Yu.E. Berezkin, E.N. Duvakin

Thematic classification and distribution of folklore and mythological motifs by area

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F15. The trickster's penis grows out of the ground, K1315.2.1.

.19.24.41.-.43.46.

The

trickster sticks its plant-like penis out of the ground, provoking the woman to sit on it.

Melanesia. Trobrians [two women go to the beach for water; a man makes an ax, invites him to his place, gets rejected; digs into the sand on the beach, exposing his penis; both women, pushing each other away, they copulate; on the third day they decide to take the “stick” with them, snatch the deceiver; he runs away and teases them]: Malinowski 1932:345-346.

Malaysia—Indonesia. Senoi (Semai) [Enku (Thunder) wished his younger brother's wife, turned his penis into a mushroom (a type of fungus similar to an erected phallus); the woman accidentally sat on it; after learning about the prank, the younger brother made a fire around the mushroom; this is how Thunder got his voice (the informant laughs)]: Dentan 1968:23.

(Wed. Amur — Sakhalin. Nivhi [nivhi did not eat pork before, because pigs eat mushrooms; nivhi mushrooms did not eat either; the mushroom is a penis feature that he stuck out of the ground]: Bereznitsky 2003, No. 34:132).

Subarctic. Taltan [people don't know about sexual intercourse; Raven copulates with a girl, her legs are swollen; to recover, he tells her to find something sticking out of the ground and sit on top; this is his penis; the girl gets pregnant; the Raven forgets to explain how to give birth; first, women's bellies were ripped open; one refused, gave birth normally; since then all women have given birth like this]: Teit 1919, No. 1.8:206-207.

NW Coast. Hyda (Skidgate) [The raven puts yellow cedar in the fire, sparks fly between his sister Sivas's legs; the Raven says the burn will go away if you go and sit on something red and short, protruding from the ground; sister does so, finds her brother under her, immediately gives birth to a boy]: Swanton 1905:127; bellacula: Boas 1895, No. XXII/1 [as in McIlwraith; The raven asks trees how they burn; the spruce throws sparks; the girl hits the Raven]: 243; 1898 [The raven marries a widow, he likes her daughter; he asks various trees how they burn; thuja replies that sparks fly off her women in the genitals; The raven advises the girl to cure the burn by planting in the forest on a certain plant; hiding, exposes her penis, she sits down; The raven is not invited to the party; pretends to be sick, secretly comes up, screams, tells his sons to sprinkle ash on him as if he had never left the house; says that those screams mean enemies are approaching; people are leaving, the Raven is eating holiday food; asks the Deer when fattest; leads to the meadow to the edge of the abyss; says he, the Raven, was already there when the mountains began to grow; the deer replies that he was when the Sun was just beginning to give the world its current appearance; Raven pushes the Deer off a cliff, eats; when he enters an empty house, sees fish stocks; tells his sisters to load everything into the boat; invisible hands beat him and his sisters; the raven goes to the guests, asks for return visits; the bird cuts his leg with a stone knife, caviar falls from there; the seal holds his hands over the fire, fat drips; another bird sings, fills the box with berries; the raven only hurts himself, there is excrement in his box; he swims to Salmon; tells sisters to hole boats; asks the chief's daughter to help carry food to his boat, takes the girl away, Salmon in leaky boats can't chase him; at home tells his wife to make his hair the same as long as hers; she warns that salmon hanged to dry will get entangled in his hair; as it happens, the Raven screams that he does not want to catch them again; the offended wife jumps into the water, all salmon come to life and swim after it]: 90-95; McIlwraith 1948 (2) [The raven tells the burning bark to fall between the legs of a woman sitting at the hearth; to cure the burn, he advises going to the forest and sitting on a plant that can be recognized by his vibrational motion; hides in the ground with her penis exposed; the girl notices the Raven's eyes, leaves]: 410-413; quakiutl (tlatlasicoala neveti) [like a bellacula]: Boas 1895, No. XVIII/1:178 -179.

The coast is the Plateau. Chilcotin [like bellacula; Raven]: Farrand 1900, No. 5:17; clackamas [Coyote tells Fasaniha he is her brother; asks her children to dance (with their eyes closed?) , quietly curls their necks; some escape, they are the ancestors of today's pheasants; Coyote comes to the house where mother and daughter; says that a short girl, let her come to the beach, will find healing means; hid in the sand with his penis out, the girl sat on it; the mother tells her daughter that she has grown up; Coyote sees girls on the other side of the river; they call him to copulate; the Coyote swims across the river, but The girls are now on the side he was before; Coyote's excrement tells him they're not girls, but... (the informant did not know the translation); the Coyote tells them to become two rocks; comes to a man whose body oozes; he collected it, baked it, gave it to the Coyote; the Coyote does not eat, the owner put it in his bag; when he opened it, there was sturgeon; the Coyote returned, water instead of home; relieved his need, his excrement says that the owner was Sturgeon; the Coyote helps the man put brushwood on his back; he says he has the wife gives birth; the Coyote squeezes pus out of the woman's finger, tells the fetus to be carried in the womb rather than in the finger, shows how to copulate; another person cuts trees into chips, feeds his long penis with chips; Coyote exchanged penises with him; if you do not give his penis chips and branches, he bites his legs; Coyote lets his penis underwater into the younger girl; fears that she will be carried away by the river, tells her to cut off the penis with a sedge; comes disguised a shaman treats a sick person; pretends to be weak, 5 girls, 5 widows, 5 abandoned women should carry him; copulates with them; tells Cranes, Vultures, Geese to sing loudly; Flea comes in, sees that a shaman copulates with a girl; Coyote runs away, girl has recovered; see further K1H motif]: Jacobs 1958, No. 9:80-92.

Plains. Two girls pick strawberries; an old man sends his penis to them underground; girls mistake it for a berry, lick it, it's sweet. Blacklegs [one sits on him, raised by him]: Josselin de Jong 1914 [both girls run away]: 23; Wissler, Duvall 1908, No. 20 [torn by a penis]: 35; crowe [Old Coyote hides in the ground, exposing their penis; the girls can't pick that berry, they go for a rock to break it; the Coyote old man runs away]: Lowie 1918:44; Simms 1903, No. 3:284.

(Wed. Big Pool. Western shoshones [the celestial penis is a plant with a rhizome 15 cm long; it is baked, peeled, and eaten; it is the Coyote's spare penis; cf. motif F59]: Smith 1993:58).