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Group No. 172


K. Deceptions

Group No.

K2000 – K2099

Group name



K2000. K2000. Hypocrites.
K2010. K2010. Hypocrite pretends friendship but attacks. Jewish: Neuman; India: *Thompson-Balys.
K2010.1. K2010.1. Man pretends friendship but attacks king to avenge violation of his wife. **A. H. Krappe The Legend of Roderick, the last of the Visigothic Kings and the Ermanarich Cycle (Heidelberg, 1923); Italian Novella: Rotunda.
K2010.2. K2010.2. Friendship feigned to avenge murder. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
K2010.3. K2010.3. Wolves sign false truce with sheep. After the dogs have been dismissed the wolves devour the sheep. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
K2011. K2011. Wolf poses as ”grandmother“ and kills child. (Red Riding Hood.) *Type 333; BP I 37, *42, 234; *Saintyves Perrault 215, 222; Missouri French: Carrière; Japanese: Ikeda; Africa (Ibo, Nigeria): Thomas 83.
K2011.1. K2011.1. Wolf poses as mother and kills child. Africa (Basuto): Jacottet 62ff. No. 10.
K2011.1.1. K2011.1.1. Ogre father poses as mother and kills child. Africa (Rundi): Zuure L’Ame du Murundi (Paris, 1932) 340ff. No. E5, 345f. No. E7, (Luba): DeClerq ZsKS IV 213ff. No. 13.
K2011.1.2. K2011.1.2. Bogey imitates mother and kills child. Africa (Kenya): Browne Vanishing Tribes of Kenya (London, 1926) 211ff.
K2011.1.3. K2011.1.3. Hyena poses as father and kills child. Africa (Larusa): Fokken ZsKS VII 95f. No. 5.
K2011.1.4. K2011.1.4. Leopard poses as brother and kills child. Africa (Ziba): Rehse ZsKS III 343f. No. 17.
K2011.2. K2011.2. Tiger-ogress pretends to be girls‘ mother: explains tail as boil. Chinese: Graham.
K2012. K2012. False friend causes man to eject his wife. He then seduces her. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
K2013. K2013. Enemy invited for marriage with relative attacked. Irish myth: Cross.
K2013.1. K2013.1. Enemy invited to meeting and attacked. Irish myth: *Cross.
K2014. K2014. Women pretend to weep over warrior’s wounds while attempting to inflame them. Irish myth: Cross.
K2014.1. K2014.1. King has wounded ally attended by leeches, but bribes them to introduce beetles, awns of barley, etc. into the wounds. Irish myth: Cross.
K2015. K2015. Child adopted by rich man in order to get rid of him. *Type 930; **Aarne FFC XXIII 54.
K2021. K2021. Betrayal by a kiss. Icelandic: Boberg.
K2021.1. K2021.1. The bitten cheek. In payment of a debt, a woman permits a man to kiss her; he bites her cheek so that she has a permanent mark. *Chauvin V 98, 295.
K2021.2. K2021.2. Man pretends to kiss relative: bites him instead. Jewish: Neuman.
K2021.3. K2021.3. Man embraces other to see if he carries gold in his girdle. Jewish: Neuman.
K2022. K2022. Unsuccessful suitor pretends friendship with woman‘s husband. Kills him while on a hunt. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
K2023. K2023. Badgers treacherously slain in violation of pledge given by prince. Irish myth: Cross.
K2026. K2026. Crow accepts owl’s hospitality then burns owls to death. India: Thompson-Balys.
K2027. K2027. Fox confesses to cock, then eats him. Herbert III 44, 34.
K2030. K2030. Double dealers.
K2031. K2031. Dog alternately bites and caresses hares. Is he friend or enemy? Wienert FFC LVI *51 (ET 104), 96 (ST 88); Halm Aesop No. 229.
K2031.1. K2031.1. Dog at his master‘s table is friendly to guest. On the street he barks at him. Spanish Exempla: Keller.
K2032. K2032. Magpie leads other magpies into his master’s net. Promises them that the master will teach them to speak. *Pauli (ed. Bolte) No. 633.
K2033. K2033. Trickster makes basket for his partner tiger to carry meat, but does not sever bamboo from roots. Tiger left behind. India: Thompson-Balys.
K2034. K2034. Same reward promised to many helpers. Irish myth: Cross.
K2034.1. K2034.1. King‘s daughter secretly pledged to many to win their aid. Irish myth: *Cross.
K2035. K2035. Supernatural personages seen in dreams advise opposing kings how each can overcome the other. Irish myth: *Cross.
K2036. K2036. Helper steals object obtained at end of quest. Irish myth: Cross.
K2037. K2037. Jackal persuades deer to steal from farmer, then informs farmer who catches deer. India: Thompson-Balys.
K2041. K2041. Double dealing physician.
K2041.1. K2041.1. Double dealing physician hired to poison his master who has sent him to poison enemy. Spanish Exempla: Keller.
K2042. K2042. Crow gets to owls pretending crows have cast him out. Having learned secret retreats of owls, he returns to crows and leads them to victory over owls. B[ö]dker Exempler 293 No. 52; Spanish Exempla: Keller.
K2043. K2043. When wolf pretends to slander tiger fox agrees; later tells tiger he was trying to test wolf‘s malice. India: Thompson-Balys.
K2050. K2050. Pretended virtue. K1912. The false virgin.
K2051. K2051. Adulteress feigns unusual sensitiveness.
K2051.1. K2051.1. Adulteress pretends shame before male statue (mirror, male fish). *Fischer-Bolte 217.
K2051.2. K2051.2. Adulteress pretends to faint when her husband strikes her with a rose. She has allowed her lover to abuse her. Fischer-Bolte 217.
K2051.3. K2051.3. Adulteress feigns great disdain of men; will look at none but husband (and lover). Heptameron No. 43.
K2051.4. K2051.4. Women adorn their heads, though they are immoral below. Irish myth: Cross.
K2052. K2052. The oversensitive bride.
K2052.1. K2052.1. The bride’s (wife‘s) false modesty. Wears gloves, etc. to bed. Italian Novella: *Rotunda.
K2052.2. K2052.2. Girl who is frightened by love becomes insatiable. Italian Novella: *Rotunda.
K2052.3. K2052.3. Oversensitive bride pleads a headache (or other excuse). Groom retaliates with similar plea when she changes her mind. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
K2052.4. K2052.4. The oversensitive or hypocritical widow. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
K2052.4.1. K2052.4.1. Doctor prescribes sexual intimacy for widow’s ills. She claims to prefer death. Change of heart on daughters‘ plea. Daughters adopt treatment as a preventive. Cent Nouvelles Nouvelles No. 21; Italian Novella: *Rotunda.
K2052.4.2. K2052.4.2. Wanted: a husband to manage estate. Widow who claims to abhor intimacy rejects a eunuch with business qualifications. Italian Novella: *Rotunda.
K2052.4.3. K2052.4.3. Overlooking the insult. Man consoles daughter whose husband is dying by telling her he has picked another husband for her. She feels insulted. No sooner does her husband die than she asks her father for details. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
K2054. K2054. Pretended honesty to mulct victim. Trickster claims to have found a bag of gold. Confederate claims and receives it upon correct identification. Spectator is thus deceived into trusting the trickster with a large sum of money. Italian Novella: *Rotunda.
K2054.1. K2054.1. Boy pretends to take long trip in order to pay debt of a penny. Thus he gets man’s confidence and robs him. Korean: Zong in-Sob 124 No. 60.
K2055. K2055. Fox confesses sins but is immediately ready to steal again. *Crane Vitry 264 No. 297; *Pauli (ed. Bolte) No. 29.
K2055.1. K2055.1. The wolf in the company of saints. Promises to give up slaying animals. After wringing the gander‘s neck, excuses self saying: ”He should not have hissed at the saint.“ Lithuanian: Balys Index No. 165*.
K2056. K2056. Hypocritical stepmother weeps as she tells departing husband she will take good care of stepchildren though they beat her (she beats them instead). India: Thompson-Balys.
K2057. K2057. Hypocrite refuses gifts orally but stretches out his hands. Jewish: *Neuman.
K2058. K2058. Pretended piety. Jewish: *Neuman.
K2058.1. K2058.1. Apparently pious man (sadhu) a thief. India: Thompson-Balys.
K2058.2. K2058.2. False ascetic in partnership with tiger shares his prey. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 819.
K2060. K2060. Detection of hypocrisy.
K2061. K2061. Treacherous plan of hypocritical animal detected and prevented.
K2061.1. K2061.1. Wolf offers to act as shepherd: plan detected. Wienert FFC LVI 45 (ET 36), 68 (ET 326), 97 (ST 110); Halm Aesop No. 283.
K2061.1.1. K2061.1.1. Wolf proposes abolition of dog guards for sheep: plan detected. Wienert FFC LVI 53 (ET 138), 96 (ST 99); Halm Aesop No. 269; Spanish Exempla: Keller.
K2061.2. K2061.2. Fox feigns to be playing with sheep: dog drives him off. Wienert FFC LVI 53 (ET 125), 96 (ST 96); Halm Aesop No. 38.
K2061.3. K2061.3. Dog caresses sick sheep: shepherd knows that he hopes for sheep’s death. Wienert FFC LVI 72 (ET 373), 96 (ST 104); Halm Aesop No. 372.
K2061.4. K2061.4. Wolf tries to entice goat down from high place: plan detected. Wienert FFC LVI *53 (ET 137), 96 (ST 90); Halm Aesop No. 270; Spanish: Espinosa III No. 216.
K2061.5. K2061.5. Famished wolf asks sheep to bring him water: plan detected. Wienert FFC LVI 53 (ET 136), 96 (ST 91); Halm Aesop No. 284; Spanish: Espinosa III No. 216.
K2061.6. K2061.6. Wolf offers to act as midwife for sow: plan detected. *Crane Vitry 202 No. 166; Herbert III 15; Wienert FFC LVI 46 (ET 41), 53 (ET 135), 96 (ST 86).
K2061.7. K2061.7. Cat offers to act as doctor for cock and hen: plan detected. Wienert FFC LVI 45 (ET 30), 53 (ET 127), 96 (ST 87); Halm Aesop No. 16.
K2061.8. K2061.8. Crocodile tells dog to drink in river without fear: plan detected. Wienert FFC LVI 53 (ET 130), 96 (ST 101).
K2061.9. K2061.9. Cat hangs on wall pretending to be dead: mice detect plan. Wienert FFC LVI 53 (ET 128), 96 (ST 97); Halm Aesop No. 15.
K2061.10. K2061.10. Fox‘s plan detected by crickets: cricket wings in his excrement. Wienert FFC LVI 53 (ET 126), 96 (ST 94, 222); Halm Aesop No. 400.
K2061.11. K2061.11. Jackal as nurse for leopard cubs eats their food. Chased by leopard. India: *Thompson-Balys.
K2062. K2062. Thief tries to feed watchdog and stop his mouth: dog detects plan. Wienert FFC LVI 69 (ET 330), 96 (ST 103); Halm Aesop No. 164; Spanish Exempla: Keller.
K2063. K2063. ”Chaste“ woman surprised in adultery. Lithuanian: Balys Index No. *1450A; Italian Novella: Rotunda.
K2064. K2064. ”Holy“ hermit surprised in amorous intrigue. Italian Novella: Rotunda; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 533.
K2065. K2065. Appearance of Death exposes hypocrisy.
K2065.1. K2065.1. Woman and sick husband. ”Would that Death take me in his stead.“ When Death comes she points to her husband. Italian Novella: *Rotunda.
K2090. K2090. Other hypocritical acts.
K2090.1. K2090.1. Peasant has kind words for daws, but drives them from his seeds. Wienert FFC LVI 68 (ET 323), 102 (ST 151); Halm Aesop No. 99.
K2091. K2091. Illness feigned in order to learn secret. Africa (Fang): Trilles 259 No. 31.
K2091.1. K2091.1. Illness feigned in order to get better food. India: Thompson-Balys.
K2093. K2093. False guardian betrays refuge of fleeing lovers. Irish myth: Cross.
K2094. K2094. Love falsely pledged for wooer‘s benefit. Irish myth: Cross.
K2095. K2095. Hypocrisy concerning thefts.
K2095.1. K2095.1. Man announces finding lost jewel, but so softly that no one hears. He thus has clear conscience. India: Thompson-Balys.
K2095.2. K2095.2. Hypocrite will not share in stolen chicken – only takes some gravy. India: Thompson-Balys.
K2096. K2096. Hypocrisy concerning charity.
K2096.1. K2096.1. Hypocrite breaks vow to give coin in charity. Finds coin is short weight. India: Thompson-Balys.
K2096.2. K2096.2. Thief robs blind miser of his hoard and gives a tenth away in charity in form of a banquet to the poor. India: Thompson-Balys.
K2097. K2097. Miser goes to mass before committing usury. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
K2098. K2098. King sends regrets for death of man he has ordered executed. India: Thompson-Balys.

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