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Group No. 234


W. Traits of character

Group No.

W0 – W99

Group name

Favorable traits of character


W0. Favorable traits of character. Jewish: *Neuman.
W2. Good inclinations enter body at puberty. Jewish: Neuman.
W10. Kindness. (Cf. Q40.) Missouri French: CarriРёre; Icelandic: *Boberg; Jewish: *Neuman.
W10.1. Saint never drives fly or gnat from his face. Irish myth: *Cross.
W10.2. Saint gives calf to wolf. Irish myth: Cross.
W11. Generosity. Irish myth: *Cross; Spanish: Keller, Espinosa Jr. No. 200; Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys.
W11.1. Philanthropist will give his spurs if someone will drive his horse for him. He has given away his coat, etc. to beggars. One finally asks for his spurs. Pauli (ed. Bolte) No. 330.
W11.2. Munificent monarch. India: Thompson-Balys; Icelandic: *Boberg.
W11.2.1. Emperor thinks day lost when he gives no gifts. Alphabet No. 443; Spanish Exempla: Keller.
W11.2.2. King will not eat breakfast till gifts are given. India: Thompson-Balys.
W11.3. Man divides money into three parts: (1) for the poor, (2) for pilgrims, (3) for himself and family. Scala Celi 164a No. 921.
W11.4. Man lets himself be sold as slave so as to practice generosity. Wesselski Archiv OrientР±lnРЅ II 429; Italian Novella: Rotunda.
W11.4.1. Brahmin steals to feed guests (deities). India: Thompson-Balys.
W11.5. Generosity toward enemy. Italian Novella: Rotunda; Icelandic: Boberg.
W11.5.1. Ruler pardons his enemies. Italian Novella: *Rotunda.
W11.5.1.1. Man pardons his assailants. They attack again and are killed. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
W11.5.2. Ruler pardons emissary who has come to murder him. Italian Novella: *Rotunda.
W11.5.3. Wronged knight conquers enemy and then pardons him. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
W11.5.4. Conqueror returns defeated man's wife and family to him. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
W11.5.5. Conqueror spares city. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
W11.5.6. Ruler reproaches son for bringing him the head of his fallen enemy. Latter given honorable burial. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
W11.5.7. Man saved through intercession of enemy. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
W11.5.7.1. Man pays fine for enemy who is falsely accused. Italian Novella: *Rotunda.
W11.5.8. Captor contributes to captive's ransom. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
W11.5.9. Warrior gives steed to his enemy. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
W11.5.9.1. Calumniated woman intercedes for accusers. (Cf. K2112.) Italian Novella: Rotunda.
W11.5.9.2. Man's life spared through the intercession of the daughter he has wronged. He has ordered her killed. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
W11.5.10. Champion grants requested boon of safe convoy to his enemies. Irish myth: *Cross.
W11.5.11. Chieftain spares enemies whom he takes unawares (unarmed). Irish myth: *Cross.
W11.5.11.1. Chieftain who takes king unawares, spares him on condition that chieftain be called lover by women of king's tribe. Irish myth: *Cross.
W11.5.12. Hero in battle refuses to slay charioteers, women, or physicians. (Cf. C867.1.) Irish myth: Cross.
W11.6. Ruler generously settles quarrel between loser and finder of money. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
W11.7. Nobleman's generosity enables impoverished lover to entertain his lady. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
W11.7.1. Impoverished nobleman offers wife to ruler. Latter spares her honor and aids the couple. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
W11.8. General sends for king so that the latter may get credit for victory. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
W11.9. Prince donates all including a tooth. When he has nothing left he is asked for a gift. He allows man to extract a tooth from his mouth. (Father had offered reward to anyone persuading his son to have it extracted.) Italian Novella: Rotunda.
W11.10. Ruler protects thief. Asks for the stolen plate and hides it so that it will not be found on the culprit. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
W11.11. Ruler rewards man who would curb him. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
W11.12. The generous correction. Ruler asks treasurer to give man 200 crowns. Treasurer makes error and puts down 300. Ruler raises sum to 400. I can't allow your pen to be more liberal than I. Italian Novella: *Rotunda.
W11.12.1. King rewards knight with large sum of money. Chancellor: If you saw such a sum it would seem large to you. King answers that it looks small and doubles it. Italian Novella: *Rotunda.
W11.13. Novel sign of death. It is the first time that what he has given away seems too much. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
W11.14. Youngest brother shares wealth with older brothers who foolishly lost theirs. (Cf. L31.) Africa (Jaunde): Heepe 262.
W11.15. Generous person refuses no man anything. (Cf. C871.) Irish myth: *Cross.
W11.16. Generous king gives away his only eye. Irish myth: *Cross.
W12. Hospitality as a virtue. (Cf. P320.) Irish myth: Cross.
W12.1. Man (king) prefers death to loss of reputation for hospitality. Irish myth: *Cross.
W12.2. Man looks for strangers so as to bestow hospitality on them. Jewish: Neuman.
W15. Woman shelters son's murderer out of charity. Spanish: Boggs FFC XC 86 No. 756D*; Italian Novella: *Rotunda.
W15.1. Murderer goes to victim's son and asks to be killed. The son aids him to escape. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
W16. Bishop exchanges places with prisoner so as to have him return to his mother. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
W18. Envious man sets out to kill one who is noted for his generosity. He is won over by the generosity of his intended victim. Italian Novella: *Rotunda.
W20. Other favorable traits of character.
W21. Emperor friendly to everyone. Would act as he should like an emperor to act toward him if he were a common man. Pauli (ed. Bolte) No. 166.
W23. Man never listens to scandal. Irish myth: *Cross.
W24. Man speaks no evil. Irish myth: Cross.
W25. Equanimity of the comedian. When he sees his house carried off by a flood, he fiddles the whole time. Type 944*.
W25.1. Equanimity of the enslaved unfortunate. Does not complain when beset by a series of misfortunes. (Cf. N251.1.) Italian Novella: Rotunda.
W25.2. Minister always says, It is for the best, when anything happens. India: Thompson-Balys.
W26. Patience. Spanish Exempla: Keller; Jewish: Neuman.
W27. Gratitude.
W27.1. Man weeps with gratitude to God because He did not make him hideous as toad. Spanish Exempla: Keller.
W28. Self-sacrifice. Irish myth: Cross.
W28.1. Woman drinks poison that son may be king. Irish myth: Cross.
W28.2. Woman sacrifices life for son's honor. Irish myth: Cross.
W28.3. Man leaps from vessel into jaws of sea-beast so as to save remaining passengers. Irish myth: Cross.
W28.4. Saint threatens to take place of homicide in hell unless soul is released. Irish myth: Cross.
W31. Obedience.
W32. Bravery. Irish myth: *Cross.
W32.1. King Richard leads host to victory by leaping his horse overboard. Spanish Exempla: Keller.
W33. Heroism. Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg.
W33.1. Badly wounded warrior continues fighting. Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: Boberg.
W33.2. Warrior refuses to delay battle in return for promise of long, happy life. Irish myth: Cross.
W34. Loyalty. Irish myth: Cross.
W34.1. Man constrained to flee with leader's fiancР№e resists her blandishments. Irish myth: *Cross.
W34.2. Loyal friends refuse to fight against disgraced comrade. (Cf. P310.) Irish myth: Cross.
W34.3. Cowardly to leave battle while lord is alive. Irish myth: *Cross.
W34.4. Fakir rewarded by prince with a life of luxury in city chooses to return to his monkey friends in jungle. India: Thompson-Balys.
W35. Justice. Irish myth: Cross; Jewish: *Neuman.
W35.1. Man picked to judge bull-fight because he is no fairer to his friend than to his foe. Irish myth: Cross.
W35.2. Upright judge refuses a bribe: he is responsible to a higher tribunal called Conscience. India: Thompson-Balys.
W37. Conscientiousness.
W37.0.1. Man never breaks his word. Irish myth: *Cross.
W37.1. Oil well digger runs out of money, leaves the country, forgetting to tell his driller. He returns fifty years later, finds the driller still drilling away. U.S.: Baughman.
W37.2. Man keeps promise to return to be eaten by tiger: let go without harm. India: Thompson-Balys.
W37.3. Rabbi returns jewel found with bought ass. He had not paid for it. Jewish: Neuman.
W43. Peacefulness. Jewish: *Neuman.
W45. Honor.
W45.1. Prostrate soldier asks his enemy to stab him in the chest instead of the back in order to save his honor. The captor frees him and the two become friends. Spanish: Childers.

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