Yu.E. Berezkin, E.N. Duvakin

Thematic classification and distribution of folklore and mythological motifs by area

Analytical catalogue

Ethnicities and habitats

F28a2. Penises grow in the field .17.21.23.

The field owner, intentionally or without hearing the question, answers that he grows penises. After that, penises grow in the field instead of cultivated plants.

Socotra, Eastern Tibetans (Sichuan), Baiga.

Western Asia. Socotra [palm grove owner meets Diheko's "angel"; he asks what he grows, the owner replies that mangroves (i.e. something useless); D. turns palm trees into mangroves; D. comes again and advises you to make wooden phalluses out of mangra branches, sell it to rich women; one girl buys such a phallus for a lot of money; to activate it, I must say, bismilla, and to stop, 'ud billa; for a few days the girl satisfies herself; then the phallus hears other people talking bismilla on various occasions; he attacks family members girls (both men and women), then on passers-by and finally at the imam]: Naumkin, Kogan 2013, No. 32:190-191.

Tibet is the Northeast of India. Eastern Tibetans (Sichuan) [cunning Aku-Tambe asked the person who cultivated the field what he sowed; he reported that bread (jin); - Ji? (penis). The ploughman did not hear and replied that, yes; AT: let this good degenerate as abundant and large as possible; penises grew on the field]: Potanin 1910, No. 17.7:411-412 (reprinted in Komissarov 1997:).

South Asia. Baiga [when asked by a brahmana about cucumbers, the owner of the garden replied that he grew penises; found a penis named Chanduwa in the garden, sold it to a woman in the bazaar; she placed it under the roof, summoned as needed; her little daughter peeked, called, he jumped into her vagina, she started screaming, her mother ran, sent her penis to the place; a man led an ox named Chanduva, called him, his penis jumped In his ass; when a woman got married, her husband found a penis and burned it]: Elwin 1949, No. 34:392-393.