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Group No. 192


N. Chance and fate

Group No.

N700 – N799

Group name

Accidental encounters


N700. N700. Accidental encounters.
N710. N710. Accidental meeting of hero and heroine.
N711. N711. King (prince) accidentally finds maiden and marries her. *Types 403, 451, 705, 709; *BP I 99ff., 295ff.; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: Boberg; Spanish: Espinosa II Nos. 99 – 103, Espinosa Jr. Nos. 80, 115; Italian: Basile Pentamerone I No. 8; India: *Thompson-Balys.
N711.1. N711.1. King (prince) finds maiden in woods (tree) and marries her. *Types 450, 706, 710; Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; Missouri French: Carrière; French Canadian: Sister Marie Ursule; India: *Thompson-Balys.
N711.2. N711.2. Hero finds maiden in (magic) castle. *Types 304, 400, 408, 410, 590; Irish myth: *Cross; India: *Thompson-Balys.
N711.3. N711.3. Hero finds maiden in (magic) garden. *Types 550, 551, 706; Spanish: Espinosa Jr. No. 106; India: Thompson-Balys.
N711.4. N711.4. Prince sees maiden at church and is enamored. *Types 510AB; Missouri French: Carrière; Spanish: Espinosa III Nos. 111f., Espinosa Jr. No. 119.
N711.4.1. N711.4.1. Lovers meet at temple. India: *Thompson-Balys.
N711.5. N711.5. Prince (king) finds girl floating on water in basket: marries her. Hertel Zs. f. Vksk. XIX 83ff.; Penzer II 5; Italian: Basile Pentamerone III No. 2; India: Thompson-Balys.
N711.6. N711.6. Prince sees heroine at ball and is enamored. *Type 510AB; Missouri French: Carrière; Spanish: Espinosa II 107 – 112, 154; Espinosa Jr. Nos. 123f.; India: Thompson-Balys.
N712. N712. Prince first sees heroine as she comes forth from her hiding-box. She has concealed herself until the favorable moment. *Cox 489; India: Thompson-Balys.
N712.1. N712.1. Princess concealed in trunk and sent to beggar, who marries her. India: Thompson-Balys.
N713. N713. King marries girl who finds lost object of his.
N713.1. N713.1. Princess catches raja‘s golden bird; he trails it to her palace. India: Thompson-Balys.
N713.2. N713.2. King marries girl who finds his lost ring. India: Thompson-Balys.
N715. N715. Lovers first see each other on shores of lake. M. Bloomfield in Penzer VII xxiii; India: Thompson-Balys.
N715.1. N715.1. Hero finds maiden at fountain (well, river). Irish myth: *Cross; Jewish: Neuman.
N716. N716. Lover sees beloved first while she is bathing. II Samuel ch. 11; India: *Thompson-Balys.
N716.1. N716.1. Man stumbles on bathing maiden. Mono-Alu: Wheeler Nos. 8, 9, 31, 48.
N718. N718. Accidental meeting with the son of the only person who can overcome curse on hero. Icelandic: Boberg.
N721. N721. Runaway horse carries bride to her lover. Bridegroom unwittingly hires a horse belonging to his rival for his bride to ride to the wedding. A storm arises and the horse carries her to his master. *Bédier Fabliaux 119, 473.
N723. N723. Girl sees man as he lies sleeping by wayside. India: Thompson-Balys.
N724. N724. Hunter accidentally discovers beautiful girl being secretly reared in a cave. Africa (Pangwe): Tessman 366.
N730. N730. Accidental reunion of families. *Chauvin VI 167ff. No. 327E; Boccaccio Decameron II Nos. 6, 8 (Lee 34, 39); Irish myth: *Cross; Missouri French: Carrière; Italian Novella: *Rotunda; Jewish: Neuman; India: *Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 947.
N731. N731. Unexpected meeting of father and son. Irish myth: *Cross; Missouri French: Carrière Italian Novella: *Rotunda; Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys.
N731.1. N731.1. Unknown son returns to father‘s court. Irish myth: Cross; Greek: Fox 119 (Paris).
N731.1.1. N731.1.1. King unknowingly adopts his own lost son. India: Thompson-Balys.
N731.2. N731.2. Father-son combat. Neither knows who the other is. (Sohrab and Rustem.) **Potter Sohrab and Rustem; Deutschbein I 232ff.; Potter FL XV 216ff.; Rank Inzest-Motif 164ff.; Hibbard 227 n. 5; *Köhler-Bolte II 256ff.; L. Wolff Hessische Blätter f. Volksk. XXXIX 54 – 63. – Irish: *Cross, MacCulloch Celtic 145, 169 (Cuchulainn, Fionn), Thurneysen 403ff.; English: Wells 135 (Sir Degare); Icelandic: *Boberg; Greek: Fox 140 (Telegonos and Odysseus); Arabian: Burton Nights VII 89 n.; Persian Carnoy 332; Chinese: Werner Myths 315 – 319, Coyajee JPASB XXIV 179; Philippine: Dixon 235; Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 508.
N731.2.1. N731.2.1. Hero fights with friend of father and then reveals himself. English: Wells 17 (Reinbrun, Gy son of Warwike).
N731.2.2. N731.2.2. Undesired combat between sworn (blood) brothers (foster brothers). Irish myth: *Cross.
N731.3. N731.3. Father unexpectedly meets abandoned son and reinstates him. Irish myth: Cross.
N731.4. N731.4. At execution block condemned man discovered to be king‘s unknown son. India: Thompson-Balys.
N732. N732. Accidental meeting of father and daughter. Missouri French: Carrière.
N732.1. N732.1. Father unwittingly buys daughter who has been sold into slavery. Greek: Frazer Apollodorus I 389 n. 1 (Tisiphone).
N732.2. N732.2. Deserted daughter’s good fortune discovered by accident. N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 348 n. 251.
N732.2.1. N732.2.1. Daughter‘s good fortune accidentally discovered by father who has become a beggar. Chinese: Graham.
N732.3. N732.3. Parents accidentally meet daughter who has survived their attempts to drown her. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
N733. N733. Accidental meeting of brothers. Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; Jewish: Neuman.
N733.1. N733.1. Brothers unwittingly fight each other. (Cf. N731.2.2.) Dickson 100, 109, 153; Icelandic: Boberg; Tuamotu: Stimson MS (z-G. 13/317).
N733.2. N733.2. Brother unwittingly kills half brother in fight. Icelandic: Boberg.
N733.3. N733.3. Joseph and his brethren. Elder brothers unwittingly come to maltreated youngest in great need. Eventual recognition. India: Thompson-Balys.
N733.4. N733.4. Two returning brothers unwittingly purchase bird, which is transformed youngest brother, as present intended for him. India: Thompson-Balys.
N733.5. N733.5. Brothers accidentally reunited when wedding of one to a king’s daughter is celebrated and neighboring rulers are invited. India: Thompson-Balys.
N734. N734. Accidental meeting of brother and sister. Irish myth: Cross.
N734.1. N734.1. Slaves ordered married discover they are brother and sister. Irish myth: Cross.
N734.2. N734.2. Saint prays with woman; learns she is his sister. Irish myth: Cross.
N735. N735. Accidental meeting of mother and son. Irish myth: *Cross; Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Graham.
N735.1. N735.1. Begging ascetics beg alms of their own mother. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 511.
N736. N736. Accidental meeting of mother and daughter. India: Thompson-Balys.
N737. N737. Accidental reunion of lovers. Italian Novella: *Rotunda.
N738. N738. Accidental meeting of nephew and uncle. Hero takes refuge unwittingly at his uncle’s court. *Dickson 143 n. 143; Icelandic: *Boberg.
N738.1. N738.1. Uncle and nephew unwittingly about to kill one another. Icelandic: Boberg.
N741. N741. Unexpected meeting of husband and wife. Irish myth: *Cross; Missouri French: Carrière; Spanish: Espinosa II Nos. 99 – 103; India: *Thompson-Balys.
N741.1. N741.1. Concealed wife. Unknown wife supernaturally conceals herself until the favorable moment to come forward. Italian: Crane 340; Greek: Garnett II 18; Hindu: Rouse FL V 85.
N741.2. N741.2. Husband and wife become separated in shipwreck. Wife unexpectedly meets husband on street. They are reunited. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
N741.3. N741.3. Slandered queen chances to be in Rome at the same time as her estranged husband. Reconciled by the Pope. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
N741.3.1. N741.3.1. Calumniated wife is forced to flee. (Cf. K2210.) Reunited by chance after many years at Emperor‘s court. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
N741.4. N741.4. Husband and wife reunited after long separation and tedious quest. India: Thompson-Balys.
N741.5. N741.5. Maiden found in magic garden; prince’s wife in former life. India: Thompson-Balys.
N743. N743. Accidental meeting of sisters. India: Thompson-Balys.
N745. N745. Accidental meeting of seeker of exiled prince with prince at meal. Messenger in pilgrim garb invites unknown prince to eat with him. Recognition. *Boje 85.
N746. N746. Accidental meeting of cousins. Icelandic: borsteins saga Vík. 446, Boberg.
N760. N760. Other accidental encounters.
N761. N761. Unexpected encounter in oasis. Malone PMLA XLIII 398.
N762. N762. Person accidentally met unexpectedly knows the other‘s name. Icelandic: *Boberg.
N763. N763. Hero captured by man he has formerly rescued: rewarded. *Type 953; Scottish: Campbell-McKay No. 25.
N764. N764. Unexpected meeting with wild man. (Cf. F567.) Dickson 122 n. 72; Missouri French: Carrière.
N765. N765. Meeting with robber band. Dickson 68 n. 14.
N766. N766. Unwitting adultery with blood-brother’s wife. *Type 1364; Wesselski Märchen 187 No. 2.
N767. N767. Unwitting combat between sons of friends. Recognition and reconciliation. (Cf. N731.2.) Greek: Fox 128 (Glaukos and Diomedes).
N768. N768. Abandoned children accidentally discovered by villainess. India: Thompson-Balys.
N770. N770. Experiences leading to adventures.
N770.0.1. N770.0.1. Feast as occasion for the beginning of adventures or the arrival of questers. Irish myth: *Cross.
N771. N771. King (prince) lost on hunt has adventures. *BP I 432 n. 2; *Köhler-Bolte II 408ff.; Dickson 93, 123 n. 75; Malone PMLA XLIII 398; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; Italian: Basile Pentamerone I No. 8, V No. 5; India: *Thompson-Balys.
N771.1. N771.1. King on hunt is taken prisoner. Icelandic: Þiðriks saga II 120 – 40.
N771.2. N771.2. Girls going in the wood for nuts have adventures. Icelandic: *Boberg.
N772. N772. Parting at crossroads to go on adventures. *Type 303; *Ranke FFC CXIV (motif B2); India: Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Graham.
N773. N773. Adventure from following animal to cave (lower world). *Type 301; Irish myth: *Cross; Spanish: Boggs FFC XC 66 No. 508 A*, Espinosa Jr. No. 67; Indonesia: DeVries‘s list No. 163; N. A. Indian (California): Gayton and Newman 74.
N773.1. N773.1. Adventure from following ogre to cave. India: Thompson-Balys.
N773.2. N773.2. Adventure from returning for forgotten comb. India: Thompson-Balys.
N774. N774. Adventures from pursuing enchanted animal (hind, boar, bird). (Guiding Beast.) Types 710 (Grimm No. 3), 425; *Tegethoff 14; **Pschmadt Die Sage von der verfolgten Hinde (Greifswald, 1911); Dickson 53f.; Clouston Tales I 215; *Fb “hjort” I 625a; Hibbard 244 (Chevalere Assigne). – Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: Lagerholm 25 – 26, Sveinsson FFC LXXXIII xxxiii, *Boberg; Italian: Basile Pentamerone I No. 9, *Rotunda; India: *Thompson-Balys; New Britain: Dixon 140.
N774.1. N774.1. Adventure from pursuing thieving birds. Type 610; India: Thompson-Balys.
N774.2. N774.2. Adventures from seeking (lost) domestic beast (bull). Type 511; Icelandic: Boberg; India: Thompson-Balys.
N774.3. N774.3. Adventures from pursuing animal (not magic). India: *Thompson-Balys.
N774.3.1. N774.3.1. Runaway ox leads pursuer to burial place of Adam and Eve. Jewish: *Neuman.
N775. N775. Race with fairies leads to adventures. Irish myth: Cross.
N776. N776. Light seen from tree lodging place at night leads to adventures. *Type 130, 327; *Aarne FFC XI 111; BP I 115ff.; Missouri French: Carrière; Japanese: Ikeda.
N776.1. N776.1. Climbing tree to look around leads to adventures. India: *Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Graham.
N776.2. N776.2. Adventures from trying to strangle oneself in tree. India: Thompson-Balys.
N776.3. N776.3. Adventures from having slept beneath tree. India: *Thompson-Balys.
N777. N777. Dropped ball (basket) leads to adventures when recovery is attempted. Italian: Basile Pentamerone III No. 10 (Type 440).
N777.1. N777.1. Adventures encountered in running after cotton being blown away by wind. Type 480; *Roberts 130; India: Thompson-Balys.
N777.2. N777.2. Bucket dropped into well leads to adventures. Type 480; *Roberts 125.
N777.3. N777.3. Flax dropped into well leads to adventures. Type 480; *Roberts 125.
N777.4. N777.4. Spindle dropped into well leads to adventures. Type 480; *Roberts 125.
N778. N778. Taking refuge in a grave leads to adventure. Italian Novella: *Rotunda.
N781. N781. Hero embarks in rudderless boat. Köhler-Bolte I 189; *Schoepperle Tristan and Isolt II 370ff.; Irish myth: *Cross.
N782. N782. Mother‘s parting gift to adventuring son: the two loaves of bread. One for hunger, one for overeating. India: Thompson-Balys.
N783. N783. Broken vessel (calabash, etc.) to be mended leads to adventure. Africa (Guinea Coast): Trautmann La Litterature à la Côte des Esclaves (Paris, 1927), West Africa: Travélé Proverbes et contes Bambara (Paris, 1923) 205ff., No. 66, Frobenius Atlantis VIII 274ff. No. 120.
N784. N784. Shouting after bathing: adventures follow. N. A. Indian (California): Gayton and Newman 88.
N785. N785. Adventures from seeking water. Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: Boberg.
N785.1. N785.1. Man hunting honey encounters lost maiden, returns her to her parents. Africa (Fang): Tessman 121.
N786. N786. Anchor catching in oratory of submarine monastery leads to adventures. Irish myth: Cross.
N788. N788. Incidents when wife takes food to husband in field or forest. India: Thompson-Balys.
N791. N791. Adventures from pursuing object carried off by river. Type 480; Roberts 129.
N792. N792. Adventures from pursuing objects carried off by bird. Type 480; Roberts 130.

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