Jewish: *Neuman; India: *Thompson-Balys, Penzer II 43 n. 2, VI 1 n. 1.
F574.1. F574.1. Resplendent beauty. Woman‘s face lights up the dark. *Fb ”prins og prinsesse“; Irish myth: *Cross; Jewish: *Neuman; India: *Thompson-Balys, *Penzer VI 1 n. 1, II 43 n. 2, VII 189 n. 2; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 1339; Koryak: *Jochelson JE VI 363; Philippine (Tinguian): Cole 35 n. 1, 62, 68, 106, 154.
F574.1.1. F574.1.1. Woman’s beauty burns onlooker. N. A. Indian (Chuckchee): Bogoras AA n.s. IV 666.
F574.1.2. F574.1.2. Woman’s beauty shows through seven veils. Köhler to Gonzenbach No. 13; *Köhler-Bolte Zs. f. Vksk. VI 63.
F574.1.3. F574.1.3. Men killed by look of beautiful princess. India: Thompson-Balys.
F574.1.4. F574.1.4. Man‘s beauty eclipses splendor of sun. Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys.
F574.2. F574.2. Man with luminous arms. Jewish: Gaster Exempla 227 No. 223, Neuman.
F574.3. F574.3. Holy man (hero) emits light.
F574.3.1. F574.3.1. Face of saint radiant. Irish myth: *Cross.
F574.3.2. F574.3.2. Holy man radiant. Jewish: *Neuman; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 802, 1015 (Buddha), I 427, 852, II 695 (ascetic).
F574.3.3. F574.3.3. Hero luminous. Cook Islands: Beckwith Myth 247.
F575. F575. Remarkable beauty. (Cf. F574.1.) Jewish: *Neuman.
F575.1. F575.1. Remarkably beautiful woman. Greek: Grote I 279 f.; India: *Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 349, 762.
F575.1.1. F575.1.1. Birth of daughter so beautiful mother is frightened and abandons her. India: Thompson-Balys.
F575.1.2. F575.1.2. Old woman beautiful as in youth. Jewish: Neuman.
F575.1.3. F575.1.3. Woman so beautiful sea is calm for her. Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen I 307.
F575.2. F575.2. Handsome man. Jewish: Neuman.
F575.2.1. F575.2.1. Supernatural beauty of men in Messianic era. (Cf. A1095.) Jewish: *Neuman.
F575.2.2. F575.2.2. Supernatural beauty of Jerusalem’s inhabitants. Jewish: *Neuman.
F575.3. F575.3. Remarkably beautiful child. Jewish: Neuman.
F576. F576. Extraordinary ugliness. (Cf. A2402.) Jewish: Neuman.
F577. F577. Persons identical in appearance. (Cf. F1072.) Jewish: *Neuman.
F577.1. F577.1. Friends identical in appearance. Irish myth: Cross; Cape Verde Islands. Parsons MAFLS XV (1) 212 No. 73.
F577.2. F577.2. Brothers identical in appearance. *Type 303; BP I 528; *Ranke FFC CXIV 286.
F577.3. F577.3. King and fool identical in appearance. Irish myth: Cross.
F577.4. F577.4. Lovers identical in appearance. Irish myth: Cross.
F577.5. F577.5. All people in certain place identical in appearance. India: Thompson-Balys.
F582. F582. Poison damsel. Woman nourished on poison is fatal to her husbands. Sometimes the poisoning is from fatal look or breath, sometimes from intercourse. *Penzer X 265 s.v. ”Poison Damsel“; **Penzer Poison Damsels 3ff.; Herbert III 211; *Oesterley No. 11; **Hertz Abhandlungen 156ff.; Krappe Mitt. d. schles. Gesell. f. Volkskunde XXVIII (1927) 131ff.; *bin Gorion Born Judas@2 I 360f.
F582.1. F582.1. Serpent damsel. Woman has serpent inside which comes out and kills her bridegrooms. *Type 507C; BP III 490ff., 494; *Liljeblad Tobiasgeschichte 259 s.v. ”Schlangenmädchen“; India: *Thompson-Balys.
F582.2. F582.2. Man spews venom. Icelandic: FSS 119, *Boberg.
F582.3. F582.3. Venomous man. Irish myth: Cross.
F583. F583. Hero has lain motionless since birth. Koryak, Mongol Turk, Russian: Jochelson JE VI 363.
F584. F584. Person remarkably light in weight.
F584.1. F584.1. Princess‘ weight that of five flowers. India: Thompson-Balys.
F585. F585. Phantoms. Irish myth: *Cross; Spanish: Boggs FFC XC 61 No. 445B.
F585.0.1. F585.0.1. Fairy (god) as phantom. Irish myth: *Cross.
F585.1. F585.1. Fatal enticements of phantom women. Chauvin V 34 No. 16.
F585.2. F585.2. Magic phantom army. Created out of puffballs and withered leaves. Irish myth: *Cross.
F585.3. F585.3. Phantom women cause weakness. Irish myth: Cross.
F585.4. F585.4. Treasure struck from hand of phantom. Irish myth: Cross.
F591. F591. Person who never laughs. Jewish: Neuman; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 347, 1288.
F591.1. F591.1. Prince who never laughs. Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. ”rire“.
F591.2. F591.2. Sad-faced princess cannot laugh. *BP IV 189 n. 2; Italian: Basile Pentamerone Introduction.
F592. F592. Man’s ferocious glance kills (causes swooning). Irish myth: Cross.
F593. F593. Person‘s extraordinary body temperature. (Cf. F546.5).
F593.1. F593.1. Extraordinary heat of body melts snow far around person. Irish myth: Cross.
F594. F594. Man whose entrails are visible when he laughs. Irish myth: *Cross.
F595. F595. Man’s body exudes sweet scent. Jewish: Neuman.
F596. F596. Extraordinarily slow person. Icelandic: Boberg.
F597. F597. Woman without womb. Jewish: Neuman.
F598. F598. Old woman gives miraculous amount of milk. Jewish: Neuman.

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