Yu.E. Berezkin, E.N. Duvakin

Thematic classification and distribution of folklore and mythological motifs by area

Analytical catalogue

Ethnicities and habitats

F34A. A tapir's son kills his mother. (.66.)

Tapir kidnaps a young woman, gets pregnant with him, dies giving birth to his son.

Sharanahua, apurina.

Montagna - Jurua. Sharanahua [the "first woman" went to relieve herself where the tapir was; Dika ("malevolent trickster") turned the tapir into a huge black man and he took the woman away; she became pregnant with him; the tapir took her to fish using her excrement as fish venom; the woman had a daughter at home with her human husband; when she returned to her, the girl was covered in large tapiri lice; when the woman sat in a hammock, her unborn tapir son stuck his nose out and inserted her into the girl's vagina; the woman's husband's younger brother killed her tapir husband; when the tapir's son was born, he tore the mother in half]: Siskind 1973:115- 116; apurina [mother and daughter went to collect uxi fruit; the girl was grabbed and carried away by a tapir; people found him in the footsteps, shot him, caught a young woman and brought her to the village; the woman is pregnant with tapir; the men brought her a tapir penis and she put it on the corner of the house; the old woman began to sweep, the tapir's penis rushed at her and tore it in half; the men cut it and threw it away; the woman died giving birth to a son tapira, because it is very large]: Da Silva Facundes, Sidney 2000:625-642.