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Group No. 214


S. Unnatural cruelty

Group No.

S100 – S199

Group name

Revolting murders or mutilations


S100. Revolting murders or mutilations.
S110. Murders. Irish myth: *Cross; Jewish: *Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys.
S110.1. Old people killed in famine. *Wesselski Märchen 237 No. 48; Fb “gammel” IV 174a; Icelandic: *Boberg.
S110.1.1. Child condemned to be killed in famine. Irish myth: Cross.
S110.2. Man kills all guests, hoping some day to kill rival. Dickson 83 n. 47.
S110.3. Princess builds tower of skulls of unsuccessful suitors. Malone PMLA XLIII 414; India: Thompson-Balys.
S110.3.1. Princess makes necklace of heads of unsuccessful suitors. India: Thompson-Balys.
S110.4. Prince resolves to drive relatives from his domain. Kills many. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
S110.5. Murderer kills all who come to certain spot. India: Thompson-Balys.
S111. Murder by poisoning. *Type 709; *Böklen 100ff.; *Child V 491 s.v. “Poisoning”; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; Spanish: Espinosa II Nos. 115f., Espinosa Jr. Nos. 143, 145; Missouri French: Carrière; Italian Novella: Rotunda; Jewish: *Neuman; India: *Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 80, 491, 510,
S111.1. Murder with poisoned bread. *Type 709; *Böklen 102; India: *Thompson-Balys; Africa (Basuto): Jacottet 80 No. 12.
S111.2. Murder with poisoned lace. *Type 709; *BP I 450ff.; *Böklen 104.
S111.3. Murder with poisoned comb. *Type 709; *BP I 450ff.; *Böklen 109.
S111.4. Murder with poisoned apple. *Type 709; *BP I 450ff.; *Böklen 100; Italian Novella: Rotunda.
S111.5. Murder with poisoned book. King wets finger to turn leaves and falls dead. *Chauvin V 276 No. 156 n. 3.
S111.6. Murder with poisoned robe. Consumes wearer. Greek: Fox 115, *Frazer Apollodorus I 123; India: Thompson-Balys.
S111.7. Murder with poisoned slippers. Africa (Thonga): Junod 266ff., (Swahili): Baker FL XXXVIII 299ff. No. 16.
S111.8. Murder by feeding poisonous snake. English ballad: Child No. 12 (Lord Randal); Icelandic: *Boberg; India: Thompson-Balys.
S111.9. Murder by placing a poisoned fingernail on step. India: *Thompson-Balys.
S112. Burning to death. (See notes to K955 and Q414.) Irish myth: *Cross; English: Wells 97 (Chevalere Assigne); Spanish Exempla: Keller; India: *Thompson-Balys; Africa (Basuto): Jacottet 192 No. 28.
S112.0.1. City burned with all inhabitants. Irish myth: *Cross.
S112.0.2. House (hostel) burned with all inside. Irish myth: *Cross; Marquesas: Handy 132; Easter Island: Métraux Ethnology 386; Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 514.
S112.1. Boiling to death. Often in pitch or oil. *Cosquin Études 360ff.; Spanish: Boggs FFC XC 83 No. 711A*; Greek: *Frazer Apollodorus I 321 n. 1; India: Thompson-Balys; Japanese: Ikeda.
S112.2. Murder with hot iron. Bored through eye or nose. *Krappe Balor 4ff.; Icelandic: Herrmann Saxo II 592, Boberg; India: Thompson-Balys.; Africa (Fjort): Dennett 52 No. 8.
S112.2.1. Murder by hot iron through heart. Icelandic: Herrmann Saxo II 592, Boberg.
S112.2.2. Murder by driving red-hot iron spits through soles of feet and into shins. Irish myth: *Cross.
S112.3. Murder by hot lead poured into ear. (Cf. S115.1.) *Fb “øre” III 1180b, 1181a.
S112.4. Attempted murder by live coals in garments. India: Thompson-Balys.
S112.5. Murder by feeding on over-hot food. Person forced to eat. India: *Thompson-Balys.
S112.6. Murder by roasting alive in oven furnace). Jewish: *Neuman; Tonga: Gifford 190.
S112.7. Son takes mother to woods and tries to burn her up while she sleeps. India: Thompson-Balys.
S113. Murder by strangling. See references to Q424. Irish myth: Cross; Chinese: Werner 267.
S113.1. Murder by hanging. Dickson 186 n. 60; Icelandic: *Boberg; Missouri French: Carrière.
S113.1.1. Slaves killed by hanging. Icelandic: *Boberg.
S113.1.2. Prisoners taken in war (enemy‘s messengers) hanged. Icelandic: *Boberg.
S113.2. Murder by suffocation. Irish myth: Cross; Spanish Exempla: Keller; West Indies: Flowers 575.
S113.2.1. Devil cuts off hand of woman and suffocates her. Pauli (ed. Bolte) No. 289; Scala Celi 57b No. 321.
S113.2.2. Suffocating in bathroom. Icelandic: Boberg; Danish: Grundtvig No. 121; Lithuanian: M. Boehm u. F. Sprecht Lettische-Litauische Volksmärchen (Jena, 1924) 193 No. 11.
S113.2.3. Murder by luring to feast and suffocating. All holes are stopped and house set afire. India: Thompson-Balys.
S114. Murder by flaying. *Fb “hud” I 661; Icelandic: *Boberg; Jewish: Neuman.
S114.1. Skin of murdered person found in enemy’s house. Koryak: *Jochelson JE VI 377.
S115. Murder by stabbing. Heptameron No. 40; Icelandic: Herrmann Saxo II 592; Japanese: Ikeda.
S115.1. Murder by stabbing in ear. (Cf. S112.3.) Koryak: Jochelson JE VI 236, 265; N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 350 n. 264.
S115.2. Murder by sticking needle through head. Italian: Basile Pentamerone V No. 9; Eskimo (Greenland): Holm 52, Rasmussen III 65, (Cumberland Sound): Boas BAM XV 185.
S115.2.1. Murder by driving nail through head. West Africa: Nassau Fetischism in West Africa (London, 1904) 337ff. No. 2.
S115.3. Murder by piercing with pins and needles. India: *Thompson-Balys.
S116. Murder by crushing. (Cf. S167.) Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: Herrmann Saxo II 592, Boberg; Africa (Basuto): Jacottet 168 No. 24.
S116.1. Murder by grinding in mill. Irish myth: *Cross; India: *Thompson-Balys.
S116.2. Pregnant woman crushed beneath chariot. (Cf. S185.) Irish myth: Cross.
S116.3. Murder by breaking back. Icelandic: *Boberg.
S116.4. Murder by crushing head. Icelandic: *Boberg.
S116.5. Murder by crushing beneath falling tree. India: Thompson-Balys; Tonga: Gifford 184.
S116.6. Murder by trampling of horses (elephants). English romance: Malory IX 25; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 647.
S117. Death by dragging behind horse. *Fb “hest” I 599b; India: *Thompson-Balys.
S118. Murder by cutting.
S118.1. Murder by cutting adversary in two. Icelandic: *Boberg.
S118.2. Murder by cutting throat. Africa (Cameroon): Mansfield 228.
S121. Murder by slamming down chest-lid. Done while victim is looking into the chest. *Type 720; *BP I 412ff., 422; *Cox 479; *Hdwb. d. Märchens I 91b n. 36; Italian: Basile Pentamerone I No. 6; Icelandic: *Boberg.
S122. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 152.
S123. Burial alive. **Feilberg “Levende begravet” (Årbog for dansk Kulturhistorie, 1892); *Liebrecht 284; *Fb “høj” I 741b, “levende” II 403a – 404a, “jord” II 45b. – Irish: *Cross, O‘Suilleabhain 74, Beal XXI 327; Swiss: Jegerlehner Oberwallis 326 No. 4; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. “enterrement”; Spanish: Espinosa Jr. Nos. 203f.; Greek: Sophocles’ Antigone; India: *Thompson-Balys; Society Islands: Henry Ancient Tahiti (Honolulu, 1928) 557; Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 221, 232, Rasmussen II 94, III 53, (Cumberland Sound): Boas BAM XV 171, (Central Eskimo): Boas RBAE VI 639, (Mackenzie Area): Jenness 34, (Labrador): Hawkes GSCan XIV 161, (Ungava): Turner RBAE VI 262.
S123.0.1. Hostages buried alive. Irish myth: *Cross.
S123.1. Burial alive of drugged person. *Chauvin VI 15 No. 188 n. 1.
S123.2. Burial of living husband or wife with dead spouse. Type 612; *BP I 126ff., 128; *Chauvin VII 20 No. 373D; Missouri French: Carrière.
S123.2.1. Burial of living man with dead blood brother. Icelandic: *Boberg.
S123.3. Living children buried with dead mother. Child I 180, 185, IV 450a (No. 15).
S123.4. Avenger plans to let king starve in mountain chamber. Icelandic: Boberg.
S123.5. Burial alive of maiden to keep her safe from rival. Icelandic: Boberg.
S123.6. Enemies buried alive up to their necks and exposed to jackals. (Cf. Q456.1.) Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 570.
S125. Immolation. Greek: Grote I 278f.; Jewish: Neuman; S. A. Indian (Inca): Rowe BBAE CXLIII (2) 317.
S125.1. Self-immolation. Hindu: Tawney I 163, 398, 522, II 255, 490, 546, 558, 560, Panchatantra III 8 (tr. Ryder 334).
S127. Murder by throwing from height. Greek: Grote I 278.
S131. Murder by drowning. Hdwb. d. Märchens I 346b nn. 130 – 46; English: Wells 96 (Chevalere Assigne); Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; Missouri French: Carrière; Jewish: Neuman; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 651; Marquesas: Handy 53; Maori: Beckwith Myth 318; Eskimo (Greenland): Holm 56, Rasmussen I 363, III 200, (Labrador): Hawkes GSCan XIV 152, (Central Eskimo): Boas RBAE VI 637; Africa (Fang): Einstein 153.
S131.1. River carrier (whale, crocodile) throws passenger off and drowns him. India: Thompson-Balys; Africa (Madagascar): Renel II 207f. No. 119.
S132. Murder by starvation. (Cf. R51.1, S123.4.) Jewish: *Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 287.
S133. Murder by beheading. (Cf. Q421.) India: Thompson-Balys.
S135. Murder by springing bent tree. Man bound to it is torn to pieces. (Cf. H1522.1.) Fb “træ” III 865b; India: Thompson-Balys; Icelandic: *Boberg.
S139. Miscellaneous cruel murders.
S139.1. Murder by twisting out intestines. (Cf. K1444, Q469.7.) *Fb “tarm” III 776a; Icelandic: *Boberg; Easter Island: Métraux Ethnology 66, 384.
S139.2. Slain person dismembered. Irish myth: *Cross; Spanish Exempla: Keller; Greek: Frazer Apollodorus II 72 n. 1; India: Thompson-Balys.
S139.2.1. Head of murdered man displayed before his own house. *Siberian and North Pacific Coast of America: Jochelson JE VI 381.
S139.2.1.1. Head of murdered man taken along as trophy. Icelandic: *Boberg; Jewish: Neuman; Philippine (Tinguian): Cole 43, 77.
S139.2.2. Other indignities to corpse. Irish myth: Cross.
S139.2.2.1. Heads of slain enemies impaled upon stakes. (Cf. Q421.1.) Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg.
S139. Heads (tongues) of slain enemies as trophies. Irish myth: *Cross.
S139. Impaled head used as target. Irish myth: Cross.
S139. Custom: sitting upon head of slain enemy. Irish myth: *Cross.
S139. Heads of defeated enemies hung on conqueror’s saddle. India: Thompson-Balys.
S139. Hand of slain enemy nailed to castle. Irish myth: Cross.
S139. Heads brandished to intimidate foe. Irish myth: *Cross.
S139.2.2.2. Dead man gutted and filled with stones. India: Thompson-Balys.
S139.2.2.3. Dead dog buried with enemy. Irish myth: Cross.
S139. Corpse buried face down as indignity. Irish myth: *Cross.
S139.2.2.4. Parts of corpses used in sport. Irish myth: Cross.
S139. Head used as ball. Irish myth: *Cross.
S139. Brains of enemies fashioned into balls (as trophies for play). Irish myth: *Cross.
S139. Chess board and men made from bones of slain enemies. Irish myth: Cross.
S139.2.2.5. Corpses burned as fuel for cooking. Irish myth: Cross.
S139.2.2.6. Corpse drawn asunder. Irish myth: Cross.
S139.2.2.7. Ash (hazel) stakes thrust through bodies of slain warriors. India: Thompson-Balys.
S139.2.2.8. Ashes of murdered person passed through sieve and remains put to manure heap. India: Thompson-Balys.
S139.3. Captured women hanged and crucified. Irish myth: Cross.
S139.4. Murder by mangling with axe. Irish myth: Cross.
S139.5. Murder by cutting off uvula. Icelandic: Boberg.
S139.6. Murder by tearing out heart. India: Thompson-Balys; Icelandic: *Boberg.
S139.7. Murder by slicing person into small pieces. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 154; Tuamotu: Stimson MS (TpG. 3/912).
S139.8. Murder by biting the throat. Icelandic: *Boberg.
S140. Cruel abandonments and exposures. India: Thompson-Balys.
S140.1. Abandonment of aged. Type 981*; *Encyc. Religion Ethics s.v. “Abandonment and exposure”; *F. Brouga-Brey Revista de dialectologia y tradiciones populares (Madrid) I 496 – 573; India: Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 547; Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 116; Japanese: Ikeda; Korean: Zong in-Sob 186 No. 82.
S141. Exposure in boat. A person (usually woman or child) set adrift in a boat (chest, basket, cask). *Types 590, 675, 708, 930; BP I 489, II 236f., III 2; **Cosquin Études 199ff., 215ff.; Chauvin VII 95ff.; *Hertel Zs. f. Vksk. XIX 83; *Aarne FFC XXIII 60; *Penzer II 4, VII 81 n. 1; Dickson 35 n. 16, 41f. nn. 40, 42, 169f. n. 23; *Krappe Balor 3ff., 17ff. nn. 57 – 60; *Sparnaay 31ff., 50; *Frazer Old Testament II 437ff.; *Fb “å” III 1187b, “båd” IV 87a; *Schoepperle II 374 n. 4; Hibbard 276; *Basset 1001 Contes II 371. – Irish myth: *Cross; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. “enfant”; French Canadian: Barbeau JAFL XXIX 14; Spanish: Espinosa Jr. No. 116; Italian: Basile Pentamerone III No. 2, *Rotunda; Greek: Frazer Apollodorus I 155, Grote I 86, *103, Fox 22, 33, 307; Egyptian: Müller 116; Babylonian: Spence 16; Jewish: *Neuman, bin Gorion Born Judas@2 I 165, 372; India: *Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 103, 633; Japanese: *Ikeda; Chinese: Ferguson 192; Palaung tribe: Scott Indo-Chinese 276; Indonesian: DeVries’s list No. 219; Tonga: Gifford 154; Tuamotu: Stimson MS (T-G. 3/45); Marquesas: *Beckwith Myth 502 n. 4; Eskimo (Cumberland Sound): Boas BAM XV 167, (Labrador): Hawkes GSCan XIV 152, (Ungava): Turner RBAE XI 261; N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 313 n. 131.
S141.1. Man springs ashore and pushes companion in boat out to sea. Icelandic: *Boberg.
S141.2. Father saves himself in storm and forgets his two children. They are abandoned in a boat. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
S141.3. Exposure astride a log of wood floated down river. India: *Thompson-Balys.
S142. Person thrown into the water and abandoned. *Types 450, 506, 612, 667*, 707; *BP I 79ff., 126ff., II 380ff., III 490ff.; *Krappe Balor 12 n. 43; *Fb “spinde” III 492b; Dickson 86. – Irish: MacCulloch Celtic 167, *Cross; Icelandic: Boberg; Italian: Basile Pentamerone IV No. 7; India: *Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 526; Tahiti: Handy 408; Tonga: Gifford 122; Tuamotu: Stimson MS (T-G. 3/45, 403, z-G. 3/1117).
S143. Abandonment in forest. *Types 327, 450, 708, 872*; BP I 79ff., 115ff.; *Dickson 35 n. 16; *Sparnaay 41ff.; Roberts 128. – English: Wells 118 (Octovian); Icelandic: Boberg; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. “abandon”; French Canadian: Barbeau JAFL XXIX 14; Missouri French: Carrière; Spanish: Espinosa II 99-105, Espinosa Jr. Nos. 142 – 45; Greek: Grote I 109; India: *Thompson-Balys.
S143.1. Child abandoned in hollow tree. English: Wells 126 (Lai Le Freine); Irish myth: *Cross.
S143.2. Abandonment in tall tree. India: *Thompson-Balys; S. A. Indian (Mundurucú): Horton BBAE CXLIII (3) 294, (Sherente): Lowie ibid. (1) 515.
S143.2.1. Tortoise placed in tall tree and left. India: Thompson-Balys; Africa: Weeks Congo 209ff. No. 6.
S143.3. Mutilated man on horseback chased into the forest. Icelandic: Boberg.
S143.4. Husband abandons wife in childbirth in jungle. (Cf. S430.) India: *Thompson-Balys.
S144. Abandonment in desert. *Type 310; BP I 97ff.; India: Thompson-Balys.
S144.1. Abandonment alone on foreign coast. English: Wells 80 (Sir Tristrem).
S145. Abandonment on an island. (Marooning.) *Type 506, 890; BP III 490ff.; Icelandic: *Boberg; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. “abandon”; French Canadian: Morin JAFL XXX 147; Italian Novella: *Rotunda; Greek: Frazer Apollodorus II 53 n. 5; Papua: Ker 7, 112; Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 358; Eskimo (Greenland): Holm 56, Rasmussen III 200, (Labrador): Hawkes GSCan XIV 152, (Central): Boas RBAE VI 637, (Cumberland Sound): Boas BAM XV 163, 166; N. A. Indian: *Thompson CColl II 405ff.
S146. Abandonment in pit. Chauvin VII 108 No. 379bis; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: Lagerholm 161 – 63, Boberg; Missouri French: Carrière; Hebrew: Genesis ch. 37, *Neuman; India: *Thompson-Balys; Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 41.
S146.1. Abandonment in well. India: *Thompson-Balys.
S146.2. Abandonment in cave. Tuamotu: Beckwith Myth 471.
S147. Abandonment on mountain. *Type 675; Irish myth: Cross.
S147.1. Abandonment on cliff. French Canadian: Sister Marie Ursule; Greek: Aeschylus Prometheus Bound; India: Thompson-Balys.
S147.1.1. Abandonment on cliff near nest of a bird. S. A. Indian (Mundurucú): Horton BBAE CXLIII (3) 294.
S148. Abandonment in bonds that cannot be loosed. Irish myth: Cross.
S152. Children abandoned in box in potter‘s kiln. India: Thompson-Balys.
S153. Abandonment in stable. India: *Thompson-Balys.
S160. Mutilations. Nouvelles de Sens No. 24; Irish myth: Cross; India: Thompson-Balys.
S160.1. Self-mutilation. (Cf. T327.1, T327.2, T333.) Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; India: Thompson-Balys; Hindu: Penzer III 21 n.; Chinese: Werner 314.
S160.2. Jealous women mutilate her who is most attractive to men. Irish myth: Cross.
S160.3. Fairies mutilate mortals. (Cf. F362.) Irish myth: Cross.
S160.4. Mutilation of envoys. (Cf. R51.3.) Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 701.
S160.5. Moon mutilates his earth mistress. Eskimo (Smith Sound): Kroeber JAFL XII 180.
S161. Mutilation: cutting off hands (arms). Heptameron No. 48; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; Missouri French: Carrière; Spanish: Keller, Espinosa II Nos. 99 – 103, Espinosa Jr. No. 137; Jewish: *Neuman; India: *Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 710, 885; Eskimo (Labrador): Hawkes GSCan XIV 151.
S161.0.1. Masons who build mausoleum of princess lose their right hands so they may never again construct so fine a building. (Cf. S165.7, W181.2.) India: Thompson-Balys.
S161.1. Mutilation: cutting off fingers. *Fb “guld ring” I 514a; *Dickson 41 n. 41; Icelandic: *Boberg; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 22; Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 17, Rasmussen III 58, (Smith Sound): Kroeber JAFL XII 168, (Ungava): Turner RBAE XI 262, (Labrador): Hawkes GSCan XIV 152, (Cumberland Sound): Boas BAM XV 165, (Central): Boas RBAE VI 584, 586, 637.
S161.1.1. Child‘s finger-ends cut off to give long life. Irish myth: Cross.
S162. Mutilation: cutting off legs (feet). *Type 519; *Krappe Archiv f. d. Studium d. neueren Sprachen CLX 161ff.; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; India: *Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 710, 885; Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 242.
S162.1. Fighting on stumps of legs after they have been cut off at knee. Child V 497 s.v. “stumps”; Icelandic: Boberg.
S162.2. Hamstringing. E. H. Meyer Germanen 161f.; *P. Maurus Wielandsage in der Literatur (Müncher Beiträge zur rom. und eng. Philologie XXV [1902]); Icelandic: *Boberg.
S162.3. Mutilation: cutting off toes. Icelandic: *Boberg.
S162.4. Mutilation: cutting off heelbone. Icelandic: *Boberg.
S162.5. Mutilation: crushing feet and turning them backward. Icelandic: *Boberg.
S163. Mutilation: cutting (tearing) out tongue. Often to prevent revelation of secret. Irish myth: *Cross; Spanish: Boggs FFC XC 67 No. 510, Keller; Greek: Fox 70 (Philomela), Grote I 181; India: Thompson-Balys; Japanese: Ikeda; Tuamotu: Stimson MS (T-G. 3/600); Koryak, American Indian: *Jochelson JE VI 372.
S164. Mutilation: knocking out teeth. Icelandic: *Boberg.
S165. Mutilation: putting out eyes. *Types 310, 533, 590, 613; *BP I 97ff., II 273ff., 468ff., III 1ff.; **Christiansen FFC XXIV 46ff.; *Cox 501; Gaster Thespis 332f. – Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; Missouri French: Carrière; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. “yeux”; Spanish: Boggs FFC XC 63, 67 Nos. 455, 510, Espinosa II 99 – 103, 111 – 112, Espinosa Jr. No. 137; Greek: *Grote I 183, Fox 74 (Phineus); Jewish: Neuman; India: *Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 111, 1163; Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 250 No. 193; Tahiti: Beckwith Myth 251; Hawaii: ibid. 248; Eskimo (Cumberland Sound): Boas BAM XV 165, (Central Eskimo): Boas RBAE VI 585; N. A. Indian: *Thompson CColl II 391ff.
S165.1. Eyes of beheaded person gouged out. Greek: Frazer Apollodorus I 278 n. 1.
S165.2. Crane pecks out tiger‘s eyes. India: Thompson-Balys.
S165.3. Blinding by thrusting needles into eyes. Irish myth: Cross.
S165.4. Eyes torn out and filled with sand. India: *Thompson-Balys.
S165.5. Necklace made of torn out human eyes. India: Thompson-Balys.
S165.6. Human eyes used as fishbait. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 245.
S165.7. Artisan who has built palace blinded so he cannot build another like it. (Cf. S161.0.1, W181.2.) Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 489, 672.
S166. Mutilation: skin cut from back. Hdwb. d. Märchens II 102a n. 140; Icelandic: Herrmann Saxo II 447, Boberg; Missouri French: Carrière; Spanish: Espinosa III Nos. 163 – 7; India: Thompson-Balys.
S166.1. Mutilation: beard torn off with the skin (and cheeks). (Cf. S187.1.) Icelandic: *Boberg.
S166.2. Mutilation: cheek and chin cut off, but held together by biting the beard. Icelandic: *Boberg.
S166.3. Mutilation: shoulder-skin torn off in wrestling. Icelandic: Göngu-Hrólfs saga 264.
S166.4. Mutilation: cheeks cut off. (Cf. S166.2.) Icelandic: *Boberg.
S166.5. Mutilation: chin and lips cut off. Icelandic: *Boberg.
S166.6. Blood-eagle cut on man’s back by flaying and salting. Icelandic: Herrmann Saxo II 656, *Boberg.
S167. Mutilation by crushing. (Cf. S116.) Irish myth: *Cross.
S167.1. Mutilation: crushing victim‘s limbs. India: Thompson-Balys.
S168. Mutilation: tearing off ears. Icelandic: *Boberg.
S172. Mutilation: nose cut off or crushed. Icelandic: *Boberg.
S172.1. Angry paramour bites off his mistress’s nose. India: Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 318, 328.
S173. Mutilation: breaking (two, three) ribs. Icelandic: *Boberg.
S175. Horses mutilated: tails cut off and manes torn off with the skin in order to humiliate their owner. (Cf. J1169.5.) Icelandic: Boberg.
S176. Mutilation: sex organs cut off. (Cf. Q241, Q451.10.) Icelandic: *Boberg; Spanish Exempla: Keller.
S176.1. Mutilation: emasculation. Irish myth: *Cross; Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen I 270, III 293.
S180. Wounding or torturing.
S181. Wounding by trapping with sharp knives (glass). *Type 432; *BP II 261ff.; Italian: Basile Pentamerone II Nos. 2, 5; India: *Thompson-Balys.
S181.1. Victim bound to a bladed wheel. (Cf. Q423.) *Loomis White Magic 118.
S182. Girl fastened by hair to rafter. *Fb “hår” I 771b.
S182.1. Man hanged by hair to tree. Cheremis: Sebeok-Nyerges.
S182.2. Girl pulled about by her hair. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 706.
S183. Frightful meal. (Cf. Q478.) Irish myth: Cross.
S183.0.1. Person forced to eat red-hot meal. Irish myth: Cross.
S183.1. Person forced to eat hearts (flesh) of relatives (draw blood). Irish myth: *Cross.
S183.2. Person forced to eat loathsome animal. Irish myth: *Cross.
S185. Cruelty to pregnant woman. Irish myth: Cross; India: Thompson-Balys.
S185.1. Co-wife forces pregnant woman to perform lowly tasks. (Cf. T257.2.) Irish myth: *Cross.
S185.2. King demands intercourse with woman in childbed. Irish myth: *Cross.
S186. Torturing by beating. Der Heiligen Leben und Leiden 100ff. (Santa Barbara); Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 587.
S187. Torturing by scratching.
S187.1. Torture by tearing out the sides (of a person). (Cf. S166.1.) Der Heiligen Leben und Leiden 100f. (Santa Barbara); Jewish: Neuman.
S187.2. Hair combed with iron combs. India: Thompson-Balys.
S191. Driving insane by keeping awake. Nouvelles Récréations No. 68.

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