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Group No. 228


V. Religion

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V100 – V199

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Religious edifices and objects


V100. V100. Religious edifices and objects. Irish myth: Cross.
V110. V110. Religious buildings. Irish myth: *Cross.
V111. V111. Churches. *Encyc. Rel. Ethics Index 123c; Irish: *Cross, Beal XXI 335, O’Suilleabhain 112.
V111.1. V111.1. Visit to certain church protects from drowning on pilgrimage. (Cf. D1384, D1388.) Irish myth: Cross.
V111.2. V111.2. Stones for building church (chapel) miraculously supplied. (Cf. D931.0.1.) Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: Boberg.
V111.3. V111.3. Place where a church must be built miraculously indicated. *Loomis White Magic 127f.
V111.3.1. V111.3.1. Birds indicate the site where a church is to be built by making a model of the structure on the spot. *Loomis White Magic 68.
V111.3.2. V111.3.2. Divine person points out site for church. United States: Baughman.
V112. V112. Temples. *Encyc. Rel. Ethics Index 591b; Jewish: *Neuman.
V112.0.1. V112.0.1. Ark of the temple. Jewish: *Neuman.
V112.1. V112.1. Spirit huts. Philippine (Tinguian): Cole 69; Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 112.
V112.2. V112.2. Mosques.
V112.3. V112.3. Synagogues. Jewish: *Neuman.
V113. V113. Shrines. (Cf. C51.1.) *Encyc. Rel. Ethics Index 546a; Irish myth: *Cross; Missouri French: Carrière; Jewish: Neuman.
V113.0.1. V113.0.1. Miracles at shrine. India: Thompson-Balys.
V113.0.2. V113.0.2. Vow to visit shrine. India: Thompson-Balys.
V113.1. V113.1. Cripples at shrine frightened and run away without crutches. *Herbert III 21; *Crane Vitry 241f. No. 254.
V113.2. V113.2. Robbers promise to make offerings to the shrine of a hermit if successful. India: Thompson-Balys.
V114. V114. Sacred groves. *Frazer Golden Bough XII 293 s.v. “Grove(s), sacred”; Irish myth: *Cross.
V114.1. V114.1. Sacred groves of druids. Irish myth: *Cross.
V115. V115. Church bells. Encyc. Rel. Ethics Index 69a; Hdwb. d. Abergl. III 868ff.; E. Lippert Glockenläuten als Rechtsbrauch (Freiburg im Breisgau, 1939); *P. Sartori Das Buch von deutschen Glocken (Berlin, 1932). – Irish myth: *Cross; Norwegian: Solheim Register 21.
V115.1. V115.1. Church bell sunk in river (sea). (Cf. F993.) *Fb. “kirkeklokke” IV 260b; Wales, England: *Baughman; Finnish: Aarne FFC XXXIII 47 No. 88; Finnish-Swedish: Wessman 72 Nos. 608 – 11; Estonian: Aarne FFC XXV 135 No. 88.
V115.1.1. V115.1.1. Sunken bell travels on sea bottom. Finnish-Swedish: Wessman 72 No. 609.
V115.1.2. V115.1.2. Raising sunken church bell. Finnish-Swedish: Wessman 73 No. 620.
V115.1.3. V115.1.3. Sunken church bell cannot be raised. Finnish-Swedish: Wessman 73 Nos. 612 – 22.
V115.1.3.1. V115.1.3.1. Church bell cannot be raised because silence is broken. (Cf. C401.4.) Finnish-Swedish: Wessman 72f. Nos. 612, 613, 619.
V115.1.3.2. V115.1.3.2. Church bell cannot be raised because person blasphemes. England: *Baughman.
V115.2. V115.2. Girl sold for new church bell. (Cf. S210.) England: Child I 91ff.
V115.3. V115.3. Devil buys church bell and demoralizes congregation. They have always come early before since they had no bell to announce the time. Now they wait for the bell. Pauli (ed. Bolte) No. 92.
V115.4. V115.4. What church bells say. Fb “kirkeklokke” IV 260A.
V116. V116. Altars. (Cf. V135.) *Encyc. Rel. Ethics Index 18a; Irish myth: *Cross; Jewish: *Neuman.
V117. V117. Pulpits.
V118. V118. Monasteries. Irish myth: *Cross.
V118.0.1. V118.0.1. Hell as a monastery – the devil, abbot; sinners, monks. Irish myth: Cross.
V118.1. V118.1. Monastery on otherworld island. Irish myth: Cross.
V118.2. V118.2. Subaqueous monastery. Irish myth: *Cross.
V118.2.1. V118.2.1. Submarine oratory. Irish myth: *Cross.
V120. V120. Images. *Encyc. Rel. Ethics Index 271b; Irish myth: *Cross; Jewish: *Neuman.
V120.1. V120.1. Images and druids. Irish myth: Cross.
V121. V121. Miraculous image of Christ impressed on napkin. Veronica. Ward II 641 No. 20.
V122. V122. Image bars way of nun trying to escape convent to join lover. Wesselski Mönchslatein 74 No. 65.
V122.1. V122.1. Image of Jesus descends from cross and wounds nun leaving convent. Spanish Exempla: Keller.
V123. V123. Image blamed by suppliant for misfortunes. Type 1479**, *Wesselski Arlotto I 196 No. 23; Spanish Exempla: Keller; India: Thompson-Balys.
V123.1. V123.1. God under compulsion: suppliant threatens to mutilate (crush) holy image if his wish is not fulfilled. India: Thompson-Balys.
V124. V124. Preacher criticizes the likeness of Christ exhibited in his church. Says that it is unworthy of the original. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
V124.1. V124.1. Saint hangs cowl in thornbrake as symbol of Christ on the Cross. Irish myth: Cross.
V125. V125. Casting of image of Buddha delayed until a maniac‘s mite is thrown into the furnace. Chinese: Werner 401.
V126. V126. Image of saint speaks. *Loomis White Magic 124.
V127. V127. Image of deity in wood (stone). (Cf. V1.11.) Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 111; Cook Islands: ibid. 131; Marquesas: Handy 122; Tahiti: Henry Ancient Tahiti (Honolulu, 1928) 344.
V128. V128. Motions of various kinds attributed to images.
V128.1. V128.1. An apple is offered to a statue of the Virgin and her child. The infant reaches out and takes the fruit. *Loomis White Magic 124.
V128.2. V128.2. Portraits exude oil. *Loomis White Magic 124.
V130. V130. Other sacred objects connected with worship.
V131. V131. Religious robes (vestments). *Encyc. Rel. Ethics Index 629c; Gaster Thespis 270f.; Jewish: *Neuman.
V131.1. V131.1. Sight of holy fringe on garment restrains a man from fornication and reforms the harlot. Gaster Exempla 192f. No. 35; Jewish: *Neuman.
V131.2. V131.2. White robes of druids. Irish myth: *Cross.
V132. V132. Holy water. *Encyc. Rel. Ethics IV 61f.; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg.
V132.1. V132.1. Holy water prevents a man from committing incest with his daughter. (Cf. T411.) Alphabet No. 523.
V132.2. V132.2. Holy water disperses demons. (Cf. D1385.) Irish myth: Cross.
V132.2.1. V132.2.1. Holy water removes mark placed on man’s face by the devil. Spanish Exempla: Keller.
V132.3. V132.3. Drinking holy water facilitates cursing. Irish myth: Cross.
V133. V133. Holy candles. *Encyc. Rel. Ethics III 188ff.
V134. V134. Sacred wells. *Encyc. Rel. Ethics Index 640c; Fb “kilde” II 119: Namn och Bygd XXXIII (1945) 1ff. – Danish: Schmidt Danmarks Helligkilder (DF XXXIII); Irish myth: *Cross; England, Wales, Ireland, U.S.: Baughman; Icelandic: *Boberg.
V134.0.1. V134.0.1. Tree beside holy well. Irish myth: *Cross.
V134.1. V134.1. Oracles and auguries from holy well. Irish myth: *Cross.
V134.2. V134.2. Offerings to holy wells. Irish myth: *Cross.
V134.3. V134.3. Fish in water from certain well: water refuses to boil till fish are returned to well. Irish myth: *Cross.
V134.4. V134.4. Ducks in pool in church: water in which they are placed refuses to boil till ducks are restored to pool. Irish myth: *Cross.
V135. V135. Altar cloths. (Cf. F962.12.2.) Irish myth: Cross.
V135.1. V135.1. Poverty-stricken couple wrap newly-born child in altar-coverings. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
V136. V136. Bible. Irish myth: Cross.
V136.1. V136.1. Copy of gospels buried with saint. Irish myth: Cross.
V137. V137. House of woman who launders clothes for church spared in great fire. Alphabet No. 76.
V140. V140. Sacred relics. **Saintyves Les réliques et les images légendaires (Paris, 1912); Encyc. Rel. Ethics Index 493a.
V140.1. V140.1. Angel reveals (buried) relics to saint. Irish myth: *Cross.
V140.2. V140.2. Saint‘s relics miraculously recovered. *Loomis White Magic 127f.
V140.3. V140.3. A cow licks the stone under which the secreted body of saint is buried. *Loomis White Magic 62.
V140.4. V140.4. Testing the authenticity of relics: bones are cast into fire; with great noise they jump away from the flames. *Loomis White Magic 92.
V141. V141. Possession of relic brings prosperity, its loss sickness. Wesselski Mönchslatein 113 No. 96.
V142. V142. Devout possessor of false relics miraculously receives authentic ones. Alphabet Nos. 89, 402; Spanish Exempla: Keller.
V142.1. V142.1. Sham relics perform miracles if faith is great. India: *Thompson-Balys.
V143. V143. Saint’s bones for lack of worship remove themselves from church. (Cf. D1641.) Alphabet No. 679.
V143.1. V143.1. Saint‘s bones miraculously removed from reliquary broken in pillage. Irish myth: Cross.
V143.2. V143.2. Relics (images) carried away return to their original church. *Loomis White Magic 48.
V144. V144. Belief in miraculous powers of sacred relics. Irish myth: Cross.
V144.1. V144.1. Sacred relics carried in battle to aid victory. Irish myth: Cross.
V144.2. V144.2. The relics of saint protect horses from the attack of wild beasts. *Loomis White Magic 106.
V150. V150. Sacred objects – miscellaneous.
V151. V151. Sacred writings. *Encyc. Rel. Ethics Index 530a; Irish myth: *Cross.
V151.1. V151.1. Captive released because of ability to recite beginning of Genesis. (Cf. J1185.) Gaster Exempla 193 No. 38.

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