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Group No. 252


X. Humor

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X1500 – X1599

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Lies about geography and topography


X1500. Lies about geography and topography.
X1503. Schlaraffenland. (Land of Cockaygne.) Land in which impossible things happen. (First ed. X950.) (Cf. X1712.) *Type 1930; *BP III 244ff.; Boccaccio Decameron VIII No. 3 (Lee 254); Irish myth: Cross; Italian Novella: *Rotunda; India: Thompson-Balys.
X1503.1. Land in which highest praise parents can earn is that they marry their children when they are babies. India: Thompson-Balys.
X1503.2. Blind town, its king fourfold blind. India: Thompson-Balys.
X1503.3. Lie: land where all things are sold for the same price. India: Thompson-Balys.
X1503.4. Mountain of grain to be eaten through on way to Schlaraffenland. (First ed. X950.2.) (Cf. X1712.) BP III 250.
X1505. Topsy-turvy land. Land where all is opposite from the usual. (First ed. X952.) BP III 244ff., *254ff.; Wienert FFC LVI 44ff.
X1505.1. House where omens go by contraries. India: Thompson-Balys.
X1506. The extraordinary names. A place where animals and things are designated by senseless names. (First ed. X951.) (Cf. Z32.2.1.) Type 1940; BP IV 183; Bolte Zs. f. Vksk. XXVII 135; Wisser ibid. XXVIII 135; West Indies: Flowers 585.
X1510. Lies about land features.
X1520. Lies about mountains and hills.
X1521. Remarkably narrow valleys. U.S.: Baughman.
X1523. Lies about steep slopes of mountains. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1523.1. cows come home. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1523.2. Lies about farming on steep mountain. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1526. Lies about mountain roads. U.S.: Baughman.
X1526.1. Crooked railroads in mountains or hills. (Cf. X1815.) U.S.: *Baughman.
X1528. Mountain of unusual material.
X1528.1. Lie: mountain of cheese. (First ed. X961.5.) Type 1930; BP III 258.
X1530. Lies about remarkable soil.
X1532. Rich soil produces remarkable crop. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1532.1. Rich land: corn grows so fast that it pulls up its own roots. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1540. Lies about water features.
X1543. Lies about hot springs. U.S.: Baughman.
X1545. Lies about remarkable underground channels.
X1545.1. Water passage through the earth. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1546. Remarkable pond.
X1546.1. Lie: fish pond supplies both fresh fish and cooked. Italian Novella: Rotunda (X925.1).
X1547. Lie: remarkable river.
X1547.1. Lie: round river: runs in circle without outlet. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1547.2. Lie: river of honey. (First ed. X961.1). Type 852; BP II 515.
X1547.2.1. Lie: honey flows up high mountain. (First ed. X961.9.) Type 1930; BP III 244ff.
X1550. Geography and topography – miscellaneous motifs.
X1551. Remarkable road.
X1551.1. Roads go over roofs of houses. India: Thompson-Balys.
X1560. Lies about cities.
X1561. Lie: Rome hanging by thread. (First ed. X961.8.) Type 1930; BP III 244ff.
X1563. City into which only married and mothers may enter. India: Thompson-Balys.
X1564. Village where rubies sell for four pice apiece. India: Thompson-Balys.

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