Yu.E. Berezkin, E.N. Duvakin

Thematic classification and distribution of folklore and mythological motifs by area

Analytical catalogue

Ethnicities and habitats

B77b2. They hit the sky with a broom.. 23.

The sky moved away and/or people's connection with the deity ceased after the sky or heavenly deity was hit and hit with a broom.

Assames, Bondos, Gondas, Sinhales.

South Asia. The Assames (Golaghat; his sister Garo Kachari lived here in the past) [the sky was close to the ground; an old humpback hit him with a broom, it moved away]: Elwin 1949:79; bondo [the sky was close to the ground and people were below the grass; the old woman's broom hit the cloud; she shoved it off in her hearts; the sky rose, people grew]: Elwin 1954, No. 1:29; gondas [the sky was close to the ground; the old woman swept, hit her head against the sky, shoved it off with a broom in her hearts]: Elwin 1949, No. 5:82; the Sinhalese [the rice ripened itself, the cows gave butter, there was no need for honey walk into the forest; the sky was low, the stars could be grabbed with her hands; the maid was unhappy that the clouds touched her broom's stick; she hit the sky with a broom, she was offended, rose]: Volkhonsky, Solntseva 1985, No. 2:29-30.