Yu.E. Berezkin, E.N. Duvakin

Thematic classification and distribution of folklore and mythological motifs by area

Analytical catalogue

Ethnicities and habitats

E9C. The magic wife is a herbivorous mammal.


A person converges with a woman who may take the form of a large herbivorous mammal or emerge from its body (elephant, buffalo, antelope, elk, etc.).

Yoruba [deer, deer], manden [antelope], guro [antelope duiker], von [buffalo], kirri [buffalo], sarah [buffalo], ngambaye [elephant], kachari [elephant], sherdukpen [elephant] , pao [elephant tusk fairy], lao [elephant tusk fairy], thai Vietnam [elephant tusk fairy], lao [elephant tusk fairy], dagurs [deer], tundra yukaghirs [reindeer vazhenka], shuswap [ elk], menominee [deer, elk], seneca [elk], blackfooted [bison], crowe [moose, bison], mandan [bison], teton [bison], santi [bison], omaha and ponka [bison], oto [bison], arikara [bison], skidi pawnee [bison], wichita [bison], sheyena [bison], arapaho [elk, bison], caddo [bison], chiroki [deer; moose], biloxi [deer], tiva [deer], shikuani [ tapiriha].

West Africa. Yoruba: Fuja 1969 [The hunter sees the doe take off his skin, turn into a woman, leave; he hides his skin, the woman has to marry him; she gives birth to a son; wants to come back, searches, finds skin, runs away; the hunter's other two wives see this, are offended that the husband brought his wife a doe; the chief drives the hunter and his son into the forest]: 66-69; Walker, Walker 1980 [the hunter sees a deer in the forest takes off his skin, turns into a woman, leaves; he hides his skin, the woman has to marry him; he already has a wife; she notices how the new one secretly eats leftovers; solders her husband, he talks about the origin of the new wife; when she accidentally put sugar instead of salt in her food, reproached her for her animal origin; she started fighting, the first wife threw her deer skin at her, the deer wife ran away; husband, Seeing her, he is going to shoot, the deer reproaches him for breaking the word; the husband soon died]: 11-16; manden [the hunter sees the girl swimming, then puts on the antelope skin, runs away; next time hides her skin, the girl agrees to become his wife if he never threatens her with fire (var.: reproach her for her origin); they have children; once the husband breaks the condition, the wife takes her skin, runs away with an antelope; husband hunts, kills an antelope one day; var.: antelope shows who she is, they reconcile, wife returns home]: Belcher 2005:40-41; guro [the spider did not get anything; his friend gave he had a duyker antelope leg, but a spider threw it on the roof (men rarely cook anything themselves); one day his leg disappeared and there was a beautiful woman in the house; the spider got rich; everyone wanted to know the reason, he told people to pack up; as soon as he opened his mouth, his wife asked him to eat the cola nut first; eventually the people left, but the spider called them again; this time his wife did not intervene; as soon as the spider began tell me, the wife disappeared along with her wealth, and the antelope's leg was again on the roof of the hut]: Tououi Bi 2014:223-226; background [the hunter saw Agbo (buffalo) take off her skin, became a girl, went to the bazaar; the hunter hid her skin, the girl had to marry him, she stipulates that he will not call her Agbo; the first wife quarrels with her, says that her buffalo skin hidden under a roof; Agbo finds a skin, turns into a buffalo, kills the hunter's first wife and her children, runs into the forest, tries to cut down the tree on which the hunter wears an amulet that makes it invisible; buffalo goes away; animals don't turn into humans since]: Herskovits, Herskovits 1958, No. 49:235-236; kirri [hunter sees buffaloes take off their skins, become women, bathe in lake; hides one of the skins, takes a woman as a wife; she gives birth to a son; a boy finds a skin, returns his mother, both go to the forest]: Frobenius, p. 223 in Dermenghem 1945:200.

Sudan - East Africa. Sara River [the hunter sees women bathing and buffalo skins on the shore; takes one skin; women go out, put on their skins, turn into buffaloes; stays alone, becomes a wife hunter; he comes with her to her parents, asks her to be made a buffalo, he does not want to live among evil people]: Knappert 1997:69; ngambaye [the hunter saw girls bathing; they went out and put on their own the skins became elephants; the next time the young man hid the clothes he liked best; brought them to the village, hid the skin in the barn under the corn; he always gave his wife corn to grind it; one day I forgot to do it, she sent her eldest son, he found a skin; when her husband went hunting, the wife fed the children and neighbors, made a trunk out of a log, four legs out of her feet, ran into the forest, trampled on her husband]: Ruelland, Caprille 1993:29-35; Chad (ethnicity not specified) [the hunter found an elephant skin, took it for himself; the girl, crying, asked for her clothes back; he gave her a new one, took the girl as his wife; she gave birth children, all big; found their skin, put it on, became an elephant, returned to the forest; her children became the ancestors of the Elephant family, they are not afraid of elephants]: Knappert 1997:93.

Tibet is the Northeast of India. Kachari [old Soti Rampa gets married, his wife demands that he kill his son; a vulture warns a young man of danger, he runs away on a buffalo; the buffalo falls into a hole and tells him to bury him the head is dug up after 7 days; 7 puppies are inside the skull; someone cooks and cleans the young man's hut; he watches, sees a girl coming out of the meat basket; she calls herself Midongdi, She tells her not to say her name, marries a young man; one of the dogs tears her threads on the loom, she drives her out; the offended dogs leave; the husband says his wife's name, she turns into an elephant]: Sopitt 1885: 59-62; sherdukpen [someone cooks in a hunter's hut, he finds a girl who came from his accumulated supply of dried meat; warns that she will disappear if he curses her; he calls her names rootless, it leaves, turns into an elephant; coming from different pieces, elephant meat tastes like beef, pork, venison]: Elwin 1958b, No. 31:431-432 (=1958a: 389-390).

Burma - Indochina. Pao [after the death of his wife, a rich old man took a new one; the stepmother demands that her husband get rid of two stepsons; the father took them to the forest, said he would return, and left; nat the tree gave them rice seeds, pumpkin seeds , watermelon and cucumber, as well as a sword to cultivate the land; its owner will become king; when the elder brother went hunting, ministers came to the youngest, named him his king and took him to the city; the elder began to live alone; someone cooks and cleans in the hut; the young man began to watch: a girl came out of the elephant tusk, the young man hid it; the girl offered to move closer to the city; she has boots and a golden hat, they fulfill the wish; the king's servants noticed the hat, the king (this is the younger brother) ordered the beautiful husband to be brought to the palace; refused to recognize him as his brother, ordered him to be delivered naga milk; the wife sends him to the naga - this is a girl, a friend of his wife, she has become the second wife; the king demands cannibal's milk; the wife gives a golden hat, tells her to go to the cave and tell the cannibal everything; the young man brought milk and brought his third wife, a daughter cannibals; the king orders the young man to be cut and buried; his wives found pieces of body, folded and revived; the elder brother defeated the younger brother and began to rule the country and live with three wives]: Zapadova 1977:253-258; lao (northern Thailand) [a lazy young man was sent to work for a community elder, he does nothing, the elder has driven him into the forest; the king executes him if he does not bring a deer; the young man finds a dead deer and the elephant's tusk, the king let him go; the young man began to collect and sell myant leaves (stimulant); someone cooks in his hut, he waited for a girl coming out of the elephant's tusk; the king wants to take her, gives difficult assignments for her husband to get rid of him; 1) bring mythical flowers to Chant Ti; his wife sent to the abbot of the monastery, who is 100 years old, he is 200 years old, etc. (300, 400, 500 years old); the young man sees Paya In's 7 daughters (Indra), who came down from the sky to swim, hid their wings and tails, returned them for promising to bring flowers, they pledged an arrow that, if shot, makes them come back; they they bring flowers, he does not return the arrow; the 500-year-old abbot exchanged the bow for a drum that can steal everything, sent it back; in the same way, the 400-year-old staff that hits everyone has A 300-year-old rope that will tie anyone, a 200-year-old pole that carries baskets himself, a 100-year-old cauldron filled with any utensils; the pole carries everything he receives; the young man married all 7 virgins, them father and first wife agree; king came, beaten, bound, young man gets the kingdom]: Le May 1924:20-26 (translated to Kornev 196:52-57); lao [orphan Khampa lives with his grandmother, puts the top, someone steals fish; he sets traps, they are successively hit by a fox, a tiger, a rhino, an elephant, everyone asks him to let him go, promises to help, the elephant gives a tusk; one day K. and his grandmother return, the house is tidy ; they watched a beautiful woman come out of the tusk; said that she would be the wife of good K.; the nobleman tells the king about her, who wants to take away K.'s wife; the courtiers advise to get rid of K. by cunning; 1) let the rooster K. defeat the royal rooster - the fox turned into a rooster, killed the royal; 2) the same, bulls (the tiger kills the king's bull); 3) elephants (the rhino became a huge elephant, killed the royal); 4) racing boats - the snake became a boat, overtook the royal one; the king screamed, the roof collapsed, the king became the evil forest spirit of Phi Hai; sent a poisonous snake to hide in the bowler hat, bite the fairy; the good spirit Phi Noah told that first pour boiling water into the pot; sent an owl, the fairy died from his scream; Phi Noah offers advice to get into the basket, he will deliver it with the fairy's soul; closes the basket, makes the owl revive the fairy; Phi Noah cut off the owl's tongue, since then owls have not killed people; now Phi Hai has died of anger; the nobles have chosen King K.]: Nikulin 1988:386-393; Vietnam's tai [about the same as in Lao's text]: Degeorge 1922, No. 8:645-654.

Southern Siberia - Mongolia. Dagurs [Hanlimao orphan young man is a great hunter; chasing a deer, caught it alive, brought it home; in his absence, someone cooks and cleans; he suddenly returns, sees how The deer turns into a girl; grabs her when she is about to become a deer again; she agrees to remain in the image of a human being, to become the wife of H.; the king demands her for himself; the girl warns that the king trouble will befall; he orders to weave a net the size of a river; the girl asks to specify the size of the river; the king does not know; demands to embroider all birds and animals on silk; the girl demands their image; the king demands to catch one hundred deer; a girl turns her hairs into deer; the adviser suggests sending X. to kill two terrible demons - a millennial white rabbit and a pheasant; the wife teaches that demons are afraid of smoke and fire; when they see demon heads, the king leaves H. alone]: Bender, Su Huana 1984:126-138.

SV Asia. Tundra Yukaghirs [the young man does not know where he comes from; burns a mosquito smoke smoke during the day, walks along the tundra in the evening; once he finds and ate a wounded partridge, the next day he burns a grounded pike; I saw a wild vazhenka dying from mosquitoes; she went out, she became a girl, they have many children]: Kurilov 2005, No. 22:267-269.

The coast is the Plateau. Shuswap [a dirty young man wanders aimlessly, meets two blind moose women; takes their food, they quarrel; he makes them sighted; they turn him handsome, they marry him; agree to go along with him to his people, they tell other women not to smile; one day he smiles; his wives and children turn into moose, meat and fat into caribou, moose, etc., they run away; he himself becomes the same a fly, as it was]: Teit 1909a, No. 38:711-713.

The Midwest. Menominee: Hoffman 1896 [Moose always win, beat losers Deer with clubs; hero marries Chief Deer's daughter; wins all competitions; 1) dice game (Moose instead of plum bones play with human eyes; the hero refuses to use them), 2) throw a heavy metal ball, 3) dive into the ice-hole for a long time (The turtle keeps the hero warm under water, his opponent half dead pops up), 4) run on ice (Otter makes sure that the hero's soles do not slip), 5) just run for distillation (Wolf, Fox run instead of the hero); Moose kill the hero with clubs when he takes off his protective bracelet; Wolf, Fox, Dog come under his guise to his widow, who rejects them; The wolf revives the hero; he returns to his wife, destroys the Moose, turns them into moose]: 187-196; Skinner, Satterlee 1915, № II27 [wife wants to kill her husband, Wolf helps him; he marries Moose; Caribou is summoned to compete; he loses his amulet, is eaten; Wolf and Otter revive him from bones; new competition: spend the night in the cold; Caribou freezes, man wins; kills most Caribou]: 399-403.

Northeast. Seneca [the hunter awaits the woman running his hut; this is Moose; a guest with his mother, marries another girl; loses his hunting luck; returns to the forest, follows Moose and her two sons and a little daughter; she forgives him]: Curtin, Hewitt 1918, No. 65:361-365.

Plains. Black-legged [young men see a bison stuck in the snow, one puts a gun barrel in her vulva; she gives birth to a child, turns into a woman, comes to him; asks her not to hit her with fire; one day he hits With her head, she leaves, taking her son; her husband comes to the buffalo; their leader tells her son to be identified among ten dancing calves; each time the son gives a sign (moves his ear, tail, etc.); the chief tells the others the calves repeat his movements after the man's son; the man is wrong, the bisons trample on him; his father sends forty to bring a piece of his son; they bring hair, the father revives him; he comes back to the buffalo, brings his wife and son back; hits her again with his head; she goes out and dies, he stays with his son]: Josselin de Jong 1914:52-59; crowe [the young man marries Bisonikha and Kukuruza; both wives give birth to a son; Bisonicha and her son turn into bison, go to her mother; Bisonicha mother-in-law wants to eat him, demands 1) to identify her son among ten calves (son, I move my left ear), 2) identify his wife among ten cows (son, I'll throw my tail on my mother's back), 3) identify my bed among ten (son, I'll hit the pillow with my tail), 4) withstand the hot steam room (mother-in-law is the worst), 5) bring the tree to firewood (there is a nest of thunderbirds on top of the tree; the hero asks his father for help, he breaks the tree with lightning), 6) bring the wolf (the hero asks the wolves to send one of them with him), 7) bring reeds, growing between moving hills (hills are mother-in-law's knees, reeds are her pubic hair; the swallow brings three times, the fourth time the hills pinch her tail; Corn sprouts from the ground, freeing her tail swallows), 8) race around the world (magpie, snipe, duck help the hero, mother-in-law falls); Bisonicha sends bison to people, Corn sends corn]: Lowie 1918:110-115; Simms 1903, No. 12 [Moose and Bisonicha gets stuck in the mud; Old Coyote invites a man to have sex with them; later two boys come to the man, they are the children of Losiha and Bisonicha; their mothers come in the guise of women; the man takes only Bisoniha; one day she scolds her, she takes her son, goes to the Bisons; they demand to identify her son and wife among several identical buffalo; the son helps his father (moves his ear, stains his mother with clay); man returns wife and son]: 289-290; mandan [man marries Bisonikha and Corn; jealous Bisonicha quarrels with Corn, goes with her son to the buffalo; husband follows them in the form of a hawk; mother-in-law -Bisonicha gives difficult tasks to kill his son-in-law; his son helps to complete the first tasks; 1) enter a house with a stone door (a person turns into a feather, the door falls, but does not press him), 2) identify his wife's bed (the calf son butts the bed three times), 3) identify the son among ten calves (the son moves his ear), 4) withstand the hot steam room (the spider hides him in the fourth underground tier), 5) bring firewood (an eagle sits on the poplar, sends lightning; splits the tree so that the hero can take firewood), 6) bring red cubs (the flame is full of wolves; wolves do not eat the hero, give him cubs; like other dangerous creatures, they are all servants of the bison; she lets them go when her son-in-law brings them), 7) bring white beavers (sharp flints fly from beaver tails; beavers give beavers), 8) bring arrow blanks (bushes grow in a gorge that is mother-in-law's ass; a person is inside her; flies out like a swallow, brings blanks), 9) explore a distant island (The Raven gives the hero his sharp eyes ), 10) shout loudly (The Seagull gives his voice; the hero's cry is louder than the roar of Mother-in-law Bisonikha), 11) race (the whole world is Bisonicha's home; the hero turns the earth into a swamp in the way of the buffalo; the silver fox , red fox, coyote run for the hero three-quarters of the way); the old woman breaks the ground, summons four herds of bison upstairs one after another; the first three are strange, the hero abandons them; in the fourth herd his wife and son; the hero brings buffalo to people]: Bowers 1950:276-281; Teton (oglala) [a man marries Bisonikha and Trostynka; their children quarrel, Bisonicha and her son leave, Trostinka helps her husband; gives people corn and pumpkin seeds]: 183-190; 219-220 [the leader goes to visit another camp; on the way he meets three people successively, they join him; the first is a runner, the second hears far away ( laughs at a story told in a distant camp), the wind obeys the third; The witch invites people to race, kills the losers; The rumor hears her talking about her plans, the Runner turns into a hawk; the Witch puts him to sleep, but the Wind wakes him up with sand in his face; he wins]; 1983 [Corn dies, tells him to dismember and bury himself; her remains are the first to grow corn; a man flies for his arrow; 1) identify his wife among four bison sisters (the calf is playing next to her); 2) enter the stone tipi (the tornado carries the man inside, he is not crushed by the floors of the tent ); 3) put the quiver on your wife's lap (the calf rubs against the mother); 4) bring cherry twigs (the bushes are snakes, it turns them into twigs); 5) bring the Thunderbird chick (the whirlwind lifts it up the mountain, he brings a bird); 6) dance with other buffalo (father-in-law tries to hurt him, he is killed himself); a man hits his mother-in-law and her daughters (except his wife) with his lightning arrows made of snake twigs with with Thunderbird feathers; chosen as the chief of the bison, leads them to people]: Walker 1917:109-118; santi [a man marries Bisonikha and Moose; Moose scolds Bisonicha's son, she takes him away, goes to the buffalo; the husband follows her; the son explains that the bison will demand to identify 1) the wife's bag among her and her three sisters' bags; 2) the wife among the four bison sisters; 3) the son among the four calves; promises put a pebble on his bag, a bunch of grass in his mother's ear, wiggle his tail and pull his ear; the man performs tasks, but the bison trample him to dust; Moose finds drops of his blood, revives him; the bison goes to kill them ; they climb a pole, their friends kill buffalo]: McLaughlin 1990:170-178; Omaha, Ponca [a man marries Corn and Bisonikha; their sons fight, Bisonicha and her son go to the buffalo, the man follows them; his magic pen helps to overcome difficulties; Bisonicha mother-in-law 1) tries to destroy him in a hot steam room (he is not hot, she loses consciousness); 2) demands to identify his wife among her four sisters (he identifies); 3) identify the son among the calves (the son says he will run sixth); 4) the mother-in-law races with his son-in-law (the pen carries him, he wins); 5) tells him to swing on the swing on the edge of the cliff (the rope breaks, it flies like a feather); the bison father-in-law tries to hurt him; he kills his father-in-law and mother-in-law with arrows]: Dorsey 1888b: 157-162; ot [woman and husband treat her little one badly to his brother; he is taken away by an unknown woman; he is taken to an underground cave with bison; she is a buffalo spirit; he grows up, marries her, they have two sons; she says that the Big Bison wants to occupy him place; says he will find them where rose hips grow; she and her sons become bison, leave with others; the bird says that the footprints of his wife and sons will be red; the young man finds a wife and sons; wins the Big Bison duel, brings back his wife and children]: Anderson 1940:121-126; Shayens [man married to Corn and Bisonicha; wives quarrel, Bisonicha takes his children, leaves west to the bison; a person comes for them but cannot identify them among other buffalo]: Kroeber 1900, No. 25:186-187; arpahoes: Dorsey, Kroeber 1903, No. 144 [Bluebird marries Bisonicha and Moose; wives quarrel, Bisonikha takes her son, leaves; her father demands 1) race with the buffalo (the calf son runs instead of his father); 2) recognize the son among the calves (he moves his ear, leg, tail); 3) dance for three days (son dances); 4) stay awake for four days; on the fourth morning, the Blue Bird falls asleep, is trampled to death; his brother Magpie finds his feather, revives him in the steam room; Bisonicha leads the buffalo kill her husband; Moose helps destroy buffalo, they feed people; Moose turns into a moose], 145-146 [as in (144) with minor differences]: 384-387, 388-411; Arikara: Dorsey 1904, No. 29 [The young man is a good hunter, does not look at women; he dreams of a bison and two bison, the bison turns into two sticks; the young man looks at them and the hoop; when he wakes up, he sees a sleeping bison and converges with her; finds a hoop seen in a dream, makes sticks; playing with a hoop, wins property; the old woman asks to be carried across the river, refuses to get off; healers are powerless; the boy is the son of Lightning with four arrows knocks down, kills an old woman, heals ulcers on the young man's back; an old woman is burned; a tipi appears in this place, a woman with a child; a young man follows them, they are first people, then bison; a calf calls a young man father; crossing rivers, the bison raises dust, she lies down on the water, the young man crosses it; the calf's bison cake turns into a pemmican, the young man eats; at every night the wife turns into a woman, allows the young man to lie closer, finally sleeps with him; in the bison camp, the young man ties feathers to their horns, but not enough for everyone; the bison wants to kill him; the young man asks the gods to create a stone wall around him; 1) the boy's son and his friend Yellow Calf overtake other calves; 2) the boy's son marks his mother with a thistle, the young man recognizes his wife among the five buffalo; 3) the bison cannot trample on the young man, for there is flint around him; the bison send the young man, wife and son home to people; all three go in the form of bison, part of the herd intended for hunters, followed by; the young man, the wife, the son are people again; the young man gives gifts to the buffalo, they agree for people to kill them; calf son teaches people the Bison ceremony (tied to a hoop and chopsticks)]: 94-101; Park 1996, No. 9 [The bison wife leaves, takes her son away; the man follows them; the son's manure turns in a pemmican, the water in the hole from his hoof is clean; father-in-law and other bison demand that a person 1) identify his son among ten calves (the son moves his ear); 2) a wife among ten cows (the son puts burdock on her tail); son and father escape from buffalo on a rock, a man shoots them with a bow; returns to the village, the son brings buffalo to people], 14 [the old man kills every new son-in-law with difficult assignments; the young man shares meat for animals, those (or their invisible spirits) help him; 1) the father-in-law serves a man, the cougar and the bear eat it instead of the young man; 2) at night, the bear puts a stick in the mouth of a huge frog ready to raise the alarm ; the ant helps the young man crawl to the bed of the old man's daughter; 3) bring a white moose (the eagle finds, the bear and the cougar bring the carcass); 4-5) bring plums, berries (the woman gives); 6) bring spotted bison; spotted bison break a stone that contains the old man's strength; one of them comes with a young man, butts the old man to death; the corpse is burned, not a drop of blood is shed]: 197-206; throw off Pawnee: Dorsey 1904b, No. 79 [a virgin boy copulates with the daughter of a buffalo chief; ties his shell pendant to her horn; the bisonicha has a son; he and her are sent to people to bring from they are ritual gifts; the bison is offended that a person recognizes his son only when he sees his pendant; returns with his son to the buffalo; the person follows them; the bison requires him to 1) identify his son among ten calves (son, I wiggle my tail), 2) identify my wife among other buffalo (son, I lick my mother on the lips), 3) race with young buffalo (man produces ice, becomes himself light as a feather, wins), 4) becoming a bison, fighting an opponent (cared for him); a man with his wife and son return to people; wife and son help to get a lot of buffalo; go to the buffalo when the hero cheats on his wife], 85 [the witch offers to compete, kills the losers; 1) stay underwater longer (she has a cave under the shore; the young man turns into a beaver, emerges later than the witch), 2) slide on ice (a young man turns into an otter, slides faster); people help a young man kill a sorceress]: 284-293; wichita [bison takes human form, marries the leader's son; pregnant, young man abandons her; she returns to the buffalo, he follows her; she helps him identify among many buffalo 1) his uncle (tail mark), 2) son (eyes squinted to the right) 3) himself (a bunch of grass under his nose), 4) his father (a thorn in his ear), 5) his mother (dried dirt on his right hind hoof); her sister says he will not be able to complete the tasks, offers to marry her; the hero completes tasks stays with bison; bison and humans have been sharing what they have with each other ever since]: Dorsey 1904a, No. 29:194-199.

Southeast USA. Caddo [young man marries Bisonikha; turned into a bison, he accompanies her to her people; her relatives want to kill him, tell him to race; the wind helps him win; he returns with his wife to people; one day, wife and son turn into bison, leave forever]: Dorsey 1905, No. 43:73-76; chirokee: Kilpatrick, Kilpatrick 1966:1964 [two brothers who did not know yet women, they see two girls dancing in beautiful black suede clothes; they go with them to the mountains; they open the door in the rock; there are many people there; they are small people, but at the same time deer; the girls' father promises give them away if the boys win the race (hereinafter referred to as one young man); the girls' father is Thunder; he gives reindeer clothes; seven rivals run out on the trail successively, the young man butts with them, wins six, loses to the last biggest one, so he can't get wives; Thunder helped him win and let him lose because it was too early for him to marry; competed at home the young man is ill for a long time; then a woman comes to him with her son and daughter, they call him father; one day he tells his mother who his wife and children are; they immediately turn into deer and run away]: 84-91; 1966 [the hunter takes a woman by surprise in his forest hut; returns to people, marries another girl; wants to return to his magical wife, follows her and her two sons; she turns into a moose]: 422 -424; biloxi [man finds deer skin; deer women ask her back; agree to marry him if he returns it to them; he descends with them to the lower world through a hole in the ground; himself gets a deer skin, climbs to the ground as a deer; is wounded by hunters; the Reindeer Chief sends him back to people, gives him amulets; he becomes a successful hunter]: Dorsey, Swanton 1912, No. 27:83-84.

The Great Southwest. Tiva (Taos) [1) Little Zamarashka lives with his grandmother in a pile of mud; someone comes to cook; a deer girl admits that it is her who leads to her; two Deer call him father; he must race against sorcerers, the losers will be killed; Reindeer run for him, Hawks against them; Reindeer cause rain, Hawk feathers get wet, they lose; Zamarashka and Reindeer slaughter them with sticks; 2) the hunter finds the food cooked, the house tidy up; throws meat and porridge behind the unknown hostess's back; moves the camp to a new place, everything repeats itself; is going to shoot a deer; she says that hostess - she, turns into a woman, marries a hunter]: Parsons 1940, No. 11:40-45.

Llanos. Sicuani [a man is carried away by Tapirih; the Amazons kill her; one of them secretly takes a man as her husband; he pours boiling water over a penis that grows out of the ground, the husband of the Amazons; returns home]: Wilbert, Simoneau 1992, No. 83 [while hunting, Tapiriha runs up to a virgin youth, turns into a woman, says she will pick him up, becomes a tapiriha again, carries him away on his back; in the forest she does not tell him to copulate with her in the first night; gives a vine infusion to make his penis bigger; takes the young man across several rivers; finds themselves in the country of women; they say they have found a tapir trail; Tapiriha asks if he heard he is something, the young man lies that he is not; women trap Tapiriha, she warns the young man not to eat her meat; women kill tapiriha, look for a young man; a virgin who has not yet copulated with Irrabowáto (në), notices him in a tree, hides him from others; tells him to taste the meat of the murdered tapiriha; I. has "The Penis of the Earth"; the girl who saved the young man does not want to copulate with him, because he is not only her husband, but also her father and other women; I. regularly examines everything at home; if he finds a male child, kills and eats; the young man stays with the woman, she becomes pregnant; lies to his mother that I. is in the central house of the village, he is a penis protruding from the ground, women sit on it; when they leave, they cover it with a clay pot; the wife brings pepper for her husband to pour pepperwater on the Penis, gives him her clothes and jewelry; when a person lifts the pot, a stream of seed hits from there; he is warned not to let the seed fall on his face; fills his penis with boiling water and pepper; I. screams, women run away, but he is already dead; he was buried; a man's wife gives birth to a boy, women hope that he will replace his common husband with him; she refers a man to his former family, otherwise the Amazons will kill them all; he crosses rivers, cries at the seashore; Ducks of three different species consistently take him into their boat, tell him not to let the winds in; every time he does not hold back near another island, the ducks take off, he reaches the island by swimming; Mother Tomáliwa ducks in the guise of a man with a long penis tell them not to look back, he carries them; he looks around, she quilts it with her penis for eating Tapiriha meat; he returns to his family; T. is not the moon, although many people think that the moon shines], 84 [while hunting, Tapirih takes the young man in the form of a woman; to do this, he turns him into a tapir for a while; under the sea, he crosses with him into the country of women; they kill Tapiriha; the girl finds a man, hides; he refuses to eat Tapiriha meat; the girl says that their husband is their father, she does not want to copulate with him; Amazons kill boys; the man sees how women take turns sitting on a penis that protrudes from the ground; it is covered with a cassava push-up bag; the man takes it off, the sperm splashes into his face; he fills the penis with boiling water; the wife sends the man home; women revive the Penis, happy; various ducks, herons swim across the sea; their boats are their beaks; each group takes a person, leaves him in the water every time he blows the winds; the last Tomalinae; her paddle is lightning, the boat is her pelvic bone; she puts the man aft, tells him not to look back; on the shore he turns around, sees her vulva; she is ashamed], 85 [Tapiriha takes the man, crosses lakes and rivers on the bottom; Amazons trap her, kill her; their name is Irboatowi, "People of the Earth's Penis"; twice a day at noon and in the evening they copulate in it; boys are killed, eaten; a man is found virgin; says that every man is copulated by a woman while his penis is hard, then killed, eaten; his wife sends him home; three types of ducks take him sequentially, leave him in the water when he blows the winds; the tree tells him to go with their Mother Moon; her boat is her genitals, she tells him not to look; he watches, she gushes him with her pubic hair; when she reaches, the Moon gives him a banana, from who can be bitten off forever; tells you not to look at the new moon; he looks, turns into a nightjar], 86 [Agouti steals cassava from the field; the man traps her, she turns into a woman; takes him away; crosses the sea, turning itself into a tapiriha and it into a tick in her ear; on the land of the tsaki-momobi women's community, tapiriha eats bananas and pineapples; women catch her in a trap pit, kill her; a girl finds him; a person lifts a vessel that covers the penis protruding from the ground; the seed splashes into his chest; he fills the penis with boiling water; ducks of various species undertake to transport it across the sea, but throw it when he it blows the winds; finally, ordinary people bring him home; after becoming the fruit of a palm tree, he sees his mother, she is old; he goes down, becomes human]: 309-321, 323-326, 327-328, 329-332.