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A. Mythological Motifs

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A100 – A149

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The gods in general part 1


A100—A499. GODS
A100—A199. The gods in general.
A100. Deity.
A0. Creator. A2434.2.2. Why foxes do not live on a certain island: driven out by a god. D42. God in guise of mortal. D42.1. God transformed to giant with three heads and six arms. D1380.3. Head of divinity as protection of land. D1981.1. Magic invisibility of gods. E155.2. Annual resuscitation of a god. F63. Person carried to upper world by god. F251.1. Fairies as descendants of early race of gods. V30.1. The eaten god.
A101. Supreme god. One god chief of all other gods. (Often not worshipped as other gods are.) — Durkheim 274, 409ff.; Leroy La raison primitive 125ff.; Holmberg Gudstron 61ff.; C. Koch Der römische Juppiter. — Semitic: Smith Semites³ 529; Jewish: Neuman; Greek: Fox 153, *Grote I 57f.; Assyrian: Spence 206ff.; Babylonian: ibid. 199ff.; Hindu: Keith 21f.; India: Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 148, 309; Siberian: Karjalainen FFC XLIV 259, 268ff.; Armenian: Ananikian 11, 14, 37; Icel.: MacCulloch Eddic 61; Chinese: Ferguson 50, Eberhard FFC CXX 115 No. 70. — Indonesian: Kruyt Archipel 465ff.; Maori: Clark 32; Tahiti: Henry 121, 128; Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 45. — African: Frobenius Atlantis X 82, Werner African 123ff.; N. A. Indian: Alexander N. Am. 80, 82, 187, 284 n. 28; So. Am. Indian (Guarani): Métraux BBAE CXLIII (3) 93; Africa (Fang): Trilles 130, (Luba): Donohugh V 180.
A101.1. Supreme god as creator (cf. A0). Lowie Primitive Religion 85; Goldenweiser Early Civilization 97; Oldenberg Die Religion des Veda 278. — Icel.: MacCulloch Eddic 326; Armenian: Ananikian 20; India: Thompson-Balys; Tarascan: Alexander Lat. Am. 85.
A610. Creation of universe by creator.
A102. Characteristics of deity.
A102.1. Omniscient god. Icel.: MacCulloch Eddic 47 (Odin); Irish Myth: Cross; Jewish: Neuman. — So. Am. Indian (Chiriguano): Métraux RMLP XXXIII 173, (Guarani): Métraux BBAE CXLIII (3) 93.
D1810.0.1. Omniscience of a god.
A102.2. All-seeing god. Jewish: Neuman; Greek: Aeschylus Suppliants line 138.
A102.3. Immutable god. Jewish: Neuman.
A102.4. Omnipotent god. Jewish: *Neuman.
A102.5. Omnipresent god. Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys.
A102.6. Eternal god. Jewish: Neuman.
A102.7. Holy god. Jewish: Neuman.
A102.8. Sleepless god. Jewish: Neuman.
A102.9. Invisible god. Jewish: Neuman.
A102.10. Unity of God. Jewish: Neuman.
A102.11. Purity of God. Jewish: Neuman.
A102.12. Perfect God. Jewish: Neuman.
A102.13. Loving kindness of God. Jewish: Neuman.
A102.14. Goodness of God. Jewish: Neuman.
A102.15. Modesty of God. Jewish: Neuman.
A102.16. Justice of God. Jewish: Neuman.
A102.17. Anger of God. Jewish: Neuman.
A102.18. Imperfect god, subject to death and rebirth. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 959.
A102.19. Conflict between God's justice and mercy. Jewish: Neuman.
A103. Father-god. Greek: Grote I 3; Hindu: Keith 50ff., 73ff., 82ff.; India: Thompson-Balys.
A1216. Man as offspring of creator. A1271.3. First parents children of god.
A104. The making of gods.
A104.1. Living person becomes god. Hawaii: *Beckwith Myth 2, ch. I passim.
A104.2. Dead body becomes god. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 2.
A104.3. Miscellaneous objects become gods. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 2.
A104.4. Spirits become gods. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 45.
A106. Opposition of good and evil gods. Hindu: Keith 84; *Penzer I 197; India: Thompson-Balys. — Tarahumare (Mexican Indian): Alexander N. Am. 176; S. Am. Indians (Antioquians): Alexander Lat. Am. 197. — Jewish: Neuman.
A50. Conflict of good and evil creators. F531.7.1. Giants and gods in fight.
A106.0.1. Gods and the demons quarrel over supremacy. India: Thompson-Balys.
A106.1. Revolt of bad gods against good. Babylonian: Spence 75.
A525. Good and bad culture heroes. A1750. Animals created through opposition of devil to God. A1081. Battle of gods at end of world.
A106.1.1. Goddess rebels against her father for forbidding her marriage. India: Thompson-Balys.
A106.2. Revolt of evil angels against God. Jensen Dania II 180; Olrik ibid. II 67; Irish myth: Cross; India: Thompson-Balys; Lithuanian: Balys Index No. 3002, Legends Nos. 5, 6; Jewish: *Neuman; Irish: Beal. XXI 323.
A106.2.1. Revolting devil banished to hell. India: Thompson-Balys; Jewish: Neuman.
A106.2.1.1. Banished devil appears on earth only on day of dark moon. India: Thompson-Balys.
A300. God of the underworld.
A106.2.1.2. Demon (opposed to God) allowed to earth four times a year (but must let people know who he is and not deceive them). India: Thompson-Balys.
A106.2.2. Satan's fall from heaven. Jewish: Neuman.
A106.3. Created beings rebel against God. Jewish: Neuman.
A107. Gods of darkness and light. Darkness thought of as evil, light as good. — Babylonian: Spence 74; Irish myth: Cross; Jewish: Neuman.
A162.1.0.1. Recurrent battle. A1611.5.4.3. Origin of the Tuatha De Danann. A1659.1. Origin of the Fomorians. F200. Fairies. F531. Giant. S262. Periodic sacrifices to monster (giant, Fomorians). Z100.1. Names of giants (Fomorians) with sinister significance.
A108. God of the living and the dead in the otherworld. Chinese: Werner 248.
A108.1. God of the dead. Irish myth: Cross; Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 60.
A310. God of the world of the dead. A487. God of death. E481.1.1.1. King of the land of the dead. F129.7. Voyage to isle of the dead. V11.6. Sacrifice to the dead.
A109. Deity: miscellaneous motifs.
A109.1. God as a triad. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 44; Icel.: Boberg.
A109.2. Goddess as mother of Pacific Ocean. Maori: Beckwith Myth 179.
A110. Origin of the gods.
F413. Origin of spirits. T541.4. Birth from person's head.
A111. Parents of the gods. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 171.
A111.1. Mother of the gods (cf. A116.2). **Showerman; Smith Dragon viii; *Holmberg Baum 84ff. — Babylonian: Spence 123ff.; Hindu: Penzer I 270ff., 276, VII 231; India: Thompson-Balys; Hittite: Garstang The Hittite Empire 305ff.; Gaster Thespis 179. — Oceanic: Beckwith Myth 294; So. Am. Indian (Apapocuvú-Guarani): Métraux RMLP XXXIII 122.
A485.1. Goddess of war.
A111.2. Father of the gods. Icel.: Boberg.
A111.3. Ancestor of the gods. Tahiti: Henry 336.
A111.3.0.1. God of double sex carries within him seed of gods. Greek: Grote I 16.
A12. Hermaphroditic creator.
A111.3.1. God dwells with his grandfathers. Marquesas: Handy 106.
A31. Creator's grandmother.
A111.3.2. Sea creatures as ancestors of goddess. Tuamotu: Stimson MS (T-G. 3/600).
A111.3.3. Great bird as ancestor of gods. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 92.
A112. Birth of gods. India: Thompson-Balys.
T541.4. Birth from head.
A112.1. God from incestuous union. Krappe The Review of Religion (1941); India: Thompson-Balys.
T410. Incest.
A112.1.1. God from father-daughter incest. Adonis. Greek: Spence 132. — Icel.: Boberg.
A112.1.1.1. Goddess of music and dance born of incestuous union (Brahma and daughter). India: Thompson-Balys.
A112.2. Male and female creators beget gods. Japanese: Anesaki 223.
A112.3. Gods born from various parts of creator's body. Japanese: Anesaki 224.
A112.4. God as son of giant. Icel.: MacCulloch Eddic 139 (Loki), 324 (Odin, Vili, and Ve), Boberg.
A112.4.1. God as son of giantess. Icel.: Boberg.
A112.4.2. Goddess as daughter of giant. Icel.: Boberg.
A112.5. God as son of nine giantesses. Icel.: MacCulloch Eddic 153 (Heimdall).
T541.12. Birth from nine mothers.
A112.6. Gods as sons of supreme god. Icel.: MacCulloch Eddic 61. — Tahiti: Henry 147.
A112.7. God born from peculiar part of parent's body.
A161.5. Eldest god born in front, younger at back.
A112.7.1. God born from mother's ear. Marquesas: Handy 107.
A112.7.2. God born from mother's armpit. Marquesas: Handy 107.
A112.7.3. Goddess born from mother's eyes. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 186.
A112.7.4. God born after prematurely short pregnancy. Marquesas: Handy 107.
A112.8. God from adulterous union. Irish myth: Cross.
A164.2. Adultery among the gods. F252.4.1. Fairies banished for adultery. T481. Adultery.
A112.9. Gods borne by human woman. India: Thompson-Balys.
A112.9.1. Elementary spirits borne by human woman. India: Thompson-Balys.
A112.10. Divine child cast out at birth. Polynesia: Beckwith Myth 257.
A112.11. Child born from union of God with hen. Easter Is.: Métraux Ethnology 130.
A113. Totemistic gods. Gods which have animal associations; e.g., Athena with the owl, Venus with the sparrow. — Babylonian: Spence 93; India: *Thompson-Balys; Irish myth: Cross.
A131. God with animal features. A132. God in animal form. B2. Animal totems.
A114. Gods born from object.
A114.1. Deity born from sea-foam. Aphrodite. Greek: Roscher I 402; *Frazer Pausanias III 544.
A1261.1. Man created from sea-foam. T547.1. Birth from sea-foam.
A114.1.1. Goddess born from sweat of rock washed by sea. Minahassa (Celebes): Dixon 157.
A1211.2. Man from sweat of creator. A1262. Man created from sweat.
A114.1.1.1. God born of another god's sweat. India: Thompson-Balys.
A114.1.1.2. Origin of lesser gods from spittle of great god. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 82.
A114.2. God born from egg. Tahiti: Henry 337; Marquesas: Handy 104. — So. Am. Indian (Huamachuco): Métraux RMLP XXXIII 151.
A114.2.1. Deity born in shape of egg. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 169.
A114.3. Deity born from skull. Easter Is.: Métraux Ethnology 312.
A114.4. Deity born from tree. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 279, 284. — So. Am. Indian (Tembe): Métraux RMLP XXXIII 122.
A115. Emergence of deity.
A115.1. First deity grows out of primeval chaos. Japanese: Anesaki 222.
A605. Primeval chaos.
A115.2. God issues from earth. Norse: MacCulloch Eddic 328 (Tuisto).
A115.3. Deity arises from mist. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 71.
A115.4. Deity emerges from darkness of underworld. Mangia (Cook Is.): Beckwith Myth 224.
A115.5. Emergence of gods from above and below. Marquesas: Handy 138.
A115.6. Deity arises from shell of darkness where he has been for million ages. Tahiti: Henry.
A115.7. Gods emerge from hole in tree. India: Thompson-Balys.
A116. Twin gods. *Harris Twins, Boanerges, Picus who is also Zeus; Krappe Études de mythologie 137ff.; Güntert Weltkönig 253ff.; S. Eitrem Die göttlichen Zwillinge bei den Griechen (Christiania 1902); H. Grégoire Saints jumeaux et dieux cavaliers (Paris 1905); J. R. Harris The Dioscuri in the Christian Legends (London 1903); Krappe The Classical Journal XVIII (1923) 502ff.; Zeitschrift fur Ethnologie LXVI (1929) 187ff.; "Les dieux jumeaux dans la religion germanique" Acta Philologica Scandinavica (1930); Review of Religion (1944) 123ff.; Revue Celtique XLIX (1932) 96ff; P. Saintyves, "Les Jumeaux, dans l'ethnographie et la mythologie," Revue Anthrop. XXXV (1925) 54—59; T. Gaster Oldest Stories 69. — Germanic: Helm Altgermanische Religionsgeschichte I 321ff.; Irish myth: Cross; Greek: Fox 26; Armenian: Ananikian 40; Hindu: Keith 30f. (Lettish also mentioned). — Zuni: Alexander N. Am. 188; Mixtec: Alexander Lat. Am. 86; Indians of Central Brazil: Ehrenreich International Cong. of Americanists XIV 661; Chiriguano: Métraux RMLP XXXIII 172.
A515.1.1. Twin culture heroes. T685. Twins.
A116.1. Twin gods — one mortal, other immortal. Harris Twins 4ff.
A116.2. Twin goddesses (or trinity of goddesses). Irish myth: Cross.
A485.1. Goddess of war.
A116.2.1. Twin daughters of a god. India: Thompson-Balys.
A117. Mortals become gods.
A117.1. First men created with eternal life become gods. India: Thompson-Balys.
A117.2. Mortal translated to heaven and deified. India: *Thompson-Balys; Maori: Clark Maori Folk Tales 167.
A117.3. In extreme old age spirits become gods. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 67.
A117.4. Mortal transfigured to god on mountain top. Maori: Beckwith Myth 250.
A117.5. Gods are spirits of deified dead. Easter Is.: Métraux Ethnology 316.
A118. Self-created deity. Tahiti: Henry 336f.
A119. Origin of gods — miscellaneous.
A119.1. God made by magic. Tahiti: Henry 341. — So. Am. Indian (Apapocuvá-Guarani): Métraux RMLP XXXIII 122.
A119.2. Goddess produced by heat of earth. Tahiti: Beckwith Myth 178.
A119.3. Arrival of the gods in particular country. Tonga: Gifford 199; Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 2, 3, 11.
A120. Nature and appearance of the gods (cf. A18f.). Jewish: *Neuman.
D1981.1. Magic invisibility of gods. E251.4.4. God with form and characteristics of vampire.
A120.1. God as shape-shifter. Irish myth: Cross.
F234.0.2. Fairy as shape-shifter. F237. Fairies in disguise. K1301. Mortal woman seduced by god. K1811. Gods (saints) in disguise visit mortals.
A120.2. Size-changing god. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 127.
A120.3. Incorporeal god. Jewish: Neuman.
A120.4. Formless gods. Tonga: Beckwith Myth 128.
A121. Stars as deities. H. Gressmann Die hellenistische Gestirn-religion (Leipzig 1925); Gaster Thespis 228f. — Zuñi: Alexander N. Am. 187.
A760. Creation of the stars.
A121.1. Moon as deity (cf. A240). Jewish: Neuman.
A121.2. Sun as deity (cf. A220). Jewish: Neuman; Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 217.
A122. God half mortal, half immortal. Hair, skin, flesh, bones and marrow are mortal; mind, voice, breath, eye, and ear are immortal. (Prajāpati). — Hindu: Keith 76; cf. Greek: Grote I 3.
A123. Monstrous gods. Jewish: Neuman.
E652. God reincarnated as monster.
A123.1. God monstrous as to body.
A123.1.1. Three-bodied goddess. Hekate has three bodies standing back to back and looking in three directions. — Greek: Fox 188.
F524.1. Person with three bodies.
A123.1.2. God with two joined bodies. Tahiti: Henry 344.
A123.1.3. God with good looking and ugly bodies. Marquesas: Handy 124.
A123.1.4. God with body of earthquake (whirlwind, etc.). Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 30.
A123.1.5. God with body of caterpillars. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 30.
A123.1.6. God with body of stream of blood. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 30.
A123.1.7. Goddess with three supernatural bodies: fire, cliff, sea. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 496.
A123.2. God unusual as to face. Jewish: Neuman.
A282.0.1.1. Facial features of wind-goddess reversed.
A123.2.1. God with many faces.
A123.2.1.1. God with two faces. *Krappe Balor 7 n. 24; Usener IV 347ff.; *Frazer Ovid II 95ff; India: Thompson-Balys.
A123.2.1.2. God with three faces. *Krappe Balor 8 n. 28. — Chinese: Werner 324.
A123.2.1.3. God with four faces. Greek: Roscher "Ianus"; Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys.
A123.2.1.4. God with five faces. Jewish: Neuman.
A123.2.1.5. God with six faces. Hindu: Penzer I 73 n. 1, II 102.
A123.2.2. God's unusual mouth.
A123.2.2.1. Maggots squirm from mouth of man-eating god. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 506.
A123.2.2.2. Goddess with eight mouths. Tonga: Gifford 168.
A123.3. God unusual as to eyes.
A123.3.1. God with many eyes. *Krappe Balor 19ff. (Argos); Usener IV 223. — Hindu: Penzer II 46 n. 4, VIII 75, 116, IX 19; Keith 110, 134; Chinese: Werner 144.
F512.2.2. Argos.
A123.3.1.1. Three-eyed god. *Usener IV 224 n. 1; *Frazer Pausanias III 209; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 32; India: Thompson-Balys.
A123.3.1.2. God with hundred eyes. Irish myth: Cross; India: Thompson-Balys.
A123.3.1.3. God with thirteen eyes. India: Thompson-Balys.
A123.3.1.4. God with thousand eyes. India: Thompson-Balys.
A123. Goddess with thousand eyes. India: Thompson-Balys.
A123.3.2. God with flashing eyes. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 30; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 32.
A123.4. God monstrous as to head.
A123.4.1. God with many heads. Slavic (Elbe): Machal 283f., Boberg. — Chinese: Werner 241, 321.
A123.4.1.1. God with three heads. Irish myth: Cross.
D992. Magic head. F511.0.2.2. Three-headed person.
A123.4.1.2. God with seven heads. India: Thompson-Balys.
A123.4.1.3. God with eight heads. Tahiti: Beckwith Myth 209.
A123.4.2. God with head of stone. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 88.
A123.5. God unusual as to arms.
A123.5.1. God with many arms. Siva has ten arms. — Hindu: Keith 110; Chinese: Werner 144, 324. — Cf. Greek: Roscher "Briareos"; India: *Thompson-Balys; Irish Myth: Cross.
F516.2. People with many arms.
A123.5.2. Marvels concerning God's arm and fingers. Jewish: Neuman.
A123.6. God unusual at to legs (feet).
A123.6.1. God with three legs. India: Thompson-Balys.
A123.7. God unusual as to color.
A123.7.1. Many-colored god. Hindu: Keith 81 (Shiva).
A123.7.2. Black god(dess). Icel.: *Boberg, MacCulloch Eddic 304; W. Golther Deutsche Myth. (1895) 473f. (Hell); Hindu: Keith 126 (Krsna).
A123.8. Goddess with one-and-a-half buttocks. India: Thompson-Balys.
A123.9. Lotus plants grow from navel of Vishnu. India: Thompson-Balys.
A123.10. God (deity) girdled with snakes; on his forehead shines the moon. India: Thompson-Balys.
A123.11. God with tail. Mangaia (Cook Is.): Clark 140; Fiji: Beckwith Myth 76; Tahiti: Beckwith Myth 113.
A124. Luminous god. Icel.: MacCulloch Eddic 129 (Balder); India: *Thompson-Balys.
A220. Sun-god. D1162. Magic light. D1645. Self-luminous objects. F541.1. Flashing eyes. F574. Luminous person.
A124.0.1. God with luminous countenance. Irish myth: Cross; Jewish: Neuman.
A124.1. God with blazing eye. Hindu: Penzer VI 31 n. 1; India: *Thompson-Balys.
A124.2. White god. Icel.: MacCulloch Eddic 152 (Heimdall), 129 (Balder).
A124.3. Goddess with body full of fire. India: Thompson-Balys.
A124.4. God's radiance upon Moses' face. Jewish: Neuman.
A124.5. God in form of comet. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 113.
A125. Deity in human form. (The human form is assumed in most mythologies.) — Irish myth: Cross; Jewish: Neuman; Samoa: Henry 346.
D42. God in guise of mortal.
A125.1. Goddess of war in shape of hag. Irish myth: Cross.
A485.1. Goddess of war. F234.2.1. Fairy in form of hag.
A125.1.1. Goddess of war in shape of (red) woman. Irish myth: Cross.
A485.1. Goddess of war. F233.3. Red fairy. F234.2.5. Fairy (goddess) in form of beautiful young woman.
A125.2. God with red beard. Icel.: *Boberg.
A125.3. God with gold teeth. Icel.: MacCulloch Eddic 153 (Heimdall).
F544.3.1. Golden teeth.
A125.4. Beautiful goddess. So. Am. Indian (Huarochiri): Métraux RMLP XXXIII 169.
A128. Mutilated god. Egyptian: Müiller 92ff.; Jewish: Neuman; Greek: Argonautica IV line 984 (Chronos); India: Thompson-Balys.
E33. Resuscitation with missing member. S160. Mutilations.
A128.1. Blind god. Hödhr. — Icel.: Boberg, De la Saussaye 268. — India: Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Werner 284.
A128.2. One-eyed god. Odin. — Harrison (Jane E.) Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion 194; Holmberg Finno-Ugric 179. — Irish myth: Cross; Icel.: Boberg, De la Saussaye 226, MacCulloch Eddic 21; Jewish: Neuman.
A1075. End of world heralded by coming of Antichrist, gigantic destructive one-eyed monster. D1273.0.4. Charm chanted standing on one foot, with one eye shut, etc. D2061.2.1. Death-giving glance. D2071. Evil Eye. F512.1. Person with one eye. F531.1.1.1. Giant with one eye in middle of forehead (Cyclops). F541. Remarkable eyes. G121.1. Three giants with one eye. G213.1. One-eyed witch.
A128.2.1. God with Evil Eye. Irish myth: Cross.
A955.5. Islands from cow and calf transformed by evil eye of one-eyed god. D2071. Evil Eye.
A128.2.2. God with single eye, through lid of which passes a polished handle with which lid is lifted. Irish myth: Cross.
A128.3. Legless and armless deity supported on animal. Borneo: Dixon 165.
F516.1. Armless people. F517. Person unusual as to his legs.
A128.3.1. God with one leg (foot). Irish myth: Cross.
F517.1.1. Person without feet. S162. Mutilation: cutting off legs (feet).
A128.4. God with one hand. Hand cut or bitten off. — *Krappe Études 11ff. — Icel.: Boberg, MacCulloch Eddic 21 (Tyr); Irish myth: Cross.
A172. Gods deposed for a time. A282.1. God of whirlwind. C563.2. Tabu: king having physical blemish. D996. Magic hand. F515. Person unusual as to his hands. F526. Person with compound body. F552. Remarkable hands. P16.2. King must resign if maimed. S161. Mutilation: cutting off hand (arm).
A128.5. Lame god. Greek: Fox 205 (Hephaistos).
A128.5.1. God with thick (iron) shoe. Icel.: MacCulloch Eddic 159 (Vidarr).
A131. Gods with animal features. *De Visser Die nicht menschengestaltigen Götter der Griechen (Leiden 1903). — Egyptian: Müller 15ff. — Mexican: Alexander Lat. Am. 57ff. — Irish myth: Cross.
A113. Totemistic gods. B2. Animal totems. F526.1. Typhon.
A131.1. God as part man, part fish. Babylonian: Spence 151 (Dagon); Assyrian: ibid. 216; Jewish: Neuman. — Samoa: Beckwith Myth 76.
A131.2. God with elephant's face. Hindu: Penzer II 99ff., 125 n. 1, 147 n. 1, 170, III 155 n. 2, V 196, VII 131, IX 1.
A131.3. Deity with animal's head.
A131.3.1. Deity with cat's head. Irish myth: Cross.
B29.4.1. Man with cat's head. F511.2.2.1. Person with cat's ears. F514.3. Person with cat's snout.
A131.3.2. Goddess with pig's head. Tonga: Beckwith Myth 178.
A131.3.3. God with ram's head (cf. A132.14). Egyptian: Müller 135, 405. — Irish myth: Cross.
A131.4. God in tiger's skin. Hindu: Keith 81, 111; India: Thompson-Balys.
A131.5. God with goat-feet. Greek: Fox 267 (Pan).
A131.6. Horned god. Irish myth: Cross; Egyptian: Müller 38 (Hathors).
A131.7. Winged god. Jewish: Neuman.
A131.8. Goddess with pig's teeth. India: Thompson-Balys.
A132. God in animal form. *De Visser Die nicht menschengestaltigen Götter der Griechen (Leiden, 1903). — Egyptian: Müller 15ff.; Chibcha: Alexander Lat. Am. 204 (fox, bear); Irish myth: Cross; India: Thompson-Balys; Chinese: *Krappe "Far Eastern Fox Lore" CFQ III (1944) 124ff.; Jewish: Neuman.
A113. Totemistic gods. A522. Animal as culture hero. D101. Transformation: god to animal. D113.1.2. God assumes form of a wolf. D133.4.1. God assumes form of calf. D142.2. God assumes form of a cat. D197.1. God assumes form of an eel. E611.2.1. Divinity reincarnated as bull. F234.1. Fairy in form of an animal.
A132.0.1. God in successive animal forms. India: Thompson-Balys.
A132.0.1.1. God takes form successively of ants, scorpion, and cobra. India: Thompson-Balys.
A132.0.1.2. God in three forms: gecho, shark, or priest. Tonga: Beckwith Myth 128.
A132.1. Snake-god. Smith Dragon 85. — Irish myth: Cross; Jewish: Neuman; Hindu: Penzer X 240 s. v. "Nagas"; India: *Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 139. — Fiji: Beckwith Myth 138, 316.
B176. Magic serpent. F234.1.7. Fairy in form of worm (snake, serpent).
A132.1.1. Deity has snake-children. India: Thompson-Balys.
A132.2. Monkey as god. Chinese: Werner 325ff.; Hindu: Penzer II 73, 197 n. 2, IV 126, VIII 44; India: Thompson-Balys.
A132.3. Equine god (goddess).
A132.3.1. Horse-god. Irish myth: Cross; Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys.
B181. Magic horse. C756.4. Tabu: entering chariot less than three weeks after eating horse flesh. F234.1.8. Fairy in form of horse. Q541.4. Penance for eating horse flesh.
A132.3.1.1. Mule-god. Irish myth: Cross; Jewish: Neuman.
A132.3.2. Horse-goddess. Irish myth: Cross.
A132.3.3. Ass-god. Jewish: Neuman.
A132.4. Stag-god. Irish myth: Cross.
A131.6. Horned god. F234.1.4. Fairy in form of stag (deer).
A132.5. Bear-god (goddess). Irish myth: Cross.
A132.6. Bird deity. Irish myth: Cross.
A132.6.1. Bird-god. Irish myth: Cross. — Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 91ff., 370.
D150. Transformation: man (woman) to bird. E732. Soul in form of bird. F234.1.15. Fairy in form of bird. V1.3.10. Bird worship.
A132.6.2. Goddess in form of bird. Irish myth: Cross.
A132.6.3. Cock-god. Jewish: Neuman; Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 119.
A132.6.4. Female deities as fly-catchers. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 16.
A132.6.5. Pigeon-god. Tonga: Gifford 62.
A132.7. Swine-god. Irish myth: Cross; India: Thompson-Balys.
A132.8. Dog (wolf)-god. Irish myth: Cross; Jewish: Neuman.
A132.9. Bull-god. Irish myth: Cross.
D133.2. Transformation: man to bull. D133.4.1. God assumes form of calf. D1812.3.3.6. Prophetic dream by eating meat of bull. E611.2.1. Divinity reincarnated as bull. F234.1.14. Fairy in form of cow (bull).
A132.9.1. Cote as god. India: Thompson-Balys.
A132.10. Tiger-god. India: *Thompson-Balys.
A132.11. Seal-god. Easter Is.: Métraux Ethnology 310.
A132.12. Eel-god. Tonga: Gifford 57; Maori: Clark 163.
A132.13. Fish-god. Tonga: Beckwith Myth 131, Gifford 79.
A132.14. Ram-god. Icel.: Boberg; Jewish: Neuman.
A132.15. God as tortoise. Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 139.
A133. Giant god (cf. A128.2). Irish myth: Cross; India: *Thompson-Balys.
A133.1. Giant god drinks lakes dry. (Indra). — Hindu: Keith 33.
A133.2. Giant goddess bestrides entire land. One foot is in the north of the country and the other is in the south. — Irish: MacCulloch Celtic 30; Irish myth: Cross.
F531.3.5. Giant steps prodigious distance.
A133.2.1. Giant god goes with three steps through the world. Güntert Weltkönig 293ff.; Hopkins JAOS XVI Proc. cxlvii.
A133.2.2. Heaven as God's throne, earth His footstool. Jewish: Neuman.
A133.3. Giant orderly of the gods. India: Thompson-Balys.
A134. Dwarf god. Japanese: Anesaki 229; Hindu: Penzer I 144 n. 2.
E651. God reincarnated as dwarf. F535. Pygmy.
A135. Man-eating god (goddess). Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 29f.; Maori: Beckwith Myth 243.
A136. Gods with unusual transportation.
A136.1. God rides unusual animal.
A155. Animals of the gods. B557. Unusual animal as riding-horse.
A136.1.1. Deity rides boar. Icel.: MacCulloch Eddic 22 (Freya), 109 (Frey).
A136.1.2. God rides unusual horse.
A136.1.2.1. Sleipnir: eight-legged horse of Odin. Icel.: MacCulloch Eddic 43.
A171.1. God rides through air on wind-swift horse. B15.6.3. Animals with many legs.
A136.1.3. God rides a bull. Hindu: Keith 111; India: *Thompson-Balys.
A136.1.4. God rides bird. Panchatantra (tr. Ryder) 94ff. (Vishnu on Garuda); Penzer Ocean X 159 s. v. Garuda; India: *Thompson-Balys.
A136.1.4.1. God rides swan. India: Thompson-Balys.
A136.1.5. God rides flying elephant. India: Thompson-Balys.
B45. Air-going elephant.
A136.1.6. Deity rides a buffalo. India: Thompson-Balys.
A136.1.7. Deity rides a lion. India: *Thompson-Balys.
A136.1.8. Goddess flies in bird's plumage. Icel.: MacCulloch Eddic 83, 126, 174.
A136.2. God's (goddess's) wagon drawn by unusual animals. Icel.: MacCulloch Eddic 22 (Thor's goats, Freya's cats), 109 (Frey's boars); Greek: *Frazer Pausanias IV 142 (dragons).
B558. Unusual draft animal.
A136.2.1. Goddess has team of sparrows. Greek: Sappho Ode to Aphrodite.
A136.2.2. Goddess's chariot drawn by one-footed horse. Irish myth: Cross.
A136.3. God's chariot goes through the air. India: Thompson-Balys.
A724. Chariot of the sun. F861.2.1. Flying carts.
A136.3.1. Chariot of fire drawn by four steeds of fire. Jewish: Neuman.
A137. Pictorial representations of gods (cf. A131). Irish myth: Cross.
A137.1. God with hammer. Irish myth: Cross; Icel.: Boberg; Gaster Thespis 135, 363.
A137.1.1. God with axe. Irish myth: Cross.
A137.2. God with club. Irish myth: Cross.
A137.3. God with wheel. Irish myth: Cross.
A137.3.1. Wheel symbol. Irish myth: Cross.
F531.6.15.6. Giant rolls like wheel.
A137.3.1.1. Swastika (hooked cross). Irish myth: Cross.
A137.4. God (goddess) with basket. Irish myth: Cross.
A137.4.1. God carries brothers and sisters on his back in basket. Hivaoa (Marquesas): Handy 116.
A137.5. God (goddess) with cornucopia. Irish myth: Cross.
D1171. Magic vessel.
A137.6. Squatting god. Irish myth: Cross.
A137.7. The bull with three cranes (cf. A132.6). Irish myth: Cross.
B182. Magic cow (ox, bull).
A137.8. Small-pox deity rides nude on an ass with the half of a winnowing fan for an umbrella and with a swing in one hand and a broom in the other. India: Thompson-Balys.
A137.9. Goddess represented as mounted on a drake, attended by eight chief snakes attended by snake jewels. India: Thompson-Balys.
A137.10. God represented as king, world as his kingdom. Jewish: Neuman.
A137.11. God represented in cloud. Jewish: Neuman.
A137.12. God represented as bridegroom. Jewish: Neuman.
A137.13. God represented as priest. Jewish: Neuman.
A137.14. God represented with weapon. Jewish: Neuman.
A137.14.1. God represented with bow of fire. Jewish: Neuman.
A137.14.1.1. God represented with arrow of flames. Jewish: Neuman.
A137.14.2. God represented with spears as torches. Jewish: Neuman.
A137.14.3. God represented with clouds as shield. Jewish: Neuman.
A137.14.4. God represented with lightning flashes as sword. Jewish: Neuman.
A137.15. God represented on high throne surrounded by angels. Jewish: Neuman.
A137.16. God represented as meteor (cf. A124). Tahiti: Beckwith Myth 113.
A137.17. God represented as among seven sheaths of fire. Jewish: Neuman.
A137.18. God with long white beard and white moustache. India: Thompson-Balys.
A138. God's ineffable name. Jewish: Neuman.
C431. Tabu: uttering name of god. C432. Tabu: uttering name of supernatural creature.
A139. Nature and appearance of the gods — miscellaneous.
A139.1. Gods (supernatural beings) have many names (cf. C432). Irish myth: Cross.
A139.2. Tortoise footstool of God. India: Thompson-Balys.
A139.3. Dragon god. India: Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 136.
B11. Dragon.
A139.4. Vampire goddess. India: Thompson-Balys.
E251. Vampire.
A139.5. God's voice. Jewish: Neuman.
A139.5.1. God's voice shatters mountain. Jewish: Neuman.
A139.5.2. God's voice causes thunder. Jewish: Neuman.
A1142.1. Origin of thunder.
A139.6. God's words. Jewish: Neuman.
A139.7. Distinctive aroma of gods. Gaster Thespis 211, 389, 397.
A139.8. God appears as an object.
A139.8.1. God as a tree trunk. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 284.
A139.8.2. Goddess appears as coral reef. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 219.
A139.8.3. Smoldering fire of volcano as head of goddess. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 188.
A139.8.4. God of the wind in shape of kite. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 121.
A139.8.5. Goddess in form of tree. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 17.
A139.8.6. God in shape of an image. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 2, Chap. I passim.
A139.9. Extraordinary physical characteristics of gods.
A139.9.1. Goddess with red urine. Easter Is.: Métraux Ethnology 315.
A139.9.2. Gods have ichor, not blood: can be wounded but not killed. Iliad book V line 137.
A139.9.3. Gods covered with red and yellow feathers. Tahiti: Henry 338.
A139.10. God with myriad natures. Tahiti: Henry 336.
A139.11. Gods recognized by natural phenomena associated with their worship — color, scent, etc. Hawaii: Beck with Myth 4.
A139.12. Long-suffering God. Jewish: Neuman.
A139.13. Tempermental goddess. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 840.
A139.14. Ugly god. Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 194 No. 135.
A139.15. Greedy god. Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 215f.
A140. Gods as workmen. Icel.: MacCulloch Eddie 327.
A181. God serves as menial on earth. A1402. The gods build houses, make tongs and tools.
A141. God as craftsman. Hephaistos. — Greek: Fox 206. — Tahiti: Henry 342.
A141.1. God makes automata and vivifies them. Icel.: Boberg; Greek: Fox 207; Africa (Luba): Donohugh Africa V 180.
D1620. Magic automata.
A141.2. God builds temple in heaven and brings it later to earth. Jewish: Neuman.
A141.3. God bores hole in Hell to cause great heat on earth. Jewish: Neuman.
A141.4. God lays foundations of earth. Jewish: Neuman.
A831.1. Creator of earth.
A142. Smith of the gods. Greek: Fox 206; Gaster Thespis 154ff.; *Krappe Archiv f. d. Studium d. neueren Sprachen CLVIII—CLXI passim.; Norse: Herrmann Nordische Mythologie 115ff.; Lithuanian: Gray 330; Irish myth: Cross; India: Thompson-Balys.
A167. Cupbearer of the gods is god of smith-work. A451. Artisan god. A451.1. God of smith-work. F451.3.4.2. Dwarfs as smiths. F531.6.9. Giants as warriors. K1816.12. Disguise as smith. L113.6. Smith as hero. P447. Smith.
A142.0.1. God as blacksmith. India: Thompson-Balys.
A142.1. Brazier of the gods. Irish myth: Cross.
A143. Carpenter (wright) of the gods. Irish myth: Cross; India: Thompson-Balys.
P456. Carpenter.
A144. Physician of the gods. Irish myth: Cross.
A454. God of healing. A454.1. Goddess of healing. F274. Fairy physician. P424. Physician.
A145. Champions of the gods. Irish myth: Cross.
F610. Remarkably strong man.
A147. Gods as fishers (cf. A165.9). Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 24.

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