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Group No. 161


K. Deceptions

Group No.

K700 – K799

Group name

Capture by deception


K700. K700. Capture by deception.
K710. K710. Victim enticed into voluntary captivity or helplessness.
K711. K711. Deception into entering bag. Spanish: Espinosa Jr. Nos. 163 – 167; India: *Thompson-Balys; West Indies: Flowers 522.
K711.0.1. K711.0.1. Birds enticed into bag. N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 296 n. 82a.
K711.1. K711.1. Deception into magic bag which closes on prisoner. Irish myth: Cross; Welsh: MacCulloch Celtic 94.
K711.2. K711.2. Leopard persuaded to enter bag in order to see trickster perform marvel. India: Thompson-Balys.
K711.2.1. K711.2.1. Miser induced to thrust his head into bag; noose pulled by thief afterwards. India: Thompson-Balys.
K711.3. K711.3. Ogre frightened into rolling self in mat: burned. Africa (Nubian): Rochemonteix Quelques Contes Nubiens (Cairo, 1888) 55ff. No. 5, (Swahili): Steere 13ff.
K711.4. K711.4. Witch tells boy to pass down some of fruit from tree, catches hold of him and puts him in her sack when he bends down. India: Thompson-Balys.
K713. K713. Deception into allowing oneself to be fettered.
K713.1. K713.1. Deception into allowing oneself to be tied. Irish myth: Cross; Spanish: Espinosa III Nos. 163 – 67; India: *Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Graham; Indonesia: DeVries’s list No. 20; West Indies: Flowers 522f.
K713.1.1. K713.1.1. Animal allows himself to be tied so as to avoid being carried off by storm. Africa (Wute): Sieber ZsES XII 215; American Negro (Georgia): Harris Friends 12ff. No. 2, Harris Nights 325ff. No. 56; West Indies: Flowers 523f.; Cape Verde Islands: *Parsons MAFLS XV (1) 324 n. 2; Jamaica: Beckwith MAFLS XVII 233 No. 1.
K713.1.2. K713.1.2. Animal allows himself to be tied to another for safety. Carried to his death. (Cf. J2132.6.) *BP III 75 n. 2; Spanish: Espinosa Jr. No. 28; India: *Thompson-Balys; Indonesia: DeVries’s list No. 87.
K713.1.3. K713.1.3. Animal persuaded to be tied by promise of food. India: Thompson-Balys; Africa (Basuto): Jacottet 32 No. 4, (Kaffir): Kidd 242 No. 9, (Ila, Rhodesia): Smith and Dale II 397 No. 18, (Jaunde): Nekes 201.
K713.1.4. K713.1.4. Animal persuaded to be tied through curiosity to learn secret names. India: Thompson-Balys.
K713.1.5. K713.1.5. Ogre allows self to be tied so as to learn magic. India: Thompson-Balys.
K713.1.6. K713.1.6. Animal allows self to be tied so as to learn music. India: Thompson-Balys.
K713.1.7. K713.1.7. Faithless wife ties sleeping husband‘s hair to bed, allowing lover to kill him. Irish myth: *Cross.
K713.1.8. K713.1.8. Women bind warrior‘s hair to wall of hostel while he sleeps. Irish myth: *Cross.
K713.2. K713.2. Deception into putting on a collar. Indonesia: DeVries‘s list No. 11.
K713.3. K713.3. Hare persuades wolf and fox to put their heads in loops on rope and thus strangles them to death. India: Thompson-Balys.
K714. K714. Deception into entering box (or prison).
K714.1. K714.1. Victim tricked into prison and kept there. *Wesselski Arlotto I 209 No. 50; Irish myth: Cross; Africa (Thonga): Junod 216.
K714.1.1. K714.1.1. Trickster persuades policeman to take his place in the stocks. Then tricks policeman’s wife into giving him jewels. India: Thompson-Balys.
K714.2. K714.2. Victim tricked into entering box. M. Bloomfield in Penzer VII xvii; Missouri French: Carrière; India: Thompson-Balys; Indonesia: DeVries‘s list No. 294, Dixon 197; American Negro (Georgia): Harris Remus 62 No. 13, (Virginia): Bacon and Parsons JAFL XXXV 267, (North Carolina): Parsons JAFL XXX 175, Brown Collection I 704.
K714.2.1. K714.2.1. Victim tricked into jumping in a box by making him think he is going to heaven. (Cf. K842.) Cheremis: Sebeok-Nyerges.
K714.2.2. K714.2.2. Tiger enticed into coffin. Chinese: Graham.
K714.3. K714.3. Dupe tricked into entering hollow tree. India: Thompson-Balys; American Negro (Georgia): Harris Nights 74 No. 14; West Indies: Flowers 524.
K714.4. K714.4. Victim tricked into entering basket. Chinese: Graham.
K714.5. K714.5. Woman persuaded to hide head in jug: she is caught. Chinese: Graham.
K714.6. K714.6. Animal lured into lion’s den. India: *Thompson-Balys.
K714.7. K714.7. Victim lured into following deer sent by demon to cave. Dies of suffocation. India: Thompson-Balys.
K714.8. K714.8. Fish enticed into trap (promised new skins). Tuamotu: Stimson MS (z-G. 3/1951).
K714.9. K714.9. Deceived lion stuck in cave entrance; becomes food for hare. Africa (Wachaga): Gutmann 190.
K714.9.1. K714.9.1. Fox deceives lion into entering pit. Jewish: Neuman.
K715. K715. Deception into allowing oneself to be hanged. (”Show me how!“) Executioner must show the hero how to use the gallows. The hero hangs the executioner. M. Bloomfield in Penzer VII xiii; India: *Thompson-Balys.
K717. K717. Deception into bottle (vessel). Insects (or a spirit) having escaped from a bottle are told that they cannot return. They accept the challenge and go back into the bottle. *Type 331; *BP II 414ff. (spirit); Jewish: *Neuman; India: *Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Graham; Africa (Gold Coast): Barker and Sinclair 29 No. 1 (bees).
K721. K721. Cock persuaded to crow with closed eyes. Seized. *Type 61; *Graf FFC XXXVIII 26ff.; BP II 207; Wienert FFC LVI 52 (ET 122), 98 (ST 124); **Dargan MPh IV 39; *Chaucer‘s Nun’s Priest‘s Tale; Spanish: Espinosa III 225, 258; Japanese: Ikeda.
K721.1. K721.1. Dupe persuaded to close eyes and open mouth; then hot stones are thrown down throat. India: *Thompson-Balys; N. A. Indian (California): Gayton and Newman 70.
K722. K722. Giant tricked into becoming mouse. Cat eats him up. *Types 545AB; BP I 325ff., III 487; Missouri French: Carrière, India: *Thompson-Balys; Japanese: Ikeda.
K722.1. K722.1. Dragon enticed into pot while in its child-form, boiled, so it can see ”courage“. India: Thompson-Balys.
K724. K724. Dupe induced to waste his bullets, then seized. Lithuanian: Balys Index No. 1525M*; Flemish: Meyer FFC XXXVII No. 1528*.
K725. K725. Dupe lured away from protection of friends: captured. India: Thompson-Balys.
K726. K726. Dupe persuaded to ride on trickster‘s back: captured. (Cf. J651.1.) Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 852.
K728. K728. Foxes crawl into whale’s house and are killed. Koryak: Jochelson JE VI 319; Eskimo (West Hudson Bay): Boas BAM XV 216; N. A. Indian: Boas RBAE XXXI 324.
K730. K730. Victim trapped. India: Thompson-Balys; Indonesia: DeVries‘s list No. 47.
K730.1. K730.1. Animal trapped through curiosity as to what the trap is. Wienert FFC LVI 47 (ET 59), 66 (ET 307), 90 (ST 23), 94 (ST 73), 97 (*ST 111, 114); Halm Aesop Nos. 44, 340.
K730.1.1. K730.1.1. Claim that a trap is a prayer house. Indonesia: DeVries’s list No. 19; Africa (Jaunde): Heepe 249.
K730.2. K730.2. Frog causes deer to dance into snare. Indonesia: DeVries‘s list No. 122.
K730.3. K730.3. Leopard traps lion by having two doors to cave, one large, one small. Lion enters large entrance and leopard leaves by small and attacks back of lion. Spanish Exempla: Keller.
K730.4. K730.4. Tortoise leads elephant down wrong trail into trap. Africa (Bankon): Ittman 85.
K730.5. K730.5. Birds led into trap by promise of a feast. Africa (Cameroon): Lederbogen 74.
K731. K731. Wildboar captured in church. *Type 1640; BP I 148ff.
K732. K732. Intruder captured in chimney. Burned. *Type 124; *BP I 40; U.S. (Maine and New Hampshire): Ford JAFL XV 63; French Canadian: Barbeau JAFL XXIX 11; Japanese: Ikeda; N. A. Indian (Flathead): McDermott JAFL XIV 250; American Negro (Georgia): Harris Nights 38 No. 8, (South Carolina): Parsons JAFL XXXIV 17, (Virginia): Parsons JAFL XXXV 267.
K735. K735. Capture in pitfall. (Cf. B361.) *Type 160; Chauvin II 106 No. 71; England: Baughman; Icelandic: *Boberg; India: *Thompson-Balys; Tuamotu: Stimson MS (z-G. 3/1323, 1/89); Mono-Alu: Wheeler Nos. 2, 6, 18, 48ff.; Africa (Benga): Nassau 86, 191 Nos. 4, 25, (Ila, Rhodesia): Smith and Dale II 386 No. 11, (Fang): Trilles 267.
K735.1. K735.1. Mats over holes as pitfall. India: *Thompson-Balys; Melanesia, Indonesia: Dixon 69 nn. 44, 45, DeVries’s Volksverhalen II 385 No. 158; New Zealand: Dixon 61; Africa (Fjort): Dennett 53 No. 8, (Angola): Chatelain 91 No. 5; West Indies: Flowers 524.
K735.2. K735.2. Capture in trap seat. India: Thompson-Balys; N. A. Indian (California): Gayton and Newman 80.
K735.3. K735.3. Knight captured in pitfall while his horse escapes. Icelandic: Boberg.
K735.4. K735.4. Capture in trap bed: victim dropped into dungeon. India: Thompson-Balys.
K735.4.1. K735.4.1. Pit placed under a bed. Alu: Wheeler No. 2; Telei: ibid. No. 18.
K735.5. K735.5. Dupe tricked into well: left there. India: Thompson-Balys.
K735.6. K735.6. Tiger enticed into pit by being tempted to leap after boar-leader. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 819.
K736. K736. Snapping door. Traps victims. N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 307 n. 113.
K737. K737. Capture by closing entrance to victim‘s home. Africa (Basuto): Jacottet 258 No. 38, (Ila, Rhodesia): Smith and Dale II 366 No. 17.
K737.1. K737.1. Dupe lured into hole and entrance closed. India: Thompson-Balys.
K737.2. K737.2. Tiger persuaded to walk into house: locked in. India: Thompson-Balys.
K741. K741. Capture by tarbaby. An image covered with tar (or other adhesive substance) captures the intruder who addresses it and finally strikes it so that he sticks to it. *Type 175; **Cline American Literature II 72ff.; **Espinosa JAFL XLIII 129ff., LVI 31ff., Las versiones hispanicas peninsulares del cuento del muñeco de brea (Estudios dedicados a Menendez Pidal [Madrid, 1951]) 357 – 81, Sobre los origines del cuento del muñeco de brea (Bol. de la Bibl. Menendez y Pelayo XIII 296 – 318); *Dh IV 26; **Parsons FL XXX 227, JAFL XXXV 330; *Taylor JAOS LXIV 4ff.; Brown Scientific Monthly XV 228; Werner Folklore X 282. – Spanish: Boggs FFC XC 77 No. 650; India: *Thompson-Balys; Japanese: Ikeda; Philippine: Fansler MAFLS XII 336, 442; N. A. Indian: *Thompson CColl II 440, 444ff.; Africa: Frobenius Atlantis VIII 105, IX 106, XII 319, Weeks Jungle 431, (Angola): Chatelain 185 No. 22; (Hottentot): Theal 90, (Yoruba): Ellis 255 No. 4, (Gold Coast): Barker and Sinclair 71, (Kaffir): Kidd 242 No. 9, (Ekoi): Talbot 397, (Mpongwe): Nassau 22 No. 2, (Ila, Rhodesia): Smith and Dale II 356 398, (Cameroon): Gantenbein 69, (Duala): Lederbogen Märchen 74, Fables 59; American Negro (Georgia): Harris Remus 7 No. 2; Jamaica: *Beckwith MAFLS XVII 244 Nos. 20, 21.
K741.1. K741.1. Capture by tarring back of a horse. Cheremis: Sebeok-Nyerges.
K742. K742. Capture between branches of tree. Small animal lures large one, who cannot get loose. India: Thompson-Balys.
K743. K743. Victim captured in a noose. Maori: Beckwith Myth 250, Clark 100.
K745. K745. Victim burned in building. Mono: Wheeler No. 34; Alu: ibid. 17, 35; Papua: Ker 7, 17, 36, 73; Aurora: Codrington No. III 12; Lepers Island: ibid. No. III 17.
K750. K750. Capture by decoy. Irish myth: Cross.
K751. K751. Capture by feigning death. (Cf. K757.) *Types 47A, 56A; Chauvin III 76; Crane Vitry 127 No. 304; Herbert III 461; Jewish: bin Gorion Born Judas IV 29, Neuman; India: *Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 242, 1131; Indonesia: DeVries’s list No. 27; Eskimo (West Hudson Bay): Boas BAM XV 176, 332; N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 298 n. 88; Africa (Basuto): Jacottet 14 No. 1, (Fjort): Dennett 79 No. 17; Cape Verde Islands: Parsons MAFLS XV (1) 310 n. 1, 312, 315, 324; West Indies: Flowers 525ff.
K751.1. K751.1. Capture by hiding in animal carcass. Animal who comes to eat of carcass caught. Babylonian: Spence 297.
K751.2. K751.2. Man plays dead and hides in money chest: catches thief. India: Thompson-Balys.
K752. K752. Capture by hiding under screen (grass, leaves, etc.) Africa (Kaffir): Theal 30 No. 1, (Basuto): Jacottet 100 No. 15, (Ila, Rhodesia): Smith and Dale II 384 No. 2; American Negro (Georgia): Harris Nights 79 No. 15, 95 No. 18 (hollow tree).
K753. K753. Capture by hiding in disguised objects. Egypt: Maspero Contes populaires de l‘Ancienne Egypt (Paris, 1882) 85f.; Arabian: Basset 1001 Contes II 301; Indonesia: Overbeck Insulinde I 148.
K753.1. K753.1. Capture by hiding in disguised ship. DeVries Acta Philologica Scandinavica II 137.
K754. K754. Capture by hiding in artificial animal. Icelandic: Herrmann Saxo II 643.
K754.1. K754.1. Trojan wooden horse. Permits capture of the city by concealing soldiers. *Fb ”stud“ III 619b; *Penzer II 133 n. 1; Wesselski Archiv Orientální II 431; Greek: *Frazer Apollodorus II 229 n. 1, 231 n. 1.
K754.2. K754.2. Capture by hiding in artificial elephant. *Penzer I 133 n. 1; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 859.
K754.3. K754.3. Capture by hiding in artificial bird. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 431.
K755. K755. Capture by masking as another. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 215f., 541.
K755.1. K755.1. Abduction by fraudulently giving signal of husband‘s return. (Cf. K1354.3.2.) Chinese: Graham.
K756. K756. Capture by imitation of animal’s voice. Africa (Kaffir): Theal 119, (Fjort): Dennett 85 No. 10; Jamaica: Beckwith MAFLS XVII 242 No. 17; Antigua, British West Indies: Johnson JAFL XXXIV 68.
K756.1. K756.1. Birds captured by imitating their song. Irish myth: Cross; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 1065.
K756.2. K756.2. Attempted capture by causing animal to make noise.
K756.2.1. K756.2.1. Attempted capture by causing owner‘s pig to squeal at night. U.S.: *Baughman.
K756.2.2. K756.2.2. Attempted capture by ringing cowbell to sound as if cow has wandered far away. (Cf. K341.7.) U.S.: Baughman.
K756.3. K756.3. Bird catches fishes by imitating voice of friend. India: Thompson-Balys.
K757. K757. Capture by feigning illness. (Cf. K751.) *Type 50; N. A. Indian (Klikitat): Jacobs U Wash II 35; American Negro (Georgia): Harris Remus 3 No. 1; West Indies: Flowers 527. (See also all references to K961.)
K758. K758. Capture by hiding in baskets of food. Irish myth: Cross.
K761. K761. Capture by putting on the clothes of slain enemy. Icelandic: *Boberg.
K762. K762. Stranger asks woman for fire: abducts her. India: Thompson-Balys.
K763. K763. Capture by hiding in hollow tree. India: Thompson-Balys.
K764. K764. Witch pretends to be starving beggar woman in order to capture child. India: Thompson-Balys.
K767. K767. Hare carries disguised lion covered with honey, thus luring animals into trap. Africa (Dzalamo): Meinhof 281.
K770. K770. Other deceptive captures.
K771. K771. Unicorn tricked into running horn into tree. *Type 1640; *BP I 148ff., 164; Missouri French: Carrière; N. A. Indian: Thompson CColl II 432; American Negro (Georgia): Harris Remus 41 No. 9 (cow).
K771.1. K771.1. Lioness enticed into putting head into wall to pursue hare who escapes through hole. Gets stuck. India: *Thompson-Balys.
K772. K772. Victim enticed into dancing: captured. Africa (Yoruba): Ellis 257 No. 4.
K772.1. K772.1. Crabs induced to take moonlight walks: eaten. India: Thompson-Balys.
K773. K773. Deception by having victim pick trickster‘s teeth. Cape Verde Islands: Parsons MAFLS XV (1) 7 n. 1, 15, 60.
K774. K774. Capture by sight of women’s breasts. Women with uncovered breasts meet hero. He averts his face and is captured. Irish: MacCulloch Celtic 142 (Cuchulainn), *Cross.
K774.1. K774.1. Sight of women‘s breasts used to appease enemies. Irish myth: *Cross.
K774.2. K774.2. Sight of unclothed women calms rage of youthful hero. Irish myth: *Cross.
K775. K775. Capture by luring merchant to look at supposed bargain. Cape Verde Islands: Parsons MAFLS XV (1) 214 No. 73.
K775.1. K775.1. Capture by taking aboard ship to inspect wares. India: Thompson-Balys.
K776. K776. Capture by intoxication (or narcotic). Dickson 67 n. 13, 122 n. 71; Malone PMLA XLIII 415; Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; Italian: Basile Pentamerone III No. 5, Rotunda; Jewish: Neuman; Africa (Wute): Sieber ZsES XII 169; West Indies: Flowers 527.
K776.1. K776.1. Capture with aid of sleep-bringing music. Irish myth: *Cross.
K776.1.1. K776.1.1. Fortress captured as harper puts garrison to sleep with music while besiegers place fingers in ears. Irish myth: *Cross.
K776.2. K776.2. Man is made drunk and left in temple at mercy of demons. Chinese: Graham.
K777. K777. Capture of castle by pretending to surrender and entering. Dickson 70 n. 19.
K778. K778. Capture through the wiles of a woman. (Cf. K774.) Dickson 122 n. 70; Irish myth: *Cross.
K778.1. K778.1. Woman (Amazon) in disguise invites enemies singly into forest and overcomes them. Irish myth: *Cross.
K778.2. K778.2. Amazonian woman disguised as leper seduces and binds enemies one by one. Irish myth: *Cross.
K778.3. K778.3. Capture by luring to courtesan’s house. India: Thompson-Balys.
K778.4. K778.4. Attack made on groom after he has been invited to female apartments to have meal with bride. India: Thompson-Balys.
K778.5. K778.5. Adulteress lures husband so as to have him killed. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 980.
K781. K781. Castle captured with assistance of owner‘s daughter. She loves the attacker. (Cf. K811.1.1, K2340.) Dickson 240, 241 n. 44; Krappe ”Die Sage von der Tarpeja“ Rheinisches Museum für Philologie LXXVIII (1929) 248 – 67; Irish: MacCulloch Celtic 31.
K782. K782. Capture by lying in wait in enemy‘s haunt. Irish myth: Cross.
K783. K783. Capture by blinding.
K783.1. K783.1. Enemy blinded with chili powder and overpowered. India: Thompson-Balys.
K785. K785. In duel with long poles the ogre is forced into the pig-sty. Type 1083; Magyar: Honti FFC LXXXI 35 No. 1083.
K786. K786. Fairy wins kiss in game; embraces woman and flies off with her through skylight (smokehole). Irish myth: *Cross.
K787. K787. Maiden sent to rendezvous with lover, who is captured. Irish myth: *Cross.
K788. K788. Woman lured into the forest and captured. Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 179 (Idunn), *Boberg.
K788.1. K788.1. Princess lured into the forest by harp-playing boy or thief. Icelandic: *Boberg.

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