Yu.E. Berezkin, E.N. Duvakin

Thematic classification and distribution of folklore and mythological motifs by area

Analytical catalogue

Ethnicities and habitats

F100B. The insignificant act of a chaste woman. .26.29.33.

Because of her virtue, a woman is able to do what others cannot do, but she only succeeds after she remembers the insignificant offense she committed in youth.

Koreans, Kalmyks, Kyrgyz.

China - Korea. Koreans [there is a stone table in the emperor's palace; a stone glass fell on it from the sky; when the emperor wanted to take it from the table, he could not do it; predictor: only that one can take a glass a woman who has always been loyal to her husband; a certain Yun-zanani was happy to hear this: everyone would be convinced that the only honest wife in the whole country was his; sister Yuna told him that in fact you need a woman whose husband will be ninth; wife Yunu: comfort yourself, the gift is ours; after that, the sister has recovered: you really need a woman loyal to her husband; Yoon fell silent; all the women gathered but no one came to the table; suddenly an elderly woman appeared, covered in white, as she should be in mourning; she turned to Heaven: you are a witness to my words - nineteen years old I was widowed, faithful to my husband when his life, remained true to this day; she took a glass, it swung, but did not separate from the table; the widow recovered: once in a lifetime, when she met a handsome man, she looked at him lustfully; after I was able to get a glass of this; women: we didn't know lust didn't count]: Garin-Mikhailovsky 1958:.

Caucasus - Asia Minor. Kalmyks [an arrow pierced the boy Dzhangar's shoulder blade; Aranzal's horse brought him to Shikshirgi's headquarters; he ordered the young man to be cut; Hansha Zandal Gerel was going to do so, but Hongor rushed to his mother and blocked J.; asked him to remove an arrow from his body, because only the holy wife could do so; ZG stepped over J. three times, the arrow came out, but the tip was stuck; ZG says The year after her marriage, she glanced passionately at the stallion who covered his uterus; ZG began to pray and the arrow came out]: Lipkin 197:32-34.

Turkestan. Kyrgyz {resume compiled by Ruslan Doutaliev from the Kyrgyz original} [Semetey, Manas's son, continues his father's work, embarks on a sortie to the borders of China. After recklessly breaking away from his companions, he is attacked by Kalmyk Khan Konurbay, his father's longtime enemy. Konurbay shoots at Semetey with an ochogor (heroic rifle). The wounded Semetey is found by his companions - a wise old man Bakai, who was formerly an adviser to Manas, and Semetey's vigilantes, his milk brothers, the sons of his father's vigilantes, Kanchoro (Hanchoro) and Kulchoro (Gulchoro). Bakai, seeing Semetey's threatening condition, stops Kulchoro, who is going to catch up with Konurbay and avenge Semetey. Bakai calls on Kulchoro to ride Surkoyen's fast-footed horse and immediately go back to Talas to visit Semetey's wife, Aichurek. He says that the bullet is stuck in Semetey's body and Aichurek needs to perform a stepping ceremony when his wife, whose loyalty is beyond doubt, steps over the wounded to get the bullet out of the body. At the same time, the vigilantes Semetey and Bakai decide that if Aichurek steps over Semetey, but the bullet does not come out, which indicates her infidelity, they will kill Aichurek by cutting her throat, and try to open it themselves with a knife Wound Semetey and get a bullet. Kulchoro, thanks to Surkoyen's playfulness, who literally flies across the sky, arrives in Talas in three days and three nights and tells Aichurek about the incident. Aichurek, shedding tears for her husband, turns into a white winch and flies to Semetey. Bakai, meanwhile, breaks a tent over exhausted Semethei, while Kanchoro, to alleviate his suffering, sucks black bad blood from the wound with cards, a special jar of cow's horn. When Aichurek arrives, he turns back into a person. Overjoyed, Bakai calls on her to immediately perform a stepping ceremony. Aychurek steps over Semetey twice, but the bullet doesn't come out. Shocked, Aichurek cries, begins to blame herself that at the time of his maiden life, Semetey kissed her while taking care of her, which then made her feel a strong love feeling, saying that she was otherwise guilty does not know {In Russian translation, ACH says that when she turned into a swan and flew to her groom in Talas, she saw a man from above and thought it was S.; but when she went down and saw his face, that it was K. and flew on; this is her sin}. Then she steps over her husband for the third time, causing a huge piece of lead the size of a bowl to fly out of the wound. Semetey's delighted associates begin to smear the wound with various drugs, Semetey is recovering and soon fully recovering from the wound]: Baidzhiev 2011:193-196.