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Group No. 252


Letter

X. Humor

Group No.

X1500 – X1599

Group name

Lies about geography and topography

Description

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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