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Group No. 38


Letter

B. Animals

Group No.

B100 – B199

Group name

Magic animals

Description

B100 – B119. TREASURE ANIMALS
 
B100. Treasure animals.
*Clouston Tales I 123 ff.; India: Thompson-Balys; Penzer I 20 n., VIII 59 n. 3; Cox 510 n. 54.
 
B300. Helpful animals. B562.1. Animal shows man treasure. D468.1.1. Transformation: handkerchief with three knots to golden leopard, golden snake, and golden monkey. D876. Magic treasure animal killed: goose that laid the golden egg. D1450. Magic object furnishes treasure. D2100. Magic wealth.
 
B100.1. Treasure found in slain helpful animal. *Cox Cinderella passim. – Lithuanian: Leskien 448 No. 25; Breton: Luzel III 134; Portuguese: Pedroso 76 No. 18.
 
B335. Helpful animal killed by hero's enemy.
 
B100.2. Magic animal supplies treasure. *Cox 510; BP III 60, I 346 (Gr. Nos. 130, 36). – Maliseet: Thompson CColl II 413.
 
B101. Animals with members of precious metal (jewels).
 
B101.1. Bird with golden head. Irish myth: Cross; Jewish: Neuman.
 
B101.1.1. Bird with wings of silver. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B101.1.2. Bird with golden feet. Jewish: Neuman.
 
B101.2. Treasure-hog. Alternate bristles of gold and silver; at each step a side of pork falls from him. – Fb "galt".
 
D1025.1. Magic pigskin.
 
B101.2.1. Boar with golden bristles. Icel.: MacCulloch Eddic 109, 266.
 
B101.3. Ram with golden fleece. Cox 510 n. 54. – Icel.: *Boberg; Greek: Fox 108.
 
D1025. Magic skin of animal.
 
B101.4. Hind with golden horns. Greek: *Frazer Apollodorus I 190 n. 1.
 
B188. Magic deer. B731.7.2. Fawn with golden lustre.
 
B101.4.1. Stag with golden antlers and silver feet. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B15.3.3. Deer with giant antler. B731.7. Fancifully colored deer.
 
B101.4.2. Stag with gold and silver on horns and neck, and a silver bell. Göngu-Hrólfs saga 273.
 
B101.5. Monster (whale) with golden teeth. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B872.3.1. Whale cast ashore – three golden teeth and five ounces in each of these teeth.
 
B101.6. Fish with gold and silver heads. *Fb "fiske".
 
D1011. Magic animal – head.
 
B101.7. Serpent with jewel in head. (Cf B112, B176). – *BP II 464; Cosquin Les contes indiens 256ff.; Fb "ædelsten". – Penzer IV 245; Indonesian: Dixon 159 n. 20, 328 n. 20; India: *Thompson-Balys; U.S.: Baughman; Cherokee: Alexander N. Am. 68f; Africa (Cameroon): Meinhof 60.
 
B11.2.14. Dragon with jewel in head. B722. Magic stone in animal's head. B722.3. Luminous jewel in animal's head. D1011. Magic head of animal. H1151.1.26. Task: bringing ruby in head of devastating serpent.
 
B101.8. Cow with silver horns. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B101.8.1. Big ox with gold and silver in the horns. Icel: *Boberg.
 
B101.9. Mongoose with golden hair and silver ears. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B102. Animal of precious metal (jewels).
 
B102.1. Golden bird. Bird with golden feathers. *Type 550. – Cox 510 n. 54; Fb "fugl", "guldfugl", "fjer" – India: Thompson-Balys; Hindu: Keith 149, Tawney II 507; Panchatantra (trans. Ryder) 333; Missouri French: Carrière.
 
B122.0.2. Wise golden peacock. B143.1.5. Golden cock warns against attack. H1331.1.3. Quest for golden bird.
 
B102.1.1. Golden hawk. Icel.: *Boberg.
 
B102.1.2. Golden peacock. India: Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 1052.
 
B102.1.3. Golden goose. India: Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 581, 1264.
 
B102.2. Golden horse. (Cf. B181.) – Cox 510 n. 54; Fb "guldhest"; Danish: Kristensen Danske Sagn III (1895) 461ff., (1931) 316ff.; Icel.: *Boberg; India: Thompson-Balys; Missouri French: Carrière.
 
H1151.9. Task: stealing troll's golden horse.
 
B102.3. Golden deer. India: *Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 1131.
 
B102.4. Golden fish. Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. "poisson"; India: Thompson-Balys; Irish myth: Cross.
 
B102.4.1. Fish of silver. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B102.5. Golden calf. India: *Thompson-Balys.
 
B102.5.1. Silver calf. Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 85.
 
B102.6. Golden serpent. German: Grimm No. 136.
 
B102.7. Golden dog. Jewish: Neuman.
 
B102.8. Golden crab. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 249.
 
B103. Treasure-producing animals.
 
B756. Gold-digging ants.
 
B103.0.1. Treasure-producing turkey. N. Am. Indian (Zuñi): Cushing Zuñi Folk-Tales 54ff.
 
B103.0.2. Magic bird produces unlimited food. Irish myth: Cross; Indonesian: Dixon 238 n. 51.
 
D1652.1. Inexhaustible food.
 
B103.0.3. Gold-producing ram. Penzer I 20 n.
 
B103.0.4. Gold-producing serpent. Penzer I 20 n.
 
B103.0.4.1. Grateful snake gives gold piece daily. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B103.0.5. Treasure-giving goat. Fb "buk" IV 77a; Boberg.
 
B103.0.6. Gold-producing lion. Penzer I 20 n.
 
B103.0.7. Magic jewel obtained from elephant. India: *Thompson-Balys.
 
B103.0.8. Treasure received from tiger. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B103.1. Treasure-dropping animals.
 
B103.1.1. Gold-producing ass. Droppings of gold. – *Type 563; **Aarne JSFO XXVII (1909) 1 – 96; Cox 510 n. 54; Penzer V 11 n. 1; *BP I 349ff. (Gr. No. 36). – Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. "âne"; French Canadian: Barbeau JAFL XXIX 10; Missouri French: Carrière; Italian: Basile Pentamerone I No. 1; Philippine: Fansler MAFLS XII 196; Japanese: Ikeda.
 
B103.1.2. Cow drops gold dung. India: *Thompson-Balys.
 
B103.1.2.1. Pearl-dropping cow. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B103.1.3. Gold-producing dog. Droppings of gold. – Penzer V 11 n. 1; Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 35f.
 
B103.1.4. Gold-making deer. Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 35ff.
 
B103.1.5. Gold-making bird. Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 35f.
 
B103.1.6. Magic tortoise fed with salt gives pearls. Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 222.
 
B103.2. Treasure-laying animals.
 
B103.2.1. Treasure-laying bird. Bird lays money or golden eggs or an egg at every step. – Köhler-Bolte I 409; Cox 510 n. 54; Fb "höne" I 570b. – Icel.: *Boberg; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. "oiseau"; India: *Thompson-Balys, Panchatantra III 14, (Ryder tr.) 359.
 
B192. Magic animal killed. D876. Magic treasure animal killed: goose that laid the golden egg. D1019. Magic egg.
 
B103.3. Animal giving treasure as milk.
 
B103.3.1. Goat giving coins instead of milk. India: *Thompson-Balys.
 
D1454.3. Treasure from excrements.
 
B103.4. Animal spitting (vomiting) treasure.
 
B103.4.1. Fish with coin in mouth. Dh II 180.
 
B103.4.1.1. Silver and gold run from cod's mouth. Type 1654*.
 
B103.4.2. Serpent with, jewel in his mouth. India: *Thompson-Balys.
 
B103.4.2.1. Grateful snake spits out lump of gold for his rescuer. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B103.4.2.2. Snake vomits jewels. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1645.1. Incandescent jewel.
 
B103.4.3. Dog vomits gold and silver. Irish myth: Cross (B109.1.1).
 
B187. Magic dog. D2102.1. Gold vomited.
 
B103.5. Animal laying treasure in water.
 
B103.5.1. Serpent lays treasure in lake. Swiss: Jegerlehner 305, n. 3.
 
B103.6. Animal producing treasure by bite.
 
B103.6.1. Serpent's bite produces ornaments and clothes. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B103.7. Animal producing treasure at death.
 
B103.7.1. When destructive bird is killed, barn is found full of gold. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B105. Animal bearing precious ornaments.
 
B105.1. Hind with gold chain on neck. *Fb "hind".
 
B105.2. Deer with string of pearls around its neck. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B106. Animal lying on treasure. Serpent with gold under him. – Fb "lindorm" II 433b.
 
B107. Animal with treasure inside it.
 
B107.1. Fish with ingot of gold inside it. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B548.2.1. Fish recovers ring from sea. N211.1. Lost ring found in fish.
 
B108. Animal as patron of wealth.
 
B108.1. Serpent as patron of wealth. Japanese: Anesaki 331.
 
B109. Treasure animals – miscellaneous.
 
B109.1. Magic spider catches pearls. Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 222.
 
B109.2. Centipede plays at night with pearl. Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 232f.
 
B110. Treasure-producing parts of animals.
 
B300. Helpful animals. B720. Fanciful bodily members of animal. D1010. Magic bodily members – animal. D1450. Magic object furnishes treasure. D1469.5. Worshipped sex organ of horse provides money, etc. D2100. Magic wealth.
 
B112. Treasure-producing serpent's crown. (Cf. B108.1, B115.1, B176). – Type 672; BP II 463f. – Icel.: *Boberg; Estonian: Aarne FFC XXV 132 no. 79; Finnish: Aarne FFC XXXIII 46 No. 79; Livonian: Loorits FFC LXVI 73 No. 233.
 
B765.2. Snake lays aside his crown to bathe. D1011. Magic head of animal. D1011.3.1. Magic serpent's crown. D1361.9. Serpent's crown renders invisible.
 
B113. Treasure-producing parts of bird. **Aarne MSFO XXV 176 (extensive list of parts).
 
B113.1. Treasure-producing bird-heart. (Cf. D1015.1.1.) Brings riches when eaten. – **Aarne MSFO XXV 176; *Type 567; Penzer I 19 n 2; India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1561.1. Magic bird-heart (when eaten) brings man to kingship. M312.3. Eater of magic bird-heart will become rich (or king).
 
B113.2. Treasure-producing bird-head. (Cf. D1011.0.1.) – *Aarne MSFO XXV 176.
 
B113.3.. Treasure from bird's feathers. German: Grimm Nos. 60, 64.
 
B114. Treasure-producing part of sheep.
 
B114.1. Treasure-producing sheepskin. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B115. Animal with horn of plenty. *Cox Cinderella 473 n. 2. – Greek: Fox 93. – India: *Thompson-Balys. – Africa (Kaffir): Theal 169, (Basuto): Jacottet 240 No. 35.
 
B530. Animals nourish men. D1011.1. Magic horn of animal. D1017. Magic flesh of animal. D1470.2.3. Horn of plenty. D1472. Food and drink from magic object.
 
B115.1. Ear-cornucopia. Animal furnishes treasure or supplies from its ears. – *Cox Cinderella 475 n. 2. – *Fb "tyr" III 908a, "øre" III 1181a. – Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. "oreille", "boeuf", "nourriture".
 
B115.2. Wing-cornucopia. Turkey supplies treasure from its wings. – Southern Ute: Lowie JAFL XXXVII 85 No. 56.
 
B115.3. Animal with tail of plenty. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B119. Treasure-producing parts of animals – miscellaneous.
 
B119.1. Dog (whose skin) turns water to wine (mead). Irish myth: Cross.
 
B119.2. Treasure produced by goat's entrails. German: Grimm No. 130.
 
B119.3. Armadillo with silver plate over its forehead. S. A. Indian (Toba): Métraux MAFLS XL 71.
 

 
B120 – B169. ANIMALS WITH MAGIC WISDOM
 
B120. Wise animals. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B733. Animals are spirit-sighted. D1300. Magic object gives supernatural wisdom. J130. Wisdom (knowledge) acquired from animals. K423.0.1. Stolen animal returns to owner.
 
B120.0.1. Animals have second sight. Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1825.1. Second sight.
 
B121. Beasts with magic wisdom.
 
B121.1. Dog with magic wisdom. – Krappe "The dog king" Scandinavian Studies XVII (1942) 148ff., Icel.: *Boberg; Jewish: Neuman; Irish: Beal. XXI 310.
 
B134. Truth-telling dog. B152. Dog indicates pregnant woman (adulteress). B153. Dog indicates hidden treasure.B187. Magic dog. B421. Helpful dog. B521.3.1. Dogs warn against witch. E761.7.5. Life token: dogs pulling on leash.
 
B121.1.1. Infallible hunting-dog. Greek: Fox 72; Irish myth: Cross.
 
B187.3.2. Dog sight of which renders game helpless. D1653. Infallible article.
 
B121.2. Fox as alchemist. Chinese: Werner 381, Krappe CFQ III (1944) 125f.
 
B121.3. Cat with magic wisdom. Jewish: Neuman.
 
B121.4. Ass (mule) with magic wisdom. Jewish: Neuman.
 
B121.5. Ox with magic wisdom. Jewish: Neuman.
 
B121.6. Lion with magic wisdom. German: Grimm No. 67.
 
B122. Bird with magic wisdom. (Cf. A1904, B130, B211.3.) – Persian: Carnoy 291; India: *Thompson-Balys.
 
B122.0.1. Wise magpie. Calif. Indian: Gayton and Newman 57.
 
B122.0.2. Wise golden peacock. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B102.1. Golden bird.
 
B122.0.3. Wise owl. India: Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 1038.
 
B122.0.4. Prophesying parrot. India: *Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 1038.
 
B122.0.5. Wise eagle (in Yggdrasil). Icel.: MacCulloch Eddic 332.
 
B122.1. Bird as adviser. *BP II 534. – Irish myth: Cross; Greek Grote I 105; Icel.: Gering-Symons Edda-Kommentar II 226; Völsunga saga ch. 19 – 20 (19); English and Germanic: Wimberly Folklore in Ballads 44ff. – India: *Thompson-Balys; Tibet: Schiefner-Ralston Tibetan Tales 129; Japanese: Ikeda; Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 67; Africa: Frobenius Atlantis III 244, IV 56; Am. Negro (Georgia): Harris Remus 107 No. 22, Nights 118 No. 22; S. A. Indian (Chiriguano): Métraux RMLP XXXIII 142.
 
B122.1.1. Birds tell a secret. Chauvin II 107. – Icel.: *Boberg, Ragnars saga ch. 9 (8) p. 134, Völsunga saga ch. 19 – 20 (19).
 
B560. Animals advise men.
 
B122.1.2. Bird reveals druidic secrets. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B122.2. Birds as reporters of sights and sounds. Sit on Odin's shoulder and report what they see and hear. – Icel.: MacCulloch Eddic 65, Krappe Études 29ff.
 
A165.0.1. Ravens as attendants of god. B575. Animal as constant attendant of man. C92.1. Tabu: killing raven (Odin's bird).
 
B122.3. Bird can recite sacred writings. Persian: Carnoy 290.
 
B122.4. Bird announces time for sunrise and sunset. Chinese: Werner 186f.
 
J2272.1. Chanticleer believes that his crowing makes the sun rise.
 
B122.5. Wise mother eagle distinguishes between stupid and intelligent eaglets. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B122.6. Bird summarizes history. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B122.7. Cock helper advises of coming enemy. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B176. Magic serpent.
 
B122.8. Parrot scout sent to enemy camp to ascertain strength. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 980.
 
K2350. Military strategy.
 
B123. Wise reptile.
 
B123.1. Wise serpent. (Cf. B161 – 165, B176.) – *Scott Thumb 173. – Hebrew: Genesis 3:1; Jewish: Neuman; Arabian: Burton III 145, V 305, 328, 390; India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B505. Magic object received from animal.
 
B123.1.1. Serpent's wisdom from eating from tree of knowledge. Jewish: Neuman.
 
A165. Tree of knowledge.
 
B124. Wise fish. (Cf. B175.)
 
B142. Prophetic fish. B211.5. Speaking fish. B243. King of fishes. B470. Helpful fish. D1318.2.1. Laughing fish reveals unjust Judgment.
 
B124.1. Salmon as oldest and wisest of animals. Welsh: MacCulloch Celtic 189; Irish myth: Cross.
 
B124.1.1. Salmon of knowledge. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B126. Amphibian with magic knowledge.
 
B126.1. Frog with magic knowledge. Jewish: Neuman.
 
B130. Truth-telling animals.
 
B120. Wise animals. B150. Oracular animals. B560. Animals attend and advise men. D1316. Magic object reveals truth. H200. Tests of truth. J130. Wisdom (knowledge) acquired from animals.
 
B131. Bird of truth. A bird which reveals the truth. (Cf. B122, B141, B172.) – *Type 707; *BP II 380 (Gr. No. 96); *Köhler-Bolte I 118; *Fb "fugl". – Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. "oiseau"; Jewish: Neuman; Arabian: Burton Arabian Nights SV 245; India: *Thompson-Balys; Japanese: Ikeda. – Africa (Angola): Chatelain 153 No. 16, (Ibo [Nigeria]): Thomas 48, (Fjort): Dennett 92 No. 23, (Gold Coast): Barker and Sinclair 78 No. 12.
 
B211.9. Speaking bird. B450. Helpful bird. H1331.1.1. Quest for bird of truth. J1154.1. Parrot unable to tell husband details as to wife's infidelity. K1591. Seventy tales of a parrot prevent a wife's adultery.
 
B131.0.1. Truth-telling owl. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B131.1. Bird reveals murder. *Type 781; *BP I 275 n. 1; Hdwb. d. deutschen Märchens s.v. "Ibycus". – English: Child II 144, 146 – 155; Irish: Beal XXI 336. – Africa (Ekoi): Talbot 312, (Zulu): Callaway 219, 299, (Thonga): Junod 242, (Basuto): *Jacottet 56 n. 1. – Jamaica: Beckwith MAFLS XVII 266 No. 73. – Japanese: Ikeda. – S. A. Indian (Carib): Métraux RMLP XXXIII 129, 147, (Chiriguano): ibid. 162, Métraux BBAE CXLIII (3) 484, (Yuracare): Métraux RMLP XXXIII 144.
 
B215.1. Bird language. N271.3. The cranes of Ibycus. Q211. Murder punished.
 
B131.1. Crows reveal the killing of mare. Corpus Poeticum Boreale I 359.
 
B131.2. Bird reveals treachery. (Cf. B133.2.) – *Type 707; *BP II 380ff. (Gr. No. 96); Köhler-Bolte I 277; India: Thompson-Balys.
 
K1911.3.1. Substitution of false bride revealed by animal. N270. Crime inevitably comes to light. Q261. Treachery punished.
 
B131.3. Bird betrays woman's infidelity. (Cf. B134.1.) – Campbell Seven Sages xcviii – Greek: Fox 280; English: Child II 260; India: *Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 731.
 
A2237.1. Animal reveals mistress's adultery: punished by master. B335.4. Wife demands magic parrot who has accused her. J551.1. Cocks who crow about mistress's adultery killed. Discreet cock saves his life. Q241. Adultery punished. T230. Faithlessness in marriage.
 
B131.4. Bird reveals dead rider. Calls out in human voice at seeing living woman riding behind dead man. – English: Child V 65.
 
E215. The dead rider (Lenore).
 
B131.5. Peacock's feathers ruffled in presence of poison. (Cf. B143.1.2.) – Penzer I 110 n. 1.
 
B521.1. Animal warns against poison.
 
B131.6. Bird betrays hiding-place of the Virgin. English: Child II 8. – Lithuanian: Balys Legends No. 198f.
 
A2231.7.1. Animal cursed for betraying holy fugitive.
 
B131.7. Birds reveal innocence of suspect. Jewish: Neuman.
 
B131.8. Bird warns to hurry. Chinese: Graham.
 
B132. Truth-ispeaking cow. India: *Thompson-Balys.
 
B133. Truth-speaking horse. Type 531; BP III (Gr. No. 126).
 
B149.1. Prophetic horse. B181. Magic horse. B211.3. Speaking horse. B401. Helpful horse.
 
B133.0.1. Truth-telling ass (mule). Jewish: Neuman.
 
B133.0.1.1. Ass alone knows where hidden wind can be found. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B133.1. Horse warns hero of danger. English: Child No. 43; Icel.: *Boberg; Irish myth: Cross; Lithuanian: Leskien-Brugmann 359ff.; Russian: v. Löwis of Menar Russische Märchen 13, Rambaud La Russie épique 49; Persian: Nöldeke Das iranische Volksepos 58; India: Thompson-Balys; Missouri French: Carrière.
 
B521.3. Animal warns against attack. D1317. Magic object warns of danger.
 
B133.2. Horse reveals treachery. (Cf. B131.2.) – Africa (Mpongwe): Nassau 68 No. 15.
 
N270. Crime inevitably comes to light. Q261. Treachery punished.
 
B133.3. Speaking horse-head. The helpful magic horse (B181) is killed (B330). The head is preserved and placed on the wall. It speaks and reveals the treachery practiced against the heroine. – *Type 533; **W. Ljungman Två Folkminnesundersökningar (Göteborg 1925) 41ff; *BP II 273 (Gr. No. 89) 274 n. 1. – Hindu: Keith 122.
 
D1311.7.1. Oracular artificial head. K1911.3.1. Substitution of false bride revealed by animal.
 
B133.4. Horse refuses to carry one who speaks falsehood. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B159.2. Saint's horse lies down when grain of wheat falls from load. Q263. Lying (perjury) punished.
 
B133.4.1. Horses refuse to remain with owner who has been cursed by clerics. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B134. Truth-telling dog. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B121. Dog with magic wisdom. B152. Dog indicates pregnant woman (adulteress). B153. Dog's barking indicates hidden treasure. B187. Magic dog. B211.7. Speaking dog. B421. Helpful dog. B521.3.1. Dogs warn against witch.B521.3.4. Dog warns of pursuit. E421.1.3. Ghost visible to dogs alone.
 
B134.1. Dog betrays woman's infidelity. (Cf. B131.3.) India: Thompson-Balys. – Zuñi: Handy JAFL XXXI 464 No. 17.
 
A2237.1. Animal reveals mistress's adultery: punished by master. A2422.1. Why dogs do not speak. H411. Magic object points out unchaste woman. J2365. Fool discloses woman's adultery. K1271. Amorous intrigue observed and exposed. Q241. Adultery punished. T481. Adultery.
 
B134.1.1. Truth-telling dog tells of incest. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B134.2. Dog betrays murder. *Fb "hund" I 678b. – Africa (Angola): Chatelain 127 No. 12.
 
B134.3. Dog as animal of warning. *Fb "hund" I 678. – Icel.: Boberg; India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B134.3.1. Dog warns of coming. Chinese: Graham 123, p. 3.
 
B134.4. Dog chooses between opposing tribes. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B134.5. Dog returns from dead to clear master of murder. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B211.7. Speaking dog. E300. Friendly return from the dead.
 
B135. Truth-telling cat. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B136. Truth-telling deer. Jewish: Neuman.
 
B140. Prophetic animals. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B560. Animals attend and advise men. D1311. Magic object used for divination. D1812. Magic power of prophecy. M300. Prophecies. M312.0.2. Prophecy of future greatness given by animals.
 
B141. Prophetic domestic beasts.
 
B141.1. Prophetic goat. Africa (Angola): Chatelain 53 No. 2.
 
B413. Helpful goat.
 
B141.2. Prophetic horse. *Howey Horse in Magic and Myth 156ff.; *Malten Jahrb. d. Kaiserl. deutschen archäologischen Inst. XXIX (1914) 179ff.; Irish myth: Cross; Greek: Iliad Book XIX line 407.
 
B133. Truth-speaking horse. B181. Magic horse. B211.3. Speaking horse. B250. Religious animals. B301.4.1.1. Faithful horse weeps for coming death of saint. B401. Helpful horse. B736.2. Horse sheds tears of blood. E421.1.2. Ghosts visible to horses alone.
 
B141.2.1. Horse weeps for master's (saint's) approaching death. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B301.4.2. Faithful horse weeps tears of blood for master. D1812.0.1. Foreknowledge of hour of death.
 
B141.3. Ass's behavior predicts the weather. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
 
B141.4. Dog with magic sight. Fb "hund" IV 227a.
 
B187. Magic dog.
 
B141.4.1. Dog (transformed man) prophesies coming of enemy. Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1812.5.0.9. Divination from howling of dog.
 
B141.5. Prophetic cow. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B142. Prophetic wild beasts.
 
B142.1. Prophetic fox. Chinese: Werner 370.
 
B126. Fox as alchemist. B147.1.2.1. Fox as beast of ill-omen. B441. Helpful fox.
 
B142.2. Prophetic jackal.
 
B142.2.1. Jackal gives warning. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B142.3. Prophetic hart. Alphabet of Tales No. 416.
 
B142.4. Prophetic lion. German: Grimm No. 67.
 
B143. Prophetic bird. (Cf. B172.) – *Types 516, 517; BP I 322f., 323 n. 1; Rosen FFC LXXVII 116; Hdwb. d. Abergl. s.v. "Angang" I 428; India: *Thompson-Balys. – Jamaica: *Beckwith MAFLS XVII 266 No. 73.
 
M353. Prediction of bird that girl will have dead husband.
 
B143.0.1. Swan as prophetic bird. Fb. "Svane" III 663; Handwb. d. Abergl. VII 1403. – Icel.: MacCulloch Eddic 262.
 
B143.0.2. Magpie as prophetic bird. Fb. "Skade" III 219; Handwb. d. Abergl. IIl 796 "Elster".
 
B143.0.3. Owl as prophetic bird. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B143.0.4. Raven as prophetic bird. Jewish: Neuman; Icel.: Boberg.
 
B143.0.5. Hen as prophetic bird. Jewish: Neuman.
 
B143.0.6. Dove as prophetic bird. Jewish: Neuman.
 
B143.0.7. Eagle as prophetic bird. Jewish: Neuman.
 
B143.0.8. Crow as prophetic bird.
 
B143.0.8.1. Crows announce coming of hero to otherworld. Irish myth: Cross.
 
F0. Otherworld Journeys. M394. Hero's coming prophesied.
 
B143.1. Bird gives warning. (Cf. B131.5.) – English: Child I 31ff., 37, II 206 n., 496f., III 10, IV 441, V 284; India: Thompson-Balys; Japanese: Ikeda; Jamaica: *Beckwith MAFLS XVII 266 No. 73. – Africa (Benga): Nassau 142, No. 16.
 
B521.3. Animal warns against attack. D1317. Magic object warns of danger. D1612. Tell-tale magic objects.
 
B143.1.1. Warning crow. India: *Thompson-Balys.
 
B143.1.2. Warning peacock. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B143.1.3. Warning parrot. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B143.1.4. Falcon saves master from drinking poisoned water. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B143.1.5. Golden cock warns against attack. Icel.: *Boberg.
 
B102.1. Golden bird. B521.3. Animals warn against attack.
 
B143.1.6. Captured goose warns tortoise: released in gratitude. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B143.2. Bird describes doomsday. Irish myth: Cross.
 
A1002. Doomsday. B122. Bird with magic wisdom.
 
B144. Prophetic fish. (Cf. B175.)
 
B470. Helpful fish. D1318.2.1. Laughing fish reveals unjust Judgment.
 
B144.1. King of fishes prophesies hero's birth. *Type 303; BP I 528 (Gr. Nos. 60, 85). – Africa (Angola): Chatelain 66 No. 3.
 
B311. Congenital helpful animal.
 
B145. Prophetic reptile.
 
B145.1. Prophetic tortoise. Chinese: Ferguson 100.
 
B145.2. Prophetic snake. Greek: Iliad Book II, lines 308 – 319.
 
B145.3. Prophetic worm. S. A. Indian (Toba): Métraux MAFLS XL 68.
 
B147. Animals furnish omens. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
A2536. Animals are of good omen. B521. Animal warns of fatal danger. D1812.5.1.12. Howling of dogs as bad omen. N131. Acts performed for changing luck.
 
B147.1. Beasts furnish omens.
 
B147.1.1. Beasts of good omen.
 
B147.1.2. Beasts of ill-omen.
 
B147.1.2.1. Fox as beast of ill-omen. Chinese: Werner 370; Icel.: Boberg.
 
B147.1.2.2. Cat as beast of ill-omen. Fb "kat". – Irish myth: Cross.
 
B16.1. Monster cat devastates country. B871.1.6. Giant cat.
 
B147.1.2.3. Mouse as beast of ill-omen. *Fb "mus" II 631a.
 
B147.1.2.4. Jackal as beast of ill-omen. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B147.2. Birds furnish omens. *Frazer Fasti II 203, III 378ff.; Irish myth: Cross.
 
B147.2.1. Bird of good omen.
 
B147.2.1.1. Raven as bird of good omen. Irish myth: Cross; Icel.: Boberg.
 
B147.2.1.2. Eagle as omen of victory. Icel.: *Boberg.
 
B147.2.2. Bird of ill-omen. (Cf. B172.) – *Hdwb. d. Abergl. s.v. "Angang" I 428; German: Grimm No. 105.
 
B147.2.2.1. Crow as bird of ill-omen. *Fb "krage". – Icel.: Boberg; Hindu: Tawney I 284, 465 n.; Irish myth: Cross; Spanish Exempla: Keller.
 
B147.2.2.2. Gull as bird of ill-omen. *Fb "måge".
 
B147.2.2.3. Raven as bird of ill-omen. *Krappe Etudes 31ff.; Fb "ravn" III 22a; Irish myth: Cross; Icel.: Boberg.
 
B291.2. Raven as devil's messenger. D1812.5.1.27. Croaking of raven as bad omen.
 
B147.2.2.4. Otol as bird of ill-omen. Hdwb. d. Abergl. II 1073 s.v. "Eule". – Alphabet of Tales Nos. 87, 88. – India: Thompson-Balys; Icel.: Boberg.
 
E761.7.6. Life token: bird sent each day to tell of hero's condition: when owl comes it will be to announce death.
 
B147.2.2.5. Eagle as bird of ill-omen. Irish myth: Cross; Icel.: Boberg.
 
A1904. The oldest bird.
 
B147.2.2.6. Vulture as bird of ill-omen. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B147.2.2.7. Peacock as bird of ill-omen. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B147.3. Other animals furnish omens.
 
B147.3.0.1. Divination by fall of house-lizard. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B147.3.1. Other animals furnish good omens.
 
B147.3.1.1. Crickets as good omens. Hdwb. d. Abergl. III 1167.
 
B147.3.1.2. Bees (ants) leave honey on lips of infant to show future greatness. Spanish Exempla: Keller.
 
M312. Prophecy of future greatness for poor youth.
 
B147.3.2. Other animals furnish bad omens.
 
B147.3.2.1. Crickets as bad omens. Hdwb. d. Abergl. III 1166.
 
B150. Oracular animals. *Hopf (L.) Tierorakel und Orakeltiere in alter und neuer Zeit (Stuttgart, 1888). – Krappe JAFL LV 228ff.; India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1311. Magic object used for divination. H171. Animal or object indicates election of ruler. H173. Disguised man recognized by dog. M300. Prophecies. N774. Adventures from pursuing enchanted animal (hind, boar, bird).
 
B151. Animal determines road to be taken. Jewish: Neuman.
 
B151.1. Beast determines road to be taken.
 
B151.1.1. Horses determine road to be taken. They are left to pick out the road themselves and to stop at the destination. – *DeCock Studien en Essays 200ff.; Wesselski Theorie 30. – Chinese: Graham.
 
B401. Helpful horse. B563. Animals direct man on Journey. D1313. Magic object points out road. J1179.2. The hog belongs to whichever place he goes of his own accord. N774. Adventures from pursuing enchanted animal (hind, boar, bird).
 
B151.1.1.0.1. Horses travel between clerics without guidance. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B250. Religious animals.
 
B151.1.1.0.2. Horse stops where murder has occurred. Finnish: Aarne FFC XXXIII 39 No. 4**.
 
B151.1.1.0.3. Horse allowed to go as it pleases, finds unknown person. Chinese: Graham.
 
B151.1.1.1. Mare with foal left behind finds road home. The foal is left so that the force of nature in the mare will discover the unknown road home. – Hdwb. d. deutschen Märchens s.v. "Ariadnefaden" n. 15.
 
B151.1.1.2. Ass determines road to be taken. Jewish: Neuman.
 
B151.1.1.2.1. Ass carries usurer's body to the gallows instead of to the church. He has been denied burial in the church. – Alphabet of Tales No. 705.
 
N277. Oxen bear dead usurer to gallows to be buried. They are allowed to go where they will.
 
B151.1.1.2.2. Baalam's ass. Advises master that angel is barring the way. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
 
B151.1.2. Bull determines road to be taken. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B151.1.2.1. Cow determines road to be taken. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B151.1.3. Fox determines road to be taken. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B151.1.4. Elephant determines road to be taken. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 603.
 
B151.1.5. Camel determines road to be taken. Jewish: Neuman.
 
B151.1.6. Dog indicates road to be taken. Icel.: Boberg; Wesselski Theorie 30.
 
B563. Animals direct man on Journey.
 
B151.2. Bird determines road to be taken.
 
B151.2.0.1. Bird shows way by dropping feathers every seven steps. – Hdwb. d. deutschen Märchens s.v. "Ariadnefaden" n. 14.
 
R135. Abandoned children find way back by clue (bread-crumb, grain, pebble, etc.).
 
B151.2.0.2. Birds show way to otherworld. Irish myth: Cross.
 
F159.1. Otherworld reached by hunting animal. N774. Adventures from pursuing enchanted animal.
 
B151.2.0.3. Bird shows way by singing. South Africa: Bourhill and Drake Fairy Tales from South Africa 237ff. No. 20.
 
B152. Animal selects unknown person.
 
H171.2. Bird indicates election of Pope.
 
B152.1. Dog indicates pregnant woman, adulteress, etc. (Cf. B121.1, B134, B153.) – English: Child I 270 n.
 
B152.2. Fly indicates successful suitor. Girl to marry man on whom specially marked fly lights. – India: *Thompson-Balys.
 
H310. Suitor tests. T54. Choosing a bride by horoscope.
 
B152.3. Hawk lighting on man points out criminal. Korean: Zong-in-Sob 123 No. 59.
 
B153. Dog indicates hidden treasure. *Norlind Skattsägner 47 n. 1. – India: Thompson-Balys; Japanese: Mitford 180.
 
B103.4.3. Dog vomits gold and sliver. B121. Dog with magic wisdom. B134. Truth-telling dog. B187. Magic dog. B421. Helpful dog. D1314. Magic obiect indicates desired place. D1816. Magic discovery of desired place. N530. Discovery of treasure.
 
B153.1. Dog indicates other hidden objects. Icel.: Boberg.
 
B154. Animal as soothsayer.
 
B140. Prophetic animals. B191. Animal as magician. D1712. Soothsayer.
 
B154.1. Ox as soothsayer. All judgments referred to it. (Cf. B182.2.) – Persian: Carnoy 335.
 
B154.2. Ant as soothsayer. Ila of Rhodesia: Smith and Dale 396.
 
B154.3. Fish-eagle as soothsayer. Ila of Rhodesia: Smith and Dale 354.
 
B155. Location determined by halting of an animal. – Irish myth: Cross. (Cf. B153.)
 
B256. Animal as servant of saint. B563.4. Animals lead cleric to holy place. D1314. Magic object indicates desired place. D1816. Magic discovery of desired places. V111.3.1. Birds indicate the site where a church is to be built.
 
B155.1. Building site determined by halting of animal. Where the animal stops the building is erected. – Fb "kvie" II 338a, "kirke" IV 258a; Sébillot France IV 114, 127; Günter Christliche Legende des Abendlandes 81; Dickson Valentine and Orson 54 n. 66; *Pease Classical Philology XII (1917) 8ff.; Norden on Vergil Aeneid VI, lines 136ff.; Stemplinger Neue Jahrb. XLVII (1920) 41. – Finnish-Swedish: Wessman 70 no. 598; Finnish: Holmberg Finno-Ugric 125, 145, Aarne FFC XXXIII 46 No. 82; Estonian: Aarne FFC XXV 133 No. 82; Danish: Kristensen Danske Sagn III (1895) 167ff., (1931) 117ff.; Irish myth: Cross; Eng., Wales: Baughman.
 
B563.4. Animal leads cleric to holy place. V111.3.1. Birds indicate the site where a church is to be built.
 
B155.1.0.1. Building site determined by other action of animal. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B155.2. City founded on spot where cow lies down. Greek: Frazer Apollodorus I 315 n. 1, II 38 n. 1; India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B155.2.1. Village founded on spot when cock crows, dog barks, and mithian bellows. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B155.2.2. Location of settlement at place a cow stops and where milk flows by itself. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B155.2.3. Birds indicate the place where a town (castle) is to be built. Krappe Revue de l' histoire des Religions CXIV (1936) 236 – 246.
 
V111.3.1. Birds indicate site where a church is to be built.
 
B155.2.4. Pursued animal indicates where city is to be built. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B155.3. Animal determines burial place of saint. Günter Christliche Legende des Abendlandes 55; Sloet De Dieren in het Germanische Volksgeloof in Volksgebruik 153f.; Irish myth: Cross; Jewish: Neuman.
 
B155.4. Neighing of horse indicates important spot. Korean: Zong in-Sob IV No. 2.
 
B157. Animal leads searchers.
 
B157.1. Whistling of bird leads searcher. Calif. Indian: Gayton and Newman 68.
 
B159. Miscellaneous oracular animals.
 
B159.1. Birds drop quill when man requires pen. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B159.2. Horse lies down when grain of wheat falls from load. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B159.3. Cleric goes with saint whom his cow follows. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B159.4. Vulture's chicks will not eat dead hero's leg, since they know he has been treacherously murdered. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B160. Wisdom-giving animals. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
A1591.1. Burial learned from watching raven bury its dead. D1300. Magic object gives supernatural wisdom. D1319. Magic object gives supernatural information. D1811. Magic wisdom. Q552.4. Ear of stolen animal protrudes from thief's mouth.
 
B161. Wisdom from serpent. *Cox 496 n. 32; Fb "hugormekonge" IV 225a; *Scott Thumb 173. – Irish myth: Cross. – Armenian: Ananikian 74; India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B123. Wise serpent. B165.1. Animal languages learned from serpent. B217.1.1. Animal languages learned from eating serpent. B491. Helpful serpent. D1032. Magic meat.
 
B161.1. Power of soothsaying from serpents' licking ears. (Cf. B165.1.1., B176.) Frazer Apollodorus II 48 n. 2.
 
B161.2. Fortune learned from serpent. Fb "orm" II 759b.
 
B161.3. Wisdom from eating serpent. (Cf. B176.) – *Scott Thumb 173; Fb "hugormekonge"; Chauvin V 255ff. No. 152. – Scotch: Campbell II 377. – Cf. Dieguefio: Du Bois AA n.s. VII 628.
 
D1793. Magic results from eating or drinking. D1811.1. Magic wisdom from eating or drinking.
 
B161.4. Power of seeing whether the dead go to heaven or hell is gained from serpent. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
E750. Perils of the soul.
 
B162. Wisdom from fish. (Cf. B175.)
 
B124.2. Salmon of knowledge.
 
B162.1. Supernatural knowledge from eating magic fish. (Cf. B175.) – *Nutt FLR IV 1ff. – Irish myth: Cross; Icel.: *Boberg; Japanese: Ikeda.
 
D1811.1.1. Thumb of knowledge. M315. Prophecy: man will eat magic salmon and gain knowledge.
 
B163. Wisdom from other animal.
 
B163.1. Wisdom from fox. Jewish: Neuman.
 
B163.1.1. Wisdom from eating fox's heart. Jewish: Neuman.
 
B165. Animal languages learned from animal.
 
B216. Knowledge of animal languages. B217.1. Animal languages learned from eating animal.
 
B165.1. Animal languages learned from serpent (not eaten). (Cf. B176.) – *Type 670; Aarne FFC XV 28ff. – Greek: *Frazer Apollodorus I 86 n. 2; India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B165.1.1. Animal languages learned by having ears licked by serpent. (Cf. B161.1.) – *Penzer VII 3 n. 2; *BP I 133.
 
B165.1.2. Animal languages from stolen serpent's crown. (Cf. B176.) – *Type 672A; cf. BP II 464.
 
B165.1.3. Cobra writes letters on prince's tongue: "Having heard all kinds of creatures talk, you will understand them." – India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B165.2. Animal languages learned from frog. *Type 670B*; Jewish: Neuman.
 

 
B170 – B189. OTHER MAGIC ANIMALS
 
B170. Magic birds, fish, reptiles, etc.
 
R262. Magic eel pursues man over land.
 
B171. Magic chicken (hen, cock). India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B171.1. Demi-coq. A cock is cut in two and is made magic. Carries robbers, foxes, and stream of water under wings. – *Type 715; *BP I 258. – Missouri French: Carrière.
 
D915.2. River contained under cock's wings. D1010. Magic bodily members – animal. K481. Demi-coq by means of his magic animals and magic water collects money.
 
B171.1.0.1. Magic cock carries great loads in his ear (load of grain, fox, tiger, bees, wasps, etc., also fire and water). – India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B171.1.1. Demi-coq crows in king's body, when the king eats him. – Type 715. India: *Thompson-Balys.
 
D1619.2. Magic object speaks from inside person's body. F915. Victim speaks from swallower's body.
 
B171.2. Magic fighting cock. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B172. Magic bird. Irish myth: Cross; Jewish: Neuman; Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 203. (Cf. B101 – B103 passim,B113, B115.2, B122, B131, B141, B143, B147.2, B151.2, B155.2.3, B157.1, B159.1, B159.4, B171.)
 
B297.1.1. Bird plays timpan. B594.1. Bird rejuvenates person. F262.3.2. Fairy minstrel's birds sing accompaniment H1331.1. Quest for marvelous bird.
 
B172.1. Magic bird petrifies those who approach. Chauvin VI 8 No. 273 n. 1.
 
B172.2. Magic bird's song. Brings joy and oblivion for many years. Wakes the dead. – *Pauli (ed. Bolte) No. 562; Hartland Science 188f., *Krappe Bull. Hispanique XXXIX 29. – Irish myth: Cross, Plummer clxxxvi; Welsh: MacCulloch Celtic 104.
 
D2011.1. Years seem moments while man listens to song of bird. E55.1. Resuscitation by song.
 
B172.2.1. Magic bird's song brings sleep. Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1364.24. Music causes magic sleep.
 
B172.2. Magic bird's song dispels grief. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B292.5. Bird sings to console man (saint). D1359.3.1. Magic music causes joy.
 
B172.3. Magic bird collects seeds. Sees that they are properly placed. Also carries off people's enemies. – Persian: Carnoy 289.
 
B172.4. Bird with magic bones and feathers. Persian: Carnoy 290.
 
D1013. Magic bone of animal. D1021. Magic feather.
 
B172.5. Magic falcon gets water of life for hero. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
 
E80. Water of life.
 
B172.6. Magic birds lure hunters to certain places. Irish myth: Cross.
 
D659.10. Transformation to lure hunters to certain place. F159.1. Other-world reached by hunting animal. F241.0.1. Fairy animal hunted. N774. Adventures from pursuing enchanted animal.
 
B172.7. Magic birds chained in couples. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B845.2. Animals chained in couples.
 
B172.8. Magic osprey (transformed man) produces lightning. Irish myth: Cross.
 
D2140. Magic control of the elements.
 
B172.9. Magic birds cause hosts to sleep by shaking wings. Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1364. Object causes magic sleep. D1960. Magic sleep.
 
B172.10. Black birds.
 
A485.1. Goddess of war. B31.6.1. Giant blackbird. B147.2.2.1. Crow as bird of ill-omen. B147.2.2.3. Raven as bird of ill-omen. D1293.4. Black as magic color. D1385.12.1. Saint's bell rung against blackbirds. F401.3.7.1. Demon in form of crow. F402.1.5.1. Demons seek to carry off king's soul. G303.3.3.3.3. Devil in form of blackbird.
 
B172.10.1. Innumerable birds (black birds) fly into and out of tower (steeple) of fire. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B172.11. Bird steals island. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B175. Magic fish. (Cf. B107.1, B124, B144.) Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 82; Irish myth: Cross.
 
B243. King of fishes. B470. Helpful fish. D1318.2.1. Laughing fish reveals unjust judgment. D1613.1. Magic fish talk so that ogre thinks hero has many brothers with him. F989.18. Stranded fish do not decay for a year.
 
B175.1. Magic salmon carries hero over water. Welsh: MacCulloch Celtic 189; Irish myth: Cross; Japanese: Ikeda.
 
B142.2. Salmon of knowledge. B214.1. Salmon as oldest and wisest of animals. B541.1. Escape from sea on fish's back. B551. Fish carries man across water. F911.3.2. Winged serpent as boat: passengers within. R245. Whale-boat.
 
B175.2. Magic tunny (grateful); carries out hero's wish. Later he saves him from drowning and restores his sanity. – Italian Novella: Rotunda.
 
B540. Animal rescuer.
 
B176. Magic reptile.
 
B176.1. Magic serpent. (Cf. B108, B112, B123, B161 – 165.) – Type 516; BP I 42f. (Gr. No. 6); *Liljeblad Tobiasgeschichte 184f.; Norlind Skattsägner 41ff.; Irish myth: Cross; India: Thompson-Balys.
 
T172.2. Bridal chamber invaded by magic dragon (serpent).
 
B176.1.1. Serpent as deceiver in paradise. Hebrew: Genesis 3:1; Jewish: Neuman; Irish myth: Cross; Spanish Exempla: Keller. – Indo-Chinese: Scott Indo-Chinese 269.
 
A1331. Paradise lost.
 
B176.1.2. Magic snake can compress himself to minute size and expand to giant size. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B177. Magic amphibia.
 
B177.1. Magic toad.
 
V34.2. Princess sick because toad has swallowed her consecrated wafer.
 
B177.1.1. Magic toad under king's bed causes sickness. French Canadian: Barbeau JAFL XXIX. Cf.Christiansen FFC XXIV 83.
 
B177.2. Magic frog. Hdwb. d. Abergl. III 124 s.v. "Frosch"; Jewish: Neuman.
 
B177.3. Magic sea-turtle sucks men to the bottom. Irish myth: Cross.
 
F910. Extraordinary swallowings.
 
B178. Magic crustacean.
 
B178.1. Magic crab. Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 222.
 
B180. Magic quadrupeds.
 
B181. Magic quadrupeds – felidae.
 
B181.1. Magic cat. (Cf. B211.8, B422.) – BP 146f.; Norlind Skattsägner 47 n. 1; Irish myth: Cross. See also references to B422.
 
B292.6. Black cat as servant of giant. B871.1.6. Giant cat. G225.3. Cat as servant of witch. G241.1.4. Witch rides on cat. G252. Witch in form of cat has hand cut off. Recognized next morning by missing hand. H1417. Tear test: night watch with magic cats. R13.12. Cat abducts person.
 
B181.1.1. Cat with remarkable powers of sight. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B181.3. Magic tiger. Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 160.
 
B182. Magic quadrupeds – canidae.
 
B182.1. Magic dog. Irish myth: Cross; India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1380.16. Magic dog protects. D1566.1.6. Magic dog's breath burns dead bodies. H1331.6. Quest for marvelous dog.
 
B182.1.0.1. Toy (lap) dogs. Irish myth: Cross.
 
A1831.2. First lap-dog in Ireland.
 
B182.1.0.1.1. Magic lap-dog. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B182.1.0.2. Magic dog transformed person. Irish myth: Cross.
 
D17.1.2.3. Transformed man as hostile dog. D141. Transformation: man to dog. T257.2.3. Jealous wife transforms rival to hound.
 
B182.1.0.3. Magic dog transformed supernatural being. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B182.1.1. Magic dog vomits any liquor required of him. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B109.1.1. Dog vomits gold and silver.
 
B182.1.2. Magic hostile bitches issue from elf-mound. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B17. Hostile animals. F241.6. Fairy dogs. F360. Malevolent or destructive fairies.
 
B182.1.3. Dog sight of which renders game helpless. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B182.1.3.1. Magic whelp kills hound by springing down its throat. Irish myth: Cross.
 
F916.2. Whelp leaps through body of hound.
 
B182.1.4. Dog that is hound by night and sheep by day. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B182.1.5. Dog that is hound by day and flame of fire by night. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B182.1.6. Magic dog fragrant. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B182.1.7. Magic bitches (in human form) enchanted by fairy music. Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1275.1. Magic music. F252.3.1. Fairy as helper.
 
B182.1.8. Magic brazen dog. Jewish: Neuman.
 
B182.2. Magic bear. Lithuanian: Balys Index Nos. *163, *482; Russian: Andrejev No. *160 I, 480*C.
 
B447. Helpful bear. D113.2. Transformation: man to bear. E235.4. Return from dead to punish theft of part of corpse. G211.6. Witch in form of bear.
 
B183. Magic quadrupeds – rodentia.
 
B183.1. Magic mouse. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B183.1.1. Magic mouse to be flayed. Mouse orders hero to flay him and to use skin for magic purposes. Later the skin is returned to the mouse. – Africa (Zulu): Calaway 97.
 
D1025.3. Magic mouse skin. D1532.1. Magic mouse-skin bears person aloft.
 
B183.1.2. Magic mouse causes disease. Irish myth: Cross.
 
D2064. Magic sickness.
 
B184. Magic quadrupeds – ungulata.
 
B184.1. Magic horse. – Types 314, 502, 550; BP II 274, *III 111, 113 n. 4; *Fb "føl", "hest" IV 211b; Penzer VI 72 n. 1; Meyer Germanische Mythologie (1891) 105; *Jones PMLA XXIII 569; Norlind Skattsägner 46 n. 4. – Irish myth: Cross; Lithuanian: Balys Index Nos. *530A, *530B, *531, *533A, *651; French Canadian: Barbeau JAFL XXIX 15; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. "cheval"; Missouri French: Carrière; Arabian: Burton V 1ff.; India: *Thompson-Balys; Cape Verde Is.: Parsons MAFLS XV (1) 277 No. 91, 281 No. 92. Africa (Mpongwe): Nassau 68 No. 15; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 624.
 
B211.3. Speaking horse. B316. Abused and pampered horses. B401. Helpful horse. C762.3. Tabu: whipping magic horse more than once on Journey. C942.2. Magic horse becomes powerless because of broken tabu. D491.1.2. Magic folding mule. D1654.2. Horse magically becomes immovable. D1734. Magic power by crawling through ear of magic horse. D1846.3. Magic horse renders rider invulnerable. H1154.8. Task: capturing magic horse. H1331.4. Quest for marvelous horse. K985. Magic horse lent by fairy in disguise brings about death of mortal.
 
B184.1.1. Horse (mule) with magic speed. *Chauvin V 259 No. 154 n. 1; *Fb "hest" I 598v. – Greek: Fox 119; Irish myth: Cross; Icel.: Boberg; India: Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Werner 294.
 
D2122. Journey with magic speed.
 
B184.1.1.1. Horse so fast fly cannot light on him. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B184.1.1.2. Horse as swift as a bird. Icel.: Boberg.
 
B184.1.1.3. Swiftest horse on earth. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B184.1.2. Magic horse goes underground. Fb "øg" III 1161b.
 
D1533.2. Vehicle travels above and below ground. D2131. Magic underground journey.
 
B184.1.3. Magic horse from water world. *Chauvin VII 7; Icel.: Boberg Irish myth: Cross. – Armenian: Chalatiank Zs. f. Vksk. XIX 152; Japanese: Ikeda.
 
B72. Sea horse. B401.1. Helpful water horse. C918. Mare from water world disappear when she is scolded. F133.1. Marine counterpart of land.
 
B184.1.4. Magtc horse travels on sea or land. Fb "hest" I 598b; Malten (J.) Jahrbuch des kl. deutschen arch. Inst. XXIX 189; Type 516; Rösch FFC LXXVII 108; Irish myth: Cross; Greek: Iliad Book 20 line 273.
 
A171.0.1. God drives chariot over waves. D1524.1. Magic object permits man to walk on water. D1533. Magic amphibian vehicle. D2125. Magic power to walk on water. F159.2. Journey to otherworld on horseback. F213.3. Sea-riding horse carries mortal to fairyland. F721.1. Underground passages. Journey made through natural subways.
 
B184.1.5. Breath of magic horse blows off or sucks in those he pursues. Welsh: MacCulloch Celtic 190; Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1005. Magic breath.
 
B184.1.6. Flight on magic horse. *Type 314; BP III 94ff. (Gr. No. 136). Irish myth: Cross; India: Thompson-Balys; Japanese: Ikeda; Missouri French: Carrière.
 
B41.2. Flying horse.
 
B184.1.6.1. Flight on invisible horse. Cox Cinderella 476 n. 6.
 
D1980. Magic invisibility.
 
B184.1.7. Magic horse avenges hero's death. Irish myth: Cross; Japanese: Ikeda.
 
B301. Faithful animal. B401. Helpful horse.
 
B184.1.8. Immortal horse. Greek: Grote I 173.
 
B184.1.9. Magic horse mysteriously recognized by everyone. Scottish: Campbell-McKay No. 1 (and n. 3).
 
B184.1.10. Magic horse makes prodigious jump. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
F1071. Prodigious Jump.
 
B184.1.11. Magic invulnerable horse. Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1840.2. Magic invulnerability of animals. D1846.3. Magic horse renders rider invulnerable.
 
B184.1.12. Magic horse goes through fire. Icel.: Boberg.
 
B184.2. Magic cow (ox, bull). Krappe Balor 1; Irish myth: Cross; Icel.: Boberg; India: *Thompson-Balys.
 
D491.1.1. Herd of cattle put into magic cup. D1652.3. Cow with inexhaustible milk. H1331.3. Quest for marvelous cattle. K476.8. Cheating by substitution of a common cow instead of a magic one.
 
B184.2.0.1. Magic white cow. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B259.11.1. Brilliantly white cow comes to be' milked for infant saint. B731.4.1. Cow with white ears. D1515.3. Bath in milk of white hornless cow as antidote for poison. E33.1. Cooked part of white cow is brown after resuscitation. H1331.3.1. Quest for bald white-headed cow. Q153.1. Cow is white-headed during reign of good king.
 
B184.2.0.1.1. Magic white cows with red ears. Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1500.1.38. Flesh of white cow with red ears is only cure for mysterious illness. F241.2.1.2. Fairies' cows have red ears.
 
B184.2.1. Magic cow.
 
B184.2.1.1. Magic cow gives extraordinary milk.
 
B184.2.1.1.1. Magic cow gives red milk. Swiss: Jegerlehner Oberwallis 305 No. 2.
 
B411. Helpful cow. D1018. Magic milk of animal. D1036. Magic dairy products. D1043. Milk as magic drink.
 
B184.2.1.1.2. Magic cow gives impossible quantity of milk. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B184.2.1.2. Magic soldier-producing cow. Hindu: Keith 145f.
 
D1475. Magic object furnishes soldiers.
 
B184.2.1.3. Cow grants all desires. Penzer II 45 n. 2; India: Thompson-Balys (B109.4).
 
B184.2.2. Magic ox. (Cf. B154.) – Types 510, 511; cf. Wesselski Märchen before Grimm, introd. – French Canadian: Barbeau JAF XXXIX 16. – Icel.: Boberg; Jewish: *Neuman. – Africa (Kaffir): Theal 169, (Basuto): Jacottet 240 No. 35. – Cf. also the giant blue ox of Paul Bunyan (B871.1.1).
 
B184.2.2.1. Magic ox from unusual sexual union of animals. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B754.0.1. Unusual sexual union of animals.
 
B184.2.2.2. Magic cow (ox, bull) from water world. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B72. Sea cows. F133.1. Marine counterpart to land. F241.2. Fairies' Cows.
 
B184.2.3. Magic bull. Arabian: Burton VIII 120 n., 121, XVII 366f.; Jewish: Neuman.
 
A132.9. Bull-god. A137.7. The bull with three cranes. B19.1. Brazen-footed, fire-breathing bull. B43. Winged bull.B871.1.2. Giant bull.
 
B184.2.3.1. Magic bull to be flayed. The bull orders the hero (heroine) to flay him and to use his skin for magic purposes. (Cf. B192, B335, B411.1.) – Cox Cinderella 365 (Swedish). – Wyandot: Thompson CColl II 412.
 
D1025. Magic skin of animal.
 
B184.2.3.2. Magic bull can be milked. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B184.2.3.3. Indra sends down buffalo whose milk is offered to the saints. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B184.2.4. Magic ox. Jewish: Neuman.
 
B184.2.5. Magic calf. Jewish Neuman.
 
B184.3. Magic swine.
 
B16.4. Giant devastating boar. B16.4.3. Magic swine blight corn and milk. B16.4.4. Magic swine make land sterile.B192.1. Magic pig burned to prevent resuscitation. D1281.1. Magic dead pig. D1359.3.2. Happiness from eating magic pig. D1449.3. Swine summoned out of magic harp. D1500.2.5. Eating magic pig prevents disease. D1652.1.9. Inexhaustible pig. E155.5. Slain pigs revive nightly. F989.8. Swine kick trees to cause fruit to fall. H1331.2. Quest for marvelous boar (pig). K525.4. Animal jumps out of skin so that only skin is caught. Q482.2. Magic swine cause robbers to be drowned.
 
B184.3.0.1. Magic swine issue from elf-mound. Irish myth: Cross.
 
F234.1.3. Fairy in form of wild boar. F241.3.1. Fairy swine.
 
B184.3.0.2. Magic swine disappear underground. Irish myth: Cross.
 
F241.0.1. Fairy animal hunted.
 
B184.3.0.3. Magic red swine. Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1293.1. Red as magic color.
 
B184.3.0.4. Magic swine transformed person. Irish myth: Cross.
 
D136. Transformation: man to swine.
 
B184.3.0.5. Herd of magic swine that cannot be counted twice with the same result. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B184.3.1. Magic boar. Meyer Germanische Mythologie (1891) 102; Irish myth: Cross; Icel.: Boberg.
 
B184.3.1.1. Magic boar drowns houndpack. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B184.3.2. Magic pig.
 
B184.3.2.1. Magic invisible pig. Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1980. Magic invisibility.
 
B184.3.2.2. Magic pig turns water into wine for nine days. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B119.1. Dog (whose skin) turns water to wine. D477.1. Transformation: water becomes wine.
 
B184.3.2.3. Skin of magic pig heals wounds. Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1503.2. Magic pigskin heals wounds.
 
B184.4. Magic deer. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B184.5. Magic goat.
 
B184.5.1. Magic fighting goat. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B184.6. Magic sheep. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B16.19. Destructive sheep. B19.4.3. Sheep with fiery collar. D1652.14. Sheep with inexhaustible wool.
 
B184.6.1. Wethers leap from well; payment for saint's baptism. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B190. Magic animals: miscellaneous motifs.
 
B250. Religious animals. B500. Magic power from animals. B771.1. Animal tamed by holiness of saint. D684.0.1. Transformation by magic animal. D1611.13. Magic louse answers for fugitive. D1840.2. Magic invulnerability of animals. D1841.3.1. Magic animal proof against burning. D1841.6.1. Magic animal proof against drowning. F167.1. Animals in otherworld. F241. Fairies' animals. F980. Extraordinary occurrences concerning animals. H1251. Quest to other world for samples, of magic animals' food.
 
B191. Animal as magician. (Cf. B154.) – India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B120. Wise animals. D684.0.1. Transformation by magic animal. D1711. Magician.
 
B191.1. Weasel as conjurer. Swiss: Jegerlehner Oberwallis 321 No. 74.
 
B191.2. Ox-demon as magician. Chinese: Werner 361.
 
B191.3. Tiger as magician. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1711. Magician.
 
B191.4. Rat gives magic medicine. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B191.5. Hedgehog builds castle. Icel.: Boberg.
 
B191.6. Bird as magician. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B191.7. Serpent as magician. Jewish: Neuman.
 
B192. Magic animal killed. Irish myth: Cross; N. A. Indian (Seneca): Curtin-Hewitt RBAE XXXII 161 No. 27.
 
B17.1.2.2. Hostile hound killed by reaching through hollow log in its Jaws and tearing heart out. B182.3.1. Magic bull to be flayed. B187.3.3. Magic whelp kills hound by Jumping down its throat. B330. Death of helpful animal. F981. Extraordinary death of animal.
 
B192.0.1. Magic birds die when owner is killed. Irish myth: Cross.
 
E765.2. Life bound up with that of animal.
 
B192.1. Magic pig burned to prevent resuscitation. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B183. Magic boar. E0. Resuscitation. E32. Resuscitated eaten animal.
 
B192.2. Rain-withholding deer killed: rain released. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
A1111. Impounded water.
 
B192.3. Treasure-producing bird killed to please a paramour. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
B104. Treasure-producing animal.
 
B193. Otter carries flaming wood in mouth. Irish myth: Cross.
 
B195. Magic animal used by hero in contest grows bigger with every round. India: Thompson-Balys.

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