Yu.E. Berezkin, E.N. Duvakin

Thematic classification and distribution of folklore and mythological motifs by area

Analytical catalogue

Ethnicities and habitats

K119. An animal marries a princess, ATU 545B.

.11.-.17.21.23. (.25.) .26.-.34. (.35.) .36.37.40.

The animal promises to make the poor man rich (usually to marry a rich bride) and, by deception, fulfills its promise.

Swahili [gazelle], Ewe [gazelle], Nubians [Baboon], Arabs of Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Morocco, Kabila, Tunisia, Spanish [cat], Basques, Portuguese [cat], Italians (Veneto [cat], Emilia- Romagna [cat], Tuscany [cat], Umbria [cat], Campania [cat], Abruzzo, Molise, Basilicata, Calabria), Sardinians, Sicilians [fox], Maltese [cat], French [cat; fox], French (Upper Brittany) [koto], Germans (Grimms, Schleswig-Holstein) [?] , friezes [?] , Tibetans (Ladah) [fox], Kirati [monkey], Bhutan [monkey], toto [fox], lepcha [squirrel], Sinhala [monkey], Sindhi [jackal], Himachali plowmen [jackal], Nepali [fox], Marathi [Fox], Konkani [Fox], Assamese [fox], Bengalis [jackal], Santals [jackal], Oriya [hare], visayas [monkey], namuzi [rabbit], Hungarians [?] , Bosnians [fox], Serbs [fox], Macedonians [fox], Bulgarians [fox], Greeks [fox], Moldovans [cat], Romanians [cat], Gagauz [rooster], Slovaks, Russians [fox] (Arkhangelsk, Vologda, Pskov, Ryazan), Western Ukrainians [cat], Eastern Ukrainians [cat, fox], northern Ukrainians [cat], Belarusians [fox], Crimean Tatars [fox], Stavropol Turkmens [fox], Nogais [fox], Abkhazians [fox], Adygs, Ossetians [ , Balkarians [fox], Terek Cossacks [cat], Chechens [fox], Avars [fox], Lucky [fox], Dargins [fox], Kyurins [fox], Kyurins [fox], (Lezgins [rogue]), Aguls [fox], Tatas [fox], Georgians [fox], Armenians [fox], Armenians [fox]], Azerbaijanis [fox], Turks [fox], Kurds [fox], Persians, Vakhans [fox], Yazgulyam [fox], Sarykoltsy [fox], Pashayas [fox], Norwegians [cat], Danes, Livs, Finns [fox; cat], Karelians, Latvians [cat; fox], Lithuanians, Lutsi [cat], Estonians [cat], Eastern Sami, (Western Sami), Kazan Tatars [fox], Chuvash [fox], Marie [fox], Mordovians [fox], Komi-Zyrians [fox], Kazakhs [fox], Kyrgyz [fox], Altaians [fox] , Siberian Tatars [fox], Chelkans [fox], Tuvans [fox], Buryats (fox), Mongols (khalkha) [fox], Oirats (burguts) [fox], (Mansi), Western Evenks (Podkamennaya Tunguska) [fox], Far Eastern Evenks ( Sakhalin) [fox], Evens [fox], Wilta [fox], Negidals [fox], Nanai [fox], Northern Alaska Inupiate [fox].

Bantu-speaking Africa. Swahili (Zanzibar) [a poor man who goes home is suspected of stealing; he is forced to eat in a garbage dump; finds 10 cents; buys a gazelle from a fellow villager; she asks to let her go feed for the day; leaves in the morning, returns in the evening; on the 6th day she finds a diamond, went with a diamond to the Sultan; presents the diamond as a wedding gift from the owner; the sultan orders to bring the groom, the gazelle takes the poor man to the Sultan; beats him in the middle of the way and leaves him in the forest; when he reaches the Sultan, asks for clothes, saying that her master was robbed on the way; brings the man to the Sultan and leaves him there on week; finds an empty city ravaged by a snake, cuts off all 7 heads of the snake and returns; takes and settles the poor man with the Sultan's daughter in the richest house in the city; the poor man does not thank; the gazelle falls ill, asks for help from the poor man; he does not show respect and does not help after the second and third requests; the poor man's wife tries to help the gazelle; the gazelle dies; the poor man does not pay tribute; the Sultan's daughter leaves her husband; The vizier and the sultan bury the gazelle with honors; the next day a person wakes up in the mud of the old city and lives like this for the rest of his life]: Bateman 1901:99-154.

West Africa. Ewe [poor Hamdani finds a copper; at night he dreams that he is rich; he buys Kijeep's gazelle from a hunter with a copper; she finds a diamond, brings it to a distant sultan, says that it was sent by the Sultan Daraa, he marries the Sultan's daughter; he accepts the gift; K. leads H. to the river, pushes him into the water, tells him to sit in the bushes; tells the Sultan that the owner was attacked by robbers; the sultan sends luxurious robes; after the wedding feast, K. runs to the seven-headed serpent's palace; the old woman points out where the sword hangs, K. cuts off the snake's heads; everyone is happy, H. and his wife live in the palace; seeing that H. no longer pays K. asks the old woman to tell H. that K. is ill; despite his wife's protests, H. drives the gazelle away; upon learning about this, the subjects rebelled; the wife woke up in his father's house, H. in her old hut ]: Pozdnyakov 1990:170-186.

Sudan - East Africa. The Nubians [the man suggested that the lumberjack change his two bundles of firewood for a baboon; the baboon advised him to drive his wife away, promised to marry the princess; the king will give his daughter for gold, which weighs the same how much a girl; the baboon asks the princess to show how rich she is; the princess opens the treasury; the baboon stole the key, stole gold, bought the owner luxurious clothes, a horse, etc.; the woodcutter received princess; once laughed, his wife began to question why; the baboon advises to explain that he used to live in a palace made of gold and silver, and now in clay bricks; the princess wants to see this palace; a baboon comes to a similar palace; it is inhabited by a slave who took possession of the childless king's property after his death; the baboon says that the king has a son and will now arrive; (the slave runs away), a former woodcutter settles in the palace with his wife and people]: Basset 1903, No. 52:133-137.

North Africa. Arabs of Egypt, Morocco: El-Shamy 2004, No. 545B, 545E*: 298-299; Algerian Arabs [there are bull and sheep in the herd; the shepherd does not pay attention to the fact that the jackal carries sheep every day; eating all the sheep, the jackal ate and the bull; the owner took the shepherd's clothes, beat him and drove him away; the jackal promised the shepherd to make up for the damage handsomely; settled the shepherd in his cave, brought him meat; taught him how to steal clothes the prince and the courtiers; they are going to have a party in nature, change into a carnival outfit; the jackal will run, everyone will rush after him, let the shepherd take away the clothes they have left behind at that time; then the jackal came to the king, asked the measure to measure the money; returned it, sticking several coins to the bottom; so several times; tells the shepherd to dress in the stolen clothes, go to the city to a cafe and sit there; when they ask and answer that he is the son of Jackal Si Emhammed; the Sultan married his daughter as a shepherd, giving a rich dowry; then the jackal took the wedding train to the Gulya Palace; runs there earlier, tells the gulya that he is moving kill him, let him hide in a pile of straw; tells the maids to clear the palace of bones, carry everything that burns to the pile of straw; set fire to the shovel, the ghoul burned down; everyone is happy; once a former shepherd pretended dead to see if they would mourn him; the wife was inconsolable, but the jackal said something wrong; the imaginary deceased got up; the jackal called him a shepherd; but then he corrected himself and explained to the hostess that her husband not a shepherd of sheep, but the owner of horses and a harem; when the jackal died, he was buried honorably]: Filleul de Pétigny 1951:157-169; kabila [the king's wife died, he is crying; the jackal asks for a sheep, then another one; promises to get a new wife for him, tells him to get blush, the king painted it; came to one house, demanded a girl; the owner refused to give his daughter to the jackal; the jackal: your home in the king's land; The man went after the jackal, saw the king and gave him his daughter; one day the jackal pretended to be sick, the king and his wife took him in their arms; and then he actually died and was buried]: Rivière 1882:135-136; Tunisia: Al-Aribi 2009, No. 4 [I bought a woodcutter for a monkey, then regretted it and started knocking it. The monkey found the jewel when it was cleaning the house. I went to the palace to borrow dishes for counting the grains, and glued the pearl to the bottom of the saa. The princess noticed this and asked the monkey. She told her that the woodcutter was actually rich, but she hid it for fear of the evil eye and envy. The ruler gave gifts to the monkey. The monkey often went to see the princess, who also gave her gifts so that the monkey would introduce her to the lumberjack. The woodcutter became rich, built a palace in the city center, opened a shop, and married a princess. The monkey grew old and he wanted to get rid of it. The monkey told the whole story to the princess, who complained to her father, and he ordered the lumberjack to be beheaded. The princess returned to her father with the monkey, and they lived as long as God gave them], 63 [There was a shepherd. He's herding cattle from a rich man. One day a wolf came to him and asked him for his sheep, promising to return it the next day. This went on for 2 more days. Then the owner found the shortage and drove out the shepherd. The shepherd met the wolf again and told him what had happened. The wolf invited him to his place and hosted him for 3 days, so they became friends and went to town. The wolf began to attack merchants and take away their property. So the shepherd became rich and began to say that he was a prince, the son of a sultan. The wolf decided to attract people to the shepherd. The shepherd bought paints and painted the wolf. The princess saw the wolf and called him, but he said he could not approach her without his master's permission, and if she wanted to see him, she could find him at the hotel. The next day, he won everyone over with his generosity, and the princess asked her father to marry her to a shepherd. The shepherd agreed, but on the condition that she would leave with him after the wedding. The princess agreed. They celebrated their wedding for a month, the money ran out, and they left town and set up a tent in the desert, then the husband told his wife who he really was. She said she loved him and wouldn't leave him. So the shepherd began to go hunting with the wolf. One day, the wolf decided to check whether the shepherd appreciates him. He pretended to be ill and didn't go hunting with him. The shepherd left and the wolf pretended to be dead. The wife began to cry and began to lament. When the shepherd came back and found out that the wolf had died, he laughed at his wife and was happy about the wolf's death. The wolf heard this, jumped up and tore it apart] in Korovkin MS; Libyan Arabs (Benghazi) [the story is known, reference to Ester Panetta, "L'Arabo parlato a Bengasi"]: Mifsud-Chircop 1978:175.

Southern Europe. Spaniards (Asturias; the Basques do the same) [the cat promises the poor orphan to marry him to a young wealthy widow; asks the widow for a sieve, returns it, gluing one of the two coins that the owner has inherited after the death of his father; the widow wants the coin back, but the cat says the owner has nowhere to put them; the same with the second coin; the widow marries a young man, everyone is happy]: Camarena, Chevalier 1997, № 545B: 515-516; Portuguese ["Puss in Boots"; most versions are very close to Perrault's fairy tale]: Cardigos 2006, No. 545:137; Italians (Naples) [while dying, poor Calliuso left his son Oraziello a sieve, and Pippo is a cat; she promises to make him rich; catches fish and game, brings it to the king, talks about the owner's countless riches; the king calls Signora Caluso to visit; the cat says that the servants the robbers took everything out of the house; the king sends expensive clothes; at a feast, P. laments some rags in the house; the cat shines at him - he is asking for lemon; runs in front of the royal carriage and tells everyone the peasants should answer that this was Signora Calliuso's property; after marrying a princess, P. began to live in a castle in Lombardy; the cat decided to test his loyalty, pretended to be dead; P. ordered to throw out the carrion; the cat bitterly reproaches him for his ingratitude and himself for his stupidity; leaves]: Basile 2019:193-198; Italians (Veneto [cat], Emilia Romagna [cat], Tuscany [cat], Umbria [cat], Abruzzo, Molise, Basilicata, Calabria), Sardinians: Cirese, Serafini 1975, No. 545B: 316-317; Sicilians: Gonzenbach 2004a [1870], No. 6 [=Calvino 1980, No. 185:661-666; after the death of his father, the young man was left with only fruitful a pear all year round; the fox asks for pears; promises to make the young man rich; brings pears to the king in winter, says from Count Piro; then the second; says that P. is fabulously rich; marries the king's daughter; promises the tailor to bring the money later, dresses P.; next to Princess P. is silent, Lisa explains what he thinks about business; after the wedding, everyone goes to Castle P.; the fox tells the shepherds to say that they are herding herds of sheep, cows, pigs, herds of horses that belong to Count P. (not an ogre); tells the ogre that the king's army is going to destroy him; the ogre and his wife hide in the oven, the Fox burns them; promises P. to bury her in a luxurious coffin after her death; pretends dead; P. orders to throw carrion; Fox forgives P., solemnly buried after death]: 41-46; Crane 1885, No. 33 [just like in Gozenbach; having received his wife and wealth, a man throws dust at the fox; that's all tells his wife; a man kills a fox by throwing a pot at her head; but continues to live with his wife in the palace]: 127-131; Maltese {follows Perrault's fairy tale almost exactly} [after death a miller, the eldest son receives a mill, a middle donkey, the youngest son of a cat; the cat asks the owner to give him boots and a bag; comes to the king with gifts (rabbits and partridges) on behalf of Il-Konti Gerfex ("Count Samozvantsev"); the owner tells the owner to climb into the water, explains to the king and princess that he was attacked by robbers; the cat offers the wizard to turn into a lion, and then into a mouse, eats him; the miller's son becomes king after father-in-law's death]: Mifsud-Chircop 1978, No. 545B: 173-175.

Western Europe. The French [after the death of his father, the eldest son inherited the mill, the middle son inherited a donkey, the youngest a cat; the cat tells the owner to give him a pair of boots and a bag, caught the rabbit, luring them into the bag with bran, brought it as a gift to the king; the next time he brought two partridges; this is how he carried the game for two or three months - on behalf of the Marquis Karabas; tells us to go swimming; shouts that the Marquis Karabas is drowning; the king came to the rescue; the cat said that the robbers also stole the clothes, the king gave the Marquis the best dress; the cat runs forward and tells the mowers, reapers and all other workers to answer that their owner is the Marquis Karabas; began to praise cannibal: can he really become a lion? And with a mouse? ate the mouse; the king and daughter arrived at the castle; the king gave his daughter for the Marquis; the cat stayed with them]: Perrault 2011:55-62; the French (Haute-Brittany) [{version close to Perrault with a cat}]: Sé billot 1894, No. 6:53-54; French (Limousin; also Nivernay, Landes, etc.) [Mr. Dickton lives in the hut but is happy because it is his own; he has three laying hens; the fox asks for the chicken to be given to her; he gives it, she promises not to remain in debt; tells the partridges that the king of everyone their tail will be gilded; let them follow her to the palace; tells the king that partridges are a gift from Mr. Dicton; asks for a second chicken, brings the king of snipes; after the third brings animals {who exactly ?} , promising to gild their horns; the king invites the generous Mr. Dicton to visit him; the fox tells the king that Mr. Dicton was robbed by robbers; the king sends new robes; the fox invites him to Mr. Dicton's castle; runs in front and tells everyone who works in the field or grazes cattle to answer that their owner is Mr. Dickton; in the castle he tells the owners to hide in a pile of straw, otherwise they will all be killed; after the feast, he offers to make a fire made of straw; Mr. Dickton settled in the castle; there are options with a cat instead of a fox; the owner promises to bury him solemnly in case of death; cat pretended to be dead, the owner threw out the carrion, the cat is outraged; he pretends again and now sees that the owner is really ready to bury him with honors]: Delarue, Tenèze 1964, No. 545:339-343; Germans (Grimms, Schleswig-Holstein), friezes: Uther 2004 (1), No. 545B: 316-317.

Tibet is the Northeast of India. Tibetans (Ladah) [a woman goes to the forest for firewood, gives birth to a son; decides that if she returns without firewood, her husband will punish; leaves her son, brings firewood; the husband orders to bring her son as soon as possible, but she took him away Fox; she gives the boy the name "Lord of Wine", promises to marry the prince's youngest daughter; he agrees to marry her daughter as Lord of Wine, but demands a gold bar, a silver bar and a piece of turquoise for her; Minister promises that when the groom and his entourage are on the way, he will cut off the water in the river; the fox appears, says that there was water in the river, both his entourage and treasures have drowned; fearing the prince's anger, the minister compensates the horses, treasures, etc.; when the groom took the bride to his place, Lisa ran to the rich house, told everyone to run away, for the army was coming; the young settled in this house; to see if the young man was grateful, Lisa pretended dead; the new prince orders the carrion to be thrown under the rock; the fox reproached him, he felt ashamed; when Lisa really died, the prince made a feast just in case]: Francke 1925:425-428; kirati [a man caught a pheasant, found barley grain in a goiter, planted it, looked after it; the monkey ate barley, the man set a trap, caught a monkey; she asks her not to kill, promises to help; lives with man in the house; promises to marry him to the prince's daughter; a stupid and very rich blacksmith lives nearby; a monkey tells him that gangs of Mongols will come soon, offers two ways: to marry a rich man to the Mongolian prince and hide the treasures and himself in copper barrels in the ground; the blacksmith sends part of the treasures to the prince as a ransom for the bride; the monkey tells the prince that the treasures are sent by its owner, he royal family, but enemies have deprived him of his kingdom; the monkey tells the blacksmith that the enemies are near, he is hiding in a barrel; the monkey brings the young to his house, treasures await them, and the blacksmith suffocates in the closed barrel]: Heunemann 1980, No. 21:148-155; Bhutan [under 18, the guy is lazy, nicknamed Lazy - Pladong (P.); finally, man taught him how to grow corn; a good harvest has ripened, but monkeys they ravaged the field; P. caught only one lame monkey; she convinced her not to execute, promised to make her rich; came to the king: King Bhakho asks your daughter to marry; king: I want to see his palace first; the monkey came to the shinpo (demons), read a letter from the Chinese emperor declaring war; the Chinese have guns; you have to hide in straw huts, the kernels will fly through without causing harm; burned huts with shinpo; begged for scraps of good cloth, hung them in the bushes, P. planted them on a stone in the middle of the river; tells the king that a sudden flood makes sense for the whole army; the king sent good clothes for his son-in-law; delighted with the rich palace; when the monkey grew old, pretended to die; P.: throw the carrion into the river; P. forcibly persuaded him to forgive; later the monkey died again; P. appeared with a statement condolences; the monkey laughed so much that she choked and really died]: Choden 1994:125-131; toto [parents died; his sister took care of the boy, but then left and never returned; he went to look for her, spent the night with the old woman and stayed in her house until he matured; came to the king, got his youngest daughter; on the way back he did not know where to go: he did not have his own home; he took his wife to that old woman; a fox came; said that the witch killed the old woman, occupied her house and took her form; let the young man and wife come, not pretend, then dig holes in the yard, fill them with hot coals; scream that they are coming royal army, the witch will run out, fall into a hole, she must be filled up; that's what happened; the fox was the soul of that good old woman]: Majumdar 1991, No. 19:263-269; lepcha [brother and sister are orphans, brother catches birds in snare; sees a black squirrel carry a bird; catches it, wants to kill it, the squirrel promises to serve him; tells him to go east, a Chinese princess bathes in the river, the squirrel takes her clothes; gives it back after vows that the princess will marry the owner of the squirrel; tells them both to follow her; tells the shepherd the cows that the king is coming, the shepherd cleans the barn, the squirrel tells the princess that it is her master's cowshed; Anchkentobo tells them that the king is coming with an army to destroy them, promises to save them; they dig a hole, boil water, hide in a hole, the squirrel pours boiling water on them; tells the princess that the palace is its owner, the princess is happy; the squirrel brings them to live the owner's sister; asks them to let her go; after 17 years she flies to heaven; the owner, his wife and sister cry; then live on]: Stocks 1925, № XX: 377-380.

South Asia. Sindhi [a young man makes a drink from hemp seeds, the jackal steals it; a man catches him, ties him to a pole, feeds him, but hits him every morning with an old shoeblet; other jackals send an old respected man to find out what's going on; a tied jackal praises the owner, who feeds him for free, the visitor asks him to switch seats; when a man comes to beat him, the old jackal asks him to let him go - he is not a thief, but a friend of the jackal king; the man lets go; the jackal offered to fulfill his wish; the man asked him to marry the king's eldest daughter; says that another king asks his eldest daughter, otherwise he will go to war; the king agrees to give his daughter; the jackal tells the young man to sell both cows and buy good clothes; on the bridge, the jackal tells the young man to wait - he will send him a horse, but let the young man refuse and demand elephant; tells the king that the wedding procession that arrived along the river drowned, only one groom has escaped; the young man sends back a horse, a camel, arrives on an elephant; in the palace the young man behaves strangely; the vizier advises send him to bring a sea horse - if he is not a real king, his horse will kill him; the jackal tells the young man to climb a tree by the sea; the jackal chased the horse until he was exhausted and the young man was able to sit on it; out of fear, he grabbed the tree, tore it out, came to the king on horseback with a tree in his hands; the vizier recognized him as a hero, the king married him to his daughter, built a palace for the young; the jackal returned to the thickets]: Schimmel 1995 , No. 31:205-212; Kashmiris [the peasant went to plow, the jackal ate his lunch; the next time the peasant waited for the jackal, was going to kill him; he promises to do him a favor; tells the king what he found a worthy groom for his daughter; brings a peasant; he behaves like an insignificant poor man, but the jackal explains each time that the groom is rich and powerful, but does not want to embarrass and spend the king; the next day sets fire to the peasant's house, blames enemies, the simple-minded king gives his daughter to a peasant]: Knowles 1888:186-187; himachali plowmen [the jackal eats the poor weaver's food; he catches him , binds him, hits him with death; the tied man tells the other jackal that he is being fed to the dump; another jackal changes places with him; when the weaver begins to beat him, he promises to marry him to the princess; turns into a brahmana, comes to the king, says that a rich Raja from the weaver caste is marrying his daughter; he buys white sheets, cotton wool, lays out sheets by the river, the Raja believes that these are the groom's tents; The jackal throws cotton wool into the river, tells the Raja that the groom's retinue has drowned; the weaver marries the princess, stays in her palace; the wife forces him to tell the truth; the wife always tells his father-in-law to agree; The Raja tells you to go to war, the son-in-law chooses a three-horse (he will limp, no one will understand that he is wearing an unfit rider); this is a flying horse, the Raja admires his son-in-law's insight; in order not to fall, he ties himself to a horse, adding a millstone on both sides; tree branches become entangled in harness, enemies are frightened at the sight of a strange rider, make peace]: Dracott 1906:125-131; Nepali [fox She brought chickens to the beggar, and then decided to marry him; lay down on the doorstep of the royal palace; the king swore to fulfill the fox's wish if she went off the road; the fox demanded the king's daughter; the king answered so that there should be at least 600 people in the wedding procession; the fox threw the clothes of the bathing people into the water, they swam after them; the fox took their hats; set fire to the bushes, the king decided that the procession was moving with fireworks; the fox said that everyone drowned, brought two dozen hats; the fox came to the palace of a rich old woman, asked a shovel to dig a hole to hide from the robbers; the old woman asked to dig a hole for her; the fox buried the old woman alive; the palace went to the former beggar and his wife; wanting to test the owner, the fox pretended to be dead; the owner told his wife to tie a rope by the fox's neck, drag it to the river and throw it at water; the fox accused the man of ingratitude, the princess heard that her husband was poor, went back to her father; the man persuaded the fox to forgive him; he caught up with the princess, called the shoemaker's daughter; explained that he only called the owner in a fit of anger; the princess returned]: Sakya, Griffith 1980:60-64; Marathi (Mumbai) [the neighbor gave the poor old woman's son melon seeds; when he was about to collect melons, they He was not there; the young man made a wax doll; a fox came, mistook the doll for a man, began to ask, beat him, glued himself with all his paws and teeth; asked the young man not to kill him, promised to marry the princess; came to the master, who was finishing making the gold bench; pinching his child, told the master that the baby was crying, the master rushed there, and the fox brought the bench to the royal palace; refused to sit in the proposed chair, said that he sat only on his own; offered his son to marry the royal daughter; seeing the bench, the king agreed; the fox told the young man to collect and throw rice everywhere for several days husk; the king believed that they were preparing food for hundreds of people; the fox went to the mountain and started screaming, Ishvara and Parvati asked what was going on; he talked about everything; they created a palace and a wedding tent for the newlyweds, food and expensive clothes in the palace; but there were no guests from the groom's side; the fox called the other foxes, tied a bunch of palm leaves to each tail; on the way to church, they raised columns of dust; the king believed that the groom leads thousands of guests; asked to take only a few to the palace; but in the morning the palace and everything else disappeared, and soon the king should come to visit; the fox shouted that the bride's legs had brought misfortune; the king believed, giving half the kingdom to his son-in-law; when the fox died, a grand funeral was held]: D'Penha 1891, No. 5:29-32; konkani (Goa) [a fox steals sweet potatoes from the field; a peasant made a scarecrow out of straw, smeared with glue; the fox hit him with his paw, stuck, then with other paws; the peasant had already raised his stick to kill the fox, but he promises to marry him to the princess; on condition that he be given a royal funeral; brought a hundred from the forest elephants, horses and peacocks; ordered jewelry for the princess for the jeweler; dressed in luxurious clothes and sitting on an elephant, he came to the king; said that elephants, horses and peacocks were given by the king who reigns in the West; tells his own forest friends to build a palace for the royal son-in-law; wanting to test the former peasant, the fox pretended to be dead; he tells the servants to throw away the carrion; the fox accuses of ingratitude; forgives; when he really died , was buried with honors]: Rodrigues 2020:189-191; Bengalis [(same or very similar text in Siddiqui, Lerch 1998:82-90); The Jackal promises the poor weaver to marry him to the king's daughter; narva betel, chews it on the female half of the palace, tells the princess that bethel grows like grass in his master's kingdom; asks jackals, crows and sparrows to make a fuss, the king thinks that many thousands are on the way guests, agrees with Jackal that the groom will arrive without a lush retinue; at night, the weaver compares the ceiling beams with the details of the loom; in the morning, the Jackal explains that around the groom's palace live the best in the world's weavers; the weaver brings his wife to his hut; the princess covers herself with dough, picks up pieces, they turn into gold coins; she settles around the weavers, feeds the cattle with bethel, shows all this to the father who has arrived; the Tsar and the Jackal are happy]: Day 1914, No. 18:226-235 (translated into Porozhnyakov 1990:6-11); the Sinhalese [the youngest, seventh prince is lazy, his father drives him away; he buys a monkey; she dances, earns food for both; borrows a basket from the king, returning it, explains that the Ash Prince measured money with it; says that his clothes have burned down, receives a luxurious robe from the king; the king agrees pass off his daughter as PP; he eats a lot at the feast, the Monkey explains that PP was treated and did not eat for a long time; on the way of the procession, the Monkey explains every time that these are PP possessions; the Rakshasa are frightened, the Monkey settles PP with wife in their house; PP promises to take care of the Monkey, solemnly bury her if she dies; The monkey pretends to be dead, the PP tells him to throw the carrion into the forest; the offended Monkey runs into the forest herself]: Volkhonsky, Solntseva 1985, No. 81:182-185; Santals [a young Jogesor from the weaver caste grew watermelons and melons; the jackal got into the habit of stealing them, J. was going to kill him, he promised to marry him; says women from the king's house who come to wash the dishes by the pond, that his master throws away used plates every time, and does not wash them in the same place where he relieves himself; the king is ready to marry his daughter to J., the jackal chooses the middle princess; tells jackals, drawing birds to sit on their backs, and musicians in front; seeing the endless wedding procession, the king ask them to send half back; jackals left, only the musicians were left; the jackal explained that J.'s close associates decided to leave all, since half of them were not allowed in; after the wedding feast, J., who is not used to eating, had diarrhea; the jackal washed him, but with crap quietly smeared the asses of the sleeping courtiers; that morning it was a shame; the jackal brought the bride and her servants to the palm grove, where the hut was; said that the groom eats from plates of leaves, so he threw it away every time; the king told his daughter and J. to live in his palace]: Bodding 1925, No. 10:123-135; the Assames [the fox eats sugar cane in the peasant's field; he pretended to be dead, grabbed the fox; she promises to marry him on the merchant's daughter; comes to the merchant, agrees to pass off the daughter of the merchant's widowed servant as a "grandfather"; let them not beat the drums at the wedding out of respect for the groom's guests; tells the peasant to let him go along the river rice flour in banana bark cups; the merchant sees the cups and decides that the groom has invited many guests; in the evening, the fox gathers other foxes, gives each a torch in the teeth, tells them to go to the merchant's house; the drums beat, the foxes ran away, the fox accuses the merchant of contempt for the groom; after the wedding, the fox ran to the peasants' hut, set it on fire, said that the house burned down with all the wealth; the merchant orders to build a new house, gives money; spouses happy]: Goswami 1960:80; oriya (dombo) [when a Parsa woman {low caste?} came to sell mushrooms, a peasant's wife refused to buy it; then she became pregnant and asked her husband to get mushrooms; he went to the forest, started picking it; the tiger was going to eat it: why are you picking it in mine in the forest; the peasant promised him a cow, he refused; then his daughter promised to send her to buy pumpkin; when a peasant tells his wife about it at night, their son Kumaro hears everything; in the morning the father sent his daughter for the pumpkin, K. followed quietly; a tiger appeared, K. shot him with a bow; brother and sister decided not to return home; went to someone's hut; the owner asked for the dead calf to be thrown into the river; in the river the calf came to life, they brought him back, but the owner gave them to him; they also picked up a dog; K. hunted with the dog, and his sister and calf stayed at home; one day K. wanted to kill a hare, but he said he was sent to his uncle to him; the hare began to live with K. and his sister; once invited his sister to put pork on fire; he buried fat, the fire blazed and went out; it is not clear where to get it; the hare ran to the monster and asked for fire from his daughter; she gave it, but then a monster appeared; the hare killed him, brought his daughter to K., he married her; all is well]: Tauscher 1959. No. 63:127-131.

(Wed. Taiwan - Philippines. Spanish borrowing, but with local details. Visayas [the monkey steals the cobs from Juan's field; he puts a figure covered with sticky wax; the monkey thinks it's H. himself, is angry that he is silent, hits the figure, sticks; promises to marry H. the royal daughter, if he lets her go; steals a few coins, borrows a sieve from the king, returns it with coins - her owner measured the money with a sieve; pretends to dig the ground, says to the Burincantadam cannibals, that enemies are coming, everyone will be killed, we must hide; they jump into the well, the monkey throws a stone from above, cleans the palace of bones, frees the prisoners, tells them to answer that their master is H.; the shepherds are the same ; H. gets the princess; the king will amaze his son-in-law with wealth, died of joy; H.'s wife died of grief that she had such a dirty and ugly husband; H. became king, the monkey became the first minister]: Rybkin 1975, No. 99: 241-247).

China - Korea. Namuzi [The rabbit promises the orphan to make him rich; distracts merchants, tells the orphan to pick up the rich clothes they have left behind; buys the youngest of the man's seven daughters with clothes; speaks to the king and his family, that soldiers are coming, tells him to hide in a hole where the orphan puts his spears sticking out; everyone jumps and dies, the orphan goes to the palace; after the birth of his son, the Rabbit pretends to be sick; the orphan finds out that a son should be sacrificed; sharpens a knife; Rabbit explains that he tested his loyalty; everything is fine]: Lakhi 2009 (2): 135-160.

The Balkans. Hungarians: Uther 2004 (1), No. 545B: 316-317; Romanians [the son of the White King did not work and became impoverished; his cat promises to marry him to the daughter of the Green King; on the way he gathered a hundred hungry hares, brought them and said that they were given by his master; then a hundred wolves; the king wants to see a rich man; the cat says that he was attacked by robbers and he is sitting naked under the bridge; the king sends a luxurious outfit and gold carriage; wedding; everyone goes to the groom's house; on the way, the cat tells the shepherds of cows and oxen to answer that they are herding the cattle of the son of the White King, not giants; tells giants to hide in straw, or they will be killed with cannons; sets fire to straw; young people live in the palace of giants]: Bîrlea 1966:438-439; Moldovans [an orphan boy, he has a cat, gave him the name Penesh ("pen"), promises to marry a princess; persuaded a hare to collect 50 birds with one stone to go to the king with a petition; the king believed that the cat himself caught the hares and brought him; the same with foxes; with wolves; leads the boy to the river, puts him under the bridge, throws many hats into the river and garments, tells the king that the army has drowned; the king sends luxurious clothes, gives new troops; at the wedding feast, the cat explains that the groom's clothes were better, so he looks at the new one; when it's time for young people to go home, the cat runs ahead and tells the shepherds and herdsmen that horses and cows do not belong to dragons, but to King Penesh; tells the snakes that the king is coming with guns, let everyone hide in hay, in straw; set fire, snakes died; a year later the cat pretended to be dead, P. ordered the dead meat to be thrown into the swamp; the cat burned down the palace, began to live among wild animals, since then there have been wild cats]: Botezat 1981:138 -146; Greeks [poor Triorrhogas planted three grape seeds and when the grapes were ripe, he was going to harvest them, but found nothing; the harvest was lost for three years in a row, and on the fourth he took a gun and the fox lay in wait; she asked her not to kill, promised to make her king; ran to the Queen and asked her to borrow the measure; she smeared her with honey; the fox admitted that the rich man needed the measure to measure money; led T. palace; said in the palace that the master's horse fell into the river; a luxurious outfit was sent from the palace; the princess was passed off as T.; on the way to the dragon's castle, he tells the shepherds of sheep and cows to answer that they are grazing T.'s herds; The dragon says that an army is coming at him, advises him to hide in the oven; he made a fire, the dragon burned down; after becoming the owner of the castle, T. promises to make a silver coffin for the fox if she dies; the fox decided to check and pretended to be dead; T. ordered her to be taken by the tail and thrown away; after that, the fox told the whole story in the presence of his wife T.]: Legrand 1881:15-20; Gagauz [Nyagu-Sarak is poor; rooster: let's take it for you are a royal daughter; tells you to order a cart of hats, throw them into the river; the rooster explains to the king that the army sent to marry his daughter has drowned; when the National Assembly, his wife and king go back, the rooster ran forward and tells answer the shepherds that they are herding not the cattle of giants, but the cattle of the Nyagu voivode; tells the giants that an army is coming to them, let them hide in a haystack; light a haystack; feast]: Moshkov 1904, No. 41:63-64; Bulgarians [fox steals something from a miller (shepherd, etc.); asks not to kill, promises to marry a princess; comes to the king as a matchmaker from Tumburli Run, Dermenji Bey, etc.; asks for a loan for measure, and when he gives it, there a coin stuck; says that on the way to the palace, its owner almost drowned (he was attacked by robbers), everything is gone, the king sends appropriate clothes; the miller looks around in unusual clothes, the fox gives explanations for this; tells shepherds, reapers, etc. to answer that these are herds, fields of its owner; in the palace, the serpent (self-made, robbers) tells them to hide (into a well, throws a stone from above) or flee; to test the miller's gratitude, the fox pretends to be dead; instead of the promised solemn funeral, the miller orders to throw carrion into the river; the fox shames him and, when he really dies, is buried with honors; or the princess wife orders to put not promised chickens in the bag for the fox, but the dog]: Daskalova-Perkovska et al. 1994, No. 545B: 200-201; Macedonians [the widow's son is strong; played with the prince, hit him, he is covered in blood, ran to complain; the mother tells her son to run; he comes to a cave by the lake, where there are many ducks; prepares firewood for the winter; allows him to overwinter at home, feeds ducks for a fox, a wolf, a bear, an eagle, hare; in the spring, the fox offers to marry him to the princess; the bear and the wolf harnessed themselves to plow; the hare broke through the gate and opened it; the king, his wife and daughter went out to watch the animals plow; the eagle carried it away a princess, brought a widow to her son; the princess was found, but she refused to return; the king sent an army, but an army of animals defeated him; the king asked the witch for help; she asked the princess to shelter her; said that she lived in a clay pot; the princess did not believe it; she climbed into the pot, took the princess with her, the pot flew to the king; but the eagle took her away again; the king agreed to marry the widow's son; everyone came to live in the palace, including animals]: Martin 1955:47-64; Bosnians [a fox steals flour from a poor man, is caught, asks not to kill, promises to marry the king's daughter; tells the king that to his daughter Prince Chistozoloto marries; tells the poor man to lie in the mud, says that the bridge has collapsed, the retinue has drowned, only the princes and she, the fox, have escaped; the king gives new clothes, sends guests to the wedding himself; the fox tells the giants that all God's world has taken up arms against them, they hide in straw, the fox sets fire to it, the giants burn it, the wedding train arrives at their palace; after the feast, Chistozoloto stays with his wife in the palace ]: Golenishchev-Kutuzov 1991:251-257; the Serbs [the fox and the miller agreed: he had her chicken a day, and she would get him a wife; the fox married the princess, saying that the groom was immensely rich; on the way to the wedding the fox told the miller to wait by the river, ran to the king herself and said that the groom had fallen into the water and the clothes were covered in mud; the king's three daughters-in-law immediately offered clothes for their future son-in-law and the fox chose the best one set; after the wedding, she brought young people and guests to Ali Baba's palace, and told him that Vladyka had come to destroy it - let him hide in the oven; the fox stuffed straw there and burned Ali Baba; the guests were delighted palace; the miller promises: if the fox dies, it will be buried with human honors; the fox pretended to be dead, the miller threw it on a pile of manure; the fox ran to the king and told him everything; he took his daughter back, and the miller returned to the mill, but kept giving the fox chicken a day because he was very afraid of her; and when she really died, he buried her as a human]: Eschker 1992, NO. 56:227-229.

Central Europe. Russians (Arkhangelsk, Pskov, Ryazan), Ukrainians (Galicia, Hutsulshchina, Eastern Slovakia, Poltava, etc.), Belarusians [Puss in Boots: Cat (fox) helps the hero - an imaginary master or gentleman with an assumed surname - to marry a princess; persuades shepherds, etc., to pretend to be the hero's servants and get a palace for him from a giant]: SUS 1979, No. 545B: 154; Russians (Arkhangelskaya, recorded on a steamer on the river. Pinega, N. Utkin is from Kemi, 1921) [Gregory Vysota lives in a dirty hut and never washes. The fox promises to marry him a royal daughter, he does not believe it. The fox goes to the king, bows from the GW, asks the measure to weigh the pearls, the king tells the servants to leave some resin on the measure, and the Fox stuck one pearl. He comes to the king again, asks the quadrangle to measure silver, sticks a piece of silver. He returns the quadrangle, brings the king a herd of forest animals from GW, marries GW for the princess, and the king invites GW. The fox finds him a shirt, he washes himself, sits in the bushes by the road, the Fox tells the king that robbers attacked them on the way and took away their property, asks for clothes and a carriage, and the king gives them. The princess falls in love with a washed and elegant GW. After the feast, they go to the groom's house. The fox runs forward and warns the shepherds that the king with thunder and the queen with lightning are coming and will burn them if they say that the land belongs to the Serpent, let them say GW. The fox runs to the house of ZL, warns that a king with thunder and a queen with lightning are coming to him, and advises him to hide in a hollow. The tsar and princess and groom learn from the shepherds on the way that they are passing through the GW lands and coming to the ZL house. The fox suggests burning a tree in which the hollow, the Serpent dies]: Ozarovskaya 2009, No. 29:281-283; Russians (Arkhangelskaya, Ust-Tsilma, a literate, Old Believer Olga Yermolina, tells a lot fairy tales that ridicule the Orthodox Church, 1979) [Fedor Vysokoy catches a fox in his mouth, wants to sell it and marry with the proceeds. Lisa asks her to feel sorry for her and promises to help Fedor. She steals money (from old women in baths), asks the tsar for a measure, measure Fyodor Vysokoy's money, puts coins under the hoops and returns it. In the forest, he calls the wolf to go with her to the king for a feast, who gathers a pack of wolves, and the fox tells the king that Fyodor sends animals as a gift. He also collects 40 foxes and leads to the king. She leads Fedor to marry the tsar, puts him on the ship's bottom, tells the king that their ship has sunk, and only she and Fyodor have escaped. The king gives him festive clothes. He marries the princess, while the fox runs around the lands of Snake Gorynych, warns the shepherds (they herd cows, horses, sheep) that they must tell the tsar that they work on the land of Fyodor Vysoky, otherwise their king will kill. He runs to Snake Gorynych's house, tells his whole family to hide under straw, because the king is following him to kill him. She sets fire to straw and orders her servants to prepare food. She also returns after Fyodor's wedding with the princess, takes them and the tsar to the house of Serpent Gorynych, and on the way, the shepherds inform the tsar that he is traveling through Fyodor's lands. He occupies the Snake's house and becomes the owner]: Karnaukhov 1934, No. 159:327-331; Russians (the North is probably Olonetskaya) [The fox steals chickens from Kuzma; he waited for her, caught her; the Fox promises to make it happy, tells her to fry a chicken for her; tells the Wolf that she feasted with the king; leads forty forty wolves to the king, says that Kuzma Skorobogaty sent him; the same bears; sables and martens; the tsar speaks Lisa, who is ready to give her daughter for the COP; Lisa cut off her bridges, the Constitutional Court fell into the water; Lisa asks the king to send the COP new clothes; rejects the usual one, demands the front door; the Constitutional Court takes his wife home; Fox to the shepherds answer that they herd sheep, cows, horses not Serpent Gorchnych, but CS; otherwise the Tsar Fire and the Lightning Queen go; the ZG says the same, advises to hide in straw, sets fire, ZG dies; the COP and his wife remain in the golden palace of the ZG]: Karnaukhova 1948:135-141; Russians (Vologodskaya) [Stepan Bogaty is poor, his only occupation is to "wander into the forest" for mushrooms. The fox offers to marry him the royal daughter. Lisa Vasilyevna finds a penny, runs to the tsar and asks Stepan Bogaty to "measure copper". He returns the measure by investing a penny in the chip so that the tsar can make sure that Stepan measured copper. It's the same with a silver coin, then a gold coin. The Tsar believes that Stepan is rich and agrees to give him his daughter. The fox tells Stepan to drown the last horse in the swamp, smear himself with mud and go to the wedding like this. He tells the Tsar that ten Stepan's carriages and horses drowned in the swamp. Stepan is washed, dressed in the best dress - he is not used to such clothes, and when asked by the king about S.'s strange behavior, the fox says that he is not used to such worthless clothes. Tsar: I don't have a better one. A wedding. The Tsar asks Stepan twice when they will go to him - he is silent. She consults with the fox, who tells her to invite the king to her place and follow her. He's running ahead. Running past herds of cows, sheep and horses owned by Master Tsygarin, he tells the shepherds to answer the king that this is Stepan's herd. He runs to his master's house, where the lady's name day is celebrated, makes the owners hide in the hollow ("King Thunder and Queen Molonya are coming"). The Tsar, Queen and Stepan come, inspect the estate and go out into the garden. The master and lady hiding in the hollow become stuffy, they start screaming. When asked by the king, the fox says that devils live in the hollow. The tree was burned, Stepan remains the owner of the estate]: Burtsev 1895, No. 24:126-130; Russians (Vologodskaya) [two smart brothers and a third fool take turns guarding the haystack; a fool sees a fox grab hold of a haystack some hay and ran away; for the third time he set a trap; the fox asks her to let go, promises to make her king and marry her lordly daughter; let her call himself not Ivanushka the Fool, but Ivanushka Korolevich; meets a bear; "This is how I am trying for you and looking for you, because the prince of the land here is making a great feast today and wants to see you bears at it"; the bear gathered the bears, the fox brought them to the palace: I.-Korolevich marries and sends animals as a gift; the same with wolves; ("I'm looking for you wolves, but I can't find you; see how I'm trying for you"); with foxes; prince: I. wanted incognito to check if the princess is really so good; went alone with her servant, fell asleep; the robbers killed the servant and robbed him; the prince sent a carriage with clothes for I.; on the way, the fox teaches manners; after the wedding they go to Ivan's kingdom; the fox runs ahead; the cow shepherds answer that they are the Rasim state, and their king is Rigen; the fox orders to answer that they are the Rasim state, subjects of Ivan Korolevich, otherwise he, I., a great hero, will chop them up; Regen advises him to hide, and let the ministers go out to greet I.-Korolevich; he will not be angry and leave; when the guests arrive and feast, the fox tells I. shoot through the hollow; "I think this hollow is in the wrong place; however, I want to see if a bullet falls through it"; the ministers, although they knew, shot through it; then had a few fun months; and the fox lived alone the rest of the time for her services]: Burtsev 1895, No. 45:248-265; Russians (Samara) [the merchant's son is taken as a soldier; writes home that he became an officer; then a general; every time he asks for money; the father came - the son serves as a soldier; he gave the horses he had taken with him to the real general, and asked his son for a wolf ticket; the son and two comrades came to the palace, where the petrified people; they ate, two fell asleep, and the boy started reading a special book; at midnight three black girls in wool came out asking for two more nights to suffer; after the second night they were half white, after the third they were whole white; one of them, the sovereign of this kingdom, took the boy as her husband; one day he went in a carriage to his father, drank everything in the tavern on the way, appeared poor, hired to herd goats; when he drives past the balcony, the guy plays pipe, goats are dancing; his wife came to pick him up, the wedding, but they are poor {then the transition to Kuzma Skorobogaty's story}; "today they were married, and tomorrow they rushed to Tom; and Thomas has neither a stake nor a yard"; the fox said to the merchant that Thomas has five herds and herds ("a horse herd, a horned herd, there is a herd of sheep, and a herd of goose, yes there is a herd of pyrino, and there is a herd of chicken"); in the village where Thomas lived, there lived the Serpent Gorynych and the Snake Gorynovna; "these herds were theirs, and the fox boasted that they were Thomas the Rich"; "the mountain ones are going to mine", and the fox ran to Snake Gorynyvch and Zmeya Gorynovna, told them to clean the house; the Tsar is coming to your house Thunder and Queen Molonya! The king will kill and the Queen will burn!" the fox tells them to climb into a rotten deck; tells the shepherds to say that the herds of Thomas the Rich, otherwise the King will kill and the Queen will burn; when the merchant and his men arrived, the fox advised him to shoot the deck, Thomas's estate got it; after the wedding, a fox comes, asks for a lamb, then a single file; like this every day; Tom let the dog go at her, the fox in the hole; asks his eyes, legs, how they helped her escape; asks tail; "And I dragged across the floor so that the dogs would catch up with the fox and pinch"; the fox gave Serke's tail, who pulled it by the tail and tore it; Thomas the Rich began to live badly and make good money]: Sadovnikov 1884, No. 14:80 -84; Belarusians [Ivan works for three owners for a year, but takes only a penny and throws it into a well; sits under a shock to eat; fox: hello Ivan, Tsar Kopitsky; he shared bread with her bacon; the fox promises to marry him to Thunder's daughter; the fox tells the bears that the Thunder is calling them to the feast; then wolves; hares; Thunder says that King Kpitsky gives him animals; but it's a shame to come himself: the robbers attacked and took everything away; Thunder sends clothes and a wagon; a church appeared above the well where I. threw a penny with the inscription: Ivan, Tsar Kopitsky; after the wedding, the fox runs and tells the shepherds different say that they are herding cattle not by a snake, but by Tsar Kopitsky; the snake says that the Thunder is at war, he is hiding in a hollow, the fox tells them to shoot a tree with a cannon; I. a hundred to reign with Thunder's Daughter]: Romanov 1887, No. 34:222-224; Western Ukrainians (Transcarpathia) [Ivan is a younger brother, sitting on the stove, saved a kitten, the cat grew up, the name is Murlyk; the cat called the owner Ivan Pechevsky; decided to marry; met a hare, said that he would go to a feast with the king; the hare also wants; the cat: if there were a hundred of you; the hare gathered 99 other hares; the cat, taking on a human form, came to the king and said that Mr. IP gave a hundred birds with one stone; then the same with foxes; with wolves; told Ivan to ask his father to give him decent clothes and a stroller; the king should be silent; the cat tells how many cattle the individual entrepreneur has; the princess liked the groom; they go to the groom's house; the cat asked the king to take the army; runs forward tells the shepherds to answer that it is not Iron Woman who is herding cattle, but IP; Baba's castle on her duck's paw and turns; the cat gave the maid gold, even if she answered that the castle Mr. Pechevsky; Baba says that an army is going on, there will be a battle, we must hide in the hollow of a beech tree; he himself tells the army to shoot at the beech tree with cannons; Ivan and his young wife still live there, if they did not die]: Tales Verkhovyna 1970:260-264; Ukrainians (Podolia) [Mr. in the form of mercy was going to marry the manager to his daughter, and he replied that he did not need such a girl for nothing; the pan was going to hang him, but he ran away and sits outside the village in a clay shack; the cat brought him bread and ordered him to write to King Thunder: I will marry your daughter, and send hares as a gift; signature: Tsar Glinsky; the cat carries a letter and says to the hare what is in it Please do not oppress them and let them not be afraid; let the hare go not alone, but with others; the thunder took the hares, and his daughter gave her ring to give to King Glinsky; then the same with foxes and wolves; the cat led Glinsky to the bridge over the river, bought a hat, threw it into the water and told Glinsky to climb into the water; told Grom that Glinsky's army had drowned; the tsar sent new clothes; Glinsky was silent at the feast; the cat explains that he had better clothes; when it was time to go to Glinsky, the cat runs forward, tells the shepherds to answer that it is not the herds of the snake queen that are herding, but the herds of Tsar Glinsky; says to the snake that he took up arms against her Thunder, tells us to hide in the willow; offers Thunder to hit the willow, the snake spilled with resin; the commissioner went to his former lord and explained why he abandoned his daughter; he became a senator himself]: Levchenko 1928, No. 483:329-332; Northern Ukrainians (Chernigov, Nezhinsky U.) [the three brothers began to share, the youngest took one ox; went to sell; the counter says that the ox is nothing, but the horns are superfluous; Ivan broke them off; the other: would tear the skin off his feet; ripped off; legs were extra; in the forest cut off, the ox fell under the birch tree; I.: Oh, damn it, money is under you! took off his skin from the ox, sold it, bought a shovel, began to dig under the birch tree, dug up a treasure; the brothers offered to share, sent I. to the ass for a measure; I. admitted that it was necessary to divide the money; told the brothers; they told the priest stop (until they hide the money); I. killed him; the brothers hid the body in the cellar; they are looking for the priest in vain; at the wake, I. drinks for the priest in the cellar; the brothers managed to put the goat there, and put the priest in under the stove; the brothers share again, I. chose the stove and told it to cover it there, leaving a small hole; the cat jumped there; promised to serve; tells the wolf that he is going to complain to the king; the wolf also wants complain; the cat advises to take 5 other wolves; the cat to the king: Ivan Pechersky sent animals to his fur coats, marries your daughter; the same with bears; the cat tells the king to fix the bridge: tomorrow the individual entrepreneur will go; when the individual entrepreneur will go went, the cat took out his hat, threw it into the water, said that the IP army drowned; the cat pulled out the IP, the king gave him clothes, the IP looks back at his shoulders; the cat: he had the best; they go back, the cat is in front of the ogre, tells hide in the hollow of a pear, otherwise the king goes and kills; the king is told to shoot at a pear; IP lives well with the royal]: Malinka 1902, No. 39:318-322; Eastern Ukrainians (c. 1878, Poltavskaya, Mirgorod) [ After death, the father leaves his sons a mill, a stable and a cat, and the youngest gets a cat. The guy cries, the cat goes to the mill with a bag, puts cabbage leaf in it, lures so hares, brings it as a gift to the king, who gives flour and money in gratitude. The cat regularly brings flour to the owner. The mill owner's brother is not happy with the cat and threatens to kill him. The cat calms the owner, leads him to the river, tells him to undress, jump into the water and shout that he was robbed by robbers. A king and his daughter pass by, and the cat tells how Mr. Zapichansky was robbed, who sent them rabbits as a gift. The princess asks to bring him to the palace, he is dressed up, she marries him]: Rudchenko 1870, No. 6:12-13; Eastern Ukrainians (c. 1878, Mirgorod District, Poltava Gubernia) [A rich man is looking for a shepherd, and promises to pay for the year a crop from the field that can be cultivated in a day. The clerk finds such a guy. He works when he gets paid, asks Mr. to plow and sow melons. The harvest of watermelons and melons is rich, but the guy notices that someone eats his melons and catches a fox at night. He hits her, the fox promises the guy a princess. He tells the king that the serpent intends to conquer his kingdom and marry his daughter, the king and the generals cannot figure out how to cope with the snake, the fox suggests giving the princess for the Kurny King to protect kingdom, the king agrees. The fox tells the guy that he will marry the princess and the snake will defeat if he listens to her. On the way, they meet a snake, that "hoarse spark", the fox says that the Kurny King is going to attack him, points at the guy, advises him to exchange clothes with him and give all his wealth so that the Kurny King is going to attack him I didn't know, the serpent does so, thanks the fox. A guy in a rich outfit comes to the king in a stroller and gets married. Proverb (And I'm buv there..)]: Rudchenko 1870, No. 5:9-11; Slovaks: Uther 2004 (1), No. 545B: 316-317.

Caucasus - Asia Minor. Crimean Tatars [The fox eats the poor shepherd's grapes; he guards the grapes, grabs and beats Lisa; she promises to fulfill his every request; he wants to marry the daughter of the padishah; the fox comes to the padishah on behalf of the rich Besh-Salkim-Bey; he is ready to give his daughter if the groom brings the heads of the seven-headed Azhdaga; fleeing from dogs, the Fox enters the Azhdagi cave; says to what he has taken up arms against him a myriad army, advises them to hide in the oven, sets fire to straw, Azhdaga suffocates from the smoke; the fox tells the shepherd that he will help him get Azhdakhi's heads if he does not throw it away to eat after her death jackals; the shepherd brings heads and skin, marries the daughter of the padishah; a year later, the Fox tests the former shepherd, pretends to be dead; he tells him to throw this carrion away three times; supposedly dead Fox comes to life , the palace disappears, the shepherd has an old hut with a vine]: Useinov 1992, No. 18:236-244; Stavropol Turkmens [Dzhigit made friends with a fox, asks to find him a bride; Lisa began to marry her daughter Khan; he sent people halfway; Lisa stole a hundred hats, threw them into the river, explained that the groom's retinue had drowned; the khan believes he gives new rich clothes; Lisa warns not to hide bread, not to marvel gems; he violates prohibitions, Lisa explains that the owner marvels at such bad clothes, hid bread for dogs; Lisa comes to the village of heroes, says that the khan is coming, they are hiding in straw, her fox sets fire, their property goes to the horseman; the fox pretends to be dead to check the loyalty of the horseman; he orders to throw away the dead meat; the fox runs to the remaining hero, orders to kill the horseman; the horseman, seeing the hero with a fox, shouts to Lisa to lead him faster; the hero is frightened, runs, kills Lisa when he stumbles upon her; the dzhigit threw the fox on the big road, happy with his wife]: Bagriy 1930 (2): 74-77; Abkhazians [ the old couple had a boy named Himkurasa, her parents soon died; Lisa says that his mother fed her chickens; brings a ram, feeds a boy; comes to seven adaus, says that they surrounded by enemies, offers to hide in a haystack, burns, brings A. their clothes and treasures; makes A. prince over people left without a prince; marries him to the daughter of another prince; when the Fox is old, And . disliked her; she pretended to be dead, he threw her into the mud; A.'s wife took care of Lisa; when she left, Lisa said that A. would not live more than a hundred days, and his wife would live long; and so it happened]: Shakryl 1975, No. 3:16-20; Adygs [fairy tale "How a carpenter became a prince", archive]: Aliyeva 2013:527; Ossetians [a poor man named Tsupara has only 7 chickens; a fox comes to live with him, asks him not to be afraid for chickens; promises to marry Aldar's daughter; Aldar asks dowry: a hundred pieces from each breed of animals; in the forest, the fox shouts that war is coming, let the animals run after her, hide in the hole she points; collects animals in Aldara's barn; painted Ts's rags with flowers, from a distance it seems that the clothes shine; on the bridge she pushes into the water, asks Aldar to send new clothes to his son-in-law; in the house, Aldar Ts. looks around himself, fox explains that the groom's own clothes were better; when the young went home, the fox runs to seven waigs, says that troops are coming, asking permission to hide under the straw; waigi themselves they hide, the fox set fire to the straw, the Waigi are burned; the fox drives their mother away, the young settle in their palace; the fox asks C. now to marry the bride for her as well; C. refuses - he has no money for it; the fox tells the Waig mother that a bad man has settled in her palace; the Waig mother does not believe it; the fox offers to put a rope around her neck, leads to C.; that fox: I told you to bring a male, not a female; the mother of the Waigs hit the fox on the ground and ran away]: Dzagurov 1973, No. 24:51-53; Balkarians: Malkonduev 2017:561-564 [the miller has 5-6 sheep; he does not cut them, saves them to pay dowry for his wife; the fox comes every day to visit; insists that the miller slaughter a ram for her every time, promises to marry her; comes to the khan, praises the groom for his daughter; promises to bring the groom with a huge dowry; told him to climb into the river, and she set fire to the bridge herself; told the khan that the bridge had collapsed, people drowned, the goods were gone, only the groom himself escaped; the khan sent the best clothes; the groom did not touch everything looked at his clothes; the fox explains to the bride that he was better, so he is shy of what he was sent to him; the fox told the people accompanying the groom to his house to make noise and shoot; ran to the giants: an army is coming, you will be killed; the giants ran away, the fox stayed with the young; then she came to the giants and said that a cowardly miller lived in their house, whose sheep she had eaten; the main giant went, afraid; the fox told her to hold her tail; the man agreed with his wife; tells him to carry an ax and a knife; the fox: drive him quickly, giants have not been slaughtered for a long time; the giant smeared the fox on the ground, ran away; the giants left and are still walking], 566-570 [from the poor the miller has only 6 chickens; the fox tells her to slaughter one chicken, then the others; then tells her to heat the skewer and scorch it; climbed the hill, all the animals have gathered around; fox: the whole world is burning, I'm having a hard time she ran away, there is only one place where you can hide from the fire; brings the animals to the khan's barn, locks it with a key; asks the khan for his daughter to be her brother's wife; he himself is a man, but in the form of a fox; she said what brought the remnants of the animals; the khan is amazed: if these are remnants, then how many of them are in total; the fox tells the miller to break the bridge, undress, throw everything into the water; fox khan: under the weight of a hundred wagons, the bridge collapsed; khan tells tailors to sew clothes for the groom; Khan is surprised why his son-in-law looks around his clothes; fox: shy, he was much better; a hundred wagons with the bride and goodness, the fox takes nine giants to the castle; the fox giants: the world is burning, we must hide under a shock of straw; the fox set fire to straw; 8 giants burned down, one half-burnt ran; later the miller drove the fox away; she brought the half-burnt giant; the miller to the fox: why are you leading a half-burnt man, not healthy; the giant smeared the fox on the ground and ran away], 630-632 [poor guy Chygyr, he has a mill; the fox steals everything he is given for flour; C. was waiting for her, she promises become his friend; promises to marry the khan's daughter; Khan promises a daughter for 200 wild animals; the fox burned its tail, shouted to the animals that the fire was near, brought 500 heads to the Khan's pen; the khan gave daughter; the fox says that the palace and the property of its owner burned down; the khan made up for everything; then says that all her master's men drowned when the bridge collapsed; wearing Khan's outfit, C. looked around himself, the bride grinned; the fox explains that he had never worn such bad clothes; but C.'s wife is unhappy that he was bald, killed the fox by hitting it with a jug and returned to her father; after that, all C.'s wealth was gone. only one mill left]; Terek Cossacks [the poor man wore out his clothes so much that he settled in the forest like a wild animal; the cat reproaches him, promises to marry his master's daughter; stole cloth, thread, needles, ordered him to sew soldier's hats; told the fox that the fox was waiting for his master for the ball; master: Mr. Pozhalevsky sends a fox as a gift; the master ripped off the fox's skins; the cat sends him wolves, bears, hares in the same way; says that his master asks for the hand of his lordly daughter; the cat tells the owner to throw his hats into the river, and the master says that the bridge has collapsed and the whole army has drowned, one owner has escaped and he is without clothes; the master sends the best; Pozhalevsky liked the lordly daughter; the wedding; they go to the groom, the cat ran forward; the shepherds are told to say that sheep, cows with golden tails, forests, fields are all Pozhalevsky; in the palace he speaks the present Pozhalevsky, that the tsar (already a tsar, not a master} is angry with him, advises him to hide; P. climbed into the hollow of a tree; on the occasion of the wedding, the tsar's soldiers began to shoot cannons and smashed the tree to pieces; the cat stayed with young for a footman]: Baranov 1899, No. 2:200-205; Chechens: Malsagov 1983, No. 49 [Prince Bigaldi went broke; the fox offers him to marry the prince's daughter; asks the prince for a measure, catches mice with it, and before that , how to return it, leaves a silver coin in it: B. is thrown at birds not with stones, but with silver; next time he leaves a ruble: B.'s stove is heated with money; on the way to Prince, the fox pushes B. into the river, calls to help - that's why B. is naked; at a feast he tells you not to climb into the plate with my hands - I'll feed you myself, I'll say that I've been used to it since childhood; B. looks at the palace - it seems lower than mine; on the way back, a fox ahead, then the young, then the prince's people; the fox tells the shepherds of sheep, camels, horses that Gur-Gur is riding; the Sarmak (dragon) lies around the golden palace; the fox: save yourself, jump on the mountains; the Sarmak jumped , hit a rock, knocked out his eye; the young live in the palace, the fox wants to test B.'s loyalty, pretends to be dead; B. tells you to throw the smelly fox on the dung heap; the fox brings Sarmak; B.: this is you talking about Did you speak to this with one eye? I'll bring mine now; Sarmak killed the fox, ran away]: 190-194; Eldarkhanov 1901, No. 6 [after achieving success, Gelag threw away the fox, pretending to be dead; she brings the monster to eat it; G. : Are you driving a monster instead of money? A frightened monster kills Lisa, runs away]: 30-33; Nogais [The fox promises the orphan to marry him the khan's daughter; asks the khan for a scale, returns it with a gold coin, explains that its owner hung gold; the khan agrees to marry him; the fox and the owner steal a bag of hats from the bazaar, throw them into the sea, the khan believes that the matchmakers have drowned, gives the groom rich clothes; when the owner goes with his wife and father-in-law, The fox tells the shepherds and herders to answer that all this belongs to the Khan, whose wealth is innumerable; the Giant says that an army is coming to him, he runs away; the master receives the Giant's wealth; the fox pretends sick, the owner tells her to be thrown away; the offended Fox leaves people, has been avoiding them ever since]: Nogai 1979, No. 9:33-34; (cf. kumyks {Perrault via Russian text} [after the death of the miller, the eldest son received a mill, a middle donkey, a younger cat; the cat asked for boots and a bag, caught a hare, a duck, and brought it to the khan as a gift from Khan Kotov; tells the owner to enter the lake, shout as if he had been robbed, the khan gave clothes, the khan's daughter fell in love with the young man, went to the groom after the wedding; the cat ran in front, told everyone to answer that it was Khan's land of cats; in the palace, a witch, a cat invites her to turn into a mouse, eats her]: Ganiyeva 2011a, No. 107:259-261); Avars [the Fox stole some rags from the miller Vshivy; he wants it kill him, but Lisa promises to marry him to the khan's daughter if he buries her in a fat tail after her death; asks the khan for mera - Bukuchi Khan wants to measure silver; leaves the coin in measure; then gold; then asks daughter; khan gladly agrees; Lisa tells the miller to jump into the river, call for help, supposedly everything has been carried away by water; he is given new vestments; Lisa explains that B. feels awkward because he is used to clothes, strewn with diamonds; the same with food; after the wedding, the miller takes his wife; the fox in front, tells the shepherds to say that they are herding cattle, the horses are not the dragon, but B., otherwise B. will kill them; says to the dragon that the king is coming seven kingdoms, tells him to hide in a haystack, sets it on fire, the dragon dies; the bride and the miller are happy; the fox decides to check if the miller is grateful; pretends to be dead; he says he does not care; his fox accuses; when she really dies, the miller really buries her in a fat tail just in case]: Dirr 1920, No. 12:66-70 (=Saidov, Dalgat 1965:131-137); Lucky [the miller caught a fox stealing his apples, who promises to marry him to the king's daughter; tells the king that his daughter will marry Arabkhan; says that the groom's horse fell from the bridge into the river; the king sends a horse and better clothes; the miller looks at the feast on the sides, Lisa explains that he does not like the palace; the tsar gives A. the throne, the Fox becomes a vizier]: Khalilov 1965, No. 25:42-43 (=Bagriy 1930 (2): 126-127; =Ganiyeva 2011a, No. 108:262-263; =Khalilov, Osmanov 1989:39-40); Dargins [the poor miller sees that the fox is eating his flour; the fox asks him not to kill, promises to marry the padishah's daughter; tells him to come to the river bank undressed - as if wealth has drowned; The padishah believes that the miller is another padishah, sends rich clothes, marries daughters; the young go to her husband's house; the fox tells the shepherds to answer that the herds belong to the padishah traveling with his young wife; Azhdakh's palace tells him that an army is approaching to kill him; Azhdakha and her children run away, the newlyweds occupy the palace]: Aliyeva 2013, No. 54:247-248; the Kyurins [the fox steals pears from the pear king's garden; fell into a trap; asks not to kill, promises to marry the daughter of the king of Lala; borrowed a measure, left a coin in the cracks; the tsar agrees to give her daughter; the fox says that when crossing the river, the groom is all lost; at the feast, he explains that the groom looks around the new dress because his own was better; on the way to the groom's house, he tells him to tie thorns to the tails of animals; tells the divas that the army is coming - out dust is visible; one divas hid in the forest and 6 in an adobe; the fox set it on fire, the divas burned; one day the fox fell ill, the young wife took her by the tail and threw her into the yard; she promises revenge for her ingratitude; She went to bring the diva out of the forest; he is afraid of deception, tells the fox to agree to contact him with a chain; the king of pears: why is there only one diva out of seven? The diva ran, the fox died, his mouth was grinned; the diva first thought she was laughing; the king of pears healed happily]: Lionidze, Sultanov 1892, No. 1:165-167; (cf. Lezgins [the rogue promises poor Khurhur-Ahmed to marry him to the daughter of the padishah; tells the padishah that Khurkhur Padishah sent him to marry; tells HA to pretend that he was robbed by robbers; padishah sends new clothes; at the feast, HA looks at them, the rogue explains that H.-Padishah wants to make sure they are good enough; the young go to her husband's house; the rogue tells the neighboring khan that an army is moving towards him ; khan runs away, HA and his wife settle in his palace]: Aliyeva 2013, No. 53:245); aguly [the miller fed the hungry fox, and she decided to thank him in return; she went to the king twice and asked for a measure to measure gold; each time a gold coin remained in the measure; the king decided that the fox served a rich man; the fox married the king's daughter to the miller; when the king invited the miller to his place, he asked the king's clothes for him on the pretext that the groom's clothes were soaked in the rain; after the wedding, the fox told Azhdaha that the army was going to kill him; Azhdaha ran away, the miller and his wife settled in his house; when the fox came again, the miller asked his wife to drive her out; the fox persuaded Azhdaha to drive the miller out of the house; they joined with a rope, and when Azhdaha was afraid of the miller and ran into the forest, the fox died]: Maysak 2014, No. M29:477; (cf. Lezgins [the rogue suggests that Khurhur-Ahmed marry him to the daughter of the padishah; tells the padishah that Khurhur-padishah asks for his daughter's hand; he sends H. clothes; at the table H. admires her; rogue: he looks at his clothes, wanting to run away, that they are good enough to show the audience that they are not his; the rogue ran to the neighboring khan and told him to escape - an army was coming at him; he saw approaching people, fled; H. and his wife began to live in the khan's house]: Aliyeva 2013, No. 53:245); tatami [Lisa steals pears from the bald garden; asks not to kill, promises to marry her daughter padishah; she marries the "shah of the pear tree" princess; tells the bald man to ask his mother for a gold coin, comes to ask the Shah to measure the money, returns it with a gold coin stuck in the crack; He borrows good clothes from a rich man, washes, dresses up a bald man; at a feast, he explains that the groom eats greedily because he has never seen meat and bones; leads a wedding procession to the Azhdaha Palace; speaks Azhdakha, that seven-headed ajhaha are going to war against him; he and his wife hide in a haystack, the Fox burns him; after the wedding of the bald man, he returns to the forest]: Kukulla 1974, No. 47:295-302; Georgians: Bogoyavlensky 1894a, No. 10 (Imereti) [the fox asks the miller to give her three chickens, promises to marry, takes out good clothes, brings her to the king; the young go home, the fox tells the heroes that a strong king and his entourage are coming, advises hide in the hay, set it on fire, the miller went to the palace; he promises to put it in a golden coffin after the fox dies; the fox pretended to be dead, the miller is going to throw it into the hole; so twice; the fox is all told the king; he executed a fox for deception]: 71-73; Kurdovanidze 1988 (2), No. 75 [grapes are being stolen from a poor miller; he catches Lisa; she promises to make him happy; goes to the king, marries his daughter for" a wealthy man"; leads the miller to the river, tells the king that the groom's money and clothes have drowned; the tsar and princess agree to the wedding; the fox tells the king and his army to follow in the distance and shoot; tells sheep, cow shepherds and wheat threshers to answer that they work for Samtevan Chabukashvili; tells the devas that an army is coming at them, advises them to hide in a haystack, sets him on fire; who comes up The king takes the burning haystack at the palace for a lamp; at the MF feast, the Fox says that all the jewels are intact - only one yakhont has rolled, here it is; everyone is happy]: 25-28; Wardrobe 1894 [fox does the prince is rich; pretends to be dead, the prince ordered him to be thrown away; the fox says that when he really dies, all wealth will disappear; so it happened]: 106-111; Armenians: Epiphany 1892b, No. 13 [ The prince felt sorry for the poor man, the king was going to execute his son, but agreed to expel him; a fox, a wolf, a bear, a kite came to him, began to serve; they stole the princess as his wife; her father sent an old woman in a flying crucian carp ( a large vessel); the fox drove her away, but the prince greeted her; she lured the princess into caras, carried her away; the animals returned her; the tsar came with an army; the animals brought their relatives, destroyed the army, tortured the old woman; The king, who expelled his son, died, the prince returned home with his wife, reigned; the fox decided to see if he appreciated her, pretended to be dead; the king took the body by the tail and threw it away; but when the fox really died, she had a lavish funeral]: 130-140; Tumanyan 1984 [the miller has lost his cheese, he trapped a fox; she asks her not to kill, promises to do good; comes to the king and says that King Chakhchakh has gold, asks for a measure; returning, puts gold into the gap; the same with precious stones; for the third time: the king of CH asks the princess to marry, the king agrees; the fox comes again: the robbers attacked, the king of the HC took refuge in the mill, send clothes so that he could get married; at the table, the king asks why the groom does not eat (he is frightened); the fox: thinks about the lost good; after the wedding, the young leave, the fox runs forward, tells the shepherds to say that the herds are not herding Shah Mara, but Chah Chah, and the king goes to the CMM with an army; the reapers are the same; the fox tells Shah-Mar to hide in a haystack; the miller and his wife occupy his palace, the CMM fled]: 34-40; Azerbaijanis [the fox promises poor Armudan-bek to marry him to the king's daughter; asked the king to measure the vessel - first pennies and then gold, each time leaving one coin as if stuck; the king agrees to marry; the fox tells the herd owners to say that they belong to A.; in the palace of the three divas he tells them that the king is going to war against them, let them hide under a haystack; set fire to the haystack; once pretended to be dead, A. ordered to throw out the carrion; the fox began to reproach A.; when she really died, A. was afraid that it was a hoax again, buried it solemnly]: Bagriy, Zeynally 1935:501-504; Turks [Keloglan ("bald) worked for a miller, Lisa stole flour, he waited for her, she promised to do him good; she came to the padishah of Yemen, offered him to marry his daughter to Chimenji Padishah's son; told K. to throw fez into the river, said that C.'s son's retinue drowned, his clothes were torn, let the padishah send new clothes; K. feels new clothes, Lisa explains that his servants wear them in his palace; tells K . don't look around anymore; the padishah put 300 gold in his pockets of clothes, he scattered them as something insignificant; Lisa tells the Bears that people are coming to them, advises them to hide in the hay, burns them; K. and his wife settle in the Bears house; K. promises Lisa that if she dies, he will order a beautiful coffin; she pretends to be dead, he throws her by the tail out of the house, the tail comes off; the fox reproaches K.; realizing who for she went out, K.'s wife is crying; other foxes laugh at the tailless; she leads them to steal grapes, ties them by the tail so as not to eat too much, calls people; the foxes ran away with their tails cut off; now everything the foxes turned out to be tailless]: Stebleva 1986, No. 13:39-42; Kurds [the fox invites the miller to fraternize, promises to marry him; tells foxes, wolves, birds to go, fly to the palace; when the Sultan's daughter will go out to see if the Simurg bird take it away; the miller got a wife; a month later, the fox lay down at the mill, pretended to be dead, the miller threw him into the water; the fox called him a deceiver]: Jalil et al. 1989, No. 155 : 457-458.

Iran - Central Asia. The Persians (Hamadan, Azerbaijan and possibly other regions) [a grateful fox (he stole flour, but the miller did not kill him) gets a princess for the poor man; for this purpose she dances in her yard, she goes out to look, the bird takes it away; at the head of an army of wild animals, the fox defeats the king's army; drives demons out of the castle; to test man's loyalty, the fox pretended to be dead; he is not going to him mourn; in revenge, the fox informs the princess of her husband's low origin; the man was guilty and everything was settled; when the fox really died, he was mourned according to all the rules]: Marzolph 1984, no.*545:112-113; Wakhans: Grunberg, Steblin-Kamensky 1976, No. 63 (Afghan Wakhan) [a bald miller guards a thief in the vineyard, catches Lisa; she promises to marry him the royal daughter; secretly sweeps the palace with his tail; they catch her, she says that she has come as a matchmaker, the king orders her to be executed, the vizier suggests asking for forty mules loaded with gold; the fox loads the donkeys with garbage, tells the miller to drive them into the river, explains to the king that the donkeys have drowned; asks for clothes to be sent, because the groom's clothes are also gone; in the palace, the miller looks around the new clothes and the palace, Lisa explains that he was better; after the wedding, he orders him to beat the drums and tambourines, says to the one-eyed diva that a terrible dragon is coming; the diva agrees to hide in a haystack, the Fox sets fire to him, the diva's palace goes to the miller; after a while, the Fox pretended to be sick; the miller tells her to be thrown outside; the princess left, the Fox forgave the miller, persuaded the princess to return; ordered herself to be burned after death, the ash turned into a golden ring]: 468-471; Pakhalina 1975, No. 3 (Tashkurgan, 1957) [the fox stole bread from the miller twice; then came to him again and said that she was not the fox that stole it; tried to steal bread again, but the miller noticed it; the fox: "Don't hit me, I'm I will herd cattle"; the miller agreed; the fox grazed the cattle for five years, then ate them; said to the miller: "You did not close the gate tightly enough at the cattle pen, your cattle scattered, the wolves ate them all"; the miller took half of the sheep's carcass and gave half to the fox; told her to eat meat and make him a sheepskin coat; the fox said that she needed flour for cooking; the miller sent it; the fox coated the skin with a dough, then ate it; told the miller that the skin had rotted; he asked her to make a hat; the fox ate the skin intended for this purpose; the miller asked to make mittens; the fox also ate this skin; the miller said that he would kill the fox; the fox promised to marry him to the king's daughter; went to the king; the king wanted to drive her out, but the vizier advised me to ask her for a big dowry; King Lisa: "Consider that I gave you my daughter , just imagine ten red satin horse packs"; the fox collected the rags, loaded it on ten horses, and drove to the river bank; ripped open the packs with a knife, threw them into the river, and began to cry; the king's people came running; the fox: "They promised that we would wait for you on the river bank, and I went to the river bank - there was no one, so all the packs of red satin from my horses fell and ended up in the water, for me This is a very unpleasant lesson, because I brought these ten packs of red satin to the king as dowry for his daughter, and now all these red satin packs in the water, who should I bill?" ; the king admitted that he was responsible for what happened; the fox brought the miller, who married the king's daughter]: 146-149; the Yazgulyam people [the orphan planted grapes, one bunch grew, the fox ate her; her orphan grabbed, she asked not to kill her, promises to make her king; came to the king: give your daughter for the king of the Five Grapes; king: let him bring 5 mountain goats; fox to the goats: the king of the Five bunches surrounded you; goats: what do we need do it? fox: follow me; brought them to the king, said that the king had sent five bunches; the king sent him clothes in response; the orphan dressed up as a groom, the king gave him a daughter; the fox came to the dragon: the king of the Five bunches of you surrounded; the dragon burst in fear; the orphan healed in the dragon's golden house; the fox fell ill, said to the king: give water; former orphan: go drink yourself; fox: you were an orphan in the mill, I married you the royal daughter, made king; fox died]: Edelman 1966, No. 6:195-196; Sarykoltsy (China) [The fox steals pears from three Armytik pears; he smears it with glue; the fox promises to get him the royal daughter; orders to sell him pear trees, buy 400 hats; when she brings the king, throw them into the river; the king believes that Prince A.'s warriors have drowned, but he himself is intact and his father will not attack our kingdom; explains to the king that A. he is surprised at his new clothes and food, because his groom wore these, the rice was oily; the fox runs forward, tells him to say that herds and herds are not witches in the iron fortress, but King A.; the witch has poker legs, hair -broom; Lisa says that an army is moving towards her, advises her to hide under a pile of firewood, burns it; A. and his wife live in the castle; Lisa pretends to be dead; A. says that there is a way; Fox forgives A., leaves, pretends that her lamb is missing, gets the old woman's daughter for him; carries her in a sack, goes down to the well for a drink; the young man catches up, replaces the girl with a dog, the Fox hides from her in a hole; the young man leaves the pumpkin vessel buzzing in the wind, as if the dog is still howling; finally, the Fox finds it out, ties the pumpkins to its tail to collect water; the tail comes off; other foxes ask for a short shake of the mulberries; she climbs a tree on the condition that she will tie the tails of the others; she ate berries, screamed that a dog is approaching, the other foxes ran away, cutting off their tails]: Pakhalina 1966:95-101 (=Grunberg, Steblin-Kamensky 1976, No. 64:471-480); Pashayas [The fox steals the grapes of the miller's son, asks not to shoot at her; the miller drives his son away, he is starving; the fox promises to marry him to the royal daughter; takes him to the bazaar to eat, plants him on a horse, the young man does not know how to ride; the fox tells the king that she has brought him his son-in-law; asks for paintings, takes the horse away from the young man, puts the young man on a canvas, ties him to a horse, tells him to ride, the king is happy that his son-in-law He knows how to ride; he gives his daughter; at the feast the young man has wet his pants, the king gave him rich clothes; they go back, the young man cries, does not know what to do; the fox brings them to the cannibal's palace; says to the one that the army is coming, tells them to hide in a bag; together they beat the cannibal to death; the miller's son remains in the palace with the king's daughter]: Morgenstierne 1944, No. 19:118-122.

Baltoscandia. Norwegians [The cat inherited by the younger brother]: Dasent 1970:295-302; Finns: Konkka 1993 [after the death of her mother, the daughter left her brother a cow and took a cat who promised to herself make her happy; the cat leads her to the castle, tells her to throw her clothes into the river and climb the spruce tree herself; tells the prince that the princess from Cat Castle was robbed by robbers; the ladies of the court dressed a beautiful woman; the cat teaches her to say that the prince's castle is poor and she is standing on golden pillars; the cat noticed that the Queen Mother put peas under the feather bed; then a straw; teaches the girl to say that she could not sleep - under a cobblestone feather bed; a log; when the young go to Cat Castle, the cat runs forward and tells the reapers, the shepherds, to answer that they are the workers of the Cat Castle; in the castle, a sorcerer named Smoked Head asks him become big and then small; ate it like a mouse, turned into a maid; she served young]: 105-110; Salmelainen 1947 [Jussi Juholainen's mother, then Jussi Juholainen's father died; father tells me to go to three traps and bring what she finds alive in them home; two traps are empty, the third is a fox; she invites him to marry, leads to the royal castle, asks the king for a measure so that the owner can try on his gold and silver, brings back, putting small silver and gold coins into the cells; when Yu came to the castle in the evening, the king ordered him to be placed in the best room, bringing the best food and drinks; the fox asks the king to show his sets of clothes - whether they are suitable for the owner; rejects everything but the dress uniform himself, says that the owner wears it on weekdays; gives clothes to Yu, tells him to ask for the princess's hand; after weddings, the king wants to see his son-in-law's palace; the fox says he will go there earlier; on the way he asks loggers, shepherds, horses, cows to say that they do not work for the Caterpillar, but for Yu, otherwise their king will kill; in the courtyard of the castle there is a tree with golden leaves and birds; the fox tells the Caterpillar that the king is going to kill her, she hides in the flax barn, the fox set it on fire; a feast; then another in the king's palace; a fox said goodbye to Yu and disappeared]: 3-8; Karelians, Eastern Sami: Kecskeméti, Paunonen 1974, No. 545B: 231; (cf. Western Sami [a silly man Jusjuvu, another called him to the royal city promised to help; on the way, it tells the loggers, then sheep, cow, horse shepherds to answer that they all serve Jusjuvu; the same says to the king, as if Jusjuvu is an underground king; When Jusjuvu came, he fired the king and allowed him to take only the essentials with him; Jusjuvu began to own everything and rule everyone]: Kohl-Larsen 1982, No. 13:96-99); Danes, Livons, Lithuanians: Uther 2004 (1), No. 545B: 316-317; Latvians [Lazy guy and cat. (Also: the guy doesn't kill the fox, she promises to marry him a princess). The cat lures herds of animals to the king (thunder), saying that they are sent by the cat's master, and marries the princess on his behalf. When the guy goes to the palace, the cat runs in front and reports that his master has been robbed. (The fox throws his hats into the river and says his master's servants have drowned.) After the wedding, the king goes to see his son-in-law's property. The cat runs in front and punishes all shepherds to say that they belong to the cat's master. The cat drives the devils (witches) out of the palace, frightening them with thunder. They hide in a tree (in a haystack of straw), where they burn (also: they are killed by lightning). The cat's master, the lazy guy, gets the palace]: Aris, Medna 1977, No. 545B: 298-299 (version in Grishina 1993:208-213); Lutsie (West 1893) [poor guy, he has a smart cat, promises to marry; went marry the daughter of the Thunder King; hares: trouble, run after me; Thunder: The Ash King marries his daughter, sends hares as a gift; the next day, a fox; then wolves; leads the owner to the Thunder, pushes into the sea, runs to the Thunder: horses and servants drowned, only the owner escaped; Thunder sends clothes; the cat rejects twice: the owner was better; the third time it's okay, good; the cat leaves the feast, runs to hell (tige): trouble, Thunder is coming, that's it will destroy, hide in the oak tree that stands in the meadow; one poor devil swept away, the cat to him: hide even in this bone (luuakonts); Thunder: this bone will not allow life, and an oak tree in the meadow; the thunder destroyed them with lightning; the cat: everything is fine now, you can raise children]: Annom et al. 2018:255-258; Estonians [parents are dead, my son inherited only a cat; he promises to get a wife for the owner; on the way to the Thunder King ( piksekuningas) shouts to the hares that trouble, let them run after him, the hares run, the Cat locks them in the pen, tells the Thunder King that the Ash King (tuhakuningas) marries his daughter, sends hares as a gift; then he also brings foxes and wolves; leading the groom, pushes him into the sea, tells the Thunder King that the whole retinue has drowned, the groom has remained naked; the Thunder King sent clothes, asks why the Ash King looks at her in surprise; the cat replies that his clothes were better; while the wedding is feasting, the Cat runs to Vanahalb Castle, tells him to hide, for the Thunder King is coming; everyone hides in an oak tree, the youngest imp in the broom; the cat says that the broom and oak will not let the young live, the Thunder King breaks them with lightning]: Normann, Lätt 1968:142-144.

Volga - Perm. Kazan Tatars: Zamaletdinov 2008a, No. 9 [the fox promises to marry Salam-Torkhan to the daughter of bay for chicken; takes a measure from the bay - supposedly carry copper, silver, gold ST coins; every time leaves one coin; advises to repair the bridge - the groom will bring a lot of good; buy does not repair; the fox breaks the bridge, pretends that everything has drowned; ST looks at the clothes received from the bay; fox: he is used to the best; tells the shepherds of horses, cows, sheep to say that they are herding ST herds; tells the merchant that an army is coming, tells her to hide in a well, drowns her; ST promises the fox that she will bury her in a gold box; she pretended dead, ST ordered her to be thrown into a hole; the fox reproaches ST, he is ashamed; when she really died, she was buried with honors]: 41-45; Nasyrov, Polyakov 1900 [Lisa promises Salam-Turkhan ("lying on straw") marry him to a princess; asks the king for a measure to measure gold and silver, each time he leaves pieces of metal in measure; the king agrees to give his daughter for ST; Lisa lets ST into the river in a leaky boat, shouts that he is drowning, all his property is gone; the king gives ST luxurious clothes, he keeps his eyes on his clothes, Lisa explains that ST clothes used to be better; ST became the tsar's son-in-law]: 7-9; Yarmukhametov 1957 [the fox wants to eat the poor man's goat, he asks not to do so, the fox promises to marry him; tells the padishah Salomtorkhan that his daughter is marrying Padishah Salomtorkhan; tells the poor man to hold on to the pole of the broken bridge, tells the padishah that the bridge has collapsed, the carriage and all the property are gone; the padishah sends clothes; during the feast, the fox explains that S. therefore looks closely at his shirt that he was better; the young go back, the fox warns tell everyone that these are herds, houses, etc. S.; sets fire to haystacks at night, says that everything has burned down; the padishah settles the young, the fox gets a goat]: 32-36; the Bashkirs [the young man and the fox live together; the fox marries him to the daughter of a rich man; to experience the loyalty of a young man who promised to bury her under the bunk if she died, the fox pretended to be dead; the young man threw her over the fence; the fox kicked him and his wife out of the house; in a version in which the young man helps to marry a cat, there is no motive for revenge]: Khusainova 2014:59-60; Chuvash [Kibeney goes to wander, finds a hut, falls asleep on the stove, frightens the robbers who have come, throwing bricks at them, stays; every day the Fox comes, K. gives her a chicken; the fox brings gold, clothes and jewelry, promises to marry K.; puts on him the clothes he has brought, takes him in a carriage to the king; the king gives him a daughter, young going to K., the Fox warns the forest animals to go out to greet the newlyweds and the king and the queen; reapers, mowers, shepherds reply that the fields and herds are K.; in the palace, the 12-headed serpent tells him that he brought a thousand people for a snack, let him hide in an elm hollow so as not to frighten them; tells the king to arrange an archer competition, shoot an elm tree, the serpent is killed; feast]: Aisin 1993:297-300; marie [fox asks Ivan to feed her, gets two chickens and a rooster, promises to marry the king's daughter; tells the king that the Forest Lord wants his daughter; the king demands a hundred wolves, hares and squirrels; says to wolves (hares, squirrels) that the king invites them to visit; they are locked; the fox stole the wagon, plants I., promises to jump out in the village, everyone will catch it, let I. steal good clothes, expensive harnesses; tells I. to disassemble bridge, hang clothes on stilts; the king believes that the wedding train has drowned; on the way back, the fox tells the shepherds to answer, a hundred herds, herds are not the Snake, but the Forest Lord; in the house, the Serpent tells him to hide in oak hollow; invites the king to break an oak tree for a dispute; he orders to shoot a cannon - oak to chips; I. and his wife and fox stayed in the Snake's house]: Aktsorin 1984:247-253; Mordovians [poor Damai has only a tub oils; the fox steals oil, Damai caught her and began to beat her; the fox promises to marry him the daughter of the Thunder King; Thunder praises the power and wealth of D.; advises to repair bridges, otherwise D. Thunder, on the way, tells the shepherds of geese, turkeys, cows, horses to say that they are herding the herds of not the seven-headed Karyaz, but Damai; she hardly knocked down the Iron Bridge, ordered D. to undress and jump into the river; at the Thunder the fox meticulously chooses clothes for D. instead of the supposedly drowned one; tells Karyaz to hide 7 piles of oak firewood; he notices that he will come to life from the ashes so that the ashes do not dissipate in the wind; the fox Thunder encourages Thunder to burn the wood and then scatter the ashes; asked for a chicken as a reward; instead, D. gave her a bag in which the dogs; the fox untied it, they tore it up]: Yurtov 1883, No. 20:119-135 (approximately the same Anikin 1909: {p.?}) ; Komi [Thomas cuts down a tree, the knot flew into Yome's eye, she made F. lazy; his mother asks not to lie on the stove, but to go dig a hole with a fox; F. dug, a fox caught, asks to let her go, promises reward; tells the wolf that she visited F., ate; leads the wolves to the king, says that it is Thomas's gift; then brings a hundred hares and stoats; asks for a measure that contains a pound of grain, returns it, shoving two or three coins for birch bark; says that Thomas had about a hundred such measures of gold; the king agrees to give his daughter for F.; the fox washed F., cut him naked, put him on a raft; tells the king that the barque drowned along with servants and property; the bride doubts why the groom looks around; fox: he does not like new clothes; after the wedding, the fox warns the shepherd, herding horses, then cows, sheep, to speak that they are herding not Yoma's cattle, but Thomas; tells Yoma to run: the king and his servants go, wants to cut Yome's head; Yoma hides in a haystack, the fox set him on fire, Yoma burned down; F. and his wife began to live in Yoma's house, her spell ended, F. became hardworking again]: Plesovsky 1972:7-11.

Turkestan. Kazakhs [Salakbay is poor, Lisa brings him clothes, promises to get a wife; tells Khan that Padishah's son Salakbay is marrying his daughter; Khan asks for a hundred saigas; Lisa tells saigas that they are being taken war, you can only escape in the khan's courtyard; Khan calls S., Lisa explains that he was attacked by robbers, Khan sends new clothes and entourage; after the wedding, S. takes his wife home; Lisa tells shepherds and shepherds answer that they are Salakbay's sheep, cows, horses, camels; the fox runs into Bai's house, screams that a monster is coming, everyone is running away, all the property goes to Salakbay]: Bosingen 1985:136-138; (cf. The Kazakhs [they wanted to kill Saint Ilyas, he went to the steppe; Lisa promised to bring him his wife if he fed her meat; she brought her and ran away, his wife turned into a prickly caragan]: Potanin 1972, No. 5: 57); Kyrgyz (1951, Tien Shan District; Russian influence undoubtedly) [the poor man put his snares on animals every day; once a fox came across: "If you feed me chicken, I'll make you rich, name I'll give you - Batbayyr (letters. Quickly rich, Skororich)"; the man brought the fox home, gave it a chicken; climbed into the mountains and began to lie; says to the wolf: "Khan arranged that one, I ate meat there, I ate meat there, I got crazy"; if the wolf wants to go too , let him grab thirty or forty more wolves," said the fox. The wolf gathered the wolves; the fox brought them to the khan and said that Batbayyr sent the wolves; the same happened to other foxes and lynxes; the fox asked the khan to weigh the gold; returning the bucket, she threw gold into it the coin; the khan gave B. his daughter; on the way she brought down the bridge, ran to the khan: "Your son-in-law crossed the bridge, suddenly the bridge fell, now your son-in-law is lying in the water. Tell him to deliver clothes to him." After the wedding, the fox rushed along the road, and punished all sheep, cow and horse shepherds to answer that they were Batbayyr's herds; in fact, they belonged to the padishah of snakes; the fox tells the Snake that it was going Khan with a thousand henchmen, wants to find and burn the padishah of snakes, tells him to hide on top of a tree. When B. settled in the palace, he shot the Serpent; the fox also healed for pleasure, overeating chicken]: Kebekova, Tokombaeva 2007:208-209.

Southern Siberia - Mongolia. Siberian Tatars (Tobolsk; from Radlov's collection) [Salamya, the son of a rich man, was orphaned, lay on straw, the fox fed him and decided to marry the princess; borrowed the tsar's silver measure, stole several silver coins, stuck in the cracks; next time gold coins; made ships and everything on them from straw, the fleet sails to the king, the king meets on the shore, the fox sent a storm, straw scattered, S. got ashore naked; the king sent clothes; after the wedding world, the fox ran forward; tells horse, cow, sheep shepherds to say that they are herding the cattle not of seven-headed Elbig, but Tsar S.; running to E., asks to hide her: Tsar S.'s army is coming, burning everything with fire; E. asks to hide him in a well; taught him how to push a huge stone that will close the hole; and remained in the well; treasures and herds went to S.]: Nasyrov, Polyakov 1900:75-79; Altaians: Garf, Kuchiyak 1978 [just like Sadalova; the serpent's kaan climbed into the haystack, the fox burned it]: 100-108; Sadalova 2002, No. 26 [Lisa asks hunter Joskyzek not to kill her, promises to marry Karata-Kaan's daughter; asks the KK to weigh Yo's money; returns it, stuffing a few coins into the cracks; brings an arak, receives the consent of the KK; makes a birch bark horse for Y., smeared with coal, a peony fur coat - from a distance like brocade, it all seems to be drowning at the crossing; the KK sends what is needed, they celebrate that one; Lisa says to Ak-Saal that the KK is going to war against him, let him answer that all the property belongs to Y.; the shepherds say that they are grazing herds, cows, sheep Y.; a 62-coal stone yurt, where they celebrated for 6 years, Y. became kaan]: 249-259; Chelkan residents (recorded during trips made in 1934-1952): Baskakov 1985 (p. Kurmach-Baigol) [dying, the peasant bequeathed a horse to his eldest son, a cow to his middle son, and a cat to the youngest; the cat invited the youngest to follow the bride; he agreed; the cat asked the people working in the field to whom it belongs; they replied: "This is Aza Khan's field, our Aza Khan can turn into any animal, sometimes it can become a horse, if necessary, it can turn into a mouse"; the cat asked the shepherds whose cattle they are they graze; they said that the cattle belonged to Aza-Khan; the cat snuck into the palace, began to praise A.; asked him to become someone; A. took the form of a lion, then a horse and a hare; when A. became a mouse, the cat ate it; even before coming to the palace, the cat and the youngest son took a beautiful girl from the peasant, promising a gold bar in return; after A. was killed, the cat announced to the workers that their khan was now Ochy- Almas; the girl's father came to the palace, the youngest son began to live richly]; (p. Suranash) [the orphan caught a fox; the fox asked him to let him go and promised to thank him; the orphan agreed; the fox came to his house and said that he, an orphan, should take a bride; promised to help; they loaded empty barrels on the arba and went to pick up the bride; on the way, the fox told the orphan to pick kandyk inflorescences; the orphan did it; the fox stuck the inflorescences to his body; then ran forward and gnawed at the supports under bridge; asked the peasant if the bridge was strong; he replied yes; when the arba reached the middle of the bridge, it collapsed; fallen barrels and inflorescences floated on the water; the peasant asked what was swimming there; the fox:" The forty barrels of Araks we were carrying, and the silk clothes of your [future] son-in-law have crept and swam, and your son-in-law is sitting naked under the bridge"; the peasant brought good clothes and put it on the orphan; said:" I will drink my own araku as it was brought by you, I will eat my own food as you brought"; then I brought the orphan into the house; he never wore clothes and therefore looked around himself; the fox to the peasant:" He looks around because the clothes he wears now are worse than what he usually wears"; the farmer brought even better clothes; the fox stuck needles in the orphan's shoulders; when the orphan looked around , pricked his needles; finally stopped looking back; the fox and the orphan took the peasant's daughter and went home; the fox ran forward, came to the snake's nest and said that the golden eagle was flying; the snakes crawled out and crawled into the reeds; the fox set it on fire, the snakes burned; the fox brought the orphan into their hole; it was a beautiful house made of gold; the mother-in-law who came to visit was satisfied; the fox asked the orphan for help and said: "I am not a fox, I am a spirit, you come with me and we will kill my wife together"; when they reached the place where the fox lived, he told the orphan to go into the house and kill his wife; the orphan saw a beautiful woman there, could not kill her and went back; the fox gave him an ax and told the woman to be told that it was her husband's axe; the orphan did so; the woman grabbed an ax and cut her stomach; the orphan went outside and saw two foxes running together; his fox thanked and said that he had now submitted himself to his wife]: 106-108, 129-131; (cf. Kumandins [Russian fairy tale "Kuzma Skorobogaty"]: Baskakov 1972:150-153); Oirats (burguts, p. Buren-Gol) [the fox promises orphan Boroldai that he will bow to her; tells Mangys that Ter-Khan wants to kill him with lightning, he must send him 50 white khadaks; brings them to T., says Bai Boroldai wants marry his daughter; tells Mangys that T. still wants to throw lightning at him; M. sends an army to the sea, it catches Ertene (a kind of magic tablecloth); the fox carries him to T., meets him, takes a wolf with him, a bear, a tiger, a lion - all these are gifts from Boroldai, T. puts animals on a chain; T. takes ertene, feeds everyone; the fox tells M. that he is afraid to beg T. not to throw lightning again; let M. hide in a hole with his family ; tells the shepherds to answer Ter-Khan that all the cattle belong to Boroldai, otherwise T. will kill them; gives the palace to M. I fight; the fox asks T. to throw lightning into the hole where she has "rotten cattle"; eats the dead]: Potanin 1883, No. 111:379-381; Tuvans [Oscus-ool herded Karaty-Khan's herd, the lamb broke his leg, O. is afraid that K. will kill him; Lisa {Dilgizhek, i.e. "Fox"} promises to marry him to Bilig, the daughter of Kurbusta Khan; he rises to heaven on the rainbow, tells Kurbusta Khan that Karaty Khan wants to give his daughter for him; O. bathes the ground in warm water, making him handsome; leads to Kurbustu Khan; says that the groom is wet from the rain, Kurbustu Khan gives him new clothes; Lisa teaches O. to call himself Chichen Tazhi; runs to Karata Khan, says that Kurbustu Khan is angry and will strike with lightning; advises him to hide in a hole with his retinue, fill the entrance with a stone; he tells others that the Khan's new son is O.; he and B. go down, lives well; lightning broke the stone and everyone who hid under it]: Hadahane 1984:18-22; Buryats: Barannikova 2000, No. 28 (Baikal region) [someone is ruining the garden (Russian word), only the youngest of three sons, Bayan Bayama, catches a thief - a fox; she promises to marry the khan's daughter; decorated BB's leaky clothes with flowers, as if rich, led her to the khan, told her to stumble on the bridge; khan's daughters see flowers from a distance, everyone wants for BB married; Khan gave new clothes to replace the supposedly missing one; The fox tells the khan not to be surprised at food and clothes, BB is surprised, Lisa explains that BB is better, richer; Khan requires 5 animals of all kinds; Lisa tells hares, foxes, wolves, bears that the khan drank Arak, everyone wants to see the khan, he puts them in cages; on the way back, the shepherds of sheep, cows, horses Lisa tells them to say that they are not shepherds Shurgalzhan- Khan, and Bayan Bayama, because an invincible enemy is coming to Sh., advises S. himself and his wife to hide in a hole in the underground; Khan father-in-law throws a hot stone on them; the wife of his middle brother named Oër reproaches him, that BB is rich, but he is not, even if he brings the heads and legs of the animals; O. spends the night under a tree, hears a conversation between a magpie and a crow; Kharasgai Khan's daughter fell ill after dropping the ring in the manure with this manure they smeared the wall, we must find it, the girl will recover; the guards themselves stole money from the treasury of Bulzhamur Khan; O. treats the girl, gets money, but wants only two carts of heads and legs; the wife explains that in fact, he wants half a khanate from both khans; he gets them; his older brother Tenegu's wife sends her husband to sell a towel; he "sells" his stump; then shoves gold and silver under the stump, buys it for they have unnecessary things from the merchant; the wife orders the gold to be returned; T. kills the merchant, takes everything, throws his head under the porch; the wife replaces her with the head of a goat; the merchant's son comes, T. asks if his father had horns ; the merchant's son thinks that T. is crazy, leaves]: 103-125; Bardakhanova, Gympilova 2008, No. 29 (Kizhinginsky District of Buryatia) [], 30 (Dzhidinsky District of Buryatia) [], 31 (Mukhorshibirsky District of Buryatia) []: 141-144, 147-149, 151-152; Eliasov 1959 [fox steals potatoes (!) from Khinkhunai's garden; he catches her, she promises to marry him to a princess; she asks Khartagan Khan to weigh the gold; drags him over stones and thorns to see how much he has been worked with, to the bottom of the scale glues gold; the khan agrees to pass off his daughter as X., but wants to see him; the fox attaches flowers and pebbles to X.'s clothes (to make it shine from afar), in the middle of the river tells him to overturn boat; H. receives khan's clothes; the fox feeds the wolf with good food, promises to give more if he brings 99 wolves, locks them in the khan's pen - this is H. sent; as well as 99 bears, hares, roe deer, deer, sables, martens, squirrels; after the wedding, the fox releases the animals, flees to the possession of Anghir Shara-mangathaya; tells the camel shepherds to answer that H.'s cattle are grazing, otherwise an army is coming to their owner; the same herdsmen, shepherds of sheep; says SHM that an army is coming to him, advises him to bury himself in straw; tells the khan that his son-in-law is worried about shulmus, he lives in straw; straw is set on fire, ASH is killed; the fox remains with palace]: 82-88 (=Dugarov 1990:330-335); Potanin 1883, No. 111 (Upper Irkut) [poor Boroldai caught a hare; he tells him not to beat him, the fox will deliver their 40 hares to the king to pass off the princess as a poor man; fox to the king: my son B. was traveling by sea to marry your daughter, a storm arose, the property died; the king asks for 40 roe deer, a bear and a wolf; the fox tells them that a hunter is coming, tells them to hide in the house, locks them; says Khan Tygyn Khan, who is coming, advises him to turn trees; B. comes with his wife and father-in-law; the fox advises to cut down those trees]: 381-382; Mongols: Mikhailov 1962 [after losing his father, the young man was left without property, wanted to shoot a fox, she promises to marry him to Khurmaster Khan's daughter; says that Bayan-bornoy ("accordion" is "rich") wants to take his youngest daughter; that B. is richer than H.; he will give a lion for the bride, a tiger, a panther, a bear; tells the animals that they are invited to the wedding as guests of honor; says H. that B. lost everything at the crossing; H. borrowed clothes; tells the animals to let them confuse them, put them into a cage - then they will not be afraid and invited; and B. will ride a lion; H. in admiration; time B. and his wife go to their place; the fox tells H. and his retinue to go north (the 95-headed mangas rules there Inderme; the fox tells him that another mangas wants to eat everyone - let I. and all his people hide in a hole and pile birch trees on top, wait 21 days; tells his subjects to meet B. - then they will become immortal; in 10 days, B.'s wife hears a noise from the pit; fox: these are dead devils, they must be destroyed; H. hit the hole with thunder and killed everyone who was in it; the fox remained a wise adviser]: 72-77; Potanin 1983 (khalkha) ["as in Potanin 1881:171"]: 381; Egupova 2012 [Mongol Ardyn Ulger, ed. P. Horloo. Ub., 1969:27; a fox asks a poor young man to hide her from hunters; helps her get rich; to get wolfskin, asks for a bell; tells the wolf to sit on the ice at night, an old man will come and will give it; the wolf is primerz, the young man killed him, sold his skin; the wolf wants to compete, the winner will eat the other; the fox offers to squeeze the juice out of the white stone, extract water from the ground, uproot the growing tree; teaches the young man to crush an egg, dig up a tree in advance, bury a vessel of water; the lion ran away in horror, told the tiger, that wolf; the fox tells the young man to say: "Cook the tiger's thigh, the lion's brisket and give it to the wolf ; when the tiger comes, wear his legs"; the tiger ran away, the wolf died trapped; the fox promises to find a wife for the young man; comes on his behalf to Hormust to marry his daughter; H. demands dowry: the four strongest creatures - a tiger, a lion, a snow leopard and a wolf; the fox tells all four that X. divides his property and gives it to everyone; tells X. to prepare an iron tower; leads animals there, supposedly for treasure; says H. that she was going to cook a feast; she came to the 12-headed mangas herself, says that she married Khan Hormusta's dagina; the mangas looks through the spyglass: the bride is really going; the fox: hide in a hole for three days so that the bride would not be afraid; says Hormusta that mangas is hiding in his possessions, H. killed him with lightning; the young man began to live with his daughter H. in the former mangas possessions]: 3-8.

(Wed. Western Siberia. Apparently, a recent Russian borrowing. Mansi [Ohsar-Oika (Fox Man, O.) says the Oika King ("King Man", K.) to go to the king to ask the scales to weigh gold; finds one gold coin, the scales are made like gold, the king is surprised ; the same is to weigh silver and copper; the king is ready to give his daughter for K. if he gives 30 sledges of gold, silver, copper money; the king built a bridge, O. and K. sawed the poles, the sleigh with money fell into the water, O. accused the negligent royal workers, K. got a wife; they sail in a boat past K.'s house, telling people to say that horses, sheep, cows Yalpin-Oika and Yalpin-Ekva are grazing ("The Holy Man and the Sacred Woman" ); nuclear weapons and YE are sitting in a huge house, O. says that Fire is coming, they cannot escape, he took them to the forest, pierced their hearts with a stick, brought K. and his wife into the house; the king arrived, was surprised at the wealth, gave gunpowder, this the remains of nuclear and nuclear weapons were blown up with gunpowder]: Kuzakova 1994:19-25).

Eastern Siberia. Western Evenks (Podkamennaya Tunguska) [the fox promises to marry the poor man to the prince's daughter; orders to decorate the boat with flowers, from a distance it seems like a rich boat; turned the boat upside down; the groom was saved, prince gave him new clothes, he looks at them in surprise; fox: he was better; the prince gave him a daughter and deer]: Suvorov 1956:41-43; Far Eastern Evenks (Sakhalin) [... the fox went to look for a wife for man; the old man is fishing on the river; replies that he has a daughter; the fox orders to give his daughter, otherwise he will dry the river, will not let the fish; the old man's wife agreed to give it back; a daughter was put on one deer, on another they put the clothes, gave it to the fox; the bridle was tied to its tail; the fox came to the man, he praised her; the man and the fox healed together]: Vasilevich 1948:329; Evens [the hare has 10 bunnies; the fox every day demands to give one cub; the hare complains to the eagle; he advises asking the fox to fight the tree first; she butts, its horns of their grass are broken; the fox asks who taught the hare like this answer; when he learns that the eagle grabs him sleeping; the eagle broke the fox's leg, threw it to the island; she cries, the burbot asks what is going on; the fox asks that all the burbot come to the surface, it will count them; believing that she crossed their backs to the shore; asks the old man to give her a ride in a sledge; he asks what the rivers are called; Elementary; Middle; Final; the fox took an ax, went for firewood; threw the ax, ran away; the grocery bag was empty, it had two fox teeth; the old man called birds and four-legged animals, stuffed rotten and moss in his pants, lit it, smoke came through the holes, everyone laughed, the old man recognized the toothless fox, became beat her; she asked not to beat her, promised to marry Kagankan's daughter; entered K.'s yurt, ordered her daughter to be given, otherwise she would not be able to sleep and walk; brought the girl to the old man as his wife; hired herd the old man's deer; when the old man comes to see, the deer has only bones; the old man shouts to his wife to catch the fox by the tail; the fox explains that he asks to tie a piece of fat to her tail; the bear says what is afraid of hazel grouses, the fox is like a crossbow; the bear went in front, the arrow hit his stomach; the fox volunteered to treat, pulled out his intestines, the bear died; once she was caught by a crossbow herself]: Novikova 1987:17-21.

Amur - Sakhalin. Wilta [Buchugdy finds Lisa on the road; she lies that she has broken her leg, asks to put her in a sledge; at rest she goes to buy firewood, during which time Lisa has eaten all the jukola; B. finds her lost tooth; puts frogs and lizards under his arm; comes to the Hares, they shamanize; B. is also shamanite, frogs fall from his armpit, lizards fall out of his armpit, Hares laugh; B. hears Fox laughs; she asks her to let her go, promises to find a wife; tells give his daughter to the fisherman, otherwise the fish will not be caught; the old man gives it, B. gets a wife]: Voskoboynikov, Menovshchikov 1951:371-272; Negidals [Lisa offers a person to help drag a sledge with fish; pretends to break her leg; asks to put it by bags of fish; replies that they have passed the Nachalnaya, Srednyaya, Konechnaya rivers; limping, goes to the taiga for firewood, throws an ax, spoiling him; in a bag a man finds a broken fox tooth; puts small birds and animals in his pants; shamanites in the house of foxes, birds and animals flutter out and jump out; everyone laughs; one Fox covers his mouth; asks the hunter to spare her, promises to bring him a wife; an old man drinks water from an ice-hole, Lisa bends his head to the water; lets him go for promising to give his daughter; brings her to a man]: Khasanova, Pevnov 2003, No. 64:129-131; Orochi [ Davect tells the bird to inflate its fur, she makes excuses why it does not cross the river to him; his older brother turns to him; he hits it, she flies up a tree; his arrow gets stuck; he climbs a tree, sticks to it; Sandunga takes D. out of the trap, brings him home, hangs him over the hearth, goes for firewood; D. tells S.'s little sons to release him; show where their father's spear is; injures his leg, blood flows on the ice; S. licks it, his tongue freezes, D. kills him with a spear; sets fire to Nerp's house, they die, he takes their fish supplies; Lisa asks to take her in a sledge, eats the fish, runs away, hides at the old woman; D. screams like an owl and like a hare, the Fox laughs; asks not to kill her, leads D. to marry the old man's daughter Ka; brings a deer; eats him herself; D. follows in her footsteps; Fox resorts to wife D.: my older brother told me to tie fat salmon to my tail; D. The fox did not catch up]: Aurora, Lebedeva 1966, No. 2:129-130; Nanais [Naiso tells female chum salmon, male chum salmon to sail on the side of the river where he puts nets, caught a lot, prepared two yukola barns for himself and for dogs; the meeting demands jukola, N. went to the barn - it's already empty, the bear ate it; the bear tells us to prepare hay to lay when he kills N.; the fox advises making hay a little man and put it on the window, tell the bear that a crowd of people is coming, let the bear hide in the corner, and then there will be a dialogue: - Naiso, are there traces of my beast here? - Why would an animal come to a person that people kill? - What's in the corner? - Coal. - Take an ax and hit it, if coal, you'll hear a crunch, if there's meat, you'll hear a knock. N. cut the bear, began to eat its meat with the fox; the fox offers to play: put it in a cradle, tie it like a small child, feed it; and then N. will lie in the cradle; the fox tied N., ate everything herself and ran away; N. cries; the mouse gnawed through the ropes, N. gave her a piece of meat; N. loaded a cereal on the sledges, went hunting; towards the fox, asking her to take it instead of a dog; the fox harnessed himself into a sledge; pretended to break her leg , asks to put her on a sledge next to the cereal; in the evening she says that her leg has improved; asks for a knife to cut the herbs for bedding; N. found a knife and the fox ran away; the groats are empty, but in one a fox tooth remained; N. found a ferret, a fox {other}, a hare, put everyone in his bosom, came to the house; animals are camlaat there; bear: N. camlaet well; N. camlaet, sees a fox with a broken tooth; fox: I'll ask your old man's daughter Ka; came to Ka's house, turned into a terrible beast, tells Ka and his wife Ka to give her daughter, brought her to N.; N. lives with his wife]: Medvedev 1992:282-286; Sem, Sem 2020, No. 37 []: 158-164; ( cf. Nanais [the old man says that the cannibal buseu will come, leaves with his wife and grandson; the grandson remembers that he has forgotten a bunch of gold and silver goat grandmothers, returns to fanza; tries quietly take the money away, but the old man grabs his horse by the tail; the boy wakes up in an unfamiliar fanza, the old man tells him not to go far; one day he goes away and finds many teenage boys in the barn; the old man prepares them to work when he marries Jiadankan-fuji, who lives overseas; the boy releases prisoners; the old man sends him for D.; the fox helps him, sables and squirrels fall from the sky; Fox turns into a falcon, lures D.; she agrees to marry a young man if he kills an old man; Lisa gnaws the old man's throat; the young man returns to his parents with two wives - F. and Lisa, who has become a woman]: Shimkevich 1896:119-122).

The Arctic. The Northern Alaska Inupiate [the young man does not know who he is; Lisa comes, rubs her face against the ground, she has a human face; she advises her to go to people; she is the first to come to the village, says that there are many enemies coming; people flee in a hurry, she causes a thaw, then frost; everyone freezes; she finds a rich bride, her father thinks the groom is rich, since he sent Lisa to marry; since then foxes do tricks]: Spencer 1959:395-396.