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Group No. 106


F. Marvels

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F800 – F899

Group name

Extraordinary rocks and stones


F800. F800. Extraordinary rocks and stones. (Cf. D931, D1553, D1641.2.) Irish myth: Cross.
F801. F801. Weeping rocks. RTP V 157.
F801.1. F801.1. Weeping hills. India: Thompson-Balys.
F802. F802. Growing rocks. RTP X 28.
F802.1. F802.1. Big rocks grow from little rocks. England, U.S.: *Baughman.
F803. F803. Musical rock in fairyland. Irish myth: *Cross.
F804. F804. Floating rock (stone). Irish myth: *Cross.
F805. F805. Golden stone. Icelandic: Boberg; Philippine (Tinguian): Cole 43.
F806. F806. Magnetic stone. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 1055.
F806.1. F806.1. Lodestone draws ship to it. Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. ”aimant“.
F807. F807. Rock of extraordinary color.
F807.1. F807.1. Crimson rock. Spanish: Boggs FFC XC 47 No. 325A*.
F808. F808. Extraordinary cliff: thin as a hair, sharp as a blade, slippery as an eel’s tail, high as a mast. Irish myth: Cross.
F809. F809. Other extraordinary stones.
F809.1. F809.1. Stones cannot be counted. England, Wales: *Baughman.
F809.2. F809.2. Hollow stone fits any person who lies in it. Wales: Baughman.
F809.3. F809.3. Magic crop- and rain-producing stone. England: Baughman.
F809.4. F809.4. Bleeding rock. Jewish: Neuman.
F809.4.1. F809.4.1. Men disappear at revolving bleeding rock. Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 467.
F809.5. F809.5. Traveling stones. (Cf. D1431.) Philippine (Tinguian): Cole 179.
F809.6. F809.6. Stones of fire. Jewish: Neuman.
F809.6.1. F809.6.1. Stones burn. Africa (Baholoholo): Einstein 216.
F809.6.2. F809.6.2. Mysterious characters engraved upon rock of fire. Jewish: Neuman.
F809.7. F809.7. Transparent stone. Jewish: Neuman.
F809.8. F809.8. Stones as guardian of town. Philippine (Tinguian): Cole 179.
F809.9. F809.9. Stones can be rolled up like a scroll. Jewish: Neuman.
F810. F810. Extraordinary trees, plants, fruit, etc. Toldo Studien zur vgl. Litgsch. VIII 48ff.; Irish: *Cross, Beal XXI 322, O‘Suilleabhain 57; India: Thompson-Balys.
F811. F811. Extraordinary tree. Irish myth: *Cross; India: *Thompson-Balys.
F811.1. F811.1. Trees of extraordinary material. India: Thompson-Balys.
F811.1.1. F811.1.1. Golden tree. Köhler-Bolte I 412; Fb ”guldskov“ I 515a, ”guldtyr“ I 515b; Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: Boberg; Jewish: Neuman; India: *Thompson-Balys, Penzer IV 128.
F811.1.2. F811.1.2. Silver tree. Köhler-Bolte I 412; Patch PMLA XXXIII 624 n. 82; Irish myth: *Cross; India: *Thompson-Balys.
F811.1.3. F811.1.3. Copper tree. Köhler-Bolte I 412; Fb ”kobberskov“ II 244.
F811.1.4. F811.1.4. Tree of fire. (Cf. F785.3. and other references there given). Chauvin VII 56 No. 77.
F811.1.5. F811.1.5. Tree of camphor. *Chauvin VII 11 No. 373B n. 2.
F811.1.6. F811.1.6. Glass (crystal) tree in otherworld. Irish myth: *Cross.
F811.1.7. F811.1.7. Tree with silver trunk, gold branches, emerald leaves, pearls for fruits. India: Thompson-Balys.
F811.1.8. F811.1.8. Diamond tree. India: Thompson-Balys.
F811.1.9. F811.1.9. Iron tree. India: Thompson-Balys.
F811.1.10. F811.1.10. Tree of cakes. India: Thompson-Balys.
F811.2. F811.2. Tree with extraordinary leaves.
F811.2.1. F811.2.1. Tree with metal leaves. Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. ”arbres“.
F811.2.1.1. F811.2.1.1. Tree with brass leaves. Fb ”messing“ II 582b.
F811.2.1.2. F811.2.1.2. Tree with golden leaves. Fb ”træ“ III 867a; Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 333, Boberg, Hdwb. d. Märch. I 431a n. 35; Italian: Basile Pentamerone V No. 4; India: *Thompson-Balys.
F811.2.2. F811.2.2. Tree with leaves of jewels. Penzer IV 128; Patch PMLA XXXIII 625 n. 83; India: *Thompson-Balys; Japanese: Anesaki 242.
F811.2.3. F811.2.3. Tree with gigantic leaves. Irish myth: Cross; India: Thompson-Balys.
F811.2.3.1. F811.2.3.1. Tree with coiling leaves three thousand miles high with golden cock on top. Patch PMLA XXXIII 625 n. 83.
F811.3. F811.3. Tree of extraordinary color. Irish myth: *Cross.
F811.3.1. F811.3.1. Purple tree. Patch PMLA XXXIII 624 n. 82; Irish myth: *Cross.
F811.3.2. F811.3.2. White mango tree. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 448.
F811.3.3. F811.3.3. Crimson tree. Jewish: Neuman.
F811.4. F811.4. Extraordinary location of tree. Irish myth: *Cross.
F811.4.1. F811.4.1. Tree in midocean. Patch PMLA XXXIII 625 n. 85; Irish myth: *Cross.
F811.4.2. F811.4.2. Tree under sea. Irish myth: *Cross.
F811.4.3. F811.4.3. Tree in the midst of king‘s hall. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F811.5. F811.5. Food-producing trees.
F811.5.1. F811.5.1. Food-dropping trees. *Loomis White Magic 87; Irish myth: *Cross.
F811.5.2. F811.5.2. Wood which distills wine. *Loomis White Magic 124.
F811.5.3. F811.5.3. Fish-producing tree. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 520; S. A. Indian (Chaco): Métraux BBAE CXLIII (1) 369.
F811.6. F811.6. Tree with musical branches. Irish myth: *Cross.
F811.7. F811.7. Tree with extraordinary fruit.
F811.7.1. F811.7.1. Tree bearing all fruits. Hdwb. d. Märch. I 207a n. 18; Irish myth: Cross; S. A. Indian (Ackawoi): Alexander Lat. Am. 269.
F811.7.1.1. F811.7.1.1. Tree bearing several fruits. (Cf. F811.18.) Irish myth: *Cross.
F811.7.1.2. F811.7.1.2. Tree bearing variety of fruits. Irish myth: *Cross.
F811.7.2. F811.7.2. Tree bearing unwonted fruit (flowers).
F811.7.2.1. F811.7.2.1. Temple cedars bear fruit. Jewish: Neuman.
F811.7.2.2. F811.7.2.2. Marvelous oranges grow upon tree limbs which are sharp knives. Philippine (Tinguian): Cole 102.
F811.7.2.3. F811.7.2.3. Cherry tree has lotos-flowers. Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 240 No. 186.
F811.8. F811.8. Tree with fruits like human heads. Attached by hair. Chauvin VII 56 No. 77.
F811.9. F811.9. Trees with green birds hanging by claws. Chauvin VII 56 No. 77.
F811.10. F811.10. Tree in which people live in nests. Patch PMLA XXXIII 625 n. 85.
F811.10.1. F811.10.1. Hollow tree as residence for hero. Hdwb. d. Märch. I 206b n. 7; India: Thompson-Balys.
F811.11. F811.11. Trees disappear at sunset. English: Wells 104 (Alexander and Dindimus).
F811.12. F811.12. Trees grow and ”ungrow“ each day. (Cf. F817.1.) Chauvin VII 83 No. 373bis n. 2.
F811.13. F811.13. Tree blooms and grows ripe fruit nightly. (Cf. F815.1, F971.7.) Hdwb. d. Märch. I 207b n. 2; Jewish: Neuman.
F811.13.1. F811.13.1. Extraordinary tree blossoms, bears fruit, matures seeds, seeds sprout and grow, even while one watches. India: Thompson-Balys.
F811.14. F811.14. Giant tree: nuts fall scores of miles away, etc. Irish myth: *Cross; Japanese: Anesaki 339; Marquesas: Handy 70; Africa (Upoto): Einstein 120.
F811.14.1. F811.14.1. Tree so large that it darkens whole world. India: *Thompson-Balys.
F811.15. F811.15. Upside-down tree. Branches in ground, roots in air. Africa (Bambara): Travélé 205ff. No. 66.
F811.16. F811.16. Tree bears fruit, flower, and leaf simultaneously. All drop at once. Irish myth: *Cross.
F811.17. F811.17. Tree with extraordinary buds.
F811.17.1. F811.17.1. Tree with crystal buds. Irish myth: Cross.
F811.18. F811.18. Tree bears fruit three times yearly. (Cf. F811.7.1.1.) Irish myth: *Cross.
F811.18.1. F811.18.1. Tree bears fruit monthly. Irish myth: Cross.
F811.19. F811.19. Tree grows miraculously fast from seed. India: Thompson-Balys.
F811.20. F811.20. Bleeding tree. Blood drops when tree is cut. *Loomis White Magic 124.
F811.21. F811.21. Marvelous tree (trees) of extraordinary age. Irish myth: *Cross; Jewish: *Neuman; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 870.
F811.22. F811.22. Extraordinary firewood, of elephant tusks. India: Thompson-Balys.
F811.23. F811.23. Extraordinary flower-bearing tree in middle of seven forts. India: Thompson-Balys.
F811.24. F811.24. Man-eating tree. (Cf. G10.) Jewish: Neuman.
F812. F812. Extraordinary forest. India: Thompson-Balys.
F812.1. F812.1. Forest of straight and tall trees. Each tree straight as an arrow and higher than earthly man ever saw. Patch PMLA XXXIII 625 n. 83.
F812.2. F812.2. Wood of sixty trees nourishing three hundred men apiece. Patch PMLA 624 n. 82.
F812.3. F812.3. Forest of Dangers (Wonders). Irish myth: *Cross.
F812.4. F812.4. Speaking forest. (Cf. D1610.2.) Icelandic: Boberg.
F812.5. F812.5. Forest where unseen sword cuts off heads of those trying to escape. India: Thompson-Balys.
F812.6. F812.6. Special flavor of wood from certain forest. Jewish: Neuman.
F812.7. F812.7. Boards of wood from certain forest endure forever. Jewish: Neuman.
F812.8. F812.8. Wood which cannot be consumed by fire. Jewish: Neuman.
F813. F813. Extraordinary fruits. Irish myth: Cross.
F813.0.1. F813.0.1. Fruits containing jewels. Penzer VI 166, 232, 236ff.; India: *Thompson-Balys.
F813.0.2. F813.0.2. Golden fruits. India: Thompson-Balys.
F813.0.3. F813.0.3. Extraordinarily large fruit. Jewish: *Neuman.
F813.0.4. F813.0.4. Fruits always sweet. Jewish: Neuman.
F813.1. F813.1. Extraordinary apple. Irish myth: *Cross.
F813.1.1. F813.1.1. Golden apple. Type 502; BP III 111; *Cox Cinderella 494; *Fb ”æble“ III 1135b, ”guldæble“ I 515b, 516a, ”træ“ III 867a, ”frugttræ“ I 376b. – Irish myth: *Cross; English: Child I 364f.; French Canadian: Barbeau JAFL XXIX 10; Missouri French: Carrière; Icelandic: Boberg; Italian Novella: Rotunda; Greek: Frazer Apollodorus I 400 n. 1, Fox 87; Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys.
F813.1.2. F813.1.2. Silver apple. Fb ”træ“ III 867a, ”frugttræ“ I 376b, ”æble“ III 1135b; Italian Novella: Rotunda.
F813.1.3. F813.1.3. Copper apple. Fb ”æble“ III 1135b; Italian Novella: Rotunda.
F813.1.4. F813.1.4. Brass apple. Fb ”messing“ II 582b; Irish: O’Suilleabhain 50, Beal XXI 318.
F813.2. F813.2. Extraordinary grapes. Jewish: *Neuman.
F813.2.1. F813.2.1. Clusters of diamond and emerald grapes. Chauvin VI 110 No. 274.
F813.2.2. F813.2.2. Gigantic grapes. Irish myth: Cross.
F813.3. F813.3. Extraordinary nut. Irish myth: *Cross.
F813.3.1. F813.3.1. Golden nut. Fb ”guldnød“ I 514; Icelandic: Boberg; Philippine (Tinguian): Cole 38.
F813.3.2. F813.3.2. Gigantic nut. Irish myth: Cross.
F813.3.3. F813.3.3. Nuts yield purple juice. Irish myth: Cross.
F813.3.4. F813.3.4. Silk handkerchief concealed in a nut. India: Thompson-Balys.
F813.4. F813.4. Silver pear. Hdwb. d. Märch. I 256a n. 9.
F813.5. F813.5. Extraordinary gourd.
F813.5.1. F813.5.1. Gourds with seven rooms in each. India: Thompson-Balys.
F813.6. F813.6. Extraordinary banana.
F813.6.1. F813.6.1. Banana large as tooth of elephant. Africa (Baholoholo): Einstein 217.
F813.7. F813.7. Extraordinary fig.
F813.7.1. F813.7.1. Fig magically preserved. Jewish: Neuman.
F813.7.2. F813.7.2. Fig from paradise. Jewish: Neuman.
F813.8. F813.8. Extraordinary pomegranate.
F813.8.1. F813.8.1. Golden pomegranates. Jewish: Neuman.
F813.8.2. F813.8.2. Giant pomegranate rind holds 13 men. Jewish: Neuman.
F814. F814. Extraordinary flower. Irish myth: *Cross; Jewish: *Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys.
F814.1. F814.1. Gigantic flower. Irish myth: Cross.
F814.2. F814.2. Talking flowers. India: *Thompson-Balys.
F814.3. F814.3. Flower only to be found at midnight. India: Thompson-Balys.
F814.4. F814.4. Golden flowers. India: Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 891.
F814.4.1. F814.4.1. Golden lotus. India: Thompson-Balys.
F814.5. F814.5. Flower visible only to blind man. India: Thompson-Balys.
F814.6. F814.6. Flowers (lotus) of gold float on a river of milk. (Cf. F715.2.3.) India: Thompson-Balys.
F815. F815. Extraordinary plants. Jewish: *Neuman.
F815.1. F815.1. Vegetables (plants) which mature in miraculously short time. (Cf. F811.13.) Irish myth: *Cross; Spanish Exempla: Keller; Jewish: *Neuman; Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 35.
F815.2. F815.2. Extraordinary grain. Irish myth: Cross.
F815.2.1. F815.2.1. Extraordinary amount of liquor pressed from single grain. Irish myth: *Cross.
F815.3. F815.3. Crops grow without sweat or weariness in paradise. Irish myth: *Cross.
F815.4. F815.4. Extraordinary rice producing million-fold and ripening overnight. (Cf. F815.1.) India: *Thompson-Balys.
F815.4.1. F815.4.1. Rice, the scent of which is smelled for miles around. India: Thompson-Balys.
F815.5. F815.5. Extraordinary seed. Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys; Marquesas: Handy 40.
F815.6. F815.6. Prolific grain. Produces enormously. Jewish: *Neuman.
F815.6.1. F815.6.1. Taro planted in sacred spot inexhaustible prolific. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 288.
F815.7. F815.7. Extraordinary vine. (Cf. F813.2.)
F815.7.1. F815.7.1. Extraordinary vine bears 926 varieties of fruit. Jewish: Neuman.
F815.7.2. F815.7.2. Gigantic vine. Jewish: Neuman.
F815.7.3. F815.7.3. Vines smile when a leaf is cut from them. Philippine (Tinguian): Cole 163.
F816. F816. Extraordinary vegetables.
F816.1. F816.1. Cucumber two feet long. India: Thompson-Balys.
F816.2. F816.2. Enormous kava plant. Tonga: Gifford 123, 158.
F817. F817. Extraordinary grass.
F817.1. F817.1. Growing and ungrowing grass. Produces one pod daily till the fifteenth of the month; thereafter one pod shrinks each day. (Cf. F811.12.) Chinese: Ferguson 33.
F817.2. F817.2. Grass grows anew every night. Jewish: Neuman.
F817.3. F817.3. Herbs serve as perfume. Jewish: *Neuman.
F817.4. F817.4. Grass covered with gold dust. Jewish: Neuman.
F818. F818. Extraordinary garden. India: Thompson-Balys.
F818.1. F818.1. Marvelous garden with gold and silver flowers, bees. India: Thompson-Balys.
F818.2. F818.2. Five demons keepers of marvelous garden and palace. India: Thompson-Balys.
F820. F820. Extraordinary clothing and ornaments.
F821. F821. Extraordinary dress (clothes, robe, etc.)
F821.1. F821.1. Dress of extraordinary material.
F821.1.1. F821.1.1. Golden clothes. Fb ”guldklædning“; India: Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Graham.
F821.1.2. F821.1.2. Brass clothes. Fb ”messing“ II 582b.
F821.1.3. F821.1.3. Dress of raw fur. Cat-fur, mouse-fur, or other undressed fur. *Type 510B; BP II 45ff.; Köhler-Bolte I 420; Icelandic: Boberg.
F821.1.3.1. F821.1.3.1. Bearskin. Man dressed in bear hide. Type 361; Hdwb. d. Märch. I 169a s.v. ”Bärenhäuter“; Icelandic: Boberg.
F821.1.3.2. F821.1.3.2. Cloak made from fur of all animals in realm. German: Grimm No. 65.
F821.1.4. F821.1.4. Wooden coat. *Type 510B; BP II 45ff; Liungman Jordkulan 90; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. ”bois“; India: Thompson-Balys.
F821.1.5. F821.1.5. Dress of gold, silver, color of sun, moon and stars. *Type 510B; *BP II 45ff.; *Eisler Weltenmantel und Himmelszelt I 1ff.; Fb ”måne“ II 660a, ”klæder“ IV 267b; Saintyves Perrault 152ff., 202ff.; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. ”étoiles“, ”robe“.
F821.1.6. F821.1.6. Dress of feathers. Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 248 No. 192.
F821.2. F821.2. Dress so fine that it goes in nutshell. Köhler-Bolte I 420; English: Child I 260 and note, 271.
F821.2.1. F821.2.1. Coat so light it can be concealed in closed palms of hand. Jewish: *Neuman.
F821.3. F821.3. Dress with gold, silver, and diamond bells. Köhler-Bolte Zs. f. Vksk. VI 60 and Köhler to Gonzenbach No. 2.
F821.4. F821.4. Extraordinarily beautiful mantle. None surpasses it. Irish myth: *Cross.
F821.5. F821.5. Extraordinary long turban. India: Thompson-Balys.
F821.6. F821.6. Glorified white garments. Moreno Esdras.
F821.7. F821.7. Clothes of light (worn by Adam and Eve). Jewish: *Neuman.
F821.8. F821.8. Clothes which do not wear out. *Loomis White Magic 88.
F821.9. F821.9. Garments grow with man wearing them. Jewish: Neuman.
F821.10. F821.10. Garments emitting aromatic perfume. Jewish: *Neuman.
F821.11. F821.11. Clothes remain ever new. Jewish: Neuman.
F822. F822. Extraordinary handkerchief.
F822.1. F822.1. Handkerchief color of sun, moon, and stars. Cape Verde Islands: Parsons MAFLS XV (1) 111 No. 39, 278 No. 91, 281 No. 92.
F823. F823. Extraordinary shoes. *Cox Cinderella 506; Irish myth: *Cross.
F823.1. F823.1. Golden shoes. *Type 510; *Cox Cinderella 506; *Fb ”guldsko“ I 515a; Jewish: Neuman.
F823.2. F823.2. Glass shoes. Type 510; Cox Cinderella 506; Missouri French: Carrière.
F823.3. F823.3. Shoes of rat-skin. India: Thompson-Balys.
F823.4. F823.4. Silver shoes. Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 230f.
F824. F824. Extraordinary armor. (Cf. F839.2.) Icelandic: *Boberg; Jewish: Neuman.
F824.1. F824.1. Men in air-tight armor. Penzer II 299.
F824.2. F824.2. Extraordinarily painted shield. Herrmann Saxo II 288; Icelandic: *Boberg.
F825. F825. Extraordinary ring. Icelandic: Herrmann Saxo II 160 – 61, *Boberg.
F826. F826. Extraordinary jewels.
F826.1. F826.1. Animals with jeweled ornaments. Malone PMLA XLIII 401, 413.
F826.2. F826.2. Ambergris made from bitumen eaten by fish. *Chauvin VII 25 No. 373F n. 1.
F826.3. F826.3. Diamond does not break when struck with sledge hammer; penetrates iron instead. India: Thompson-Balys.
F826.4. F826.4. Sapphire so large two tables of law hewn out of it. Jewish: Neuman.
F827. F827. Extraordinary ornaments.
F827.1. F827.1. Live-bird earrings. N. A. Indian (Menomini): Skinner JAFL XXVII 98.
F827.2. F827.2. Live head-dress. N. A. Indian: Thompson Tales 337 n. 214.
F827.3. F827.3. Ornaments of snakes, hornets, scorpions, dirt, and a toad. India: Thompson-Balys.
F827.4. F827.4. Necklace made of human eyes. India: Thompson-Balys.
F827.5. F827.5. Golden comb. India: Thompson-Balys.
F827.6. F827.6. Extraordinary bracelets. Jewish: Neuman.
F828. F828. Extraordinary crown. Jewish: *Neuman.
F828.1. F828.1. Jeweled crown suspended in air over king’s head. Jewish: Neuman.
F828.2. F828.2. Crown of fire. Jewish: *Neuman.
F829. F829. Extraordinary clothing and ornaments – miscellaneous.
F829.1. F829.1. Rainbow as loincloth. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 508.
F829.2. F829.2. Girdle made of a climbing-vine. Tuamotu: Stimson MS (z-G. 3/1174).
F829.3. F829.3. Extraordinary belt. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F830. F830. Extraordinary weapons. Irish myth: *Cross.
F830.1. F830.1. Silver weapon. Icelandic: Boberg.
F831. F831. Extraordinary arrow. India: Thompson-Balys.
F831.1. F831.1. Invisible arrow. Visible to only one person. N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 356 n. 287b.
F831.2. F831.2. Arrows of fire. Chauvin VI 106 No. 270; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; India: Thompson-Balys.
F831.3. F831.3. Poisoned arrows. (Cf. F833.6.) Icelandic: *Boberg; India: Thompson-Balys.
F831.4. F831.4. Arrow shot at bull returns against shooter. Irish myth: Cross.
F831.5. F831.5. Extraordinarily heavy arrow. India: Thompson-Balys.
F832. F832. Extraordinary lance. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F832.1. F832.1. Barbed lance. Causes one wound on entering and nine on retiring. Welsh, Irish: MacCulloch Celtic 200; Icelandic: *Boberg.
F832.1.1. F832.1.1. Gae bulga. Barbed lance which cannot be withdrawn. (Cf. A1459.1.4.) Irish myth: *Cross.
F832.2. F832.2. Extraordinarily big lance. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F833. F833. Extraordinary sword. Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; Jewish: Neuman.
F833.1. F833.1. Sword so heavy that hero must take drink of strength before swinging it. Fb ”sværd“ III 690b.
F833.1.1. F833.1.1. Sword so heavy that only its owner can lift it. Icelandic: Boberg.
F833.2. F833.2. Sword of Damocles. Sword hung on thin thread immediately above person. *BP I 366; *Pauli (ed. Bolte) No. 735a; Olrik Sakses Oldhistorie II (1894) 256; Icelandic: Boberg.
F833.3. F833.3. Sword extraordinarily bright, sharp. Herrmann Saxo 306 n. 2; Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg.
F833.3.1. F833.3.1. Sword as mirror. Icelandic: Boberg.
F833.4. F833.4. Fiery sword. Irish myth: *Cross; Jewish: Neuman.
F833.4.1. F833.4.1. Sword shines as fire or as the sun. Icelandic: Boberg.
F833.5. F833.5. Sword cuts everything. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F833.5.1. F833.5.1. Sword cuts cloth etc. as well as steel and stone. Icelandic: Boberg.
F833.6. F833.6. Sword with poisoned edge. (Cf. F831.3.) Icelandic: *Boberg.
F833.7. F833.7. Sword with image of wolf or serpent. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F833.8. F833.8. Gigantic sword. Sword eight elbow-lengths long and two spans broad. Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: Boberg.
F833.9. F833.9. Disappearing sword. *Loomis White Magic 51.
F833.10. F833.10. Sword with God‘s name engraved upon it. (Cf. D1766.7.2.) Jewish: Neuman.
F833.11. F833.11. Miraculous sword of Angel of Death. Jewish: Neuman.
F834. F834. Extraordinary spear.
F834.1. F834.1. Remarkably hot spear must be kept in bath of blood (poison). Irish myth: *Cross.
F834.1.1. F834.1.1. Spear of fire (thrown by God). Jewish: Neuman.
F834.2. F834.2. Spear so broad that its owner by swinging it puts the light out. Icelandic: PMLA XLVI 1002, Boberg.
F834.3. F834.3. Extraordinary gleaming spear. Irish myth: Cross.
F834.4. F834.4. All-conquering spear. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 395.
F834.5. F834.5. Remarkable spear used to dam stream. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 418.
F834.6. F834.6. Remarkable spear used as a windbreak. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 418.
F834.7. F834.7. Warrior seeks combat when his spear consents. Tuamotu: Stimson MS (Z-G. 13/48).
F835. F835. Extraordinary club. (Cf. F531.4.5.4.) Irish myth: *Cross; Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 204.
F835.1. F835.1. Winking club. Head of a club is like a bird’s head; its eyes wink. N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 336 n. 214.
F835.2. F835.2. Remarkably large club.
F835.2.1. F835.2.1. Iron club so heavy that five men can hardly lift it. Icelandic: Boberg.
F835.2.2. F835.2.2. Club takes 4,000 men to carry it. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 419.
F836. F836. Extraordinary bow.
F836.0.1. F836.0.1. Remarkable bowstring. Tuamotu: Stimson MS (z-G 13/127).
F836.1. F836.1. Bow of gold, silver, and copper. Finnish: Kalevala rune 10.
F836.2. F836.2. Hornbows. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F836.3. F836.3. Extraordinarily large bow. Icelandic: Boberg; India: Thompson-Balys.
F836.3.1. F836.3.1. Bow can be strung only by one thousand men. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 596.
F836.4. F836.4. Tiny bow shoots through muskox hide. Eskimo (Mackenzie Area): Jenness 88.
F836.5. F836.5. Crossbow goes bird hunting, shows mercy to first bird, which pleads for its life. Africa (Pangwe): Tessman 372.
F837. F837. Extraordinary battle-axe. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F837.1. F837.1. Extraordinarily keen stone axe. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 395.
F838. F838. Extraordinary knife. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F838.1. F838.1. Extraordinarily sharp knife. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F838.2. F838.2. Knife with handle half gold and half silver. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F839. F839. Other extraordinary weapons.
F839.1. F839.1. Gnawed bone as weapon. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F839.2. F839.2. Extraordinary shield. (Cf. F824.) Irish myth: Cross.
F839.2.1. F839.2.1. Gigantic shield. Irish myth: *Cross.
F839.2.1.1. F839.2.1.1. Shield concealing one hundred men. India: Thompson-Balys.
F839.2.2. F839.2.2. Edge of shield sharp enough to cut hair on water. Irish myth: Cross.
F839.3. F839.3. Cain slays Abel with bone of a camel. (Cf. A1336.) Irish myth: Cross.
F839.3.1. F839.3.1. Cain slain with an apple. Irish myth: Cross.
F839.4. F839.4. Human head as weapon. Irish myth: *Cross.
F839.5. F839.5. Ball made of human brains as weapon. Irish myth: *Cross.
F839.6. F839.6. Betelnut as weapon to strike off man’s head. India: Thompson-Balys.
F839.7. F839.7. Wooden lizard used to kill evil spirits. Easter Island: Métraux Ethnology 370.
F840. F840. Other extraordinary objects and places.
F841. F841. Extraordinary boat (ship). Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg.
F841.1. F841.1. Ship of extraordinary material.
F841.1.1. F841.1.1. Stone boat (ship). Fb ”sten“ III 552a, ”skib“ III 242b; Irish: Cross, O’Suilleabhain 88, Beal XXI 329; India: Thompson-Balys; N. A. Indian (Ojibwa): Schoolcraft Hiawatha 223.
F841.1.2. F841.1.2. Bronze boat. Irish myth: *Cross.
F841.1.3. F841.1.3. Mahogany ship. Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. ”ajacou“.
F841.1.4. F841.1.4. Boat made of nutshells. Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. ”coques“, ”noix“.
F841.1.4.1. F841.1.4.1. Canoe made from coconut. Marquesas: Handy 46, 91, Beckwith Myth 484.
F841.1.5. F841.1.5. Ship Naglfar. Made of parings of fingernails of the dead. *Gaster Germania XXVI (1881) 204; Icelandic: De la Saussaye 351, Olrik Ragnarök (tr. Ranisch) 72f., 74 n. 1, Boberg.
F841.1.6. F841.1.6. Ship brass within, steel without. English: Child III 340, 344, 349, IV 504.
F841.1.7. F841.1.7. Ship with gold nails. English: Child IV 379ff., V 276.
F841.1.8. F841.1.8. Golden boat with copper rudder. Finnish: Kalevala rune 10.
F841.1.9. F841.1.9. Silver boat. *Loomis White Magic 91; Irish myth: *Cross.
F841.1.10. F841.1.10. Gold ship. Danish: Kristensen Danske Sagn III (1895) 460ff., (1931) 316ff.
F841.1.10.1. F841.1.10.1. Boat looks like gold. Icelandic: Boberg.
F841.1.11. F841.1.11. Boat made of a tree trunk. Icelandic: Boberg.
F841.1.12. F841.1.12. Boat from gourd. India: Thompson-Balys.
F841.1.13. F841.1.13. Iron boat. Icelandic: Boberg.
F841.1.14. F841.1.14. Glass ship. Africa: Weeks Jungle 43.
F841.2. F841.2. Extraordinary equipment of ship. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F841.2.1. F841.2.1. Gold (silver) mast. Fb ”mast“ II 564.
F841.2.2. F841.2.2. Feather used as mast. *Fb ”høne“ I 750b.
F841.2.3. F841.2.3. Silver oar. Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. ”avirons“.
F841.2.4. F841.2.4. Golden oar. Irish myth: Cross.
F841.2.5. F841.2.5. Bronze sail. Irish myth: Cross.
F841.2.6. F841.2.6. Tin sail. Irish myth: Cross.
F841.2.7. F841.2.7. Marvelous paddle sends canoe enormous distance with each stroke. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 447.
F841.3. F841.3. Extraordinary ship – miscellaneous.
F841.3.1. F841.3.1. Winged ship. Hindu: Keith 31.
F841.3.2. F841.3.2. Ship on wheels. (Cf. D1553.1.1.) Icelandic: *Boberg.
F841.3.3. F841.3.3. Enormous canoe. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 420; Easter Island: Métraux Ethnology 62, 85.
F842. F842. Extraordinary bridge. Irish myth: *Cross.
F842.1. F842.1. Extraordinary material of bridge.
F842.1.1. F842.1.1. Crystal (glass) bridge. Patch PMLA XXXIII 610 n. 30; Chauvin V 41 No. 388.
F842.1.2. F842.1.2. Ice bridge. Patch PMLA XXXIII 610 n. 30.
F842.1.3. F842.1.3. Bridge of apples. Scotch: Campbell Tales I 297.
F842.1.4. F842.1.4. Golden bridge. Icelandic: Herrmann Saxo II 587, MacCulloch Eddic 130, *Boberg.
F842.1.5. F842.1.5. Bridge of straw. German: Grimm No. 18.
F842.2. F842.2. Extraordinary bridge miscellaneous.
F842.2.1. F842.2.1. Perilous trap bridge. High in center. One end rises when one steps on it and throws him backwards. Type 516; Rosch FFC LXXVII 125; *Brown Iwain 75; *Ogle MLN XXXV 129ff.; Irish: MacCulloch Celtic 143, *Cross.
F842.2.1.1. F842.2.1.1. Perilous trap-gate. India: Thompson-Balys.
F842.2.2. F842.2.2. Bridge which falls when mounted. Irish myth: *Cross.
F842.2.3. F842.2.3. Extraordinary span of bridge.
F842.2.3.1. F842.2.3.1. Bridge of boats across sea. Saxo (ed. Elton) 145; Irish myth: Cross; Greek: Aeschylus Prometheus Bound line 720.
F842.2.3.2. F842.2.3.2. Under-water bridge. Irish myth: *Cross.
F842.2.4. F842.2.4. Under-water causeway (to otherworld). (Cf. F93.) Irish myth: *Cross.
F843. F843. Extraordinary rope. Missouri French: Carrière.
F843.1. F843.1. Rope made of person’s hair. Köhler-Bolte I 542f.; English: Child V 482 s.v. ”hair“.
F844. F844. Extraordinary nail. (Cf. F841.1.7.) Icelandic: Boberg.
F846. F846. Extraordinary bed.
F846.1. F846.1. Perilous bed. Irish myth: *Cross.
F846.2. F846.2. Golden bed. India: Thompson-Balys.
F847. F847. Extraordinary web (of guts). Icelandic: Boberg.
F848. F848. Extraordinary ladder (stair).
F848.1. F848.1. Girl‘s long hair as ladder into tower. Rapunzel. *Type 310; BP I 99; Fb ”hår“ IV 241b; Jacobs’s list s.v. ”Ladder of hair“; Italian: Basile Pentamerone II Nos. 1, 7.
F848.2. F848.2. Ladder of fingers (toes). *Köhler-Bolte I 170f.
F848.3. F848.3. Ladder of bones. (Usually bones are stuck in side of steep and slippery mountain.) *Köhler-Bolte I 171. – N. A. Indian (Plains Cree): Thompson Tales 141.
F848.4. F848.4. Ladder of fire. Jewish: Neuman.
F848.5. F848.5. Staircase of glass. *Roberts 178.
F851. F851. Extraordinary food. India: Thompson-Balys.
F852. F852. Extraordinary coffin. Jewish: *Neuman.
F852.1. F852.1. Glass coffin. Type 709; BP I 450ff., III 261; *Böklen Sneewittchenstudien 113.
F852.1.1. F852.1.1. Series of glass coffins. (Cf. F852.4.) Italian: Basile Pentamerone II No. 8.
F852.2. F852.2. Golden coffin. Type 709; *Böklen Sneewittchenstudien 115. – English: Child I 506, II 358f., 362, 366, IV 471, V 224 (gold and silver).
F852.3. F852.3. Silver coffin. Type 709; *Böklen Sneewittchenstudien 115.
F852.4. F852.4. Series of enclosed coffins. Coffins of gold, silver, copper, iron, lead, and wood, each inside the other. (Cf. F852.1.1.) German: Zaunert Westfälische Sagen (Jena, 1927) 12, 15, 141, Lachmann Überlinger Sagen (Konstanz, 1909) 48 No. 16.
F855. F855. Extraordinary image.
F855.1. F855.1. Image with pointing finger. Inscription says, ”Dig here.“ Treasure etc. found when directions are followed. Oesterley Gesta Romanorum No. 107; Herbert III 191.
F855.2. F855.2. Statues animated by water or wind. *Chauvin VI 53 No. 218.
F855.3. F855.3. Gold (silver) statue of animal. Jewish: Neuman; Icelandic: Boberg.
F855.3.1. F855.3.1. Peacocks of gold. Penzer III 57.
F855.3.2. F855.3.2. Dogs of gold and silver. Penzer IX 9 n. 1.
F855.3.3. F855.3.3. Golden dove. Jewish: Neuman.
F855.4. F855.4. Image takes thousand men to carry it. Jewish: Neuman.
F856. F856. Extraordinary loom.
F856.1. F856.1. Loom made of woman‘s breasts with vagina as shuttle. India: Thompson-Balys.
F857. F857. Extraordinary broom (besom).
F857.1. F857.1. Golden besom (broom). India: Thompson-Balys.
F858. F858. Golden plow. Danish: Kristensen Danske Sagn III (1931) 317.
F861. F861. Extraordinary wagon (cart, carriage, etc.) Icelandic: Boberg.
F861.1. F861.1. Golden wagon (chariot). Greek: Grote I 147.
F861.1.1. F861.1.1. Golden wagon drawn by moles. Fb ”guldvogn“ I 515b; Danish: Kristensen Danske Sagn III (1895) 461ff., (1931) 317ff.
F861.1.2. F861.1.2. Golden wagon drawn by four golden elephants. Italian: Basile Pentamerone II No. 5.
F861.2. F861.2. Winged chariot. Type 575; Irish myth: Cross; Greek: Frazer Apollodorus II 157 n. 3.
F861.2.1. F861.2.1. Flying carts. Have winged framework. Chinese: Werner 391.
F861.2.2. F861.2.2. Scythed chariot. Irish myth: *Cross.
F861.3. F861.3. Wagon of jewels. Italian: Basile Pentamerone V No. 4; Jewish: *Neuman.
F861.3.1. F861.3.1. Cart of lapis lazuli and gold with golden wheels. Babylonian: Gilgamesch-Epos VI 10.
F861.4. F861.4. Carriage from extraordinary material.
F861.4.1. F861.4.1. Carriage made from turnip. German: Grimm No. 63.
F861.4.2. F861.4.2. Wagon made from nutshell, drawn by duck. German: Grimm No. 10.
F861.4.3. F861.4.3. Carriage from pumpkin. Type 510 (Perrault’s version).
F861.4.4. F861.4.4. Chariots of fire. Jewish: *Neuman.
F862. F862. Extraordinary horseshoe.
F862.1. F862.1. Golden horseshoe. *Fb ”guldsko“ I 515a, ”guldsmed“ I 515a, ”hestesko“ IV 213b; Icelandic: Boberg; English: Child V 483 s.v. ”horse“ (silver before and gold behind).
F863. F863. Extraordinary chain. Missouri French: Carrière.
F863.1. F863.1. Unbreakable chain. Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. ”chaîne“.
F863.2. F863.2. Chains of fire. Jewish: Neuman.
F864. F864. Extraordinary fetter.
F864.1. F864.1. Fetter for Fenris wolf. Made of sound caused by the footfall of cats, beards of women, roots of mountains, sinews of bears, breath of fish, and spittle of birds. Icelandic: Boberg.
F864.2. F864.2. Fetter for Loki. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F865. F865. Extraordinary pavement.
F865.1. F865.1. Pavement of pearl. Fb ”perle“ II 807b.
F866. F866. Extraordinary cup.
F866.1. F866.1. Cup of three hundred colors. Hartland Science 155.
F866.2. F866.2. Gigantic cup. Irish myth: Cross.
F866.2.1. F866.2.1. Gigantic drinking horn. Icelandic: Boberg.
F866.3. F866.3. Golden cup. Icelandic: *Boberg; Danish: Kristensen Danske Sagn III (1931) 316ff.
F866.3.1. F866.3.1. Golden drinking horn. Danish: Kristensen Danske Sagn III (1931) 317.
F866.4. F866.4. Cup made of skulls. Icelandic: *Boberg; Jewish: Neuman.
F866.5. F866.5. Cup of Gam‘s egg shell. (Cf. B31.2.) Icelandic: Boberg.
F866.6. F866.6. Extraordinarily costly drinking horn. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F866.7. F866.7. Extraordinary container used for fluids.
F866.7.1. F866.7.1. Hood holds wine as drinking horn. *Loomis White Magic 129.
F866.7.2. F866.7.2. Saint able to carry fluid (water, wine, or oil) in broken container, bottomless jar, etc. *Loomis White Magic 48.
F866.7.2.1. F866.7.2.1. Boy Jesus carries water in his cloak when water bottle is broken. *Loomis White Magic 41.
F867. F867. Extraordinary reel.
F867.1. F867.1. Golden reel. *Fb ”guldhaspe“ I 513.
F868. F868. Extraordinary saddle.
F868.1. F868.1. Golden saddle. Fb ”guldsadel“ I 514b; Icelandic: Boberg.
F871. F871. Sampo. One side flour mill; one, salt mill; one, mill for coining money. Finnish: Kalevala rune 10.
F872. F872. Extraordinary bath. Irish myth: *Cross.
F872.1. F872.1. Bath of milk. Type 507A; Irish myth: *Cross; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. ”bain“.
F872.2. F872.2. Bath of boiling oil. Irish myth: *Cross; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. ”bain“; India: *Thompson-Balys.
F872.3. F872.3. Bath of blood. (Cf. F955.1.) Irish myth: *Cross; India: *Thompson-Balys.
F872.3.1. F872.3.1. Bath of blood of dragons, lions, adders, etc. Irish myth: Cross.
F872.4. F872.4. Bath of marrow. Irish myth: Cross.
F872.5. F872.5. Bath of molten lead (iron). Irish myth: Cross.
F872.5.1. F872.5.1. Bath of fire. Jewish: *Neuman.
F872.6. F872.6. Bath which makes one insensible for three days. India: Thompson-Balys.
F872.7. F872.7. Bath of balsam. (Cf. F162.2.5.) Jewish: Neuman.
F873. F873. Extraordinary army.
F873.0.1. F873.0.1. Battle rage. Makes army unconquerable. Irish myth: *Cross.
F873.1. F873.1. Troops of black, white, and red soldiers. One-third of an army of each. Wesselski Märchen 199.
F873.2. F873.2. Enormous army camp. Jewish: Neuman.
F874. F874. Horse’s head for extraordinary use. Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: Boberg.
F874.1. F874.1. Horse‘s head nailed over gate (door). *Fb ”hestehoved“ I 602.
F874.2. F874.2. Horse’s forehead as golden chair. Fb ”hestepande“ I 603.
F874.2.1. F874.2.1. Horse‘s skull used as pillow. German: Grimm No. 71.
F875. F875. Iron bands around heart to keep it from breaking. When master is disenchanted, bands around heart of faithful servant snap one by one. *Type 440; *BP I 1ff.; Icelandic: *Boberg.
F876. F876. Golden spinning-wheel. Hdwb. d. Märch. II 136 nn. 77 – 119.
F877. F877. Extraordinary threads.
F877.1. F877.1. Gold (silver, copper) thread. Hdwb. d. Märch. II 147 nn. 359 – 367.
F878. F878. Egg used as shinny ball. N. A. Indian (California): Gayton and Newman 74.
F881. F881. Extraordinary vessel.
F881.1. F881.1. Extraordinarily large vessel. Irish myth: Cross.
F881.1.1. F881.1.1. Gigantic cauldron. Irish myth: *Cross.
F881.1.2. F881.1.2. Gigantic ladle. Irish myth: Cross.
F881.2. F881.2. Vessel of human bones. Jewish: *Neuman.
F882. F882. Extraordinary fire. Irish myth: *Cross.
F882.1. F882.1. Extraordinary funeral pyre. India: Thompson-Balys.
F882.2. F882.2. Multicolored fires. Jewish: Neuman.
F883. F883. Extraordinary writings (book, letter). Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg.
F883.1. F883.1. Extraordinary book. Icelandic: Boberg.
F883.1.1. F883.1.1. Book of glass. Irish myth: *Cross.
F883.1.2. F883.1.2. Book written with black fire on white fire (in God’s lap). Jewish: *Neuman.
F883.1.3. F883.1.3. Words of Decalogue legible on both sides. Jewish: Neuman.
F883.1.4. F883.1.4. Books unscathed by water and fire. Jewish: *Neuman.
F883.1.5. F883.1.5. Book made of sapphires. Jewish: *Neuman.
F883.1.6. F883.1.6. Heavenly books. Jewish: *Neuman.
F883.2. F883.2. Extraordinary letter (written on human skin). India: Thompson-Balys.
F883.2.1. F883.2.1. Letter shot into sky. India: Thompson-Balys.
F885. F885. Extraordinary field. India: Thompson-Balys.
F886. F886. Extraordinary key.
F886.1. F886.1. Golden key. Danish: Kristensen Danske Sagn III (1895) 461, (1931) 318.
F887. F887. Extraordinary implements. India: Thompson-Balys.
F887.1. F887.1. Extraordinary plow (made of snakes and drawn by tigers). India: Thompson-Balys.
F891. F891. Extraordinary still (with the beads of crocodiles, owls, and parrots as pots). India: Thompson-Balys.
F891.1. F891.1. Woman‘s body used as still. India: Thompson-Balys.
F893. F893. Extraordinary hearth. India: Thompson-Balys.
F894. F894. Extraordinary seat, covered with skins of lice. India: *Thompson-Balys.
F895. F895. Golden swing. India: Thompson-Balys.
F896. F896. Extraordinary threshing-floor. India: Thompson-Balys.
F899. F899. Other extraordinary objects.
F899.1. F899.1. Extraordinary standard. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F899.2. F899.2. Extraordinary game-board.
F899.2.1. F899.2.1. Golden game-board. Icelandic: *Boberg.
F899.3. F899.3. Enormous cage. Jewish: *Neuman.

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