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Group No. 83


D. Magic

Group No.

D1800 – D1949

Group name

Lasting magic qualities


D1800 – D2199. Manifestations of magic power.
D1800 – D1949.
D1810. D1810. Magic knowledge. (Cf. D1310.) India: Thompson-Balys; Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 456, Rasmussen I 78, III 123, (Cumberland Sound): Boas BAM XV 244, (Bering Strait): Nelson RBAE XVIII 490.
D1810.0.1. D1810.0.1. Omniscience of a god. Irish myth: *Cross; Norse: De la Saussaye 280, Boberg; Greek: Aeschylus Prometheus Bound line 167, Grote I 6; Jewish: Neuman.
D1810.0.2. D1810.0.2. Magic knowledge of magician. (Cf. D1711, D1814.1.) Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: Boberg; English: Wells 42 (Arthour and Merlin); India: Thompson-Balys.
D1810.0.2.1. D1810.0.2.1. Magician rebukes secret usury. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
D1810.0.3. D1810.0.3. Magic knowledge of saints and holy men. *Toldo I 345ff.; Irish myth: *Cross; Jewish: Neuman.
D1810.0.3.1. D1810.0.3.1. Saint perceives cheat. Irish myth: Cross; Spanish Exempla: Keller.
D1810.0.3.2. D1810.0.3.2. Lost object or person found by holy man. Icelandic: *Boberg.
D1810.0.4. D1810.0.4. Magic knowledge of fairies. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1810.0.5. D1810.0.5. Magic knowledge of witches. Irish myth: Cross; England, U.S., Wales: *Baughman.
D1810.0.6. D1810.0.6. Magic knowledge of angels. (Cf. D1810.5.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D1810.0.7. D1810.0.7. Magic knowledge of superman. Irish myth: Cross.
D1810.0.8. D1810.0.8. Magic knowledge of druid. (Cf. D1711.4, D1816.5.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D1810.0.8.1. D1810.0.8.1. Druid’s “keys of wisdom”. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1810.0.9. D1810.0.9. Magic knowledge of the Pope. Irish myth: Cross.
D1810.0.10. D1810.0.10. Magic knowledge (wisdom) of Solomon. (Cf. L212.2.) Irish myth: Cross.
D1810.0.11. D1810.0.11. Magic knowledge of poet. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1810.0.12. D1810.0.12. Magic knowledge about culprit‘s offense to deity. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1810.0.13. D1810.0.13. Magic knowledge of identity of stranger. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1810.1. D1810.1. Magic knowledge from queen of other world. (Cf. D1723.) Hartland Science 197.
D1810.2. D1810.2. Magic knowledge from devil. (Cf. D1721.1.) Dickson 235 n. 34; Icelandic: Boberg.
D1810.3. D1810.3. Magic knowledge from touching “knowledge tooth” with thumb. (Cf. D1009.2, D1811.1.1.) **Scott Thumb; Irish myth: Cross; English: Baughman.
D1810.3.1. D1810.3.1. Future revealed by “knowledge tooth”. (Cf. D1009.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D1810.4. D1810.4. Magic knowledge learned from magician teacher. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1810.5. D1810.5. Magic knowledge from angel. (Cf. D1725, D1810.0.6.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D1810.6. D1810.6. Magic knowledge from bathing in holy water. Irish myth: Cross.
D1810.7. D1810.7. Magic knowledge from sign of the cross. (Cf. D1766.6, V86.) Irish myth: Cross.
D1810.8. D1810.8. Magic knowledge from dream. (Cf. D1812.3.3, D1812.5.1.2, D1813.1, D1814.2, D1817.2.1, D1819.2.) Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic. Þiðriks saga II 393 – 95 (n.), *Boberg.
D1810.8.1. D1810.8.1. Truth given in vision. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1810.8.2. D1810.8.2. Information received through dream. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1810.8.2.1. D1810.8.2.1. Dream shows where stolen girl is hidden. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1810.8.2.2. D1810.8.2.2. Person dreams of spot where drowned body lies. England: Baughman.
D1810.8.2.3. D1810.8.2.3. Murder made known in a dream. Canada: Baughman.
D1810.8.2.4. D1810.8.2.4. Dream tells of safety of absent person who has been in danger. Scotland: Baughman.
D1810.8.2.5. D1810.8.2.5. Raja told in a dream the stranger he seeks to destroy is his own son. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1810.8.3. D1810.8.3. Warning in dreams. Icelandic: *Boberg; India: Thompson-Balys.
D1810.8.3.1. D1810.8.3.1. Warning in dream fulfilled. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1810. D1810. Dream warns of illness or injury. The dream is fulfilled. England: *Baughman.
D1810.8.3.2. D1810.8.3.2. Dream warns of danger which will happen in near future. Because of advance knowledge, the danger is averted. England, Scotland, U.S.: *Baughman.
D1810.8.4. D1810.8.4. Solution to problem is discovered in dream. England: Baughman.
D1810.9. D1810.9. Magic knowledge from God. Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 297 – 98 (Odin); India: Thompson-Balys.
D1810.10. D1810.10. Magic knowledge from goddess. Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 296, 299; India: Thompson-Balys.
D1810.11. D1810.11. Magic knowledge from mythical ancestor. Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 297 (Rig), 311.
D1810.12. D1810.12. Magic knowledge from guardian spirits. (See E721.9.) Icelandic: Hrólfs saga Kraka II, Boberg.
D1810.13. D1810.13. Magic knowledge from the dead. Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 46, 298, 299 – 300, 311, Herrmann Saxo II 98 – 99.
D1811. D1811. Magic wisdom. (Cf. D1300.)
D1811.0.1. D1811.0.1. Seventy-two kinds of wisdom mastered by Adam. Jewish: Neuman.
D1811.1. D1811.1. Magic wisdom from eating or drinking. Jewish: Neuman.
D1811.1.1. D1811.1.1. Thumb of knowledge. Man cooks magic animal and burns thumb. When he puts thumb in mouth he has magic knowledge. (Cf. D1810.3.) **Scott Thumb; Irish myth: *Cross.
D1811.1.1.1. D1811.1.1.1. Thumb of knowledge from catching thumb in door of fairy. (Cf. F211.1.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D1811.1.2. D1811.1.2. Magic wisdom from drinking of well. (Cf. D1242.1, D1300.3, V134.) Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: Boberg.
D1811.2. D1811.2. Magic wisdom received from supernatural being. Dickson 120 nn. 61 – 63.
D1811.2.1. D1811.2.1. Divine inspiration for writing sacred books. Moreno Esdras.
D1812. D1812. Magic power of prophecy. (Cf. D1311.) Icelandic: *Boberg; English: Child III 418 – 422; Greek: Grote I 216, 249, 307; Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Ferguson 135. – N. A. Indian (Micmac): Parsons JAFL XXXVIII 75 No. 10.
D1812.0.1. D1812.0.1. Foreknowledge of hour of death. Irish myth: *Cross; England: *Baughman; Icelandic: *Boberg; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. “mort”; Greek: Aeschylus Agamemnon line 1260; India: Thompson-Balys.
D1812.0.1.1. D1812.0.1.1. Cheek bitten as warning of approaching death. (Cf. D1812. Irish myth: Cross.
D1812.0.1.2. D1812.0.1.2. Foreknowledge of means of death. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1812.0.2. D1812.0.2. Saints have foreknowledge of coming of guests. Irish: Plummer clxx, *Cross.
D1812.0.2.1. D1812.0.2.1. Foreknowledge of unwished guests. Icelandic: *Boberg.
D1812.0.2.2. D1812.0.2.2. Hero has foreknowledge of coming of guests. Irish myth: Cross.
D1812.0.2.3. D1812.0.2.3. Fakir has foreknowledge of coming of guests. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1812.0.3. D1812.0.3. Foreknowledge of wounding in battle (combat). Irish myth: *Cross.
D1812.0.4. D1812.0.4. Foreknowledge of unhappiness of son or sons. Icelandic: *Boberg.
D1812.0.5. D1812.0.5. Magic knowledge of what is to happen to himself after death. (Cf. G283.1.) India: Thompson-Balys.
D1812.1. D1812.1. Power of prophecy a gift. Greek: Frazer Apollodorus I 313 n. 3.
D1812.1.1. D1812.1.1. Power of prophecy from fairy. (Cf. D1723.) Hartland Science 203.
D1812.1.2. D1812.1.2. Power of prophecy from God. (Cf. D1726.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D1812.2. D1812.2. Power of prophecy induced.
D1812.2.1. D1812.2.1. Power of prophecy induced by crawling backward around grave. (Cf. D1791.) *Fb “grav” I 478.
D1812.2.2. D1812.2.2. Power of prophecy induced by conjuring. Irish myth: Cross.
D1812.2.3. D1812.2.3. Power of prophecy from accidental drinking of water from magic fountain. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1812.2.4. D1812.2.4. Dying man’s power of prophecy. Icelandic: *Boberg.
D1812.3. D1812.3. Means of learning future. (Cf. D1810.8, D1976.2.)
D1812.3.1. D1812.3.1. Future learned by sitting on hide. Kittredge Witchcraft 47, *399 nn. 181 – 186; Irish myth: *Cross.
D1812.3.2. D1812.3.2. Fortune told by cutting sand. Africa (Vai): Ellis 214 No. 29.
D1812.3.3. D1812.3.3. Future revealed in dream. (Cf. D1810.8, D1812.5.1.2, D1813.1.) *Type 725; *BP I 324; *Fb “sove” III 472b; *Hartland FLJ IV 321; *Pauli (ed. Bolte) Nos. 182, 183, 287, 328, 466, 826 – 830; *Gaster Exempla Nos. 215, 216, 218, 219, 242; Loomis White Magic; Alphabet Nos. 266, 305; Child V 477 s.v. “dreams”; *Encyc. Religion and Ethics s.v. “Dreams and sleep”; Loomis White Magic 17f.; Corpus Poeticum Boreale I 334, 347. – Irish myth: *Cross; Norse: Sofus Larsen Antik og Nordisk Drømmetro (Aarbøger for Nordisk Oldkyndighed 1917, 37ff.), G. D. Kelchner Dreams in Old Norse Literature and Their Affinities in Folklore (Cambridge, England, 1935); Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 311 – 12, *Boberg; England, Scotland, Wales, U.S.: *Baughman; Spanish Exempla: Keller; Greek: Frazer Apollodorus II 46 n. 1 (Hecuba); Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Werner 276, Graham. – S. A. Indian (Cherentes): Alexander Lat. Am. 308; Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen I 134; Africa (Angola): Chatelain 67, 249, (Fjort): Dennett 39 No. 5, (Kaffir): Theal 128, (Bushman): Bleek and Lloyd 17, (Zulu): Callaway 146, (Gold Coast): Barker and Sinclair 124.
D1812. D1812. Druid interprets prophetic dream. (Cf. D1711.4, D1812.3.3.5.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D1812. D1812. Poets interpret dreams. (Cf. P427.7.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D1812. D1812. Dream interpreter corrects dream. Jewish: Neuman.
D1812.3.3.1. D1812.3.3.1. Truest dreams at daybreak. *Penzer VIII 99f.
D1812.3.3.2. D1812.3.3.2. Fortune-telling dream induced by sleeping in extraordinary place (position). *Fb “sove” III 472b, 473a.
D1812.3.3.3. D1812.3.3.3. Prophetic dream induced by incantation. (Cf. D1799.3.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D1812.3.3.4. D1812.3.3.4. Prophetic dream loses force after a year. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1812.3.3.5. D1812.3.3.5. Prophetic dream allegorical. (Cf. D1812., V515.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D1812. D1812. Allegorical dream: ripe and unripe ears, fat and lean kine. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1812.3.3.6. D1812.3.3.6. Prophetic dream induced by eating meat of bull. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1812.3.3.7. D1812.3.3.7. Eve in vision sees Cain drink Abel’s blood. Irish myth: Cross.
D1812.3.3.8. D1812.3.3.8. Dream by a (pregnant) woman about fate of her unborn child. Icelandic: *Boberg.
D1812.3.3.9. D1812.3.3.9. Future husband (wife) revealed in dream. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1812.3.3.10. D1812.3.3.10. Dream interpreted by opposites. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1812.3.3.11. D1812.3.3.11. Death of another revealed in dream. England, Scotland, U.S.: *Baughman.
D1812.4. D1812.4. Future revealed by presentiment: “knowledge within”. Irish myth: Cross; England, U.S.: *Baughman; India: Thompson-Balys; S. A. Indian (Toba): Métraux MAFLS XL 88; Africa (Ekoi): Talbot 68, 227, (Zulu): Callaway 194.
D1812.4.1. D1812.4.1. Woman cries out on beholding man her unborn child is destined to slay. (Cf. T575.1.) Irish myth: Cross.
D1812.5. D1812.5. Future learned through omens. *Fb “varsel”; *Kittredge Witchcraft 398 n. 170; Irish: *Cross, O‘Suilleabhain 110, Beal XXI 334; Icelandic: *Boberg; Spanish Exempla: Keller; Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys, Cowell Jataka index s.v. “Omens”.
D1812.5.0.1. D1812.5.0.1. Omens from sneezing. *Kittredge Witchcraft 44, 398 n. 170; *Pease Classical Philology VI (1911) 429ff; *Tylor Primitive Culture (First Am. ed.) I 97ff.; Knowlson Popular Superstitions (1910) 175ff.; Schweizer Volkskunde (1912) 20f.; Encyc. Rel. Ethics IX 398f.; Penzer III 303ff.; Gessler Bull. bib. et péd. du Musée belge XXX (1926) 193ff.; Saintyves L’Eternuement et le Baillement (Paris, 1921) 148; *Fb “nyse” II 704; Hdwb. d. Abergl. s.v. “niesen” VI 1076ff.; India: Thompson-Balys.
D1812.5.0.2. D1812.5.0.2. Omens from flight of birds. *Kittredge Witchcraft 44, 398 n. 170; India: Thompson-Balys.
D1812.5.0.3. D1812.5.0.3. Behavior of fire as omen. *Fb “ild” II 13a.; Virgil Aeneid II 680, V 525, VII 74; India: Thompson-Balys.
D1812.5.0.4. D1812.5.0.4. Rising smoke as omen. N. A. Indian: Kroeber JAFL XXI 224.
D1812. D1812. Divination from rising smoke. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1812.5.0.5. D1812.5.0.5. Haruspices: divination by condition of animal‘s liver. *Hdwb. d. Abergl. III 1494; *Frazer Pausanias IV 5.
D1812.5.0.6. D1812.5.0.6. Divination by throwing objects into water. If they swim the omen is bad; if not, good. *Frazer Pausanias III 388.
D1812.5.0.7. D1812.5.0.7. Divination from first person (thing) met. *Hdwb. d. Märch. s.v. “Erstes”; Jewish: Neuman.
D1812. D1812. First to partake of certain feast will be first to disobey the king (etc.). Irish myth: *Cross.
D1812. D1812. Saint declares that first man to come to certain place shall be his successor. Young cleric comes and is chosen. Irish myth: Cross.
D1812. D1812. Prognostications from day of week on which first day of year falls. (Cf. D1812.5.0.16.) Irish myth: Cross.
D1812.5.0.8. D1812.5.0.8. Divination from animal fight. Irish myth: Cross.
D1812. D1812. Auguries from movement of animal. (Cf. B563.) Irish myth: Cross.
D1812.5.0.9. D1812.5.0.9. Divination from howling of dog. (Cf. D1812. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1812.5.0.10. D1812.5.0.10. Divination from clouds. (Cf. D1812.5.1.11.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D1812.5.0.11. D1812.5.0.11. Divination from sound of voice. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1812.5.0.12. D1812.5.0.12. Divination from sound of chariot wheels. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1812.5.0.13. D1812.5.0.13. Magic manifestation as omen. Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg.
D1812.5.0.14. D1812.5.0.14. Stone changes from red to green as auspicious sign. (Cf. D1293.1, D1293.2, D1317.12.) Irish myth: Cross.
D1812.5.0.15. D1812.5.0.15. Weather signs. Irish myth: Cross.
D1812. D1812. Divination from wind. Icelandic: Egils saga einhenda, ed. Lagerholm 47.
D1812.5.0.16. D1812.5.0.16. Prognostications for year from winds blowing on January 1. (Cf. D1812. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1812.5.0.17. D1812.5.0.17. Divination by choice of roads: which son to be born first. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1812.5.1. D1812.5.1. Bad omens. *Penzer III 46, 86, X 251 s.v. “Omen, evil.”; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; India: Thompson-Balys.
D1812.5.1.1. D1812.5.1.1. Prodigy as evil omen. *Bolte Zs. f. Vksk. XX 69; *Penzer II 39 n. 2. – Irish myth: *Cross; Greek: Frazer Apollodorus II 185 n. 1, 232 n. 2.
D1812. D1812. Tears of blood as evil omen. Irish myth: Cross.
D1812. D1812. Two drops of blood in book mean that two have been killed. Icelandic: Boberg.
D1812. D1812. Blood (in dream) as omen of killing. Icelandic: *Boberg.
D1812. D1812. Wave of blood as sign of death. (Cf. D1003, E761.1.1.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D1812. D1812. Drops of blood presage slaughter. Irish myth: Cross.
D1812. D1812. Washers at the ford. Appearance of female figure washing bloody armor, chariot cushions, or human limb (at ford) as sign of coming disaster in battle. (Cf. A485.1, E761.1, M301.6.1, Z129.2.2.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D1812.5.1.2. D1812.5.1.2. Bad dream as evil omen. (Cf. D1810.8, D1812.3.3, D1813.1.) Dickson 74, 225. – Irish myth: *Cross; English: Wells 9 (King Horn), 31 (Geoffrey’s life of Arthur), 33 (Layamon‘s Brut), 48 (Lancelot of the Laik), 89 (The Sege of Melayne), 92 (The Song of Roland), 122 (The King of Tars); Icelandic: Herrmann Saxo II 233, *Boberg; Italian Novella: Rotunda; India: Thompson-Balys.
D1812. D1812. Vision as evil omen. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1812.5.1.3. D1812.5.1.3. Breaking mirror as evil omen. *Fb “spejl” III 481b; *Kittredge Witchcraft 93, 423 n. 124.
D1812.5.1.4. D1812.5.1.4. Eclipse as evil omen. (Cf. F961.1, F965.2.) Penzer II 82. – Icelandic: Boberg.
D1812.5.1.5. D1812.5.1.5. Moon furnishes omen.
D1812. D1812. New moon with old moon in her arm a sign of storm. Child II 20ff.
D1812. D1812. Red or pale moon an evil omen. Chinese: Werner 176.
D1812.5.1.6. D1812.5.1.6. Stars furnish omens.
D1812. D1812. Sirius as bad omen. Greek: Homer Iliad XXII 30.
D1812.5.1.7. D1812.5.1.7. Meeting certain persons (animals) a bad omen. *Kittredge Witchcraft 44f., 398 nn. 169 – 173.
D1812. D1812. Bad omen: greeting one before dawn. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1812.5.1.8. D1812.5.1.8. Bad omen for two bridal processions to meet. Estonian: Aarne FFC XXV 135 No. 91.
D1812.5.1.9. D1812.5.1.9. Sight of mermaid bad omen. Child V 488 s.v. “mermaid”.
D1812.5.1.10. D1812.5.1.10. Sight of phantom ship a bad omen. Fb “skib”.
D1812.5.1.11. D1812.5.1.11. Red (gray, etc.). clouds as evil omens. (Cf. D1812.5.0.10.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D1812.5.1.12. D1812.5.1.12. Animal behavior as bad omen.
D1812. D1812. Howling of dog as bad omen. (Cf. D1812.5.0.9.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D1812. D1812. Bird calls as evil omen. Korean: Zong in-Sob 210.
D1812. D1812. Spider dropping on person’s back as ill omen. Samoa: Clark 117.
D1812. D1812. Mice gnawing garments as bad omen. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 410.
D1812.5.1.13. D1812.5.1.13. Fairy music as evil omen. Irish myth: Cross.
D1812.5.1.14. D1812.5.1.14. Holy man‘s fall from horse a bad omen. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1812.5.1.15. D1812.5.1.15. Hailstorm as bad omen. Irish myth: Cross.
D1812.5.1.16. D1812.5.1.16. Dry river bed as bad omen. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1812. D1812. Dry river bed as omen of approaching death. (Cf. D1812.0.1.1.) Irish myth: Cross.
D1812.5.1.17. D1812.5.1.17. Spectre as evil omen. (Cf. D1812. Irish myth: *Cross; North Carolina: Brown Collection I 678f.
D1812. D1812. Spirit host fighting in air as evil omen. Irish myth: Cross.
D1812. D1812. Clashing shields in heavens as evil omen. Irish myth: Cross.
D1812. D1812. Roaring of shields as evil omen. Irish myth: Cross.
D1812.5.1.18. D1812.5.1.18. Snow on house omen of approaching death. (Cf. D1812.0.1.) Irish myth: Cross.
D1812.5.1.19. D1812.5.1.19. Plague as bad omen. Irish myth: Cross.
D1812.5.1.20. D1812.5.1.20. Withering of tree as bad omen. Irish myth: Cross.
D1812.5.1.21. D1812.5.1.21. Forgetting leashes of hounds as bad omen. Irish myth: Cross.
D1812.5.1.22. D1812.5.1.22. Bad omen: seeing unusual sight on road home. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1812.5.1.23. D1812.5.1.23. Man killed by accident when ship is pushed into the sea taken as an evil omen. Icelandic: Ragnars saga ch. 10 (9), Boberg.
D1812.5.1.24. D1812.5.1.24. Roaring of waves augurs danger to king. (Cf. D911.1, D1812.5.2.7.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D1812.5.1.25. D1812.5.1.25. Falling of shields as evil omen. (Cf. D1101.1.) Irish myth: Cross.
D1812.5.1.26. D1812.5.1.26. Falling of book satchels as evil omen. (Cf. D1266, D1641.11.1.) Irish myth: Cross.
D1812.5.1.27. D1812.5.1.27. Croaking of raven as bad omen. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1812. D1812. Hooting of owl a bad omen. Virgil Aeneid IV 464; *Fb “ugle” IV 963.
D1812.5.1.28. D1812.5.1.28. Stirrup leather breaking as bad omen. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1812.5.1.29. D1812.5.1.29. Evil omen: scavenger carrying headload of wood. India: Thompson-Balys
D1812.5.1.30. D1812.5.1.30. Place of bad omen. Jewish: Neuman.
D1812.5.1.31. D1812.5.1.31. Stumping toe a bad omen. Samoa: Clark 116.
D1812.5.2. D1812.5.2. Favorable omens. Irish myth: *Cross; India: Thompson-Balys, *Penzer I 116, IV 122 n. 1, 171 n. 1.
D1812.5.2.1. D1812.5.2.1. Throbbing of right eye as favorable omen. Penzer V 200 n. 3.
D1812.5.2.2. D1812.5.2.2. Meeting certain person (animal) a good omen. *Kittredge Witchcraft 45, 398 n. 172.
D1812. D1812. Good omen: meeting old woman with pot of newly drawn water. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1812.5.2.3. D1812.5.2.3. Hearing thunder on setting forth a good omen. *Kittredge Witchcraft 45, 398 n. 172; *Frazer Pausanias III 417 (lightning on the right).
D1812.5.2.4. D1812.5.2.4. Bird of prey catching quarry a good omen. *Kittredge Witchcraft 45, 398 n. 173.
D1812.5.2.5. D1812.5.2.5. Hearing bird cry a good omen.
D1812. D1812. Hearing cuckoo call a good omen. Alphabet No. 727.
D1812. D1812. Hearing heron’s cry a good omen. Greek: Homer Iliad X 275.
D1812.5.2.6. D1812.5.2.6. Shooting star as good omen. (Cf. D1761.1.1.) *BP III 234.
D1812.5.2.7. D1812.5.2.7. Roaring wave augurs luck. (Cf. D911.1, D1812.5.1.24, F931.4.) Irish myth: Cross.
D1812.5.2.8. D1812.5.2.8. Omen at laying foundation of building. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1812.5.2.9. D1812.5.2.9. King who finds golden bow and arrow (spindle) knows an heir will be born to him. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1812.5.2.10. D1812.5.2.10. Black dog as good omen. Argentina: Jijena Sanchez 121.
D1812.5.2.11. D1812.5.2.11. Spider dropping on one‘s front a good omen. (Cf. D1812. Samoa: Clark 117.
D1812.6. D1812.6. Power of prophecy lost. (Cf. D1741.)
D1812.6.1. D1812.6.1. Power of prophecy lost by spitting. When possessor of power on request spits into mouth of man who has taught him, he loses the power. Greek: Frazer Apollodorus I 313 n. 3.
D1813. D1813. Magic knowledge of events in distant place. Irish: Plummer clxx, *Cross; Icelandic: Boberg; Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys.
D1813.0.1. D1813.0.1. Bear knows if person looks at his track. N. A. Indian (Seneca): Curtin 2.
D1813.0.2. D1813.0.2. Fairy has knowledge of how mortals fare. (Cf. D1810.0.4.) Irish myth: Cross.
D1813.0.3. D1813.0.3. Father feels that son is in danger. (Cf. D1812.0.4, D1812. Icelandic: Hrólfs saga Kraka ch. 14, Boberg.
D1813.0.3.1. D1813.0.3.1. Father knows of son’s death from far away. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1813.1. D1813.1. Dream shows events in distant place. (Cf. D1810.8, D1812.3.3, D1812.5.1.2.) India: Thompson-Balys; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg.
D1813.1.1. D1813.1.1. Dream warns emperor of wife‘s unfaithfulness. English: Wells 138 (The Earl of Toulous); Italian Novella: Rotunda; India: Thompson-Balys.
D1813.1.2. D1813.1.2. Dream warns king of error in judgment. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
D1813.1.3. D1813.1.3. Dream warns king of danger to kingdom. Africa (Temne): Schlenker 87ff. No. 7.
D1813.1.4. D1813.1.4. Dream reveals death of brother. (Cf. D1812.3.3, D1812.5.1.2.) Irish myth: Cross.
D1813.1.5. D1813.1.5. Dream reveals to girl death of her lover. Heptameron No. 13.
D1813.1.6. D1813.1.6. Dream shows others in danger. Icelandic: FSS 247, 258, *Boberg; Papua: Ker 127.
D1813.2. D1813.2. Pursuit revealed by magic. Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: Hrolfs saga Kraka ch. 2, Boberg.
D1813.3. D1813.3. “Knowledge tooth” reveals events in distant place. (Cf. D1810.3.) Irish myth: Cross.
D1813.4. D1813.4. Fugitives‘ way revealed by magic. Icelandic: Hrólfs saga Kraka ch. 1; Egils saga einhenda ch. IX 8 p. 44, *Boberg.
D1814. D1814. Magic advice. Jewish: Neuman.
D1814.1. D1814.1. Advice from magician (fortune-teller, etc.). (Cf. D1711, D1810.0.2, D1817.) Irish myth: *Cross; English: Wells 39 (Nennius Historia Britonum); Greek: Grote I 249.
D1814.1.1. D1814.1.1. Wizard shows man likeness of cock which will win fight. England: Baughman.
D1814.2. D1814.2. Advice from dream. (Cf. D1810.8.) Irish myth: *Cross; India: Thompson-Balys. Icelandic: *Boberg.
D1814.3. D1814.3. Advice from God (or gods). Irish myth: *Cross.
D1815. D1815. Magic knowledge of strange tongues. Irish myth: *Cross; English: Child III 418 – 422; Ward II 676 No. 68; Jewish: Neuman.
D1815.0.1. D1815.0.1. Gift of tongues received from ghosts. Africa (Ekoi): Talbot 99.
D1815.1. D1815.1. Knowledge of ghost language. Africa (Ekoi): Talbot 99.
D1815.2. D1815.2. Magic knowledge of language of animals. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1815.3. D1815.3. Magic knowledge of demon language. Jewish: Neuman.
D1815.4. D1815.4. Magic knowledge of tree language. Jewish: Neuman.
D1815.5. D1815.5. Magic knowledge of vegetable language. Jewish: Neuman.
D1815.6. D1815.6. Magic knowledge of language of valleys. Jewish: Neuman.
D1816. D1816. Magic discovery of desired place. (Cf. D1314.)
D1816.1. D1816.1. Location of fountain revealed in dream. (Cf. D925, D925.1, D1731.) Irish: Plummer cl, Cross.
D1816.2. D1816.2. Lost object discovered by magic. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1816.2.1. D1816.2.1. Lost object found by throwing spade at ghost. Where spade sticks one will find the lost object. *Fb “gjenganger” I 443b.
D1816.3. D1816.3. Location of fort determined by reading in book. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1816.4. D1816.4. Location of buried object (body) magically revealed. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1816.4.1. D1816.4.1. Location of corpse of drowned person detected by magic. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1816.5. D1816.5. Druid divines whereabouts of missing person. (Cf. D1711.4.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D1816.5.1. D1816.5.1. Druid by magic discovers whereabouts of abducted wife. (Cf. F322.2.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D1816.6. D1816.6. Magic discovery of place for (church) building. Icelandic: Kristensen Danske Sagn III (1895) 156ff., (1931) 115ff.
D1817. D1817. Magic detection of crime. (Cf. D1318.)
D1817.0.1. D1817.0.1. Magic detection of theft. *Kittredge Witchcraft 190ff., 505 nn. 28, 29 – 53; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: Boberg.
D1817.0.1.1. D1817.0.1.1. Witch (wizard) reveals name of thief. England, U.S.: *Baughman.
D1817.0.1.2. D1817.0.1.2. Wizard tells location of stolen property. England, U.S.: *Baughman.
D1817.0.1.3. D1817.0.1.3. Wizard compels thief to return stolen property. England: *Baughman.
D1817. D1817. Wizard compels thief to deliver stolen property in person to the owner. England: *Baughman.
D1817.0.1.4. D1817.0.1.4. Wizard shows form or shadow or picture of thief. (Cf. D1323.1, D1821.3.7.1.) England: *Baughman.
D1817.0.1.5. D1817.0.1.5. Wizard detects thieves by placing leaf from Bible under doorstep. The guilty ones stumble over doorstep. England: Baughman.
D1817.0.1.6. D1817.0.1.6. Wizard detects thief by trance. England, U.S.: Baughman.
D1817.0.2. D1817.0.2. Magic detection of poison. (Cf. D1317.0.1.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D1817.0.3. D1817.0.3. Magic detection of murder. Irish myth: Cross.
D1817.0.4. D1817.0.4. Magic detection of conspiracy. Irish myth: Cross.
D1817.0.5. D1817.0.5. Magic detection of sin. Irish myth: Cross.
D1817.1. D1817.1. Druids magically detect crime. Irish: Plummer clx, *Cross.
D1817.2. D1817.2. Saints magically detect crime. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1817.2.1. D1817.2.1. Dream reveals sin to saint. (Cf. D1810.8.) Irish myth: Cross.
D1817.2.2. D1817.2.2. Saint magically compels thief to return goods. *Loomis White Magic 85.
D1817.3. D1817.3. Detection of crime through “knowledge tooth”. (Cf. D1810.3, D1811.1.1.) Irish myth: Cross.
D1818. D1818. Magic remedy learned by magic. (Cf. D1500.) Type 516; Rösch FFC LXXVII 137.
D1819. D1819. Magic knowledge – miscellaneous. Irish myth: Cross.
D1819.1. D1819.1. Magic knowledge of another‘s thoughts. Irish myth: *Cross; India: Thompson-Balys.
D1819.1.1. D1819.1.1. Chief reads visitor‘s thoughts. California Indian: Gayton and Newman 101.
D1819.2. D1819.2. Deception revealed in dream. (Cf. D1810.8.) Irish myth: Cross.
D1819.3. D1819.3. Magic knowledge enables man to identify headless body. Irish myth: Cross.
D1819.4. D1819.4. Learning to read by magic. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1819.4.1. D1819.4.1. Man enabled to read baptismal service by washing in holy water. Irish myth: Cross.
D1819.4.2. D1819.4.2. Alphabet written on cake learned by eating it. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1819.5. D1819.5. Identity of grave revealed by magic. Irish myth: Cross.
D1819.6. D1819.6. Identity of singers revealed by magic. Irish myth: Cross.
D1819.7. D1819.7. Man is able to tell king dream which king himself does not remember. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1819.8. D1819.8. Magic knowledge of unborn calf. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1820. D1820. Magic sight and hearing. (Cf. D1331.) *Kittredge Witchcraft 185ff.; 503ff. – Irish: Plummer clxxi; England, U.S.: Baughman; Jewish: Neuman; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 102.
D1820.1. D1820.1. Magic sight of saints. (Cf. D1810.0.3, V220.) *Toldo Studien I 347. – Irish: *Cross, O’Suilleabhain 109, 128, Beal XXI 334, 337.
D1820.1.1. D1820.1.1. Magic sight of blind holy man. Spanish Exempla: Keller.
D1820.2. D1820.2. Saint gives king power of long distance sight. *Loomis White Magic 73.
D1820.3. D1820.3. Saint blesses brothers‘ eyes so that they see heaven. *Loomis White Magic 73.
D1821. D1821. Means of acquiring magic sight.
D1821.1. D1821.1. Magic sight by treading on another’s foot. *BP II 319, 518; *Bolte Zs. f. Vksk. VI 204; Hdwb. d. Abergl. III 243; *Fb “se” III 175a. – Scotch: Macdougall and Calder 255, 283; Swiss: Jegerlehner Oberwallis 297 No. 1, 298 No. 7, 302 No. 27, 309 No. 10.
D1821.2. D1821.2. Magic sight from thumb of knowledge. Man cooks magic animal and burns thumb. When he puts thumb into mouth he has magic sight. (Cf. D1810.3, D1811.1.1.) **Scott Thumb. – Irish myth: *Cross; Scotch: Macdougall and Calder 253.
D1821.3. D1821.3. Magic sight by looking in certain place. *Fb “se” III 174.
D1821.3.1. D1821.3.1. Magic sight by looking under arm. Jakob Grimm Kleinere Schriften VII 3; *Fb “øje” III 1168b, “se” III 174. – Icelandic: *Boberg; English: Child III 411, V 299b.
D1821.3.2. D1821.3.2. Magic sight by looking over right shoulder. *BP II 319, 518.
D1821.3.3. D1821.3.3. Magic sight by looking under one‘s legs. *Fb “se” III 174; Icelandic: *Boberg.
D1821.3.4. D1821.3.4. Magic sight by looking between dog’s ears. *Fb “se” III 174.
D1821.3.5. D1821.3.5. Magic sight by looking through ring. (Cf. D1076.) Irish myth: *Cross; English: Child III 412.
D1821.3.5.1. D1821.3.5.1. One becomes ghost-seer after looking through hole in coffin. Lithuanian: Balys Ghosts.
D1821.3.6. D1821.3.6. Magic sight by looking through keyhole. Fb “kirkedør” II 127.
D1821.3.7. D1821.3.7. Magic sight by looking at shining object.
D1821.3.7.1. D1821.3.7.1. Magic sight by looking into glass of water. Fb “vand” III 1001a; Kittredge Witchcraft 185ff., 504, 508 nn. 6, 47. – Chinese: Graham.
D1821.3.7.2. D1821.3.7.2. Magic sight by looking at polished fingernail. *Kittredge Witchcraft 185ff., 503ff. nn. 1, 5.
D1821.3.7.3. D1821.3.7.3. Crystal-gazing. Clairvoyance by looking into crystal. Kittredge Witchcraft 185ff., 503ff. nn. *1 – 3, 10 – 24, 35, 47. – England, U.S.: Baughman; India: Thompson-Balys.
D1821.3.7.4. D1821.3.7.4. Magic sight by looking at polished sword-blade. Kittredge Witchcraft 185ff., 504, 508 nn. 6, 7, 47.
D1821.3.8. D1821.3.8. Magic sight by looking at shoulder-bone of sheep. *Kittredge Witchcraft 186, 504 n. 6.
D1821.3.9. D1821.3.9. Magic sight by looking in the hollow of one’s hand. Icelandic: *Boberg.
D1821.3.10. D1821.3.10. Magic sight by looking through feather. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1821.4. D1821.4. Magic sight by putting ointment into eye. (Cf. D1244.) England: Lang English Fairy Tales 220.
D1821.5. D1821.5. Magic sight by standing on certain stone. Hartland Science 197.
D1821.6. D1821.6. Magic sight given to abandoned child. Scotland: Macdougall and Calder 183.
D1821.7. D1821.7. Deaf and dumb man can see soul taken to happiness or punishment. Fb “sjæl” III 214b; Spanish Exempla: Keller.
D1821.8. D1821.8. Possession by spirit of dead person gives second sight. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1821.9. D1821.9. Magic sight by turning clothes inside out. Cheremis: Sebeok-Nyerges.
D1821.10. D1821.10. Magic sight by standing alone for three days. Icelandic: Boberg.
D1821.11. D1821.11. Magic sight gift of grateful animals. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1822. D1822. Loss of magic sight. (Cf. D1741.)
D1822.1. D1822.1. Magic sight overcome by incantation. (Cf. D1273.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D1825. D1825. Kinds of magic sight.
D1825.1. D1825.1. Second sight. Power to see future happenings. (Cf. D1812.) *Chauvin V 90 No. 28 n. 2; *Fb “synsk”, “spåkjælling”, “spåmand”, “gjenviser”; *RTP XXVII *145, 151, 284, 382. – Irish: Plummer clxx, *Cross; Scotland: Macdougall and Calder 183, 251, 255, 281; Icelandic: Snorra Edda Prol. V and Gylf. II, *Boberg; Jewish: *Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys; N. A. Indian (Seneca): Curtin-Hewitt RBAE XXXII 478 No. 103, (Plains Ojibwa): Skinner JAFL XXXII 300.
D1825.1.2. D1825.1.2. Magic view of future lover. *Fb “kjæreste” II 153; Type 737*. – England, U.S.: *Baughman; Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys.
D1825.2. D1825.2. Magic power to see distant objects. (Cf. D1813.3, D1817.0.1, D1825.5.) *BP II 319; *Bolte Zs. f. Vksk. VI 204. – Celtic: Hartland Science 197; England: Child III 412; England, Scotland, U.S.: *Baughman; Icelandic: *Boberg; Lithuanian: Balys Index No. 3507; India: Thompson-Balys; Africa (Angola): Chatelain 91 No. 5.
D1825.2.1. D1825.2.1. Magic sight of earthly objects from otherworld. Irish myth: Cross.
D1825.2.2. D1825.2.2. Magic power to see whole country at once. Jewish: Neuman.
D1825.3. D1825.3. Magic power to see invisible creatures. Swiss. Jegerlehner Oberwallis 297f. Nos. 1, 7; Scotch: Macdougall and Calder 183, Lang English Fairy Tales 220; Lithuanian: Balys Index No. 3510.
D1825.3.1. D1825.3.1. Magic power of seeing Death at head or foot of bed and thus forecasting progress of sickness. *Type 332; *BP I 377 ff. – Italian Novella: Rotunda; Jewish: Neuman.
D1825.3.2. D1825.3.2. Man sees angels over the heads of the good and black stars over the bad. Spanish Exempla: Keller.
D1825.3.3. D1825.3.3. Magic sight: ability to see the soul (astral body). India: Thompson-Balys.
D1825.3.3.1. D1825.3.3.1. Magic power to see souls after death. Cheremis: Sebeok-Nyerges; India: Thompson-Balys.
D1825.3.3.2. D1825.3.3.2. Magic power to see soul leaving body. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1825.3.4. D1825.3.4. Ability to see heavenly beings. Jewish: Neuman.
D1825.3.4.1. D1825.3.4.1. Ability to see angel of God. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1825.3.4.2. D1825.3.4.2. Ability to see messengers of Pluto. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1825.4. D1825.4. Magic power to see concealed things. (Cf. D1817.) Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg.
D1825.4.1. D1825.4.1. Magic power of seeing things underground. Irish myth: Cross; Greek: Frazer Apollodorus II 12 n. 3.
D1825.4.2. D1825.4.2. Magic power to see whether girl is virgin. Type 592; Norwegian Christiansen 89.
D1825.4.3. D1825.4.3. Magic power to see lost things. England, Scotland: *Baughman.
D1825.4.3.1. D1825.4.3.1. Prophet locates lost child. Greek: *Grote I 206.
D1825.5. D1825.5. Magic power to see death circumstances of absent person. Canada, England, Scotland, U.S., Wales: *Baughman.
D1825.6. D1825.6. Magic power to “see” who will die during coming year. England, U.S.: *Baughman.
D1825.7. D1825.7. Magic sight of incident before it actually happens. Scotland, Wales, U.S.: *Baughman.
D1825.7.1. D1825.7.1. Person sees phantom funeral procession some time before the actual procession takes place. England, Ireland, Scotland: *Baughman.
D1825.8. D1825.8. What religious ascetic sees as gold, ordinary people see as scorpions. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1825.9. D1825.9. Witches have power to see distant sights. England: Baughman (D1912.1.).
D1827. D1827. Magic hearing.
D1827.1. D1827.1. Magic hearing of noises which portend death. (Cf. D1812.)
D1827.1.1. D1827.1.1. Listening at church door on Halloween to hear the names of those to die in the coming year. (Cf. D1825.6.) Wales: Baughman.
D1827.1.2. D1827.1.2. Sounds heard before death; the sounds are later repeated in connection with the death or funeral. England, Scotland, Wales, Canada, U.S.: *Baughman.
D1827.1.3. D1827.1.3. Noise warns of approaching death. Scotland, Wales, U.S.: *Baughman.
D1827.1.4. D1827.1.4. Sounds heard from distance at time of death. England, Wales, Scotland, U.S.: *Baughman.
D1827.2. D1827.2. Person hears call for aid from great distance. U.S.: Baughman.
D1830. D1830. Magic strength. (Cf. D1335.) Irish myth: *Cross; Jewish: Neuman; Eskimo (Bering Strait): Nelson RBAE XVIII 491.
D1830.1. D1830.1. Man‘s strength made equal to that of angel. Jewish: Neuman.
D1831. D1831. Magic strength resides in hair. (Cf. D991.) *Frazer Old Testament II 482ff., Jewish: *Neuman; *Frazer Golden Bough I 102, XI 158ff.; *Hdwb. d. Abergl. III 1258; *Wilken Verspreide Geschriften III 551ff.; *Fb “styrke” III 630a, “hår” IV 241b; Krappe “Samson” Revue Archéologique (1933) 195 – 211. – Greek: Fox 69 (Nisos), 77 (Pterelaos); Spanish: Boggs FFC XC 67 No. 508A*, Keller; N. A. Indian (Pawnee): Dorsey MAFLS VIII 113 No. 31; Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 466.
D1831.1. D1831.1. Saint binds devil with one of the hairs of her head. Irish myth: Cross.
D1831.2. D1831.2. Magic strength resides in beard. *Fb “styrke” III 630a. – Icelandic: *Boberg.
D1831.3. D1831.3. Magic strength resides in semen. (Cf. T541.10.) Gaster Thespis 327.
D1832. D1832. Magic strength by bathing. (Cf. D1242.1.) *MacCulloch Childhood 70ff. – N. A. Indian (Tsimshian, Tlingit, Haida): Boas RBAE XXXI 729.
D1833. D1833. Magic strength by touching earth. Greek: Apollodorus I 222 n. 2 (Antaeus).
D1834. D1834. Magic strength from helpful animal. Fb “styrke”.
D1835. D1835. Other means of acquiring magic strength.
D1835.1. D1835.1. Magic strength acquired by looking at necklace. Penzer V 76 n. 1.
D1835.2. D1835.2. Magic strength given horse by combing hair right way and wrong way. Scottish: Campbell-McKay No. 1 and note 2.
D1835.3. D1835.3. Magic strength by stroking. Icelandic: Sturlaugs saga St. 605, *Boberg.
D1835.4. D1835.4. Magic strength obtained by wearing blue ribbon. French Canadian: Sister Marie Ursule. (Cf. D1078.1.)
D1835.5. D1835.5. Magic strength results from songs. (Cf. D1781.) Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen I 277.
D1835.6. D1835.6. Magic strength from demon. Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen II 51.
D1836. D1836. Magic waxing and waning of strength. It waxes till noon and wanes thereafter. English: Wells 50 (Le Morte Arthur); Irish myth: *Cross.
D1836.1. D1836.1. Ghost‘s strength waxes and wanes with height of fire. N. A. Indian (Teton): Dorsey Am. Anth. o.s. II (1889) 150.
D1836.2. D1836.2. Strength wanes at particular places. Jewish: *Neuman.
D1836.3. D1836.3. Magic waxing of strength at night. Jewish: *Neuman.
D1837. D1837. Magic weakness. Irish myth: *Cross; Scotch: Campbell Tales II 47; Icelandic: Boberg.
D1837.1. D1837.1. Magic weakness during certain period.
D1837.1.1. D1837.1.1. Magic weakness for five days each year. (Cf. D1837.3.) Irish: MacCulloch Celtic 73f., *Cross.
D1837.2. D1837.2. Magic weakness never entirely removed. Irish myth: Cross.
D1837.3. D1837.3. Magic weakness as result of fairy’s (goddess‘s) curse. (Cf. D1837.1.1.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D1837.4. D1837.4. Snake becomes powerless when his path is crossed by a pregnant woman. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1837.5. D1837.5. Magic weakness from eating sender’s food. Jewish: Neuman.
D1840. D1840. Magic invulnerability. **Otto Berthold Die Unverwundbarkeit in Sage und Aberglauben der Griechen (Giessen, 1911); cf. Zs. f. Vksk. XXI 415. – Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: Herrmann Saxo II 312, *Boberg; Greek: Frazer Apollodorus II 150 n. 1; Swiss: Jegerlehner Oberwallis 300 No. 5; Jewish: *Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 287, 597. – Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 99, 417, Rasmussen II 260, III 105, 250; Teheulche (Patagonian): Alexander Lat. Am. 336; Africa (Zulu): Callaway 93, 233.
D1840.1. D1840.1. Magic invulnerability of saints. (Cf. Q162, V228.) *Toldo IV 84. – Irish myth: *Cross.
D1840.1.1. D1840.1.1. Magic invulnerability of saint enables him to break poisonous snakes in bare hands. Spanish Exempla: Keller.
D1840.1.2. D1840.1.2. Saint invulnerable to poison. Spanish Exempla: Keller.
D1840.1.2.1. D1840.1.2.1. Poisoned drink or food made harmless by saint‘s blessing. *Loomis White Magic 57.
D1840.1.3. D1840.1.3. St. Cecilia withstands three blows of beheading sword and lives three days after. *Loomis White Magic 116.
D1840.2. D1840.2. Magic invulnerability of animals. *Loomis White Magic 57; Irish myth: *Cross.
D1840.2.1. D1840.2.1. Invulnerable cat. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1840.2.2. D1840.2.2. Invulnerable stag. Chinese and Persian: Coyajee JPASB XXIV 182.
D1840.3. D1840.3. Magic invulnerability of ogres. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1841. D1841. Invulnerability from certain things.
D1841.1. D1841.1. Man proof against iron, stone, and wood. Hindu: Tawney I 444; Icelandic: Boberg.
D1841.2. D1841.2. Man proof against boiling water. Type 534.
D1841.2.1. D1841.2.1. Saint kept in boiling water for three days shows no signs of discomfort. *Loomis White Magic 33.
D1841.2.2. D1841.2.2. Bath in boiling oil, pitch, or melted lead does not hurt a saint. *Loomis White Magic 33.
D1841.2.2.1. D1841.2.2.1. Saint placed in boiling oil but uninjured. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1841.3. D1841.3. Burning magically evaded. (Cf. D1656.) Chauvin VI 189 No. 356; Crane Liber de Miraculis 88 No. 15; Günter Christliche Legende 234 s.v. “Feuer”; Cosquin Indiens 439ff.; Toldo Studien VI 298; Alphabet No. 308; *Loomis White Magic 114. – Jewish: *Neuman, Spence 51f., Gaster Rabbis 191 No. 28, 185 No. 28; Irish: *Cross, O’suilleabhain 71, Beal XXI 326; Spanish Exempla: Keller; N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 311 n. 120.
D1841.3.1. D1841.3.1. Magic animal proof against burning. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1841.3.2. D1841.3.2. Fire does not injure a saint.
D1841.3.2.1. D1841.3.2.1. Fiery furnace as a mean of torture for a saint remains ineffective. *Loomis White Magic 33; India: Thompson-Balys.
D1841.3.2.2. D1841.3.2.2. Saint walks through glowing coals without harm. *Loomis White Magic 33.
D1841.3.2.3. D1841.3.2.3. Red hot iron carried with the bare hands without harm to the saint. *Loomis White Magic 34.
D1841. D1841. Saint carries fire in hand to warm guests. Irish myth: Cross.
D1841.3.2.4. D1841.3.2.4. Holy maidens carry glowing embers in their chasubles without being burned. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1841.3.3. D1841.3.3. Sacred book or manuscript does not burn in fire. *Loomis White Magic 31f.
D1841.4. D1841.4. Man proof against wet. (Cf. D1524.1, D1540, D1551, D2125, D2151.) India: Thompson-Balys.
D1841.4.1. D1841.4.1. Man proof against wet from rain. *Loomis White Magic 39; Irish: Plummer cxxxvii, *Cross; Welsh: MacCulloch Celtic 198. – Africa (Kaffir): Theal 76.
D1841.4.2. D1841.4.2. Person proof against wet from snow. Irish myth: Cross.
D1841.4.3. D1841.4.3. Walking upon water without wetting the soles or garments. *Loomis White Magic 40.
D1841.4.3.1. D1841.4.3.1. The waters of seas, lakes, and streams turn aside and let the holy man walk through untouched by moisture. (Cf. D1551.) *Loomis White Magic 40.
D1841.4.3.2. D1841.4.3.2. Stones cast in the ocean keep dry. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1841.4.4. D1841.4.4. Rain or snow avoids certain places according to the desire of a saint or monk. *Loomis White Magic 39, 43.
D1841.4.5. D1841.4.5. Whale husband makes wife’s eyes impervious to sea water. Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 127.
D1841.5. D1841.5. Invulnerability from weapons. Irish myth: Cross.
D1841.5.1. D1841.5.1. Man proof against weapons. Irish myth: *Cross; Jewish: Neuman; Eskimo (Greenland): Holm 26, Rink 335.
D1841.5.1.1. D1841.5.1.1. Invulnerability from hurled stones. Jewish: Neuman.
D1841.5.2. D1841.5.2. Magic animal proof against weapons. Irish myth: *Cross; Eskimo (Cumberland Sound): Boas BAM XV 262.
D1841.5.3. D1841.5.3. Axe will not cut man, however much he strikes himself. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1841.6. D1841.6. Immunity from drowning. (Cf. F222.1.1.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D1841.6.1. D1841.6.1. Magic animal proof against drowning. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1841.7. D1841.7. Magic animal proof against hound. Irish myth: Cross.
D1841.8. D1841.8. Man proof against poison. (Cf. D1840.1.2.) Icelandic: Boberg.
D1841.9. D1841.9. Invulnerability from demons. Jewish: Neuman.
D1845. D1845. Invulnerability for limited time.
D1845.1. D1845.1. Invulnerability for single day. Greek: Frazer Apollodorus I 109 n. 4, 110 n. 1.
D1845.2. D1845.2. Invulnerability only when dressed in certain clothes. (Cf. D1344.) Jewish: Neuman.
D1846. D1846. Attainment of invulnerability. (Cf. D1840.) *Fb “hård” I 772b; Icelandic: *Boberg; Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 125, 138.
D1846.1. D1846.1. Invulnerability by being burned and anointed with magic ointments. (Cf. D1244.) Roscher Lexikon s.v. “Achilleus” I 24, *Grote I 218.
D1846.2. D1846.2. Invulnerability bestowed by many-headed monster. (Cf. B15.1.2.) Zulu: Callaway.
D1846.3. D1846.3. Magic horse renders rider invulnerable. (Cf. B184.1.11.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D1846.4. D1846.4. Invulnerability through bathing in dragon‘s blood. *Von Sydow Sigurds Strid med Fåvne 27ff.; Lithuanian: Balys Index No. *650A.
D1846.4.1. D1846.4.1. Attainment of invulnerability through magic bath. Icelandic: Boberg.
D1846.5. D1846.5. Invulnerability bestowed by saint. (Cf. V220.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D1846.5.1. D1846.5.1. Invulnerability by invoking saint. Irish myth: Cross.
D1846.5.2. D1846.5.2. Pious man in city renders it invulnerable. Jewish: Neuman.
D1846.6. D1846.6. Man killed and restored as invulnerable. Eskimo (Bering Strait): Nelson RBAE XVIII 503.
D1847. D1847. Loss of invulnerability. Irish myth: Cross.
D1847.1. D1847.1. Invulnerability lost if man forgets sweetheart. English: Child I 189f.; India: Thompson-Balys.
D1850. D1850. Immortality. (Cf. D1346.) Irish myth: *Cross; Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys.
D1850.1. D1850.1. Immortality useless without eternal youth. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1850.2. D1850.2. Woman changes into an immortal. Chinese: Graham.
D1851. D1851. Immortality bestowed. Greek: Frazer Apollodorus I 44 n. 1 (Hercules).
D1851.1. D1851.1. Immortality by burning. Greek: Roscher Lexikon s.v. “Achilleus” I 24, Frazer Apollodorus II 69 n. 4, I 37 n. (burning and stripping off mortal flesh [Demophon]) *Carl-Martin Edsman Ignis Divinus: Le feu comme moyen de rajeunissement et d’immortalité (Publications of the New Society of Letters No. 34, Lund, 1949).
D1851.2. D1851.2. Immortality gained from bargain with Death. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
D1851.3. D1851.3. Immortality bestowed by saint. (Cf. V220.) Irish myth: Cross.
D1851.4. D1851.4. Immortality bestowed by Christ. (Cf. V211.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D1851.5. D1851.5. Immortality bestowed by deity. Greek: Grote I 174, 284, 287.
D1853. D1853. Immortality exchanged. Wounded Centaur immortal but cannot be cured. He gives away his immortality to Prometheus and is thus allowed to die. Greek: *Frazer Apollodorus I 191 n. 3.
D1853.1. D1853.1. Immortality exchanged for death on alternate days. Greek: Grote I 158.
D1854. D1854. Giant immortal so long as he touches land of his birth. Greek: Frazer Apollodorus I 44 n. 1.
D1855. D1855. Time of death postponed. (Cf. D1345, D1857.) Irish myth: Cross; Jewish: Neuman; Icelandic: Boberg.
D1855.1. D1855.1. Witch delays person‘s death. Africa (Ekoi): Talbot 234.
D1855.2. D1855.2. Death postponed if substitute can be found. Greek: Euripides Alcestis, *Grote I 108; India: Thompson-Balys.
D1855.3. D1855.3. Saint delays person’s death. (Cf. V220.) Irish myth: Cross.
D1855.4. D1855.4. Death can be postponed if man does not break tabu for forty days. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1855.5. D1855.5. Life prolonged a thousand years by traveling six months each year. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1855.6. D1855.6. Death postponed for three generations. Greek: *Grote I 202.
D1856. D1856. Death evaded. Person enters on the next life without dying. Greek: Fox 53 (Amphiaraos); Hebrew: Genesis 5:24, 2 Kings 2:11; U.S.: Baughman.
D1856.1. D1856.1. Hero (saint) taken to Paradise (Heaven) alive.
D1856.1.1. D1856.1.1. “The Two Sorrows of the Kingdom of Heaven”: Elijah and Enoch pass to otherworld without dying. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1856.2. D1856.2. Three Nephites are granted quasi-immortal state by Jesus Christ at time of resurrection. (Cf. V294.) U.S.: Baughman.
D1857. D1857. Magic longevity. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1857.1. D1857.1. Old woman has lived for ages. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1857.2. D1857.2. Two hundred years of unfailing life and happiness offered to warrior by fairy woman in exchange for one day‘s delay of battle. Irish myth: Cross.
D1860. D1860. Magic beautification. BP I 86ff., 99ff., 165ff., 207ff. (Gr. Nos. 11, 13, 21, 24); *Loomis White Magic 80, 82; Cox Cinderella 481 n. 12 (most of references there given). – Irish: *Cross, Beal XXI 335; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. “beauté”; French Canadian: Barbeau JAFL XXIX 17; Jewish: Neuman; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 527. – N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 349 n. 259, (Zuñi): Parsons JAFL XXXI 244 No. 16; Africa (Fjort): Dennett 43 No. 6, (Hottentot): Bleek 76 No. 35. – See also all references to D732 and D733.
D1860.0.1. D1860.0.1. Magic beautification of fairy. (Cf. D732, F234.) Irish myth: Cross.
D1862. D1862. Magic beauty bestowed. Jewish: Neuman.
D1862.1. D1862.1. Magic beauty bestowed by supernatural wife. S. A. Indian (Toba): Métraux MAFLS XL 44.
D1862.2. D1862.2. Magic beauty bestowed by saint. Jewish: Neuman.
D1863. D1863. Beautification by stroking (tapping). Africa (Ekoi): Talbot 207.
D1864. D1864. Magic beautification through prayer by saint. (Cf. D1766.1.) Irish myth: Cross.
D1865. D1865. Beautification by death and resuscitation.
D1865.1. D1865.1. Beautification by decapitation and replacement of head. *Type 531. – Italian Novella: Rotunda; Eskimo (Bering Strait): Nelson RBAE XVIII 503.
D1865.2. D1865.2. Beautification by boiling and resuscitation. Greek: Frazer Apollodorus II 156 n. 2 (Pelops); N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 349 n. 258.
D1865.2.1. D1865.2.1. Girl becomes more beautiful as she is burned but her brother, who loves her incestuously, turns to charcoal. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1865.3. D1865.3. Face of pious girl becomes angelic at death. Irish: O’Suilleabhain 115.
D1866. D1866. Other means of beautification.
D1866.1. D1866.1. Beautification by bathing. Irish myth: Cross; Spanish: Boggs FFC XC 70 No. 531; India: Thompson-Balys; Indonesian: Dixon 216; Philippine (Tinguian): Cole 159, 161; Tonga: Gifford 186; Easter Island: Métraux Ethnology 388.
D1866.2. D1866.2. Beautification by removal of skin. (Cf. D1889.6.) German: Grimm No. 179.
D1866.3. D1866.3. Beautification by fasting. Jewish: Neuman.
D1867. D1867. Magic beautification of house. Irish myth: *Cross; Africa (Fjort): Dennett 40 No. 5.
D1867.1. D1867.1. Hut becomes mansion. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1868. D1868. Magic beautification of animal.
D1868.1. D1868.1. Broken-down nag becomes magnificent riding horse. Type 314. – India: Thompson-Balys.
D1870. D1870. Magic hideousness. (Cf. D1337, D1860, M400.) See references to following motifs: D732, D733, D621.3. – BP I 86ff., 99ff., 165ff., 207ff. (Gr. Nos. 11, 13, 21, 24); *Loomis White Magic 82; Cox Cinderella 481 n. 12. References to BP and to Cox concern motif Q2 (Kind and Unkind) which usually involves magic hideousness. – Irish myth: *Cross; India: Thompson-Balys; Jewish: Neuman. – S. A. Indian (Carajá): Métraux MAFLS XL 48, (Toba): ibid. 87; Africa (Ekoi): Talbot 273.
D1871. D1871. Girl magically made hideous. Irish myth: Cross.
D1872. D1872. Man made hideous.
D1872.1. D1872.1. Handsome man magically made ugly. Irish myth: Cross.
D1873. D1873. Object magically made hideous.
D1873.1. D1873.1. Picture magically made hideous. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1880. D1880. Magic rejuvenation. Irish: Plummer clxxxiv, *Cross; Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 180; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. “vieille”, “rajeunissement”; Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys; Hindu: Keith 31; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 960. – N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 284 n. 50; Africa (Ekoi): Talbot 208, 238.
D1881. D1881. Magic self-rejuvenation. Persian: Carnoy 277.
D1882. D1882. Rejuvenation by supernatural person. Irish myth: Cross.
D1882.1. D1882.1. Rejuvenation by saint. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1882.2. D1882.2. Rejuvenation by fairy. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1883. D1883. Eternal youth. (Cf. F167.9, F172.) Irish myth: Cross; Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 424, 447.
D1884. D1884. Rejuvenation by dismemberment. (Cf. D1885.1.) *Dh II 154; BP III 198 n. 3; Gaster Thespis 266, 300.
D1885. D1885. Rejuvenation by boiling. (Cf. D1865.) *Fb “ungdom” III 979ab. – Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. “rajeunissement”; Greek: Fox 114, Frazer Apollodorus I 121 n. 4.
D1885.1. D1885.1. Rejuvenation by dismemberment and boiling. (Cf. D1884.) Girard de Rialle RTP I 74; *Fb “ungdom” III 979ab; Greek: Grote I 110.
D1886. D1886. Rejuvenation by burning. *Type 753; *BP III 198 (Gr. No. 147); *FB “ungdom” III 979; *Dh II 154, 162ff., 288; *Bolte Herrigs Archiv CII 241 – 266, CIV 355; Köhler-Bolte I 298; *Carl-Martin Edsman Ignis Divinus: Le feu comme moyen de rajeunissement et d‘immortalité (Publications of the New Society of Letters No. 34, Lund 1949). – Icelandic: Ritterhaus 338; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. “four”; German: Hartung Zs. f. Vksk. VII 89, Piger ibid. X 84; Greek: *Frazer Apollodorus I 121 n. 4; India: Thompson-Balys.
D1886.1. D1886.1. Rejuvenation by burning and throwing bones into tub of milk. (Cf. D1338.4.) England: Child I 507b.
D1887. D1887. Rejuvenation by bathing. Irish myth: *Cross; Hindu: Keith 87, 141.
D1889. D1889. Miscellaneous means of rejuvenation.
D1889.1. D1889.1. Rejuvenation by reading in book. (Cf. D1266.) Fb “ungdom” III 979b.
D1889.2. D1889.2. Rejuvenation by looking into mirror. (Cf. D1163.) Fb “ungdom” III 979b.
D1889.3. D1889.3. Rejuvenation by song of pelican. (Cf. D1275.) Fb “ungdom” III 979b.
D1889.4. D1889.4. Rejuvenation by smelling apple. (Cf. D981.1, D1338.3.1.) Fb “ungdom” III 979b.
D1889.5. D1889.5. Rejuvenation by going to other world and having digestive tract removed. Chinese: Hartland Science 178.
D1889.6. D1889.6. Rejuvenation by changing skin. Penzer IX 48 n.; Icelandic: *Boberg; Eskimo (Cumberland Sound): Boas BAM XV 227; Africa (Congo): Grenfell (Baluba) 814f., (Wachaga): Gutman 120.
D1889.7. D1889.7. Rejuvenation by being reborn. Man in fish form eaten and reborn. (Cf. T511.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D1889.8. D1889.8. Rejuvenation by riding surf. Marquesas: Beckwith Myth 502, Handy 60.
D1889.9. D1889.9. Rejuvenation by drinking from magic horn. Irish myth: Cross.
D1889.10. D1889.10. Rejuvenation by conjuring. Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen I 272, 322, III 248, Rink 238.
D1889.11. D1889.11. Rejuvenation by jumping over cliff. Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 403.
D1890. D1890. Magic aging. (Cf. D1857.) Fb “ungdom” III 979b; *Loomis White Magic 80; Penzer I 137. – Irish: Plummer clxxiv, *Cross; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. “vieux”; Estonian: Hartland Science 201; Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Graham; N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 284 n. 50b.
D1891. D1891. Transformation to old man to escape recognition. Icelandic: FSS 27, Boberg; Maori: Dixon 60; Calif. Indian: Gayton and Newman 80.
D1895. D1895. Magic aging by bathing. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1896. D1896. Magic aging by contact with earth after otherworld journey. Fb “jord” II 46a; Hartland Science 197ff. – Irish myth: *Cross; England, Wales: Baughman.
D1897. D1897. Youngest of the three Magi becomes the senior through power of the Savior. Irish myth: Cross.
D1900. D1900. Love induced by magic. (Cf. D1355, D1825.1.2.) *Type 580; Kittredge Witchcraft 104ff nn. 1 – 22 passim; Malory Morte Darthur VIII 1; K. Reuschel “Die Sage vom Liebeszauber Karls des Grossen in dichterischen Behandlungen der Neuzeit” (Philolog. u. volkskundliche Arbeiten K. Vollmöller dargeboten, 1908, pp. 371ff.); Zs. f. Vksk. XIX 243; Crane Miraculis 389ff. No. 34. – India: Thompson-Balys; Penzer II 43; Philippine (Tinguian): Cole 77; Cherokee: Mooney RBAE XIX 259 No. 12; Irish myth: *Cross.
D1900.0.1. D1900.0.1. Love purified by magic. Irish myth: Cross.
D1900.1. D1900.1. Favor with royalty induced by magic. *Kittredge Witchcraft 108 nn. 32 – 48 passim; Heptameron No. 1; England: Baughman.
D1901. D1901. Witches induce love. *Kittredge Witchcraft 30, 382 nn. 52 – 54. – England: Baughman; Icelandic: Boberg; Italian Novella: Rotunda.
D1903. D1903. Power of inducing love given by animals. (Cf. B500.) India: Thompson-Balys; Pawnee: Dorsey CI LIX 301 No. 83.
D1904. D1904. Love-compelling man sickens of bargain. A man given the power of making all women love him is smothered to death by them. N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 277 n. 19a.
D1905. D1905. Means of inducing love. (Cf. D1355ff.)
D1905.1. D1905.1. Girl’s heart magically removed and fed to man draws her to him. Cherokee: Mooney RBAE XIX 278 No. 30.
D1905.2. D1905.2. Apple divided and eaten as love charm. (Cf. D1355.7.) *Hdwb. d. Märchens s.v. “Baum”.
D1905.3. D1905.3. Love by curse. Icelandic: *Boberg.
D1908. D1908. Love lost by magic.
D1908.1. D1908.1. Husband’s love magically turns to hatred. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1910. D1910. Magic memory. Penzer I 12 n. 1; Irish myth: *Cross; Jewish: Neuman.
D1910.0.1. D1910.0.1. Book written by man with marvelous memory. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1911. D1911. Person remembers all he has ever learned. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1920. D1920. Other permanent magic characteristics.
D1921. D1921. Magic carrying power of voice. Irish: Plummer clxxii, *Cross; England, U.S.: Baughman; Jewish: Neuman.
D1922. D1922. Magic power of hearing. Irish: Plummer clxxi, *Cross.
D1923. D1923. Power to hit whatever one aims at. Fb “friskytte” I 373; *Hdwb. d. Abergl. III 2; India: Thompson-Balys.
D1924. D1924. Magic immunity from fatigue. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1925. D1925. Fecundity magically induced. India: Thompson-Balys.
D1925.1. D1925.1. Barrenness removed by eating or drinking. *Hartland Paternity I 30ff.; Irish myth: *Cross.
D1925.2. D1925.2. Barrenness removed by bathing. *Hartland Paternity I 77ff.; Irish myth: *Cross.
D1925.3. D1925.3. Barrenness removed by prayer. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1925.4. D1925.4. Barrenness removed by saint‘s blessing. Irish myth: *Cross.
D1926. D1926. Craftsmanship magically bestowed by saint. (Cf. D1713, D1722.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D1927. D1927. Appetite magically diminished. (Cf. V221.10.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D1931. D1931. Hate induced by magic. Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: Boberg.
D1932. D1932. Druids can pass through trees. (Cf. F694.) Irish myth: Cross.
D1933. D1933. Magic power of lighting empty lamp by breathing on it used for divination. (Cf. D1311.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D1935. D1935. Any work touched automatically done.
D1936. D1936. Magic fleetness of foot.
D1936.1. D1936.1. Donning skin makes woman fleet. Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 156.

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