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Group No. 114


G. Ogres

Group No.

G303.22 – G303.25

Group name

Other ogres: devil II


G303.22. The devil helps people. Irish myth: Cross; West Indies: Flowers 451; Jewish: Neuman.
G303.22.1. Devil repays a kindness: returns coat lent him and brings the one who had shown him kindness back home when imprisoned. German: Henne-Am Rhyn (1874) 278.
G303.22.2. Magician recovers lost object with devil’s help. Finnish-Swedish: Wessman 11 No. 89.
G303.22.3. in rhyme. (Cf. H543.) Finnish-Swedish: Wessman 11 No. 92.
G303.22.4. Devil helps man place cart wheel when it becomes unfastened. Finnish-Swedish: Wessman 11 No. 93.
G303.22.5. Devil exhibits benevolence to impious people (to people who make an alliance with him: gives them riches, helps them in need). (Cf. M212.) U.S.: Baughman; Finnish-Swedish: Wessman 12 No. 96.
G303.22.6. Devil helps person to steal. When thief blesses himself he is forsaken by the devil. (Cf. K365.) Finnish-Swedish: Wessman 12 No. 98.
G303.22.7. Devil helps ugly man win wife. Wünsche Teufel 104f.
G303.22.8. Devil helps journeyman win wager with master. Wünsche Teufel 36.
G303.22.9. Devil comes and works with man who continues to work after night. French: Sébillot France I 160.
G303.22.10. Devil serves knight faithfully. Devil saves his life and that of his wife. Wesselski Märchen 242 No. 53.
G303.22.11. Devil as advocate of falsely condemned men. Carries off the judge. *Type 821; BP II 566.
G303.22.12. Devil promises help to mistreated apprentice if youth will meet him by night in lonely spot. Scotch: Campbell Superstitions 293.
G303.22.13. Devil saves heretic from fire, until priest brings host. Scala Celi 65a No. 355.
G303.22.14. Devil as helper in battle. Lithuanian: Balys Historical.
G303.23. The devil and the ark. Jewish: *Neuman.
G303.23.1. Devil gets into the ark by hiding in shadow of Noah’s wife. Dh I 268.
G303.24. The devil in church.
G303.24.1. Devil accuses congregation of sins.
G303.24.1.1. Devil shows priest long parchment roll of sins of congregation. Scala Celi 44a No. 249; Crane Vitry 233 No. 239.
G303.24.1.2. Devil writes faults of man on goat skin. Swiss: Jegerlehner Oberwallis 306 No. 19.
G303.24.1.3. Devil writes down names of men on a hide in church. Woman laughs when she sees him. Finnish: FFC XXXIII 44 No. 59; Lithuanian: Balys Legends No. 427; Estonian: Aarne FFC XXV 126 No. 59; Spanish Exempla: Keller.
G303.24.1.4. Devil stands in church door and writes down names of his own people on a sheepskin. Fb I 266b.
G303.24.1.5. Devil in church fills his sack with dissolute songs. Scala Celi 25a No. 165; Alphabet No. 122.
G303.24.1.6. Devil writes down all idle words spoken in church. His parchment is not long enough and he has to stretch it. Crane Vitry 233 No. 239.
G303.24.1.7. Devil writes names of those who sleep in church. Fb I 266b; Finnish-Swedish: Wessman 11 No. 85.
G303. Devil disturbs people in the church. Lithuanian: Balys Legends Nos. 440, 447.
G303. Devil writes down names of those who look backwards in church. Cheremis: Sebeok-Nyerges.
G303.24.1.8. Devil writes down names of those who whisper in church. Cheremis: Sebeok-Nyerges.
G303.24.1.9. The devil has two books – one book small for sins of clerics, erased by confession; the other large for unconfessed sins of lay folks. Irish myth: *Cross (G303.24.1.11).
G303.24.2. Devils worship host. (Cf. G303.16.5.) Krappe Bulletin Hispanique XXXIX 49; Scala Celi 3a No. 5; Spanish Exempla: Keller.
G303.24.3. Devil vexing friars caused to repent by singing ”Te sanctum dominum“. Scala Celi 3a No. 5.
G303.24.4. Devil destroys church steeple. England: Baughman.
G303.24.5. Devil as dog chews up Bibles, hymnbooks, church accounts in church. Wales: Baughman.
G303.25. Miscellaneous devil motifs.
G303.25.1. Wolf is the devil‘s craftiest enemy. Dh I 152.
G303.25.2. Devils fear St. Isaac. Scala Celi 135b No. 592.
G303.25.3. Devil likes negligence in men more than anything else. Scala Celi No. 752.
G303.25.4. Devil cooks folk in kettle. Fb I 267a.
G303.25.5. Devil’s chair in hell made from thrown-away nail parings. Olrik Ragnarök (tr. Ranisch) 73f., No. 1.
G303.25.5.1. From the parings of man‘s nails devils make little caps for themselves. Lithuanian: Balys Index No. 3305.
G303.25.6. Old woman gives chickens to devils. They do not accept them. She gives them to priests and they eat them. Scala Celi 161b No. 916.
G303.25.7. Man shoots the devil with a silver gun. Finnish: Aarne FFC XXXIII 42 No. 51**; Lithuanian: Balys Legends Nos. 594ff., 796.
G303.25.7.1. Devil shot with silver bullet. (Cf. D1385.4.) Lithuanian, Latvian, Livonian, Estonian, Ukrainian, Polish, Rumanian: *Balys Tautosakos Darbai VI 53 – 83.
G303.25.8. Devil follows corpse when a lawyer is buried. Fb I 267a.
G303.25.8.1. Devil follows corpse of a procurator. Fb I 267a.
G303.25.9. Ship with devil aboard sinks. Fb III 243b.
G303.25.10. Devil is blamed by monk for taking what does not belong to him. Devil denies accusation. Pauli (ed. Bolte) No. 366.
G303.25.11. Devil takes place of woman who went to spend night with a priest. Wesselski Mönchslatein 189 No. 147.
G303.25.12. A farmer who trades horses with the devil is cheated. Finnish-Swedish: Wessman 16 No. 149.
G303.25.13. Devil buys a woman’s hair; the silver coin which he gives in payment is changed to a piece of wood and she dies. Finnish-Swedish: Wessman 16 No. 148.
G303.25.14. The food and drink of the devils.
G303.25.14.1. Hideous food and drink at the night-spirits‘ (devils’) feast. Lithuanian: Balys Legends Nos. 428, 434, 436, 440, 444, 451, 463ff.
G303.25.14.2. Devil roasts a toad. Lithuanian: Balys Legends No. 795.
G303.25.15. The devil’s animals.
G303.25.15.1. Tailless fish as devil‘s hog. Lithuanian: Balys Legends No. 807.
G303.25.16. Possessions of the devil.
G303.25.16.1. Devil’s pipe, gun or music. Man is blinded and gets such as gift or exchange from devil. Lithuanian: Balys Legends Nos. 559 – 563, 569, 575, 590, 815.
G303.25.17. The devils‘ dances and feasts.
G303.25.17.1. Devil as gentleman invites a traveler to the feast (wedding). (Cf. G303. Lithuanian: Balys Index No. 3276, Legends Nos. 441, 448, 454, 458ff., 466.
G303.25.17.2. A musician engaged to play for the night-spirits (devils) dances. Lithuanian: Balys Index Nos. 3276f., Legends Nos. 425 – 438, 443f., 446f., 449 – 453, 460.
G303.25.17.3. Devils arrange a wedding feast for a woman who hanged herself. Lithuanian: Balys Index No. 3277, 3278, Legends Nos. 443 – 448, 450 – 459, 461f., 466.
G303.25.18. Devil can touch man’s body, not his soul. Jewish: Neuman.
G303.25.19. Parliament of devils. Irish myth: Cross.

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