Yu.E. Berezkin, E.N. Duvakin

Thematic classification and distribution of folklore and mythological motifs by area

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G12C. A fox brings plants from the sky .43.65.

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fox or coyote rises to heaven, and when it returns, spreads plants on the ground that used to be only in the sky.

The coast is the Plateau. Snookually [The Fox and the Blue Jay climb a rope into the sky; the fox turns into a beaver, falls into the trap of the Month; it refreshes it; while the Month sleeps, the beaver comes to life, takes fire and sun away from his house takes small pines and cedars with him; turns back into a Fox, brings the stolen goods to the ground; when the Month climbs after him, the rope breaks, the Month breaks, turns into Mount Xi]: Hunt, Kaylor 1917:515- 516 in Clark 1953:38-39; Vasco [on holidays, people go to heaven where they get berries and roots; after the festival, the Fox falls asleep, celestials throw him to the ground; his brother brings him from heaven gathering products; the fox spreads berries and roots on the ground; people no longer go to heaven; they have a festival in April, when gathering food becomes available after winter]: Clark 1953:184; Vishram [The Red Fox is Coyote's younger brother; said he was going to heaven for the festival; the Coyote lied that he was there when he was young, the Fox agreed to take him; the Coyote was dancing, the Fox warned don't get so tired; on the third night, the Coyote fell asleep; he was found by a watchman and thrown to the ground; he woke up, went back to the Fox, asks why he was thrown away; Fox: it was perfume; Coyote: it won't work like this, all The game, roots, berries that are now in the sky must be lowered to the ground; the Coyote has closed the way to heaven alive, now only the dead go there; the holiday is celebrated in spring on earth]: Hines 1998, No. 4:40-43.

The Central Andes. Dep. Cusco [a fox takes to heaven on a vulture to participate in the festival; eats up, falls asleep; goes down a rope, falls, seeds fall asleep from its belly, spreads around the world]: Morote Best 1988 [as in Metraux]: 62-63; Pacaritambo (dep. Cusco) [three var., recorded by the author; Condor invites Fox to a banquet in heaven; carries it on his back; when he returns, the Fox is still eating; the fox weaves a grass rope, climbs down; quarrels with parrots, those the rope is cut off, he falls on rocks; the corn, quinoa, and other cultivated plants he eats spread across the ground; his remains become current foxes]: Urton 1985:262; mountainous Bolivia [ the same as in Cusco]: Metraux 1934:98; 1935a [The fox asks Condor to take him to heaven, where the holiday is expected; in the sky he is inmoderate in food, seduces all the girls; the Condor flies away, the Fox goes down the rope; quarrels with the Parrot, he cuts the rope; the fox falls, bursts, the swallowed seeds of cultivated plants spread across the ground (the origin of agriculture)]: 409; Morote Best 1988:72; Paredes Candia 1953 (prov. Norcichas, dep. Potosi, probably Aymara) [birds fly to the sky to feast; the fox asks Condor to take him; he warns not to chew on bones; there are many different cultivated plants and wild meat in the sky; The fox continues to eat when the birds have eaten, gnaws on the bones; Condor flies away as punishment, leaves him alone; a bird gives him a rope; he goes down, calls the flying parrots bastards, dirty ass, insignificant; they cut off the rope; the fox screams to put his clothes on the ground; no one comes to the rescue, he breaks; corn, quinoa, canyua fly out of his stomach ( the origin of cultivated plants)]: 23-25 (=1957:69-70); Tomoeda 1982 (dep. Sucre) [as in Metraux; origin of two types of corn, quinoa, amaranth (Amaranthus caudatus L.)]: 278, 290); atacameƱo: Guggiana 1966:9 in Lehnert Santander 1988:757-758 [The fox asks Condor take him to heaven; he warns the Fox not to gnaw his bones if he is thrown; the Fox splashes first; the Condor flies away, asks the Devil to tell the Fox to go down to earth; God advises the Fox weave a rope; in a year it is ready; asks to take cultivated plants to the ground, puts them in the Fox's mustache, nostrils, all parts of the body; going down, the Fox sees Kondorov, calls them names (Crooked, Beaks from pumpkin peel, Just dare to cut the rope! ); The Condors cut the rope, the Fox falls, screams for a blanket to be spread out on the ground - God falls! grows, seeds are scattered on the ground (the origin of cultivated plants)]; Tolosa 1970:32 in Lehnert Santander 1988:758 [The fox lies monkey; the Condor goes down to eat it; he is alive, Condor suggests take him to heaven; Easter is there; the fox says that Condor has red and lousy feathers; the Condor flies away; San Isidro advises the Fox to weave a rope, gives a basket of various seeds; The parrot cuts off rope; the fox falls, (cultivated) plants spread across the ground].