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Group No. 217


S. Unnatural cruelty

Group No.

S400 – S499

Group name

Cruel persecutions


S400. Cruel persecutions.
S401. Unsuccessful attempts to kill person in successive reincarnations (transformations). Egyptian: Petrie Egyptian Tales (London, 1895) I 36ff., Von Sydow “Den fornegyptiska Sagan om de två Bröderna” Yearbook of the New Society of Letters of Lund, 1930, 53ff.; India: *Thompson-Balys.
S410. Persecuted wife. *Types 450, 705, 706, 707, 708, 712, 872*; *BP II 236, 284; *Schlauch Constance and Accused Queens (New York, 1927); *Hibbard 29, 35ff.; *Wehrhan 51; *Krappe Anglia XLIX 361ff. – Missouri French: Carrière; Spanish: Keller, Espinosa II No. 105; India: *Thompson-Balys; Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen I 365, III 104, Rink 441, (Cumberland Sound): Boas BAM XV 198.
S411. Wife banished. India: *Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 526.
S411.1. Misunderstood wife banished by husband. She has decorated the house for his homecoming, but he thinks that she is expecting a paramour. *Type 890 (Christiansen Norske Eventyr 113); Japanese: Ikeda.
S411.2. Wife banished for some small fault. India: *Thompson-Balys.
S411.2.1. Queen banished for saying that man‘s condition depends on what kind of wife he has. India: Thompson-Balys.
S411.3. Barren wife sent away. India: *Thompson-Balys.
S411.4. Wife banished because she eats by stealth. India: Thompson-Balys.
S412. Heroine taunted with her unknown past. (Cf. F302.) Dickson 74.
S412.1. Husband expels wife because her industry indicates her peasant origin. Chinese: Graham.
S413. Unfaithful husband and his mistress persecute his wife. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
S413.1. Ogress-wife orders raja to turn out his six wives. India: *Thompson-Balys.
S413.2. Second wife orders husband to persecute first. India: *Thompson-Balys.
S414. Woman abandoned when with child. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 1038.
S416. Queen banished when she defeats king in argument. India: *Thompson-Balys.
S430. Disposal of cast-off wife.
S431. Cast-off wife exposed in boat. *Hertel Zs. f. Vksk. XIX 83ff.
S431.1. Cast-off wife and child exposed in boat. Hibbard 26ff.; English: Wells 115 (Sir Eglamour of Artois), 117 (Sir Torrent of Portyngale), 129 (Emare), Chaucer’s Man of Law‘s Tale; Italian: Basile Pentamerone I No. 3; Greek: *Frazer Apollodorus I 155 n. 3; India: Thompson-Balys; Japanese: Ikeda.
S432. Cast-off wife thrown into water. (Cf. S142.) *Types 403, 450, 707; India: *Thompson-Balys; N. A. Indian: *Thompson CColl II 382ff., (Teton): Dorsey JAFL II 137.
S433. Cast-off wife abandoned on island. (Cf. S145.) Type 890 (Christiansen Norske Eventyr 113); Spanish: Espinosa II Nos. 105, 119.
S435. Cast-off wife abandoned in pit. (Cf. T581.2.) India: *Thompson-Balys; Indonesia: DeVries’s list No. 202.
S436. Cast-off wife‘s head shaven. India: Thompson-Balys.
S437. Cast-off wife sent to herd cows. India: Thompson-Balys.
S438. Abandoned queen blinded. India: *Thompson-Balys.
S441. Cast-off wife and child abandoned in forest. (Cf. S143.) India: *Thompson-Balys.
S442. Outcast wife and her son live in poverty. India: *Thompson-Balys.
S445. Abandoned wife hidden under a tub. Cox 501; Grimm No. 9.
S446. Rejected wife asks to take away only what she brought. Type 887; Chinese: Graham.
S450. Fate of outcast wife.
S451. Outcast wife at last united with husband and children. *Types 706, 712, 938; *Loomis White Magic 118; *Chauvin VI 167ff. No. 327. Chauvin discusses the following stories having this motif: St. Clement, St. Eustace, Crescentia, Hildegarde, Florence, Octavianus, Sebile, Genevieve of Brabant, Euriant, the Maiden without Hands, Helena of Constantinople, the Count of Toulouse. – Missouri French: Carrière; Spanish: Espinosa II Nos. 105, 119, Espinosa Jr. Nos. 138 – 41; India: *Thompson-Balys; Indonesia: DeVries’s list Nos. 201, 202.
S452. Outcast wife commits suicide when confronted with heads of relatives killed in revenge for her wrong-doing. Irish myth: Cross.
S453. Exposed woman helped by magician. India: Thompson-Balys.
S460. Other cruel persecutions.
S461. Tale-bearer unjustly drowned for lack of proof of accusation. Irish myth: Cross.
S463. Jealous wife has merchant turn out queen and son, whom he had befriended and taken into his home. India: Thompson-Balys.
S464. Deity appears before persecuted youngest brother and gives him a flock of sheep. India: Thompson-Balys.
S465. Abandoned person in woods comforted by prophet and birds. (Cf. S143.) *Grünwald Hessische Blätter für Vksk. XXX – XXXI 315.
S466. Practice of one‘s religion forbidden. Jewish: *Neuman.
S471. Persecuted sons of co-wife. (Cf. K2222.) India: Thompson-Balys.
S481. Cruelty to animals. India: Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 181 No. 123.

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