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Group No. 105


F. Marvels

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F700 – F799

Group name

Extraordinary places and things


F700. F700. Extraordinary places.
F701. F701. Land of plenty. Yields everything to heart‘s desire. Icelandic: Herrmann Saxo II 588, 593, Boberg; Italian Novella: Rotunda; Hindu: Keith 144.
F701.1. F701.1. Milk and honey flow in land. Usener Kleinere Schriften IV 398; Jewish: *Neuman; Gaster Thespis 201.
F701.2. F701.2. Land of the Blessed. Everything as it should be. Jewish: *Neuman.
F702. F702. Land of fire. (Cf. F753, F756.1, F763, F771.1.11, F785.3.) Chauvin VII 57 No. 77.
F703. F703. Lands with extraordinary names. Land of the boot, the towel, the walking-stick, and the like. *Köhler-Bolte I 421. Cf. Type 1940, BP III 129; Chinese: Werner 391.
F704. F704. Land of cold and mist. (Cf. A623.) Icelandic: Herrmann Saxo II 584ff., MacCulloch Eddic 281, 304, 324, 326, Boberg.
F705. F705. Artificial paradise and hell to punish and reward. Wesselski Archiv Orientálni II 432.
F706. F706. Land of darkness. Krappe The Land of Darkness (Philol. Quarterly XXI [1942] 334 – 46); Icelandic: Herrmann Saxo II 595, 598, 599, MacCulloch Eddic 32, Boberg; Jewish: bin Gorion Born Judas@2 III 152, *Neuman.
F707. F707. Extraordinary kingdom. (Cf. F760.)
F707.1. F707.1. Kingdom where everything is of gold. India: Thompson-Balys.
F707.2. F707.2. Kingdom where everything is of silver. India: Thompson-Balys.
F707.3. F707.3. Kingdom where everything is of diamond. India: Thompson-Balys.
F707.4. F707.4. Kingdom where everything is of pearl. India: Thompson-Balys.
F708. F708. Countries with one conspicuous lack.
F708.1. F708.1. Country without cats. *Types 1650, 1651; *BP II 69; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. ”chats“, ”Alger“.
F708.2. F708.2. Country without grain. Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. ”blé“.
F708.3. F708.3. Country without wine. Icelandic: Boberg.
F709. F709. Other extraordinary countries.
F709.1. F709.1. Country of the naked. Chavannes I 195 – 97, cf. Wesselski in Archiv Orientální I (1929) p. 4.
F709.2. F709.2. Country of little girls. Icelandic: Boberg.
F709.3. F709.3. Country of thieves and impostors. Icelandic: Flateyjarbók II 73ff., Sveinsson FFC LXXXIII xxii; Boberg; India: Thompson-Balys.
F710. F710. Extraordinary bodies of water.
F710.1. F710.1. Water resembling fire. Jewish: Neuman; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 14.
F711. F711. Extraordinary sea. (Cf. D911.)
F711.1. F711.1. Sea issues from marvelous cask. Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. ”tonneau“.
F711.2. F711.2. Sea of unusual substance.
F711.2.1. F711.2.1. Sea of milk. (Cf. F713.4, F715.2.3.) India: *Thompson-Balys, Penzer II 151.
F711.2.2. F711.2.2. Sea of cream. India: Thompson-Balys.
F711.2.3. F711.2.3. Sea of pumice. Tonga: Gifford 149, Beckwith Myth 287.
F711.2.4. F711.2.4. Sea of slime. Tonga: Gifford 149.
F711.2.5. F711.2.5. Sea of honey. (Cf. F715.2.4.) Africa (Ba Ronga): Einstein 246.
F711.3. F711.3. Sea of unusual color.
F711.3.1. F711.3.1. White sea. Tonga: Beckwith Myth 287.
F711.3.2. F711.3.2. Red sea. Tonga: Gifford 141, Beckwith Myth 287.
F711.4. F711.4. Fresh water in sea.
F711.4.1. F711.4.1. Stream of fresh water flows through the sea. Jewish: *Neuman.
F711.4.2. F711.4.2. Well hidden in sea. (Cf. D926.) Jewish: Neuman.
F711.5. F711.5. Aroma of sea as of wine. Jewish: Neuman.
F711.6. F711.6. Sea with fishes with bodies like men and sharp razor-like snouts. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 723.
F713. F713. Extraordinary pond (lake). Irish myth: *Cross; India: Thompson-Balys.
F713.1. F713.1. Pond of ambrosia. Japanese: Anesaki 242.
F713.2. F713.2. Bottomless lakes (pools, etc.). *Fb ”bundløs“; JAFL V 329; FL III 70.
F713.2.1. F713.2.1. Extremely deep water. Axe seven years reaching bottom. Jewish: *Neuman.
F713.3. F713.3. Lake monster turning over causes lake to overflow surrounding mountains. Irish myth: Cross.
F713.4. F713.4. Pond of milk. (Cf. F711.2.1, F715.2.3.) India: *Thompson-Balys.
F713.5. F713.5. Pond always clear because deity uses it for his bath. India: Thompson-Balys.
F713.6. F713.6. Lake of blood. India: Thompson-Balys.
F715. F715. Extraordinary river. (Cf. D915.) Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg.
F715.1. F715.1. Extraordinary source of river.
F715.1.1. F715.1.1. River issues from magic nut. (Cf. D985, F718.12.) Fb ”nød“ II 719a.
F715.1.2. F715.1.2. River issues from pillar. Dickson 222 n. 18.
F715.1.3. F715.1.3. River from man’s finger. Jewish: Neuman.
F715.1.4. F715.1.4. River flows from man‘s head. Jewish: Neuman.
F715.1.5. F715.1.5. River flows from man’s mouth. Jewish: Neuman.
F715.2. F715.2. River of extraordinary fluid. Irish myth: Cross.
F715.2.1. F715.2.1. River of blood. Irish myth: Cross; N. A. Indian (Creek): Alexander N. Am. 71; India: Thompson-Balys.
F715.2.2. F715.2.2. River of mercury. Chauvin V 41 No. 388.
F715.2.3. F715.2.3. River of milk. (Cf. F711.2.1, F713.4, F814.6.) Finnish: Holmberg Finno-Ugric 80; Jewish: *Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys.
F715.2.4. F715.2.4. River of honey. (Cf. F711.2.5.) Africa (Hausa): Tremearne Hausa Superstitions and Customs (London, 1913) 424ff. No. 93.
F715.2.5. F715.2.5. River of tears. Rose Classical Review XLII 28, 171.
F715.3. F715.3. Rivers with marvelous underground connections. Euphrates, Tigris, Tiber, and River Boant really the same which flow through oceans and underground. Irish: Todd Lecture Series X 29 (Metrical Dindshenchas), *Cross.
F715.3.1. F715.3.1. Undersea river. (Cf. F718.1.) Irish myth: *Cross.
F715.3.2. F715.3.2. Marvelous stream containing little black fish bursts forth from mountain. (Cf. A934.9.) Irish myth: Cross.
F715.4. F715.4. Stream runs through house. *Schoepperle II 302 n. 1; Irish myth: Cross.
F715.5. F715.5. River which never freezes. Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 276.
F715.6. F715.6. River that burns like fire. Irish myth: Cross; Jewish: *Neuman.
F715.7. F715.7. River which petrifies anyone passing through it. India: Thompson-Balys.
F715.8. F715.8. Kingdom where seven rivers meet. India: Thompson-Balys.
F715.9. F715.9. Red river. India: Thompson-Balys; Mono-Alu: Wheeler 8, 48.
F715.10. F715.10. River whose specific gravity is so slight nothing can float on it. (Cf. F716.2.) Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 1156.
F716. F716. Extraordinary fountain. (Cf. D925.) Irish myth: *Cross; Jewish: Neuman.
F716.1. F716.1. Fountain gives water on Wednesdays and Fridays. Milk on Sunday and wine on feast-days. Patch PMLA XXXIII 620 n. 66; Irish myth: *Cross.
F716.1.1. F716.1.1. Fountain has taste of wine. (Cf. F718.3.) Irish myth: *Cross.
F716.2. F716.2. Spring with water lighter than wood and with scent of violets. (Cf. F715.10.) Hdwb. d. Märchens s.v. ”Glassarg“.
F716.3. F716.3. Fountain hot or cold as desired. Irish myth: Cross.
F716.4. F716.4. Fountain jet which remains immovable. Jewish: Moreno Esdras (F933.3).
F716.5. F716.5. Musical fountain in otherworld. Irish myth: Cross.
F717. F717. Extraordinary pool. Eskimo (Central): Boas RBAE VI 599.
F717.1. F717.1. Pool paved with gold. Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. ”or“.
F717.2. F717.2. Poison pool. Icelandic: Boberg.
F718. F718. Extraordinary well. (Cf. D926.) Jewish: Neuman.
F718.1. F718.1. Well located under sea. (Cf. F715.3.1.) Irish myth: *Cross; Jewish: Neuman.
F718.2. F718.2. Perfectly round well contains vari-colored water. Irish myth: *Cross.
F718.3. F718.3. Well of wine. (Cf. F716.1.1.) Irish myth: Cross.
F718.4. F718.4. Well water tastes like oil, wine, and honey. Irish myth: *Cross.
F718.5. F718.5. Well shines at night. Irish myth: Cross.
F718.6. F718.6. Well overflow cannot be seen. Irish myth: Cross.
F718.7. F718.7. Well flows full on Sunday. Irish myth: Cross.
F718.8. F718.8. Extraordinary well of blood. India: Thompson-Balys.
F718.9. F718.9. Glittering well. India: Thompson-Balys.
F718.10. F718.10. Well in shape of a sieve-like rock, out of which water gushes forth. (Cf. D926.) Jewish: Neuman.
F718.11. F718.11. Well shoots up high as pillars, and discharges itself into navigable streams. (Cf. D926.) Jewish: Neuman.
F718.12. F718.12. Origin of springs from broken coconut shell. (Cf. F715.1.1.) Tonga: Gifford 101.
F720. F720. Submarine and subterranean world.
F721. F721. Subterranean world. See entire section F80 – F109, Journey to lower world. Irish myth: Cross; German: Grimm No. 163; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. ”monde“.
F721.1. F721.1. Underground passages. Journey made through natural subways. *Fb ”löngang“ II 515; Missouri French: Carrière; Finnish: Aarne FFC XXXIII 47 Nos. 89**, 98; Estonian: Aarne FFC XXV 136 No. 98; Gaster Oldest Stories 48.
F721.1.1. F721.1.1. Tunnel of crystal four miles long. Italian: Basile Pentamerone II No. 2.
F721.2. F721.2. Habitable hill. *Type 870; *Fb ”höj“ I 740ab, ”trold“ III 852a; Winter Die deutsche Schatzsage 47; Hartland Science 170, 173, 177, 217; Hdwb. d. Abergl. I 1049f. s.v. ”Berg“; Irish myth: *Cross; English: Child I 363.
F721.2.1. F721.2.1. Habitable hill raised on four pillars. *Fb ”höj“ I 750a.
F721.2.2. F721.2.2. Monster guards door of habitable hill. Chinese: Werner 183.
F721.2.3. F721.2.3. Sorcerer and books in mountain. Opens only for short periods. Chauvin V 142 No. 69 n. 1.
F721.3. F721.3. Underground kingdom.
F721.3.1. F721.3.1. King of underground kingdom. India: Thompson-Balys.
F721.3.2. F721.3.2. Underground kingdom reached in a box which was swallowed by a dragon and later released. India: Thompson-Balys.
F721.4. F721.4. Underground treasure chambers. *Type 676; *BP III 137; *Fb ”höj“ I 740a; Chauvin V 10 No. 7, 60 No. 19 and passim; Irish myth: *Cross; Chinese: Graham.
F721.5. F721.5. Subterranean castle. *Fb ”slot“ III 376b; Spanish Exempla: Keller; Italian: Basile Pentamerone II No. 9, V No. 4; India: *Thompson-Balys.
F721.5.1. F721.5.1. Underground palace full of jewels. India: Thompson-Balys.
F725. F725. Submarine world. See all references under F133, Submarine otherworld. Ignacius Donnelly Atlantis: the Antediluvian World (New York, 1882); W. Scott-Elliot The Story of Atlantis, a Geographical, Historical and Ethnological Sketch (London, 1896); Spence The Problem of Atlantis (New York, 1925); E. M. Whishaw Atlantis in Andalucia (London, 1929); *Krappe Bulletin Hispanique XXXV (1933) 107ff.; Penzer VII 19f. – India: Thompson-Balys; Korean: Zong in-Sob 26; Tuamotu: Stimson MS (z-G 13/249, 441.); Maori: Clark 111; N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 343 n. 236a.
F725.1. F725.1. Steps to submarine world. Tobler 76.
F725.2. F725.2. Submarine cities. Chauvin V 7 No. 3; Penzer VI 212ff., VII 19f.; Irish myth: *Cross; India: Thompson-Balys; Cape Verde Islands: Parsons MAFLS XV (1) 215 No. 73.
F725.3. F725.3. Submarine castle (palace). (Cf. F771.) *Fb ”slot“ III 376b; Penzer VI 280; Welsh: MacCulloch Celtic 197; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. ”château“, Comault. RTP III 103, Clouston Tales I 192ff.; Greek: Iliad XIII 22; India: *Thompson-Balys; Japanese: Anesaki 314.
F725.3.1. F725.3.1. Submarine castle on a mountain. Patch PMLA XXXIII 611 n. 32.
F725.3.2. F725.3.2. Castle under lake. Irish myth: Cross.
F725.3.3. F725.3.3. Undersea house. Chinese: Graham.
F725.3.4. F725.3.4. Splendid palace underneath tank. India: Thompson-Balys.
F725.4. F725.4. Man lives under river. Irish myth: *Cross; India: Thompson-Balys.
F725.5. F725.5. People live under sea. Irish myth: *Cross.
F725.5.1. F725.5.1. Visit to people of village under lake. India: Thompson-Balys.
F725.6. F725.6. Bell brought from monastery under water. Irish myth: Cross.
F725.7. F725.7. Lovely garden under water, with marvelous tree. India: Thompson-Balys.
F725.8. F725.8. World at bottom of pond. German: Grimm No. 181.
F725.9. F725.9. World at bottom of well. German: Grimm Nos. 24, 79.
F730. F730. Extraordinary islands. Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg.
F731. F731. Island covered with treasure.
F731.1. F731.1. Island covered with gold. Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. ”île“; India: Thompson-Balys, Penzer VII 15 n. 3, 16ff.
F731.2. F731.2. Crystalline island. Arabian: Burton Nights S VII 234.
F731.3. F731.3. Island with rampart of gold and palisade of silver. Irish myth: *Cross.
F731.4. F731.4. Stones of island are jewels. Irish myth: Cross.
F731.5. F731.5. Island of amber (glass). Krappe Speculum XVIII (1943) 303 – 322.
F731.6. F731.6. Island of pearls. Jewish: Neuman.
F732. F732. Island of rare wood.
F732.1. F732.1. Island of ebony. Arabian: Burton Nights I 116.
F732.2. F732.2. Island of aloes. *Chauvin VII 22 No. 373E n. 7.
F732.3. F732.3. Island of camphor. *Chauvin VII 11 No. 373B n. 2; Penzer III 260 n. 1.
F733. F733. Fruitful island. Irish myth: Cross.
F734. F734. Otherworld island grows foot yearly. One tree added. Irish myth: Cross.
F735. F735. Island rises up in sea. Fb ”ø“ III 1159b.
F735.0.1. F735.0.1. Island rises up in river. Irish myth: Cross.
F735.0.2. F735.0.2. Island rises once every seven years. Irish myth: Cross.
F735.0.3. F735.0.3. Island appears only at certain times. Irish myth: *Cross.
F736. F736. Island with extraordinary support.
F736.1. F736.1. Island supported on four feet. Irish myth: *Cross.
F736.1.1. F736.1.1. Island supported on seven feet. Irish myth: Cross.
F736.2. F736.2. Otherworld island supported by pedestal. Irish myth: Cross.
F737. F737. Wandering island. Moves about at will and sometimes appears and disappears from sea. Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; Greek: Fox 266 (Aeolia); Hawaii: Fornander Collection IV 518, V 678, VI 2531, Bechwith Myth 71f.
F738. F738. Flying island. Floats in sky. (Cf. F755.3.) Hawaii: Fornander Collection IV 518, V 678, VI 253. Cf. Gulliver‘s Travels, third voyage.
F741. F741. Islands of extraordinary color. Green, white, etc. Chauvin V 264 No. 154.
F742. F742. Magic invisibility of otherworld island. (Cf. D1980.) Irish myth: Cross.
F743. F743. Island inhabited by only one species.
F743.1. F743.1. Island inhabited only by birds. Irish myth: *Cross.
F743.2. F743.2. Island inhabited only be sheep. Irish myth: Cross.
F744. F744. Island surrounded by wall of fire; water prevents it from being consumed. India: Thompson-Balys.
F745. F745. Island with nightly noise of drums. *Chauvin VII 8 No. 373A n. 1.
F746. F746. No putrefaction on extraordinary island. Hair and nails of dead grow. Irish myth: Cross.
F747. F747. Extraordinary island upon which no sinner can die (be buried). Irish myth: Cross.
F748. F748. Battle of islands. Easter Island: Métraux Ethnology 389.
E750. Extraordinary mountains and other land features.
F751. F751. Glass mountain. *Fb ”glarbjærg“ I 459f., IV 180b, ”heks“ I 582, ”jærnsko“ II 63; *Types 400, 425, 451, 530; *BP I 233ff., III 111 n. 3; *Boberg Danske Studier (1928) 16 – 53; Hdwb. d. Märch. II 627; Köhler-Bolte I 444; *Patch PMLA XXXIII 610 n. 30, Harvard Studies and Notes V 159, 171 and n. 3.
F752. F752. Mountain of treasure. French Canadian: Barbeau JAFL XXIX 12; India: Thompson-Balys.
F752.1. F752.1. Mountain of gold. Type 569; BP I 475; Penzer IV 138; Cosquin Lorraine No. 1 and notes; Icelandic: Boberg; Buddhist: Malalasekera I 1052, Cowell Jataka II 63, 270, 272, V 21, 221, 226.
F752.2. F752.2. Mountain of silver. Type 569; BP I 474; Missouri French: Carrière; Jewish: Neuman.
F752.2.1. F752.2.1. Silver not to be taken from mountain of silver on Sabbath. Jewish: Neuman.
F752.3. F752.3. Mountain formed of a jewel. Patch PMLA XXXIII 607; Jacobs’s list s.v. ”Mountains of jewels“.
F752.3.1. F752.3.1. Mountain formed of a pearl. *Chauvin VII 38 No. 212B.
F752.3.2. F752.3.2. Mountain formed of diamond. Hdwb. d. Märch. s.v. ”Diamantberg“.
F753. F753. Mountain of fire. (Cf. F702, F756.1, F763, F771.1.11, F785.3.) Chauvin VII 40 No. 153, 57 No. 77; Jewish: Neuman; Penzer III 227f., VIII 50f.
F754. F754. Magnetic mountain. Pulls nails out of ships that approach it. *Chauvin V 202 No. 117, VII 86 No. 373bis n. 1; Basset RTP IX 377ff.; Jewish: *Neuman.
F755. F755. Living mountain. (Cf. F1006.)
F755.1. F755.1. Speaking mountain. Icelandic: Boberg; N. A. Indian (Northern Paiute): Lowie JAFL XXXVII 234 No. 13.
F755.1.1. F755.1.1. Mountain laughs. Africa (Bushango): Torday 251.
F755.2. F755.2. Singing mountain. N. A. Indian (Creek): Alexander N. Am. 71.
F755.3. F755.3. Flying mountain. (Cf. F738.) Hindu: Penzer VI 3 n. 1.
F755.4. F755.4. Growing mountain. Grows concurrently with child reared upon it. Irish myth: *Cross.
F755.5. F755.5. Mountain has wife and children. N. A. Indian (Northern Paiute): Lowie JAFL XXXVII 234 No. 13.
F755.6. F755.6. Moving mountain. Jewish: Neuman.
F755.7. F755.7. Mountain fights for honor. Jewish: Neuman.
F756. F756. Extraordinary valleys and plains. Irish myth: Cross.
F756.1. F756.1. Valley of fire. (Cf. F702, F753, F763, F771.1.11, F785.3.) Chauvin VII 57 No. 77.
F756.2. F756.2. Plain that is earthly paradise. Malone PMLA XLIII 403; Irish myth: *Cross.
F756.2.1. F756.2.1. Extraordinary valley which gives the illusion of earthly paradise. (The Old Man of the Mountain.) Italian Novella: Rotunda.
F756.2.2. F756.2.2. Fertile valleys created by deity’s stamping down mountains. Tonga: Gifford 18.
F756.3. F756.3. Plain of wonders. Irish myth: Cross.
F756.4. F756.4. Glen of witchcraft. Irish myth: *Cross.
F756.5. F756.5. Extraordinary glen: mysterious shouting heard. Irish myth: Cross.
F756.5.1. F756.5.1. Valley full of dreadful monsters. Irish myth: Cross.
F756.5.2. F756.5.2. Perilous glen. Irish myth: *Cross.
F757. F757. Extraordinary cave. Jewish: *Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys; Africa (Zulu): Callaway 197.
F757.1. F757.1. Golden cave. Cowell Jataka Index s.v. ”Golden“.
F757.1.1. F757.1.1. Cave of gold, silver and crystal. German: Grimm No. 202.
F757.2. F757.2. Wind continually blows from cave. Irish myth: Cross.
F759. F759. Extraordinary mountains and valleys – miscellaneous.
F759.1. F759.1. Mountain with marvelous objects at top. *Hdwb. d. Märch. s.v. ”Berg“.
F759.2. F759.2. Hollow mountain. Irish myth: *Cross.
F759.3. F759.3. Hill on which snow always melts. Icelandic: Boberg.
F759.4. F759.4. Perfumed mountain. Easter Island: Métraux Ethnology 369.
F759.5. F759.5. Mountain of ice. French Canadian: Sister Marie Ursule.
F759.6. F759.6. Mountain of thorns. French Canadian: Sister Marie Ursule.
F759.7. F759.7. Rocky mountain. French Canadian: Sister Marie Ursule.
F759.8. F759.8. Mountain of seven lights. French Canadian: Sister Marie Ursule.
F760. F760. Extraordinary cities. Krappe Bulletin Hispanique XXXIII (1931) 97ff.; Irish myth: *Cross.
F761. F761. City of precious metals and stones. Jewish: Neuman.
F761.1. F761.1. City of gold. (Cf. F771.1.1.) Penzer II 171 – 238 passim, VI 130, VII 49; Irish myth: *Cross.
F761.1.1. F761.1.1. City with hundred palaces and gardens; in one everything is of gold, in another, silver, etc. India: Thompson-Balys.
F761.2. F761.2. City of brass. Chauvin V 33 No. 16; Burton Nights IV 176, VI 83ff., 101ff., VII 49.
F761.3. F761.3. City of onyx. Chauvin V 27 No. 13.
F761.4. F761.4. City of jewels. Penzer II 175 n. 2.
F761.4.1. F761.4.1. City of emerald. India: Thompson-Balys.
F761.5. F761.5. City paved with precious seeds.
F761.5.1. F761.5.1. City paved with seeds of gold. Irish myth: Cross.
F761.5.2. F761.5.2. City paved with seeds of silver. Irish myth: Cross.
F761.5.3. F761.5.3. City paved with seeds of brass. Irish myth: Cross.
F762. F762. City of extraordinary color.
F762.1. F762.1. Green city. Burton Nights II 283.
F763. F763. City of fire. (Cf. F702, F753, F756.1, F771.1.11, F785.3.) Chauvin VII 57 No. 77.
F764. F764. Underground city. India: Thompson-Balys.
F765. F765. City inside a tree. (Cf. F811.) Penzer VI 130; Hdwb. d. Märch. I 207a n. 12.
F766. F766. Deserted city. Inhabitants have been devoured. *M. Bloomfield in Penzer VII xxv; Irish myth: *Cross; India: *Thompson-Balys; Africa (Zanzibar): Bateman 127 No. 7.
F767. F767. Inaccessible city. Chauvin V 33 No. 16; Jewish: Neuman.
F767.1. F767.1. Heathen city surrounded by a yellow river, furious and impassable. Irish myth: Cross.
F767.2. F767.2. City protected by red-hot iron floor around it. India: Thompson-Balys.
F767.3. F767.3. City inaccessible to death. Jewish: *Neuman.
F768. F768. City of extraordinary people.
F768.1. F768.1. City of petrified people. Chauvin V 2 No. 2, 4 No. 443; India: Thompson-Balys.
F768.2. F768.2. City of enchanted people. Apparently dead. Chauvin V 34 No. 16; Kittredge Gawain 238, 246; India: Thompson-Balys.
F768.3. F768.3. Village of one-legged people. (Cf. F517.0.1.) Africa (Upoto): Einstein 128.
F769. F769. Other extraordinary cities.
F769.1. F769.1. Town where everything is sold at one price. India: *Thompson-Balys.
F769.2. F769.2. Cities of sin. Jewish: *Neuman.
F769.3. F769.3. City of elephants. Africa: Stanley 305ff.
F770. F770. Extraordinary buildings and furnishings. Irish: *Cross, O’Suilleabhain 771, Beal XXI 322.
F771. F771. Extraordinary castle (house, palace). Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; India: Thompson-Balys.
F771.1. F771.1. Castle of unusual material.
F771.1.1. F771.1.1. Golden castle (palace, house). *Köhler-Bolte I 412; *Fb ”slot“ III 376b, 377a, ”guldslot“ I 515a. – Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 329, Snorra Edda Gylf. LII, *Boberg, Hdwb. d. Märch. I 431a nn. 28 – 34; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. ”or“; French Canadian: Barbeau JAFL XXIX 12; Persian: Carnoy 335; India: Thompson-Balys; Hindu: Tawney II 568.
F771.1.1.1. F771.1.1.1. Castle paved with gold and gems. Hartland Science 174; Irish myth: Cross.
F771.1.1.2. F771.1.1.2. Palace of gold and silver bricks. Africa: Basset Contes populaires d‘Afrique 133f. No. 52, (Nubia): Rochemonteix Quelques Contes Nubiens (Cairo, 1888) 48ff. No. 4, 55ff. No. 5, (Swahili): Steere 13ff.; Chinese: Graham.
F771.1.2. F771.1.2. Silver castle. Köhler-Bolte I 412; *Fb ”slot“ III 377a; Persian: Carnoy 335.
F771.1.3. F771.1.3. Copper castle. Köhler-Bolte I 412; *Fb ”slot“ III 377a.
F771.1.4. F771.1.4. Steel castle (house). Persian: Carnoy 335.
F771.1.5. F771.1.5. Palace of jewels. (Cf. F721.5.1.) Penzer VI 111; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 159.
F771.1.5.1. F771.1.5.1. Diamond castle. Breton: Sébillot s.v. ”diamants“.
F771.1.5.2. F771.1.5.2. House of sapphire. Africa (Zanzibar): Bateman 127 No. 7.
F771.1.5.3. F771.1.5.3. House of turquoise. Africa (Zanzibar): Bateman 127 No. 7.
F771.1.5.4. F771.1.5.4. Underwater castle with walls of gold and diamonds. India: Thompson-Balys.
F771.1.6. F771.1.6. Crystal castle. Patch PMLA XXXIII 610 n. 30; Irish myth: *Cross; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. ”château“, ”cristal“; Persian: Carnoy 335.
F771.1.6.1. F771.1.6.1. Castle with glass wall. Irish myth: *Cross; India: Thompson-Balys.
F771.1.6.2. F771.1.6.2. Glass house. Irish myth: *Cross.
F771.1.7. F771.1.7. Palace of ice. Patch PMLA XXXIII 608 n. 23.
F771.1.8. F771.1.8. Castle of wax, shining like gold. *Fb ”slot“ III 377a.
F771.1.9. F771.1.9. House of skulls. Murderer’s abode. Type 756B; Andrejev FFC LXIX 86.
F771.1.10. F771.1.10. Gingerbread house. House made of cake. *Type 327; BP I 115; *Fb ”pandekage“, ”hus“ IV 229b.
F771.1.11. F771.1.11. Castle of fire. (Cf. F702, F753, F756.1, F763, F785.3.) Chauvin VII 57 No. 77.
F771.2. F771.2. Castle (house) with extraordinary support.
F771.2.1. F771.2.1. Castle in the air. Icelandic: Boberg; India: Thompson-Balys, Penzer II 110f.
F771.2.1.1. F771.2.1.1. Castle suspended on four chains. *Fb ”slot“ III 377a, ”Røde Hav“; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. ”château“, ”chaine“.
F771.2.1.2. F771.2.1.2. Castle carried through air by four eagles. French Canadian: Barbeau JAFL XXIX 12.
F771.2.2. F771.2.2. Castle in tree-top. *Fb ”slot“ III 377a; Hindu: Tawney I 229.
F771.2.3. F771.2.3. Giants uphold castle. Chauvin V 72 No. 21. – Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. ”château“, ”géant“.
F771.2.4. F771.2.4. Castle built on sea. Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. ”château“, ”mer“; India: Thompson-Balys; Philippine: Fansler MAFLS XII 183.
F771.2.4.1. F771.2.4.1. Palace surrounded by rivers of wine, rose-water and honey. Spanish Exempla: Keller.
F771.2.5. F771.2.5. Castle stands on a pillar (pillars). Fb ”guldpæle“ I 514b. – Icelandic: Boberg; Hindu: Meyer Hindu 98 n.
F771.2.6. F771.2.6. Revolving castle. *Brown Iwain 76 n. 2; *Fb ”slot“ III 377a; Irish myth: *Cross.
F771.2.6.1. F771.2.6.1. Circular house rotating on cock’s claw. *Halliday in Penzer VII xx; Köhler-Bolte I 405; *Solymossy Ethnographia XL (1929) 133ff.
F771.2.6.2. F771.2.6.2. Castle revolving at night so that entrance cannot be found. *Kittredge Gawain 245 n. 1; Schoepperle II 325f.; Irish myth: *Cross.
F771.2.7. F771.2.7. Castle on serpents. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F771.3. F771.3. Extraordinary location of castle.
F771.3.1. F771.3.1. Castle at world‘s end. *Fb ”slot“ III 376b, ”Røde Hav“, ”tårn“.
F771.3.2. F771.3.2. Castle east of sun and west of moon. *Fb ”slot“ III 376b.
F771.3.3. F771.3.3. Most eastern castle in world. *Fb ”slot“ III 376b.
F771.3.4. F771.3.4. Castle at middle point of earth. Fb ”verden“ III 1039a.
F771.3.5. F771.3.5. Underground house. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F771.3.5.1. F771.3.5.1. House inside mountain. India: Thompson-Balys.
F771.3.6. F771.3.6. Castle rises from the ground. India: Thompson-Balys.
F771.3.7. F771.3.7. Palace at bottom of water tank. India: Thompson-Balys.
F771.4. F771.4. Inhabitants of extraordinary castle.
F771.4.1. F771.4.1. Castle inhabited by ogres. *Types 304, 545A; Irish myth: Cross; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. ”château“; India: *Thompson-Balys.
F771.4.2. F771.4.2. Cat castle. Castle occupied by cats (enchanted women). *Type 566; Fb ”slot“ III 377a; Icelandic: *Boberg; French and N. A. Indian: Thompson CColl II 400f.
F771.4.2.1. F771.4.2.1. Castle (house) infested by demon cats. (Cf. H1411.2.)
F771.4.3. F771.4.3. Abandoned castle. Has no inhabitants when hero enters. *Fb ”slot“ III 377a; Type 425; *Tegethoff 168; Irish myth: *Cross; English: Wells 134 (Sir Degare); Icelandic: *Boberg; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. ”château“; India: Thompson-Balys.
F771.4.4. F771.4.4. Castle in which everyone is asleep. Type 304; BP II 503; Fb ”sove“ III 472a.
F771.4.5. F771.4.5. Castle (house) haunted by demons. Irish myth: Cross.
F771.4.6. F771.4.6. Castle in which inhabitants have been turned to stone. German: Grimm No. 62.
F771.4.7. F771.4.7. Castle inhabited by enchanted princess. German: Grimm Nos. 92. 137.
F771.5. F771.5. Extraordinary guard for castle. Irish myth: Cross.
F771.5.1. F771.5.1. Castle guarded by beasts. Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. ”château“; Missouri French: Carrière; Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys.
F771.5.2. F771.5.2. Castle guarded by giants (ogres). Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. ”château“.
F771.5.3. F771.5.3. Serpent-hall. Icelandic: Snorra Edda Gylf. LII.
F771.6. F771.6. Phantom house: disappears at dawn. Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: Boberg.
F771.7. F771.7. Palace surrounded by rivers of wine, rosewater, and honey. Chauvin V 41 No. 388; India: Thompson-Balys.
F771.8. F771.8. Castle of extraordinary size. Icelandic: Boberg; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 349, 529, 915.
F771.9. F771.9. Road runs through house (banqueting-hall). Irish myth: *Cross.
F771.10. F771.10. Castle shall stand when everything else has departed (Gimle and Brimir). Icelandic: Snorra Edda Gylf. XVII, LII, Boberg.
F771.11. F771.11. Seven rooms in ascetic‘s house: in one, human heads; in another, horses; in third, dogs; in fourth, pots; in fifth, pile of men’s arms; in sixth, a kitchen; in seventh, ascetic lives. India: Thompson-Balys.
F771.12. F771.12. Building at bottom of which flows stream of rubies. India: Thompson-Balys.
F771.13. F771.13. Castle warmed by love. No fire is required because love makes perpetual summer. Neilson Court of Love 28.
F772. F772. Extraordinary tower. Irish myth: Cross.
F772.1. F772.1. Tower of Babel: remarkably tall tower designed to reach sky. Arabian: Basset 1001 Contes I 179; Frazer Old Testament I 362ff., Jewish: *Neuman; India: *Thompson-Balys.
F772.1.1. F772.1.1. Year taken to mount high tower. Jewish: *Neuman.
F772.1.2. F772.1.2. Tower reaches moon. Africa: Stanley 121.
F772.2. F772.2. Metal tower.
F772.2.1. F772.2.1. Brazen tower. Liebrecht Zur Volkskunde 89f.
F772.2.2. F772.2.2. Towers of steel, silver and gold. Jacobs’s list s.v. ”Towers“.
F772.2.3. F772.2.3. Golden tower under sea. Irish myth: Cross.
F772.2.4. F772.2.4. Tower of glass; melts in sun. French Canadian: Sister Marie Ursule.
F772.2.4.1. F772.2.4.1. Tower of glass in midst of sea. Irish myth: *Cross.
F772.2.5. F772.2.5. Dolorous Tower. Irish myth: Cross.
F772.2.6. F772.2.6. Flying tower. Jewish: Neuman.
F773. F773. Remarkable church (chapel, temple). Irish: O‘Suilleabhain 27, Beal XXI 308; Jewish: Neuman.
F773.1. F773.1. Green chapel. Cave in green mound. Irish myth: *Cross; English: Sir Gawayne and the Green Knight.
F773.2. F773.2. Golden temple. Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys.
F773.3. F773.3. Temple of jewels. Jewish: Neuman.
F774. F774. Extraordinary pillars.
F774.1. F774.1. Pillars of precious stones. Patch PMLA XXXIII 626 n. 87.
F774.1.1. F774.1.1. Crystal column. India: Thompson-Balys.
F774.2. F774.2. Burning pillar reaching heaven. Patch PMLA XXXIII 626 n. 87.
F774.2.1. F774.2.1. Pillar of fire. (Cf. F962.2.2, F964.0.1.) Jewish: Neuman.
F774.3. F774.3. Musical pillar. (Cf. A661.0.2.1.) Patch PMLA XXXIII 626 n. 87; Irish myth: *Cross.
F775. F775. Extraordinary tent. Icelandic: Boberg.
F776. F776. Extraordinary gate.
F776.1. F776.1. Gate as high as heavens and huge as a mountain. Malone PMLA XLIII 403.
F776.1.1. F776.1.1. Palace gate so big it can only be opened by twelve buffaloes. India: Thompson-Balys.
F776.2. F776.2. Perilous falling gate. Cuts horse in two as rider goes through it. Brown Iwain 14 and passim; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: Boberg.
F776.3. F776.3. Palace with seven gates, one within the other. India: Thompson-Balys.
F781. F781. Extraordinary rooms.
F781.1. F781.1. Labyrinth. Series of rooms so confusing that one cannot find the way out. Icelandic: Boberg; Greek: Frazer Apollodorus II 120 n. 1; Jewish: Neuman.
F781.2. F781.2. Extraordinary number of rooms. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F781.2.1. F781.2.1. 540 rooms in Bilskilnir. Icelandic: Corpus Poeticum Boreale 1 75, Boberg.
F782. F782. Extraordinary doors and windows.
F782.1. F782.1. Windows and doors for every day in year. 365 windows and doors in castle or church. Fb ”år“ III 1195b; Scotch: Campbell II 426 No. 51. According to Baedeker’s Guidebook to Great Britain, said to be true of Salisbury Cathedral.
F782.1.1. F782.1.1. One door for each world quarter. Icelandic: Boberg.
F782.2. F782.2. Door of precious stones. Fb ”port“ II 863a.
F782.3. F782.3. Seven-fold doors to room. Italian: Basile Pentamerone III No. 1.
F782.4. F782.4. Extraordinary lock and key (made of bones). India: Thompson-Balys.
F782.5. F782.5. Doors of fire. Jewish: Neuman.
F782.6. F782.6. Revolving door of tent. Jewish: Neuman.
F783. F783. Extraordinary carpet.
F783.1. F783.1. Giant carpet. Sixty miles square. Jewish: bin Gorion Born Judas@2 III 37.
F784. F784. Extraordinary table.
F784.1. F784.1. Golden table. Jewish: bin Gorion Born Judas@2 I 217, 375, *Neuman.
F785. F785. Extraordinary throne.
F785.1. F785.1. Solomon‘s golden throne. Thirty-three steps high. Golden animals on all sides and on steps. *Gaster Exempla 209 No. 115, Jewish: *Neuman.
F785.2. F785.2. Nimrod’s multiple throne. Seven thrones on top of one another. Stone, cedar, iron, copper, silver, gold, precious stones. Gaster Exempla 185 No. 2; Jewish: *Neuman.
F785.3. F785.3. Throne of fire. (Cf. F702, F756.1, F763, F771.1.11.) Chauvin VII 57 No. 77, Jewish: Neuman.
F786. F786. Extraordinary chair.
F786.1. F786.1. Chairs of gold and silver. Scottish: Campbell-McKay No. 1 and Note 5.
F787. F787. Extraordinary bed.
F787.1. F787.1. Extraordinary bed woven with spider‘s webs. India: Thompson-Balys.
F787.2. F787.2. Golden bed. Jewish: Neuman.
F787.3. F787.3. Ivory bed. Jewish: Neuman.
F787.4. F787.4. Bed made from man’s tooth. Jewish: Neuman.
F788. F788. Remarkable bier.
F788.1. F788.1. Remarkable jeweled bier. Jewish: Neuman.
F789. F789. Extraordinary buildings and furnishings – miscellaneous.
F789.1. F789.1. Seven forts – river, iron, mud, cow-dung, brick, stone, wood. India: Thompson-Balys.
F789.2. F789.2. Remarkable candlestick.
F789.2.1. F789.2.1. Jeweled candlestick. Jewish: Neuman.
F789.3. F789.3. Remarkable curtain.
F789.3.1. F789.3.1. Jeweled curtain. Jewish: Neuman.
F790. F790. Extraordinary sky and weather phenomena.
F791. F791. Rising and falling sky. Sky rises and falls at horizon, giving periodic access to the other world. Buriat: Holmberg Siberian 308; N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 275 n. 15a, Hatt Asiatic Influences 78ff.
F791.1. F791.1. Sky lowers on people. Eskimo (Bering Strait): Nelson RBAE XVIII 495.
F792. F792. Artificial heavens. Placed on pillars of iron. Seven heavens. (1) glass, sun, moon, stars, (2) iron with lake in it, (3) tin with precious stones rolling about (thunder), (4) lead, (5) copper, (6) silver, (7) gold. Gaster Exempla 186 No. 4; Jewish: *Neuman.
F793. F793. Artificial heavenly bodies.
F793.1. F793.1. Gold moon, sun, star. Fb ”guldmåne“ I 514.
F795. F795. Extraordinary cloud.
F795.1. F795.1. Clouds take form of letters. Jewish: Neuman.
F796. F796. Dragon seen in sky. Irish myth: Cross.
F797. F797. Fire from heaven kills people. Irish myth: Cross.

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