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Group No. 82


D. Magic

Group No.

D1700 – D1799

Group name

Possession and means of employment of magic powers


D1700. D1700. Magic powers. *Kittredge Witchcraft passim; Fb “kunst” II 331; Penzer VIII 36ff., 46ff., 79, 100n.; E. E. Evans-Prichard Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic among the Azande (Oxford, 1937); M. Summers Witchcraft and Black Magic (London, 1946); *Arne Runeberg Witches, Demons and Fertility Magic (Helsinki, 1947); *E. M. Butler Ritual Magic (Cambridge, Eng., 1949); Loomis White Magic; *Tibbals Elements of Magic in the Romance of William of Palerne (MPh I (1903) 355ff.); *Easter A Study of Magic Elements in the Romans d‘Aventure (Dissertation, Baltimore 1906). – Estonian: *Loorits Grundzüge; Japanese: Anesaki 274.
D1710 – D1799.
D1710 – D1799. Possession and means of employment of magic powers.
D1710. D1710. Possession of magic powers. (Cf. D800.) Hdwb. d. Märchens II “Gegenzauber”; Irish myth: *Cross.
D1711. D1711. Magician. (Cf. D1721.) *Type 325; Dickson 121 n. 64; *Finnur Jónsson “Um galdra, seieth, seiethmenn og völur,” thyjár ritgjörethir (København, 1892) 5 – 28; *Seligmann 6f.; *Penzer IV 39 n. 1, 46ff.; *Fb “klog mand” II 187; Malone PMLA XLIII 400. – Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 299, *Boberg; Italian Novella: Rotunda; Livonian: Loorits FFC LXVI 57ff. Nos. 128 – 159; Lappish: Qvigstad FFC LX 50ff. Nos. 90 – 119; Jewish: Neuman; India: *Thompson-Balys; S. A. Indian (Toba): Métraux MAFLS XL 162.
D1711.0.1. D1711.0.1. Magician‘s apprentice. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1711.0.2. D1711.0.2. Magician keeps magic power in tumor in back. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1711.0.3. D1711.0.3. Means of becoming magician. Eskimo (Greenland): Holm 92, 94.
D1711.1. D1711.1. Biblical worthy as magician.
D1711.1.1. D1711.1.1. Solomon as master of magicians. **G. Weil Biblische Legenden der Musselmänner (Frankfurt, 1845); *C. C. MacCown Journal of the Palestine Oriental Society II (1922) 1 – 24; **C. Singer Salomosagen in Deutschland (Zs. f. deutsches Altertum XXXV (1891) 177ff.); *E. A. W. Budge The Queen of Sheba (London, 1922); *M. D. Conway Solomon and Solomonic Literature (Chicago, 1900); St. John D. Seymour Tales of King Solomon (Oxford, 1924); *H. A. Winkler Salomo und die Karina: eine orientalische Legende von der Bezwingung einer Kindbettdämonin (Stuttgart, 1931); *Fb “Salomon” III 146b; Jewish: Neuman.
D1711.1.2. D1711.1.2. Esau as magician. Jewish: Neuman.
D1711.1.3. D1711.1.3. Baalam as master of magicians. Jewish: Neuman.
D1711.2. D1711.2. Virgil as magician. **D. Comparetti Virgilio nel medio evo@2 (Florence, 1896) (Eng. trans. by E. F. M. Benecke, London, 1895); *Chauvin VIII 188ff. No. 228; *Penzer I 24 n. 1; *C. G. Leland Unpublished Legends of Virgil (London, 1899); *Otto Söhring Romanische Forschungen XII (1900) 580ff.; *Hertel Verzauberte Oertlichkeiten; J. D. Bruce MPh X (1913) 511ff.; **John W. Spargo Virgil the Necromancer (Cambridge, Mass., 1934).
D1711.3. D1711.3. Sun as magician. Chinese: Werner 361.
D1711.4. D1711.4. Druid as magician. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1711.5. D1711.5. Fairy as magician. (Cf. F234.0.2.) Irish myth: Cross.
D1711.6. D1711.6. God or demigod as magician.
D1711.6.1. D1711.6.1. Odin as magician. Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 45ff., 296; Herrmann Saxo Gr. II 239ff., *Boberg.
D1711.6.2. D1711.6.2. Aesculapius as magician. Jewish: Neuman.
D1711.7. D1711.7. King as magician. Icelandic: *Boberg.
D1711.7.1. D1711.7.1. Pharaoh as magician. Jewish: Neuman.
D1711.8. D1711.8. Strong man as magician. Icelandic: *Boberg.
D1711.9. D1711.9. Dark-haired people (with bowed nose) as magicians. Icelandic: Boberg.
D1711.10. D1711.10. People of certain place as magicians.
D1711.10.1. D1711.10.1. Finns as magicians. Icelandic: Herrmann Saxo II 372, *Boberg.
D1711.10.2. D1711.10.2. People of Gestrikland (Sweden) as magicians. Icelandic: Göngu-Hrólfs saga 240.
D1711.10.3. D1711.10.3. Egyptians as magicians. Jewish: Neuman.
D1711.10.4. D1711.10.4. People of Palmyra as magicians. Jewish: Neuman.
D1711.10.5. D1711.10.5. Amonites as magicians. Jewish: Neuman.
D1711.10.6. D1711.10.6. Amalekites as magicians. Jewish: Neuman.
D1711.11. D1711.11. Family of magicians.
D1711.11.1. D1711.11.1. Baalam‘s family as magicians. Jewish: Neuman.
D1711.12. D1711.12. People who come on ship with sickness accused as magicians. Icelandic: Flateyjarbók III 435, Boberg.
D1711.13. D1711.13. Reptile-men cure snake bites, and can summon together snakes (or mice) and lead them away anywhere. Lithuanian: Balys Index No. 3666.
D1712. D1712. Soothsayer (diviner, oracle, etc.). (Cf. M301.) *Kittredge Witchcraft 383ff. nn. 61, 62; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 299, *Boberg; England: Baughman; Estonian: Aarne FFC XXV 138 No. 104; Finnish: Aarne FFC XXXIII 48; Jewish: Neuman; India: *Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 349; Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 254; Africa (Angola): Chatelain 57 No. 2, 139 No. 13, (Congo): Weeks 202 No. 1.
D1712.0.1. D1712.0.1. Astrologer-magician. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1712.1. D1712.1. Soothsayer at work by various methods of divination. Lithuanian: Balys Index No. 3667; India: Thompson-Balys.
D1712.2. D1712.2. Blind man as soothsayer. Icelandic: Boberg.
D1712.3. D1712.3. Interpreter of dreams. Jewish: Neuman.
D1713. D1713. Magic power of hermit (saint, yogi). (Cf. P426.2.) **Loomis White Magic; *Plummer passim; Dickson 121 n. 66; Penzer VI 201ff., VII 73, 113f.; *Barry JAFL XXVIII 195; **Toldo Studien zur vgl. Littgsch. I-IX passim; Günter; Irish: *Cross, Beal. XXI 328, O‘Suilleabhain 85; Spanish Exempla: Keller; Jewish: Neuman; India: *Thompson-Balys (D1711.14, D1711.16.); Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 210, 286. See V220 for cross-references concerning magic powers of saints.
D1714. D1714. Magic power of person without sin. Irish myth: *Cross (D1716).
D1714.1. D1714.1. Magic power of chaste woman. Penzer I 166, III 171 n. 1; India: *Thompson-Balys.
D1714.1.1. D1714.1.1. Chaste maiden at prayer vanishes from would-be ravisher‘s embrace. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
D1715. D1715. Magic power of dying man’s words. *Type 960; BP II 531; Krappe Science 216 – 217. – Icelandic: Völsunga saga ch. 33 (31).
D1715.1. D1715.1. Magic last wish at death becomes a reality (reincarnation). India: Thompson-Balys.
D1715.2. D1715.2. Dying peasant summons greedy bishop for heavenly funeral; the bishop dies hearing the message. Icelandic: Boberg.
D1715.3. D1715.3. Dying man commands cloud to bear message to man‘s wife. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1716. D1716. Magic power of the infirm.
D1716.1. D1716.1. Magic power of the idiot. Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 111.
D1716.2. D1716.2. Magic power of the lame. Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen III 99.
D1716.3. D1716.3. Magic power of sterile woman. Jewish: Neuman.
D1717. D1717. Magic power of children. Jewish: Neuman.
D1717.1. D1717.1. Magic power of monster child. *Type 708; U.S.: Baughman.
D1718. D1718. Special location of magic powers.
D1718.1. D1718.1. Magic power contained in stick and water. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1719. D1719. Possession of magic powers – miscellaneous.
D1719.1. D1719.1. Contest in magic. (Cf. H1573.3.) Type 325. – Irish myth: *Cross; Jewish: Neuman; India: *Thompson-Balys; N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 327 n. 182; Eskimo (Greenland): Thalbitzer 7, Rasmussen II 334; S. A. Indian (Toba): Métraux MAFLS XL 139, (Chiriguano): Métraux BBAE CXLIII 3 484.
D1719.1.1. D1719.1.1. Contest in magic between druid and saint. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1719.1.2. D1719.1.2. Contest between druid and fairy personage. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1719.1.3. D1719.1.3. Magic contest, magician and giant: magician would make a dog‘s tail crooked, the giant would straighten it – and so on, ad infinitum. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1719.1.4. D1719.1.4. Contest between carpenter and son to race wooden horses they had both made. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1719.2. D1719.2. Magic wisdom possessed by wild man. (Cf. F567.) Dickson 120 n. 62; *Handwb. d. Abergl. IX Nachträge 968f.
D1719.3. D1719.3. Magic power of superhuman race. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1719.4. D1719.4. Magic wisdom possessed by extraordinary companion. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1719.5. D1719.5. Magic power of fairy. (Cf. A1611.10.1.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D1719.6. D1719.6. Magic power of holy cross. (Cf. V86.) Irish myth: Cross.
D1719.7. D1719.7. Magic power of mermaid. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1719.8. D1719.8. Man has magic servants who plow for him; he swallows them each day and keeps them secret. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1719.9. D1719.9. Magic power at certain time.
D1719.9.1. D1719.9.1. Magic power only at night. Jewish: Neuman.
D1719.9.2. D1719.9.2. Magic power at Passover. Jewish: Neuman.
D1719.10. D1719.10. Magic power only under certain conditions.
D1719.10.1. D1719.10.1. Magic power only when magician’s feet touch ground. Jewish: Neuman.
D1719.11. D1719.11. Limited amount of magic in world.
D1719.11.1. D1719.11.1. Only ten measures of magic allotted to world. Jewish: Neuman.
D1720. D1720. Acquisition of magic powers. (Cf. D810.) Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 461, Rasmussen II 222, III 111.
D1720.1. D1720.1. Man given power of wishing. Fb “ønske” III 1179a; Irish myth: Cross; Italian: Rotunda, Basile Pentamerone I No. 3; India: *Thompson-Balys; Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 453, Holm 25.
D1720.1.1. D1720.1.1. Devil gives man power of wishing. England: *Baughman.
D1720.2. D1720.2. Man receives divine “possession” (becomes a diviner). India: Thompson-Balys.
D1721. D1721. Magic power from magician. *Type 325; *Chauvin II 151 No. 11; *Fb. “sorte skole” III 469a. – Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 49, 296; English: Wells 43 (Arthour and Merlin); Lappish: Qvigstad FFC LX 49 No. 87; Jewish: Neuman; India: *Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Werner 383.
D1721.0.1. D1721.0.1. Magic power from donning magician’s clothes. (Cf. D1052.) N. A. Indian (Seneca): Curtin-Hewitt RBAE XXXII 131 No. 20.
D1721.0.2. D1721.0.2. Magic power obtained secretly from magician‘s friends. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1721.1. D1721.1. Magic power from devil. Kittredge Witchcraft 45, 399 n. 175; Dickson 213 n. 145. – Spanish: Boggs FFC XC 47 No. 325*A.
D1721.1.1. D1721.1.1. Magic arts learned in hell. Irish myth: *Cross (D1738).
D1721.1.2. D1721.1.2. Magic power from demon. Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen II 51.
D1721.1.3. D1721.1.3. Spirit gives man the power of exorcising him out of anyone he possesses. (Cf. D2176.) India: Thompson-Balys.
D1721.1.4. D1721.1.4. Magic power from rakshasi. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1721.2. D1721.2. Magic power acquired by eating fish which have eaten dead magician’s flesh. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1721.3. D1721.3. Magician blows magic into disciples‘ ears. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1721.4. D1721.4. Disciples drink magician’s urine. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1721.5. D1721.5. Magician‘s disciples eat magic iron. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1721.6. D1721.6. Magician’s disciples acquire magic powers by study. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1722. D1722. Magic power from saint. (Cf. D1713, V223.4.1.) Irish: Plummer clxxxv, Cross.
D1722.1. D1722.1. Magic power from prophet. Jewish: Neuman.
D1723. D1723. Magic power from fairy. Type 403; Irish myth: Cross; Scotch: Macdougall and Calder 251; Italian: Basile Pentamerone. I No. 3, Rotunda.
D1724. D1724. Magic power from Death. Death as godfather. (Cf. D1725.1.) *Type 332; *BP I 377ff. – Italian Novella: Rotunda.
D1725. D1725. Magic power obtained from angels. Jewish: Neuman, Penzer VI 63.
D1725.1. D1725.1. Magic power from Angel of Death (Cf. 1724.). Jewish: Neuman.
D1726. D1726. Magic power from deity. Irish myth: Cross; Greek: Grote I 105; Italian Novella: Rotunda; Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys.
D1726.0.1. D1726.0.1. Soothsaying learned from a god. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1726.1. D1726.1. Magic power from celestial maiden. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1726.2. D1726.2. Magic power from stone idol. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1727. D1727. Magic power learned from giant (as foster-father). Icelandic: Bárdar saga Snæfellsáss ch. 2 (ed. Vigfússon 1860) 2, Boberg.
D1728. D1728. Magic power from superhuman race. (Cf. D1719.3.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D1731. D1731. Magic power received in dream. Dickson 188; Jewish: Neuman; Calif. Indian: Gayton and Newman 58; Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen I 134.
D1731.1. D1731.1. Song learned in dream. (Cf. D1275.) See story of Caedmon in Bede’s Ecclesiastical History, as well as numerous biblical stories of “inspiration”; *Kittredge Witchcraft 222, 529 n. 89. – Pawnee: Dorsey CI LIX 241ff. Nos. 77 – 116 passim.
D1731.2. D1731.2. Marvels seen in dreams. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1731.2.1. D1731.2.1. Fairy seen in dream. (Cf. F471.2, K2035.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D1731.2.2. D1731.2.2. All nature composed of food in vision. (Cf. V514, X1503.) Irish myth: Cross.
D1731.3. D1731.3. (Dream of) rock-casting contest. (Cf. A966.1, D931.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D1732. D1732. Magic power obtained by meditation. Penzer VI 2.
D1733. D1733. Acts producing magic power.
D1733.1. D1733.1. Magic power by jumping into fire. Africa (Mpongwe): Nassau 76 No. 15.
D1733.2. D1733.2. Magic power by crawling through ear of magic horse. (Cf. B181.) Köhler-Bolte I 406.
D1733.3. D1733.3. Magic power through ascetic practices. Penzer IV 46, V 109; India: *Thompson-Balys.
D1733.3.1. D1733.3.1. Magic power by fasting. (Cf. G224.16, P623.) Kittredge Witchcraft 128, 450f. nn. 26 – 27 passim; Irish myth: *Cross; England: Baughman.
D1733.3.1.1. D1733.3.1.1. Oracular twigs work only if man has fasted. (Cf. D1311.4.0.1.) Irish myth: Cross.
D1733.4. D1733.4. Magic power by sitting in certain seat. Icelandic: *Boberg.
D1733.5. D1733.5. Magic power from swooning. Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 400.
D1733.6. D1733.6. Magic power by magic songs. Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 299.
D1734. D1734. Magic powers from rubbing. Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 219, 455.
D1734.1. D1734.1. Magic power by rubbing talisman. *Type 561.
D1735. D1735. Magic powers from swallowing.
D1735.1. D1735.1. Magic powers from swallowing a straw. Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen II 158.
D1735.2. D1735.2. Language acquired by swallowing its written characters. Jewish: Neuman.
D1735.3. D1735.3. Magic powers from swallowing magic drink. (Cf. D1040.) Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 453.
D1735.4. D1735.4. Possession of magic knowledge and witchcraft from having eaten of father-of-man‘s corpse. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1736. D1736. Magic power from great piety. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1736.1. D1736.1. Magic power acquired by sacrificing. (Cf. D1766.2.) India: Thompson-Balys.
D1737. D1737. Magic power inherited. Irish myth: Cross.
D1737.1. D1737.1. Magic power from mother. Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: Corpus Poeticum Boreale I 93.
D1738. D1738. Magic arts studied. Jewish: Neuman; Chinese: Graham.
D1739. D1739. Acquisition of magic power – miscellaneous.
D1739.1. D1739.1. Magic power from overheard talk of spirits. Jewish: Neuman.
D1739.2. D1739.2. Magic power from heavenly voice. Jewish: Neuman.
D1740. D1740. Loss of magic power.
D1741. D1741. Magic powers lost.
D1741.1. D1741.1. Magic power lost in sleep. Penzer VIII 25 n. 2.
D1741.2. D1741.2. Magic power lost with loss of blood. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1741.2.1. D1741.2.1. Drawing witch’s blood annuls her spells. (Cf. G271.4.4., G273.6.) Kittredge Witchcraft 47, *399f. nn. 190, 191; *Fb “blod” IV 47b.
D1741.3. D1741.3. Silence under punishment breaks power of enchantment. Fb “prygle” II 881.
D1741.4. D1741.4. Magic powers fail because of lack of faith in them. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1741.5. D1741.5. Magic power lost by being frightened. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1741.6. D1741.6. Loss of magic power through incest. (Cf. Q242.) Irish myth: Cross.
D1741.7. D1741.7. Saint causes loss of magic power. Irish myth: Cross.
D1741.8. D1741.8. Sorcerer’s power lost when his teeth are knocked out. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1741.9. D1741.9. Conjurer‘s power lost by eating magic food. Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 423.
D1745. D1745. Magic power rendered ineffective.
D1745.1. D1745.1. Magic power not effective on men born on certain day. Jewish: Neuman.
D1745.2. D1745.2. Magic power rendered ineffective by pious deeds. Jewish: Neuman.
D1749. D1749. Loss of magic power – miscellaneous.
D1749.1. D1749.1. Sorceress to lose her magic power as soon as one of her transformed husbands seizes her and swallows her. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1749.2. D1749.2. Woman loses her magic power when she loses her simplicity and humility. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1750. D1750. Other characteristics of magic power.
D1751. D1751. Magic passes from body to body. Jewish: Neuman; India: Tawney I 417.
D1760. D1760. Means of producing magic power.
D1761. D1761. Magic results produced by wishing. **Riklin Wuncherfüllung und Symbolik in Märchen. (1908); *Fb “ønske” III 1178a. – Irish myth: *Cross; German: Grimm Nos. 50, 76; Jewish: Neuman; India: *Thompson-Balys; Seneca: Curtin-Hewitt RBAE XXXII 122 No. 19; Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen III 151.
D1761.0.1. D1761.0.1. Wishes granted without limit. *Types 555, 592, 652, 675; BP I 138, II 121ff., *124, 490.
D1761.0.2. D1761.0.2. Limited number of wishes granted. *Types 750A, 1173*, 1951*; *BP II 491; *Loomis White Magic 124, 130; Irish myth: Cross; Italian Novella: Rotunda; India: Thompson-Balys.
D1761.0.2.1. D1761.0.2.1. Man to have wishes if he can repeat them in one breath. Irish myth: Cross.
D1761.0.2.2. D1761.0.2.2. One wish granted. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1761.1. D1761.1. Wishing by stars.
D1761.1.1. D1761.1.1. Wishing by shooting star. BP III 234 n. 1.
D1765. D1765. Magic results produced by command. Italian Novella: Rotunda; Babylonian: Spence 76f.; Jewish: Neuman, Genesis 1:3, etc.
D1766. D1766. Magic results produced by religious ceremony. (Cf. G224.5, V70.) *Kittredge Witchcraft 145, 465f. nn. 56, 57, 74, 75, 76 – 87 passim; England: Baughman.
D1766.1. D1766.1. Magic results produced by prayer. Irish myth: *Cross; Spanish Exempla: Keller; India: *Thompson-Balys; Norse: Boberg.
D1766.1.1. D1766.1.1. Magic fountain produced by prayer. (Cf. D925.1.) Irish: Plummer cl, Cross.
D1766.1.2. D1766.1.2. Prayers of nun cause Virgin Mary to show her the infant Jesus. Spanish Exempla: Keller.
D1766.1.3. D1766.1.3. Garment produced by prayer. Spanish Exempla: Keller.
D1766.1.4. D1766.1.4. Pain stopped by prayer. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1766.1.5. D1766.1.5. Upon praying of a saint, sea or pool is filled with sand so that people are able to cross with dry feet. *Loomis White Magic 43.
D1766.1.6. D1766.1.6. Mouse‘s prayer to gods about her children granted. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1766.1.7. D1766.1.7. Saint opens prison door by prayer. Alphabet No. 280; Boberg.
D1766.1.8. D1766.1.8. Food produced by prayer. Scala Celi 138a No. 774.
D1766.2. D1766.2. Magic results produced by sacrifices. Irish: O’Suilleabhain 89, Beal XXI 329; Jewish: Neuman.
D1766.2.1. D1766.2.1. Magic results from sacrifices at trees and wells. Kittredge Witchcraft 33, *393f. nn. 106 – 108.
D1766.2.2. D1766.2.2. Magic power from sacrificing a cock. Kittredge Witchcraft 94, *424 nn. 132, 133.
D1766.2.3. D1766.2.3. Magic power from shedding blood. (Cf. D2136.8.) India: Thompson-Balys.
D1766.3. D1766.3. Magic powers from baptizing an animal. Kittredge Witchcraft 94, *424 nn. 134 – 136.
D1766.4. D1766.4. Magic power from christening an animal.
D1766.4.1. D1766.4.1. Magic power from christening a cock. Kittredge Witchcraft 148, 467 nn. 89 – 90.
D1766.5. D1766.5. Magic produced by saying mass. Irish myth: Cross.
D1766.5.1. D1766.5.1. Masses used along with other magic for cursing. Kittredge Witchcraft 147, 466 n. 88.
D1766.5.2. D1766.5.2. Magic articles made during mass. Fb “messe” II 582a.
D1766.6. D1766.6. Magic results from sign of the cross. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1766.6.1. D1766.6.1. Fountain produced from sign of the cross. (Cf. D925.1.) Irish: Plummer cl, Cross.
D1766.6.2. D1766.6.2. Sign of the cross made over sword (knife) endows it with magic powers. Irish myth: *Cross; Argentina: Jijena Sanchez 82, 87.
D1766.6.3. D1766.6.3. Sign of the cross enables person to relate marvel. Irish myth: Cross.
D1766.6.4. D1766.6.4. Sign of the cross made over beer protects against poison. Icelandic: *Boberg.
D1766.6.5. D1766.6.5. Venomous dog killed by sign of cross. Irish myth: Cross.
D1766.7. D1766.7. Magic results from uttering powerful name.
D1766.7.1. D1766.7.1. Magic results produced in name of deity. Jewish: *Neuman.
D1766.7.1.1. D1766.7.1.1. Evil spirits conjured away in name of deity. (Cf. D1385.) Fb “lygtemand” II 473 b. – Irish: O‘Suilleabhain 31f., 66, Beal XXI 310, 325; Spanish Exempla: Keller.
D1766.7.2. D1766.7.2. Magic use of hero‘s name brings water. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1766.7.3. D1766.7.3. Magic results produced in name of saint. (Cf. V220.) Irish myth: Cross.
D1766.8. D1766.8. Magic results from fasting. Irish myth: Cross; India: Thompson-Balys.
D1766.8.1. D1766.8.1. Fasting a part of magic ritual. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1766.9. D1766.9. Magic results from singing hymn. (Cf. D1275.3.) Irish myth: Cross.
D1766.10. D1766.10. Magic results from worshiping god (goddess). India: Thompson-Balys.
D1773. D1773. Magic results from laughing.
D1773.1. D1773.1. Scent of flowers from laughter. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1774. D1774. Magic results from speaking. Jewish: Neuman.
D1775. D1775. Magic results from licking. Irish myth: *Cross; Japanese: Ikeda; Eskimo (Cumberland Sound): Boas BAM XV 201.
D1776. D1776. Magic results from spitting. Jewish: Neuman; Eskimo (Koryak): Jochelson JE VI 170.
D1777. D1777. Magic results from power of thought. Eskimo (Mackenzie Area): Jenness 64.
D1778. D1778. Magic results from contact with earth.
D1781. D1781. Magic results from singing. (Cf. D1275, D1275.3.)
D1782. D1782. Sympathetic magic. Magic results obtained by imitating desired action. *Frazer Golden Bough XII 481 s.v. “Sympathetic magic”; *Andree Ethnographische 8ff. – Irish myth: *Cross; Jewish: Neuman; Hindu: Penzer III 38, VI 24 n., 133, IX 27 n. 1; N. A. Indian (Blackfoot): Wissler and Duvall PaAM II 128, (Maliseet): Mechling GSCan IV 100 No. 29, (Arapaho): Dorsey and Kroeber FM V 271 No. 120, (Pawnee): Dorsey CI LIX 160 No. 43, (Micmac): Parsons JAFL XXXVIII 78 No. 11, Rand 370 No. 71, (Seneca): Curtin-Hewitt RBAE XXXII 186 No. 35, 457 No. 94, 659 No. 127.
D1782.1. D1782.1. Magic results obtained by imitating desired action.
D1782.1.1. D1782.1.1. Opening mouth makes door open wider. Eskimo (Cumberland Sound): Boas BAM XV 193.
D1782.2. D1782.2. Curing wound by treating object which caused wound. England, U.S.: *Baughman.
D1782.3. D1782.3. Magic result from loosing knots. (Cf. D2142.0.2.)
D1782.3.1. D1782.3.1. Loosing sandals destroys fakir’s power. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1782.3.2. D1782.3.2. Loosing knots permits horse to return home. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1783. D1783. Reverse magic. Magic results obtained by imitating reverse of desired results.
D1783.1. D1783.1. Magic results of reversing a spell. Formula said backward will sometimes undo the work performed by the formula. (Cf. D1273.) *Kittredge Witchcraft 167, 485 nn. 31 – 33; Penzer VI 149 n. 1, 150ff.
D1783.2. D1783.2. Cure for leprosy by drinking from opposite lip of horn from that which caused it. (Cf. D1500.4.1, D1502.4.1.) Icelandic: *Boberg.
D1783.3. D1783.3. Faster one walks, longer the trail. The slower, the shorter. N. A. Indian (Plains Cree): Skinner JAFL XXIX 356 No. 3.
D1783.4. D1783.4. Power over monster (wizard, king) obtained by reversing orders. Hero does exact opposite of the command. Scottish: Campbell-McKay No. 2.
D1783.5. D1783.5. Magic turned against the makers, so that they are bewildered and kill themselves. Icelandic: Göngu-Hrólfs saga 319, *Boberg.
D1784. D1784. Magic results from breathing. (Cf. D1557.) Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 428.
D1785. D1785. Magic telepathy. Influence at a distance. Koryak: *Jochelson JE VI 380.
D1786. D1786. Magic power at cross-roads. *Fb “korsvej” II 277f; *Frazer Golden Bough XII 232 s.v. “cross roads”; *Penzer III 37f.; Finnish: Kalevala rune 8.
D1787. D1787. Magic results from burning.
D1788. D1788. Magic results from bathing. (Cf. D562, D925, D2161.4.14.) Jewish: Neuman.
D1788.1. D1788.1. Magic results from contact with water. Irish myth: Cross.
D1791. D1791. Magic power by circumambulation. (Cf. G224.8, D1272.) *Fb “rundt” III 96b; Frazer Golden Bough X 233ff.; *Penzer X 109 s.v. “circumambulation”; Cowell Jataka index s.v. “rightwise”; Cosquin Études 356ff.; *Saintyves Essais 196ff. – Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; Jewish: Neuman.
D1791.1. D1791.1. Dextrosum (sunwise) circuit (for good luck). Irish myth: Cross.
D1791.1.1. D1791.1.1. Druid performs circumambulation right-handwise to confer honor or bring good luck. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1791.2. D1791.2. Withershins (countersunwise) circuit (for ill luck). Irish myth: *Cross.
D1791.2.1. D1791.2.1. Druid performs circumambulation withershins to bring ill luck. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1792. D1792. Magic results from curse. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1792.1. D1792.1. Saint’s curse splits rocks. Irish myth: Cross.
D1792.2. D1792.2. Cursing wells. Irish myth: Cross.
D1792.3. D1792.3. Cursing stones. (Cf. D931.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D1793. D1793. Magic results from eating or drinking.
D1793.1. D1793.1. Characteristics of animal acquired by eating it. Jewish: Neuman; Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 227.
D1794. D1794. Magic results from kissing. Irish myth: Cross; Jewish: Neuman.
D1795. D1795. Magic by creeping (running, pulling) through a hole. *Hdwb. d. Abergl. II 477 s.v. “durchkriechen”; *Lowy Zs. f. Vksk. XXXVII – XXXVIII 85.
D1796. D1796. Magic from maiden walking naked in public. Hartland Science 83.
D1796.1. D1796.1. Power of nudity in magic. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1799. D1799. Magic results from other acts. (Cf. D1469.7, F547.1.3.)
D1799.1. D1799.1. Magic power from cleansing. (Cf. D1081, D1610.9, V1.8.) Irish myth: Cross.
D1799.2. D1799.2. Magic results from clapping the hands together. Cheremis: Sebeok-Nyerges.
D1799.3. D1799.3. Magic results from special rituals. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1799.4. D1799.4. Magic powers from touching. (Cf. D565, D1032.2f., D1273.0.3., D1810.3, D1833., D1854.)
D1799.5. D1799.5. Magic results from chewing. Irish myth: Cross.
D1799.6. D1799.6. Magic results from performing good deeds. Jewish: Neuman.

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