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Group No. 222


Letter

T. Sex

Group No.

T400 – T499

Group name

Illicit sexual relations

Description

T400. T400. Illicit sexual relations.
 
T401. T401. Virgin Mary as protectress of illicit lovers. Ward II 604 No. 8, 606 No. 14, 612 No. 29, 618 No. 39, 621 No. 30, 626 No. 6, 638 No. 6, 650 No. 1, *663 No. 12, 668 No. 15; Herbert III 24; *Crane Vitry 257 No. 282, Miraculis 308 No. 2; *Pauli (ed. Bolte) No. 887; Wells 166f. (Vernon Miracles Nos. 3, 7); Wesselski Mönchslatein 47 No. 40, 72 No. 63.
 
T401.1. T401.1. Pregnant abbess secretly delivered of her child by Virgin Mary. *Wesselski Mönchslatein 51 No. 44; *Crane Miraculis 99 No. 36; Alphabet No. 13; Spanish Exempla: Keller; Italian Novella: Rotunda.
 
T410. T410. Incest. **O. Rank Das Inzest-Motiv in Dichtung und Sage (Leipzig u. Wien, 1912); *Child V 484 s.v. “Incestuous”; Irish myth: *Cross; Arabian: Burton Nights I 110 n., II 172 n.; India: Thompson-Balys; Indo-Chinese: Dixon 165 *n. 47; Indonesia: Dixon 172.
 
T410.1. T410.1. Master discovers that slave girl he wants to marry is a near relative. Type 938*; U.S.: Baughman.
 
T411. T411. Father-daughter incest. *Köhler-Bolte II 190ff.; *Krappe Review of Religion (1941) 3 – 17; Heptameron No. 30. – Irish myth: *Cross, MacCulloch Celtic 74f.; English: Wells 176 (The Tale of an Incestuous Daughter); Danish: De la Saussaye 166 (Helgi); Italian Novella: Rotunda; Greek: Grote I 149; India: *Thompson-Balys; Hindu: Keith 75 (Prajapati); Maori: Dixon 164 n. 46; Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen III 198.
 
T411.1. T411.1. Lecherous father. Unnatural father wants to marry his daughter. (Manekine.) *Types 510B, 706; BP I 295ff., *301 n. 5, II 45ff.; *Hibbard 25ff.; *Cox Nos. 131 – 208; Saintyves Perrault 187ff.; Köhler-Bolte I 420, II 184ff.; Wienert FFC LVI *83 (ET 497), 115 (ST 256); Cosquin Études 3ff.; Rohde Der griechische Roman 37ff., 448; Dickson 199. – Irish myth: Cross; English: Wells 129 (Emare); Swiss: Jegerlehner Oberwallis 325 No. 6; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. “père”; Italian: Basile Pentamerone II No. 6, III No. 2, *Rotunda; Greek: *Frazer Apollodorus I 46 n. 1; India: Thompson-Balys; N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 304 n. 109p; Africa (Ibo, Nigeria): Thomas 139.
 
T411.1.1. T411.1.1. Father by trickery secures priest’s advice to marry his own daughter. If a man raise a lamb, shall he eat it himself or let another eat it? *Cosquin Études 9.
 
T411.1.2. T411.1.2. Father feigning death returns in disguise and seduces daughter. N. A. Indian: **Schmerler JAFL XLIV 196ff.
 
T411.2. T411.2. Girl got with child by intoxicated father. Irish myth: *Cross.
 
T411.2.1. T411.2.1. Daughters seduce drunken father. Jewish: *Neuman.
 
T412. T412. Mother-son incest. *Types 931, 933; *Sparnaay 50ff.; Köhler-Bolte II 173ff., 182ff. – Irish: MacCulloch Celtic 90, *Cross; English: Wells 116 (Sir Eglamour of Artois); Danish: Grundtvig No. 294; Jewish: *Neuman; India: *Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 603; Oceanic: Dixon 164 nn. 33 – 44; Indonesia: Hambruch Malaiische Märchen 299, Bezemer Volksdichtung aus Indonesien 81; S. A. Indian (Chiriguano): Métraux RMLP XXXIII 162.
 
T412.1. T412.1. Mother guilty of incest with son forgiven by Pope (Virgin Mary). Wesselski Mönchslatein 21 No. 16; Alphabet Nos. 206, 320; Spanish Exempla: Keller.
 
T412.2. T412.2. Incognito son tempts mother to see whether all women are wicked. Scala Celi 87a No. 509; Icelandic: Gerling Islandzk Æventyri 7 No. 1.
 
T412.3. T412.3. Mother guilty of incest with son whose honor she is testing. Heptameron No. 30.
 
T412.4. T412.4. Boy courts his mother, is driven off by father. Africa (Konnoh): Willans 136.
 
T415. T415. Brother-sister incest. *Type 933; *Bolte Zs. f. Vksk. XXVIII 75; *Sparnaay 30; Köhler-Bolte II 173ff., 182ff.; Baum PMLA XXXI 562 n. 59; Schröder Germanisch-Romanische Monatschrift XIX 13; Chauvin V 197 No. 115; *Krappe Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen 167 (1935) 161 – 176; Heptameron Nos. 30, 33. – Irish: MacCulloch Celtic 25, 90, *Cross; Welsh: MacCulloch Celtic 98; Icelandic: De la Saussaye 251, Boberg; Spanish Exempla: Keller; Italian Novella: Rotunda; Persian: Carnoy 310; Egyptian: Müller 119; Jewish: Neuman; India: *Thompson-Balys; Philippine: Dixon 164 n. 45; N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 274 n. 8; Africa (Fang): Einstein 189.
 
T415.1. T415.1. Lecherous brother. Wants to seduce (marry) his sister. Lithuanian: Balys Index No. 314A*; Spanish Exempla: Keller; India: *Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Werner 408; N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 305 n. 109.
 
T415.2. T415.2. Brother repels incestuous sister. *Bolte Zs. f. Vksk. XXVIII 75; N. A. Indian: *Demetrocoupoulou JAFL XLVI 101 – 125.
 
T415.3. T415.3. Lovers reared as brother and sister learn to their joy that they are not related. *Bolte Zs. f. Vksk. XXVIII 75; Italian Novella: *Rotunda.
 
T415.4. T415.4. Two lovers give each other up when they learn that they are brother and sister. *Bolte Zs. f. Vksk. XXVIII 75; India: Thompson-Balys.
 
T415.5. T415.5. Brother-sister marriage. Icelandic: Boberg; Greek: Fox 164 (Zeus and Hera), *Frazer Pausanias II 84; India: Thompson-Balys; N. A. Indian (Klikitat): Jacobs U Wash II 31; Africa (Fang): Tessman 185.
 
T415.6. T415.6. Suicide to prevent brother-sister marriage. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
T415.7. T415.7. When boy cannot have his sister for a wife he asks for one of her eyes and ears instead. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
T417. T417. Son-in-law seduces mother-in-law. Italian Novella: Rotunda; N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 305 n. 109s.
 
T417.1. T417.1. Mother-in-law seduces son-in-law. Italian Novella: *Rotunda; S. A. Indian (Guaporé): Lévi-Strauss BBAE CXLIII (3) 379.
 
T418. T418. Lustful stepmother. Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; Italian Novella: *Rotunda; Greek: Euripides Hippolytus; S. A. Indian (Viracocha): Steward-Métraux BBAE CXLIII (3) 551.
 
T418.1. T418.1. Lustful stepfather. Italian Novella: *Rotunda.
 
T421. T421. Man marries his aunt (mother‘s sister). Irish myth: *Cross; Greek: Frazer Apollodorus II 98 n. 1.
 
T423. T423. Youth attempts to seduce his grandmother. Cent Nouvelles Nouvelles No. 50; Italian Novella: *Rotunda.
 
T425. T425. Brother-in-law seduces (seeks to seduce) sister-in-law. Irish myth: *Cross; India: *Thompson-Balys.
 
T450. T450. Prostitution and concubinage. *Encyc. Religion Ethics III 809 s.v. “concubinage”; *Penzer X 272 s.v. “prostitution”, X 288 s.v. “sacred prostitution”; Pauli (ed. Bolte) No. 218; Irish myth: *Cross; Italian Novella: Rotunda; India: *Thompson-Balys.
 
T450.1. T450.1. Wife born to be prostitute. Husband unable to change her ways, submits to them. Cent Nouvelles Nouvelles No. 91.
 
T450.2. T450.2. Woman disappointed in love threatens to become prostitute. India: *Thompson-Balys.
 
T450.3. T450.3. Prostitution to avoid starvation. India: *Thompson-Balys.
 
T450.4. T450.4. Prostitute has favorite lover. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
T451. T451. Devil causes girl to become prostitute. Destroys the girl’s family and begets on her a boy. English: Wells 42 (Arthour and Merlin).
 
T452. T452. Bawds. Professional go-betweens. *Chauvin VI 17 No. 189 n. 1; Bødker Exempler 280 No. 23; Spanish Exempla: Keller.
 
T452.1. T452.1. Mother acts as procuress of bedmate for her son. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
T453. T453. Getting advice from a woman in bed. Icelandic: *Boberg.
 
T453.1. T453.1. Hero learns feats of arms through gratifying woman‘s lust. Irish myth: *Cross.
 
T453.2. T453.2. Prostitute gets advice from customer. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
T455. T455. Woman sells favors for particular purpose. Irish myth: *Cross.
 
T455.1. T455.1. Woman sells favors to obtain a jewel. Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 123 (Freja), 176 (Frigg); Spanish: Boggs FFC XC 108 No. 900A*.
 
T455.1.1. T455.1.1. Woman sells favors to obtain many jewels. India: *Thompson-Balys.
 
T455.2. T455.2. Woman sacrifices her honor to free her husband (brother) from prison. *Bolte Zs. f. Vksk. XII 65.
 
T455.2.1. T455.2.1. Woman commits adultery to obtain aid for husband in battle. Irish myth: *Cross.
 
T455.3. T455.3. Woman sells favors for beautiful clothes. Italian: Basile Pentamerone IV No. 10.
 
T455.3.1. T455.3.1. Women sells favors for new shoes. (Cf. K1357.) Type 1731; Italian Novella: Rotunda.
 
T455.4. T455.4. Parents urge girl to trade her favors for truce with hostile warrior. Irish myth: *Cross.
 
T455.5. T455.5. Woman gives favors to pay for help across river. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
T455.6. T455.6. Woman sells favors for large sum of money (property). India: *Thompson-Balys.
 
T455.7. T455.7. Princess gives herself to Turks of her own accord in order to save her people. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
T456. T456. Bed-partner to receive payment from first man she meets in the morning. It so happens: she marries the man and he makes her wealthy. Greek: Roscher Lexikon s.v. “Acca”.
 
T456.1. T456.1. Girl dares not receive gift from a man as it may be supposed to be payment for her favors. Icelandic: Lagerholm 21.
 
T457. T457. Sacred prostitution. *Penzer Poison Damsels 131ff.
 
T458. T458. Woman enjoys the ravishings of the enemy. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
 
T460. T460. Sexual perversions.
 
T461. T461. Person enamored of an object.
 
T461.1. T461.1. Woman enamored of a river. Greek: *Frazer Apollodorus I 82 n. 1.
 
T461.2. T461.2. Women cohabit with magic house pillars. Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 442, Rasmussen I 223.
 
T461.3. T461.3. Tree as wife. Koryak: Jochelson JE VI 367, 255, 275; Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen III 101; N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 304 n. 1090.
 
T462. T462. Lesbian love. Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys.
 
T462.1. T462.1. Lesbian love: women give birth to monsters as result. India: Thompson-Balys; N. A. Indian (Navaho): Matthews MAFLS V 81, (Fox): Jones PAES I 151ff.
 
T463. T463. Homosexual love (male). Icelandic: Corpus Poeticum Boreale I 137; Spanish Exempla: Keller; Italian Novella: Rotunda; Jewish: *Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys.
 
T465. T465. Bestiality. Intercourse of a human being and an animal. Irish myth: *Cross; Jewish: *Neuman, Leviticus 18: 23; Babylonian: Gilgamesch-Epos VII; India: Thompson-Balys; West Indies: Flowers 578.
 
T465.1. T465.1. Sheep born with human head as a result of bestiality. Wienert FFC LVI 38f.
 
T465.2. T465.2. Foal born of Loki after dealing with mythical stallion. Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 90.
 
T465.3. T465.3. Homocentaurus born as a result of bestiality. Icelandic: *Boberg; Greek: Fox 61.
 
T465.4. T465.4. Children are spotted like leopards as result of bestiality. U.S.: Baughman.
 
T465.5. T465.5. Pig born with head like that of man as a result of bestiality. U.S.: Baughman.
 
T466. T466. Necrophilism: sexual intercourse with dead human body. Spanish Exempla: Keller; Jewish: *Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys.
 
T467. T467. The amorous bite. Penzer II 305.
 
T470. T470. Illicit sexual relations – miscellaneous motifs.
 
T471. T471. Rape. Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; Italian Novella: *Rotunda; India: Thompson-Balys.
 
T471.0.1. T471.0.1. Fines imposed for rape. Irish myth: Cross.
 
T471.1. T471.1. Man unwittingly ravishes his own sister. (Cf. N365.3.) Finnish: Kalevala rune 35.
 
T471.2. T471.2. Wild man as ravisher of women. (Cf. F567.) Dickson 120 nn. 58 – 60.
 
T471.3. T471.3. Husband sends wife poison to avoid having her ravished by the enemy. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
 
T475. T475. Unknown (clandestine) paramour. Irish myth: Cross.
 
T475.1. T475.1. Unknown paramour discovered by string clue. Japanese: Anesaki 341, Ikeda.
 
T475.2. T475.2. Hero lies by princess in magic sleep and begets child. Italian: Basile Pentamerone V No. 5; India: Thompson-Balys; Icelandic: Boberg.
 
T475.2.1. T475.2.1. Intercourse with sleeping girl. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
T476. T476. Incognito mistress. King‘s mistress secretly becomes hero’s without revealing identity. *Chauvin V 219 No. 129 n. 2.
 
T481. T481. Adultery. *Encyc. Religion Ethics s.v. “adultery”; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; Jewish: *Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys; Eskimo (West Hudson Bay): Boas BAM XV 223, (Mackenzie Area): Jenness 87.
 
T481.1. T481.1. Adulteress roughly treated by her lover. *Fischer-Bolte 217; India: Thompson-Balys.
 
T481.2. T481.2. Queen‘s illicit passion for diseased man. Penzer V 181, 183.
 
T481.2.1. T481.2.1. Queen commits adultery with low-born man. Africa (Fang): Einstein 162.
 
T481.3. T481.3. Adulteress sells self to devil for money. Scala Celi 112a No. 625.
 
T481.4. T481.4. Wife seduces husband’s servant (pupil). Irish myth: *Cross.
 
T481.5. T481.5. King takes subject‘s wife while her husband is sent away. Icelandic: *Boberg; Danish: Grundtvig No. 145.
 
T481.6. T481.6. Queen begets son with duke while the king is in war. Icelandic: *Boberg.
 
T481.7. T481.7. Woman advises husband to kill guest else, she will make him chase husband and marry her instead. Icelandic: Boberg.
 
T482. T482. Day husband: night husband. Woman has two husbands: juggler at home only at night, robber only in day. They do not know about each other. (Similarly, day wife: night wife.) Chauvin V 254 No. 151 n. 1.
 
T484. T484. Maidservant given to lover’s companion as bed-partner. (Cf. T281.) *Schoepperle I 254ff.; Irish myth: *Cross.
 
T485. T485. Fruit-picking time used for sexual promiscuity. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
T491. T491. Man has a son not his wife‘s; wife has a daughter not her husband’s. Children become lovers. Irish myth: Cross.
 
T492. T492. Queen makes all men who come to serve her copulate with her. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
T494. T494. Black nipples of girl‘s breasts reveal her loss of virginity. S. A. Indian (Chiriguano): Métraux RMLP XXXIII 154, 159.

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