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Group No. 93


E. The Dead

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E600 – E699

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E600. Reincarnation. Return from the dead in another form. India: Penzer X 336 s.v. “Transmigration”, *Cowell Jataka Index s.v. “Bodhisatta” and “Rebirth”, Keith 100, *Thompson-Balys; Irish myth: *Cross, Nutt “The Irish Vision of the Happy Otherworld and the Celtic Doctrine of Rebirth” in K. Meyer Voyage of Bran; Icelandic: *Boberg; Estonian: Loorits Grundzüge I 321ff.; Jewish: *Neuman; Siberian: Holmberg Siberian 473; Chinese: Werner 314; N. A. Indian: *Thompson Tales 337 n. 216a, Alexander N. Am. 280 n. 18; Eskimo (West Hudson Bay): Boas BAM XV 359, (Greenland): Rasmussen I 115, III 171, (Central Eskimo): Boas RBAE VI 639; S. A. Indian (Brazil): Oberg 109.
E600.1. Origin of reincarnation: miscarried message of immortality. India: Thompson-Balys.
E600.2. Science of reincarnation taught. India: Thompson-Balys.
E601. Reincarnation: former lives remembered. Jewish: *Neuman, *Penzer X 154 s.v. “Former births”; India: Thompson-Balys.
E601.1. Man by magic sees his wives in their former incarnations as dog and sow. India: Thompson-Balys.
E601.2. Reincarnated benefactor helped by man he has befriended in former life. India: Thompson-Balys.
E601.3. Punishments earned on one life paid in next reincarnation. India: Thompson-Balys.
E602. Reincarnation in form determined at death. India: Thompson-Balys, Tawney II 145.
E603. Limited number of souls in world necessitates reincarnation. India: Thompson-Balys.
E700. The soul.
E604. Definite number of reincarnations.
E604.1. Seven reincarnations. *Zachariae 33ff.; India: Thompson-Balys.
E605. Reincarnation in another human form. *M. Bloomfield Proc. Am. Philosophical Soc. LVI 1ff.; Jewish: Neuman; India: *Thompson-Balys.
E605.1. Reincarnation with change of sex. *Penzer VII 230; India: Thompson-Balys.
E605.1.1. Reincarnation: woman reborn as man. Chinese: Werner 256.
E605.1.2. Man reborn as woman. India: Thompson-Balys; Korean: Zong in-Sob 76.
E605.2. Reincarnation: god reborn as man. Icelandic: Olrik Kilderne til Sakses Oldhistorie I (1892) 30ff., 60ff., Boberg; India: *Thompson-Balys, Keith 168; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 907, 1258; Hawaii: Beckwith Myth 119; Marquesas: Handy 109; N. A. Indian (Mandan): Curtis N. A. Indian V 39ff.
E605.2.1. Reincarnation: spirit reborn as man. Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen III 57.
E605.3. Reincarnation: man becomes god. India: *Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Werner 212.
E605.4. Reincarnation: man becomes spirit. India: Thompson-Balys.
E605.5. Reincarnation: prince becomes common man. India: Thompson-Balys.
E605.6. Reincarnation: common man becomes prince. India: Thompson-Balys.
E605.7. Man reincarnated as child. (Cf. E607.2.) India: Thompson-Balys.
E605.7.1. Reincarnation as child which is within a fish. India: Thompson-Balys.
E605.8. Horse-headed men reborn as money-lenders. India: Thompson-Balys.
E605.9. Reincarnation as conjurer. Eskimo (Cumberland Sound): Boas BAM XV 234, 247, (Greenland): Rasmussen III 130.
E606. Reasons for reincarnation. (Cf. E693.)
E606.1. Reincarnation as punishment for sin. India: *Thompson-Balys.
E606.2. Reincarnation to complete unfinished work. India: Thompson-Balys.
E607. Methods of reincarnation.
E607.1. Bones of dead collected and buried. Return in another form directly from grave. *Type 720; S. A. Indian (Warrau): Alexander Lat. Am. 272.
E607.1.1. Bones of dead collected and thrown into river. India: Thompson-Balys.
E607.2. Person transforms self, is swallowed and reborn in new form. (Cf. D605.7, D610.) Irish myth: *Cross; Welsh: MacCulloch Celtic 110; India: Thompson-Balys; N. A. Indian: Thompson Tales 282 n. 44.
E607.2.1. Person is swallowed and then reborn. India: Thompson-Balys.
E607.2.2. Rebirth by crawling into woman’s womb. Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen III 57.
E607.3. Hauling canoe over dead man‘s body causes return from dead in new form. Maori: Dixon 55.
E607.4. Reincarnation by fasting. Irish myth: Cross.
E607.5. Cauldron of regeneration (reincarnation). Irish myth: *Cross.
E610. Reincarnation as animal. Encyc. Rel. and Ethics I 493b; Irish myth: Cross; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. “animaux”; Jewish: bin Gorion VI 110, 310; Africa: Werner African 192.
E610.1. Reincarnation: man to animal to man. Irish myth: Cross.
E610.1.1. Reincarnation: boy to bird to boy. Boy returns as bird, who later becomes the boy. *Type 720; *BP I 422.
E610.1.2. Reincarnation: man to fish to man. Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen I 115, II 151.
E611. Reincarnation as domestic animal.
E611.1. Reincarnation as horse. (Cf. D131.) Gaster Exempla 248 No. 349; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 851.
E611.1.1. Reincarnation: man as horse-head. Hindu: Keith 121 (Vishnu).
E611.1.2. Reincarnation as donkey. India: Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 131.
E611.2. Reincarnation as cow. (Cf. D133.1.) *Type 510, 511; BP *I 187, III 61ff.; Wesselski Deutsche Märchen vor Grimm (1938) vii ff.; *MacCulloch Childhood 108; India: *Thompson-Balys.
E611.2.0.1. Divinity reincarnated as cow. India: Thompson-Balys.
E611.2.1. Reincarnation as bull. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 166, II 29.
E611. Divinity reincarnated as bull. (Cf. A132.9.) Irish: MacCulloch Celtic 152, *Cross; India: Thompson-Balys.
E611.2.1.1. Reincarnation as bullock. India: *Thompson-Balys.
E611.2.2. Reincarnation as an ox. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 1124.
E611.2.3. Reincarnation as calf. Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 54, 189.
E611.2.4. Reincarnation as a buffalo. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 592; Chinese: Graham (E612.11).
E611.3. Man reincarnated as swine. Fb “svin” III 676a, “sjæl” III 214a; India: *Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 423, 1031; Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 189, 199.
E611.3.1. Man reincarnated as wild boar. Irish myth: Cross; India: Thompson-Balys; Hindu: Keith 121 (Vishnu).
E611.4. Man reincarnated as goat. (Cf. D134.) *Type 510, 511; *BP I 187, III 60ff.; India: Thompson-Balys; Africa (Angola): Chatelain 53 No. 2.
E611.5. Man reincarnated as cat. Fb “sjæl” III 214a.
E611.5.1. God reincarnated as cat. India: Thompson-Balys.
E611.6. Man reincarnated as dog. (Cf. D141.) Fb “sjæl” III 214a; India: *Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 267, 827; Korean: Zong in-Sob 92; Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen I 115.
E612. Reincarnation as wild animal. Estonian: Loorits Grundzüge I 325ff.
E612.1. Reincarnation as lion. Hindu: Keith 121 (Vishnu).
E612.2. Reincarnation as wolf. Fb “pebersvend” II 795a (werwolf); Irish myth: Cross.
E612.3. Reincarnation as hare. Fb “sjæl” III 214a; Gaster Exempla 248 No. 349; Eskimo (Central Eskimo): Boas RBAE VI 639.
E612.4. Reincarnation as fox. (Cf. D113.3.) *Type 506; BP III 494ff.; Fb “sjæl” III 214a.
E612.5. Reincarnation as deer. Irish myth: *Cross; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 421, II 27f., 69.
E612.6. Reincarnation as seal. (Cf. D127.1.) Irish myth: Cross; Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen I 115, III 56.
E612.7. Reincarnation as mongoose. India: Thompson-Balys.
E612.8. Reincarnation as bear. India: Thompson-Balys.
E612.9. Reincarnation as hyena. India: Thompson-Balys.
E612.10. Reincarnation as jackal. India: Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera 267, 1034, 1131.
E612.11. Reincarnation as elephant. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 157, II 603, 1158.
E612.12. Reincarnation as monkey. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 996, II 27, 471, 519, 847, 939.
E612.13. Reincarnation as rat. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 290, 1885.
E612.14. Reincarnation as otter. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 267.
E613. Reincarnation as bird. Fb “sjæl” III 214a; Gjerdman Nattskärran och nogra andra Spökfåglar (Arv I 27 – 68); Estonian: Loorits Grundzüge I 347 – 363; India: *Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 870, II 17; Japanese: Ikeda; Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 264ff, Graham; Aztec: Alexander Lat. Am. 61.
E613.0.1. Reincarnation of murdered child as bird. *Type 720; *BP I 422; *Fb “fugl” I 380b; English: Child I 126, 180f.; India: *Thompson-Balys; Africa: Werner African 211, (Basuto): Jacottet 56.
E613.0.2. Reincarnation of unbaptized child as bird. *Fb “udøbt” III 960a; *Dh III 484.
E613.0.3. Reincarnation of old maids as birds. Dh III 485; Fb “pebersvend” II 795a.
E613.0.4. Reincarnation of drowned persons as birds. Dh III 482.
E613.0.5. Severed heads of monster become birds. Hindu: Keith 88.
E613.0.6. Reincarnation of girl eaten by tiger as bird. India: Thompson-Balys.
E613.1. Reincarnation as duck. Tobler 53; Lithuanian: Balys Index No. 453*; Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 264.
E613.1.1. Reincarnation as sheldrake. India: Thompson-Balys.
E613.2. Reincarnation as owl. Tobler 97; India: Thompson-Balys.
E613.3. Reincarnation as hawk. (Cf. D152.1.) Tobler 97; Irish myth: Cross.
E613.3.1. Reincarnation as eagle. India: Thompson-Balys.
E613.4. Reincarnation as swallow. (Cf. D151.1.) Fb “pebersvend” II 795a. – Finnish: Aarne FFC VIII 15 No. 83; Estonian: Aarne FFC XXV 147 No. 50.
E613.5. Reincarnation as cuckoo. Lithuanian: Balys Index No. 3134, Legends Nos. 248ff.; Livonian: Loorits FFC LXVI 89 No. 77.
E613.6. Reincarnation as dove. Italian: Basile Pentamerone V 9.
E613.6.1. Reincarnation as pigeon. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 520, 557.
E613.7. Reincarnation as raven. England: *Baughman.
E613.8. Reincarnation as quail. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 816, 986, 1065.
E613.8.1. Reincarnation as partridge. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 226.
E613.9. Reincarnation as heron. India: Thompson-Balys.
E613.9.1. Reincarnation as crane. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 1182.
E613.10. Reincarnation as goose. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 267, II 1264.
E613.11. Reincarnation as peacock. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 1052, II 671.
E613.12. Reincarnation as parrot. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 266, 578, II 247, 572, 730f., 1122, 1173.
E614. Reincarnation as reptile.
E614.1. Reincarnation as snake. (Cf. D191.) Fb “sjæl” III 214a; Estonian: Loorits Grundzüge I 339ff.; India: *Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 857; Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 166f.
E614.2. Reincarnation as lizard. India: Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 813; Tonga: Gifford 108.
E614.3. Reincarnation as crocodile. India: Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 365, 479, II 555.
E614.4. Reincarnation as tortoise. India: Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 267.
E614.5. Reincarnation as iguana. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 267.
E615. Reincarnation as amphibian.
E615.1. Reincarnation as frog. (Cf. D195.) Tobler 28; Fb “sjæl” III 214a; India: Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 1322.
E616. Reincarnation as insect. Estonian: Loorits Grundzüge I 331ff.; India: *Thompson-Balys.
E616.1. Reincarnation as bee. (Cf. D182.) Fb “sjæl” III 214a.
E616.2. Reincarnation as butterfly. Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 266.
E616.3. Reincarnation as flea. India: Thompson-Balys.
E616.4. Reincarnation as weevil. India: Thompson-Balys.
E616.5. Reincarnation as bedbug. (Cf. E693.2.) India: Thompson-Balys.
E617. Reincarnation as fish. (Cf. D170, E713.1.) Irish myth: Cross; India: *Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 999, 1148, II 691.
E617.1. Reincarnation as salmon. (Cf. B124.1, D176.) Irish myth: *Cross; Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen I 115, II 15.
E617.2. Reincarnation as goldfish. India: Thompson-Balys.
E617.3. Reincarnation as shark. Solomon Islands: Beckwith Myth 13.
E617.4. Reincarnation as whale. Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen I 115.
E618. Reincarnation as worm. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 222.
E618.1. Reincarnation as leech. India: Thompson-Balys.
E629. Reincarnation as animal – miscellaneous.
E629.1. Reincarnation as scorpion. India: Thompson-Balys.
E629.2. Reincarnation as crab. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 267.
E630. Reincarnation in object.
E631. Reincarnation in plant (tree) growing from grave. (Cf. E632, D1610.2.) Type 510; BP I 187; *Cox 477 n. 7; *Fb “sjæl” III 214b, “blod” IV 49a, “juletræ” II 57a; Saintyves Contes de Perrault (Paris, 1923) 36ff., 141ff. – English: *Child V 481. s.v. “grave”, V 491 s.v. “plants”; Irish myth: *Cross; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. “arbres”, “cadavre”, “tombeau”; Swiss: Jegerlehner Oberwallis 298 No. 7, 311 No 41; Spanish: Boggs FFC XC 92 No. 780B*; Greek: Fox 198 (Adonis), 201 (Pyramus and Thisbe); Italian: Basile Pentamerone I No. 6; Finnish-Swedish: Wessman 2 Nos. 12, 13; India: *Thompson-Balys; Indonesian: Dixon 238, De Vries Volksverhalen I 300; Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 50f.; Papua: Ker 131; N. A. Indian (Zuñi): Cushing 183, (Kato): Goddard UCal V 219 n. 1; Amazon: Alexander Lat. Am. 294; Africa (Kaffir): Theal 147, (Ekoi): Talbot 133.
E631.0.1. Twining branches grow from graves of lovers. (Cf. E419.6.) *Gaidoz Mélusine IV No. 4; Type 966*; *Fb “rose” III 80a, “lilie” II 427b, “træ” III 867a; Chauvin V 107 No. 37; Irish myth: *Cross; India: Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Eberhard FFC CXX 264f.; Japanese: Anesaki 253, 346f.
E631.0.1.1. Tops of trees from lovers‘ graves show shapes of their heads. Irish myth: *Cross.
E631.0.1.2. Tablets made of trees from lovers’ graves magically unite. Irish myth: *Cross.
E631.0.2. Flower from grave bears letters. These commemorate the buried person. *Fb “grav” I 478a, “skrift”; Irish myth: Cross; Finnish-Swedish: Wessman 2 No. 11; Greek: *Frazer Apollodorus I 19 n. 3 (Hyacinth).
E631.0.2.1. Flower with “ave” on leaves. Crows from tomb as reward for faithful sayings of “Ave Maria”. *Ward Catalogue of Romances II 654 No. 21; Herbert ibid. III 342; Von der Hagen Nos. 73, 88; Spanish Exempla: Keller.
E631.0.3. Plant from blood of slain person. *Fb “blod” IV 49a, “juletræ”, II 57a; Swiss: Jegerlehner Oberwallis 311 No. 41; Greek: Fox 198, 201; India: *Thompson-Balys; Africa: Frobenius Atlantis IV 225f.
E631.0.3.1. Red plant from blood of slain person. *Fb “blod” IV 49a; BP II 532 n. 2.
E631.0.4. Speaking and bleeding trees. Reincarnated persons. *Reinhard PMLA XXXVIII 456 n. 106; Hdwb. d. Märchens I 200 s.v. “Baum”; Swiss: Jegerlehner Oberwallis 299 No. 8; India: *Thompson-Balys; Chinese: Ferguson 177.
E631.0.5. Tree from innocent man‘s blood. Fb “juletræ” II 57a, “sjæl” III 214b. – English: Child I 143; India: Thompson-Balys.
E631.0.5.1. Dry branch on innocent man’s grave blossoms as proof of innocence. Fb “uskyldig”.
E631.0.6. Tree from sinner‘s grave. Hdwb. d. Märch. I 200 s.v. “Baum”.
E631.1. Flower from grave. BP II 126; Hungarian: Solymossy Hongaarache Sagen (1929) 243 No. 68, Moór Ungarisches Jahrbuch V 430; India: *Thompson-Balys; Korean: Zong in-Sob 207.
E631.1.1. Lily from grave. Fb “lilie” II 427b, “sjæl” III 214b; BP III 461; English: Child I 143; India: Thompson-Balys.
E631.1.2. Rose from grave. *Fb “rose” III 80a.
E631.1.3. Reincarnation as lotus. India: Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 527.
E631.1.4. Reincarnation as cockscomb. India: Thompson-Balys.
E631.2. Grass does not grow on murderer’s grave. (Cf. H271.) Fb “græs”; England: Baughman.
E631.2.1. Reincarnation as a grass straw. Eskimo (Greenland): Rasmussen I 115.
E631.3. Herbs grow from grave of healer. Brouwer Das Volkslied in Deutschland, Frankreich, Belgien und Holland (Groningen, 1930) 196ff.; Irish myth: *Cross.
E631.4. Dead ogress reincarnated as bramble-bush which prevents escape of fugitive. Chinese: Graham.
E631.5. Reincarnation as plant.
E631.5.1. Reincarnation as tobacco plant. Chinese: Graham; India: Thompson-Balys.
E631.5.2. Reincarnation as peanut plant. S. A. Indian (Yuracare): Métraux BBAE CXLIII (3) 503.
E631.5.3. Reincarnation as eggplant. Africa (Luba): LeClerq Zs. f. Kolonialsprachen IV 226f.
E631.6. Reincarnation in tree from grave. Japanese: Ikeda; Easter Island: Métraux Ethnology 376; Papua: Ker 92. Cf. Virgil Aeneid III 22ff.
E632. Reincarnation as musical instrument. The Singing Bone. A musical instrument made from the bones of a murdered person, or from a tree growing from the grave, speaks and tells of the crime. *Type 780; **Mackensen FFC XLIX; BP I 260, II 532; *Fb “streng” III 603a, “harpe” I 559b, IV 201b, “ben” IV 32b; Child I 121 – 135, 494, IV 449; Breton: Sébillot Incidents s.v. “os”; India: *Thompson-Balys; Japanese: Ikeda.
E632.1. Speaking bones of murdered person reveal murder. India: Thompson-Balys; Japanese: Ikeda; Africa (Ibo [Nigeria]): Thomas 58, 67, (Fang): Tessman 124ff.
E633. Reincarnation as dish. Bones made into dish. These speak. (Cf. E632.) English: Child I 126; Japanese: Ikeda.
E635. Reincarnation as fountain. Fb “kilde” II 119b; Child V 287a.
E636. Reincarnation as water. (Cf. D283.) India: Thompson-Balys.
E636.1. Reincarnation as bag of water. Irish myth: Cross (E636).
E637. Reincarnation as ball (of gold and iron). India: Thompson-Balys.
E641. Reincarnation as whirlwind. Ila (Rhodesia): Smith and Dale II 414 No. 12.
E642. Reincarnation as stone.
E642.0.1. Reincarnation as salt. India: Thompson-Balys.
E642.1. Dead lovers are now two stones lying together. India: Thompson-Balys.
E643. Reincarnation as smoke.
E643.1. Smoke from funeral fires of two lovers mingles in sky. India: Thompson-Balys.
E644. Reincarnation as rainbow. India: Thompson-Balys.
E645. Reincarnation as mineral.
E645.1. Reincarnation of slain boy as gold and silver. India: Thompson-Balys.
E646. Reincarnation as meteor. S. A. Indian (Gran Chaco): Belaieff BBAE CXLIII (1) 380.
E648. Reincarnation: man-object-man. In most of the versions of E632 (Reincarnation as musical instrument) the hero (heroine) finally comes back to life in his usual form. See also BP II 126f.; India: *Thompson-Balys.
E648.1. Reincarnation: woman - bird - nettles - stone - woman. Chinese: Graham.
E648.2. Reincarnation: man - woman - stone image. Korean: Zong in-Sob 76.
E649. Reincarnation to object – miscellaneous.
E649.1. Reincarnation as hill. Head made into hill. Cheremis: Sebeok-Nyerges.
E649.2. Reincarnation as flour vat. Stomach made into flour vat. Cheremis: Sebeok-Nyerges.
E649.3. Reincarnation as hoe. Feet made into hoe. Cheremis: Sebeok-Nyerges.
E649.3.1. Reincarnation as hoe-handle. Back made into hoe-handle. Cheremis: Sebeok-Nyerges.
E649.4. Reincarnation as mussel shell. Ears made into mussel shell. Cheremis: Sebeok-Nyerges.
E649.5. Reincarnation as currants. Eyes made into currants. Cheremis: Sebeok-Nyerges.
E650. Reincarnation: other forms.
E651. God reincarnated as dwarf. Hindu: Keith 121 (Vishnu).
E652. God reincarnated as monster. India: Thompson-Balys; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera II 792, 934; Chinese: Werner 207.
E653. Reincarnation: man as nature spirit.
E653.1. Reincarnation: man as water spirit. (Cf. F420.) Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 421.
E653.2. Reincarnation: man as tree spirit. (Cf. F441.2.) Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 445, 940, II 507, 820, 952.
E656. Reincarnation: animal to man. India: *Thompson-Balys; Korean: Zong in-Sob 57, 96.
E656.1. Men who behave irrationally (without plans) reincarnations of animals. India: Thompson-Balys.
E657. Reincarnation: animal to god. Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 828.
E658. Reincarnation: animal to other animal. Jewish: Neuman.
E670. Repeated reincarnation. Irish myth: *Cross; Gaster Exempla 248 No. 349; Italian: Basile Pentamerone V No. 9; Buddhist myth: Malalasekera I 421, II 518, 1117; India: *Thompson-Balys; Marquesas: Handy 106; S. A. Indian (Toba): Métraux MAFLS XL 142.
E671. Reincarnation: man - object - object.
E671.1. Reincarnation: body becomes marble wall; robe, grass; eyes, pools, etc. India: Thompson-Balys.
E690. Reincarnation: miscellaneous.
E691. Reincarnation: animal to object.
E691.1. Reincarnation: snake into flowers. India: Thompson-Balys.
E692. Reincarnation as punishment. India: Thompson-Balys.
E692.1. Bad woman cursed to be reborn as bat. India: Thompson-Balys.
E692.2. Mean person reborn as hyena. India: Thompson-Balys.
E692.3. Tricky potter reborn as crab. India: Thompson-Balys.
E692.4. Jealous woman reborn as chilly. India: Thompson-Balys.
E692.5. Cruel woman reborn as firefly. India: Thompson-Balys.
E692.6. Youth reincarnated as root in punishment for incest. India: Thompson-Balys.
E693. Reincarnation for revenge. India: Thompson-Balys.
E693.1. Drowned girl reborn as leech to take revenge on murderers. India: Thompson-Balys.
E693.2. Woman reborn as bedbug to take revenge on husband. (Cf. E616.5.) India: Thompson-Balys.
E693.3. Woman reborn as scorpion to take revenge on husband. India: Thompson-Balys.
E694. Reincarnation as compensation. India: Thompson-Balys.
E694.1. Hungry ghost reborn as jackal. India: Thompson-Balys.
E694.2. Frustrated woman reborn as tobacco plant. India: Thompson-Balys.
E694.3. Frustrated boy reborn as lizard. India: Thompson-Balys.
E694.4. Childless woman reborn as fish. India: Thompson-Balys.
E695. Gradual reincarnation – man to tiger. Chinese: Graham.
E696. Reincarnated person restored to original form.
E696.1. Bird, reincarnated murdered girl, resumes her original form when persecutor‘s blood is poured on her. India: Thompson-Balys.
E697. Vulture eats only those who will be reborn as human beings in their next birth. India: Thompson-Balys.

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