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Group No. 126


H. Tests

Group No.

H1200 – H1399

Group name

Tests of prowess: quests


H1200. H1200. Quest.
H1210. H1210. Quest assigned.
H1210.1. H1210.1. Quest assigned by father. *Types 402, 550; Irish myth: *Cross; Missouri French: Carrière; Spanish: Espinosa Jr. No. 105; India: *Thompson-Balys; Chile: Pino Saavedra 399, 403, 404; Africa (Ekoi): Talbot 350.
H1210.2. H1210.2. Quest assigned by king. French Canadian: Sister Marie Ursule; India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1211. H1211. Quests assigned in order to get rid of hero. *Type 650; Dickson 51; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; Missouri French: Carrière; Spanish: Espinosa Jr. Nos. 116, 139 – 141; Italian Novella: Rotunda; India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1212. H1212. Quest assigned because of feigned illness. Lion‘s milk (or the like) said to be necessary as cure; hero therefore sent on dangerous quest. *Type 590; BP III 1f; French Canadian: Barbeau JAFL XXIX 14; Missouri French: Carrière; India: *Thompson-Balys; Cape Verde Islands: Parsons MAFLS XV (1) 49 No. 17.
H1212.1. H1212.1. Quest assigned because of feigned dream. N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 330 n. 191g.
H1212.2. H1212.2. Quest assigned by wife through appeal to husband‘s love for her. He is sent for liver of dangerous animal. Africa (Basuto): Jacottet 2 No. 1.
H1212.3. H1212.3. Prince sulks until quest is accomplished. India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1212.4. H1212.4. Quest assigned because of longings of pregnant woman. India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1213. H1213. Quest for remarkable bird caused by sight of one of its feathers. *Type 550; BP I 503ff., *III 33; *Chauvin VI 5 No. 182 n. 1; Köhler-Bolte I 411; Missouri French: Carrière; India: Thompson-Balys.
H1213.1. H1213.1. Quest for princess caused by sight of one of her hairs dropped by a bird (or floating on river). *Chauvin VI 5 No. 182 n. 1; *BP III 31, 33; *Cosquin Contes indiens 369ff.; Chavannes III 258f. No. 470 (cf. Wesselski Archiv Orientální I 6); Icelandic: *Boberg; India: *Thompson-Balys; Japanese: Ikeda.
H1213.1.1. H1213.1.1. Quest for man caused by sight of one of his hairs dropped by bird (or floating on river). India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1213.1.2. H1213.1.2. Quest for original of picture. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1213.2. H1213.2. Quest for strong man caused by sight of his handiwork. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1214. H1214. Quest assigned because of hero’s knowledge of animal languages. BP I 325; Köhler-Bolte II 340.
H1214.1. H1214.1. Quest for beautiful girl about whom parrots are heard speaking. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1215. H1215. Quest assigned because of hero‘s boast. Irish myth: *Cross; Missouri French: Carrière; Greek: Fox 33 (Perseus).
H1216. H1216. Mother sends son to find unknown father. (Cf. H1385.7.) English: Wells 134 (Sir Degare); India: Thompson-Balys; Japanese: Ikeda.
H1217. H1217. Quest assigned because of dream. India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1217.1. H1217.1. Quest for explanation of dream. India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1218. H1218. King possessing one marvelous object sends hero on quest for another like it. India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1219. H1219. Assignment of quests – miscellaneous.
H1219.1. H1219.1. Quest assigned as payment for gambling loss. (Cf. H942.) Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: Boberg.
H1219.1.1. H1219.1.1. Quest assigned as payment for magic object. Icelandic: Boberg.
H1219.2. H1219.2. Quest assigned as punishment for murder. Irish myth: *Cross.
H1219.3. H1219.3. Quest assigned as punishment by father of abducted girl. Irish myth: *Cross.
H1219.4. H1219.4. Quest assigned by fairy. (Cf. H938.) Irish myth: *Cross.
H1219.5. H1219.5. Quest assigned prisoner. Irish myth: Cross.
H1219.6. H1219.6. Quest assigned as result of slander. Icelandic: Boberg.
H1219.7. H1219.7. Quest assigned as payment for hospitality. Icelandic: *Boberg.
H1219.8. H1219.8. Quest assigned as punishment for curiosity. Icelandic: Boberg.
H1220. H1220. Quests voluntarily undertaken. Irish: *Cross, Beal XXI 318, 320; Icelandic: *Boberg.
H1221. H1221. Quest for adventure. *Type 650; Irish myth: *Cross; English: Wells 66 (Ywain and Gawain), 134 (Sir Degare); Icelandic: *Boberg; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. “aventures”; Arabian: Burton Nights VI 1 – 83, S IV 420, 509ff. This motif is prominent in Romances of Chivalry.
H1221.1. H1221.1. Old warrior longs for more adventure. Refuses to rest in old age. Chauvin II 152 No. 16, 157 No. 37; cf. Tennyson’s “Ulysses.”
H1222. H1222. Prince a-hunting enters on quest. *Type 401; Missouri French: Carrière; India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1223. H1223. Quest to undertake feats of valor. Irish myth: *Cross.
H1223.1. H1223.1. Quest to recover one‘s honor through feats. Icelandic: Boberg.
H1224. H1224. Quest to distant king for military aid. Africa (Fulah): Frobenius Atlantis VI 182ff. No. 4.
H1225. H1225. Quest for a strong adversary. India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1226. H1226. Pursuit of rolling cake leads to quest. Type 480; *Roberts 127; BP I 217, II 392, III 458.
H1226.1. H1226.1. Pursuit of rolling hoop leads to quest. Hindu: Keith 196; N. A. Indian: Matthews MAFLS V 108, Goddard PaAM VIII 196 No. 3 and numerous other references in Thompson Tales 320 n. 156.
H1226.2. H1226.2. Pursuit of magic arrow leads to adventures. Hawaii: Dixon 75.
H1226.3. H1226.3. Pursuit of rolling golden apple leads to quest. Type 480; *Roberts 127.
H1226.4. H1226.4. Pursuit of rolling ball of yarn leads to quest. Type 480; *Roberts 127.
H1227. H1227. Quest undertaken before hero will marry. Malone. PMLA XLIII 401.
H1228. H1228. Quest undertaken by hero for vengeance.
H1228.1. H1228.1. Quest undertaken by hero to avenge his king. Irish myth: Cross; India: Thompson-Balys.
H1228.2. H1228.2. Son goes out to avenge father’s death. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1229. H1229. Quests voluntarily undertaken – miscellaneous.
H1229.1. H1229.1. Quest undertaken by hero to fulfill promises. Icelandic: *Boberg.
H1229.2. H1229.2. Queen writes message on stone which hero finds: he goes in search of her. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1229.3. H1229.3. Quest for marvelous thing seen in dream. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1230. H1230. Accomplishment of quests.
H1231. H1231. Large boot-supply for journey. Quest is to be so long that many boots are to be worn out. Italian: Basile Pentamerone V No. 4; N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 358 n. 287k.
H1232. H1232. Directions on quest given by sun, moon, wind, and stars. *Types 425, 451; *Tegethoff 44; Spanish: Boggs FFC XC 71 No. 551, Espinosa Jr. Nos. 106, 114; India: Thompson-Balys.
H1232.1. H1232.1. Directions on quest given by herdsmen (peasants). Type 432; MPh. X 625; Icelandic: *Boberg.
H1232.2. H1232.2. Directions on quest given by queen. Icelandic: Boberg.
H1232.3. H1232.3. Directions on quest given by maiden or woman in castle. Icelandic: *Boberg.
H1232.4. H1232.4. Directions on quest given by peasant and his wife. Icelandic: *Boberg.
H1232.5. H1232.5. Directions on quest given by child(ren) still in mother‘s womb. S. A. Indian (Chiriguano): Métraux BBAE CXLIII (3) 484.
H1233. H1233. Helpers on quest. India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1233.1. H1233.1. Old person as helper on quest.
H1233.1.1. H1233.1.1. Old woman helps on quest. Type 400, 425; English: Wells 68 (The Weddynge of Sir Gawen and Dame Ragnell); India: *Thompson-Balys; Japanese: Ikeda.
H1233.1.2. H1233.1.2. Old man helps on quest. India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1233.2. H1233.2. Relation as helper on quest.
H1233.2.1. H1233.2.1. Quest accomplished with aid of wife. *Type 465C; India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1233.2.2. H1233.2.2. Quest accomplished with aid of brother in disguise. Irish myth: Cross.
H1233.3. H1233.3. Holy man as helper on quest.
H1233.3.1. H1233.3.1. Ascetic gives directions to hero on quest. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1233.3.2. H1233.3.2. Fakir as helper on quest. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1233.3.3. H1233.3.3. Quest accomplished with aid of prophet (sage, druid). Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: Boberg.
H1233.4. H1233.4. Supernatural creature as helper on quest.
H1233.4.1. H1233.4.1. Fairies as helpers on quest. Irish myth: *Cross; India: Thompson-Balys.
H1233.4.2. H1233.4.2. Quest accomplished with aid of giantess. Icelandic: *Boberg.
H1233.4.3. H1233.4.3. Griffin as helper on quest. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1233.4.4. H1233.4.4. Demon as helper on quest. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1233.5. H1233.5. Deity as helper on quest. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1233.5.1. H1233.5.1. Goddess as helper on quest. India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1233.6. H1233.6. Animals help hero on quest. *Type 550; Malone PMLA XLIII 444; Welsh: MacCulloch Celtic 187; Missouri French: Carrière; India: Thompson-Balys; Japanese: Ikeda.
H1233.6.1. H1233.6.1. Horse helper on quest. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1233.6.2. H1233.6.2. Bird helper (adviser) on quest. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1233.6.3. H1233.6.3. Porpoise as helper on quest. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1235. H1235. Succession of helpers on quest. One helper sends to another, who sends to another, etc. (Cf. H1241.) Types 400, 425, 516, 756B; *BP II 400; *Wesselski Archiv Orientální IV 1; Clouston Tales II 96; W. R. Halliday Indo-European Folk-Tales and Greek Legend (Cambridge, 1933) 132f.; Gaster Oldest Stories 51; Tegethoff 44; Rösch FFC LXXVII 110; *Andrejev FFC LXIX 225 n. – Irish: Cross, Beal XXI 326, O‘Suilleabhain 74; Icelandic: *Boberg; Missouri French: Carrière; Italian: Basile Pentamerone Introduction, IV No. 8, V Nos. 4, 9; India: *Thompson-Balys; Japanese: Ikeda; N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 336 n. 211.
H1235.1. H1235.1. Helpers on quest demand pay for advice. Chinese: Graham.
H1236. H1236. Perilous path traversed on quest. English: Wells 55 (Gawayne and the Grene Knight); India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1236.1. H1236.1. Quest over path bristling with sharp points (knives, axes, etc.). Irish myth: Cross; Finnish: Kalevala rune 17.
H1236.2. H1236.2. Quest over path guarded by dangerous animals. Irish myth: Cross; India: Thompson-Balys; Am. Indian (Quiche): Alexander Lat. Am. 174.
H1236.3. H1236.3. Quest over path guarded by hags. Irish myth: *Cross.
H1236.4. H1236.4. Quest over path guarded by giant. Irish myth: *Cross.
H1237. H1237. Conjuring away obstacles on quest for lost wife. Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen III 75.
H1239. H1239. Accomplishment of quest – miscellaneous.
H1239.1. H1239.1. Prince agrees to marry a servant girl if she will help him on a quest. Malone PMLA XLIII 400.
H1239.2. H1239.2. Objects of quest found in deserted castle where hero is served by unseen hands. Type 425; Tegethoff 14. – Icelandic: Boberg.
H1239.3. H1239.3. Quest accomplished by means of objects given by helpers. Type 425; Halliday Indo-European Folk-Tales (Cambridge, 1933) 135f.
H1239.4. H1239.4. Man with magic knowledge defeats his competitors in quest by misinforming them about the character of country they will be traveling (for a place where there is no water he makes them bring loads of wood; for a place where water is he makes them bring along loads of water). India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1239.5. H1239.5. Seductive women attempt to divert quester. Tuamotu: Stimson MS (z-G. 3/1174, 1386; z-G. 13/221, 1241).
H1240. H1240. Other circumstances of quests.
H1241. H1241. Series of quests. One quest can be accomplished when a second is finished, etc. (Cf. H1235.) *Type 550; BP I 503ff.; Wesselski Mönchslatein 91 No. 77; Irish myth: *Cross; Welsh: MacCulloch Celtic 187; Scotch: Campbell II 344; Icelandic: Lagerholm 58 – 63, 115 – 118, *Boberg; India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1241.1. H1241.1. Hero returning from successful quest sent upon another. Irish myth: Cross.
H1241.1.1. H1241.1.1. Hero returning with berries sent back to bring tree. (Cf. H561.1.2.) Irish myth: *Cross.
H1242. H1242. Youngest brother alone succeeds on quest. *Type 402, 471, 550, 551, 577; BP 260, 503; Irish myth: Cross; Missouri French: Carrière; India: *Thompson-Balys; N. A. Indian: Thompson CColl II 398; Chile: Pino Saavedra 402 – 405.
H1242.1. H1242.1. Unpromising hero succeeds in quest. India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1243. H1243. Riches the reward of questions solved on quests. *Type 461; **Aarne FFC XXII 165; India: Thompson-Balys; Japanese: Ikeda.
H1244. H1244. Forgiveness the reward of successful quest. Icelandic: Boberg; Africa (Zulu): Callaway 164.
H1245. H1245. Quest to be accomplished in one day. Irish myth: Cross.
H1247. H1247. Sleep forbidden until quest is accomplished. Irish myth: Cross.
H1248. H1248. Object sought brings about death of assigner of quest. Irish myth: Cross.
H1250 – H1399.
H1250 – H1399. Nature of quests.
H1250. H1250. Quests to the other world. *Siuts Jenseitsmotive 226 – 232; Irish myth: *Cross.
H1250.1. H1250.1. Test of hero before journey to otherworld. Irish myth: Cross.
H1251. H1251. Quest to other world for samples of magic animals’ food. Type 471.
H1252. H1252. Quest to other world for relative.
H1252.1. H1252.1. Quest to other world for ancestor. Babylonian: Spence 170.
H1252.1.1. H1252.1.1. Quest to the other world to receive news of ancestor. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1252.1.2. H1252.1.2. Quest to the other world to learn whether father is in heaven or hell. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1252.2. H1252.2. Quest to other world to take letters to dead relatives. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1252.3. H1252.3. Quest for relatives sold to the otherworld. Irish myth: *Cross.
H1252.4. H1252.4. King sends hero to otherworld to carry message to king‘s dead father. *Cosquin Contes indiens 405ff.
H1254. H1254. Journey to otherworld for magic objects. Irish myth: Cross.
H1256. H1256. Journey to other world to obtain a wife. (Cf. H1381.3.1.2.) Chinese: Graham.
H1257. H1257. Quest for the location of paradise. Jewish: *Neuman.
H1260. H1260. Quest to the upper world. Type 465c; India: Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Graham; West Indies: Flowers 462.
H1261. H1261. Quest: a crown from heaven. BP III 268.
H1262. H1262. Quest: God to be brought from heaven. Type 465c.
H1263. H1263. Quest to God for fortune. *Types 460A, 460B; *Aarne FFC XXIII 124, 127; West Indies: Flowers 462 – 466.
H1264. H1264. Quest to upper world for fire. Papua: Ker 77; Africa (Fjort): Dennett 74 No. 16.
H1265. H1265. Quest to Paradise to get oil to anoint dying father’s body. Irish myth: Cross.
H1266. H1266. Quest of a deity. India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1267. H1267. Pregnant woman craving fish sends husband to heaven after lucky fishhook. (Cf. H936.) Samoa: Beckwith Myth 25.
H1270. H1270. Quest to lower world. Irish: *Cross, Beal XXI 323; Icelandic: *Boberg; India: Thompson-Balys; Tuamotu: Stimson MS (z-G. 13/276).
H1271. H1271. Quest for Cerberus in hell: to be brought to earth. Greek: Fox 88.
H1272. H1272. Quest for devils in hell; hero brings them back with him. *Type 650.
H1273. H1273. Quest to devil for objects.
H1273.1. H1273.1. Quest to devil in hell for return of contract. *Type 756B; BP III 465; *Plenzat Die Theophiluslegende in den Dichtungen des Mittelalters (Berlin, 1926); Irish: Beal XXI 311, O‘Suilleabhain 33.
H1273.1.1. H1273.1.1. Quest to hell for return of contract from deceased rich man. *Köhler-Bolte I 133; Irish: O’Suilleabhain 58.
H1273.2. H1273.2. Quest for three hairs from devil‘s beard. *Type 461; *Aarne FFC XXIII 126, 131.
H1274. H1274. Quest in hell for three dragon feathers. (Cf. B11.) Fb “helvede” I 589a.
H1275. H1275. Quest for money (treasure) in hell. Fb “gjedebuk” I 440, “helvede” I 589a; Icelandic: Egils saga ok Ásmundar 391, Boberg; Indonesian: De Vries’s list 161.
H1276. H1276. Quest to lower world for lost words. Finnish: Kalevala rune 16.
H1277. H1277. Quest to confines of hell for blood of sorceress. Welsh: MacCulloch Celtic 188.
H1278. H1278. Quest to devil for answer to riddle questions. (Cf. H1282, H1283, H1284, H1292.) German: Grimm Nos. 29, 125.
H1280. H1280. Quests to other realms.
H1281. H1281. Quest to Fortune to seek fortune. *Type 460B; Aarne FFC XIII 124; India: *Thompson-Balys. Cf. Patch PMLA XXXIII 630.
H1282. H1282. Quest to morning star for answers to questions. Type 702*.
H1283. H1283. Quest to moon for answers to questions. Type 702*; S. A. Indian (Chiriguano): Métraux RMLP XXXIII 143.
H1284. H1284. Quest for sun for answer to questions. *Type 460, 461; BP I 292; **Aarne FFC XXIII 115ff.; N. A. Indian (Thompson River): Thompson CColl II 387ff.
H1284.1. H1284.1. Quest to place where sun sets. Chinese: Graham.
H1285. H1285. Quest to Mother of Time for answers to questions. Italian: Basile Pentamerone IV No. 8.
H1285.1. H1285.1. Quest to bring Soma (a wizard woman) from across the seven seas to a wedding. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1286. H1286. Quests to fairyland. Irish myth: *Cross.
H1286.0.1. H1286.0.1. Quest to fairyland at bottom of lake. Irish myth: *Cross.
H1286.1. H1286.1. Quest to fairyland for precious jewel. Irish myth: *Cross.
H1286.2. H1286.2. Quest to fairyland for magic object. Irish myth: *Cross.
H1287. H1287. Quest to submarine monastery. Irish myth: *Cross.
H1287.1. H1287.1. Quest to submerged island. Irish myth: Cross.
H1288. H1288. Quest to Plain of Wonders. Irish myth: Cross.
H1289. H1289. Quest to different other realms.
H1289.1. H1289.1. Quest to animal realm. (Cf. B220.)
H1289.1.1. H1289.1.1. Quest to lions‘, elephants’, and serpents‘ land for green stone. Icelandic: Boberg.
H1289.1.2. H1289.1.2. Quest to land of snakes. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1289.2. H1289.2. Quest to Bjarmaland. Icelandic: *Boberg.
H1289.3. H1289.3. Quest to giant’s land. Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 91ff., Boberg.
H1289.3.1. H1289.3.1. Quest to land of cannibal giants. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1289.4. H1289.4. Quest to see deity. India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1289.4.1. H1289.4.1. Quest for thread from lotus stalks growing on Vishnu‘s navel. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1289.5. H1289.5. Quest to land where every raja dies. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1289.6. H1289.6. Quest to the world of rakshasas. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1290. H1290. Quests to the other world – miscellaneous motifs.
H1291. H1291. Questions asked on way to other world. *Type 461; Irish: Cross Beal XXI 318f., O’Suilleabhain 50 – 52; India: *Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Graham.
H1292. H1292. Answers found in other world to questions propounded on the way. (Cf. H1278, H1282, H1283, H1284.) *Type 461; India: Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Graham.
H1292.1. H1292.1. Question (propounded on quest): Why has spring gone dry? Answer: Animal to be removed from its water-vein. Types 460, 461; *Aarne FFC XXIII 144f.; Hdwb. d. Märchens I 345b. n. 120; Icelandic: Boberg.
H1292.1.1. H1292.1.1. Question (propounded on quest): Why does no one ever drink water of two certain wells? Answer: In their last birth they had been two Brahman women and whenever they wanted to give alms they gave only to each other. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1292.2. H1292.2. Question (propounded on quest): Why does not a certain tree flourish? Answer: Gold is hidden under it (or a serpent is under its roots). Types 460, 461; *Aarne FFC XXIII 133, 136; Hdwb. d. Märchens I 256a n. 13; Italian: Basile Pentamerone IV No. 8; India: *Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Graham; Japanese: Ikeda.
H1292.2.1. H1292.2.1. Question (propounded on quest): Why does no one desire to eat fruits of a certain tree? Answer: Tree in its last birth had been a very learned man who gave his knowledge away. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1292.3. H1292.3. Question (propounded on quest): Why do the live stock die? (Various answers.) Types 460, 461; Aarne FFC XXIII 150; Japanese: Ikeda.
H1292.4. H1292.4. Question (propounded on quest): How can the prince be cured? Answer: He must remove stone which he has spit out in the church. Types 460, 461; *Aarne FFC XXIII 142f.
H1292.4.1. H1292.4.1. Question (propounded on quest): How can the princess be cured? Answer: She must recover consecrated wafer which rat has stolen from her first communion. Types 460, 461; *Aarne FFC XXIII 142f.; Irish: Beal XXI 308f., O‘Suilleabhain 27f.; Japanese: Ikeda.
H1292.4.2. H1292.4.2. Question (propounded on quest): How can snake be cured from blindness? Answer: By giving away his gem. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1292.4.3. H1292.4.3. Question (propounded on quest): How can the cripple be healed? Answer: He must distribute his knowledge. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1292.5. H1292.5. Question (on quest): How can the girl thus far avoided by suitors marry? (Various answers.) Types 460, 461; Aarne FFC XXIII 149; Irish: O‘Suilleabhain 50, Beal XXI 318.
H1292.6. H1292.6. Question (on quest): Where is the lost key? (Various answers.) Type 460, 461; *Aarne FFC XXIII 148.
H1292.7. H1292.7. Question (on quest): Where is the lost princess? (Various answers.) Types 460, 461; Aarne FFC XXIII 146ff.
H1292.8. H1292.8. Question (on quest): When will a ferryman be released from his duty? Answer: When he is able to get out of the boat and leave the oar in another’s hand. Types 460, 461; *Aarne FFC XXIII 136ff., 139; Japanese: Ikeda.
H1292.9. H1292.9. Question (on quest): When will a certain water-animal be freed from an annoyance? (Various answers). Types 460, 461; *Aarne FFC XXIII 136ff.; Italian: Basile Pentamerone IV No. 8; India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1292.10. H1292.10. Question (on quest): How can mice rid themselves of cats? (Answer: tie on bell.) Italian: Basile Pentamerone IV No. 8.
H1292.11. H1292.11. Question (on quest): How can ants secure longer life? (Answer: by doing without wings.) Italian: Basile Pentamerone IV No. 8.
H1292.12. H1292.12. Question (on quest): Where does Bras-de-Fer (Ver-sous-Terre) live? French Canadian: Sister Marie Ursule.
H1292.13. H1292.13. Question (on quest): Have you see my prince? French Canadian: Sister Marie Ursule.
H1292.14. H1292.14. Question (propounded on quest): Why can‘t the dragon king ascend to the sky? Chinese: Graham.
H1292.15. H1292.15. Question (propounded on quest): Why can’t the child talk or the dog bark? Chinese: Graham.
H1292.16. H1292.16. Question (propounded on quest): Why is the cow so severely beaten every day by her calf? Answer: in her last birth she had been the young of her present calf and had treated it the same way. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1292.17. H1292.17. Question (propounded on quest): Is a poor shepherd known to God? Answer: He had been a very generous god-fearing person in his last birth and God had not forgotten him. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1292.18. H1292.18. Question (propounded on quest): When can certain structure be finished? Answer: When king‘s daughter marries. India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1292.19. H1292.19. Question (propounded on quest): How can a man and woman be freed from their annoyance. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1292.20. H1292.20. Question (propounded on quest): Why does kingdom go well by day and burn by night? India: Thompson-Balys.
H1300. H1300. Quests for the unique.
H1301. H1301. Quest for the most beautiful of women. *Fb “kone” II 263a; BP II 19, 34; Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: Boberg; French Canadian: Barbeau JAFL XXIX 21; West Indies: Flowers 466.
H1301.1. H1301.1. Quest for the most beautiful bride. Type 402; BP III 18, Fb “brud” IV 65a; Irish myth: *Cross; English: Wells 151 (Richard Coer de Lyon); Missouri French: Carrière; India: Thompson-Balys; Tuamotu: Stimson MS (T-G 3/109, 3/404, z-G. 13/317); Chile: Pino Saavedra 402 – 405.
H1301.1.1. H1301.1.1. Quest for bride as handsome as the hero. *Type 516; *Rösch FFC LXXVII 100.
H1301.1.2. H1301.1.2. Quest for faraway princess. Irish myth: *Cross.
H1301.1.3. H1301.1.3. Hero visits all islands to see if he can find woman to rival wife’s beauty. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 539.
H1302. H1302. Quest for the most beautiful bouquet. Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. “bouquet”.
H1303. H1303. Quest for the finest of chains. Fb “kjæde” II 145.
H1305. H1305. Quest for the best of bread. Type 402; BP II 34; India: Thompson-Balys.
H1305.1. H1305.1. Quest for the best of meat. Scottish: Campbell-McKay No. 12.
H1305.1.1. H1305.1.1. Quest for the worst of meat. Scottish: Campbell-McKay No. 12.
H1305.2. H1305.2. Quest for best-cooked dish. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1306. H1306. Quest for the finest of linen. Type 402; BP II 34; *Hdwb. d. Märchens II 150b nn. 452 – 502; French Canadian: Barbeau JAFL XXIX 21; Spanish: Boggs FFC XC 72 No. 557, Espinosa Jr. No. 105; India: *Thompson-Balys; Chile: Pino Saavedra 402 – 405.
H1306.1. H1306.1. Quest for best-worked handkerchief. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1307. H1307. Quest for the smallest of dogs. Type 402; BP II 34.
H1308. H1308. Quest for the finest of horses. French Canadian: Barbeau JAFL XXIX 21.
H1311. H1311. Quest for the richest person. Aarne FFC XXIII 127.
H1311.1. H1311.1. King seeks one richer (more magnificent) than himself. (Cf. H1395.) English: Child I 275 – 283 passim, III 17n., 503f.; Pélerinage de Charlemagne; Huet 146; Thien Motive 7; Russian: Andrejev No. 650b*; India: Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Chavannes 500 Contes I 374 No. 107.
H1311.2. H1311.2. Quest for bride richest and poorest. Type 585; BP III 355.
H1312. H1312. Quest for the greatest of fools. *Oesterley Gesta Romanorum No. No. 74; Herbert III 191; Christensen DF L 91.
H1312.1. H1312.1. Quest for three persons as stupid as his wife. *Type 1384; BP I 335, II 440; Christensen DF L 35.
H1313. H1313. Quest for person who can withdraw sword. Irish myth: Cross; India: Thompson-Balys.
H1315. H1315. Quest for the spring of the biggest of three rivers east of Gardariki. Icelandic: Boberg.
H1316. H1316. Quest for the strongest. Cheremis: Sebeok-Nyerges.
H1317. H1317. Quest for ornament (jewel, etc.) to match one already at hand. India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1318. H1318. Liar escapes from devil: quest for greater liar. (Cf. G303.16.19.3, K210, X905.) U.S.: *Baughman.
H1319. H1319. Quests for the unique – miscellaneous.
H1319.1. H1319.1. Quest for only person who can cure certain sickness. India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1319.2. H1319.2. Quest for best cap. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1319.3. H1319.3. Quest for the most beautiful rug. German: Grimm No. 63.
H1319.4. H1319.4. Quest for the most beautiful ring. German: Grimm No. 63.
H1320. H1320. Quest for marvelous objects or animals. *Type 550; Dickson 39, 50, 51; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; India: Thompson-Balys.
H1320.1. H1320.1. Quest for magic objects. Chinese: Graham.
H1320.2. H1320.2. Quest for things seen in dream. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1321. H1321. Quest for marvelous water. Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys.
H1321.1. H1321.1. Quest for Water of Life (water which will resuscitate). *Types 550, 707; *BP II 394; MacCulloch Childhood 52ff.; Italian Novella: Rotunda; India: *Thompson-Balys; Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 72, 257.
H1321.2. H1321.2. Quest for healing water. Missouri French: Carrière; Spanish: Boggs FFC XC 59 No. 425D, Espinosa Jr. No. 75; Arabian: Burton Nights S VI 213; India: Thompson-Balys.
H1321.3. H1321.3. Quest for the water of youth. *Type 551.
H1321.4. H1321.4. Quest for dancing water. Köhler-Bolte I 143; Italian Novella: Rotunda.
H1321.5. H1321.5. Quest for singing water. *Köhler-Bolte I 118.
H1322. H1322. Quest for marvelous pillar.
H1322.1. H1322.1. Quest for silver pillar covered with golden flowers. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1324. H1324. Quest for marvelous remedy. *Types 513, 551; BP II 394; Hdwb. d. Märchens s.v. “Fahrt nach den Heilmitteln”; Spanish: Espinosa Jr. Nos. 75, 204; Jewish: Neuman; Arabian: Burton Nights III 259, IX 204; India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1324.1. H1324.1. Quest for magic healing lantern. Irish myth: Cross.
H1324.2. H1324.2. Quest for draught of healing. Irish myth: *Cross.
H1331. H1331. Quest for remarkable animal. Irish myth: Cross; Spanish: Espinosa Jr. Nos. 140, 141; Jewish: Neuman; West Indies: Flowers 466.
H1331.1. H1331.1. Quest for marvelous bird. *Type 550; BP I 503ff., III 33; India: *Thompson-Balys; Africa (Kaffir): Theal 78.
H1331.1.1. H1331.1.1. Quest for Bird of Truth. *Type 707; India: *Thompson-Balys. See all references to B131.
H1331.1.2. H1331.1.2. Quest for three feathers of marvelous bird. *Type 550; Swiss: Jegerlehner Oberwallis 299 No. 17, 304 No. 29.
H1331.1.2.1. H1331.1.2.1. Quest for remarkable bird feathers. Maori: Beckwith Myth 260, Clark 265; Marquesas: Handy 130; Tuamotu: Stimson MS (z-G. 3/1353, 13/276).
H1331.1.3. H1331.1.3. Quest for golden bird. *Type 550; BP I 503; Missouri French: Carrière; India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1331.1.3.1. H1331.1.3.1. Quest for jeweled golden cock. India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1331.1.3.2. H1331.1.3.2. Quest for golden peacock. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1331.1.4. H1331.1.4. Quest for speaking bird. Makes all other birds sing with him. *Chauvin VII 97 No. 375 n. 2; Spanish: Espinosa Jr. Nos. 138, 141; Italian Novella: Rotunda.
H1331.1.5. H1331.1.5. Quest for fat of water blackbirds. Irish myth: *Cross.
H1331.2. H1331.2. Quest for marvelous boar (pig). Irish myth: *Cross.
H1331.2.1. H1331.2.1. Quest for purely white boar. Irish myth: Cross.
H1331.2.2. H1331.2.2. Quest for pig not farrowed. Irish myth: Cross.
H1331.2.3. H1331.2.3. Quest for pigs killed by night and revived by day. Irish myth: *Cross.
H1331.3. H1331.3. Quest for marvelous cattle. Irish myth: Cross; India: Thompson-Balys.
H1331.3.1. H1331.3.1. Quest for bald, white-headed cow. Irish myth: Cross.
H1331.3.2. H1331.3.2. Quest for cow with liver of tallow. Irish myth: *Cross.
H1331.3.3. H1331.3.3. Quest for golden calf. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1331.4. H1331.4. Quest for marvelous horse. Irish myth: *Cross.
H1331.4.1. H1331.4.1. Quest for blue-eyed horse. Irish myth: Cross.
H1331.4.2. H1331.4.2. Quest for horse with peacock tail. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1331.5. H1331.5. Quest for marvelous goat. Irish myth: Cross; India: Thompson-Balys.
H1331.6. H1331.6. Quest for marvelous dog. Irish myth: *Cross.
H1331.7. H1331.7. Quest for creature with a single horn mounting to heaven with single red hair on its head. Chinese: Graham.
H1331.8. H1331.8. Quest for a large-headed worm. Irish myth: Cross (H1349.4).
H1331.9. H1331.9. Quest for sheep that is a hound by night and a sheep by day. Irish myth: Cross (H1349.5).
H1332. H1332. Quest for marvelous parts or possessions of animals.
H1332.1. H1332.1. Quest for golden fleece. Irish myth: *Cross; Greek: *Frazer Apollodorus I 94 n. 1.
H1332.2. H1332.2. Quest for vulture‘s egg figured with golden letters. Icelandic: Boberg.
H1332.3. H1332.3. Quest for Gorgon’s head. Greek: Fox 33 (Perseus), *Frazer Apollodorus I 155 n. 3.
H1332.4. H1332.4. Quest for animal with golden chain. Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: Boberg.
H1332.5. H1332.5. Quest for magic pigskin. Irish myth: Cross.
H1332.5.1. H1332.5.1. Quest for oil of magic pig. Irish myth: Cross.
H1332.6. H1332.6. Quest for liver of thunder and heart of dragon. Chinese: Graham.
H1332.7. H1332.7. Quest for honey from the royal bee-hive. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1333. H1333. Quest for extraordinary plants (fruits, trees). Bödker Exempler 274 No. 8; Jewish: Neuman.
H1333.1. H1333.1. Quest for marvelous tree. India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1333.1.1. H1333.1.1. Quest for singing tree. *Type 425, 707; BP II 380ff.; Chauvin VII 98 No. 375; Tegethoff 11; Hdwb. d. Märchens I 205; India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1333.2. H1333.2. Quest for extraordinary plant.
H1333.2.1. H1333.2.1. Quest for plant of immortality. Babylonian: Spence 160, 178; Chinese-Persian: Coyajee JPASB XXIV 200f.
H1333.2.2. H1333.2.2. Quest for magic tobacco. N. A. Indian (Seneca): Curtin-Hewitt RBAE XXXII 81 No. 2, 580 No. 117.
H1333.2.3. H1333.2.3. Quest for extraordinary herb. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1333.2.4. H1333.2.4. Quest for magic rice. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1333.3. H1333.3. Quest for extraordinary fruit. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1333.3.0.1. H1333.3.0.1. Quest for rejuvenating fruit. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1333.3.0.2. H1333.3.0.2. Quest for marvelous fruit with princess inside. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1333.3.1. H1333.3.1. Quest for marvelous apple. Irish myth: Cross.
H1333.3.1.1. H1333.3.1.1. Quest for magic apple. (Cf. D981.1.) *Type 590; BP III 1.
H1333.3.1.2. H1333.3.1.2. Quest for dancing apple. *Köhler-Bolte I 118.
H1333.3.1.3. H1333.3.1.3. Quest for apple of life. Type 590; BP I 513, II 400, III 1.
H1333.3.1.4. H1333.3.1.4. Quest for singing apple. Köhler-Bolte I 143; Italian Novella: Rotunda; India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1333.3.1.5. H1333.3.1.5. Quest for healing apple. BP III 267; Irish myth: *Cross.
H1333.3.1.6. H1333.3.1.6. Quest for apples that are under the sea. Irish myth: Cross.
H1333.3.2. H1333.3.2. Quest for marvelous pear. Japanese: Ikeda.
H1333.3.2.1. H1333.3.2.1. Quest for red pear. Hdwb. d. Märchens I 256a.
H1333.3.3. H1333.3.3. Quest for berries from tree guarded by giants. Irish: *Cross, MacCulloch Celtic 176.
H1333.4. H1333.4. Quest for magic chestnut. N. A. Indian (Seneca): Curtin-Hewitt RBAE XXXII 149 No. 24, 201 No. 41, 504 No. 109.
H1333.5. H1333.5. Quest for marvelous flower. India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1333.5.0.1. H1333.5.0.1. Quest for flower that sends forth its fragrance for hundred miles around. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1333.5.0.2. H1333.5.0.2. Quest for flower of a tree inside the seventh of a series of forts. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1333.5.0.3. H1333.5.0.3. Quest for gold flower. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1333.5.0.4. H1333.5.0.4. Quest for wonderful but man-killing flower. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1333.5.1. H1333.5.1. Quest for lotus flower. India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1333.5.2. H1333.5.2. Quest for sarai flower. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1333.5.3. H1333.5.3. Quest for bakali flower. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1333.5.4. H1333.5.4. Quest for jasmine flower. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1333.6. H1333.6. Quest for branches of tree guarded by dragon. Irish myth: *Cross.
H1335. H1335. Quest for the living harp. *Type 465B.
H1335.1. H1335.1. Quest for gold mouth-harp. Fb “guldmundharpe”
H1336. H1336. Quest for magic cauldron. Irish myth: *Cross; Welsh: MacCulloch Celtic 192; Icelandic: Boberg.
H1337. H1337. Quest for sword of light. Malone PMLA XLIII 433; Irish myth: *Cross.
H1337.1. H1337.1. Quest for Thunder Sword. Africa (Swahili): Büttner 113ff.
H1338. H1338. Quest for axe which sticks in beam outside a tower. *Fb “økse” III 1171b.
H1341. H1341. Quest for magic lantern. Irish myth: Cross.
H1342. H1342. Quest for magic iron rod. Africa (Ekoi): Talbot 234.
H1342.0.1. H1342.0.1. Quest for magic wand. Irish myth: Cross.
H1343. H1343. Quest for castle of jewels. Arabian: Burton Nights V 358.
H1344. H1344. Quest for ferule to fit staff. Irish myth: *Cross (H1317).
H1345. H1345. Quest for magic spear (sword, etc.). Irish myth: *Cross.
H1346. H1346. Quest for lost magic mirror. *Bolte Reise der Söhne Giaffers 203; India: Thompson-Balys.
H1346.1. H1346.1. Quest for stolen mirror. *Type 434.
H1347. H1347. Quest for comb. Scottish: Campbell-McKay No. 22.
H1348. H1348. Quest for marvelous gems. Jewish: Neuman; India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1348.1. H1348.1. Quest for covering that is kept in an emerald box by the well. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1348.2. H1348.2. Quest for unpierced pearls. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1351. H1351. Quest for magic stone. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1352. H1352. Quest for magic ring. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1353. H1353. Quest for Life Index. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1355. H1355. Quest for marvelous cloth (garment). (Cf. H1306.)
H1355.1. H1355.1. Quest for garment of spider web. Irish myth: *Cross (H1349.1).
H1355.2. H1355.2. Quest for beautiful saree for the queen. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1355.3. H1355.3. Quest for silken turban on tree sixteen rivers and seven seas away. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1355.4. H1355.4. Task: achieving kingship by bringing silk from bazaar. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1355.5. H1355.5. Quest for roll of cotton driven by the wind. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1359. H1359. Quest for marvelous objects or animals – miscellaneous. Irish myth: Cross (H1349).
H1359.1. H1359.1. Quest for marvelous golden wood for knife handle. Icelandic: *Boberg.
H1359.2. H1359.2. Quest for golden spinning equipment. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1359.3. H1359.3. Quest for great tank of Indra (god). India: Thompson-Balys.
H1359.4. H1359.4. Quest for mountain of gold. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1359.5. H1359.5. Quest for marvelous game-board. Icelandic: *Boberg.
H1360. H1360. Quest for dangerous animals. Irish myth: Cross; N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 312 n. 126; Africa (Basuto): Jacottet 2 No. 1.
H1361. H1361. Quest for lion’s milk. *Type 590; BP III 2; *Wesselski Märchen 242 No. 53; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. “lait”; Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys.
H1361.0.1. H1361.0.1. Cubs furnish lion’s (tiger‘s, etc.) milk to hero. India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1361.1. H1361.1. Quest for tiger’s milk. India: Thompson-Balys; Cheremis: Sebeok-Nyerges.
H1361.2. H1361.2. Quest for bear‘s milk. Cheremis: Sebeok-Nyerges; India: Thompson-Balys.
H1361.3. H1361.3. Quest for wolf’s milk. Cheremis: Sebeok-Nyerges.
H1361.4. H1361.4. Quest for wild dog‘s milk. Cheremis: Sebeok-Nyerges.
H1361.5. H1361.5. Quest for hare’s milk. Cheremis: Sebeok-Nyerges.
H1361.6. H1361.6. Quest for cheese made from milk of wild white buffaloes. (Cf. H1362.1.) India: Thompson-Balys.
H1362. H1362. Quest for devastating animals.
H1362.1. H1362.1. Quest for devastating buffaloes. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1363. H1363. Quest for wonderful but vicious horse.
H1364. H1364. Quest for demon-owned cows. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1370. H1370. Miscellaneous quests.
H1371. H1371. Impossible quests. N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 313 n. 126b.
H1371.1. H1371.1. Quest for the world‘s end. BP I 231.
H1371.1.1. H1371.1.1. Quest for place where sun comes up. Africa (Swahili): Büttner 113ff.
H1371.2. H1371.2. Quest for the bottom of the sea. *Chauvin VII 83 No. 373bis n. 3.
H1371.3. H1371.3. Quest for tears shed into the sea. Finnish: Kalevala rune 41.
H1371.4. H1371.4. Quest for ornaments bride has worn in former birth. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1376. H1376. Allegorical quests.
H1376.1. H1376.1. Quest: learning what death is. *BP I 29.
H1376.2. H1376.2. Quest: learning what fear is. *Type 326; BP I 22; Fb “ræd”.
H1376.2.1. H1376.2.1. Quest: learning what fear of Death is. Italian Novella: *Rotunda.
H1376.3. H1376.3. Quest: learning what anger is. (Cf. H1394.) BP I 37.
H1376.3.1. H1376.3.1. Quest for the anger of God. Man is so fortunate that people say that he has everything but the anger of God. He seeks it and finds it with much misfortune. *Wesselski Märchen 241 No. 50.
H1376.4. H1376.4. Quest for bag of truths (lies). Types 513, 570; BP III 267ff., 273.
H1376.5. H1376.5. Quest for trouble. Lithuanian: Balys Index No. 871*; Chinese: Chavannes 500 Contes I 384 No. 113; West Indies: Flowers 466 – 470.
H1376.6. H1376.6. Quest for happiness. Gesta Romanorum No. 101.
H1376.7. H1376.7. Quest for immortality. Róna-Sklarek Ungarische Volksmärchen (Leipzig, 1909) No. 1; Babylonian: Gilgamesch-Epos.
H1376.8. H1376.8. Quest for wisdom. India: Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Graham.
H1376.9. H1376.9. Quest for luck. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1377. H1377. Enigmatical quests.
H1377.1. H1377.1. Quest for glass of all waters. (Sea water.) Spanish: Boggs FFC XC 105 No. 860.
H1377.2. H1377.2. Quest for bouquet of all flowers. (Beehive.) Spanish: Boggs FFC XC 105 No. 860.
H1377.3. H1377.3. Quest for the hazelnuts of ay, ay, ay. (Brings hazelnuts with thorns so that the king cries “Ay, ay, ay” when he takes them.) Spanish: Boggs FFC XC 105 No. 860; Jewish: bin Gorion Born Judas@2 III 114, *Neuman; West Indies: Flowers 470.
H1377.4. H1377.4. Quest for dusty cloth. (Barren woman assigns quest. Dusty cloth is one made dusty by the feet of a child.) India: Thompson-Balys.
H1378. H1378. Paradoxical quests. (Cf. H1050.)
H1378.1. H1378.1. Quest for wood neither crooked nor straight. (Sawdust.) Scottish: Campbell-McKay No. 25.
H1378.2. H1378.2. Quest for king’s joy and woe. (King tells of adventures in which his brothers are all killed. They were a joy to him but their death a woe.) Scottish: Campbell-McKay No. 17.
H1381. H1381. Quest for unknown person.
H1381.1. H1381.1. Quest for unknown parents. Dickson 25, 183; Irish myth: Cross; India: Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Graham.
H1381.2. H1381.2. Quest for unknown father. India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1381.2.1. H1381.2.1. Woman seeks unknown father of her child. *Type 551; BP II 394ff.; Icelandic: Boberg; Missouri French: Carrière; India: Thompson-Balys; S. A. Indian (Chiriguano): Métraux BBAE CXLIII (3) 484; (Tupinamba): Métraux BBAE CXLIII (3) 132.
H1381.2.1.1. H1381.2.1.1. Quest for unknown, vanished beloved. Icelandic: Hálfdanar saga Eyst. ch. VIIIff., Boberg.
H1381.2.2. H1381.2.2. Child seeks unknown parent.
H1381.2.2.1. H1381.2.2.1. Son seeks unknown father. *Type 707; BP II 380ff.; Irish myth: *Cross; English: Wells 134 (Sir Degare); India: Thompson-Balys; Marquesas: Handy 61, 131; Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 86, 514, 479; Tonga: Gifford 112.
H1381. H1381. Boy twitted with illegitimacy seeks unknown father. *Type 873; *Chauvin V 72 No. 21 n. 1; **Potter Sohrab and Rustem 9ff.; Irish myth: Cross; Spanish: Espinosa Jr. No. 139; Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 263.
H1381.2.2.2. H1381.2.2.2. Child seeks unknown mother. Maori: Beckwith Myth 481.
H1381. H1381. Boy twitted with illegitimacy seeks unknown mother. Chinese: Graham.
H1381.3. H1381.3. Quest for unknown woman. (Cf. H1385, M55.)
H1381.3.1. H1381.3.1. Quest for bride. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1381.3.1.1. H1381.3.1.1. Quest for bride for king (prince). *Type 531; *Schoepperle I 188 n. 3; Thien Motive 7; BP III 18; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: Bósa saga 49, *Boberg; Hindu: Tawney I 380; India: *Thompson-Balys; Indonesian: De Vries‘s list No. 218.
H1381. H1381. Quest for bride for king like picture he has seen. (Cf. H1381. India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1381.3.1.2. H1381.3.1.2. Quest for bride for oneself. Type 585; BP III 355; Fb “hår” I 771b; Dickson 184; Irish myth: *Cross; Finnish: Kalevala runes 5, 11; Italian: Basile Pentamerone V No. 9; India: *Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Graham; Tuamotu: Stimson MS (T-G. 3/900); N. A. Indian (Ojibwa): Thompson CColl II 403.
H1381. H1381. Quest for unknown woman whose picture has aroused man’s love. (Cf. H1381. Icelandic: Boberg; India: Thompson-Balys (T11.2).
H1381. H1381. Quest for girl hero has seen in dream. India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1381. H1381. Quest for dangerous maiden as bride. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1381.3.1.3. H1381.3.1.3. Quest for bride for dwarf. Irish myth: Cross.
H1381.3.2. H1381.3.2. Quest for Glass Princess. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1381.3.3. H1381.3.3. Quest for clever woman. De Vries FFC LXXIII 43ff.
H1381.3.4. H1381.3.4. Quest for princess transformed into skein of silk. Fb “silke” III 204a.
H1381.3.5. H1381.3.5. Quest for woman exactly like another. Irish myth: Cross.
H1381.3.6. H1381.3.6. Quest for persecuted woman. Irish myth: Cross.
H1381.3.7. H1381.3.7. Quest for princess hidden by father. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1381.3.8. H1381.3.8. Quest for queen of fairies. India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1381.4. H1381.4. Quest for son of sinless couple. Irish myth: Cross.
H1381.5. H1381.5. Hero seeks his equal. (Cf. H1311.1.) Icelandic: Boberg.
H1381.6. H1381.6. Quest for unknown son. Icelandic: Boberg.
H1381.7. H1381.7. Quest for unknown bridegroom who has certain name and is only son among seven children of father. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1382. H1382. Quest for unknown objects or places. Kittredge Gawain 5ff.
H1382.1. H1382.1. Quest for unknown magic words. Hero seeks them on the heads of swallows, the necks of swans, the backs of geese, and the tongues of reindeer. Finnish: Kalevala rune 16.
H1382.2. H1382.2. Quest for unknown story (epic). Irish myth: *Cross.
H1382.2.1. H1382.2.1. Quest for unknown lines of poem. Irish myth: Cross.
H1382.3. H1382.3. Quest for unknown wonder. Irish myth: Cross.
H1383. H1383. Quest for unknown animal. Irish myth: Cross.
H1383.1. H1383.1. Quest for unknown puppy-hound. Irish myth: Cross.
H1385. H1385. Quest for lost persons. India: Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Graham.
H1385.0.1. H1385.0.1. Unspelling quest: journey to disenchant (free) captives. Irish myth: *Cross.
H1385.1. H1385.1. Quest for stolen princess. *Types 301, 408, 506; Aarne FFC XXIII 126; Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1385.2. H1385.2. Quest for vanished daughter. Irish myth: *Cross; Greek: *Frazer Apollodorus I 34 n. 3; Hindu: Tawney II 166; West Indies: Flowers 470f.
H1385.3. H1385.3. Quest for vanished wife (mistress). *Type 400; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; Hindu: Tawney I 407ff.; India: *Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Graham; Oceanic: Dixon 70 – 72 (New Zealand, Mangaia, Nieue, Chatham Island, Hawaii, New Britain, Admiralty Islands), 139 (New Hebrides), 220 (Indonesia), De Vries‘s list No. 221 (Indonesia); Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen I 222, III 75, Rink 145, (West Hudson Bay): Boas BAM XV 180.
H1385.3.1. H1385.3.1. Quest for vanished wife and son. Husband seeks wife and son in many countries. Nouvelles de Sens No. 12.
H1385.4. H1385.4. Quest for vanished husband. *Types 425, 890; Tegethoff 42; Icelandic: Boberg; Italian: Basile Pentamerone V Nos. 3, 4; India: *Thompson-Balys; Oceanic: Beckwith Myth 169ff.
H1385.4.1. H1385.4.1. Quest for husband who has been reincarnated as cat. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1385.5. H1385.5. Quest for vanished lover. (Cf. H1381.2.1.1.) *Type 432; Irish myth: *Cross; Missouri French: Carrière; Spanish: Boggs FFC XC 59, 61 Nos. 425D, 445A; Italian: Basile Pentamerone II No. 2; India: Thompson-Balys.
H1385.6. H1385.6. Quest for lost sister. Type 47; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1385.7. H1385.7. Quest for lost father. (Cf. H1216.) Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: Boberg; India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1385.7.1. H1385.7.1. Quest for lost grandfather. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1385.8. H1385.8. Quest for lost brother(s). Lithuanian: Balys Index No. 452*; Cheremis: Sebeok-Nyerges; German: Grimm Nos. 9, 25, 49, 60, 85, 96; India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1385.9. H1385.9. Quest for lost (stolen) family. Irish myth: *Cross.
H1385.10. H1385.10. Quest for lost prince (king). India: *Thompson-Balys.
H1385.11. H1385.11. Quest for lost uncles. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1385.12. H1385.12. King in quest of his prime minister who has left him in anger. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1386. H1386. Quest for lost object. Missouri French: Carrière.
H1386.1. H1386.1. Quest for lost horn. Icelandic: Boberg.
H1386.2. H1386.2. Quest for missing ring. Fb “ring” III 61a; Irish myth: Cross; India: Thompson-Balys.
H1386.3. H1386.3. Quest for lost bird. *Type 480; Roberts 131.
H1386.4. H1386.4. Quest for lost ecclesiastical rule. Irish myth: Cross (H1382.3).
H1388. H1388. Quest: answer to certain question. De Vries FFC LXXIII 43ff.; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: Boberg.
H1388.1. H1388.1. Question: What is it women most desire. Answer: Sovereignty. English: Wells 68 (The Weddynge of Sir Gawen and Dame Ragnell), Child I 289 – 294, Chaucer’s “Wife of Bath‘s Tale.”
H1392. H1392. Quest for armor from a grave mound. Icelandic: *Boberg.
H1392.1. H1392.1. Quest for gold from a grave mound. Danish: Kristensen Danske Sagn I (1892) 153, 160, 165, 355ff., (1928) 107, 115, 117, 231ff.; Icelandic: *Boberg.
H1393. H1393. Quest to distant sage for advice. *Wesselski Arlotto II 240 No. 133.
H1394. H1394. Quest for person who has not known sorrow. Clouston Tales II 323ff.
H1395. H1395. Heroes seek judgment as to which is greatest. (Cf. H1311.1.) Irish myth: *Cross.
H1396. H1396. Quest for light-giving child. India: Thompson-Balys.
H1397. H1397. Quest for enemies.
H1397.1. H1397.1. Quest for witch stepmother. (Cf. S31.) Icelandic: Boberg.
H1397.2. H1397.2. Quest for enemy‘s children. Icelandic: *Boberg.

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