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Group No. 203


Q. Rewards and punishments

Group No.

Q100 – Q199

Group name

Nature of rewards


Q100. Q100. Nature of rewards.
Q101. Q101. Reward fitting to deed. Jewish: *Neuman.
Q101.1. Q101.1. Reward like deed: liberal and munificent girl blessed with riches and prosperity. India: Thompson-Balys.
Q110. Q110. Material rewards.
Q111. Q111. Riches as reward. *Roberts 190; Irish myth: *Cross; Spanish: Espinosa Jr. Nos. 132, 181; Jewish; Neuman; Chinese: Graham; Africa (Wakweli): Bender 88.
Q111.1. Q111.1. Hero made business partner of rich man. English: Wells 175 (The Childe of Bristowe).
Q111.2. Q111.2. Riches as reward (for hospitality). (Cf. Q45.) Irish myth: Cross.
Q111.3. Q111.3. Riches as reward for help against robbers. Icelandic: Boberg.
Q111.4. Q111.4. Gold ring as reward. (Cf. Q91.3, Q91.4.) Icelandic: *Boberg.
Q111.5. Q111.5. Giant gives gold, silver and weapon as reward for good advice. (Cf. Q113.1, Q114.) Icelandic: Örvar-Odds saga 124 – 125.
Q111.6. Q111.6. Treasure as reward. Chinese: Graham.
Q111.7. Q111.7. Jewels as reward. Jewish: Neuman; India: *Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Graham.
Q111.8. Q111.8. Large quantity of land as reward. India: *Thompson-Balys.
Q112. Q112. Half of kingdom as reward. *Types 575, 653; *BP II 131ff., III 45ff.; Christiansen FFC XXIV 99; *Fb “prins og prinsesse” II 876; Icelandic: Egils saga einhenda ok Ásmundar Berserkjabana (FAS III) 366 (one-third of kingdom), Boberg; French Canadian: Barbeau JAFL XXIX 19; Spanish: Espinosa III No. 50; Jewish: Neuman; India: *Thompson-Balys; N. A. Indian (Micmac): Rand 427 No. 80; Africa (Yoruba): Ellis 264.
Q112.0.1. Q112.0.1. Kingdom as reward. Irish myth: Cross; Jewish: *Neuman; India: *Thompson-Balys.
Q112.0.1.1. Q112.0.1.1. Kingdom as reward for piety. (Cf. Q20.) Irish myth: Cross; Jewish: Neuman.
Q112.0.1.2. Q112.0.1.2. Kingdom as reward for poem. (Cf. Q91.3.) Icelandic: Boberg.
Q112.0.1.3. Q112.0.1.3. Kingdom as reward for finding abducted princess. Icelandic: Boberg.
Q112.0.2. Q112.0.2. Half of property as reward. India: Thompson-Balys.
Q112.0.3. Q112.0.3. Two thirds of kingdom as reward for finding abducted princesses. Icelandic: Boberg.
Q112.0.4. Q112.0.4. One third of kingdom and the king‘s daughter as reward for getting victory-stone during the night. Icelandic: Boberg.
Q112.0.5. Q112.0.5. Kingdom and hand of princess as reward for virtuous life. Spanish Exempla: Keller.
Q112.0.6. Q112.0.6. Dominion over world as reward. Jewish: *Neuman.
Q112.0.7. Q112.0.7. Reward: royal line of descendants. Jewish: *Neuman.
Q112.1. Q112.1. Chieftainship as reward. Tuamotu: Stimson MS (z-G. 3/1142, 13/174, 420); Africa (Ganda): Baskerville 1ff., (Hausa): Mischlich 164ff. No. 22, (Bondei): Woodward FL XXXVI 367ff. No. 12.
Q112.2. Q112.2. Reward: sovereignty for hour (day). India: *Thompson-Balys.
Q112.3. Q112.3. Reward: seat next to king. India: Thompson-Balys.
Q113. Q113. Knighthood as reward. English: Wells 94 (The Taill of Rauf Coilyear); and very frequently in mediaeval romances.
Q113.0.1. Q113.0.1. High honors as reward. Chinese: Graham.
Q113.1. Q113.1. Appointment to earldom as reward for good advice. (Cf. Q43, Q111.5.) Icelandic: *Boberg.
Q113.2. Q113.2. Appointment as page as reward. Icelandic: *Boberg.
Q113.3. Q113.3. High position as reward for piety. (Cf. Q20.) Jewish: Neuman.
Q113.4. Q113.4. Appointment to priesthood as reward.
Q113.4.1. Q113.4.1. Institution of priests and Levites as reward for observance of Sabbath. Jewish: Neuman.
Q114. Q114. Gifts as reward. (Cf. Q111.5.) Irish myth: Cross.
Q114.0.1. Q114.0.1. Gifts made to advisor. (Cf. Q43.). Irish myth: Cross.
Q114.1. Q114.1. Precious knife and belt as gift on unknown helper’s spearshaft outside his tent. Icelandic: Göngu-Hrólfs saga 346.
Q114.2. Q114.2. Gifts as rewards for gifts. Icelandic: *Boberg.
Q114.3. Q114.3. Sword as reward. Icelandic: *Boberg.
Q115. Q115. Reward: any boon that may be asked. *Schoepperle II 420ff., 528 – 541; Malone PMLA XLIII 413; Irish myth: *Cross; India: *Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 946, 1153.
Q115.1. Q115.1. Reward: any boon that may be asked – king‘s wife demanded. *Schoepperle II 420ff., 528ff.; *Krappe Revue Celtique XLVIII (1931) 94; Cross and Nitze Lancelot and Guenevere (Chicago, 1930) 31ff.; Irish myth: *Cross; India: Thompson-Balys.
Q115.2. Q115.2. King promises daughter she may marry anyone she desires. India: *Thompson-Balys.
Q115.3. Q115.3. Reward: any boon that may be asked – man asks only for son. India: Thompson-Balys.
Q116. Q116. Favorable decree as reward. Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: Boberg; Jewish: *Neuman.
Q116.1. Q116.1. Favorable decree as reward for helping holy person. (Cf. Q38.) Irish myth: Cross.
Q121. Q121. Freedom as reward.
Q121.1. Q121.1. Slaves freed as reward. Icelandic: Boberg.
Q135. Q135. Wine as reward. Twelve jars of honey-sweet wine as reward for protection. (Cf. Q46.1.) Greek: Frazer Apollodorus II 280 n. 1.
Q140. Q140. Miraculous or magic rewards.
Q141. Q141. Reward: man’s cows magically multiply. (Cf. Q1.) Type 750B; Spanish: Espinosa Jr. No. 181; Japanese: Ikeda.
Q141.1. Q141.1. Monks‘ who always shared with the poor receive supplies of flour or bread. Spanish Exempla: Keller.
Q141.2. Q141.2. Plentiful game animals (fish) as reward. Africa (Wakweli): Bender 37; S. A. Indian (Toba): Métraux MAFLS XL 27f.
Q142. Q142. Magic treasure as reward for humility. (Cf. Q66.1.) Irish myth: Cross.
Q143. Q143. Superior rebirth as reward. India: *Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 155, 167, 427, 1157, II 604, 671, 775, 904.
Q144. Q144. Reward: hearing voice of God.
Q144.1. Q144.1. Hermit as reward for austerities hears voice of God. (Cf. Q34.) Spanish Exempla: Keller.
Q145. Q145. Miraculously long life as reward. (Cf. Q151.) Greek: Fox 158 (Sarpedon); Jewish: Gaster Exempla 222 No. 179, *Neuman, Moreno Esdras (Q151.6).
Q145.0.1. Q145.0.1. Reward: happiness during last year of life. Jewish: *Neuman.
Q145.1. Q145.1. Miraculously long life as reward for hospitality. (Cf. Q45.1.) Irish myth: *Cross.
Q145.1.1. Q145.1.1. Health as reward for drink. Icelandic: Boberg.
Q145.2. Q145.2. Miraculously long life as reward for integrity. (Cf. Q68.) Irish myth: Cross.
Q146. Q146. Reward: end of plague. (Cf. Q552.10.) India: Thompson-Balys.
Q147. Q147. Supernatural manifestations at death of pious person. Irish: Cross, Beal XXI 317, O’Suilleabhain 46; Finnish-Swedish: Wessman 1 Nos. 1 – 3; Spanish: Espinosa Jr. No. 186.
Q147.1. Q147.1. Body of saint miraculously rolls over to make room in his grave for pious man. Spanish Exempla: Keller.
Q147.2. Q147.2. Pope who has warred on wicked nobles refused burial in church. Magic wind blows doors open to show he has right to be buried there. Spanish Exempla: Keller.
Q147.3. Q147.3. Death by kiss from God. Jewish: Neuman.
Q149. Q149. Miraculous or magic reward – miscellaneous.
Q149.1. Q149.1. Color (of animal) as reward for pious act. Irish myth: Cross.
Q150. Q150. Immunity from disaster as reward.
Q150.1. Q150.1. Rescue from deluge as reward. Jewish: Moreno Esdras, *Neuman; Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 81f.
Q150.1.1. Q150.1.1. Lot and family rewarded by being saved from destruction of city. (Cf. Q152.) Spanish Exempla: Keller; Jewish: *Neuman.
Q150.2. Q150.2. Loss of all evil and corruption as reward. Jewish: Moreno Esdras (Q151.9).
Q151. Q151. Life spared as reward.
Q151.1. Q151.1. Charitable man’s death postponed. (Cf. Q42, Q145.) Pauli (ed. Bolte) No. 337.
Q151.2. Q151.2. Death passes by man who fed his stepmother. (Cf. Q65.1.) Africa (Gold Coast): Barker and Sinclair 129 No. 23.
Q151.3. Q151.3. Hospitable person saved from death. (Cf. Q45.1.) Dh II 134ff.
Q151.4. Q151.4. Faithful old dog threatened with death proves his worth and is spared. BP I 425 n. 1, III 74 n. 2.
Q151.5. Q151.5. Humble man miraculously saved from drowning. (Cf. Q4.) Irish myth: Cross.
Q151.6. Q151.6. Life spared as reward for hospitality. (Cf. Q45.4.) Icelandic: Boberg.
Q151.7. Q151.7. Life spared as reward for uprightness. (Cf. Q54.) PMLA XLVI 1004; Icelandic: *Boberg.
Q151.8. Q151.8. Life spared as reward for bravery and constancy. Centurion tells his enemies to kill him rather than attempt to win him. Spanish Exempla: Keller.
Q151.9. Q151.9. Resurrection as reward. Jewish: Moreno Esdras (Q151.5); Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 188 No. 128.
Q151.10. Q151.10. Honest brahman spared by tiger. (Cf. Q68.) India: Thompson-Balys.
Q151.11. Q151.11. Man saved from lions as reward. Jewish: *Neuman.
Q151.12. Q151.12. Pot of boiling oil thrown at compassionate woman does not harm her. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 362.
Q151.13. Q151.13. Women rewarded with their lives for excellent dancing. Tuamotu: Stimson MS (z-G. 3/1260).
Q152. Q152. City saved from disaster as reward. Jewish: *Neuman; Chinese: Graham; Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 63, 70.
Q152.1. Q152.1. Hospitality of a citizen saves a city from destruction. (Cf. Q45.) Alphabet No. 368.
Q153. Q153. Nature benign and fruitful during reign of good king. (Cf. Q67.) Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg.
Q153.1. Q153.1. Cows white-headed during reign of good king. Irish myth: *Cross.
Q154. Q154. Immunity from death by violence as reward. Irish myth: Cross.
Q154.1. Q154.1. Descendants of man who endured pain without crying out not to meet violent deaths. (Cf. Q84.) Irish myth: *Cross.
Q156. Q156. Victory as reward for piety. (Cf. Q20.) Irish myth: Cross.
Q157. Q157. Escape of hostages miraculously prevented as reward for piety. (Cf. Q20.) Irish myth: *Cross.
Q161. Q161. Healing as reward.
Q161.1. Q161.1. Sight restored as reward. (Cf. F952, Q42.6.) Irish myth: *Cross.
Q161.2. Q161.2. Healing of disease as reward. Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 188 No. 128.
Q161.3. Q161.3. Hunchback healed as reward for kindness. (Cf. Q40.) Africa (Bulu): Krug 109.
Q162. Q162. Invulnerability as reward for pious act. Irish myth: Cross.
Q170. Q170. Religious rewards. *Krappe Bulletin Hispanique XXXIX 23; Jewish: *Neuman.
Q171. Q171. Immunity from punishment for sin as reward. Spanish Exempla: Keller; Jewish: *Neuman.
Q171.1. Q171.1. Forgiveness of sin for acts of charity. Alphabet No. 296; Irish: Beal XXI 332, O’Suilleabhain 101.
Q171.1.1. Q171.1.1. Husband forgiven for having killed jealous wife: builds monastery and becomes monk in it. Heptameron No. 70.
Q172. Q172. Reward: admission to heaven. Irish myth: *Cross; Spanish Exempla: Keller; Jewish: *Neuman; India: *Thompson-Balys.
Q172.0.1. Q172.0.1. Fairy minstrel asks admission to heaven as reward for playing for saint. (Cf. F262.3.) Irish myth: Cross.
Q172.0.2. Q172.0.2. Rewards in heaven. Icelandic: Boberg.
Q172.1. Q172.1. Child taken to heaven: offers food to crucifix. BP III 474ff.; Reinhard PMLA XL 93; Irish: O’Suilleabhain 105, Beal XXI 333; Lithuanian: Balys Index No. 3727; Spanish: Boggs FFC XC 90 No. 767*.
Q172.2. Q172.2. Man admitted to heaven for single act of charity. Herbert III 328 No. 9; Irish: Beal XXI 330; Spanish: Keller, Espinosa Jr. No. 182; Jewish: Neuman.
Q172.2.1. Q172.2.1. The rich man‘s trial in heaven. A piece of bread given to a beggar is placed on the scales. Lithuanian: Balys Index No. 802A*; Prussian: Plenzat 46.
Q172.3. Q172.3. Man admitted to heaven as reward for penance. (Cf. Q520.) *Type 756B; *BP III 463; **Andrejev FFC LXIX 154; English: Wells 114 (Sir Isumbras); Spanish Exempla: Keller.
Q172.4. Q172.4. Palace being built in heaven for pious king. India: Thompson-Balys.
Q172.4.1. Q172.4.1. Rooms in heaven are prepared for good man in heaven. The dead miser asks the living man to give him at least one of them. Lithuanian: Balys Index No. 804A*.
Q172.5. Q172.5. Numerous sinners to go to heaven as reward for man’s writing hymn. (Cf. Q35.) Irish myth: Cross.
Q172.6. Q172.6. Heaven as reward for renouncement of long life. Irish myth: *Cross.
Q172.7. Q172.7. Man admitted to heaven for remitting tribute. (Cf. Q42.7.) Irish myth: Cross.
Q172.8. Q172.8. Mother of saint admitted to heaven. Irish myth: Cross.
Q172.8.1. Q172.8.1. Saint goes to heaven every Thursday. Irish myth: *Cross.
Q172.9. Q172.9. Deification as reward. Tahiti: Beckwith Myth 38.
Q173. Q173. Saint made judge of doom for men of Ireland (as reward). Irish myth: *Cross.
Q174. Q174. Reward: release from hell. Irish myth: Cross.
Q174.1. Q174.1. Release from hell as reward for repentance. (Cf. Q36.) Irish myth: *Cross.
Q174.1.1. Q174.1.1. Saint‘s requests for releasing souls from hell. (Cf. Q20.) Irish myth: *Cross.
Q174.1.1.1. Q174.1.1.1. Saint requests that on Doomsday he may bring out of hell, for every hair of his chasuble, seven condemned souls. Irish myth: Cross.
Q174.1.1.2. Q174.1.1.2. God grants to saint the boon that no one buried in any of his churches shall go to hell. Irish myth: Cross.
Q174.1.1.3. Q174.1.1.3. God grants to saint the boon that two persons are to be rescued from hell by him “to the end of the world.” Irish myth: Cross.
Q174.1.1.4. Q174.1.1.4. Saint requests that any person appealing to him at death shall escape hell. Irish myth: *Cross.
Q175. Q175. Reward: holy person to be buried and resurrected in one place. Irish myth: Cross.
Q176. Q176. God gives “peace and favorable weather” in consequence of enactment of good law. (Cf. Q153.) Irish myth: Cross.
Q190. Q190. Rewards – miscellaneous.
Q191. Q191. Family line of good man rewarded. Irish myth: Cross; Jewish: *Neuman.
Q192. Q192. Child given as reward for prayer. Jewish: Moreno Esdras, *Neuman.
Q193. Q193. Crowns and palms as reward. Jewish: Moreno Esdras (Q191).
Q195. Q195. Blessings. India: Thompson-Balys.

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