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Group No. 80


Letter

D. Magic

Group No.

D1600 – D1649

Group name

Automatic magic objects

Description

D1600. D1600. Automatic object.
 
D1601. D1601. Object labors automatically. Irish: Plummer clxxxvi, *Cross.
 
D1601.1. D1601.1. Magic calabash cooks and cares for child. (Cf. D965.2.) Africa (Ekoi): Talbot 27.
 
D1601.2. D1601.2. Self-growing and self-gathering corn. (Cf. D965.8.) Irish myth: *Cross.
 
D1601.3. D1601.3. Magic hat works independently. (Cf. D1067.1.) Lkuñgen: Hill-Tout JAI XXXVII 342.
 
D1601.4. D1601.4. Automatic weapon. (Cf. D1081.) India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1601.4.1. D1601.4.1. Automatic sword. (Cf. D1081, D1400.1.4.) MacCulloch Childhood 202; Icelandic: Boberg; Cape Verde Islands: Parsons MAFLS XV (1) 354.
 
D1601.4.2. D1601.4.2. Automatic spear. (Cf. D1084, D1400.1.7.) Irish myth: *Cross; India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1601.4.2.1. D1601.4.2.1. Spear rushes out of joking raja’s hand and pierces his visitor‘s chest; it is hungry for blood and has had no food for twelve years. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1601.5. D1601.5. Automatic cudgel. (Cf. D1094.) *Type 563; BP I 349ff.; Aarne JSFO XXVII 1 – 96 passim; India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1601.5.1. D1601.5.1. Stick turns into automatic magic sword. (Cf. D1081.) India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1601.5.2. D1601.5.2. Automatic hammer kills enemy. (Cf. D1209.4.) Africa (Fang): Trilles Proverbes 202.
 
D1601.6. D1601.6. Oven heats without fire. (Cf. D1161, D1649.5.) Fb “ovn” II 774a.
 
D1601.7. D1601.7. Lamp (fire) lights itself. (Cf. D1162, D1275, D1781.) Zs. f. Vksk. VI 70 (to Gonzenbach No. 28); Crane Italian Popular Tales No. 30; India: *Thompson-Balys, Tawney I 567; Africa (Angola): Chatelain 45.
 
D1601.8. D1601.8. Razor whets itself. (Cf. D1173.1) Africa (Angola): Chatelain 45.
 
D1601.9. D1601.9. Household articles act at command. (Cf. D1170.) Penzer IV 248.
 
D1601.9.1. D1601.9.1. Automatic broom. (Cf. D1209.8.) German: Grimm No. 42.
 
D1601.10. D1601.10. Self-cooking vessel. (Cf. D1171.) Philippine: Fansler MAFLS XII 196.
 
D1601.10.1. D1601.10.1. Self-cooking pot. (Cf. D1171.1.) *Type 565; BP II 438; India: Thompson-Balys; Africa (Basuto): Jacottet 220 No. 33.
 
D1601.10.2. D1601.10.2. Magic cauldron boils a year. (Cf. D1171.2.) Welsh: MacCulloch Celtic 110.
 
D1601.10.2.1. D1601.10.2.1. Magic cauldron boils only enough of its contents to satisfy immediate need. (Cf. D1171.2.) Irish myth: *Cross.
 
D1601.10.3. D1601.10.3. Self-boiling kettle. (Cf. D1171.3.) *Fb “gryde”; N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 349 n. 257; Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 118, 448, (Smith Sound): Kroeber JAFL XII 171.
 
D1601.11. D1601.11. Self-sewing needle. (Cf. D1181.) Fb “synål” III 710b; Köhler-Bolte I 187.
 
D1601.12. D1601.12. Self-cutting shears. (Cf. D1183.) Fb “saks” III 143a; Köhler-Bolte I 187. – Africa (Angola): Chatelain 45.
 
D1601.12.1. D1601.12.1. Magic shears clip garments from air. Fb “saks” III 143a.
 
D1601.13. D1601.13. Self-tying thread. (Cf. D1184.) Köhler-Bolte I 187.
 
D1601.13.1. D1601.13.1. Self-weaving threads. (Cf. D1184.) Africa (Bambara): Travélé 205ff. No. 65.
 
D1601.13.2. D1601.13.2. Self-fastening line. (Cf. D1272.1.) Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen III 216.
 
D1601.14. D1601.14. Self-chopping axe. (Cf. D1206.) Fb “økse” III 1171b, “redskab” III 30a; India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1601.14.1. D1601.14.1. Magic axe cuts thousands of trees at a single blow. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1601.14.2. D1601.14.2. Magic adze cuts down tree. Marquesas: Handy 70.
 
D1601.14.3. D1601.14.3. Magic axe cuts off enemy’s head. (Cf. D1080, D1402.) Philippine (Tinguian): Cole 65f., 75.
 
D1601.15. D1601.15. Automatic shovel. (Cf. D1205.) Fb “redskab” III 30a, “skovl” III 301b.
 
D1601.16. D1601.16. Self-digging spade. (Cf. D1205.1.) Fb “redskab” III 30a. – S.A. Indian (Toba): Métraux MAFLS XL 3.
 
D1601.16.1. D1601.16.1. Self-digging hoe. (Cf. D1204.) Africa (Hausa): Rattray I 74ff. No. 4, Best Black Folk Tales (New York, 1928) 23ff.; Chinese: Graham.
 
D1601.17. D1601.17. Automatic whip. (Cf. D1208.) Africa (Benga): Nassau No. 11, (Cameroon): Rosenhuber 52.
 
D1601.18. D1601.18. Self-playing musical instruments. (Cf. D1210.) Irish myth: *Cross; Africa (Basuto): Jacottet 176 No. 25.
 
D1601.18.0.1. D1601.18.0.1. Magic musical instrument reproduces songs sung in heaven. (Cf. D1210.) India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1601.18.1. D1601.18.1. Self-ringing bell. (Cf. D1213.) Fb “kirkeklokke”; *Thompson CColl II 348, 358, 363. – English: Wells 97 (Chevalere Assigne), Child I 173, 231, III 235, 244, 519f.; Irish myth: *Cross; U.S.: Baughman.
 
D1601.18.1.1. D1601.18.1.1. Cleric‘s tongueless bell rings. Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1601.18.1.2. D1601.18.1.2. Sounding bell silenced by a gesture by a saint. *Loomis White Magic 53.
 
D1601.18.2. D1601.18.2. Self-playing violin. (Cf. D1233.) Type 577; Christiansen 87; Fb “spille” III 488a; *Loomis White Magic 52. – Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. “violon”; Jewish: Neuman.
 
D1601.18.3. D1601.18.3. Self-beating drum. (Cf. 1211.) Eskimo (Greenland): Holm 70; Africa (Fang): Trilles 249.
 
D1601.19. D1601.19. Fetish-medicine automatically punishes. (Cf. D1241.) Africa (Fang): Nassau 243 No. 9.
 
D1601.20. D1601.20. Self-grinding millstone. (Cf. D1262.) Africa (Gold Coast): Barker and Sinclair 81 No. 13.
 
D1601.21. D1601.21. Self-grinding mill. Grinds whatever owner wishes. (Cf. D1263, D1470.) Gering Festschrift für Eugen Mogk (1925) 37; Fb “kværn” II 345b; Irish myth: *Cross (D1601.27).
 
D1601.21.1. D1601.21.1. Self-grinding salt-mill. (Cf. D1263.) *Type 565; *BP II 439; Fb “kværn” II 345b, “salt” III 148b, “hav” I 565b; *Krappe Modern Language Review XIX (1924) 325 – 334.
 
D1601.22. D1601.22. Fetish clears forest. (Cf. D1274.) Africa (Benga): Nassau 187 No. 24 version 2.
 
D1601.23. D1601.23. Ale serves itself. (Cf. D1045.1.) Icelandic: Boberg.
 
D1601.24. D1601.24. Automatic fire tongs. Scotland: Campbell-McKay No. 22.
 
D1601.25. D1601.25. Self-cooking food.
 
D1601.25.1. D1601.25.1. Self-cooking fowls. (Cf. D1032.) Africa (Hausa): Tremearne Hausa Superstitions and Customs (London, 1913) 424ff. No. 93.
 
D1601.25.2. D1601.25.2. Self-cooking fish. (Cf. D1032.1.) German: Grimm No. 42.
 
D1601.26. D1601.26. Self-pouring horn. (Cf. D1171.6.3.) Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1601.27. D1601.27. Magic thorns make road through marsh. (Cf. D976.) India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1601.28. D1601.28. Self-rocking chair. North Carolina: Brown Collection I 640.
 
D1601.29. D1601.29. Self-playing game-board. (Cf. D1209.7.*) Icelandic: Boberg.
 
D1601.30. D1601.30. Automatic arrows. (Cf. D1092.) Icelandic: Boberg.
 
D1601.31. D1601.31. Magic towel wipes person. (Cf. D1051.) Cheremis: Sebeok-Nyerges.
 
D1601.32. D1601.32. Letter delivers self. (Cf. D1266.)
 
D1601.32.1. D1601.32.1. Letter from captive prince asking for help flies through the air to addressee. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1601.33. D1601.33. Chariot collects flowers by itself. (Cf. D1114.) India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1601.34. D1601.34. Self-serving spoon. (Cf. D1177.) India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1601.35. D1601.35. Magic water bottle brings water. (Cf. D1171.8.) Tonga: Gifford 178.
 
D1601.36. D1601.36. Self-going shoes. (Cf. D1065.2.) Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 230.
 
D1601.37. D1601.37. Self-opening door. (Cf. D1146.) Africa (Fang): Trilles 249.
 
D1602. D1602. Self-returning magic object. (Cf. D868.1.) *Plummer clxxxvi; Irish myth: *Cross.
 
D1602.1. D1602.1. Stones, being removed, return to their places. (Cf. D931, D1401.5.) Irish: Plummer clvii, *Cross; England, Ireland: *Baughman.
 
D1602.2. D1602.2. Felled tree raises itself again. (Cf. D950.) Type 577; Christiansen 87. – India: Thompson-Balys; Cook Islands: Beckwith Myth 252, 269; Maori: ibid. 265; Quiché: Alexander Lat. Am. 172. Cf. Zulu: Callaway 146.
 
D1602.2.1. D1602.2.1. Fallen trees upraised at saint’s request. *Loomis White Magic 49; Plummer cliii, *Cross.
 
D1602.2.2. D1602.2.2. Chips from tree return to their places as cut. (Cf. D950.) Irish myth: *Cross.
 
D1602.3. D1602.3. Self-returning robe. (Cf. D1052.) Jewish: Neuman; N. A. Indian: Thompson Tales 303 n. 109; Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 277, Holm 94, (Mackenzie Area): Jenness 40.
 
D1602.4. D1602.4. Self-returning moccasins. (Cf. D1005.4.) N. A. Indian: Thompson Tales 303 n. 109i.
 
D1602.5. D1602.5. Self-returning bangle. (Cf. D1075.) Africa (Vai): Ellis 235 No. 36.
 
D1602.6. D1602.6. Self-returning spear. (Cf. D1084.) Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: Boberg; Gaster Thespis 158; Hindu: Keith 140; Africa (Duala): Lederbogen Märchen 138.
 
D1602.6.1. D1602.6.1. Self-returning spear-head. (Cf. D1084.1.) Irish myth: Cross; Welsh: MacCulloch Celtic 198f.
 
D1602.7. D1602.7. Self-returning wheel. (Cf. D1207.) Cherokee: Mooney JAFL I 103.
 
D1602.8. D1602.8. Saint‘s bell when stolen miraculously returns. (Cf. D1213.) Irish: Plummer clxxvii, Cross.
 
D1602.8.0.1. D1602.8.0.1. Self-returning bell. (Cf. D1213.) *Loomis White Magic 53; Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1602.8.1. D1602.8.1. Stolen bell refuses to make a sound. *Loomis White Magic 53.
 
D1602.9. D1602.9. Saint’s bachall when lost returns. (Cf. D1277.) Irish: Plummer clxxv, Cross.
 
D1602.10. D1602.10. Self-returning magic book. (Cf. D1266.) *Fb “Cyprianus” I 166b; Kristensen Danske Sagn VI (1900) 97ff.; Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1602.11. D1602.11. Self-returning magic coin. Keeps coming back. (Cf. D1288.) *Type 745; *Fb “vekseldaler”; *Liebrecht Zur Volkskunde 89; Irish: O‘Suilleabhain 38, Beal XXI 314; Lithuanian: Balys Index No. 3650.
 
D1602.12. D1602.12. Self-returning head. When head is cut off it returns to proper place without harm to owner. (Cf. D992.) *Kittredge Gawain 147ff. – Irish myth: *Cross; India: *Thompson-Balys.
 
D1602.12.1. D1602.12.1. Self-returning body. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1602.13. D1602.13. Self-returning cruet. (Cf. D1171.8.1.) Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1602.14. D1602.14. Self-returning magic apple. (Cf. D981.1.) Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1602.15. D1602.15. Self-returning hammer. (Cf. D1209.4.) Icelandic: Boberg (Mjöllnir).
 
D1602.16. D1602.16. Arrow shot at bull returns to shooter. (Cf. D1092.) Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1602.17. D1602.17. Magic object when sold always returns to original owner. (Cf. D1605, D1602.11.) Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1602.17.1. D1602.17.1. Magic ring when sold returns to original owner. (Cf. D1076.) India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1602.18. D1602.18. Magic object given away returns to giver. S. A. Indian: Métraux RMLP XXXIII 178.
 
D1602.19. D1602.19. Equipment of slain hunter returns alone. (Cf. D1170.) Eskimo Greenland): Rink 262, Rasmussen I 131.
 
D1605. D1605. Magic thieving object. Steals for master. (Cf. D1602.17.)
 
D1605.1. D1605.1. Magic thieving pot. Boy sells pot to neighbors and when they have put things into it the pot returns to the boy. (Cf. D1171.1.) Type 591.
 
D1605.2. D1605.2. Magic bag sucks milk from cows. It is commanded by a witch. (Cf. D1193, D2083.3.) Kittredge Witchcraft 165, 483 nn. 14 – 16. – England: Baughman.
 
D1605.3. D1605.3. Magic thieving glove. (Cf. D1066.) Eskimo (Greenland): Holm 95, Rasmussen I 103.
 
D1606. D1606. Magic objects automatically keep out of reach. Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 264, (Central Eskimo): Boas RBAE VI 622, (Cumberland Sound): Boas BAM XV 183.
 
D1609. D1609. Automatic magic objects – miscellaneous.
 
D1609.1. D1609.1. Drum flies about room. (Cf. D1211.) Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 451, Rasmussen I 100.
 
D1609.2. D1609.2. Self-generated flame. (Cf. D1276.) Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 502.
 
D1610. D1610. Magic speaking objects. *Günter 242 s.v. “redend”; *Fb “tale” III 766a; Jamaica: Beckwith MAFLS XVII 269 No. 81; Cape Verde Islands: Parsons MAFLS XV (1) 326 No. 111; Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen III 97, (West Hudson Bay): Boas BAM XV 313.
 
D1610.0.1. D1610.0.1. Magic powder makes objects speak what owner wants them to. (Cf. D1246.) India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1610.1. D1610.1. Speaking sink-hole. (Cf. D933.) Fb “grøft”.
 
D1610.2. D1610.2. Speaking tree. (Cf. D950, D1317.20.) Köhler Aufsätze 19ff.; Irish myth: *Cross; Jewish: Neuman; India: *Thompson-Balys.
 
D1610.2.0.1. D1610.2.0.1. Tree asks to be shaken. Fb “træ” III 867b, and references in D1658.1.5.
 
D1610.2.1. D1610.2.1. Speaking oak. (Cf. D950.2.) Greek: Fox 109 (oak at Dodona).
 
D1610.2.2. D1610.2.2. Speaking bush. (Cf. D964.) Moreno Esdras.
 
D1610.3. D1610.3. Speaking plant. (Cf. D965, F815.) India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1610.3.1. D1610.3.1. Speaking gourd. (Cf. D965.2.) Africa (Benga): Nassau 213 No. 33.
 
D1610.3.2. D1610.3.2. Speaking bean. (Cf. D983.1.) Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. “fève”.
 
D1610.3.3. D1610.3.3. Speaking pouka-herb. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1610.3.4. D1610.3.4. Speaking egg-plant. (Cf. D983.5.) Africa (Luba): DeClerq Zs. f. Kolonialsprachen IV 226.
 
D1610.4. D1610.4. Speaking flower. (Cf. D975.) India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1610.4.1. D1610.4.1. Speaking lotus flower. (Cf. D975.1.) India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1610.5. D1610.5. Speaking head. (Cf. D992.) *Kittredge Gawain 177ff.; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. “tête”; Icelandic: *Boberg (Mimir); Irish myth: *Cross; German: Grimm No. 42; India: *Thompson-Balys.
 
D1610.5.1. D1610.5.1. Magic speaking tongue. Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1610.6. D1610.6. Speaking privates. Man given advice by his private parts. (Cf. D998.) N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 296 n. 83a, (Calif.): Gayton and Newman 84.
 
D1610.6.1. D1610.6.1. Speaking vulva. Man has power to make vulvas speak. This is used as a chastity test. *Taylor MLN XXXI (1916) 249 n. 2; Von der Hagen III *v, 17; Italian Novella: Rotunda.
 
D1610.6.2. D1610.6.2. Mentula loquens. A man‘s member speaks and can be silenced only by his mother-in-law. N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 296 n. 83b.
 
D1610.6.3. D1610.6.3. Speaking buttocks. (Cf. D999, D1317.1.) N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 296 n. 83.
 
D1610.6.4. D1610.6.4. Speaking excrements. (Cf. D1022, D1026.) S. A. Indian (Mataco, Amazon, Guiana, Tembé): Métraux MAFLS XL 122; Africa (Nigeria): Herskovits JAFL XLIV 466 No. 7. See also many references to D1611.
 
D1610.7. D1610.7. Speaking loin of goat meat. (Cf. D1032.) Africa (Benga): Nassau 227 No. 34.
 
D1610.8. D1610.8. Speaking ring. (Cf. D1076.) Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. “bague”; English Romance: Bevis of Hampton, line 2320.
 
D1610.9. D1610.9. Speaking weapon. (Cf. D1080.)
 
D1610.9.1. D1610.9.1. Speaking sword. (Cf. D1081.) Irish myth: *Cross.
 
D1610.9.1.1. D1610.9.1.1. Sword shrieks when it feels the bone. Icelandic: Hrolfs saga Kraka 100, Boberg.
 
D1610.9.2. D1610.9.2. Speaking arrow. (Cf. D1092.) Hawaii: Dixon 75.
 
D1610.9.3. D1610.9.3. Speaking spear. (Cf. D1084.) Philippine (Tinguian): Cole 102.
 
D1610.10. D1610.10. Speaking fruit. (Cf. D981.)
 
D1610.10.1. D1610.10.1. Speaking grapes. (Cf. D981.8.) Jewish: Neuman.
 
D1610.10.2. D1610.10.2. Speaking bananas. (Cf. D981.13.) Easter Island: Métraux Ethnology 375.
 
D1610.10.3. D1610.10.3. Speaking fig. (Cf. D981.5.) Jewish: Neuman.
 
D1610.11. D1610.11. Speaking ship. (Cf. D1123.) Fb “skib” III 243a; Greek: Frazer Apollodorus I 109 n. 4; English: Child IV 376 – 80, V 275f.; Irish: O’Suilleabhain 33, Beal XXI 311.
 
D1610.12. D1610.12. Speaking stove. (Cf. D1161.) Fb “ovn” II 774a.
 
D1610.13. D1610.13. Speaking dish. (Cf. D1172.) English: Child I 126.
 
D1610.13.1. D1610.13.1. Speaking kettle. (Cf. D1171.3.) Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen III 75.
 
D1610.13.2. D1610.13.2. Speaking jar. (Cf. D1171.7.) Philippine (Tinguian): Cole 192.
 
D1610.14. D1610.14. Speaking implement.
 
D1610.14.1. D1610.14.1. Speaking hoe. (Cf. D1204.) Africa (Zulu): Callaway 363.
 
D1610.14.2. D1610.14.2. Speaking axe. (Cf. D1206.) Jewish: Neuman.
 
D1610.14.3. D1610.14.3. Speaking hammer. (Cf. D1209.4.) Jewish: Neuman.
 
D1610.15. D1610.15. Speaking bell. (Cf. D1213.)
 
D1610.15.1. D1610.15.1. Church bell speaks. (Cf. V115.) Fb “kirkeklokke” II 130a; *Sartori Das Buch von deutschen Glocken (Berlin, 1932).
 
D1610.15.2. D1610.15.2. Saint‘s bell speaks. Irish: Plummer clxxvi, Cross.
 
D1610.16. D1610.16. Blood speaks. (Cf. D1003, D1318.5.) *Chauvin V 13 No. 8.
 
D1610.16.1. D1610.16.1. Speaking blood drops. (Cf. D1003.) German: Grimm Nos. 56, 89.
 
D1610.17. D1610.17. Speaking bed. (Cf. D1154.1.) India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1610.17.1. D1610.17.1. Legs of bedstead talk. (Cf. D1154.1.1.) India: *Thompson-Balys.
 
D1610.18. D1610.18. Speaking rock (stone). (Cf. D931.) Jewish: Neuman; India: *Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Graham.
 
D1610.19. D1610.19. Earth speaks. (Cf. D935, D1318.16.) Irish myth: *Cross.
 
D1610.19.1. D1610.19.1. Speaking island. (Cf. D936.) Marquesas: Handy 128.
 
D1610.20. D1610.20. Speaking crozier. (Cf. D1277.1.) Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1610.21. D1610.21. Speaking image. (Cf. D1266.)
 
D1610.21.1. D1610.21.1. Image of the Virgin Mary speaks. (Cf. V250.) Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1610.21.2. D1610.21.2. Speaking idol. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1610.22. D1610.22. Speaking nut. (Cf. D985.) Jewish: Neuman.
 
D1610.23. D1610.23. Speaking muirlan (ball). (Cf. D1256.) Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1610.24. D1610.24. Speaking armor. (Cf. D1101.)
 
D1610.24.1. D1610.24.1. Magic shield roars. (Cf. D1101.1.) Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1610.24.2. D1610.24.2. Helmet shrieks. (Cf. D1101.4.) Irish myth: *Cross.
 
D1610.25. D1610.25. Magic drinking horn with a man’s head speaks. (Cf. D1171.6.3.) Icelandic: *Boberg.
 
D1610.26. D1610.26. Speaking clothes. (Cf. D1050.)
 
D1610.26.1. D1610.26.1. Speaking cloak. (Cf. D1053.) Icelandic: Boberg.
 
D1610.26.2. D1610.26.2. Speaking hat. (Cf. D1067.1.) Philippine (Tinguian): Cole 48.
 
D1610.27. D1610.27. Speaking jewel. (Cf. D1071.)
 
D1610.27.1. D1610.27.1. Speaking necklace. (Cf. D1073.) India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1610.27.2. D1610.27.2. Voice issues from ruby. (Cf. D1071.) India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1610.27.3. D1610.27.3. Diamond speaks from inside statue. (Cf. D1071.) Jewish: Neuman.
 
D1610.28. D1610.28. Speaking ball of thread. (Cf. D1256.) India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1610.29. D1610.29. Speaking eggs. (Cf. D1024.) India: Thompson-Balys; Africa (Duala): Lederbogen Märchen 84.
 
D1610.30. D1610.30. Speaking timber. (Cf. D956.) Greek: Grote I 214, 229; Jewish: Neuman.
 
D1610.30.1. D1610.30.1. Speaking house-post. Tuamotu: Stimson MS (z-G. 13/276).
 
D1610.31. D1610.31. Speaking food. (Cf. D1030.) India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1610.31.1. D1610.31.1. Speaking porridge. (Cf. D1033.) Chinese: Graham.
 
D1610.31.2. D1610.31.2. Speaking bread. (Cf. 1031.1.) German: Grimm No. 24.
 
D1610.32. D1610.32. Transformed bird reveals its identity by speaking out. (Cf. D150.) India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1610.33. D1610.33. Speaking cliffs (Cf. D938, D932.8.) India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1610.34. D1610.34. Speaking musical instrument. (Cf. D1210.)
 
D1610.34.1. D1610.34.1. Fiddle made from wood secret has been confided to reveals it. (Cf. D1233.) India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1610.34.2. D1610.34.2. Speaking flute. (Cf. D1223.1.) Philippine: Cole 152.
 
D1610.34.3. D1610.34.3. Speaking Jew‘s harp. (Cf. D1239.) Philippine: Cole 163.
 
D1610.35. D1610.35. Speaking river. (Cf. D915.) India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1610.36. D1610.36. Speaking water. (Cf. D1242.1.) Jewish: Neuman.
 
D1611. D1611. Magic object answers for fugitive. Left behind to impersonate fugitive and delay pursuit. *Type 313; *Aarne Die Magische Flucht (FFC XCIII); *BP II 527; *Fb “spytte” III 515a; India: Thompson-Balys; Japanese: Ikeda; Indonesian: Dixon 85 n. *91, 225 n. 32; Melanesian, Maori: ibid. 85 n. 91; N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 331 n. 196.
 
D1611.1. D1611.1. Magic rosebush answers for fugitives. (Cf. D965.3.) BP II 527.
 
D1611.2. D1611.2. Magic hair answers for fugitive. (Cf. D991.) *BP II 527; Africa (Kaffir): Theal 129ff.
 
D1611.3. D1611.3. Magic cow-dung answers for fugitive. (Cf. D1026.2.) BP II 527.
 
D1611.4. D1611.4. Magic beans answer for fugitive. (Cf. D983.1.) BP II 527.
 
D1611.5. D1611.5. Magic spittle impersonates fugitives. (Cf. D1001.) *BP II 527; *Fb “spytte” III 515a. – Jamaica: *Beckwith MAFLS XVII 263 No. 67; N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 331 n. 196a.
 
D1611.6. D1611.6. Magic blood-drops impersonate fugitive. (Cf. D1003.) Fb “blod” IV 47b.
 
D1611.7. D1611.7. Magic clothes answer for fugitive. (Cf. D1050.) BP II 527; Eskimo (Greenland): Holm 12.
 
D1611.8. D1611.8. Magic cakes answer for fugitive. (Cf. D1031.2.) BP II 527.
 
D1611.9. D1611.9. Magic household articles answer for fugitive. (Cf. D1170.) BP II 527.
 
D1611.10. D1611.10. Magic awl answers for fugitive. (Cf. D1187.) BP II 527.
 
D1611.11. D1611.11. Magic doll answers for fugitive. (Cf. D1268.) BP II 527; Eskimo (Greenland): Holm 33.
 
D1611.12. D1611.12. Magic stick of wood answers for fugitive. (Cf. D1254.) BP 527.
 
D1611.12.1. D1611.12.1. Magic log answers for fugitive. (Cf. D956.) Koryak: Jochelson JE VI 206.
 
D1611.13. D1611.13. Magic louse answers for fugitive. Indonesian: Dixon 229.
 
B100 – B199. Magic animals.
 
D1611.14. D1611.14. Magic apple answers for fugitives. (Cf. D981.1.) MacCulloch Childhood 193; Hdwb. d. Märchens s. v. “Apfel” n. 23.
 
D1611.15. D1611.15. Magic echo answers for fugitive. Calif. Indian: Gayton and Newman 92.
 
D1611.16. D1611.16. Magic writings on stone cause corpse to answer for absent man. (Cf. D1266.1.) Icelandic: FSS 38, Boberg.
 
D1611.17. D1611.17. Magic bone answers for fugitive. (Cf. D1007.) Jewish: Neuman.
 
D1611.18. D1611.18. Magic buckle answers for fugitive. (Cf. D1070.) Eskimo (West Hudson Bay): Boas BAM XV 318.
 
D1612. D1612. Tell-tale magic objects.
 
D1612.1. D1612.1. Magic objects betray fugitive. Give alarm when fugitive escapes. Wesselski Theorie 34; N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 331 n. 196b.
 
D1612.1.1. D1612.1.1. Horns call out when girl tries to escape. (Cf. D1011.1.) Africa (Basuto): Jacottet 160 No. 23.
 
D1612.1.2. D1612.1.2. Banana tree tells who cut its branches. (Cf. D950.) Easter Island: Métraux Ethnologie 364.
 
D1612.1.3. D1612.1.3. Fetish betrays fugitive. (Cf. D1241.) Africa (Fang): Trilles 160.
 
D1612.2. D1612.2. Magic object compels fugitive to betray himself.
 
D1612.2.1. D1612.2.1. Magic ring compels would-be fugitive to keep calling out, “Here I am”. (Cf. D1076.) BP III 372.
 
D1612.3. D1612.3. Hiding place speaks and betrays hider. *Beckwith MAFLS XVII 247 No. 23.
 
D1612.4. D1612.4. Magic object tells where it is hidden. MacCulloch Childhood 195f.
 
D1612.4.1. D1612.4.1. Magic cloth tells where it is hidden. (Cf. D1051.) Africa (Ekoi): Talbot 226.
 
D1612.5. D1612.5. Magic object raises alarm when stolen. Icelandic: Boberg.
 
D1612.5.1. D1612.5.1. Magic shirt tells owner when it is stolen. (Cf. D1056.) *Beckwith MAFLS XVII 241 No. 15.
 
D1612.5.2. D1612.5.2. Magic harp gives alarm when it is stolen. (Cf. D1231.) Japanese: Anesaki 229.
 
D1612.6. D1612.6. Magic object gives alarm when touched.
 
D1612.6.1. D1612.6.1. Singing tree when touched wakes master. (Cf. D950, D1615.1.) India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1612.6.2. D1612.6.2. Arrows shake when master is disturbed. (Cf. D1092.) Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen III 105.
 
D1613. D1613. Magic object helps overawe captor.
 
D1613.1. D1613.1. Magic fish talk so that ogre thinks hero has many brothers with him. (Cf. B175.) German New Guinea: Dixon 134.
 
D1615. D1615. Magic singing object.
 
D1615.1. D1615.1. Singing tree. (Cf. D950.) *Type 707; *BP II 380ff.; Fb “træ” III 867a; Chauvin VII 98 No. 375; Irish: MacCulloch Celtic 120, *Cross.
 
D1615.2. D1615.2. Magic musical branch. (Cf. D954, F811.6.) Irish: MacCulloch Celtic 114f., *Cross.
 
D1615.3. D1615.3. Singing apple. (Cf. D981.) *Köhler-Bolte I 143; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. “pomme”.
 
D1615.4. D1615.4. Singing water. (Cf. D1242.1.) *Type 707; *BP II 380; Köhler-Bolte I 118; Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1615.5. D1615.5. Singing snowshoes. (Cf. D1065.3.) Menomini: Skinner JAFL XXVII 98.
 
D1615.6. D1615.6. Singing rice-pot. (Cf. D1171.1.) Philippine: Fansler MAFLS XII 348.
 
D1615.7. D1615.7. Singing head. (Cf. D992.) Irish myth: *Cross.
 
D1615.8. D1615.8. Headless body sings. Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1615.9. D1615.9. Singing heavens and earth. Jewish: Neuman.
 
D1617. D1617. Magic laughing object.
 
D1617.1. D1617.1. Magic laughing stone. (Cf. D930.) Chinese: Graham.
 
D1618. D1618. Magic weeping object.
 
D1618.1. D1618.1. Magic weeping waters. (Cf. D910.) Jewish: Neuman.
 
D1618.2. D1618.2. Magic weeping stone. (Cf. D931.) Jewish: Neuman.
 
D1618.3. D1618.3. Magic weeping altar. (Cf. D1166.) Jewish: Neuman.
 
D1618.4. D1618.4. Weapons weep as warning to master. (Cf. D1080.) Philippine (Tinguian): Cole 43.
 
D1619. D1619. Miscellaneous speaking objects.
 
D1619.1. D1619.1. Speaking beans rebuke wife for misdeed. (Cf. D983.1.) Spanish: Boggs FFC XC 124 No. 1374A.
 
D1619.2. D1619.2. Eaten object speaks from inside person’s body.
 
D1619.2.1. D1619.2.1. Eaten magic dog howls from eater‘s belly. *Wesselski Theorie 34f; New Zealand: Dixon 86.
 
D1619.2.2. D1619.2.2. Eaten goat bleats from eater’s stomach. (Cf. D1032.) Irish myth: *Cross.
 
D1619.3. D1619.3. Fruits that laugh or cry. Chauvin VII 56 No. 77.
 
D1620. D1620. Magic automata. Statues or images that act as if alive. (Cf. D1523.2.8.) **A. Chapuis and Ed. Gélis Le monde des automates (2 vols. Paris 1928); *E. Faral Recherches sur les sources latines des contes et romans courtois du moyen age (Paris, 1913) 328ff.; *M Hallauer Das wunderbare Element in den Chansons de Geste (Basel diss., 1918); *Dickson 193 n. 75, 197 n. 80; *Baum PMLA XXXIV 533; *Liebrecht 88; **Bruce Human Automata in Classical Tradition and Mediaeval Romance (MPh X 511); *Penzer III 56ff., 212 n. 1, IX 9 n., 149; *Reinhard PMLA XXXVIII 436 n. 41; Irish myth: *Cross.
 
D1620.0.1. D1620.0.1. Automatic doll. (Cf. D1268.) BP II 527. – Hindu: Tawney I 257.
 
D1620.0.1.1. D1620.0.1.1. Automatic gold-spinning doll. Italian: Basile introduction.
 
D1620.0.1.2. D1620.0.1.2. Automatic singing doll. (Cf. D1615.) Italian: Basile introduction.
 
D1620.1. D1620.1. Automatic statue of man. Icelandic: *Boberg; Jewish: Neuman; Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 230f.
 
D1620.1.1. D1620.1.1. Automatic statue of trumpeter. Jones PMLA XXIII 563.
 
D1620.1.2. D1620.1.2. Automatic statue of horseman. Chauvin V 200 No. 117.
 
D1620.1.3. D1620.1.3. Smith forges iron man, who helps him. Fb “jærn” IV 249b.
 
D1620.1.4. D1620.1.4. Statue of Virgin sews for suppliant. Spanish: Boggs FFC XC 100 No. 849B.
 
D1620.1.5. D1620.1.5. Magic statue of archer.
 
D1620.1.5.1. D1620.1.5.1. Magic statue of archer put into action my picking up precious object from ground. Oesterley No. 107.
 
D1620.1.6. D1620.1.6. Magic statue of man labors for owner. Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 236.
 
D1620.1.6.1. D1620.1.6.1. Magic statue of man fights for master. Jewish: Neuman; Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 428.
 
D1620.1.7. D1620.1.7. Speaking statue of man. (Cf. D1610.) Jewish: Neuman.
 
D1620.2. D1620.2. Automatic statue of animal. Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1620.2.1. D1620.2.1. Automatic statue of horse. (Cf. D1626.1.) Chauvin V 200 No. 117; Jones PMLA XXIII 563; *Köhler-Bolte I 412. – India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1620.2.2. D1620.2.2. Automatic hen and chickens of gold. Jones PMLA XXIII 563. – Italian: Basile introduction.
 
D1620.2.2.1. D1620.2.2.1. Silver cock, sitting on a flower, crows. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1620.2.3. D1620.2.3. Deer of gold and jewels possessing life. Penzer IX 9 n. 1, 28ff.
 
D1620.2.3.1. D1620.2.3.1. Magic journey on back of flying golden deer. (Cf. D1520.) India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1620.2.4. D1620.2.4. Automatic statue of lion. Jewish: Gaster Exempla 209 No. 115, Neuman.
 
D1620.2.5. D1620.2.5. Automatic figures on harp – birds, serpents, hounds. Irish myth: *Cross.
 
D1620.2.6. D1620.2.6. Automatic metal (jewel) fish. India: *Thompson-Balys.
 
D1620.2.7. D1620.2.7. Plough of gold and yoke of gold and pair of bullocks used by hero tills as much land as lies within a village boundary in one day. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1620.2.8. D1620.2.8. Automatic statue of dog. Jewish: Neuman.
 
D1620.2.9. D1620.2.9. Automatic brazen serpent. Jewish: Neuman.
 
D1620.3. D1620.3. Other automatic constructions.
 
D1620.3.1. D1620.3.1. Two automatic giants fight until separated. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1620.3.2. D1620.3.2. Magic carpenter constructs bed and stool that can become big or small, luxurious or otherwise. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1621. D1621. Image renders judgments. *Chauvin VIII 191 No. 229.
 
D1622. D1622. Image indicates favor to suppliant. (Cf. D1639.3, V120.) *BP III 475.
 
D1622.1. D1622.1. Crucifix bows as sign of favor. Ward II 665 No. 24; *Pauli (ed. Bolte) No. 692; Alphabet No. 495; Loomis White Magic 124; English: Wells 177 (A Legend of the Crucifix); Spanish: Boggs FFC XC 100 No. 849A.
 
D1622.2. D1622.2. Image of Virgin bows to indicate favor. Herbert III *26, 340; Crane Vitry 263 No. 296. – English: Child I 365b.
 
D1622.3. D1622.3. Saint’s image lets golden shoe (ring) fall as sign of favor to suppliant. *Wesselski Erlesenes 64ff.; BP III 242.
 
D1623. D1623. Image dresses self. (Cf. D1268, V120.)
 
D1623.1. D1623.1. Image of Virgin veils and unveils itself. Ward II 616 No. 37; *Crane Miraculis 106 No. 43.
 
D1624. D1624. Image bleeds. Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys; Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 459.
 
D1624.1. D1624.1. Image of Christ bleeds from thrown stone. *Ward II 630 No. 24, 671; *Herbert III 364 No. 159; *Loomis White Magic 123f.
 
D1624.2. D1624.2. Wounds of crucifix bleed. Irish myth: Cross; Spanish Exempla: Keller.
 
D1625. D1625. Statue weeps. *Loomis White Magic 124; Swiss: Jegerlehner Oberwallis 329 No. 41.
 
D1625.1. D1625.1. Statue sheds tears of blood. (Cf. D1624.) Jewish: Neuman.
 
D1626. D1626. Image flies through air. Jewish: Neuman.
 
D1626.1. D1626.1. Artificial flying horse. (Cf. D1620.2.1.) *Jones PMLA XXIII 563; *Clouston Magical Elements in Squire‘s Tale (Chaucer Soc. Pub. 2d Ser. No. 26) 279ff. passim; Dickson 217; India: *Thompson-Balys.
 
D1627. D1627. Dancing automata. (Cf. D1646.) *Liebrecht 90.
 
D1627.1. D1627.1. Instrument’s ornamental figures climb down and run about as harper plays. Irish myth: *Cross.
 
D1628. D1628. City populated by wooden automata. Penzer III 58f., 281ff.
 
D1631. D1631. Images of animals ridden (driven). Norse: MacCulloch Eddic 109 (Frey).
 
D1632. D1632. Images open and close eyes. *Saintyves Les réliques et les images légendaires (Paris 1912) 84ff.; ibid. Les images qui ouvrent et ferment les yeux (Revue de psychothérapie XXV 316 – 324).
 
D1633. D1633. Image eats or drinks.
 
D1633.1. D1633.1. Idol drinks up milk. (Cf. D1268.) India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1635. D1635. Golem. Automatic statue animated by insertion of written magic formula into an opening. *Penzer III 59; Jewish: Neuman.
 
D1639. D1639. Automata: other motifs.
 
D1639.1. D1639.1. Automata as door-keepers. Penzer IX 149; *Dickson 197 n. 84.
 
D1639.2. D1639.2. Image of Virgin saves painter. Stretches forth hand and keeps him from falling. Ward II 628 No. 17; *Wesselski Mönchslatein 162 No. 124; Spanish Exempla: Keller.
 
D1639.3. D1639.3. Images at church turn backs as mark of disfavor. Done when abandoned woman or merman enters. (Cf. B82, D1622.) English: Child I 231, 365a.
 
D1639.4. D1639.4. Statue laughs and reveals crime. *Bolte Reise der Söhne Giaffers 216; Penzer VII 211.
 
D1639.5. D1639.5. Calf of gold moves. Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1639.6. D1639.6. Carved image jumps at maker‘s command. Easter Island: Métraux Ethnology 262.
 
D1640. D1640. Other automatic objects.
 
D1641. D1641. Object removes itself. Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1641.1. D1641.1. Fountain (well) removes itself. (Cf. D925, D926, D927, D941.) Irish: Plummer cli, *Cross (D1641.1, D1641.13); Jewish: Neuman.
 
D1641.2. D1641.2. Stones remove themselves. (Cf. D931.) Fb “sten” III 553a; Irish: O’Suilleabhain 85, Beal XXI 328, *Cross; England: *Baughman; Jewish: Neuman.
 
D1641.2.1. D1641.2.1. Saint‘s flagstone follows him. Irish myth: *Cross.
 
D1641.2.2. D1641.2.2. Mountain moved by prayer so as to make room for church. (Cf. D932.) Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1641.2.3. D1641.2.3. Stone moves at cock-crow. (Cf. E452, N555.1.) England: *Baughman.
 
D1641.2.4. D1641.2.4. Stone moves at midnight. England: *Baughman.
 
D1641.2.5. D1641.2.5. Stones go down to stream to drink. England: Baughman.
 
D1641.3. D1641.3. Stove runs over hill. (Cf. D1161.) Fb “ovn” II 774a.
 
D1641.4. D1641.4. Forest cleared by magic. (Cf. D950.) India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1641.5. D1641.5. Muirlan (ball) removes itself. (Cf. D1256.) Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1641.6. D1641.6. Branch leaps from hand to hand. (Cf. D954.) Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1641.7. D1641.7. Severed head moves from place to place. (Cf. D992.) Irish myth: Cross; Jewish: Neuman.
 
D1641.7.1. D1641.7.1. Self-rolling head. Jewish: Neuman.
 
D1641.8. D1641.8. Grave removes itself. (Cf. D1299.2.) Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1641.9. D1641.9. Magic cross removes itself. (Cf. D1299.3.) Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1641.10. D1641.10. Magic fire removes itself. (Cf. D1271.) Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1641.11. D1641.11. Sacred scroll returns to heaven. (Cf. D1266.1, V151.) Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1641.11.1. D1641.11.1. Magic book removes itself. (Cf. D1266.) Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1641.12. D1641.12. Lake removes itself. (Cf. D921.) Irish myth: *Cross; Lithuanian: Balys Index No. 3605; Livonian: Loorits FFC LXVI 75 No. 243; Estonian: Aarne FFC XXV 135 No. 89.
 
D1641.12.1. D1641.12.1. Lake is drunk dry. Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1641.13. D1641.13. Coffin moves itself. Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 122.
 
D1641.14. D1641.14. Jewelry intended by groom for prospective bride strangely disappears and a slip of paper alone is left in box. (Cf. D1071.) India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1641.14.1. D1641.14.1. Ruby shatters into half-dozen pieces when it is acquired by greedy lapidary. India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1641.15. D1641.15. Lotus disappears whenever anyone tries to pluck it. (Cf. D975.1.) India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1641.16. D1641.16. Bananas run and hide when stone is thrown at them. (Cf. D981.13.) Easter Island: Métraux Ethnology 375.
 
D1642. D1642. Self-folding object.
 
D1642.1. D1642.1. Self-folding bridge prevents pursuit. (Cf. D1268.) Type 313.
 
D1643. D1643. Object travels by itself. (Cf. D1641.)
 
D1643.1. D1643.1. Stick of fire comes to river bank of itself. (Cf. D1271.) India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1643.2. D1643.2. Rock travels. (Cf. D931) Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1643.3. D1643.3. Magic island moves about as owner wishes. (Cf. D936.) Cook Islands: Beckwith Myth 467.
 
D1643.4. D1643.4. Magic pipe travels about. (Cf. D1224.) Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 540.
 
D1645. D1645. Self-luminous objects. Irish myth: *Cross.
 
D1645.1. D1645.1. Incandescent jewel. (Cf. D1071.) *Chauvin V 4 No. 443; *Penzer III 167; *Reinhard PMLA XXXVIII 434 n. 32; *Cosquin indiens 246ff.; Fb “edelsten”; *Boje 81; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; Jewish: bin Gorion Born Judas@2 I 217, 375, Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Werner 274.
 
D1645.2. D1645.2. Incandescent cup. (Cf. D1171.6.) Irish myth: *Cross; Welsh: MacCulloch Celtic 203 (Grail).
 
D1645.3. D1645.3. Magic castle shines from afar. (Cf. D1131, F771.) Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. “château”; *Fb “slot” III 377a.
 
D1645.4. D1645.4. Incandescent sword. (Cf. D1081, D1645.8.4.) Malone PMLA XLIII 433; Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1645.5. D1645.5. Magic dazzling shield. (Cf. D1101.1.) Spanish: Boggs FFC XC 67 No. 508A*.
 
D1645.6. D1645.6. Self-luminous feather. (Cf. D1021.) Hdwb. d. Märchens s.v. “Baum bewacht”.
 
D1645.7. D1645.7. Self-luminous artificial boar. (Cf. D1620.2.) Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 109.
 
D1645.8. D1645.8. Magic flaming arms. (Cf. D1080.) Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1645.8.1. D1645.8.1. Magic flaming spear. (Cf. D1084.) Irish myth: *Cross.
 
D1645.8.1.1. D1645.8.1.1. Flaming spear must be cooled in noxious blood. Irish myth: *Cross.
 
D1645.8.2. D1645.8.2. Magic flaming shield. (Cf. D1101.1.) Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1645.8.3. D1645.8.3. Magic flaming lance. (Cf. D1086, D1645.8.1.) Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1645.8.4. D1645.8.4. Magic flaming sword. (Cf. D1081, D1645.4.) Irish myth: *Cross.
 
D1645.9. D1645.9. Well shines at night. (Cf. D926.) Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1645.10. D1645.10. Man‘s body emits light. Chinese: Graham.
 
D1645.11. D1645.11. Extraordinary flower; rays of golden light fall from it. (Cf. D975.) India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1646. D1646. Magic dancing object. (Cf. D1627.)
 
D1646.1. D1646.1. Dancing apple. (Cf. D981.) *Köhler-Bolte I 118; cf. Type 707.
 
D1646.2. D1646.2. Dancing water. (Cf. D1242.1.) *Köhler-Bolte I 143; cf. Type 707; Italian Novella: Rotunda.
 
D1646.3. D1646.3. Dancing kettle. (Cf. D1171.3.) Japanese: Mitford 175ff.
 
D1646.4. D1646.4. Dancing stones. (Cf. D931.) England, Wales: Baughman (D1641.2.5).
 
D1647. D1647. Fountain magically dries up. (Cf. D925.) Irish: Plummer cli, *Cross.
 
D1647.1. D1647.1. Water vanishes from water hole when man tries to drink. Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen I 180.
 
D1648. D1648. Magic object bows before certain person.
 
D1648.1. D1648.1. Tree bends to certain person. (Cf. D950.) N. A. Indian (Seneca): Curtin-Hewitt RBAE XXXII 391 No. 70; India: Thompson-Balys; Philippine (Tinguian): Cole 100.
 
D1648.1.1. D1648.1.1. Tree bends only to heroine. *Type 511; India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1648.1.2. D1648.1.2. Tree (forest) bows down to holy person (saint). Dh II 30ff.; Irish: *Cross, O’Suilleabhain 108, Beal XXI 334; Spanish Exempla: Keller.
 
D1648.1.2.1. D1648.1.2.1. Tree bows to help Virgin Mary in childbirth. (Cf. V250.) *Dh II 10; Irish: O‘Suilleabhain 1(a), Beal XXI 304.
 
D1648.1.2.2. D1648.1.2.2. Twig of a tree bows down and releases a bag with relics when the man makes a promise. *Loomis White Magic 129f.
 
D1648.2. D1648.2. Flower bends only to certain person. (Cf. D975.) India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1648.3. D1648.3. Stones prostrate themselves before certain persons. (Cf. D931.) Jewish: Neuman.
 
D1649. D1649. Miscellaneous automatic objects.
 
D1649.1. D1649.1. Magic object keeps falling down.
 
D1649.1.1. D1649.1.1. Magic elk’s head keeps falling down. (Cf. D1011.) N. A. Indian (Tillamook): Boas JAFL XI 135.
 
D1649.1.2. D1649.1.2. Magic birds keep falling off perch. *Type 313; Thompson River: Thompson CColl II 372.
 
D1649.2. D1649.2. Magic object comes at owner‘s call. (Cf. D1651.) Irish myth: Cross.
 
D1649.2.1. D1649.2.1. Harp comes at owner’s call. (Cf. D1231.) Irish myth: *Cross.
 
D1649.3. D1649.3. Stones for heating water heated automatically in other world. (Cf. D931.) Irish myth: *Cross.
 
D1649.4. D1649.4. Dung and wood burst into flames of their own accord. (Cf. D956, D1026.) India: Thompson-Balys.
 
D1649.5. D1649.5. Magic crystals automatically heat for cooking. (Cf. D1601.6.) Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 972.
 
D1649.6. D1649.6. Objects rebel against their owners. American Indian (Maya, Andes, Chiriguano): Métraux BBAE CXLIII (3) 484.
 
D1649.7. D1649.7. Magic wood stick makes noise at night. (Cf. D956.) Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 151.

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