Yu.E. Berezkin, E.N. Duvakin

Thematic classification and distribution of folklore and mythological motifs by area

Analytical catalogue

Ethnicities and habitats

J33A. An old woman hits a scarecrow .52.61.

A boy, boy or two children live in an old woman's house. They kill her husband, a human or a big animal, and turn him into a scarecrow. Angry that her husband does not answer her, the old woman hits the scarecrow and then discovers that her husband has been killed. See J33 motif.

Mesoamerica Puebla Nahuat; Masateques; Cuicateques; Zapotecs; Chatino; Mixtecs; Tricks; Mihe.

Western Amazon. Napo; saparo.