Yu.E. Berezkin, E.N. Duvakin

Thematic classification and distribution of folklore and mythological motifs by area

Analytical catalogue

Ethnicities and habitats

B33E. If February were like January. 27.29.31.

The last cold month regrets that it did not come sooner or that it is too short. In that case, he would freeze everyone.

Serbs, Abkhazians, Adygs, Ingush, Chechens, Swedes, Estonians.

The Balkans. Serbs [March says if only he were given one more day he would freeze a calf in a cow and a baby in a woman's womb]: Kabakova 1994:211.

Caucasus - Asia Minor. Abkhazians ["If I were in January, I would make the horns of bulls burst (from frost)," says February]: Mafedzev 1984:130; Adygi [February was called maze huane (from ointment - month, huenen - swear); this month is the most severe frosts - the end of the winter shile, which begins around January 16-17 and lasts 40 days - until 24-25 February; February regrets that he is not ahead of January, but after him; then he would make people hear the sound of a dog's step like a hooves, and multiply the hooves by a hundred times, force old people be lazy and not leave home even if necessary, and young animals would dry them right in their mothers' womb]: Mafedzev 1984:129; Ingush and Chechens [9-day mess I An azi, called winter and spring struggle days, tells chille: "If I were as long as you, I would make a three-year-old bull's horn burst and a blooming girl's chest burst"]: Mafedzev 1984:130.

Baltoscandia. Swedes [Mart says: If I had the power of Thor, my brother (i.e. January), and Goa, my sister (February), I would be able to freeze a calf in a cow, a pig in a pig, and an old woman in stripes and fifteen fur skirts]: Kabakova 1994:211; Estonians (in most areas, but not near the setu) [March (or February after the meeting) frost would freeze the baker's hands and an unborn pig into a pig, but one eye is already flowing (limping on one leg)]: Kippar 1986, No. 294A: 180.