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Group No. 24


A. Mythological Motifs

Group No.

A1700 – A1799

Group name

Creation of animal life – general


A1700. Creation of animals. (Cf. Chapter B, Animals.) Quiché: Alexander Lat. Am. 162; Ekoi: Talbot 149.
D2178.4. Animals created by magic.
A1701. Creation of animals by God. India: Thompson-Balys.
A1702. Creation of animals by creator. (Cf. A0.) – Jewish: Neuman.
A1703. Culture hero creates useful animals. S. Am. Indian (Caingang): Métraux BBAE CXLIII (1) 473.
A1704. All animals created in couples. Jewish: Neuman.
A1705. Animals created to serve man. Jewish: Neuman.
A1710. Creation of animals through transformation. (Cf. A1811, A1833.2, A1861.1, A1861.2 A1863, A1887). – India: Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Graham, Eberhard FFC CXX 79, 96, 122f. No. 82; Calif. Indian: Gayton and Newman 98.
D100. Transformation: man to animal.
A1711. Animals from transformations after deluge or world calamity. S. Am. Indian (Amazon Tribes): Alexander Lat. Am. 311f., Métraux BBAE CXLIII (1) 367.
A1713. Creator sent for water: Meantime animals assume present forms. Calif. Indian: Gayton and Newman 59.
A60. Marplot at creation. A2286.1.1. Creation of hog incomplete since God has to go to a fire: cause of hog's round snout.
A1714. Animals from various transformed objects. India: Thompson-Balys; Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 22, 465; Eskimo (Kodiak): Golder JAFL 20 171, (Cumberland Sound): Boas BAM XV 167, 169, (Central Eskimo): Boas RBAE VI, 588, (East Greenland): Rasmussen I, 82, 96, (Ungava): Turner RBAE XI 261, (Labrador): Hawks GSCan XIV 155, (Cape York): Rasmussen III 79; S. Am. Indian (Caingang): Métraux BBAE CXLIII (1) 473, (Araucanian): Cooper ibid. (2) 753, (Inca): Rowe ibid. 315, (Cashinawa): Métraux ibid. (3) 684.
A1714.1. Animals from transformed cloth. India: Thompson-Balys.
A1714.2. Animals from bark thrown on ground. Borneo: Dixon 176.
A1252. Creation of man from wood.
A1714.3. Animals created from earth. India: Thompson-Balys.
A1241. Man made from clay (earth).
A1714.3.1. Buffaloes emerge from earth, the first man holding the tail of last one. India: Thompson-Balys.
A1715. Animals from transformed man. (Cf. A2005, A2011.2.) Lithuanian: Balys Index No. 3115, Balys Legends Nos. 216 – 219, 261f.; India: Thompson-Balys; Maori: Clark 15; Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 422; Rarotanga (Cook Island): ibid. 101; Tuomatu: Stimson MS (z-G 3/1100); S. Am. Indian (Tiatinagua): Métraux BBAE CXLIII (3) 449, (Mundurucu): Horton ibid. 281, (Cashinawa): Métraux ibid. 685, (Toba): Métraux MAFLS XL 31, 79, (Mataco): Métraux ibid. 64.
A1715.1. Animals from Pharaoh's drowned army. From the army crossing the Red Sea came the various animals. – Dh I 318.
A1715.2. Animals from men transformed for discourtesy to God (Jesus). (Cf. A1831, A1862, A1871.) – *Dh. II 99ff. India: Thompson-Balys.
A1730. Creation of animals as punishment. C841.1. Tabu: killing stork. Bird was once maiden. Q221.1. Discourtesy to god punished.
A1715.3. Seven whistlers are the souls of the Jews who crucified Christ. (Cf. F456.1.1.1.) – England, U.S.: *Baughman.
A1715.4. Animals from transformed men according to favorite food. One man asks for flesh, one for blood, etc. They are changed to mice, cats, and bugs. (Cf. A1811, A1853.) – Finnish: Aarne FFC XXV 150 No. 71.
A1715.5. Animals from transformed survivors of shipwreck. India: Thompson-Balys.
A1895. Creation of bat.
A1716. Animals from transformed ogre or giant. Maori: Clark 101.
A1716.1. Animals from different parts of body of slain giant. Giant person, cow, ox, etc. – Persian: Carnoy 288. – Borneo, Philippines: Dixon 177.
A2001. Insects from body of slain monster. A2611.3. Coconut tree from head of slain monster. E610. Reincarnation as animal. E613.0.5. Severed heads of monster become birds. G100. Giant ogre.
A1724. Animals from transformed parts of the body (animal or human). India: Thompson-Balys.
A1724.1. Animals from body of slain person. India: Thompson-Balys.
A1724.1.1. Animals from severed fingers of woman. (Cf. A2102.) – N. A. Indian: Thompson Tales 272; India: Thompson-Balys.
A1724.2. Animals from transformed hair. India: Thompson-Balys.
A1724.3. All living things from Jesus' spattered blood. Laguna, Zuñi: Parsons JAFL XXXI 257.
A1725. Animals from parts of body of deity or saint.
A1725.1. Animals from spittle of deity (saint). (Cf. A2181, A2182.) – *Dh II 107ff.
D1001. Magic spittle.
A1725.2. Animals from body dirt of deity (hero). India: Thompson-Balys.
A1727. Primordial animal mutilated to produce present form. Maori: Clark 50; Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 135, 436, 500.
A1730. Creation of animals as punishment. India: Thompson-Balys.
A1715. Animals from men transformed for discourtesy to God (Jesus). A2011.2. Creation of ant: avaricious man transformed.
A1731. Creation of animals as punishment for beating forbidden drum. Gold Coast: Barker and Sinclair 89 No. 16.
A2231.10. Crab beats deity's forbidden drum: eyes lift out of body. C916.2. Animals produced when forbidden drum is beaten.
A1732. Creation of animals to take revenge. India: Thompson-Balys.
A1733. Creation of animals as punishment for incest. India: Thompson-Balys.
A1734. Animals from frogs sent as one of Egypt's plagues. Jewish: Neuman.
A1750. Animals created through opposition of devil to god.
A50. Conflict of good and evil creators. A63.4. Devil and God create animals.
A1751. The devil's animals and God's. In the contest between God and the devil, certain animals are made by each. Dh. I 164 (with lists of the animals). Lithuanian: Balys Index No. 3081, Legends Nos. 124 – 130; German: Grimm No. 148.
A2286.2. Animal characteristics result of contest between God and devil. A2286.2.1. Devil's animals devour God's. God makes white fish, devil a pike to eat it up, etc. K483. Color of devil's cows changed while he sleeps so that he does not know them. Only those not changed (all black, all red, etc.) belong to the devil.
A1751.1. Mouse created by Lucifer; cat by Michael to destroy mouse. (Cf A1811, A1853.) – Irish myth: Cross.
A1755. Devil's unsuccessful creation produces certain animals. (Cf. A1811, A1833.1,
A1862, A1893.) – Dh I 156.
A1756. Devil produces animals only in God's name. He tries unsuccessfully without using God's name. Dh I 146ff. Lithuanian: Balys Index No. 3086; Legends Nos. 139 – 146, 152.
A1757. Dualism of animal creation. Persian: Carnoy 291.
A1758. Animals created while god Mahadeo quarrels with his wife. India: Thompson-Balys.
A1770. Creation of animals from unusual primeval mating. S. Am. Indian (Paressi): Métraux BBAE CXLIII (3) 359.
A1771. Animals from mating of sun and moon. S. Am. Indian (Jivaró): Steward-Métraux BBAE CXLIII (3) 627.
A1772. Animals born from primeval mating of snake and person. S. Am. Indian (Tapirapé): Wagley-Galvão BBAE CXLIII (3) 253.
A1790. Creation of animals – other motifs.
A1791. Giant ox ancestor of all animals. Persian: Carnoy 289.
B871.1.1. Giant ox.
A1792. Animals vomited up by creator. Bushongo: Werner African 144.
A1793. Animals emerge from tree. Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 287; S. Am. Indian (Warrau): Kirchhoff BBAE CXLIII (3) 880.
A1795. Animals drop from clouds. India: Thompson-Balys.

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