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Group No. 87


D. Magic

Group No.

D2150 – D2199

Group name

Miscellaneous magical manifestations


D2150. D2150. Miscellaneous magic manifestations.
D2151. D2151. Magic control of waters. (Cf. D1242.1.) Irish myth: *Cross: Jewish: Neuman.
D2151.0.1. D2151.0.1. Saint regulates temperature of waters. Irish myth: *Cross.
D2151.0.2. D2151.0.2. Waters made to dry up. Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys.
D2151.0.3. D2151.0.3. Wall of water magically warded off. (Cf. D1549.3.1.) Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 466.
D2151.1. D2151.1. Magic control of seas. (Cf. D911.) Irish: Plummer cxlvii, *Cross; Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys; Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 230, 453.
D2151.1.1. D2151.1.1. Sea produced by magic. Greek: Frazer Apollodorus II 78 n. 1.
D2151.1.2. D2151.1.2. Tide held back. (Cf. D1545.) Tuamotu: Stimson MS (T-G. 3/730).
D2151.1.2.1. D2151.1.2.1. Tide held back by Virgin Mary. (Cf. V250.) *Ward Catalogue of Romances II 602; Crane Miraculis 91 No. 22.
D2151.1.2.2. D2151.1.2.2. Tide held back by saint. (Cf. D1713, V220.) *Loomis White Magic 40; Irish myth: *Cross.
D2151.1.2.3. D2151.1.2.3. Grave on shore rises with the tide. (Cf. D1641.8.) Irish myth: Cross.
D2151.1.3. D2151.1.3. Sea calmed by prayer. (Cf. D1766.1, D2151.3.) Irish myth: Cross; Tuamotu: Stimson MS (T-G 3/109).
D2151.1.4. D2151.1.4. Sea appears like flowery plain. (Cf. F931.3.1.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D2151.2. D2151.2. Magic control of rivers. *Loomis White Magic 40f.; Irish: Plummer cxlvii – cxlviii, *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; Jewish: Neuman; Persian: Carnoy 339.
D2151.2.1. D2151.2.1. Direction of river‘s flow magically reversed. *Loomis White Magic 40; Irish myth: Cross; Korean: Zong in-Sob 70.
D2151.2.1.1. D2151.2.1.1. River with flow magically divided. (Part stands still, rest flows.) Africa (Wakweli): Bender 87.
D2151.2.2. D2151.2.2. Saint causes river to rise and overflow. *Loomis White Magic 95; Irish myth: *Cross.
D2151.2.3. D2151.2.3. Rivers magically made dry. (Cf. D2165.2.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D2151.2.3.1. D2151.2.3.1. Evil spirit holds back water. India: Thompson-Balys.
D2151.2.4. D2151.2.4. Saint causes a river to freeze over in summer. *Loomis White Magic 41.
D2151.2.5. D2151.2.5. Stream magically appears. N. A. Indian (Klikitat): Jacobs U Wash II 31.
D2151.2.5.1. D2151.2.5.1. River appears at prayer of desert travelers. U.S.: Baughman.
D2151.2.6. D2151.2.6. River magically widened. S. A. Indian (Chiriguano): Métraux BBAE CXLIII (3) 484.
D2151.3. D2151.3. Magic control of waves. (Cf. D911.1, D2151.1.3.) Irish myth: Cross.
D2151.3.1. D2151.3.1. Magic tidal wave. Marquesas: Handy 65; Tuamotu: Stimson MS (T-G 3/109); Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen III 300, (Bering Strait): Nelson RBAE XVIII 516; Africa (Ekoi): Talbot 386.
D2151.3.2. D2151.3.2. Dashing waves do not touch saint. (Cf. D1388.) Irish myth: *Cross; India: Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 875.
D2151.4. D2151.4. Magic calming of whirlpool. Irish: Plummer xxxi, *Cross; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 841.
D2151.5. D2151.5. Magic control of pond (tank).
D2151.5.1. D2151.5.1. Water raised from tank by singing. (Cf. D1781.) India: Thompson-Balys.
D2151.5.1.1. D2151.5.1.1. Water raised from tank by burying ring in it. India: Thompson-Balys.
D2151.5.2. D2151.5.2. Pond magically dried up. Tuamotu: Stimson MS (z-G. 13/499).
D2151.6. D2151.6. Magic control of wells (springs). (Cf. A941.5, D927, D1567, F933.) Irish myth: Cross.
D2151.6.1. D2151.6.1. Saint causes wells to fail. Irish myth: Cross; Tuamotu: Stimson MS (T-G 3/403); N. A. Indian (Klikitat): Jacobs U Wash II 31.
D2151.6.2. D2151.6.2. Man makes all waters of spring flow into a small brass pot. India: Thompson-Balys.
D2151.7. D2151.7. Magic control of lakes. (Cf. D921.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D2151.7.1. D2151.7.1. Saint causes lake to dry up. Irish myth: *Cross.
D2151.8. D2151.8. Magic flood. (Cf. D1542.3, D1549.3.1.) Mangaia (Cook Islands): Beckwith Myth 103; Samoa: Clark 74; Marquesas: Handy 109.
D2152. D2152. Magic control of mountains. (Cf. D932.) Irish myth: Cross.
D2152.1. D2152.1. Magic leveling of mountain. Welsh: MacCulloch Celtic 190; Irish myth: *Cross; Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 236; Africa (Bakuba): Einstein 160.
D2152.2. D2152.2. Magician able to cast mountains upon enemies. (Cf. D1711.) Irish myth: Cross.
D2152.3. D2152.3. Mountain magically blown away. Irish myth: Cross.
D2152.4. D2152.4. Magic heightening of mountain. Irish myth: Cross; N. A. Indian (Klikitat): Jacobs U Wash II 31.
D2152.5. D2152.5. Mountain moved by saint. *Loomis White Magic 92.
D2153. D2153. Magic control of rocks.
D2153.1. D2153.1. Rock in sea created by magic. Finnish: Kalevala rune 43; India: Thompson-Balys.
D2153.1.1. D2153.1.1. Island created by magic. Eskimo (Ungava): Turner RBAE XI 264.
D2156. D2156. Magic control over animals. (Cf. D2070.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D2156.1. D2156.1. Magic power to make does give milk. (Cf. B188.) Irish myth: Cross.
D2156.2. D2156.2. Miraculous increasing of milk from one cow. (Cf. D1440.1, D2106.) *Loomis White Magic 86.
D2156.2.1. D2156.2.1. Cow supplies sufficient milk for the saint and all his disciples. *Loomis White Magic 62.
D2156.3. D2156.3. Saint forces a beast (leopard, wolf) to bring back stolen child (domestic animal) to his mother (owner). *Loomis White Magic 50f.
D2156.4. D2156.4. Wild boar reprimanded about its maraudings by saint. The command is obeyed. *Loomis White Magic 62.
D2156.5. D2156.5. Vicious snakes easily controlled by saint. *Loomis White Magic 63f.; *Krappe Traditio V (1947) 323 – 330.
D2156.5.1. D2156.5.1. Saint orders a serpent which had bitten a man to withdraw its venom. *Loomis White Magic 63.
D2156.5.2. D2156.5.2. Snakes expelled from human body by saint’s intervention. *Loomis White Magic 64.
D2156.6. D2156.6. Saint destroys disastrous insects. *Loomis White Magic 66.
D2156.7. D2156.7. Saint orders the cicadas to sing the praises of God or be silent, because they disturb his preaching. *Loomis White Magic 66.
D2156.8. D2156.8. Wolf is forced by saint to be substitute for eaten calf. *Loomis White Magic 59.
D2156.9. D2156.9. Saint causes cuckoo to call in winter. *Loomis White Magic 43; Irish myth: Cross.
D2156.10. D2156.10. Horses (oxen) from sea put temporarily into man‘s service. *Loomis White Magic 64.
D2156.11. D2156.11. Saint kills lion with his slipper. India: Thompson-Balys.
D2157. D2157. Magic control of soil and crops.
D2157.1. D2157.1. Land made magically fertile. (Cf. D1563, D2081, F349.4, F733.) Dickson 122 nn. 69, 70; *Hdwb. d. Abergl. III 145; Loomis White Magic 82; Irish myth: *Cross; Spanish: Boggs FFC XC 85 No. 750B; India: Thompson-Balys.
D2157.1.1. D2157.1.1. Saint scratches surface of earth with his spear and treasures of gold and silver are revealed. India: Thompson-Balys.
D2157.2. D2157.2. Magic quick growth of crops. Dh I II 61ff.; Irish: Cross, O‘Suilleabhain 15, 18, Beal XXI 305f.; Icelandic: *Boberg; England, Scotland: Baughman; Lithuanian: Balys Legends Nos. 200ff.; India: Thompson-Balys; Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 120.
D2157.2.0.1. D2157.2.0.1. Rice grows in single day. India: Thompson-Balys.
D2157.2.1. D2157.2.1. Magic quick growth of saint’s crops. Irish myth: *Cross.
D2157.2.2. D2157.2.2. Saint causes wheat to ripen prematurely in the time of a famine. *Loomis White Magic 95.
D2157.3. D2157.3. Withered and dead trees suddenly blossom at saint‘s command. *Loomis White Magic 94.
D2157.3.1. D2157.3.1. Apple trees bear as result of saint’s blessing. (Cf. D950, D981.1, F971.4.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D2157.3.2. D2157.3.2. Tree regains life and verdure after treasure it hides in its roots is given away. India: Thompson-Balys.
D2157.4. D2157.4. Miraculous speedy growth of a tree. *Loomis White Magic 95.
D2157.5. D2157.5. Poor soil transformed into lovely garden overnight. India: Thompson-Balys.
D2157.6. D2157.6. Field cultivated and sowed by magic. India: Thompson-Balys.
D2158. D2158. Magic control of fires. (Cf. D1271.) Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; Jewish: Neuman.
D2158.1. D2158.1. Magic kindling of fire. (Cf. D1566.1.) Spanish Exempla: Keller.
D2158.1.1. D2158.1.1. Fox produces fire by striking tail to ground. Chinese: Werner 370.
D2158.1.2. D2158.1.2. Saint sets fire to stone. Irish myth: Cross.
D2158.1.3. D2158.1.3. Fire obeys the saints. *Loomis White Magic 30f.
D2158.1.3.1. D2158.1.3.1. Control of conflagrations by a saint personally or by his relics. *Loomis White Magic 30.
D2158.1.3.2. D2158.1.3.2. Fire turns aside and refuses to catch hold of holy garments, wooden altars and similar sacred things. *Loomis White Magic 31.
D2158.1.4. D2158.1.4. Magician opens his eyes and forest burns for twenty-four miles in front of him. India: Thompson-Balys.
D2158.1.5. D2158.1.5. Saint creates fire unnaturally when needed. *Loomis White Magic 35.
D2158.1.5.1. D2158.1.5.1. Saint kindles her lamp or candle without using fire. *Loomis White Magic 32.
D2158.1.5.2. D2158.1.5.2. Cooking and baking done without fire. *Loomis White Magic 35.
D2158.2. D2158.2. Magic extinguishing of fires. (Cf. D1656, Q492.) Köhler-Bolte I 417; *Oertel Studien zur vgl. Littgsch. VIII 113; Irish: Plummer cxxxviii, *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 816; Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 176.
D2161. D2161. Magic healing power. *Type 712; *Kittredge Witchcraft 30, 385 n. 64; *Fb “sygdom” III 699b; *Weinrich Antike Heilungswunder (Giessen, 1909); Wesselski Mönchslatein 136 No. 116; Irish myth: Cross; Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys; Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 118; Eskimo (Cumberland Sound): Boas BAM XV 170, 193, 240, 248, (Mackenzie Area): Jenness 43, 82, (Greenland): Rink 279, 327, 370, 431, 440, 459, 467, Rasmussen III 172, 190, 209.
D2161.1. D2161.1. Magic cure for specific diseases. (Cf. D2161.5.2.5, D2161.5.2.6.)
D2161.1.1. D2161.1.1. Magic cure of leprosy. (Cf. D1502.4.) Irish: Plummer lxxx, *Cross.
D2161.1.2. D2161.1.2. Magic cure for fever. (Cf. D1502.3.) *Kittredge Witchcraft 31, 385 n. 65; Irish myth: *Cross.
D2161.1.3. D2161.1.3. Woman’s labor pains magically eased. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 23.
D2161.2. D2161.2. Magic cure of wound. (Cf. D1503.) Finnish: Kalevala rune 9; English: Wells 80 (Sir Tristrem); Irish myth: *Cross; Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 1224; Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 113, 440.
D2161.2.1. D2161.2.1. Steaks cut from live cow who heals herself by magic. Swiss: Jegerlehner Oberwallis 294 No. 7.
D2161.2.2. D2161.2.2. Flow of blood magically stopped. (Cf. D1504.) Finnish: Kalevala rune 8.
D2161.2.3. D2161.2.3. Magic cure of burns. Irish myth: *Cross.
D2161.3. D2161.3. Magic cure of physical defect.
D2161.3.1. D2161.3.1. Blindness magically cured. (Cf. D1505.) Fb “blind” IV 45b; Irish myth: *Cross; Spanish Exempla: Keller; Italian Novella: Rotunda; Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 1153, 1234.
D2161.3.1.1. D2161.3.1.1. Eyes torn out magically replaced. Irish: Thompson-Balys.
D2161.3.2. D2161.3.2. Magic restoration of severed hand. Krappe Zeitschrift für Englische Philologie XLIX 361 – 369; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: Lagerholm 66 – 68, Boberg; Spanish Exempla: Keller; French Canadian: Sister Marie Ursule, Nouvelles de Sens No. 12; India: Thompson-Balys.
D2161.3.3. D2161.3.3. Magic cure of broken limbs. Irish myth: *Cross; India: Thompson-Balys; Eskimo (Mackenzie Area): Jenness 43.
D2161.3.3.1. D2161.3.3.1. Witch burns her child‘s legs for wood, then covers child with sheet and child is whole. India: Thompson-Balys.
D2161.3.4. D2161.3.4. Baldness magically cured.
D2161.3.4.1. D2161.3.4.1. Feathered skin magically grafted to bald head. Irish myth: Cross.
D2161.3.5. D2161.3.5. Deafness magically cured. Irish myth: *Cross.
D2161.3.6. D2161.3.6. Dumbness magically cured. (Cf. D2020.) Irish myth: *Cross; Jewish: Neuman.
D2161.3.6.1. D2161.3.6.1. Magic restoration of cut-out tongue. Irish myth: Cross.
D2161.3.7. D2161.3.7. Lameness magically cured. Irish myth: Cross.
D2161.3.7.1. D2161.3.7.1. Lame animal magically cured. Irish myth: *Cross.
D2161.3.8. D2161.3.8. Insanity magically cured. (Cf. D2065.) Irish myth: *Cross; Jewish: Neuman.
D2161.3.8.1. D2161.3.8.1. Remedy for epilepsy. Irish myth: *Cross.
D2161.3.9. D2161.3.9. Bad breath magically cured. Irish myth: Cross.
D2161.3.10. D2161.3.10. Sterility magically cured. Jewish: Neuman.
D2161.3.11. D2161.3.11. Barrenness magically cured. (Cf. D1347.2, D1501.1, D1925.1.) Jewish: Neuman.
D2161.4. D2161.4. Methods of magic cure.
D2161.4.0.1. D2161.4.0.1. Cure after following instructions received from saint in dream. India: Thompson-Balys.
D2161.4.1. D2161.4.1. Cure by transferring disease to animal. (Cf. D1500.3.) *Kittredge Witchcraft 94, 424f. nn. 137 – 145; England, U.S.: *Baughman; Irish myth: *Cross.
D2161.4.2. D2161.4.2. Disease transferred to object.
D2161.4.2.1. D2161.4.2.1. Ghost transfers boil to a post. Africa (Ekoi): Talbot 7.
D2161.4.2.2. D2161.4.2.2. Saint transfers disease to his bell (bachall). (Cf. D1500.3.2. D2161.5.1.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D2161.4.2.3. D2161.4.2.3. Saint transfers thorn in foot to rock. Irish myth: Cross.
D2161.4.2.4. D2161.4.2.4. Disease transferred to tree. India: Thompson-Balys.
D2161.4.3. D2161.4.3. Cure by passing through earth at crossroads. Kittredge Witchcraft 31, 386 n. 66.
D2161.4.4. D2161.4.4. Person cured by repairing image that has same deformity. *Kittredge Witchcraft 74, 414 n. 13.
D2161.4.5. D2161.4.5. Cure by passing patient through cleft of tree (other loop). (Cf. F950.3.) *Kittredge Witchcraft 148, 467 n. 92; *Oertel Studien zur vgl. Littgsch. VIII 115; Hdwb. d. Abergl. II 477 s.v. “durchkriechen”; A. F. Schmidt Hultræer i Danmark (Danske Studier 1932, 33ff.); Kr. Nyrop Kludetræet (Dania I (1890), 1ff. and 309); Irish myth: Cross; England, U.S.: *Baughman.
D2161.4.6. D2161.4.6. Animal buried alive to cure disease. Kittredge Witchcraft 95ff., 424f. nn. 146 – 154; *Fb “levende” II 403b – 404; Feilberg Levende begravet (Aarbog for dansk kulturhistorie 1892).
D2161.4.7. D2161.4.7. Animal burned to cure disease. Especially for disease among animals. Kittredge Witchcraft 95ff., 426f. nn. 155 – 169.
D2161.4.8. D2161.4.8. Cure by burning grain where man has died. (Cf. D1787.) Or where he is buried. Kittredge Witchcraft 31, 386 n. 68.
D2161.4.9. D2161.4.9. Baptism as magic cure. (Cf. V81.) Kittredge Witchcraft 145, 464 n. 61; England: Baughman.
D2161.4.9.1. D2161.4.9.1. Other religious ceremony as magic cure. Sign of cross, prayer, etc. Irish myth: *Cross; Jewish: Neuman.
D2161.4.10. D2161.4.10. Disease cured by same thing (person) that caused it. **Wesselski Erlesenes 13ff.
D2161. D2161. Only one person possesses power to heal certain wound. Irish myth: *Cross.
D2161.4.10.1. D2161.4.10.1. Wound healed by same spear that caused it. Greek: Fox 125.
D2161.4.10.2. D2161.4.10.2. Wound healed only by person who gave it. (Or by member of his family.) (Cf. D2161.2.) *Schoepperle Tristan and Isolt 375ff.; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg.
D2161. D2161. Fairy wounded by mortal is healed only by obtaining mortal‘s blessing. (Cf. D659.5.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D2161. D2161. Snake sucks poison from snake bite. India: Thompson-Balys.
D2161.4.10.3. D2161.4.10.3. Healing with hair of dog that bit one. **Wesselski Erlesenes 13ff.
D2161.4.10.4. D2161.4.10.4. Sorrowing father magically restored as lost son approaches. He had lost strength, sight and hearing when son left home. Scotland: Campbell-McKay No. 25.
D2161.4.10.5. D2161.4.10.5. Blindness cured by killing snake that caused it. India: Thompson-Balys.
D2161.4.11. D2161.4.11. Cure by putting children on roof (in oven). *Kittredge Witchcraft 31, 385 n. 65.
D2161.4.12. D2161.4.12. Magic cure during sleep. *Kittredge Witchcraft 221f., 529 n. 83 – 88.
D2161.4.13. D2161.4.13. Eating of human hearts as cure for insomnia. Chauvin VI 61 No. 229.
D2161.4.14. D2161.4.14. Magic cure by bathing. (Cf. D1788.) Irish myth: *Cross; India: Thompson-Balys.
D2161.4.14.1. D2161.4.14.1. Magic cure by bathing in milk. Irish myth: *Cross.
D2161. D2161. Wounds from poisoned arrows healed by bath of milk. Irish myth: Cross.
D2161.4.14.2. D2161.4.14.2. Magic cure by bathing in consecrated water (lake, etc.). (Cf. D1500.1.18.5, V132.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D2161.4.14.3. D2161.4.14.3. Cure by washing in dew. U.S.: Baughman.
D2161.4.15. D2161.4.15. Magic cure by lying on saint’s shadow. Irish myth: *Cross.
D2161.4.16. D2161.4.16. Magic cure by touching. India: Thompson-Balys.
D2161.4.16.1. D2161.4.16.1. Magic healing by passing hand over affected parts. India: Thompson-Balys.
D2161.4.17. D2161.4.17. Magic cure by licking. (Cf. D1775.) India: Thompson-Balys.
D2161.4.18. D2161.4.18. Cure by putting lock of patient‘s hair in hole of post or tree, then plugging hole with wood. U.S.: *Baughman.
D2161.4.19. D2161.4.19. Methods of magic cure – miscellaneous.
D2161.4.19.1. D2161.4.19.1. Barber begins to recover after he reveals raja’s secret. India: Thompson-Balys.
D2161.5. D2161.5. Magic cure by certain person.
D2161.5.1. D2161.5.1. Cure by holy man. *Kittredge Witchcraft 124ff., 449f. nn. 1 – 33 passim; *Toldo I 331; Irish myth: *Cross; Spanish Exempla: Keller; Jewish: Neuman.
D2161.5.2. D2161.5.2. Cure by Virgin Mary. (Cf. V256.) *Ward Catalogue of Romances II 609 No. 23, 617 No. 38, 619 No. 22, 630 No. 23, 649 No. 47.
D2161.5.2.1. D2161.5.2.1. Cure at shrine of Virgin Mary. Ward II 648 No. 40 and passim; *Crane Miraculis 89 No. 17.
D2161.5.2.2. D2161.5.2.2. Cure by relic of Virgin Mary. Type 754*; Ward II 644 No. 3, 645 Nos. 6, 8.
D2161.5.2.3. D2161.5.2.3. Cure by milk of Virgin Mary. Ward II 613 No. 32; *Crane Miraculis 95 No. 30; English: Wells 167 (Vernon Miracles).
D2161.5.2.4. D2161.5.2.4. Severed limbs replaced by Virgin Mary. (Cf. D2161.3.) *Crane Miraculis 89 No. 18; Wells 167 (Vernon Miracles), 169 (The Clerk who would see the Virgin); Spanish Exempla: Keller.
D2161.5.2.5. D2161.5.2.5. Cure of spider bite by the Virgin Mary. Spanish Exempla: Keller.
D2161.5.2.6. D2161.5.2.6. Terrible headaches cured by Virgin Mary. Spanish Exempla: Keller.
D2161.5.3. D2161.5.3. Cure by deity. India: Thompson-Balys.
D2161.5.4. D2161.5.4. Cure by Moses. Irish myth: Cross.
D2161.5.5. D2161.5.5. Cure by angel. (Cf. V232.) Irish myth: Cross; Jewish: Neuman.
D2161.5.6. D2161.5.6. Cure by surviving twin. England: Baughman.
D2161.5.7. D2161.5.7. Cure by seventh son of seventh daughter. England: Baughman.
D2161.6. D2161.6. Diseases cured at particular time.
D2161.6.1. D2161.6.1. All diseases healed at birth of Christ. (Cf. V211.1.) Irish myth: Cross.
D2161.6.2. D2161.6.2. Diseases cured in Messeanic era. (Cf. A1095.) Jewish: Neuman.
D2161.6.3. D2161.6.3. Diseases cured at holy man’s birth. Jewish: Neuman.
D2162. D2162. Magic control of disease. (Cf. D1500.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D2162.1. D2162.1. Saint ends epidemic by fasting. Irish myth: *Cross.
D2162.2. D2162.2. Epidemic stops at river (sea) at saint‘s command. (Cf. D1735.1.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D2162.3. D2162.3. Locality sanctified against pestilence (by angel) as result of prayer and fasting. (Cf. D1586.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D2162.4. D2162.4. People living on mountain dedicated to angel free from plague. *Loomis White Magic 106.
D2163. D2163. Magic defense in battle. (Cf. K2350.) Tawney I 362, 367n., Jewish: Neuman.
D2163.1. D2163.1. Broken weapons magically restored. (Cf. D1080, F1098, H1023.8.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D2163.2. D2163.2. Magic reinforcements. Hero’s followers magically multiplied or whole new army conjured up. Icelandic: Boberg; Finnish: Kalevala rune 27; Maori: Dixon 61.
D2163.2.1. D2163.2.1. Heavenly help in battle. *Loomis White Magic 122.
D2163.3. D2163.3. Virgin Mary intercepts an arrow in battle. (Cf. V250.) *Ward II 625 No. 3.
D2163.4. D2163.4. Magic mist as defense in battle. (Cf. D902.1.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D2163.5. D2163.5. Saint‘s prayer wins battle. Irish myth: *Cross.
D2163.5.1. D2163.5.1. Saint’s prayer brings large flight of birds carrying stones in talons. These missiles dropped upon enemies cause terror. *Loomis White Magic 123.
D2163.5.2. D2163.5.2. Saint changes vicious king‘s heart to peaceful thoughts. *Loomis White Magic 123.
D2163.5.2.1. D2163.5.2.1. Letter read by holy man stops emperor from devastating country. India: Thompson-Balys.
D2163.6. D2163.6. Obstructions magically produced before enemy. Irish myth: *Cross.
D2163.6.1. D2163.6.1. Saint causes great forest to spring up between opposing forces. *Loomis White Magic 123.
D2163.6.2. D2163.6.2. Saint causes wall of cakes to spring up between opposing armies. India: Thompson-Balys.
D2163.7. D2163.7. Enemy’s army deceived by illusion produced by saint. *Loomis White Magic 122.
D2163.8. D2163.8. Saint‘s blessing brings victory. *Loomis White Magic 123.
D2163.9. D2163.9. Saint protects followers against bullets by stretching sheet over their heads. India: Thompson-Balys.
D2165. D2165. Escapes by magic. (Cf. D1395.) English: Wells 43 (Arthour and Merlin); Irish: Plummer cxxxix, *Cross; Icelandic: Þorsteins saga Vikingssona 400, Boberg; India: Thompson-Balys.
D2165.1. D2165.1. Escape by flying through the air. (Cf. D2135.0.1, R324.1.) Irish myth: Cross.
D2165.2. D2165.2. Escape from drowning by drying up all waters. (Cf. D2151.2.3.) Irish myth: Cross.
D2165.3. D2165.3. Magic used to prevent pursuit. Eskimo (Mackenzie Area): Jenness 82.
D2165.4. D2165.4. Opening in house made by magic so as to escape. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 101.
D2166. D2166. Magic help from falling. Hottentot: Bleek 78.
D2167. D2167. Corpse magically saved from corruption. (Cf. V52.14.) Tawney II 540; Saintyves De l’incorruption des corps saints (Bull. et. Mem. de la Soc. d‘Anthrop. des Paris, 7th ser. IV [1923] 84 – 100). – Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: Boberg; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. “cadavre”; Spanish Exempla: Keller; Jewish: *Neuman; Easter Island: Métraux Ethnology 311.
D2167.1. D2167.1. Food magically saved from corruption. Irish myth: *Cross.
D2167.2. D2167.2. Book magically saved from decay. Irish myth: Cross.
D2167.3. D2167.3. Flowers magically kept from withering. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 501.
D2168. D2168. Magic used against poison. (Cf. D1515.) Irish myth: Cross.
D2168.1. D2168.1. Poison magically separated from drink. Irish myth: Cross.
D2171. D2171. Magic adhesion. (Cf. D1413.) *Type 593; Fb “holde” IV 219b; Welsh: MacCulloch Celtic 102; Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys.
D2171.1. D2171.1. Object magically attaches itself to a person. Irish myth: *Cross; India: Thompson-Balys; Japanese: Ikeda; Africa (Ekoi): Talbot 394, (Gold Coast): Barker and Sinclair 66 No. 9.
D2171.1.1. D2171.1.1. Seat (chair) caused to stick to person. (Cf. D1413.6.) Icelandic: Boberg; England, U.S.: *Baughman.
D2171.1.2. D2171.1.2. Tankard caused to stick to person‘s lips. Wales: Baughman.
D2171.1.3. D2171.1.3. Person magically sticks to floor (ground). Irish myth: Cross (D2171.7); Jewish: *Neuman; Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 325, (Cumberland Sound): Boas BAM XV 237.
D2171.2. D2171.2. Magic adhesion to monster (witch, ogre, etc.). (Old Man of the Sea, Burr-Woman). *Basset 1001 Contes I 190f; Estonian: Aarne FFC XXV 126 No. 58; Livonian: Loorits FFC LXVI 42 No. 30; N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 330 n. 191e.
D2171.3. D2171.3. Magic adhesion to animal. (Cf. F155.) *Fb “holde” IV 219b; Irish myth: Cross.
D2171.3.1. D2171.3.1. Magic adhesion to goose. *Type 571.
D2171.3.2. D2171.3.2. Magic adhesion to swan. Fb “holde ved” I 639.
D2171.3.3. D2171.3.3. Magic adhesion to turtle. N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 330 n. 191e.
D2171.3.4. D2171.3.4. Magic adhesion to hose. Cheremis: Sebeok-Nyerges; India: Thompson-Balys.
D2171.4. D2171.4. Objects magically stick together. (Cf. D1413.)
D2171.4.1. D2171.4.1. Pitcher magically sticks to ground. Africa (Basuto): Jacottet 168 No. 24.
D2171.4.2. D2171.4.2. Cauldron magically sticks to wall. Irish myth: Cross.
D2171.4.3. D2171.4.3. Witch causes towel to adhere to wall. U.S.: Baughman.
D2171.5. D2171.5. Persons magically stick together. (Cf. D1171.2, D1413.14.) India: Thompson-Balys.
D2171.6. D2171.6. Clothes cling supernaturally to body. *Loomis White Magic 56.
D2171.7. D2171.7. Man‘s feet fixed to pavement so that he cannot move until he makes vow. *Loomis White Magic 56, Irish myth: Cross.
D2171.8. D2171.8. Witch causes milk to stay in overturned pail. U.S.: Baughman.
D2172. D2172. Continuing magic acts.
D2172.1. D2172.1. Magic repetition. Person must keep on doing or saying thing until released. Type 593; Lang Eng. Fairy Tales 74; Lithuanian: Balys Historical.
D2172.2. D2172.2. Magic gift: power to continue all day what one starts. One woman measures linen; another throws water on pig. BP II 215, 438; *Hdwb. d. Märch. s.v. “Erste” nn. 112 – 149; Irish: Beal XXI 306; Lithuanian: Balys Index No. 750A@1*.
D2173. D2173. Magic singing. India: Thompson-Balys.
D2174. D2174. Magic dancing. Enchanted persons dance till released. Type 306; BP III 78; *Bolte Zs. f. Vksk. XIX 309 n. 1; England, Wales, U.S.: *Baughman; India: Thompson-Balys.
D2175. D2175. Cursing by magic. Icelandic: MacCulloch Eddic 299, 268, 111; Jewish: Neuman; Irish myth: Cross.
D2175.1. D2175.1. Cursing by means of a well. (Cf. D926, D1766.2.1, D1792.2, V134.) Kittredge Witchcraft 34, 394 n. 113.
D2175.2. D2175.2. Saint’s bachall used in cursing. Irish myth: *Cross.
D2175.3. D2175.3. Magic satire (magic song) as curse. Irish myth: Cross.
D2175.4. D2175.4. Saint‘s bell used in cursing. Irish myth: *Cross.
D2175.5. D2175.5. Curse magically changed to blessing. Jewish: Neuman.
D2176. D2176. Exorcising by magic. Irish myth: *Cross; Jewish: Neuman; India: Thompson-Balys.
D2176.0.1. D2176.0.1. Saint sanctifies locality against death. Irish myth: Cross.
D2176.1. D2176.1. Snakes banned by magic. Irish: Plummer clxx, *Cross, O’Suilleabhain 66; Swiss: Jegerlehner Oberwallis 310 No. 33.
D2176.2. D2176.2. Lice banned by magic. Irish: Plummer clxx, Cross.
D2176.3. D2176.3. Evil spirit exorcised. Jewish: *Neuman.
D2176.3.1. D2176.3.1. Evil spirit exorcised by burning fish. *S. Prato La Tradition III No. 2 (1889) (Tobit); Jewish: *bin Gorion Born Judas@2 II 360f.
D2176.3.1.1. D2176.3.1.1. Evil spirit exorcised by burning medicine. India: Thompson-Balys.
D2176.3.2. D2176.3.2. Evil spirit exorcised by religious ceremony. (Cf. V10ff.) Holy name, sign of cross, prayer, etc. Fb “Jesus” II 41; Irish: Beal XXI 325; Italian Novella: Rotunda; *Chauvin VIII 41 No. 8AB; India: Thompson-Balys, Penzer III 37; Korean: Zong in-Sob 60, 128.
D2176.3.3. D2176.3.3. Evil spirit exorcised by saint. Irish myth: *Cross; India: Thompson-Balys.
D2176. D2176. Evil spirits exorcised by death of saint. Irish myth: Cross.
D2176.3.3.1. D2176.3.3.1. Demons in stone images driven out by holy man (saint). Irish myth: *Cross.
D2176.3.3.2. D2176.3.3.2. Saint purifies spring by driving out demon. *Loomis White Magic 76.
D2176.3.3.3. D2176.3.3.3. Saint throws ink bottle at devil who annoys him. *Loomis White Magic 76.
D2176.3.3.4. D2176.3.3.4. Saint‘s breath drives away the devil. *Loomis White Magic 46.
D2176.3.4. D2176.3.4. Devil cast out of man possessed. Lithuanian: Balys Index No. 3368; Legends Nos. 702 – 710.
D2176.4. D2176.4. Magic book conjured away by throwing it on stream. *Fb “Cyprianus” I 166b.
D2176.5. D2176.5. Burning cut hair to prevent witchcraft. *Fb “hår” I 771a; Spanish Exempla: Keller.
D2176.6. D2176.6. Exorcising invisible man by flailing air with peach branch. Chinese: Graham.
D2177. D2177. Imprisoning by magic. (Cf. R40.) Irish myth: Cross.
D2177.1. D2177.1. Demon enclosed in bottle. *Type 331; *Goebel Jüdische Motive im märchenhaften Erzählungsgut (Gleiwitz, 1932) 52ff.; Swiss: Jegerlehner Oberwallis 311 No. 39, 314 No. 105, 320 No. 34; Jewish: Neuman; Chinese: Graham; Philippine: Fansler MAFLS XII 439.
D2177.1.1. D2177.1.1. Demons imprisoned by magic. Nouvelles Recreations 13.
D2177.2. D2177.2. Demon imprisoned in pomegranate. Africa (Swahili): Stigand 122ff. No. 19.
D2177.3. D2177.3. Evil spirits imprisoned in stone. Irish myth: Cross.
D2177.4. D2177.4. Evil spirits kept out by stone wall. India: Thompson-Balys.
D2178. D2178. Objects produced by magic. Irish myth: *Cross: Missouri French: Carrière.
D2178.1. D2178.1. City built by magic. Penzer VII 73f.; India: Thompson-Balys.
D2178.2. D2178.2. Cattle produced by magic. Africa (Kaffir): Theal 77.
D2178.3. D2178.3. Pavilions produced by magic. Penzer VIII 92.
D2178.4. D2178.4. Animals created by magic. India: Thompson-Balys; Eskimo (Mackenzie Area): Jenness 42.
D2178.4.1. D2178.4.1. Magic production of rabbits. N. A. Indian (Calif.): Gayton and Newman 82.
D2178.4.2. D2178.4.2. Noxious animals produced by magic. Jewish: Neuman.
D2178.5. D2178.5. People created by magic. India: Thompson-Balys.
D2178.6. D2178.6. Ceremonial presents produced by magic. Chinese: Graham.
D2178.7. D2178.7. Whatever goldsmith proposes to make comes into existence by itself in the forge. India: Thompson-Balys.
D2178.8. D2178.8. Tree produced by magic. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 347.
D2178.9. D2178.9. Flower produced by magic. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 135f.
D2182. D2182. Flow of cow’s milk increased by licking saint‘s garment. (Cf. D1052, D1652.3.) Irish: Plummer clxxxi, Cross.
D2182.1. D2182.1. Flow of cow’s milk increased by saint. Irish myth: *Cross.
D2182.2. D2182.2. Flow of cow‘s milk increased by song (music). (Cf. D1275.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D2183. D2183. Magic spinning. Usually performed by a supernatural helper. *Types 500, 501; *von Sydow Två spinnsagor.
D2184. D2184. People magically continue hurting themselves. Try to drive ox but drive themselves; to stab it but stab themselves; etc. Africa (Basuto): Jacottet 76 No. 12.
D2184.1. D2184.1. People magically made to strike selves blows aimed at another. Irish myth: Cross.
D2185. D2185. Magician carries woman in glass coffin. She comes out at his will. Icelandic: *Boberg; *Chauvin V 190 No. 11.
D2185.1. D2185.1. Fairy personage (god?) houses mistress in crystal bower. (Cf. F165.3.5.1.) Irish myth: Cross.
D2186. D2186. Cat in wood-pile prevents axe from cutting. *Type 1001.
D2188. D2188. Magic disappearance. (Cf. D1641.) Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 484; Eskimo (Greenland): Rink 457, Rasmussen III 264, (Kodiak): Golder JAFL XVI 25, (Cumberland Sound): Boas BAM XV 257.
D2188.1. D2188.1. Ability to disappear or appear at will. India: Thompson-Balys.
D2188.1.1. D2188.1.1. Garment appears and disappears in reply to command. Spence 76.
D2188.2. D2188.2. Person vanishes. Jewish: Neuman; Philippine (Tinguian): Cole 48, 54, Tuamotu: Stimson MS (z-G. 3/1241).
D2188.2.1. D2188.2.1. Man disappears, leaving only his ring. India: Thompson-Balys.
D2188.3. D2188.3. Village vanishes. Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 157.
D2191. D2191. Roast ducks fly (by magic). Fb “and” IV 12b.
D2192. D2192. Work of day magically overthrown at night. *Fb “kirke” II 125 a; Wells 42 (Arthour and Merlin); Irish myth: *Cross; Icelandic: Boberg; Lithuanian: Balys Index No. 3602; India: Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Graham; Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 465; Ellice Island: ibid. 270; Marquesas: ibid. 269; Tuamotu: ibid. 267; Tahiti: ibid. 266; Maori: ibid. 265; Africa (Duala): Lederbogen Fables 59.
D2192.1. D2192.1. Supernatural agency moves new church foundation (or building materials) to another site, at night. England, Scotland: *Baughman.
D2193. D2193. Flowers drop on washing hands. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
D2194. D2194. Dung drops on washing hands. Italian Novella: Rotunda.
D2195. D2195. Blighted garden magically restored to beauty. India: Thompson-Balys.
D2195.1. D2195.1. Flower blooms when touched. India: Thompson-Balys.
D2196. D2196. Saint causes fiery sword to come between hostile king and queen. Irish myth: Cross.
D2197. D2197. Magic dominance over animals. (Cf. D1440, D2074.1.) Jewish: Neuman.
D2198. D2198. Magic control of spirits (angels). Jewish: *Neuman.
D2199. D2199. Additional magic manifestations.
D2199.1. D2199.1. Bottomless tub (vat) holds water through power of saint. (Cf. H1023.2.1.) Irish myth: *Cross.
D2199.2. D2199.2. Tools sharpened through power of saint. Slaves forced to hew down yew tree with dull tools: hands bleed. (Cf. H1110, P170.) Irish myth: Cross.

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