Yu.E. Berezkin, E.N. Duvakin

Thematic classification and distribution of folklore and mythological motifs by area

Analytical catalogue

Ethnicities and habitats

B42C. Bear hunting. (.15.16.) .

In the space hunt plot, the object of persecution is a bear. See B42 and B42P motifs.

(Wed. Southern Europe. Spaniards, Italians).

(Wed. Western Europe. The French).

Amur-Sakhalin. Orochi; Udege people; Nanais.

Japan. Ainu [the man won, dismembered the bear, threw parts of the carcass into the sky, they became the Big Dipper; he himself is the North Star; {the motive is not included in the general list of B42 â€" it is not clear whether we are talking about actual hunting}]: Spevakovsky 1988:65-66 (=Podmaskin 2013:175).

The Arctic. Asian Eskimos; Northern Alaska Inupiate; McKenzie estuary; copper; netsilic; igloolik; Eskimos of Labrador, Greenland; polar Eskimos; Baffin's Land.

The coast is the Plateau. Chilcotin; lillouette; thompson; shuswap; curdalen; vasco.

The Midwest. Ojibwa; fox.

Northeast. Seneca, Mohawks and other Iroquois; mikmaq; penobscot; delaware.

Southeast USA. Chirokee.