Yu.E. Berezkin, E.N. Duvakin

Thematic classification and distribution of folklore and mythological motifs by area

Analytical catalogue

Ethnicities and habitats

J52B. Heroes are hare or bunny kids.



girl, young woman, or children associated with hares (rabbits) are victorious heroes or successful tricksters.

Tibetans of Sikkim [antagonist — bear], Tibetans (Amdo) [antagonist — bear or yeti], Lavrung [antagonist — bear], Kalmyks [no antagonist], Stavropol Turkmens [no antagonist], Uighurs [antagonist — bear], salars [she-wolf antagonist], Dungans [fairy tale with household elements], telengites, [antagonists — brother's wives], Altaians [no obvious antagonists], Khakas [antagonists — brother's wife], Tuvans [antagonists — brother's wives], South Altai Tuvans [antagonist — brother's wife's servant], Buryats [anthropomorphic antagonists], Dagurs [anthropomorphic antagonist], northern Khanty [fox or Purne antagonists], southern Selkups [fox antagonist], Sym Evenks [bear antagonists; fox; cannibal], Evens [devil turns a woman into a hare], Nanai [loser — fox].

Tibet is the Northeast of India. Tibetans [the rabbit and bear live side by side, each with a son; the rabbit was better at digging up rhizomes; the bear was jealous and killed her; the rabbit's son saw the bear and her son its mother cooked it and ate it; when the bear was away, she plunged a red-hot arrow into the bear's ear, took a bag of roots and ran away; the tiger hid it in his ear; the bear began to ask about the rabbit but the tiger threatened to kill her herself; she left; the tiger hears the ringer chewing something; he says he is eating his own eyes; he gave the tiger a spine, he liked it; he agreed to have the rabbit blind him , but then let him take care of him; invited the tiger to go to bed on the edge of the cliff; made a fire; the tiger moved away and fell into the abyss; the hare to the shepherd: a dead tiger below; a she-wolf: the shepherd left the herd unattended; crow: fly to peck out the eyes of the cubs, the she-wolf went to slaughter the sheep; after doing so much evil, the rabbit fled to another country]: Shelton 1925, No. 35:141-143; Tibetans (Sikkim) [The Hare and the Bear live side by side, both have a son; they dig wild potatoes together; The hare digs up large ones, the Bear demands them for herself; the third tuber of the Hare does not give them away, the Bear kills her, brings her tubers home; The Bunny asks the digging tubers where his mother is; the last one in the field says that the Bear killed her; the Bunny asks the Bear to hold the upper millstone while he licks the lower millstone (as if it were delicious); The bear also wants to lick the millstones, the Bunny releases the upper millstone from its paws, cooks soup from the crushed Bear; the returning Bear eats it, calls her son, the Bunny throws his head at her, runs away, asks the digger to hide the tubers, he hides it in a bag; then asks the Tiger, who hides it in his ear, is going to eat it later; kills the Stalker Bear; the hare says that he eats his eyes, gives The tiger likes the tuber; suggests that the Tiger eat his own; the hare runs away, the blind Tiger falls into the abyss]: Krapivina 2001:135-143; Tibetans (Amdo): Kajihama 2004, No. 21 [rabbit and a yeti woman lives together, digs wild tubers, both have a son; a yeti takes the largest tubers from a rabbit; the latter does not want to give it back, the yeti kills her; rabbits report this to the rabbit; that invites the son of the yeti to lift the millstone, licks the flour under him; the son of the yeti also wants flour, the rabbit crushed him to death with a millstone; runs away; the shepherd hides him among the sheep, but at the sight of a fire-breathing yeti, he tells him run further; also a herd; the wild yak hides in his nostril, pierces the yeti to death with horns; the rabbit does not want to go out, the yak blows him out; the rabbit promises to praise the yak; calls his nostril golden; hiding in a hole, screams that he has crap there; yak tries to butt his hole, dislocated his back and dies; the rabbit stays with a married couple; they ask how he can herd their cattle, take care of to the child; he first gives absurd answers, then says how he will caress the baby; cooked him, hangs his intestines, puts a pigeon in bed; returning parents ate their child; rabbit every day comes and screams about it; they smeared the stone with glue, the rabbit stuck; asks if they want to kill him kindly (crush his head with a stone) or maliciously: make a fire around, dust his ears, hit each other on both sides with sticks; they want maliciously; the dust got into the couple's eyes, they killed each other with sticks, the glue melted from the fire, the rabbit ran away; but the tail came off, so the rabbits are short ]: 82-88; Tshe dbang rdo rje et al. 2007 [The Bear and Rabbit have a son each; they both went to dig for edible roots; the Bear dug up half of the basket, went to bed, the Rabbit dug up two baskets; The Bear decided to take them away; the Rabbit took one, ran; the Bear caught up with her, killed her; told the Rabbit to bring a basket of roots, otherwise she would kill her, like his mother; he told the Bear that the roots were at the bottom of the cave; The bear cub digs a hole so deep that it can't get out; the bear looks for him, falls on him, presses him to death; she dies in a hole herself; the rabbit has lived a happy life]: 127; lavrung: G.yu lha 2011:369-373 [Black Bear and Rabbit each have a daughter; both go to dig for edible roots; one day the Bear returns alone; replies to Rabbit's daughter that she will eat her if she doesn't stop her ask where her mother is; she overhears the Bear talking to her daughter, realizes that the Bear killed the Rabbit; invites the Bear's daughter to shoot at each other, puts a stone on her chest , and that one is paper; an arrow bounces off Rabbit's daughter's chest, kills the Bear's daughter; Rabbit's daughter runs; the shepherd hides her in the sheep's ear; she throws ash in the face of the Bear who arrives in time, runs on; then but with a horse; then she hides in the Tiger's ear, he swallows the Bear; Rabbit's daughter chews the roots, replies to the Tiger that he eats her eye; gives the spine, then takes out the Tiger's eye, who says that his eye is not so tasty, asks him to take the second one out; asks him to drive him slowly along a bumpy road and fast along a smooth road; Rabbit's daughter brings Tiger to the edge of the cliff, makes a fire, asks him to move, the Tiger falls, crashes; comes into the house, tells the owners that a tiger lies under the mountain, promises to look after the baby and the cows; kills them, fills the baby with ash, cows with straw; the hostess spanks the baby, tries milk the cows, they fall apart; Rabbit's daughter invites the hostess to stand with a stone at the top of the stairs, the owner with a bow below, throw a stone at her and shoot at the signal; they kill each other], 375-381 [ The Bear and the Rabbit go to dig roots; the Bear eats them immediately, the Rabbit collects them; the Bear suggests looking for insects from the Rabbit, she warns not to touch the dark growth on her head, in her life is on him; the Bear pulls it out, cuts his body, cooks it at home; Rabbit's daughter spies; invites the Bear's daughter to play while standing under a threshing stone; throws him at her, runs away; when she sees dead daughter, Bear chases; yak shepherds hide Rabbit in yak's nose; big yak butts Bear, she runs away in blood; Rabbit's daughter first tells Yak that his eyes and nose are golden, then what crappy; runs away through a hole in the wall, Yak gets stuck; Rabbit's daughter invites a woman to watch over her child, let her and her husband go to get a yak carcass; cooks the baby's legs, arms, puts her head to bed as if the baby is sleeping; the spouses eat the baby's meat; the husband smears the stone with glue, the Rabbit daughter sticks; asks to pour ash into her ear before death, catches the person's eye, runs away].

Caucasus — Asia Minor. The Kalmyks [when their father was not at home, brother and sister were baking pretzels in ash; their dead mother came in; at that time, the deceased was coming back to life three years later and returning; brother and sister were frightened, accidentally hit her with fire tongs saying, “You've been dead a long time, why are you scaring us?” ; the mother turned into a gray hare, the place from being hit with forceps fell on the hare tail, now it is black; and the man has stopped coming to life]: Tyaginovan 2011:45 in Basangova 2019:104; Stavropol Turkmens [after the death of the rich man, his children remained: a gray girl and a gray boy; their mother met with a diva; he persuaded her to invite her son to try his strength: she would tie his thumbs with a belt; he stretched out his belt; then she tied it again; a diva appeared, cut off his head; threw his head and torso into the steppe; the sister found, sewed the remains, put it on a tree, exchanged clothes with her brother; went to the city; the king will give his daughter to the one who knocks the ring off the pole; the imaginary young man knocked down, received the princess; promised not to touch his wife until they came to his house; he went forward, telling him to get to the tree: he would sleeping in branches; the girl herself changed clothes with her brother again; the wife saw a saiga run into a sharp branch and the other cured him with some grass; the wife cured the young man with the same grass; about what happened he learned from a note left by his sister; the sister herself fell into a hare trap and became a hare; when the hunter took it out, the hare became a girl again, the hunter married her; the gray young man, united with his wife, told her everything and went to look for his sister; hears the boy, playing with money, saying: I throw her with the hand of a gray uncle; this is how he found his sister; then he went to find out what happened to his mother, saw her in his arms diva, killed both; all is well]: A. K. 1875, No. 5:29-33; (cf. Ossetians [Aldar has 7 wives, all barren; his brother promises to kill his wives after Aldar's death, take his cattle; Aldar drove cattle over the fence, brought thorns to the fence, set fire, smoke rose to the sky; God sent the crow to find out what the smoke was, he began to bite manure and carrion; sent a falcon, which stayed with the crow; sent a tit; the snake asked her to show her tongue, pulled it out; sent a swallow, which flew to Aldar; Aldar told everything, said that he was now burning his cattle so that his brother would not get them; God sent Aldar an apple for his wives to eat; the youngest wife washed the plates, gave the dog; on the same evening 7 wives and the dog gave birth to a boy; the dog's son crawled up to the cow to suck milk; 3 days later, three boys survived: the elder Magomet, the youngest Syrdon and the Son of the Dog, Temirkhan; the brothers grew up and came to the house of three seven-headed giants; at night, the brothers sleep, T. guards instead of them, then in turn, cuts off the head of a black, red, white giant rider; every time his horse snores on the bridge, and the giant says that they have no rivals except T. the son of a dog, but his milk on his lips is not dry yet; T. takes a white horse for himself, gives black and red to his brothers; the wives of the giants agree; the eldest: let the murderer he will petrify, his salvation will be a white lamb; medium: during the heat I will become a cave; the youngest: I will become water; T. knows this, does not allow his brothers to enter the cave, cuts it, bleeds; does not let water drink; the village becomes stony when he has time to talk about the lamb; the father found the lamb, T. came to life; T. killed the hare, went to collect firewood, the hare came to life, says that he is the daughter of Aldar, offers to catch up with him; T. comes from one shepherd Aldara to another; Aldar grief: Chenda Aldar captured his two sons; T. killed him, returned his sons; T. received his youngest daughter Aldar; she teaches him to ask his father for a braid handle, a piece of leather, a plate; Aldar gives (leather: flying carpet, plate: magic tablecloth); I. and his wife flew home, split off the chips from the braid handle, a house appeared; everything is fine]: Sokayeva 2012, No. 4:46-54).

Turkestan. Uighurs [the bear has two cubs, the rabbit has one hare; the bear invited the rabbit to sit with the cubs and she will bring prey; on the first day the bear left, the rabbit took one bear cub with her and walked across the river across the log bridge to call a bear cub; he fell into the river and drowned; the rabbit bear said that the bear dabbled and ran to the river by himself, climbed onto the bridge and fell; the next day, the rabbit took the second bear, the same thing happened to him as the first one; when she heard the rabbit tell that the bear was to blame, the bear chased her; running past the yak, the rabbit begged to save her, as he allowed her to hide under his hair between his horns; told the bear that he had not seen the rabbit, but she had already noticed her; they began to fight and yak killed bear; asked the rabbit to get out of the shelter and sing praise to him; the rabbit hid in the hole and sang about how she deceived the yak; he tried to get it, but the horns were stuck in the ground and the yak died; the rabbit met a family of shepherds with a child, they grazed sheep; said that she killed a yak and promised to look after the herd and child; when they went to get the yak carcass, she drove the herd to the cliff, and threw the child into boiling pot; the shepherd and his wife tried to kill her, the rabbit was saved again; continued her evil pranks; so people cursed her — let her be underground; since then, rabbits have been living in holes, and when they come out, vultures peck out their eyes]: Zhou Yang et al. 2001a, No. 260:370-372; salars (Altiuli, Xunhua-Salar Autonomous County) [the hare and the wolf went to get a sweet root; the she-wolf dug up and ate it, and left the hare for the bunny; when they returned home, the she-wolf had nothing to carry with her, so she ate the hare and took its sweet root; the hare decided take revenge; called the wolf cub to play, invited him to fight; stuck a knife in the ground, threw the wolf cub at him and ran away; the wolf went in pursuit; the hare met the shepherd, who agreed to hide it among the sheep; the she-wolf demanded to tell us where the hare was; the shepherd sharpened the sickle, the she-wolf ran away; the hare met the deer, praised it for its beauty; he hid the hare in his nose, and then killed the she-wolf; the hare climbed into a hole in the ground and began to insult the deer; the deer hurt himself furiously; the hare cut off a piece of reindeer meat, became related to a fox and a wolf; they consulted, chose the hare as their elder brother; he suggested: “Wolf, fox, that's where the salesman came from. I'm going to pretend to be lame. [Wanting to] catch me, the salesman will put his chest [on the ground] and chase me. When he runs, grab the chest and run!” ; doing so, they got the chest; the hare handed the fox a drum: “Take this home. Play behind the kids' ears one morning. They're going to grow up fast day by day!” , and gave the wolf a pair of boots: “Take this away. Put them on, go to the mountains, creak [them]. All the sheep will run to you”; the fox played the drum — the children were scared and died; the wolf put on his boots — the sheep ran away; the fox and the wolf wanted to eat the hare; he pretended to be sick and closed his eyes; said that ate his eyes; the wolf said, “Take my eye out, I'll eat it!” ; the hare pulled out and sprinkled it with sugar; the wolf ate it, ordered the second one to be pulled out; the hare pulled out, the wolf said that this eye is not as tasty as the first one; the hare: “You're already full!” ; the same with the fox; the hare brought the wolf and fox to the edge of the cliff; made a fire there, threw it first at the fox, then at the wolf; they stepped back and fell off the cliff]: Tenishev 1964, No. 22:50-53; Dungans [ mother gives 13-year-old Aisha to an old man akhun who reads the Koran; after getting naked, akhun dies, telling her not to marry A. again; mother locks A.; the hare gives her a white hare skin, tells her to dig a hole to the mountain Myyasan; A. digs, and when the mother brings food, sheds her skin, turns into a girl; swarming a hole, finds a jug of silver; finds himself in the house of a good old woman and her shepherd son, secretly cooks and cleans up, leaves silver; mother and son find her, no longer allow her to wear the skin; the mother decided that Akhun took A. to heaven]: Riftin 1977, No. 37:203-211.

Southern Siberia — Mongolia. Telengits [Boodoy-Kyokshin tells Sister Boodoy-Koo not to kill the gray mare, not to go to Mount Bodiota; she stabbed the mare, put her liver on fire, the fire went out, she went to the mountain, comes to the wife of the seven-headed Diellbegen for fire; she tells me to look in her head, pulls a red thread out of BK's clothes; D. follows it for BC, kills, sucks blood; brother found his dead sister, hides in a hole; D. has one head singing, the other laughs, etc.; his brother kills him, revives his sister with blood; kills D.'s eldest, youngest sons, the middle one kills him; he is killed by his brother BK Kuzyl- Taadyi; sister leaves dead in the rock; Ai-Kaan's daughter Altyn-Tana and Kyung-Kaan Kyumyush-Tan can revive him; AK and Boodoy-Koo, disguised as brother, go after them; disguised as brother Boodoy-Koo wins competitions and gets both girls; they are surprised that the imaginary man knows how to handle a needle; ask him to make a spit; Boodoi-Koo does not know how, goes over the mountain, where her brother's horse cut out for her skewer; Boodoi-Koo goes forward, puts his brother's clothes on his body, leaves the body as if his brother fell off his horse, runs away like a hare; the girls see Bodo-Kyokshin's body, revive it with healing water, he takes them as his wife; finds his sister's note, catches them, brings a hare, does not know how to turn him back into a sister; wives do not like the hare, pour poison into his ears; brother puts the hare in the chest on the horns of the maral; hunter finds a beautiful woman in the chest, gets married; brother finds out about it, everyone lives in peace]: Sadalova 2002, No. 301-307; Altaians (Katun) [after the death of his parents, a teenage boy Altain Sain Salam and his younger sister; the ASS regrets that he cannot bring home the meat of the killed animal on horseback; sees the heroic horse Aikym-Saikym, the sister explains that the horse is for him; the ACC brought game for his sister on horseback; but when he rode again, fell off his horse and broke his neck; his sister told the rock to part, put her brother's body inside, put on men's clothes and went to marry the daughters of Sun Khan and Moon Khan; “What it was winter, she noticed from her frosty collar that it was summer, she noticed by her warmed shoulder blades”; each of the khans promises an middle daughter whose arrow would fly through the eye of a needle, an iron hook, a mountain hook the forest and the khan will fall (at his feet); the imaginary ASS fulfilled the condition and got the girls, but did not sleep with them on the way back; they were already thinking of returning to their fathers; the sister jumped forward, told the rock to open, invested in Brother's hand, the note, describing what had happened, turned into a hare and ran away; Sunny Khan's daughter whipped the AAC, which came to life; Lunny's daughter completed her revival; AAC hit the hare's leg with a wooden arrow, caught him, gave it to his wives and ordered him to feed him well; the hare chewed on their clothes; they killed him; the AAC placed the hare in three boxes one in the other, left a note to the doctor asking them to revive the hare, let the box go to sea; the box sailed to Moon Khan; his doctor revived the hare, the hare became a girl, the khan's son married her; 7 years later, the AAC went to look for his sister and came to the yurt, where a boy was running; the AAC sister saw the horse Aykym Saikym and cried; the horse saw her and started; brother and sister met and had a feast]: Radloff 1866, No. 2:12-23; Khakas [Pokhta-Kares was killed by Hydat Khan; his younger sister Pogana-Aryn hid; I read in my book that the daughter of Moon Khan Ai-Aryg or the daughter of Sunny Khan Kyun-Aryg has the means to revive the dead; dressed as Pokhta-Kares, she married these girls; when she lay down alone, then, on the other hand, she stuck the sword between herself and the girl; Kyun-Aryg had a whip with a golden handle and a golden shawl, they revived the PC, began to live with two wives; Ai-Aryg disliked the PA, turned her into a hare, that ran away; PC couldn't catch up with this bunny, but then caught her in a noose and her sister took on a human image again; he put her in a taiga hut; AA tracked her down, came, asked the PA to look in her head poured black lead into her ear; PC did not notice her sister's wounds, put her in a coffin, tied her to a tree; Hara-Khan's son Hara-Pidekey found her, brought her home, shaman kamlal, his assistant spirits extracted lead, PA came to life, HP married her; her brother had been looking for her for a long time, came when her little son was at home; HP asked him to show him how his mother lulled him to sleep; he repeated the song, it says it all; a joyful meeting between sister and brother; Ah -Aryg was tied to the top of the tree, a fire was lit below; with Kyun-Aryg Pokhta-Kares asked for a lavish wedding; everything is fine]: Torokova, Sychenko 2014, No. 11:130-135; Tuvans [episode of an epic tale; Boktug-Kirisha's sister took the form of a gray hare; he leaves her to his first wife, that hare is losing weight; the second is the same; the youngest has a fat woman; he lodged her in a separate yurt (the sister is now human) ; the elder wives came in his absence, put a silver needle into his sister's head, which became a doll girl; his brother put her in a box, left a maral between his horns; he got stuck in the swamp; old man Kara-Sagyl him I found it, opened the box; he and his wife pulled out the needle, the girl came to life]: Orus-ool 1997:435-447; South Altai Tuvans [the hero Sharaldai met a bald man, he imposed himself as a brother, convinced him to tell him what his soul; in a knife in the bottom of his boot, in a bird in a box hidden in the horse's nose; in three red threads on his navel; when S. fell asleep, the bald man broke and tore these containers, S. died; his younger sister Mashgaed Ulaan hid his body inside a rock; made barley porridge into a young man's figure; this figure, or M. himself, wins competitions in which the winner is promised a khan's daughter; every time he says, “Not me ( I do this and that), and my brother Sh.”; having tamed his brother's horse, pierces the ears of seven darning needles with an arrow; defeats heroes; makes a huge spit; having received the khan's daughter, he leaves early, pulls out his brother's body , writes to him in his hand that she will turn into a hare, goes to the mountain; when he sees S. breathless, his wife revived him; the little black maid suspects a substitution, but the wife says that her husband is in her homeland became taller and stronger; S. finds his sister, asks her to take human form again; the maid offers to look for lice, pours tin into her ears; S. put a box on his deaf sister, hung a box around her neck, hung a wild one around her neck a ram; once he saw two boys — his nephews; one hunter shot a ram, the tin leaked out, he married Sh.'s sister; S. wanted to punish the maid, but his wife advised me to forgive her]: Taube 1978, No. 28:121-125 (=Taube 1994, No. 11:127-131); Buryats: Barannikova et al. 1993, No. 6 (SE Buryatia) [Zer Dalai sees a lung among the herd, it has turned into a 50-headed mangadhai Asuri Shara; they decide fight in 3 days; ZD hides sister Bashalay, a bird and a dog in a white rock; a mangadhai kills him; asks all objects in the yurt where the inhabitants are; the doorknob says he is in a white rock; B. runs from the mangadhai, pours blood out of the tueska, the mangadhaya licks it off the ice, the tongue is an example, B. cut off his head; disguised as a man, goes to heaven to three Sundays; finds himself inside the bottomless monster camels; there are people swallowed 5, 10 years ago; B. pierces a hole with an arrow, people and animals come out; Sunday women suspect that this is a girl, but she avoids testing; leads them to her brother's remains, she runs away herself, chipping in with a hare; the resurrectionists revive the ZD, become his wives; he is going to shoot a hare, his sister tells me not to shoot, takes on a human form; the eldest two the wives tied a ball of red thread to her ZD belt, they found the house where B. lives; they threw a gold ring in her mouth, she died; the youngest wife answers ZD that she was not to blame; he asks the elders what they want: the tails of 70 horses or the tips of 70 ribs; tied them to the tails of stallions; put the body of sister ZD in a box, hung a blind deer on the horns; the red deer came to Khartaganag Khan; a child and a golden one fell out of the box ring; the girl has grown up, the khan's son married her, they have a child; ZD found them, everything is fine]: 109-117; Eliasov 1959 (no place of recording) [brother Garyulai Mergen and sister Agu-Nogon-Abaha; G. goes hunting, A 7-headed mangathai asks: what is behind you — your soul or the soul of your horse? G. looked around, the mangathai swallowed it, spit out his clothes; the horse picked up G.'s clothes and weapons, brought it to his sister; changed into her brother's clothes, met the mangathaya, asked him the same question herself, he looked around. she killed him with an arrow, caught and killed a horse; her horse tells her to cut the mangathaya's right thumb, containing her brother's bones; burned the bodies of the mangathai and his horse; asked the mountain to open, put it in preserving her brother's bone; dressed as a groom in a man's outfit, she went to the three daughters of the deity Esege-Malan, who can revive the dead; the horse warned not to drink tea from a dangerous woman, A. splashed it out on her tea, she died; killed a bear who ravaged an anthill, the ant khan promised to help; the horse lifted A. to a steep high mountain, where a source of living water, A. got drunk, became even stronger; revived people whose bones under the mountain; revived three invisible bars who were dying of fatigue; revived a dying dog, which may also be invisible; two more suitors came to E. to marry his daughters; A. called herself in the name of his brother - G.; E. invites them to fight each other; the invisible bator fights instead of A., wins; shaman: imaginary G. is a girl in disguise; E. arranges new tests; shoot at the target (bator- the invisible man wins); horse racing (the dog detained the rival horses); let each of the grooms spend the night in the barn with the bear (the invisible bator killed the bear, the other suitors killed themselves, E.'s daughters revived them); separate red and white millet (ants separated); the imaginary G. received daughters E.; said that he must first visit his herds; on the way, daughter E. again tests her husband: they put fire on him sleeping, a snake; he does not pay attention; A. took G.'s bones from the mountain, put his clothes and weapons next to him, left a note for her brother in her clothes, became a hare herself, ran into the forest; E.'s daughters revived G., became his wives; G. found the hare, grabbed it, it became A.; E.'s daughters forgave A. her deception; they have a silver scoop containing any food and drink; everything is fine]: 92-109; Dagurs [younger brother fell ill and died; the eldest met a monster in the forest, who let him go for promising to bring him human eyes; he blinded his brother's widow, brought her eyes; placed his little nephew and niece in a hut; the servant cares about them; the uncle tells us to leave the children in the forest, but the house has already been prepared there; the servant reports the flying horse on which the father rode, calls the horse, burning the stems of wormwood; with the horse a weapon; the first time a boy (his name is Hareladi Mergen) cannot pull the bow, hold the horse; after two years he becomes strong, finds his father's horse and weapon; the uncle's wife overhears the servant's conversation with the blinded; the uncle goes to XM, calls to hunt, kills by shooting her in the back; her sister turns into a hare; the horse tells her to go to the lake, where three heavenly fairies fly; you must steal their clothes from feathers, bring them to him a horse; fairies find a murdered young man They guess everything, revive him; they bring them into their house; the hare whispers that she is his sister, tells him to test the fairies who have a kinder heart; when they leave, XM consistently leaves the hare with the eldest, middle, younger fairies; the hare spoils what they sewn; the first two scold and hit her, the third says that the seam on the boots was bad, strokes and cares for the hare; XM marries the younger fairy; the wife gives XM magic turns sticks into a golden hornet so that it can regain his mother's eyes; XM flies into the monster's ear, climbs into his chest, stings his heart; when he gets outside, finds a pantry full of human eyes; takes her mother's eyes away, restores her sight; the uncle asks XM to catch a snake in the East Sea and a wild boar in the Northern Mountains; in the form of a hornet, XM climbs inside a wild boar (and, apparently, a snake), who are powerless do, he brings them, ties them to the gate; uncle and wife go out, one is eaten by a boar, the other is eaten by a snake; HM lives well with his family]: Bender, Su Huana 1984:92-102.

Western Siberia. Northern Khanty: Lukina 1990, No. 28 (b. Son) [Lisa and Hare live together, both have children; Lisa offers sledding down the mountain, goes first against desire, Lisa runs over, breaks her back; Hare's son and daughter see Lisa feeding them meat the mothers of their children, offers to eat their children Bunnies; they run, throw a comb, whetstone, flint, they turn into a thicket, a mountain, a fire; the fox lags behind; while the sister eats cloudberries, the brother falls into the ground; (more the sister is called the woman Moses); hits the stump, from there the Por woman jumps out, offers to swim; puts on M.'s rich fur clothes, gives M. her measles; in the city of M. succeeds pick up the arrow of the son of an Urban Village Old Man, P. has to take the arrow of Tonton-Old Man's son (Tonton-Oika is a poor man, servant, or cunning); respectively, they marry; P. weaves a rope, who was enough to wrap half the city, M. — the whole city three times; M. comes to the place where his brother disappeared; there is a house, a bear enters, takes off his skin — this is his brother; sends his sister a herd of deer]: 101-104; Potpot 2014, No. 5 (p. Kazim, 2011) [sister and brother are hare children, they live alone; brother has fallen underground; sister goes and meets Purne; she says that her parents and relatives have been destroyed by a thunderstorm; they are going together; P.: two will come out now men; you run to Ler-Shansh-Yuvlup-ho and I'm to Woo-shansh-Yuvlup-ho; but Zaychiza ran up to V.; both gave birth to a son; P. drank from her brain and made a wooden scarecrow; when her husband wanted to kiss the child, his her lips stuck; the hare sewed her husband's clothes, and P. glued it together; both rolled down the mountain, P.'s husband's clothes fell apart; the hare came to the place where she left her brother; there the dogs growl; a woman's voice: if he came necessary person, lick the snow and ice off him; this is his brother's wife; the guest is treated richly; sent back in a sledge drawn by a bear, a wolf and some other animal; and P.'s relatives harnessed her fish into sledges , they dragged her into the ice-hole]: 11-14; the southern Selkups [Lisa and Zaychikha went to tear the tow; both have a son and a daughter; Lisa advises Zaichikha to sledge down the mountain with a strap around her neck; crushed her; children The bunnies say that their mother is behind; she cooks meat; they hear the Fox going to chew a big head, promises the cubs that they will get little ones; the sister runs away, carries her brother on her back in the basket; he asks to pick off the trinkets from the birch tree; disappears; she broke off a chip from the stump; the Frog jumped out, called her to her house; takes her skis, her skin, leaves; The bunny catches up with her, takes away her property, tells her staff break the Frog's face; on the way, the Raven screams that one girl is beautiful and the other is not; the Frog scratches Bunny's face; now Magpie praises the Frog's beauty, she kisses the Bunny; both girls are getting married]: Pelikh 1972:367-368.

Eastern Siberia. Sym Evenks: Vasilevich 1936, No. 21 (Chirombu) [The bear came to two bunny sisters, who poured sand into his eyes with their legs; a grandmother named Kandika came and grabbed As a bear, she told me to bring a table, lowered the Bear on it, returned home; the Bunny sisters decided to leave; K. tells them to walk along an ung-shaped, not a kel-shaped road; at the fork they began to fight, youngest won, so we went on a kule-shaped one, she closed on all sides; the eldest became a needle, slipped through, the youngest was a bump, got stuck; the eldest pulled her, tore her head off; put it on a stump, a rock, a deck, the head cries every time; left it on another rock; came to the Frog; after living, went to stay with her relatives; boasted to the Frog that she had a steel thimble; reached the place where the younger sister's head remained, she married a god; there deer rattle through snags holes; the eldest asked to call, rang behind the clouds; the eldest took away the big deer received from her sister as a gift; the frog brought insects, deer carried them away on their hooves; the storm demolished the Frog's house, she dived into the lake], 22 (Chiromba) [Wolverine ate the mother of two hare girls; they poured earth into her eyes, ran to the old woman; she has everything things move and work at her will; they hide in the cauldron, the cauldron does not go; the old woman beats him, the sisters laugh; the old woman calls them to live with her; when they want to leave, the old woman tells them to walk on their hooves, not walk on the kule-shaped; the older sister remembered that it was kel-shaped; they were fighting, the eldest won, they walk along the kule-shaped; the hut surrounds them in the dark; the eldest became a fur, a needle, slips into the crack; the youngest is a bump, gets stuck; the eldest pulls her, tears her head off; leaves her on the deck, her head cries; leaves her on a tree broken by lightning — laughs; the eldest went beyond Thunder, her children are just like her — only heads; the youngest came to the Frog; she brings deer — they are insects, they are blown away by the wind; The frog began to live in water]: 22-23, 23-24; Lukina 2004, No. 3.18 [the fox was eaten by the mother of two bunnies; they climbed onto the roof, asked the fox to open its mouth and eyes, poured sand, ran to their grandmother; one covered himself with a cauldron, the other with a cousin {?} ; grandmother tells the cauldron and the cousin to move, they do not move; the bunnies are out; grandmother: there will be two roads, one with hooves on the other, they dragged the kul along the ungulate; the elder decided to walk along the ungulate, defeated the youngest; came to the cannibal in the dugout; he closed the door; the youngest became a feather and went through the crack, the eldest became a stump, got stuck, only his head came out; the youngest carried his brother's head; put it on the piled tree — head cries; at the stump — the same; by a tree broken by lightning — the head smiled; the youngest came to the frog; she offered to herd deer; he came to where he left his brother; he lives with his wife, wife gave deer, he brought them to the frog, sent it to pick up the cockroaches, the deer dragged them all in their hooves; the wind started, it carried the frog into the swamp, it became a frog]: 75-77; Evens [parents went to check their snare and disappeared; the son went to look for them, chased the hare, hit him with a female; hare: I am your mother, kill the fox caught in the snare; the young man saw the fox and killed it, it disappeared; mother immediately became a woman, led him to the tree to which my father was attached, they untied him; father: the fox persuaded him to let him go, became a devil, turned his mother into a hare, and tied me to eat; these people put their snare even when it wasn't necessary, so this happened to them]: Robbeck 2005:240-242.

Amur — Sakhalin. Nanaytsy (Nanai District, Khabarovsk Krai, 1968) [The fox comes to the Hare, she rushes into boiling water, the Fox sticks a spoon, finds nothing, cries, the Hare comes in with a basket of food; The fox calls for a visit The hare, also rushes into boiling water, the Hare takes out the boiled bones; Mergen comes, the Hare feeds him in the same way; explains that the fox trail is the trail of her deceased sister; M. brings Zaychiha to him, gets married; she turns into a beauty]: Kiele 1996, No. 31:319-321