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Group No. 198


P. Society

Group No.

P400 – P499

Group name

Trades and professions


P400. Trades and professions. **Sébillot Légendes et Curiosités des Métiers (Paris, n.d.); Jewish: Neuman.
P401. Son insists on following father‘s trade. This has been kept secret at request of dying father who was unsuccessful. Son learns from mother. *Cosquin Contes indiens 395ff.
P410. Laborers.
P411. Peasant. **Hdwb. d. Märchens I 184a.
P411.1. Peasant refuses to sell possessions to king. (Miller of Sanssouci.) Swiss: Jegerlehner Oberwallis 309 No. 13.
P411.1.1. Peasant and his wife in hut near castle as contrasts to king and queen. Icelandic: Lagerholm lvi, *Boberg.
P411.2. Peasant is cutting wood in front of his house as guests arrive. Icelandic: *Boberg.
P411.3. Wounded hero finds shelter and is cured in peasant‘s house. Icelandic: *Boberg.
P411.4. Hero stays overnight in peasant’s house, to which he accidentally comes, and where he gets advice and direction. (Cf. H1232.4.) Icelandic: *Boberg.
P412. Shepherd.
P412.1. Shepherd as hero. *Type 300.
P412.1.1. Life of shepherd proper preparation for ruler. Jewish: Neuman.
P412.2. Swineherd. (Cf. L113.1.1.) Irish myth: Cross.
P412.3. Hero as rabbit-herd. Type 570.
P413. Ferryman.
P413.1. Eternal ferryman. Always transports passengers and when the ruler is in danger takes his place. (Cf. Q25.) Cosquin Lorraine I 215.
P413.1.1. Ferryman puts oar into king’s hand and he must remain ferryman. *Type 461; Japanese: Ikeda.
P414. Hunter. Types 246, 304; Von Sydow Våra folksagor (1941) 39.
P415. Collier. (Cf. K2262.)
P415.1. Hero as collier. Icelandic: Þiðriks saga I 308f., Boberg.
P420. Learned professions.
P421. Judge. Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg.
P421.1. Jackals as judges. India: Thompson-Balys.
P422. Lawyer. Hdwb. d. Abergl. I 202.
P422.1. Lawyers punished in hell. Alphabet Nos. 42, 43.
P422.1.1. Tongue of dead lawyer found to be lacking. Scala Celi 7b No. 44; Etienne de Bourbon No. 440.
P424. Physician. Penzer X 263a s.v. “Physician”; Irish myth: Cross.
P424.1. Physician hides eyes as he passes graveyard. He does not want to see those who have died from his medicine. *Wesselski Hodscha Nasreddin I 259 No. 204.
P424.2. Doctor who can cure can also poison. This reflection brings the doctor under the king’s suspicion. *Chauvin V 276 No. 156.
P424.3. Physician killed for fatal diagnosis. Irish myth: Cross.
P424.3.1. “Skillful” physician compelled to help carry away the bier of his dead patient. India: Thompson-Balys.
P424.4. Fairy as physician. Irish myth: Cross.
P424.5. Female physician. Irish myth: Cross.
P425. Scribe.
P425.1. Scribe who cannot read his own writing. India: Thompson-Balys.
P426. Clergy.
P426.0.1. In fear of clerics pagans flee into fairy mounds. Irish myth: Cross.
P426.1. Parson (priest). Jewish: Neuman (P426.1, V452).
P426.1.1. First of animals and fruits belong to priest. Jewish: Neuman.
P426.2. Hermit. Hdwb. d. Märchens I 507b; Irish myth: Cross; Spanish: Espinosa II No. 75, Espinosa Jr. No. 186.
P426.3. Monks. Irish myth: Cross.
P426.3.1. Untrained monk becomes skillful wright (smith) through power of saint. Irish myth: Cross.
P426.3.2. Monks as converted druids. Irish myth: Cross.
P426.3.3. Woman disguised as monk enters monastery. Irish myth: Cross.
P427. Druid (poet, learned man). Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 311.
P427.0.1. Druid inspires great respect and fear. Irish myth: Cross.
P427.0.2. Person assailed by druid loses treasure. Irish myth: Cross.
P427.0.3. Women druids. Irish myth: Cross.
P427.0.4. Simon Magus as druid. Irish myth: Cross.
P427.1. Druid performs sacrifices. Irish myth: Cross.
P427.1.1. Druids perform human sacrifice. Irish myth: Cross.
P427.1.2. Druids as priests. Irish myth: Cross.
P427.1.3. Druidic (heathen) baptism. Irish myth: Cross.
P427.1.4. Druidic tonsure. Irish myth: Cross.
P427.2. Druid as emissary of peace. Irish myth: Cross.
P427.3. Advice (instruction) from druid. Irish myth: Cross.
P427.4. Poet (druid) as satirist. (Cf. M402.) Irish myth: Cross.
P427.4.1. Fear of druidic lampoon as activating power. Irish myth: Cross.
P427.5. Druid as physician. (Cf. P424.) Irish myth: Cross.
P427.5.1. Wounded soldiers healed by bath in pool of milk through power of druid. Irish myth: Cross.
P427.6. Druid as judge. Irish myth: Cross.
P427.7. Poet. Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg.
P427.7.1. Extemporaneous composition by poets. Irish myth: Cross.
P427.7.2. Extensive repertory of poets. Irish myth: Cross.
P427.7.2.1. Difficult language used by poets. Irish myth: Cross.
P427. Poets and fools closely allied. Irish myth: Cross.
P427.7.3. Blind poets. Irish myth: Cross.
P427.7.4. Women poets. Irish myth: Cross.
P427.7.5. Bard. Irish myth: Cross.
P427.7.6. Poet‘s rod. Irish myth: Cross.
P427.7.7. Poet as judge. Irish myth: Cross.
P427.7.8. Poet rewarded for poem. Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg.
P427.7.9. Poets banished. Irish myth: Cross.
P427.7.9.1. Excessive demands of poets. Irish myth: Cross.
P427.7.10. Rivaling poets. Icelandic: *Boberg.
P427.8. Druids as rath-builders. Irish myth: Cross.
P427.9. Druids (poets) boil spell. Irish myth: Cross.
P428. Musician. Icelandic: Boberg.
P428.1. Harper. Irish myth: Cross; Jewish: Neuman.
P429. Miscellaneous learned professions.
P429.1. Astronomers. Jewish: *Neuman.
P430. Financiers and merchants.
P431. Merchant. Jewish: *Neuman.
P431.1. Merchants as spreaders of news. *Dickson 174 n. 35.
P435. Usurer.
P435.1. Wealthy usurer prays that the sons of the rich will become mad. That will benefit his business. His own sons lose their minds. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
P435.2. Usurer stops lending money. He does so, not because it is wrong, but because he is losing money. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
P440. Artisans. Jewish: *Neuman.
P441. Tailor. *Fb “skrædder”; *Chauvin IX 29 No. 18; *Sébillot Métiers No. 7; *Feilberg Dania I 165ff., III 184ff.; Paludan Danske Studier (1925) 19ff.; Missouri French: Carrière.
P441.1. Tailor occupies God’s throne for a day. *Type 800; *BP I 342.
P441.2. Tailoring only trade devil cannot learn. He fails to knot thread because it would make sign of the cross. Scotch: Campbell Superstitions 304.
P441.3. Tailor punished in hell. Irish myth: Cross.
P441.4. Busy tailor asks soldier to mount watch in his place. Missouri French: Carrière 177f. No. 36, 261 No. 59.
P442. Baker. *Sébillot Métiers Nos. 2, 3; *Nyrop Dania VIII 174ff.
P442.1. Baker and devil walking together. Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. “boulanger”.
P443. Miller. Type 461 (Danish); Von Sydow Våra folksagor (1941) 38; *Sébillot Métiers No. 1; Missouri French: Carrière; Spanish: Espinosa Jr. Nos. 137, 141, 198.
P443.0.1. Water-miller. Icelandic: Boberg.
P443.1. Why millers are thieves. Flemish: DeMeyer FFC XXXVII 84 No. 27e.
P444. Cabinet-maker. *Sébillot Métiers No. 14.
P444.1. Brave soldier and timid cabinet-maker as companions. German: Grimm No. 130a; BP III 67.
P445. Weaver. Sébillot Métiers No. 6.
P445.1. Why weavers are the most unhappy of men. They gave a nail for the Crucifixion. Flemish: DeMeyer FFC XXXVII 84 No. 27C.
P445.2. Why weavers have patience. Flemish: DeMeyer FFC XXXVII 84 No. 27d.
P446. Barber. Sébillot Métiers No. 11; Penzer III 100 n. 1.
P446.1. Barbers as bunglers of plans. Chauvin V 154ff. Nos. 78ff. and n. 1.
P446.2. Barbers cunning and greedy. India: Thompson-Balys.
P447. Smith. *Sébillot Métiers Nos. 17, 18; *Hdwb. d. Abergl. IX Nachträge 257 – 67; Andree (1878) 153; *Nyrop Dania IX 186ff.; Von Sydow Våra folksagor (1941) 39ff. – Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; Missouri French: Carrière; Jewish: *Neuman.
P447.0.1. Smith from Lochlann (Scandinavia, otherworld [?]) Irish myth: Cross.
P447.1. Smith as grandfather of king. Irish myth: Cross.
P447.2. Smith as rath-builder. Irish myth: Cross.
P447.3. Smith as lord of hall of hospitality. Irish myth: Cross.
P447.4. Smith punished in hell. Irish myth: *Cross.
P447.5. Smith honored by king as indispensable. Invited to festival. England: *Baughman.
P447.6. Rivaling smiths. Icelandic: Boberg.
P447.7. Goldsmith as lover. Icelandic: Boberg.
P447.8. Covetous goldsmith. India: Thompson-Balys.
P448. Butcher. Sébillot Métiers No. 4.
P451. Spinner. Sébillot Métiers No. 5; *Von Sydow Spinnsagor.
P452. Dressmaker (milliner, etc.). Type 326; German Grimm No. 4; *Hdwb. d. Abergl. IX Nachträge 269f.; Sébillot Métiers No. 8.
P453. Shoemaker. **C. Nyrop Dania VIII 195ff.; *Sébillot Métiers No. 10; Irish myth: Cross; Spanish: Espinosa Jr. Nos. 151, 155 – 157, 185.
P453.1. Why shoemakers are indolent. A shoemaker spits at Christ on way to be crucified. Christ tells him, “A poor slobbering fellow thou shalt be, and all shoemakers after thee, for what thou has done to me.” (Cf. A2231.2, P445.1.) England; Baughman.
P454. Hatter. Sébillot Métiers No. 10 pp. 52ff.
P455. Mason (bricklayer). Sébillot Métiers No. 12.
P456. Carpenter. Sébillot Métiers No. 13; Panchatantra (tr. Ryder) 62ff., 89ff., 260ff.; Irish myth: Cross; Jewish: Neuman.
P457. House-painter. Sébillot Métiers No. 15.
P458. Woodsman. Types 327, 700; Köhler Aufsätze 49; Sébillot Métiers No. 16; Missouri French: Carrière.
P459. Other artisans.
P459.1. Printer. Sébillot Métiers No. 19.
P460. Other trades and professions.
P461. Soldier. *Hdwb. d. Abergl. IX Nachträge 485ff.; Missouri French: Carrière.
P461.1. Soldier who has had both hands severed fights with his teeth until he is killed. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
P461.2. Soldier dies happy on learning of enemy‘s rout. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
P461.3. Soldier is ordered to set fire to enemy’s armada. Is caught and sawed in two. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
P461.4. Woman instructs in art of arms. (Cf. F565.1.) Irish myth: Cross.
PP471. Actor.
P471.1. Actors banished along with vagabonds. Pauli (ed. Bolte) No. 537.
P475. Robber. Irish myth: Cross; Missouri French: Carrière; Jewish: *Neuman.
P475.1. Twelve robbers. Fb III 132a “røver”.
P475.2. Robbers defeated and killed. Icelandic: *Boberg.
P481. Astrologer. Penzer X 77a s.v. “Astrologer”; Jewish: *Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys.
PP482. Painter (artist).
P482.1. Devil pulls painter from chair. Scala Celi 120b No. 660.
P483. Juggler (conjurer). Irish myth: Cross.
P485. Philosopher.
PP485.1. Treacherous philosophers. India: Thompson-Balys.

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