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Prevuius group

Group No. 232


Letter

V. Religion

Group No.

V450 – V499

Group name

Religious orders

Description

V450. V450. Religious orders. *Encyc. Rel. Ethics Index 384a, 389b; Irish myth: Cross.
 
V451. V451. First-born son and one of every ten born thereafter given to Church. Irish myth: Cross.
 
V453. V453. Levites as religious order. Jewish: *Neuman.
 
V460. V460. Clerical virtues and vices.
 
V461. V461. Clerical virtue. Irish myth: *Cross.
 
V461.1. V461.1. Obedient and industrious nun the worthiest in the convent. Pauli (ed. Bolte) No. 690; Alphabet No. 322; Spanish Exempla: Keller.
 
V461.2. V461.2. Truthful monk refuses to cheat even for his order. Pauli (ed. Bolte) No. 111.
 
V461.3. V461.3. Chastity as clerical virtue. Irish myth: *Cross.
 
V461.4. V461.4. Submission as clerical virtue. Irish myth: Cross.
 
V461.4.1. V461.4.1. Truthfulness as clerical virtue. Irish myth: Cross.
 
V461.5. V461.5. Extended meditation as clerical virtue. Irish myth: Cross.
 
V461.6. V461.6. Monk lives where people speak ill of him to avoid danger of flattery. Spanish Exempla: Keller.
 
V461.7. V461.7. Clerical virtue of absolute faith. Man captured by robbers is so confident that God will protect him that he is saved. Spanish Exempla: Keller.
 
V461.8. V461.8. Poverty as saintly virtue. Irish myth: Cross.
 
V462. V462. Asceticism. *Loomis White Magic 111f.; *Encyc. Rel. Ethics Index 42b; Irish myth: *Cross; Spanish Exempla: Keller; Jewish: *Neuman; India: *Thompson-Balys.
 
V462.0.1. V462.0.1. Kingship renounced to become an ascetic. Irish myth: Cross; India: Thompson-Balys.
 
V462.0.2. V462.0.2. Since salvation is predestined, asceticism deemed useless. Irish myth: Cross.
 
V462.0.3. V462.0.3. Husband abandons wife to become ascetic. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
V462.0.4. V462.0.4. Murderer becomes ascetic. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
V462.1. V462.1. Maintaining silence as ascetic practice. Alphabet Nos. 709, 711, 712, 725; Swiss: Jegerlehner Oberwallis 310 No. 32; Spanish Exempla: Keller.
 
V462.2. V462.2. Ascetic fasting. Alphabet Nos. 24, 145; Wesselski Mönchslatein 170 No. 135; Irish myth: *Cross; India: *Thompson-Balys.
 
V462.2.1. V462.2.1. Ascetic faster increases his sufferings by placing food and drink before himself. Alphabet Nos. 22, 23; Scala Celi 4a No. 16; India: Thompson-Balys.
 
V462.2.2. V462.2.2. Person refuses to eat dainties. Irish myth: *Cross.
 
V462.2.2.1. V462.2.2.1. Saint refuses pearls as alms and asks for food. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
V462.2.3. V462.2.3. Death from ascetic devotions. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
V462.3. V462.3. Ascetic weeping. Irish myth: Cross.
 
V462.4. V462.4. Asceticism: allowing self no repose. Irish myth: *Cross.
 
V462.4.1. V462.4.1. Asceticism: cleric practices continual genuflexion. Irish myth: *Cross.
 
V462.4.2. V462.4.2. Cross vigil. Cleric stands with hands extended in shape of cross. Irish myth: *Cross.
 
V462.4.3. V462.4.3. Saint always extends one hand toward heaven while performing such acts as eating or reaping. Irish myth: *Cross.
 
V462.5. V462.5. Ascetic cleric tortures his flesh. Irish myth: *Cross.
 
V462.5.0.1. V462.5.0.1. Ascetic cleric prays to become diseased. Irish myth: *Cross.
 
V462.5.1. V462.5.1. Ascetic cleric wears hair garment. Irish myth: *Cross.
 
V462.5.1.1. V462.5.1.1. Saint never wears woolen clothing, but skins of wolves and other beasts. Irish myth: *Cross.
 
V462.5.1.2. V462.5.1.2. Ascetic cleric sleeps (prays) with wet sheet (mantle) about him. Irish myth: *Cross.
 
V462.5.2. V462.5.2. Ascetic cleric sleeps on stone. Irish myth: *Cross.
 
V462.5.2.1. V462.5.2.1. Saint takes but little sleep. Irish myth: Cross.
 
V462.5.2.2. V462.5.2.2. Saint stands for seven years without sleep. Irish myth: Cross.
 
V462.6. V462.6. Ascetic cleric avoids listening to music. Irish myth: *Cross.
 
V462.7. V462.7. Ascetic cleric never smiles. Irish myth: Cross.
 
V462.8. V462.8. Ascetic immersion. Irish myth: *Cross.
 
V462.8.1. V462.8.1. Saint confines himself in narrow pen during Lent. Irish myth: Cross.
 
V462.8.2. V462.8.2. Saint stands (asleep) while bird builds nest and hatches brood in his hand. Irish myth: Cross.
 
V462.9. V462.9. Ascetic cleric leads mendicant life. Irish myth: Cross.
 
V462.10. V462.10. Ascetic cleric lives for seven years on whale’s back. Irish myth: Cross.
 
V462.11. V462.11. Ascetic cleric renounces world (to become a herder). Irish myth: *Cross.
 
V462.12. V462.12. Monk refuses chance of having temptation removed since he considers it strengthening to have it ever present to test him. Spanish Exempla: Keller.
 
V462.13. V462.13. Evil ascetic misuses magic powers obtained through religious meditation. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
V462.14. V462.14. Boy takes twelve years to wash off ascetic‘s dirt. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
V463. V463. Religious martyrdom. Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; Jewish: *Neuman
 
V463.1. V463.1. Cleric surrenders life that body may consecrate land. Irish myth: Cross.
 
V463.2. V463.2. First martyr: John the Baptist. Irish myth: Cross.
 
V464. V464. Self-torture to secure holiness. India: *Thompson-Balys:
 
V465. V465. Clerical vices.
 
V465.1. V465.1. Incontinence of clergy. *Encyc. Rel. Ethics Index 113b, 136c; West Indies: Flowers 580.
 
V465.1.1. V465.1.1. Incontinent monk (priest). Irish myth: *Cross; Italian Novella: Rotunda
 
V465.1.1.1. V465.1.1.1. Monk seduces girl; then kills her; becomes infidel. *Chauvin VIII 128 No. 118; Spanish Exempla: Keller.
 
V465.1.1.2. V465.1.1.2. Marriage of clerics. Irish myth: *Cross.
 
V465.1.2. V465.1.2. Incontinent nun. Irish myth: *Cross.
 
V465.1.2.1. V465.1.2.1. Nun hidden by abbess from pursuing knight betrays her own hiding place to him. Is afterwards abandoned. *Pauli (ed. Bolte) No. 13; Crane Vitry 159 No. 58.
 
V465.1.2.2. V465.1.2.2. Nun tempted into sinning with man who tells her God can’t see things that happen in the dark. Spanish Exempla: Keller.
 
V466. V466. Simony. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
 
V466.1. V466.1. Pope guilty of simony. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
 
V467. V467. Priest uses cook-book instead of breviary. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
 
V468. V468. Priest is bribed into betraying the confessional. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
 
V470. V470. Clerical vows. *Encyc. Rel. Ethics Index 634a.
 
V471. V471. Taking clerical vows heals disease. Alphabet No. 783.
 
V472. V472. Clerical vows because of disappointment in love.
 
V472.1. V472.1. Man becomes hermit when he realizes selfishness of his beloved‘s love. (Cf. T93.2.) Heptameron No. 24.
 
V473. V473. Former monk refuses to take pay for his work, considering it as a religious act. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
V475. V475. Renunciation of clerical vows. Spanish Exempla: Keller.
 
V475.1. V475.1. Monk who has left order punished (dies in torment). Alphabet Nos. 73, 784.
 
V475.2. V475.2. Monk who has left his order forgiven and miraculously reinstated. Alphabet No. 781.
 
V475.3. V475.3. Man who is disappointed with his religious order renounces his vow. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
 
V475.4. V475.4. Saint leaves his order because he is fond of music. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
V475.5. V475.5. Anchorite tempted by money to return to worldly life. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 807.

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