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Z. Miscellaneous groups of motifs

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Z200 – Z299

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Z200. Heroes. *Boggs “The Hero in the Folktales of Spain, Germany, and Russia” JAFL XLIV 27ff.; Dorson American Scholar X 389ff.
Z210. Brothers as heroes. Type 303; **A. Christensen “Trebrødre- og Tobrødre-Stamsagn” Danske Studier (1916) 45ff. – Irish: MacCulloch Celtic 158; India: *Thompson-Balys; N. A. Indian: *Alexander N. A. Myth 295 n. 44.
Z210.0.1. Warriors identically equipped (brothers). Irish myth: Cross.
Z210.1. Lodge-Boy and Thrown-Away as joint adventurers. Of brothers (sometimes twins taken from body of slain mother) one is abandoned and becomes wild. Later he joins his brother. *Dickson passim; Krappe MLN XLVII 493ff.; Oceanic: Dixon 138 n. 12; N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 319 n. 152, (California): Gayton and Newman 91, 95; S. A. Indian (Bakuiri): Métraux RMLP XXXIII 145.
Z211. Dreadnaughts. Brothers deliberately seek dangers they have been warned against. Triumph. Greek: Fox 98; India: *Thompson-Balys; Oceanic: Dixon 131, 132 n. 2, 133; Tuamotu: Stimson MS (z-G. 3/1332; T-G. 3/818; z-G. 3/1122; z-G. 13/221); Marquesas: Handy 105; N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 320 n. 156, (California): Gayton and Newman 69.
Z215. Hero “son of seven mothers”. Seven mothers each with a child imprisoned. Six eat their children to keep from starving. Seventh does not. He rescues all the mothers and becomes hero. India: Thompson-Balys.
Z216. Supernatural origin of hero: magic conception. (Cf. T510.) India: Thompson-Balys.
Z221. Eldest brother as hero. India: Thompson-Balys.
Z230. Extraordinary exploits of hero.
Z231. Boyish exploits of hero. Irish myth: *Cross; India: *Thompson-Balys.
Z235. Hero with extraordinary animal companions (cock, goat, cow, horse). India: Thompson-Balys.
Z251. Boy hero. Irish myth: *Cross; Jewish: Neuman.
A527.1. Culture hero precocious.
Z252. Hero at first nameless. Irish myth: *Cross.
Z253. Fool as hero. (Cf. L121.) Irish myth: Cross.
Z254. Destined hero. (Cf. M311, T22.) Irish myth: *Cross; Jewish: Neuman.
Z255. Hero born out of wedlock. (Cf. L111.2.) Irish myth: Cross.
Z257. Beardless hero. Irish myth: *Cross.
Z261. Giant heroes. Irish myth: Cross.
Z292. Death of hero. Irish myth: Cross; Jewish: Neuman.
Z293. Return of the hero. (Cf. L111.1.) Irish myth: Cross; Jewish: Neuman.

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