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Group No. 63


D. Magic

Group No.

D300 – D399

Group name

Transformation: animal to person


D300. D300. Transformation: animal to person. *Goerke Ueber Tierverwandlungen in französischer Dichtung und Sage (Königsberg, 1904); Tawney II 138; India: Thompson-Balys, N. A. Indian (Plains Cree): Skinner JAFL XXIX 345 No. 1 (1); Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen III 205, Rink 450.
D310 – D349.
D310. D310. Transformation: wild beast (mammal) to person. Irish myth: *Cross.
D312. D312. Transformation: feline animal to person.
D312.1. D312.1. Transformation: lion to person. Hindu: Penzer II 147; Africa (Angola): Chatelain 145, 147 No. 15.
D312.2. D312.2. Transformation: tiger to person. India: *Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 62f.
D312.3. D312.3. Transformation: leopard to person. Africa (Mpongwe): Nassau 68 No. 15.
D313. D313. Transformation: canine animal to person. Chinese: Krappe CFQ III (1944) 26ff., 136f.
D313.1. D313.1. Transformation: fox to person. Chinese: Werner 370 – 379, Ferguson 157; Japanese: Ikeda, Anesaki 327; Korean: Zong in-Sob 128; Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen II 11.
D313.2. D313.2. Transformation: wolf to man. Irish myth: Cross; Eskimo (Mackenzie Area): Jenness 76.
D313.3. D313.3. Transformation: bear to person. Korean: Zong in-Sob 3 No. 1; Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen I 134, II 11, III 52, 86, Rink 196, (Mackenzie Area): Jenness 54.
D313.4. D313.4. Transformation: hyena to man. Jewish: Neuman.
D314. D314. Transformation: ungulate animal (wild) to person.
D314.1. D314.1. Transformation: bovine animal (wild) to person. Africa (Cameroon): Mansfield 235.
D314.1.1. D314.1.1. Transformation: antelope to person. Africa (Fjort): Dennett 71 No. 15.
D314.1.2. D314.1.2. Transformation: caribou to person. Eskimo (Mackenzie Area): Jenness 58, (Ungava): Turner RBAE XI 328f.
D314.1.3. D314.1.3. Transformation: deer to woman. S. A. Indian (Maroja): Métraux BBAE CXLIII (3) 448.
D314.1.4. D314.1.4. Transformation: gazelle to person. Africa: Weeks Jungle 450.
D314.3. D314.3. Transformation: elephant to person. Africa (Gold Coast): Barker and Sinclair 126 No. 22.
D315. D315. Transformation: rodent to man.
D315.1. D315.1. Transformation: rat to person. Saintyves Perrault 151ff. (to coachman); Type 510. – Missouri French: Carrière; India: Thompson-Balys; Africa (Duala): Lederbogen Africa V140.
D315.2. D315.2. Transformation: mouse to person. India: Thompson-Balys, Penzer V 109 n. 2, Panchatantra III 13 (tr. Ryder) 353; Spanish Exempla: Keller; Eskimo (Mackenzie Area): Jenness 58.
D315.3. D315.3. Transformation: badger to person. Japanese: Anesaki 327.
D315.4. D315.4. Transformation: squirrel to person. India: Thompson-Balys; Eskimo (Mackenzie Area): Jenness 74.
D315.5. D315.5. Transformation: hare (rabbit) to person. Spanish: Boggs FFC XC 60 No. 438; Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 307; Africa (Ila, Rhodesia): Smith and Dale II 395 No. 28.
D318. D318. Transformation: simian to person.
D318.1. D318.1. Transformation: monkey to person. Spanish: Boggs FFC XC 72 No. 557; Chinese: Werner 327.
D327. D327. Transformation: sea-mammal to person.
D327.1. D327.1. Transformation: otter to person. Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 168.
D327.2. D327.2. Transformation: seal to person. Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 456.
D330. D330. Transformation: domestic beast (mammal) to person.
D332. D332. Transformation: equine animal (domestic) to person.
D332.1. D332.1. Transformation: ass (donkey) to person. German: Grimm No. 144.
D333. D333. Transformation: bovine animal to person. (Cf. D658.4.)
D333.1. D333.1. Transformation: bull to man. Am. Negro (Georgia): Harris Friends 81 No. 11.
D333.2. D333.2. Transformation: calf to person. Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 33 No. 55.
D334. D334. Transformation: goat to person. India: Thompson-Balys.
D336. D336. Transformation: swine to person. *Dh II 191f. – Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. “cochon”; Missouri French: Carrière; Italian Novella: Rotunda.
D336.1. D336.1. Transformation: pig to person. Philippine (Tinguian): Cole 116.
D341. D341. Transformation: dog to person. Irish myth: Cross (D343.1).
D341.1. D341.1. Transformation: bitches to women. Irish myth: *Cross (D343).
D342. D342. Transformation: cat to person. Fb “kat” II 108a. – Italian Novella: Rotunda; India: *Thompson-Balys.
D350. D350. Transformation: bird to person. Tobler 79. – Irish myth: *Cross; Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 49f.; Easter Island: Métraux Ethnology 373.
D352. D352. Transformation: falconiform to person.
D352.1. D352.1. Transformation: hawk to person. Eskimo (Cumberland Sound): Boas BAM XV 210.
D352.2. D352.2. Transformation: eagle to person. Africa: Milligan Jungle 100.
D352.3. D352.3. Transformation: falcon to person. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
D353. D353. Transformation: coraciiform to person.
D353.1. D353.1. Transformation: woodpecker to person. Africa (Shangani): Bourhill and Drake 43ff. No. 5.
D354. D354. Transformation: charidiiform to person.
D354.1. D354.1. Transformation: dove to person. Dickson 52.
D354.2. D354.2. Transformation: gull to person. Eskimo (Cumberland Sound): Boas BAM XV 216, 302, (Greenland): Rasmussen 219, Rink 451.
D357. D357. Transformation: parrot to person. S. A. Indian (Carajá): Lowie BBAE CXLIII (1) 516.
D361. D361. Transformation: swan to person. Irish myth: Cross.
D361.1. D361.1. Swan Maiden. A swan transforms herself at will into a maiden. She resumes her swan form by putting on her swan coat. (It is difficult to tell in most Swan Maiden tales whether the primary form is swan or maiden: the incident may belong at D161.) – *Type 313, 400, 465A; *BP III 406; **H. Holmström Studier över svanjungfrumotivet i Volundarkvida och annorstädes (Malmö 1919); Cosquin Indiens 348, 387, 391ff.; *Köhler-Bolte I 444; G. de Raille RTP IV 312; *Penzer VIII 213; Fb “jomfru” II 43, “svane” III 664a. – Irish myth: Cross; Spanish: *Boggs FFC XC No. 400A; Germanic: Grimm Deutsche Mythologie I 354, Krappe Mod. Lang. Review. XXI 66, MacCulloch Eddic 258ff.; Boberg; French: Sébillot France II 198, III 207; U.S.: *Baughman. – Arabian: Burton Nights V 345ff., VIII 31 n.; Persian: Bricteaux Contes Persans 97; India: *Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Graham; Japanese: Anesaki 258. – Indonesian: *DeVries’s list Nos. 151 – 153, Dixon 64, 138 nn. 13 – 18, 207ff.; Polynesian, Melanesian: ibid. 64, 138 nn. 13 – 18; Australian: ibid. 294f. – N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 356 n. 284; *Hatt Asiatic Influences 94ff.; Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen I 364, II 12, III 74, 199, (Central Eskimo): Boas RBAE VI 615, (Smith Sound): Kroeber JAFL XII 170, (Cumberland Sound): Boas BAM XV 179, (Kodiak): Golder JAFL XVI 95.
D361.1.1. D361.1.1. Swan Maiden finds her hidden wings and resumes her form. Types 400, 465A. – U. S.: *Baughman; India: Thompson-Balys; Korean: Zong in-Sob 22ff. No. 11.
D364. D364. Transformation: goose to person. *Dh II 191f; *Fb “gås” I 528b.
D365. D365. Transformation: duck to person. (Cf. D361.1.) India: Thompson-Balys.
D370. D370. Transformation: fish to man. India: Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Graham, Eberhard FFC CXX 142 No. 96; Tuamotu: Stimson MS (z-G. 13/194); S. A. Indian (Brazil): Oberg 108; Africa (Ila, Rhodesia): Smith and Dale II 403.
D370.1. D370.1. Fish cleaned by girl becomes man. Irish myth: Cross.
D373. D373. Transformation: eel to person. Fb “ål” III 119Oa. – Tonga: Gifford 182; New Hebrides: Codrington 375; Tuamotu: Stimson MS (z-G. 3/1295).
D375. D375. Transformation: crab to man. India: Thompson-Balys.
D376. D376. Transformation: salmon to person. Irish myth: Cross (D374).
D380. D380. Transformation: insect to person.
D381. D381. Transformation: spider to man. Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 168.
D382. D382. Transformation: hymenoptera to person.
D382.1. D382.1. Transformation: bee to person. Eskimo (Greenland): Thalbitzer Phonetic Study of Eskimo Language (København, 1904) 2.
D382.2. D382.2. Transformation: ant to person. Italian Novella: Rotunda; Greek: Frazer Apollodorus II 53 n. 5; Fox 121.
D390. D390. Transformation: reptiles and miscellaneous animals to persons.
D391. D391. Transformation: serpent (snake) to person. Dickson 55 n. 71. – Italian Novella: Rotunda; India: *Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 389, 423; Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 169, 185; Africa (Kaffir): Theal 52, (Zulu): Callaway 321, (Basuto): Jacottet 134 No. 19, 146 No. 20.
D392. D392. Transformation: worm to person. Tonga: Gifford 25.
D395. D395. Transformation: frog to person. Tobler 77ff; Type 440. – Hindu: Keith 147; India: *Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 76, 78.
D396. D396. Transformation: toad to man. Chinese: Graham.
D397. D397. Transformation: lizard to person. India: Thompson-Balys.
D398. D398. Transformation: snail to person. Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 59f.
D399. D399. Transformation: other animals than those already treated to person.
D399.1. D399.1. Transformation: water-dragon to person. (Cf. B12.) – Chinese: Werner 233.

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