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Group No. 200


P. Society

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P600 – P699

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P600. Customs.1 Jewish: *Neuman.
P611. Women meet when bathing. Icelandic: Snorra Edda Skaldsk. XLI (Nibel), *Boberg; India: Thompson-Balys.
P612. Trumpet blown before house of one sentenced to death. *Crane Vitry 151 No. 42; Spanish Exempla: Keller.
P613. Charon‘s fee: putting coin in dead person’s mouth to pay for ferry across Styx. Italian Novella: *Rotunda.
P616. Newcomers forced to pass the night with ruling princess. Given sleeping potion. Goods confiscated for failure to consummate marriage. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
P617. People weep when child is born. They sing and laugh at burials. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
P621. Bridle goes with horse when horse is bought. *Wesselski Märchen 245f. No. 55.
P622. Servant must keep horns and hide of his cattle that are slain. Wesselski Märchen 200.
P623. Fasting (as a means of distraint). Irish myth: Cross.
P623.0.1. Fasting against God. Irish myth: Cross.
P623.0.1.1. Clerics fast against God for revelation. Irish myth: Cross.
P623.0.2. Fasting against the Devil. Irish myth: Cross.
P623.0.3. Fasting against fairies. Irish myth: Cross.
P623.0.4. Fasting against saints. Irish myth: Cross.
P623.0.5. Fasting by saints causes tree worshipped by pagans to fall. Irish myth: Cross.
P623.0.6. Fasting to enforce saint‘s dues. Irish myth: Cross.
P623.0.7. Calves not let to cows during fast. Irish myth: Cross.
P631. Strangers to be given precedence over man at home. Duke permits visiting duke to go through narrow path first. This sets custom. Pauli (ed. Bolte) No. 515.
P632. Customs concerning recognition of rank. Irish myth: Cross.
P632.1. Couches provided for men of high rank. Irish myth: Cross.
P632.2. Cuts of meat distributed according to rank. Irish myth: Cross.
P632.2.1. “The champion’s portion.” The choicest portion assigned to the bravest at feasts. Irish myth: Cross.
P632.3. Rank among children recognized by quality of appointments and food. Irish myth: Cross.
P632.4. Color worn signifies rank. Irish myth: Cross.
P632.4.1. Precedence shown by position of shield (flag). Irish myth: Cross.
P632.5. Long hair prized by Irish heroes. Irish myth: Cross.
P633. Young not to precede old. Irish myth: Cross.
P634. Feasts. Irish myth: Cross.
P634.0.1. Customs connected with eating and food. Jewish: Neuman.
P634.1. Feast (hospitality) endures for three days and three nights. Irish myth: Cross.
P634.2. Feast (hospitality) endures for seven days and seven nights. Irish myth: Cross.
P641. Injured husband will not kill a naked man. Child V 489 s.v. “naked”.
P642. Only the brave to wear beards. Irish myth: Cross.
P643. With only opponent’s arms. Hero goes to encounter unarmed except for the arms he wrests from his opponent. Irish myth: Cross.
P644. Hero unwilling to answer questions before he is dressed. Icelandic: Boberg.
P651. Customs concerning bells.
P651.1. Bells hung at every corner of ship. Child IV 462a.
P651.2. Bells on horse‘s mane. Child I 323, II 183 – 191, 344, IV 410, 413.
P651.3. Bells rung backward as alarm. Child III 26.
P661. Hut for invalid to prevent noxious odor. *Schoepperle 367ff.
P665. Custom: boasting of sexual prowess. India: Thompson-Balys.
P671. Woman veils self as expression of surprise. Chauvin V 149 No. 73 n. 1.
P672. Pulling a man’s beard as an insult. E. Hinojosa Homenaje a Menéndez y Pelayo I 568ff.; R. Menéndez Pidal Cantar del Mio Cid II 498; Italian Novella: *Rotunda.
P672.1. Fur made of beards of conquered kings. Welsh: MacCulloch Celtic 185.
P672.2. Cutting off a man’s (woman‘s) hair as an insult. Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: Boberg.
P672.3. Rubbing shaved head of hero with cow dung as insult. Irish myth: Cross.
P672.4. Insult: lighting lamp with king’s moustache. India: Thompson-Balys.
P673. Footwashing as sign of reconciliation. India: Thompson-Balys.
P674. Old person commits suicide when strength fails. Irish myth: Cross.
P675. Touching head as sign of acceptance of bargain. India: Thompson-Balys.
P676. Feet (legs) seized in supplication. Greek: Iliad XXII 337 and passim; India: Thompson-Balys.
P677. Customs connected with dueling.
P677.1. Duel: shooting and catching arrows in turn. India: Thompson-Balys.
P678. Pulling out hair as sign of grief. Jewish: Moreno Esdras (P673.1).
P678.1. Tearing garments as sign of grief. Jewish: *Neuman.
P681. Mourning customs. Jewish: *Neuman.
P682. Greeting customs. Jewish: *Neuman.
P682.1. Greeting in God‘s name. Jewish: Neuman.
P682.2. Voyagers have right to ask landsman first question. Marquesas: Handy 56, 72.

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