Yu.E. Berezkin, E.N. Duvakin

Thematic classification and distribution of folklore and mythological motifs by area

Analytical catalogue

Ethnicities and habitats

K176. A man looking for a woman. 11.-.17.19.-.44.

.46.47.-.52.55.-. (.65.) .66.67. (.68.) .74.

A man goes on a journey to find or return a bride or wife.

Comorians, Lenje, Sami, Bambara, Soninke, Tangale, Malgashi, Nubians, Arabs of Sudan, Western Sahara, Libya, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Tuaregs, Berbers Morocco (Fez), Kabila, Spaniards , Catalans, Basques, Portuguese, Ladins, Italians (Ticino, Menton, Veneto, Tuscany, Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria), Sicilians, Sardinians, Corsicans, Maltese, Bretons, French, Germans (Pomerania, Mecklenburg, Baden-Württemberg, Austria), Alsatians, Scots, Arabic written tradition, Palestinians, Arabs of Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Mehri, Aramais, Banks Islands, Aoba, Maewo, Kanaka, Marshall Islands, Nukuoro, Nauru, Ngulu, Palau, Yap, Woleai, Pulo Anna, Ifaluk, Kapingamarangi, Taumako, Tuvalu, Tokelau, Tuamotu, Hawaii, Marquises, Maori, Taku, Tibetans, Mustang, Lepcha, Minyong, Apatani, aka, Lushi, Chins ( Meitei), Mikir, Rengma, Kachin, Shans, Vieta, Ede, Thai Vietnam, Lao, Burmese, Thais, Khmu, Ancient India, Konkani (Goa), Sindhi, Punjabi, Kashmiris, Hindi (Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh) , Nepali, Konkani, Tamils, Sinhales, Baiga, Muria, Maria, Ho, Kondas, Simalur, Murut, Tombonuvo, Minahasa, Dayaki Seas, Bali, Toraja, Loinang, Tidore, Solor, Timor, Tetum, Kalinga Apayao, Callahan, Kankanai, Manobo, Mamanwa, Subanen, Taosug, Visayas, Namuzi, Lisu, Chuan Miao, Meo, Chinese (Gansu, Sichuan, Zhejiang, Manchuria, Guangxi, Jiangsu, Guangdong, Hunan, Shandong, Fujian), Koreans, Ancient Greece, Greeks, Albanians, Serbs, Croats, Slovenes, Bosnians, Hungarians, Moldovans, Bulgarians, Macedonians, Gagauz, Slovaks, Czechs, Luzhitans, Poles, Russians (Arkhangelsk, Pskov, Vologda, Ryazan, Voronezh), Belarusians, Ukrainians (Transcarpathia, Galicia, Poltava), Rumeis, Crimean Tatars, Nogais, Kalmyks, Adygs, Abkhazians, Balkarians, Ossetians, Ingush, Chechens, Nogais, Avars, Lezgins, Armenians, Swans, Megrelians, Georgians, Turks, Azerbaijanis, Kurds, Lurs, Persians, Baluchis, Uzbeks, Tajiks, Yagnobs, Munjan, Shugnans, Bartangs, Ishkashim, Turkmens, Braguis, Burish, Kafirs ( Kati), Scandinavians, Norwegians, Icelanders, Danes, Swedes, Western Sami, Eastern Sami, Finns, Karelians, Veps, Estonians, Latvians, Chuvash, Mari, Mordovians, Udmurts, Kazan Tatars, Bashkirs, Kazakhs, Karakalpaks, Kyrgyz, Yellow Uighurs, Salars, Dungans, Siberian Tatars, Chulym Turks, Altaians, Khakas, Tuvans, South Altai Tuvans, Trans-Baikal Buryats, Darkhats, Khalkha Mongols, Dongsyans, Shirongols, Dagurs, northern Khanty, Nenets, northern (?) Selkups, Western Evenks (Kiren, Podkamenno-Tunguska), Baikal Evenks (Barguzin), Olekminsky, Far Eastern Evenks, Evenks of China, Evenks of China, Evenks, Dolgans, Northeastern Yakuts, Central Yakuts , Nanai, Udege, Orochi, Wilta, Nivhi, Ainu, Japanese, North Ryukyu, Tundra Yukaghirs, Itelmen, Chukchi, Coastal Koryaks, Asian Eskimos, Kodiak, Chugach, Central Yupik, Northern Alaska Inupiat ( Kotzebue, Anaktuvut), copper, netsilic, caribou, igloolik, polar, Eskimos of Baffin Land, Labrador, West Greenland, Koyukon, Tanana, Upper Tanana, Tanana, Tanana, Tanana, Tanana, Tagish, Inner Tlingit, Southern tutchoni, taltan, helmet, tlingit, hyda, tsimshian, bellacula, heiltsuk, quakiutl, nootka, makah, quarry, chilcotin, shuswap, thompson, lillouette, halkomel, sechelt, snohomish, skagit, Puget Sound, comox, quileut, quinolt, cowlitz, upper cowlitz, sanpual, okanagon, kurdalen, klikitat, ne perse, western sachaptin, yakima, lower chinook, wasco, tillamook, alsea, kous, clamate, modoc, western ojibwa, northern Ojibwa, Western Marsh Cree, Steppe Cree, Ojibwa Steppe, Blackfoot, Teton, Arapahoe, Iowa, Osage, Skidi Pawnee, Kiowa-Apache, Alabama, Yokuts, Mountain Miwok, Eastern Pomos, Northern Payutes (Owens Valley etc.), Northern Shoshones, Utah, Yavapai, Havasupai, Valapai, Navajo, Jicarilla, Western Apaches, Chirikahua, Hopi, Zunyi, Cochiti, Acoma, Laguna, Pima, Papago, Tewa (San Juan), Maricopa, Tarahumara, Tepecano, kekchi and mopan, shikuani, guayabero, maquiritare, pemon, cariña Guyana, napo, sekoya, yucuna, maku, (quechua south of Cusco), cachinahua, (cashibo), chiriguano, (camayura), araucana.

Bantu-speaking Africa. Comorians [Alimtru rejects all the brides offered by the mother; brings her own; she is amazed by her beauty, tells the Sultan that he takes her away; A. makes a woman out of an arek palm tree, she comes to life, the mother again tells the Sultan, he picks her up; A. asks the vulture to help, gives food to him and his children; he arrives and returns A.'s amulets; these are the branches of a palm tree that grow out of his wife's body; after the seventh palm tree pierces the roof, the sultan and his entourage die, A. takes his wife]: Haring 2007, No. 97:284-287; Lanje [one of the most popular stories on the Zambezi; when leaving, the chief says: if one of the wives gives birth a boy, he must be thrown away; one gave birth to a boy, put him on a bed in reeds, the old woman promised to take care of him; his mother named him Kalombe, but the old woman named him Mandu; his first cousin Ngoma ("drum") his friends hear his song and try to pull him out of the hole in the anthill, where he hides like a rabbit; they dug it up, brought him to his mother; he came to his father, who is not going to kill him, he gives it to him half of the village, slaves and cattle; he goes to marry the daughter of the rain god; sees an unusual bird, follows her; meets an old woman, sleeps with her; she gives him the feather of this bird; then the pen leads him along the right road, removes dangers and obstacles (excrement; a herd of elephants; a mountain with steep cliffs; buffaloes; snakes), teaches and guides him, completes tasks; he is asked to enter various huts, saying that this is the abode of the daughter of the rain god; they offer the girl herself; the pen repeatedly reports the deception (the girl's mother herself, etc., take her form) and shows the right choice (which mat is the daughter rain god, and which ones are not); he is given wine and food, but these are only transformed father-in-law and mother-in-law, he does not drink or eat; the rain god tells him to get bark from the top of the tree; two other applicants fall, the pen assures that M. will get the bark; after that, the bride is brought for M., but they also want to deceive: the daughter of the rain god is covered in ash and covered with skin, and the maid is wearing jewelry from head to toe; the pen reports everything; the father-in-law tells me to dig the hole so that she can hide M., but he tells the pen to grab his father-in-law, who is forced to let M. go out of the hole; then the same episode when the pen takes his father-in-law hostage, with a tree (must throw M.), with a bunch of dry trees (the father-in-law himself begins to burn, tells the fire to let M. go), with a hammer in the forge; the father-in-law orders to fill the pot with tears, M. asks the other sons-in-law to fill the second pot; the father-in-law must be ordered to the roof did not throw off M.; M. and his wife, servants, cattle, provisions leave; M. gives his feather and wild cat skin to his wife; he goes ahead, she and her companions are lagging behind; the downpour gushes, but M. tells him to be sunny; when almost at the goal, a liar comes out of the forest, takes the form of the daughter of a rain god; M. discovers deception, because the imaginary wife does not have his pen; does not believe that she forgot him while swimming; the liar runs away, M. returns for his wife, she is solemnly received; after 10 days she says that she cannot live here, incest is everywhere, leaves; M. rushes after her, followed by her breaks into the abode of the rain god; stays there; in the Sera version of relatives, if one thunder rattles from one side of the sky and answers from the other, it is the son-in-law claps his hands and his father-in-law claps back]: Torrend 1921, No. 18:97-144.

West Africa. Tangale [a woman comes to marry Daniya; his father, chief, thinks she is too good for him; on the way she asks for water, D. goes down to the well, he is stoned; D. escapes (not it is said how), climbs a tree; the children below say that the chief is preparing the wedding, but the bride is silent; gives her ring, tells the bride to be thrown in a jar of milk; she recognizes the ring; with her retinue comes to tree; D. returns, kills his father]: Jungraithmayr 2002:160-179; himself [all women in the village are missing; the young man brought his wife, fell asleep in the morning, the creature took his wife away; the young man went to look for her; along the way stumbles over a stone, does not pay attention, the stone follows it; the same bees (bit), lion (hit with its paw), hawk (clutched); they come to the forest where Creatures and stolen women live; bees they bite Beings, a stone rolls, presses, a hawk bites, a lion finishes off; a young man takes his wife and other women; walks, leaving helpers where he meets; they do not want wives for themselves, but they demand the right to steal chickens (hawk), goats (lion), bite children (bees), lie under their feet to stumble over (stone); in the village, a young man is given three wives, the rest are dismantled by other men]: Platiel 1984:131-135; bambara [the snake takes the newlywed women, eats it on the seventh day; it cannot be killed: a new one grows in place of the severed head; Ntyi goes to look for his wife; at the lair, the snake N. hears his wife the snake asks what his life consists of; the serpent: there is a wild bull in the forest, there is a roe deer, a guinea fowl in it, a dove in it, an egg in it; a fly will fly out of a crushed egg, sit on me; a lion, a panther, an eagle, a hawk, the fly, the stone are convinced of N.'s fearlessness and patience, join him; they consistently kill the lion, etc., the serpent dies; N. returns his wife, the leader rewards him]: Klipple 1992:126; soninke [the man went to look for a suitable bride; he gave alms to the old man; he taught him to find a tree in the forest, pick three lemons from it, and when he left, he opened one; a girl came out of the first, asked for tobacco and bread , he did not have it, she returned to lemon; the same with the second girl; then the man bought bread and tobacco, the third girl stayed with him; he made them a tree house; she gave birth to a boy and he went home tell her family; Jeannia saw the beauty's reflection in the sea, decided that she was so beautiful, and she was sent to fetch water, broke a jug; for the third time she noticed a beauty in a tree, told her to go down, stuck a pin in the head, the beauty flew away like a bird; Ginnia told the man that beauties from another world change easily - now they are beautiful, tomorrow they are not; when they see the freak, people began to laugh at the man; one day the bird flew in, sat on the child's lap; the father took it, groped for it and took out the needle; the bird became a girl again, and Ginnia died immediately]: Reuss-Nliba, Reuss-Nliba 2018:96-103.

Sudan - East Africa. Nubians [lying in a puddle, a woman gave birth to a donkey from the seed; Ahmed Son of a Donkey (ASO) beats his wife twice a day, who confirms that he is brave; the old woman advises his wife to answer that there are daredevils better; ASO leaves, meets, takes as companions Eared, Glazed, Angry, Inexhaustible (irrigates the beds with his urine); everyone first replies that if he met ASO, he would fraternize with him; the king sprinkles poison, the Eyed takes away the poisoned pieces; the king sets fire to the house, the Inexhaustible floods; the angry almost killed everyone; the king is ready to give his daughter, the ASO only takes a receipt that they are brave; each the queue cooks, the giant eats everything; when it's ASO's turn, he throws him into the fire, the giant disappears into the well; the ASO goes down the rope, the beauty says that the giant's soul is in the chest, the ASO breaks it; twins pick up, share beauty and treasures, cut off the rope; ASO falls into the fifth underworld; there the crocodile closed the river, gives water in exchange for girls; ASO promises to cause ritual scars to the crocodile on the occasion of eating him and the girl, kills; hides with an old woman, leaving a handprint on the princess's thigh; the king finds the hero, tells the eagle to take him upstairs; there is not enough meat, ASO cuts off a piece from his thigh, gives eagle; he puts it back; ASO forgives his brothers, returns to his wife]: Katsnelson 1968:78-94; Sudanese Arabs [Mohammed Othman is the son of the Sultan; he raised him in a closed courtyard, behind him The slave looked after him; when he went out into the world, fell in love with the daughter of the nomads, his father married him; he hit the old woman's jug with a stone; she took revenge by telling his wife's relatives that MO was an idiot; they migrated; his wife wrote to him that in a week she would be given to another; MO bought a dead debtor who was not allowed to be buried; he was given the daughter of the redeemed one; then two roads, MO chose a difficult one; there was a woman who cut off her heads 99 men; Moe fights her, wins, marries her; through a maid, he passes the ring to his first wife, putting it in a jug of water, she returned to him; the Sultan envied that his son has three wives, decided it destroy; but the nomadic daughter knew everything in advance; ordered not to go to her father barefoot (poisoned nails), did not sit on a poisoned chair, not drink coffee from the proposed cup; but then he was blinded and thrown under a tree; two birds say he can be cured by mixing the liver with one another's lungs; he grabs birds, his eyesight returns; he comes when the sultan is preparing a wedding; the robber wife is the first to know he, she cut off the Sultan's head herself; the vizier was torn by camels; the Ministry of Defense became a sultan]: Al-Shahi, Moore 1920, No. 31:151-155; Somalis (recorded in Arabic) [the man took an Arab wife and an Ethiopian slave; both gave birth on the same day, the slave died during childbirth; the husband gave birth to a second child to an Arab woman, said that she gave birth to both; the boys grew up; an old woman came and told the Arab woman that one of them was not her son; offered check: you have to lie naked in front of the house door as if you fell asleep; the son who will cover his mother is real; the son of an Ethiopian woman (SE) told the son of an Arab woman (SA) to cover his mother; he covered it, his mother scratched him to then find out who covered it; the father put the sons to the test; told the mother to say that their father would give them breakfast; said that breakfast was in the stove and hid the lion in the oven; the lion bit SA, who complained to his mother; and SE killed a lion, his father praised him, gave him a sled mare; the Arab woman is offended, asked the old woman to bring poison, put SE in his food; tells her son that today he should eat separately; SE gives food to the cat, which exhaled; next time the mare warns SE that the poisoned needles are placed on 14 steps, you have to jump over them all at once; he jumps over; the old woman advises the woman to pretend to be sick - supposedly will recover by eating the mare's liver; the father tells SE to sell him the mare, he requires a lot of money, a spear and a sword; when the time comes, asks for permission to ride the mare for the last time, he jumps away; planted a tree, SA came to him; SE told him to watch the tree: if it dries up, he is in trouble; he comes to the girl, threatens her father, he has to let SE sleep with his daughter; the light is on the horizon, this is the daughter Sunrise; SE comes to the fortress, reads the Koran, gets inside; the girl says that the demon will eat them; SE teaches you to hide it, explain to the demon what the smell is from the prince who was yesterday; when the demon fell asleep, the girl explains to SE that a demon can only be killed with his own sword when his two small eyes are closed and two big ones are open; hit with his left hand; SE cut off his head; the demon asks to hit him again, SE refuses, the demon dies; SE has been living with Voskhod's daughter for 10 years; while swimming, she lost her hair, the water brought him to the king, he sent an army to bring the owner of the hair, SE killed everyone; the old woman promises to bring king woman; comes disguised as a beggar; his wife does not want to let her in, nor SE insisted; she gave him coffee with poison, he died; the warriors took the woman away; SA saw that the tree had dried up; came to SE's first wife, sleeps at night , turning his back to her; finds SE's body; sees how one raven brought the corpse of another, revived by dipping it in water; revived SE; brothers disguised as dervishes came to SE's wife kidnapper; lured the old woman to a hole covered with leather, threw earth; came to the kitchen, the wife recognized SE; the king invited them to serve as his warriors; gave them weapons, offered to choose horses; SE recognized his mare; they killed the king and his warriors; SE returned his wife and gave his first wife to an Arab son]: Reinish 1900, No. 1:259-277; malgashi [Ifaranimahery to a pregnant woman: if a boy is born, he will be my brother, and if a girl, his wife; born a girl who has grown up; goes to the king, but after learning her story, the king refuses to marry; she goes to another village, another king marries her; I. goes to war; during battle, they throw spears at him immediately die; I. gets a wife and kingdom]: Haring 1982, no. 1.6.56-57:202.

North Africa. Western Sahara [two sisters are married to two brothers; when they leave, they say that if children of different sexes are born, one family should go east and the other west; one sister has a boy Nehry Bugam, they decide to dress him as a girl; NB has grown up, the truth is revealed; NB has grown up, goes looking for his cousin Dayesmus, with him an ostrich, a camel and a horse, a young camel with a camel, a dog and a raven ; snakes pulling the mountains let him pass, the mountains only cut off the tip of the young camel's tail; the NB gives the shepherd a ring to throw into a bowl of milk that the chief's daughter (i.e. D.) will take; the shepherd says that the seven-headed serpent demands girls, the last one is the leader's daughter; the NB tells the snake that he has come to see such a glorious creature, asks for permission to take one of his heads as a keepsake; then the other; the rest cuts off five in battle, hides him under a huge rock; no one else can pick him up, the NB gets D. as his wife; foreign warriors injure the NB, take his wife; animals care for him; he defeats enemies, brings his wife back, the mountains and the snakes skip them again; everything is fine]: Aris, Cladellas 1999:65-73; the Tuaregs [Teschewa always washes her hair in a bowl; her older brother also washes his hair there when he leaves, promises marry anyone who washes her hair in the same bowl, even if it is his mother; T. continues to wash his hair in his bowl; when the brother returns, notices his sister's hair in her, marries her; T. runs away, turns into a bird; (apparently taking on his appearance again), combing his younger brother's grazing cattle; it is found, spotted on a tree, a tree is cut down, M. is placed in the belly of a donkey; the leader's son notices how she leaves the donkey to swim; hides her clothes; returns each item one at a time, takes M. with her; she returns, supposedly for a forgotten piece of jewelry, becomes a donkey again; the chief's son marries donkey, that night goes out as a girl; the leader himself, in the absence of his son, sees T., decides to kill his son; asks him to go down to the well, leaves it there; the son finds his wife's dates in his hair, from a palm tree grows, he crawls out of it; lures his father to a decked well, a fire at the bottom; the father dies]: Casajus 1982:15-17; the Berbers of Morocco (Fez) [the Sultan finally had a son Sidi Mohammed (SM); he imprisoned him in an underground palace, with him a servant to teach him; when his mother accidentally discovered SM, the sultan cut off her head in front of his eyes; after that, SM was able to go out into the city; one day I ran into an old woman; she yelled: I wish you to marry Aruaj bin Ilak! (AI); SM went in search; on the way he bought a young man named Sidi Mohammed Bu Rjilat (BR), whom the local sultan hung by the legs for not wanting to reveal the secrets of magic to him; he promised get AI - let the SM send his father's army back; get the guards drunk, they fell asleep; swapped the lamps at the AI's bedside; sent SM; AI gave him an earring, bracelets from his arm and leg; SM presented them her father; he agrees to marry if SM indicates which cocoon (the closed space where the bride is) - AI; BR suggested; on the way home, BR warns: until they reach his land own efreet, SM must not get off the horse, otherwise his wife will be kidnapped; but he got off his horse as needed, AI disappeared into the air; BR went to efreet, who kidnapped BM; asked the shepherd what he does when she brings sheep; shepherd: I knock on the gate with a stick; the new wife, who was kidnapped by Ifrit, lets me in and lets me out in the morning; BR changed clothes with the shepherd, found AI, told her to find out what life was like efrita; in the middle of the sea, there is a dove on the tree, there are three eggs in its nest; break the first, the efrita will be engulfed by a red flame, the second will be blue, the third will remain only ash; with the help of his efreets, BR obtained eggs; when Ifrit died, the prisoners were sent home; SM, AI and BR go three; two girls cut off the heads of travelers at the bridge; SM cut the bridge with a sword, took one girl for himself, gave the other to BR; now each has two wives; weddings; AI gave birth, and BR's wives fell ill; only the blood of a newborn would cure them; SM sent him to slaughter his son; but it turned out that BR only wanted to test his friend, he had a son himself; but wrote that he needed more blood; SM sent a daughter born to a second wife; friends are happy and have married children]: El Fasi, Dermenghem 1928:151-164; kabila [young man Ahmed accidentally entered the garden of the seven jinnias; gardener hid it, but the jinnias sensed the man; allowed him to enter all rooms of the palace (they contain treasures) except the seventh; he went in, where 7 naked beauties were swimming in the pool; then they put on clothes from feathers flew to heaven; the youngest of the jinnias guessed; said A. that they were the daughters of the king of jinns; advised them to hide the youngest's clothes; gave it for a promise to become his wife; they lived in the jinn's palace for a year; after the birth of the child, they came to live with mother A.; the wife created a beautiful home there; A. went to visit Jinny, giving his mother the key to the place where he hid his feathers; the sultan arranged a party, and A.'s wife too went there to dance; the Sultan's son was delighted; the woman says that if she wore her clothes, it would be even better, but the mother-in-law does not give it; the Sultan's son forced her mother-in-law to return her clothes; taking the child, Jeannia flew away, saying that her husband would be able to find her on Mount Wâk Wâk; A. went in search; the three are arguing over an invisible hat, a bag filled with whatever you want, a baton that hits itself; A. invites them to race, the winner will get things; A. leaves invisible, taking wonderful objects; enters the palace on Mount Wak-Wak invisible; Jinnie's father punished her for her relationship with the mortal: her they are constantly beaten, fed with garbage, prevented from washing; A. puts a baton first on his wife's evil sister, then at her father; he allows his daughter and grandson to eat normally and wash themselves; they run away with A.; the king The genie sends her son to chase; the wife turns herself into a garden, her husband into a gardener, the child into a watermelon; the gardener replies that he has not seen anyone, offers to buy watermelons and melons; next time, a source, water, a water cup on a chain; when the father himself is chased, the fugitives turn into a pomegranate tree with one fruit on it; the father into a knife, cuts a pomegranate with one seed in it; the fruit turns into a bird, it rushes bite a seed; the father is a knife, cuts off the bird's head; but the bird has already become a fish; the father is a fishing line with a hook; once on the shore, the fish became a barley grain; the hook was a rooster, the grain was a fox, twisted the rooster's neck; all is well]: Dermenghem 1945:129-136; kabily (Blida) [Emhammed lives with his mother and brothers; began to steal treasures from the Sultan's treasury; when he discovered a hole, the sultan ordered to put a cauldron with resin there; thief she would fall into it; on this day, E.'s mother advised him to take his younger brother with him - let him also learn how to steal; his brother fell into the resin; E. cut off his head and brought him to his mother; said that if she left today at home crying, he would kill her; the next morning the Sultan ordered the headless body to be crucified and all the inhabitants of the city brought there; E. told her mother to bring a jug of butter with her and drop it; everyone would believe that she was crying because of the missing oil; the sultan tells the adviser to feed the ostrich with pearls and diamonds and lead him to the castle; whoever is used to stealing, if he notices jewelry in the bird's feces, will rush to collect them; E. dressed up as an old woman, went to the castle and woke up the grains; the ostrich began to peck at them, E. lured him, stabbed him and took the jewelry out of his stomach; the adviser offered to send an old woman around the city who will say that the Sultan will pay a lot of money to someone who has ostrich fat (considered a strong medicine); E.'s mother naively replied that she has fat; noticing this, E. killed the old woman and buried the corpse; adviser to the Sultan: arrange a holiday for the people, warning that the old, big and crippled should not come; give everyone wine, their tongues would untie; E. began to talk about his exploits; The Sultan ordered him to shave half his beards to find him; E. took a knife and cut off half his beards to anyone he could; the Sultan ordered everyone to be imprisoned; at this time, the Sultan's son brought the horse to drink, pushing the horse away from the water to the old woman; old woman: it would be better to get the daughter of King Cefretmâge ("The King in Yellow Boots"); the prince demanded that he be released in search of the princess; E. admitted that he was stealing, asked the others to let go; The Sultan did not execute him, but ordered him to accompany his son; on the way, the prince fell asleep, and E. went to explore the surroundings and entered the castle of two gulas; they warned that if the prince wanted to drink, let him ask they are water; the stream was poisoned by the venom of a seven-headed snake; when the prince woke up, E. brought him to the castle; they did not find the guley, and the cellars were full of human and animal bones; when the prince fell asleep again, E. went to the stream and cut off 6 heads of a snake; snake: for the first time such a brave man has come; bring a prince and receive a gift; E. and the prince came to the dungeon; there are two naked beauties; one is a princess, the other is the daughter of his vizier; 7 days ago, someone kidnapped them from the royal garden; leaving the girls, E. and the prince rode on horseback; the old man herds the camels; says that only guli live on; gives a razor, a comb and a mirror; you will get to plates, pick it up, you'll be underground; there's an old man whose eyelashes cover his eyes; he'll ask him to shave - shave it and only then ask questions; spears are always ready; this old man gave a mirror and sent to his older brother; and so he sends seven brothers who need to cut off their eyelashes to the elder; the seventh to the old woman, the mother of all seven; she will take the King in yellow boots to the gates of the city; but do not approach her if she pushes salt and a black dove is flying around her; contact her when the grain is pushing and the white dove flies; lay down on her breasts; E. and the prince did everything, the old woman arranged for They are a feast; says that 90 young men have already been beheaded for asking for the princess's hand; leave my horses and clothes, put on rags; for money, a woman in town agreed to show me the house where she lives princess; entering the sleeping princess, E. put together the chandeliers in the corners and left; so three times; when the princess grabbed his finger, the hair with which Gulya wrapped him turned shining ring; the princess changed it to her magic one; it fulfilled any wishes that were not aimed at harming the princess; they came to the Sultan; he offers difficult tasks; 1) find out what three items are in a bundle inside the chest; E. learned this from the princess: the princess's mother's comb, her marriage contract and the "black skin of the Black Ocean"; 2) holding a bowl of milk in his teeth, climb a palm tree without splashing it; E. told the ring to make the prince complete the task; 3) indicate which of the hundred closed palanquins the bride was in, grab her camel's reins and take her away; thanks to the ring, everything succeeded; Gulya met them as a young girl; when they got out of the dungeon, a cloud carried away the princess; E. turned to the ring, but it was gone; E. went alone in search; camel driver, and then the shepherdess directs him to the Women Thief; overhears how he succumbs to the princess's persuasion to tell him what his life is; in a thread in an ostrich egg in the dungeon where the ghoul king lives; a shepherdess agreed to take him there; after driving the ostrich to the ground, E. stabbed it, broke an egg and burned a thread; the kidnapper burned down with it; hundreds of kidnapped women are happy; E. brought herds to the prince; the magic ring found again, women sent home, prince married the King's daughter in yellow boots]: Desparmet 1912:241-251; kabily: Taos Amrush 1974 [young Sheikh Smain gets three wives, one of them can turn into a black warrior; his father tries to take his wives for himself; an angel and wives give him the magical ability to avoid poison, trap pits; SHS himself tells his father that the silver chain sits his hands; the father puts on a chain, pulls out his eyes, tells him to throw him in the forest; the eagle teaches how to cure blindness with tree leaves; all this time the black man repels the onslaught of the Sultan Father's warriors; the SS brutally executes his father]: 29-49; Grim 1983 [the prince came to the well to drink his horse; the old woman asks to wait until he fills his jug; they quarrel, the old woman orders the prince to bring the Sun Maiden (SD) into the house; the prince has lost his peace; called the old woman to make peace; put her hand in the hot soup: tell me how to find SD; she says that SD is the wife of a black king in the high mountains (but SD herself is white); on the way, the prince sees a man who is being executed; the local king explains that he is a murderer, not the first time he has been tried, but the prince buys him back with four times more gold than his weight; Ali Demmu (that is his name) promises to be a faithful servant; in the city of black people enters the king's bedroom; he sleeps tied to SD (legs, belt and neck); Hell stabbed the king, SD advised him to wear his clothes, they left the palace, came to the prince; Hell ordered hide the SD in a box and do not open it on the way; while he was fetching water, the prince opened the box, the spirit stole the SD; they met a shepherd driving sheep to the sea; AD asks him, the shepherd replies that he serves the one who serves the one who steals brides, brought a new one recently; he lives overseas, you can get there on the back of a black sheep; Hell changed clothes with the shepherd; the shepherd further explains to enter the yard and call a woman to milk the sheep; this time a new wife of the spirit will come out; when SD came out, AD put the sheep head to her; SD is surprised, AD says who he is (pretending) accuses her of running away, SD objects; they agreed to wait until night; the spirit tells SD that he is going to sleep with her that night; SD: then tell me what your life is; on a rock in the sea, a dove is sitting on an egg, in it the life of the spirit; Hell has sailed on a sheep to the rock, took out a dove with an egg, came back, broke the egg; however, there was a second egg inside the dove, so that the spirit did not die, although it lost its strength; AD brought SD to the prince; sent the shepherd to the island, let him take everything treasures of the spirit; Hell with SD and the prince spent the night under a tree; Hell hears two birds talking: a snake will crawl, turn hell into stone; to revive it, the prince must strangle his son over the stone; when the son was born, the prince brought him to the statue and strangled him; Hell came to life; birds: if you rub the child with droppings from our nest, he will come to life; Hell took out the droppings, revived the boy; everyone is happy; Hell remained with the prince and that of him married]: 99-119; Rivière 1882 [Sultan's son Mohamed kills citizens; the old woman promises to save the people; brings jugs to the spring, begins to fill them with acorn shells; M. broke the jugs; the old woman tells him to marry Thithbirth - 70 suitors have already died; M. went on a journey, met a fellow traveler; took off the ring from the cannibal's dead son, showed it to the ruler of the city, who demanded a second one of the same , M. got it; on the way they hear a bird talking; when they arrive at T., M. sings the same song as the bird, says he invented it himself; T. demands a bird; M. brings (the bird flew into the cage itself); Father T. will give his daughter, if 1) M. finds her; the bird indicates M. that she hid under her father's seat; 2) identify T. among 70 identical girls; T.: I will be on a lame horse; after receiving T., M. took her home, giving her companion another woman; the cannibal stole T.; M. came, asked the ogre where his life was; the cannibal% in an egg, in a throat, in a camel, in the sea; M. took out an egg, the cannibal died; M. brought T. to his father's city, who promises a herd who would kill his son; the warrior came to M., blinded him and left him in the desert; the eagle showed leaves that restore sight; the elders denied the Sultan the right to take his son's wife; M. killed his father and reigned]: 187-192; Desparmet 1910 [{long text; the prince's wife is kidnapped by a ghoul; the prince goes in search; but in the end his fiancée's grandfather, who is the master of spirits himself, gives the magic ring, the perfume is brought to the bride and ghoulay; ghouls are thrown into a pit where fire is made}]: 280-305; Algerian Arabs: Belarmi 1990 (eastern Algeria) [the prince has 7 sisters; after his father's death, his uncle invited the prince to lock them in the castle for 7 years; After 7 years, the prince came - the castle was empty, the sisters were kidnapped by cannibals; the prince saw two doves; flying away, one shouted that she was Radia, Radi's daughter, and the other that she was the daughter of Guellidi Lakhdar; if he wants them, let looking for their fathers; the prince went in search, found his 7 sisters; they said that their cannibal husbands would not harm him; cannibals asked their father to help the prince; he points to the mountain on which these girls; one is guarded by the cannibal Salem, the other by Tamtam; the prince married girls, brought them home; the uncle decided to take them away; sent servants to take the prince to the desert; they gave him water in exchange for his eyes; blinded the prince stopped under a tree; vultures descended to the tree; the old vulture talks to the young, who point him to the unfortunate sufferer under the tree; he tells him to lift the stone: under him spring; if you rub your eyes with the leaves of a tree, you will see the light; after picking up leaves, the prince set off; reached the house where the mistress has a wineskin with milk; the prince threw a leaf into milk, it turned into butter; the hostess arranged a feast in honor of such a guest; not knowing that the prince was in front of him, the woman's son says that the prince's uncle is trying to take his wives away; Salem and Tamtam are protecting them; the prince has prepared two wineskins with blood and, pretending to be one of his uncle's warriors, threw them into S. and T.; they understood everything and pretended to fall, covered in blood; when the uncle led his army, S. and T. suddenly jumped up and destroyed everyone; the prince returned his wives]: 63-72; Scelles-Millie 1963 [the prince sees the princess; with the help of the chief of the guard, he entered her; she was married to him; on the way to the prince's city, his wife is kidnapped by Khatafa el'araïs; the healer orders he should go to the sea, sit on a big eagle, he will carry him across 7 seas; on the way he must be fed meat; overseas there is a silver chest, there is a second one in it, an egg in it, hair in it; if his hair is burned, H. will die; during the flight of meat is not enough, the prince cuts off a piece from his thigh; H. has many kidnapped women, they are intoxicated by the smoke of incense burners; the prince extinguishes incense burners, burns his hair, takes his wife, and other kidnapped women sends them to where they were abducted; the bird carries them back across the seas]: 269-277; the Arabs of Libya (Tripoli) [the old man gave the judge 12 apples for his childless wife to eat them and give birth to 12 children; she eats 11 and half of the last, giving birth to another sister; gives birth to 11 normal sons and one half boy; they go to marry 12 daughters of their father's brother; Half warns that they did not go to their uncle, but to the ogre; he covers his wife with red and his daughters with a white veil; the half put red on his daughters and white on his brothers; he also changed the hats of the ogre's brothers and daughters; at night, the ogre's wife kills instead of their daughters' brothers, only the latter wakes up and talks to their mother about it; brothers run away, come to their real uncle; brothers get a bride, Half is the youngest and most beautiful; out of envy, brothers tell him to go down to the well and cut off the rope; the fish gives the scales to call her for help; on the way home, the Half meets the ogre's wife, who brings him to her; he advises the ogre first to fatten him; then asks to invite other cannibals to a feast, remains to cut wood to bake it; asks the cannibal daughter to help, kills her with an ax, runs away, hides in an iron tower; tells the cannibal who ran up to gather all the cannibals - let them bring firewood, cover the tower, it will burn in it; when the tower was hot, the cannibals themselves burned down; and the Half above was unharmed; began to raise the cannibal on with a rope, cut off, the cannibal fell, broke; on the way home, Half met another cannibal; she said that today his wife is being remarried; says she will help for promising to give her first child; put her older brother and his wife on her back, Polovinka, to her wedding; became a scorpion and bit her brother to death; father tells Polovinka that his brothers said he was killed; boy grew up, the cannibal met him, asked him to remind his father of his promise; the boy forgot; then she put a ring on his finger; his mother asked where it came from, he told him everything, his parents sent him to the cannibal; A year later, the father went to visit his son; he says he has found a better father and mother; the cannibal promises that she will not take away her new children from Half]: Stumme 1898, No. 3:93-104; Tunisian Arabs: Al-Aribi 2009 , No. 40 [The prince is handsome, all the young men were jealous of him, the girls did not notice anyone around him but him. He was arrogant and arrogant, the young men decided to get rid of him and came to the old woman. She filled her wineskins with water and placed them around the small lake from which the prince used to water his horse, and began to pray. When the prince arrived and saw that the old woman was praying, he first waited, but then could not stand it, ran into wineskins filled with water and got his horse drunk. Then the old woman mocked him that, they say, who he was, he would never marry a princess with snow-white skin. Then he decided to go looking for this princess to marry her and swore to his parents that he would not return home without her. On the way, he pulled the king of pigs, the king of ants and the king of Ephrites out of the pit. They warned him not to pull the black-headed man out of the hole, but he did not listen to them, he felt sorry for him, and the prince helped him. This man took him to the kingdom of a snow-white princess. Her father gave him a condition: plow a piece of land and plant it with millet and barley, harvest it and separate some grains from the others, all in one night. The prince did everything with the help of the king of pigs and the king of ants. They began to celebrate the wedding, then a man with a black head envied the prince, came to the bride's father and told him that it was not the prince who had completed his task, but the king of pigs and the king of ants, then the king He was angry and ordered that the prince be imprisoned and executed at dawn. Then the prince remembered King Ephrite's hairs that he had left. He asked the guard to throw them into the fire. The king of the Ephrites said that he would stick to the king and only the prince would be able to heal him in exchange for his release and marriage to the princess. The king has agreed to this. When the prince began to pretend to be a cure, he asked Efrit what to do next, who replied through the king's mouth that he should bring a man with a black head and cut his throat when he felt the ephrit drops of his blood, he'll come out of the king's body. That's what they did. The prince married a princess and returned with her to his native kingdom. He realized that you need to be brave and modest, not arrogant] in Korovkin MS; Stimme 1893, No. 4 [the tsar imprisoned Ali's only son with a wet nurse under a glass cap; ordered boneless meat to be fed and with crust bread; once the prince was accidentally brought meat and bone and bread with a crust; he broke glass with his bone, went outside; tells his father to give him freedom; in the city he runs over the townspeople; old woman: what kind of thing are you violent, it would be better to bring Sineddur on the back of a vulture from across the 7 seas; Ali tells us to gather the old women, the last to be brought to say these words; she explains that S. is the princess of spirits in the land of cannibals; Ali goes on a journey, the king tells the son of the vizier Muhammad to go with him; at the fork there is a stone: to the right you will gain, to the left you will lose; they draw lots, Ali goes right, M. to the left; he ate everything, hired to to the bagel seller; Ali rides, greets the hungry giant sitting next to the fallen camel; cuts and roasts meat for him; the giant sends him to his older sister, tells him to fall to her nipple, otherwise she will kill; her 7 cannibal brothers give Ali a hair out of their beards - if burned, they will come to the rescue; heads on stakes on the walls of the city; Ali stays with the elderly; they explain that the princess's grooms are told to disassemble several varieties of grain overnight; no one can, everyone is executed; Ali calls the ogre, who tells the ants to disassemble the grain; Ali got a princess; wants to go further after S.; the first wife teaches how to slaughter a bull by the sea, they will help feed the vultures; the oldest vulture knows the way to S.; carries Ali across 7 seas, who feeds him with stored meat; in the castle there is a beauty who sleeps and is awake three months; Ali wrote a prenuptial agreement, got together with a sleeper; exchanged rings; on the way back, the seventh piece of meat fell, Ali cut off his forearm; on the other side, other vultures say he regurgitate the meat, put Ali back; he takes his first wife and goes home; the Sultan decided to return his daughter and kill Ali; he smashes enemies, the rest are finished off by a summoned cannibal; Ali finds M. in the shop; they they go together; M. invites Ali to go down to the well to get water, cuts off the rope; tells everyone to say that he got the princess; monkeys, male and female, ask to resolve the dispute; Ali advises the male keep the monkey with him and let the gazelle go; the monkeys are happy, they pulled Ali out, he came to his city; S. and his three-year-old son surrounded the city with an army; M. cannot provide evidence of marriage to S.; Ali's wedding with S., his first wife is also with them; the vizier wants to kill his son himself, but Ali forgave M.]: 57-78 (translated to Lebedev 1990, No. 16:80-95); the Arabs of Egypt [dying, the sultan gives three sons three errands; the elder must replace him on the throne; the brothers must give their three sisters to three dervishes; the sons must guard his grave for three nights; only the younger prince guards the grave, kills every night demon; horses and demon equipment are kept by the wet nurse; the sultan will give three daughters to the one who climbs the mound on horseback; the younger prince takes horses and demon equipment, wins three times Ingognito, takes the princesses to the same wet nurse; he and his brothers marry them; at the wedding, the eldest's wife is kidnapped by a demon; with the help of an old man, the young man returns her; the demon comes again, but his brothers kill him]: Nowak 1969, No. 122:136.

Southern Europe. Catalans (also Basques and Spaniards) [the father has three sons; at night someone steals fruits from a wonderful pear as they ripen; the eldest two fall asleep before midnight, ripe the pear disappears; the youngest sees something black picking the pear, runs away, hides in a deep hole; the older brothers try to go down, but immediately ring the bell to be pulled back; the younger goes down, there's an old woman with big fangs; a young man makes her tell her where the pear thief is; kills a black man, frees the princess, sends her upstairs, the brothers throw him; he cuts down an old woman's fang, that turns into a beautiful woman, explains that the exit is through a narrow hole in the distance; the young man returns to his father; there the older brother is going to marry the rescued princess; the youngest marries her himself]: Camarena, Chevalier 1995, No. 301A: 21-23; Portuguese [the hero is powerful; he is the son of a bear from a woman kidnapped by him; he is fed by donkey milk; when he leaves home, he tells him to make an iron a club; he meets and companions heroes with unusual abilities (pulling pine trees, comparing mountains, etc.); they live in a house in the forest, each cooks in turn, the monster defeats the cook and spoils food; when it's his turn, the hero defeats a monster; follows him into a hole in the ground; or someone steals apples from the royal garden; the older brothers fail, the youngest manages to see the kidnapper, he follows him into a hole in the ground; below are three kidnapped princesses; the hero defeats several monsters, uses a rusty sword instead of a new one; the brothers raise the princesses upstairs, leave the hero below; that enlists the help of the spirit whose ear he bit; or flies upstairs in a huge bird, cuts off a piece of his flesh and feeds it; the hero returns to the princesses's scheduled wedding day; they recognize him by the ring etc., or only he can raise a rusty sword; he punishes traitors and marries one of the princesses]: Cardigos 2006, No. 301:56-57; ladins [=Brunold-Bigler, Widmer 2004, No. 33:207-219; son widows go to work; sees 10 winged maidens fly to the lake, take off their wings, start swimming, then fly back to the mountain peaks; next time the young man hid, took the wings of the youngest; she became his wife; he put his wings in a chest and told his mother not to leave the key in the lock; she left it, his wife found wings, flew away, telling her to look for her on a glass mountain; the young man went in search; a young man directs him to the old man; he sent him to his sister Moon to the top of the mountain; the Moon sends the Sun to his older brother; he sends him to his older brother Wind; he gives a ball that rolls towards the glass mountain; The wind lifted the young man up the mountain; there in the house, the mother of the bird girls offers tasks; 1) cut down the forest with a lead ax (the bride tells me to go to bed, the work is done); 2) scoop up the lake with a scoop of holes (the same); 3 ) recognize the bride among her sisters (she tied a red ribbon to her leg); the bride tells her to run, throw three red lice behind one another; each turns into a mountain, one taller than the other; the mother cannot overcome the third mountain, stops persecution; young man brings his wife to him; wedding]: Uffer 1973, No. 44:211-220; ladina [Barba Giatken's younger brother married rich, childless, rich; elder Barba Gionlin has many children and is poor; his son asked his godfather for 2,000 ducats; when asked about bail, he pointed to the crucifixion; with this money he and his uncle went to Turkey to buy fabrics; spent the night in a hotel, someone is threshing all night; this dead man, who owes 500 ducats, will threshing at night until he works; a young man (his name is Gion) paid for him; at another inn he buys him for 500 Dukats to the princess and her maid, who were captured and forced to sing at night; after learning about the senseless expenses, the uncle went home, leaving his nephew in Turkey; he bought goods for 500 ducats, brought them, got rich; one woman worked in a warehouse, the other was his cook; his father overheard that the princess was the one in the warehouse, Gion married her; she had a son Franz Gisep; Gion came by ship to his father-in-law, The King of Amsterdam, told him everything, and on the way back, the chief clerk (Hofschreiber) pushed him into the sea, swallowed him by fish; he asked the princess to marry him, but she asked for a delay for 7 years old; Gion swam out, hired to herd goats; when 7 days were left to the age of 7, the fox told him to hurry - his wife's wedding with the clerk was being prepared; if he gave her half of what he was save up in a year, she will take him immediately to Amsterdam; he hired the kitchen, threw a ring into the princess's omelet; she recognized the ring; Gion came to work for a mason and sprayed the groom's solution; he ordered him to be grabbed; at the wedding table, the king asked what to do with someone else's wife; the groom: tear him apart with horses; Gion opened; a year later, the fox demanded that the baby be separated; Gion grabbed his sword, but the fox stopped him: she was the redeemed dead man, who also became the fish that saved Gion from the sea; (disappeared)]: Uffer 1973, No. 35:131-139; Italians: Andrews 1880 (Menton) [ the merchant's son went on business; saw the debtor's corpse thrown on the road; paid his debts to be buried; the next time he bought two women from Moorish captivity, one of them young and beautiful; she refused to give her name, and her governess Isabel; her father no longer gave money, only lodged his son with his wife and I. in a peasant house; the young man built the ship himself, his wife attached it to the stern his portrait with her son, ordered to sail to Portugal and take the ship ashore aft; the king recognized his daughter, sent ships for her; one of them was the princess's former lover; on the way back, he collided her husband at sea; someone on the boat rescued him; promised to take him to Portugal for promising to split the most precious thing in half; the husband came to his wife's wedding; she so arranged that the liar fiancé flew into the air when set fire to the fireworks; everything is fine, but the stranger asks for half of the dearest; the man wants to cut his son, but the stranger stops his hand and explains that he is the buried dead]: 48-52; Kotrelev 1991 (Abruzzo) [the prince goes to look for a wife white as milk and rosy as blood; the old man gives three grenades, tells him to break it by the stream; each has a naked girl, the first two immediately die of thirst, the third he immediately sprinkles water, she remains alive; he tells her to climb a tree, goes to get her clothes; the filthy sarazink comes to collect water, takes the girl's reflection for her own, breaks the jug, leaves; the hostess scolds her; so twice; on the third, the girl laughed, the sarazinka asks her to go down, she will comb her hair; killed her, injected her with a hairpin in her ear; a drop of blood turned into a dove; sarazinka explains to the prince that while he was walking, the sun and the wind changed her appearance and voice; the prince marries her; the dove bites the crumbs, leaves the cook with golden feathers; he wants to take it to the prince, the sarazink kills her, from a drop of blood a pomegranate tree grows; the dying who ate pomegranates have recovered; the last sarazink pomegranate wants to keep for himself, the prince orders to give it to the woman whose husband is dying; the woman's husband is already dead, she has left the pomegranate herself; returning, she sees that the house has been cleaned; the confessor tells the old woman to see what will happen to the grenade; she finds the girl; the prince recognizes her; the sarazinka herself says to be smeared with resin and burned on squares]: 118-122; Widter et al. 1866, No. 8 (Veneto) [every year a many-headed dragon arrives, demands a girl; the princess's turn; the shepherd has three dogs - Forte, Potente and Ingegnoso; he kills a dragon, cuts off his tongues, promises to return in a year, month and day to marry the princess; the coal miner cut off the dead dragon's head, told the princess to say he saved her; she asks her father to postpone a wedding for a year, a month and a day; a shepherd tells the dogs to get the keys, comes to the wedding, the princess recognizes him, marries a shepherd, the coal miner is executed; one day in the woods, the princess's husband went into the old woman's hut , she turned it into stone; his brother went in search; the princess mistook him for her husband, but he avoided sharing a bed with her; heard a girl say to another: statues are possible revive the old woman with blood; came to the old woman and as soon as she turned away, cut off her head, sprinkled the statues, they, including his brother, came to life]: 128-132; Italians (Tuscany, Basilicata, Calabria), Sicilians: Cirese, Serafini 1975, No. 400:86; Sicilians (Palermo) [{=Gozenbach 1870.1, No. 6:29-30?} ; the poor young man is starving; the Greek promises to support him well, and he will have to work only once a year; once a Greek brought a young man to a steep mountain; stabbed a horse and told him to climb into its skin; the eagle raised his skin together with the young man on the mountain; the young man was supposed to throw stones to the Greek, but when he saw that they were diamonds and gold, he guessed the trap, collected stones and went to look for a place to go down; found a hatch and found himself in the palace of the Sorcerer Savino; he was going to kill and fry the young man: he does this to everyone the Greek sends for jewelry; the young man convinced S. that he had not thrown a single stone to the Greek; then he took him into service: each time to hit each of the 12 horses 99 times with a baton; one of the horses says that they were all human too, but S. bewitched them; let the young man hit the ground with a truncheon so that S. could hear blows, and horses will laugh; the horse says that in the morning 12 turtles fly to the pond, take off their clothes, become girls and swim; you have to hide the most beautiful clothes; the young man did so, ran and ran to his mother's house, the girl after him; the young man warned his mother not to let his daughter-in-law out of the house; but when the young man went to sell the jewelry brought from the mountain, the wife begged his mother-in-law to give her the hidden clothes, put them on and flew away with their necks; the young man went in search; three robbers ask to share the items they stole: an inexhaustible purse, speedboat boots, an invisible cloak; the young man pretends to wants to check if the objects are really like this, takes everything and disappears; finds himself again on the same pond and steals and immediately burns his wife's pigeon clothes; the wife promises to stay with him, but he must To kill a sorcerer and restore their human form to their horses - snatch three hairs from everyone; he does; it turns out that his wife is the daughter of the King of Spain]: Calvino 1980, No. 164:591-594; Sardinians [young man goes in search of the Beauty of the World; his father let him go; he went into the palace; there the old man explains how to get to the beauty: praise the gates that close and open, as well as the stpnki and doors; the young man comes to the king; he promises a daughter if the young man gets (him) the Beauty of the World; the beauty of the world is in the third of the oranges; she stays with the young man because he immediately gave her wine; refuses the king and stays with the young man; the king dies of grief]: Aprile 2000:273; Corsicans [the sorcerer gave the jeweler a diamond ring, ordered, if he did not come for it, to give it to the one who repeated the request three times; young man overheard, received a ring, told him to create a better castle than the royal one; the king married him to his daughter; the sorcerer began to walk, offering new rings to replace the old ones; the wife, not knowing the value of the ring, gave it to the sorcerer ; he moved it and the castle to Elbe Island; the husband goes in search; the King of the Winds, 100 years old, refers to the king of animals, he is 200 years old, he is the king of birds, he is 300 years old; their subjects do not know where Elba Island is; finally , an old eagle flew in, he knew, brought a man, he told his wife to find out where the sorcerer's soul was; there was a barrel in the sea, a dove in the barrel, an egg in the blue; when it was broken, the sorcerer died, the husband and wife took the ring, carried it castle back]: Massignon 1984, No. 73:61-63; Maltese [a sorcerer kidnaps a girl; a young man enters the palace, lights a candle against advice; wax drips on the girl, she disappears; to save her, you have to Kill the sorcerer; three women, one older than the other, guide him to the target; the oldest is the mother of the north wind; after the girl has disappeared, the young man must wear 7 pairs of iron shoes]: Mifsud-Chircop 1978 , No. 425P: 117-118; Maltese (many options; it is difficult to restore specific texts in detail) [someone steals golden apples; the elder, middle princes fall asleep (or for some other reason) I can't grab the thief), the younger one injures a many-headed monster, follows a bloody trail to a cave, a failure, etc.; brothers lower him down on a rope; brothers leave and carry the rope; or companions, not brothers , they throw a rope, but the hero tied a stone in his place just in case; the shepherd tells the hero to jump on a white ram, but he accidentally jumps on a black ram, falls even lower; he feeds the hungry mighty eagle chicks, they explain how to open the heavy iron door; or their grateful mother explains everything; this eagle is the guardian of three girls; one of them tells you to choose the rusty sword to fight with a monster; his body glitters because he eats gold; the eagle takes the hero and the girl to the ground, he feeds and gives her water, cuts off the last piece from his leg, the eagle puts it back; the elder prince wants marry the youngest of the rescued girls; she requires the groom to have a seamless dress, etc. (the hero has it); the king asks the youngest son to punish the elders; they are cooked alive or skinned, used as rug or napkins]: Mifsud-Chircop 1978, No. 301:33-41.

Western Europe. The Bretons [the eel tells a miller named Even that he is the enchanted princess of the Sun; he agrees to spend three nights in an abandoned castle; giants torment him, the princess revives him, gives him gold, arranges marriage; the witch gives E. an apple, he eats, falls asleep along the way; so three times; E. goes to look for the princess; the first hermit has not heard of the Sun Princess; the second calls wolves, but they are she has only been heard; this hermit sends to his older brother, E. goes for a rolling golden ball; the oldest hermit summons birds, the eagle says that the princess marries her son king of Portugal, brings E. (E. feeds the eagle with sheep on the way); E. sits in the way of the wedding procession, the princess recognizes the starry, moonlit, sunny scarves sent to him, asks to sell; E. sells for kisses on the feet and hand; princess announces who her true fiance is; wedding]: Luzel 1995:203-217; French: Cosquin 1886, No. 15 (Lorraine) [three wandering shoemakers walked; the youngest went the middle road, the older two on the sides; the youngest divided the dead lion between the lion, giving it three quarters, the eagle and the ant, which got a quarter; they gave a hair, a feather, a leg so that the young man could turn into any of them; becoming an eagle, the young man flew to the shepherd's hut; he says that the king will give his daughter to free her from the seven-headed monster and giant; the young man entered the princess's room as an ant; she says that the others could not cut off the monster's seventh head, and if not cut it down, the other six grow back; it took the young man 2 hours to cut down one head; the next day, 4 to cut down 2; then 8 cut down 3; then 10 cut down the seventh; the princess taught me to get three eggs out of this head, throw two at the giant, he will die, and one against the wall, a luxurious crew will appear; the princess gave the young man her handkerchief ; they boarded the ship, sailed to the king; the princess's former admirer pushed the young man into the sea, swallowed by a whale; the deceiver made the princess say he saved her; the beggar began to play the violin, whale swam to listen; the beggar promised to play more if the whale showed the prince's head; if to the hips; to the knees; whole; the prince became an eagle, flew away; disguised as a beggar, came to the princess's wedding; she recognized her handkerchief; the deceiver was thrown into the fire with fireworks crackers; the hero's wedding with the princess]: 166-170; Joisten 1991, No. 3.1 (Dauphine) [pregnant wife and husband went to the forest for firewood, the bear took the woman, closed the cave with a stone; a woman gave birth to a son, when he is seven years old, he fell off the stone, he and his mother ran home; the children tease him Jean de l'Ours, Bear, he hits them; tells his father order blacksmiths a 10-ton iron stick, goes wandering; meets, takes as fellow travelers 1) an ax felting trees with one blow (Jean-Woodcutter, Railway), 2) Jean the Fearless (RC); only MJ can climb on a huge tree, you can see an iron castle from it, they break through its wall, eat and drink; the next morning the railway remains to cook, the seven-headed cannibal (Mâgou) comes, hits the railway, the ogre's sister serves him food; the same with JB; MF blows the ogre's heads off, takes his healing ointment; twins find the ogre's sister, learn about three kidnapped princesses, kill his sister; only MF can descend through the leading to the lower world hole (RC and railway tell them to pick them up, it's too hot or cold there); the old woman advises saving the princesses, they are taken upstairs when the MF is raised, the twins cut off the rope; the MF crashed, but healed with ointment cannibal; the old woman says that the cannibal climbed the eagle; MF prepares meat, throws the eagle into its beak while it carries it; the meat is over, he cuts off his buttocks, heals himself with ointment; MF again prepares meat for the eagle, she brings it to the mountain, from where you can see the city with princesses; MF manages to take a seat at the altar instead of the railway, beats him, marries the princess], (Dauphin) 5.1 [orphan boy herds three sheep, the hunter offers to swap for three dogs; their name is Break Iron, Goes Everywhere, Flies Like the Wind; he wanders with them, stops at the shoemaker; there the Seven-Headed Creature is given to be eaten girls, it's the princess's turn; the young man's dogs kill the Creature, the young man cuts off, hides his tongues; promises the princess to return in a year and one day; when he returns, he finds out that the princess marries a shoemaker who declared the winner of the Creature; the young man sends the dog with a note to the princess; shows his tongues, marries a princess, the shoemaker is torn by horses]: 58-64, 78-81; Germans (Pomerania) [young man from year in a year of herding in the forest of pigs; one day I came across a tree, the top of which went into the clouds; climbed for a day, spent the night tied to a thick branch, then reached the fork where the village was; finding out that the tree continues on, got to the castle; there is an enchanted girl: she must live in this castle forever; the young man stayed with her; she warns not to unlock one of the rooms; the young man unlocked, there is a raven nailed to the wall with three nails; asks him to drink; the young man gave a few drops, the nails fell out, the raven flew out the window; the girl says that it was the devil who bewitched her; now he will take her away; in the morning she is gone; The young man came down from the tree and went in search; met a wolf; he gave three hairs to call him for help; the same bear; a lion; a young man comes to the princess; she says that she is being guarded by an old hunter (i.e. that sorcerer); he has a three-legged horse that knows everything and will easily catch up with the fugitives; they run away, the three-legged screams, the sorcerer has come running: are they far away? - Not far away, sit on me and catch up; sorcerer young man: this time I forgive because I gave me water, but next time I'll kill me; the young man teaches the princess: I'll come, get under the bed, and you ask where the sorcerer got it a three-legged stallion; the sorcerer and the princess call each other "daughter" and "dad"; the sorcerer replies that he got a three-legged three-day service; a witch nearby, she tells those who come to herd her foals; who she can, can choose a foal to her liking; sometimes she also lets 12 lambs throw them to 12 wolves to let them through the forest; but she did not give him, the sorcerer, so the wolves caught up with the foal and tore one off leg; whoever fails to herd, head off shoulders and stake; it's time to put around the house for the ninth time; the young man makes the witch a condition that, in addition to the foal, she also gives lambs; the witch gave supplies; the young man drank vodka and fell asleep; when he woke up, he remembered the wolf's hairs; he told him to sit on it, and after catching up with those who had run away, hit them three times, making the sign of the cross; the foals stood up as if dug in; the young man brought them the witch in time; she started beating the foals, but they talked about the wolf; the next day the witch gave the young man more vodka; he woke up later, but called the bear and he brought the foals back; on the third day the witch poured a full flask; the lion brought the foals; the witch had to let the young man choose his foal, who chose the most inconspicuous one; he barely jumps: the witch put the pies in her bag, leaving the foal hungry; the young man gave them to him, he found strength; the young man threw lambs to the wolves; when the sorcerer chased the young man on a three-legged foal, his four-legged did not run away, but advised his foal sister to throw off the sorcerer; she threw him off and the foals trampled him to death; then the princess drove a three-legged and the young man a four-legged one; the wedding; the king died and the young man received the throne; the four-legged tells him to cut off the heads of him and his sister; he did this and the horses became prince and princess; they were bewitched by the same sorcerer; the forest turned into a flourishing country with villages and cities; if the king and his wife did not die, still alive]: Jahn 1891, No. 3:19-29; the Germans (Mecklenburg) [the prince took the servants and went on a journey; when he saw a flock of hungry crows, he ordered a horse to be slaughtered for them; saw an unusual bird on the tree; the horse warns that it will cause trouble, but the prince climbs a tree after her; the bird flew away, and on the fallen feather there is a portrait of the beautiful Clarawinde; the prince goes to look for her; pushed her into the water fish on the shore; pulled a giant out of the quagmire; hired a king in town; once looked at a pen; a local prince came in, saw a portrait, grabbed a pen and said that this woman would be his; the king tells him get K. for his son; the crows he fed brought him to Castle K.; the castle on the island, the bridge across the lake; K. threw the key to the castle into the lakes and told him to get it; the giants moved the castle {not it is quite clear why}, and the young man took the key out of the mouth of that rescued fish; K. promised to marry only the one who would jump from the castle over the water to the shore; both princes jumped, but local K. poured water on death, and the young man is a water of life and beauty; he brought her home, everything is fine]: Bartsch 1878, No. 7:483-486; Germans: Sozonovich 1898 to Tolstoy 1934 [Caesary Geistrbach, early 13th century; lives in the village of Gollenbach Soldier Gerard, honors St. Thomas, gives the poor if asked in Thomas's name; the devil comes under the guise of a wanderer, G. gives him his fur hood for the night, the devil takes his hood away; G. goes to India to honor Thomas; tells his wife to marry , if he does not return in five years; five years later he remembers that tomorrow is the last day; the devil appears, says that he has been punished for the theft, must take G. home; at home G. prevents the wedding]: 510; Hubrich-Messow 1988, No. 2 (Baden-Württemberg) [the king sends three sons into the world; they break up by an oak tree with swords into it; whoever rusts is dead; the youngest goes straight through the forest, meets, does not kill, takes a bear, a wolf, a lion as an assistant; the seven-headed dragon demands sacrifice, it is the turn of the royal daughter; the prince and the beasts kill the dragon; the prince cuts off his tongues, promises the princess to return in a year and a day; the coachman takes the dragon's heads, attributes victory to himself; a year later, the prince returns, the city is preparing for the wedding; the prince shows his tongues, the princess shows the gold chains she tied around the necks of animals; the coachman executed, prince marries a princess]: 7-11; the Alsatians [the father sent his son to work by giving him three lambs; the old man offered to change them to three dogs and a whistle - the forest will be more useful; their names are Stronger than Steel, Attentive, Fast as the Wind; the sound of a whistle will be heard from afar; in the forest, the young man stayed at an old woman's house; 12 robbers came at night, the old woman warned that the guest had dogs; tomorrow she would send him to the forest to get the hare, keep the dogs with her; the robbers rushed at him; he asked permission to climb a tree and read a prayer; the dogs whistled, they tore the robbers, and then old woman; a young man came to a city where mourning; every year a seven-headed dragon is given a girl, it is the turn of the king's daughter; while the dogs held the dragon, the young man cut off his heads, cut off his tongues; promised to return through a year and marry the princess; the deceiver said that he killed the dragons; the young man returns when the wedding is being prepared; the princess recognizes dogs, the young man shows his tongues, marries, inherits the throne; the deceiver torn by four bulls]: Lefftz 2006, No. 13:209-212; Germans (Austria) [the king bequeaths three sons to give their three sisters as the first to ask; they are given to strangers; brothers go in search ; at night, the cloud almost extinguishes the fire twice, and when it is his younger brother's turn, it extinguishes it altogether; he goes to look for the fire, comes to the giants; they tell him to help them get the three royal daughters; young man kills giants one at a time, brothers marry queens; the king does not tell you to take his wife with him: she will be kidnapped immediately by a white knight; the young man leaves with his wife, the white knight takes her away; the young man comes successively to their sisters, they are married to three-, six-, nine-headed dragons; the latter summons animals, only a lame fox knows the way; the kidnapped wife explains that the white knight has a fast horse; you must hire his mother, ask for a bridle and a foal as a reward; on the way, the young man saved the fish, ants, bandaged the fox's leg; the old woman tells three mares to herd three nights; fish, ants, fox help (you need to throw a bridle for three fish, three ants, a basket of three eggs is mares); the young man gets a bridle and a foal; he is weak, tells him to let him get drunk, strong in the morning; the young man takes his wife away (the foal asks if to run like the wind or as a thought); the white knight's horse cannot catch up, throws off the rider; the sisters' husbands have taken human form]: Cerf 1992:183-192; the Scots [three giants were carried to the underworld the king's daughters; to get there, you have to build a ship that moves on water and on land; the widow's eldest son is going to build; the mother asks if I can give him a small bread with a blessing or a large without, he chooses a big one; cuts a tree, Uruisg (mermaid) comes out of the water, asks for bread, the young man does not give; the felled tree is reborn; the same with the middle brother; the younger takes a small loaf, feeds a mermaid, she tells her to come in a year and a day - the ship will be ready; the young man sails on it, takes opivala, eats, rumors; the rumor determines the place under which the giants are underground; they descend; the first giant will give the queen if anyone drinks more than him, the second one eats more; drink and eat, the giants burst; the third requires the young man to spend a year and a day with him; then the young man's companions go upstairs, raise the queens, leave the widow's son below; the giant tells the eagle to pick up the young man; he returns twice, because there is not enough food, you have to wait another year and a day; for the third time a young man cuts off a piece of meat from his leg; on the ground, an eagle blows a whistle to call him; he is hired by a blacksmith; the elder queen demands a golden crown from the blacksmith, as she had when she lived with the giant; a young man summons the eagle, he brings; the same with the second (silver crown), the third sister (copper); the king orders the one who made the crowns to be brought; the servants drag the young man, but bring a pile of stones; then a pile of garbage; For the third time, the servant politely asks the young man to the king; he tells the eagle to bring gold clothes; receives the eldest queen; the companions are hanged]: Campbell 1890, No. 16:244-251.

Western Asia. Arabic written tradition (One Thousand and One Nights): Salye 2010 (2), nights 499-530 [start see H55; further false story; King Taigamus had no sons; stargazers said he had a son will appear only from King Khorasan's daughter; King Khorasan agreed to marry; stargazers predicted misfortunes for his son after 15 years; his name is Janshah; at the age of 15, D. chased the gazelle, the gazelle jumped into the boat, her they were caught, but D. and his servants went by boat to the island at sea; the father sent letters about his son to all the islands; D. went to land on the wrong island to which he sailed; sent half of the servants deep into the island, left in the boat; he was taken to the palace; the island belonged to monkeys; the monkeys sank the boat, made D. king; he ordered his servants to help the monkeys defeat enemies; found a stove with a prophecy: who became the king of the monkeys, will be able to get off the island only by going to a city where there is not a single believer of the true faith; the monkeys chased the prince, but they were destroyed by ants; in the city of infidels, D. was hired to the merchant, received a payment in advance; he was sewn into the donkey's belly and the bird carried the carcass to the nest; precious stones around; D. threw stones to the merchant, and he left without showing how to go down; D. went to look for a way out, came to the palace; the owner forbids opening one door; D. opened and saw three girls in the form of cabbage rolls flying to swim; a year later they flew again; on the advice of the owner of the castle, D. hid the clothes of one of girls; this is Sitt Samsha, she agreed to become the prince's wife, he returned her feather clothes and they flew to the prince's country; Tigamus built a palace for D. and the secondary school; the secondary school smelled her clothes, hidden under the floor of the palace, told D. to look for her in Takni's jewelry fortress and flew away; D. came to a man with whom he already lived, hired the same job, was sewn into a horse's skin; refused to throw her off to the merchant stones from the nest; he came again to the owner of the palace; he does not know about the fortress T.; one of the birds took D. to the king of animals; he called on the animals to ask about T.; the animals do not know; he sends D. to his elder brother; brother does not know, sends to the sorcerer, to whom animals and mountains are subordinate, he called animals and genies; one bird said that he knew where T. took D. there; the king of jinns, i.e. the father of the SS, ordered bring every person to him; wedding; the couple was taken to the kingdom of D.], 778-831 [the Persian praises the jeweler Hasan's products, offers to adopt him, promises to teach him a better craft; mother H. does not trust a stranger; the next morning a stranger makes a gold bar out of copper, H. asks him to teach him how to create gold; this can only be learned in a Persian's house; they go to H.'s house, a Persian drinks him , puts it in a chest, puts money and jewelry in another, sends the chests to the ship; the ship sails away; mother H. builds in a tomb with her son's name and lives in it; H. will be the thousandth killed, if not will betray his faith, but H. refuses to worship the fire, the Persian tortures him while they are on the ship; during the storm, the sailors blame the Persian, they want to kill him, he apologizes to H., the storm subsides; the Persian H. go down to land, ride camels; the Persian sews H. into the camel's skin, the bird lifts its skin up the mountain; there's firewood and human bones; the Persian asks to dump firewood, they are needed for alchemy; H. dumps firewood, the Persian leaves, leaving H. on the mountain; H. rushes into the sea, takes him ashore, where the palace of the enemies of the Persian, there are seven daughters of the genie; H. stays with them; a year later, a Persian appears with a prisoner who is going to be sent to the mountain; H. kills a Persian, throws his head into the fire; frees the prisoner; the girls leave for two months; H. opens the forbidden door; 10 birds arrive; H. hides; birds turn into girls; bathe; H. falls in love with the elder; bird girls fly away; H. withers from love; jeennia comes back, H. talks about everything younger, she promises to help; the elders the jeennias go hunting, the youngest advises H. to hide the feathers of the bird girl; the gennias arrange their wedding; H. dreams of his mother, he goes to her; in case of difficulty, he must hit the Persian drum and camels will take him to the gennias; to mother H.'s house, his wife gives birth to two sons; H. decides to visit Jinny, punishes his mother not to go to town with his wife; his wife violates the ban, goes to the bathhouse, sees her Caliph's slave, tells his wife; she demands that his wife X. calls his wife to her, dresses her up; wife H. says that she has feather clothes, let her mother-in-law give them back; the servant brings clothes, wife X. turns into a bird, takes the children and flies away - let her husband look for her on the Wak Islands; H. goes to the gennias for help; Uncle Jinny takes the horse out of the mountain, gives a letter; on horseback X. reaches the mountain in which the mighty sheikh, gives a letter; he is allowed into the mountain; he is given a new letter and a case with firefighting accessories that can be used to summon the sheikh in case of trouble; H. flies on the back of the efreet, gives a letter to the king; the king explains how to proceed; Hasan is secretly put on the ship; after getting off the ship, H. hides under a bench; at night asks for protection from a warrior girl, she brings him armor; H. mixes with warriors; a warrior girl takes off her clothes, turns out to be an old woman; an old warrior commands an army of women, ready to help; tells how to get to Wak Island; H. goes with an army across the island birds; across the island of animals; across the island of genies; H. describes his wife to the warrior, the old woman recognizes the king's eldest daughter; H. must recognize his wife among other girls; he does not know if the queen is going to cut him head; the old woman intercedes; says that there is not a single woman left in the city but the queen herself; she must also appear to H.; he sees that the queen looks like his wife; she is her sister; queen orders to bring her sister with children; children are brought before their mother; the queen makes sure that the boys are the sons of H.; the queen beats her sister; talks about everything to her husband, the father of the bird girls; the sorcerer's two children they quarrel over a copper stick, which genies and invisible caps obey; H. invites them to race, picks up wonderful objects; invisible, goes to his wife, she is crucified and tied to her hair; H. opens to her children, unties his wife, the old woman opens the gate, the Ifrites give X. three horses; genie sticks defeat the queen's army, she is captured; X.'s wife stands up for her, reconciles; queen with they go to their city as an old woman; on the way they thank the king who put H. on the ship and both sheikhs; the sheikhs ask them to give them a wand and hat for their help; H. and his family visit the jinnias, thanks youngest, returns home]: 64-101, 594-702; Palestinians: Lebedev 1990, No. 19 [the king gives an infertile wife three apples, she gives birth to a son three times; three apple trees grow from seeds; every year the wind tears off their petals; the eldest sons Raid and Zaid guard, flee from the cloud; the younger Said shoots, follows a bloody trail to the well, descends; the kidnapped princess Dumia explains that a sleeping wounded giant can only be killed with his sword; S. kills; D. gives his dress and ring, tells him to sit on a white ram; S. sends D. and treasures upstairs; when they see D., R. and Z. throw a rope; S. accidentally sat on a black ram, entered the seventh lower world; kills a snake that tried to kill piglets; the pig promises to take S. upstairs if he prepares 40 rams and 40 wineskins of water; the water is closed by an evil spirit efreet, gives for girls; S. kills and., saves the princess; the pig takes S. to the ground; he puts lamb on his head, is hired as an apprentice; R. became king, expelled Z., is preparing a wedding with D.; that demands to make a ring, clothes; S.-apprentice gives them to the owner, D. recognizes them; during the wedding, the elephant trampled R., S. killed the elephant (and the bear), D. recognized him, he reigned]: 109-117; Muhawi, Kanaana 1989, No. 3 [a man has two sons from his beloved wife, one from an unloved one; someone steals sheep every night, sons guard from his beloved, fall asleep; chews melon seeds from an unloved one, sees a ghoul (evil spirit) takes the sheep to the well and, pushing the stone away, goes down; in the morning he asks his brothers and father to help move the stone, goes down the belt (the brothers refused to go down); below there are three kidnapped girls, the youngest says that the hum sleeps when his eyes are red; tells the hum that he brought the smell of man with him; the young man cuts off the rumble, the girls are raised; the younger father wants himself, cuts off his belt; the young man finds a way out of the dungeon; the youngest girl agrees to marry the boy's father if he brings the same bracelet as hers; in the dungeon she gave the pair bracelet to a young man; he shows it, kills his father with a sword, marries]: 62-65; Syrian Arabs [the prince dreams of a beautiful woman, leaves in search; hardly persuaded the captain to take him across the sea; there the woman tears off the leaves as soon as she tears off someone she dies; sends her sister to her sister, she sews dresses as soon as she sews it, a child is born; teaches that a beautiful woman in an orange must be cut, but immediately let her drink water; the prince took three orange; when I cut the first two, I forgot to cook water, the girls disappeared; the third time I got a beauty; left her on a tree above the stream, went to my father's palace to buy clothes; the maid saw reflection, at first decided that she was so beautiful; then asked the beauty to get down, stabbed her, she flew away as a bird, the maid took her place; the father says that the bride is evil and ugly, the son does not believe; the bird began to fly to the bedroom, the imaginary wife broke the glass, cut off the bird's head, and an orange tree grew out of drops of blood in the garden; when the prince cut the third orange, the beauty reappeared; to the maid beheaded]: Kuhr 1993:33-34; Palestinians [the king has eldest sons Ahmed and Mohammed and younger Khalil; the king wants them to marry; sons go on a journey; on the way, H. kills the monster and a seven-headed snake; H. sees a beautiful woman on the roof from a distance; comes to the city; this is the youngest of the king's three daughters; H. kills four guards, enters the princess's chambers and kisses her; confesses to the king that he killed monsters and kissed his daughter; the vizier advises to agree to give his daughters to the princes, but for the youngest, let H. get a crown of gems from the jeweler Mahmud; H. comes to the green plain, there is a tree, he kills a snake that is going to devour the eagle's chicks; the eagle brings it to M.; it is the brother of the monster and the seven-headed snake, but 40 times stronger; I agree to give a crown if H. gets Aika, the daughter of the sorceress Lahhuj; the eagle flew to A.; she turned her into stone, and H. bewitched her half; but regretted and disgraced both; asked her to be released from L.; they flee, taking the castle with them, L. pursues; A. created behind her the sea, L. drank it; L. cut the glass mountain; extinguished the mountain of fire;; A. gave H. a firesword, he killed L. with it; they flew to M., H. and killed him, took all the necklaces; now the king asks cross the sea; the eagle turned into a horse and H. rode across the sea as if by land; got a princess; after the wedding, everyone said goodbye to the king, but H. did not, because of this, the wife cries; H. returned to say goodbye, and at this time, a Jew took his wife; H. went in search; the shepherd became his companion; they killed the camel, H. climbed into his skin, and the Jew believed that the shepherd was with the shepherd; the shepherd lured the Jew out of the house; at this time H. I learned from a girl (not his wife) kidnapped by a Jew that a Jew's life was outside his body; asked him to find out where; first he said he was in a broom; the girl took care of her; Jew: no, his soul was in the claw of a lion; H. killed a lion, there was a box in its paw, with a bird in it; the girl asked for a bird to be given to her; began to tear it up, tearing off the Jew's arms first, then his legs and then his head; H. returned to his father {apparently with three wives} and he handed him the throne]: Littmann 2016:5-26; the Arabs of Iraq (southern Iraq) [the Sultan has a son Hamdan from his unloved wife, two sons with his beloved; the sultan is blind, he will be cured by the leaves of the Sindh tree from Sindh; the eldest son He reaches the island, the old man invites him to the palace, drinks wine, calls two girls; when the young man got drunk, the old man left him naked against the city wall, he hired a job; the same with his middle brother; H. only does pretending to drink; the old man falls asleep; the girls explain that it is the monster that kidnapped them, H. kills him; picks up leaves in Sindh; sees a sleeping beauty in a tree, changes rings with her; taking those two girls , finds brothers; they let him down into the well to get water, throw him there; but first H. stamps them with that beauty's ring; the caravans pick up H.; at home he changes clothes with the shepherd; at the wedding brothers and girls, the Sultan (he saw the light from the leaves) offers to tell a fairy tale; H. tells his story, shows the stigma, the sultan promises him a throne; some big man turns into an eagle, takes H.; that beauty is the sister of three eagles; the elder eagle forgives H. for the stolen ring, the sisters of eagles and X. are preparing the wedding; H. leaves the keys, not telling him to open one room; he opens, there a knotted pile of meat; he hits her, she turns into a huge eagle, takes the bride H.; H. asks the eagles to take him to the kidnapper's palace; asks the bride to ask the kidnapper where his soul is; in a brush; they burn it; the kidnapper returns, the bride explains that she wanted to drain his soul with hers; in a bottle in the hoof a lame gazelle on the island; H. kills a gazelle; holds a bottle, makes the kidnapper deliver him and his bride first to the eagles, then to his Sultan father, where he breaks the bottle; wedding and accession; H. forgives brothers, marries those girls]: Yaremenko 1990, No. 15:81-93; Arameans [someone steals a goose from Pasha's poultry house; Pasha, his brother, elder son are guarding, falling asleep; the youngest son scratches his hand, injures a flying giant, a blood trail leads to a well; only the youngest son did not suffocate from stink, went down to the bottom; consistently meets three girls, the first tells you to hit the giant with a sword on the leg, not the neck; the young man finishes off the wounded giant, sends girls and treasures upstairs; the third, the most beautiful, knows that the young man's brother will cut the rope, give three rings and a bird; when he falls, the young man will fall even deeper, must pull the hairs from the tails of three horses (he will be on the ground), tell the bird get himself to the right place; pulls a goat bubble over his head; participates in older brother's wedding competitions; summons his winged horses with hairs, wins by ripping a turban off his uncle's head; the bride says she will marry Pasha's eldest son if he gets a golden chicken with silver chickens pecking pearls, a magic dress and a shoe; these items come from those given to the young man rings; they are brought by a jeweler; everything is explained; the Pasha punishes his brother and eldest son]: Belov, Wilsker 1960:398-404; Saudia [the wife asks Abu Salim to bring a ring as a gift; he ordered a ring not knowing that the jeweler was a sorcerer; his wife put on a ring and disappeared; the sheikh magician put AU on his back, flew with him to that country, they took the kidnapped woman and returned; a son, Salim, was born; the imam asked him bring a few hairs to his mother; she gave sheep hair instead of them and perfumed it; the imam began to conjure, but instead of a woman, sheepskin flew to him; he had to flee the city]: Lebedev 1990, No. 31:161-162; Saudia [two princes and two sons of a vizier played ball and hit an old lady; old lady: it would be better to go in search of the beautiful Shin-Shin; the young men made it to the white-stone palace with gold gate; agreed with the old servant; the younger prince dressed as a girl, the old woman brought him to the SS under the guise of her granddaughter; the prince liked it, began to feast, but at that time the SS father arrived; he also liked the prince and married the SS to him; on the way back, the robbers lured the young men to their ship, threw them overboard and took the SS; they got ashore, entered the robbers castle, killed the leader, took the SS and returned home on a robber ship; achieved his wishes fulfilled]: Juhaiman 1999:103-109; Yemen [Saint Saiyid 'Abdullah Al-'Aīdrūs of Aden took a walk with his friend; predicted that he would help someone that night; a man from Baghdad got married; the newlywed Halīma went to the bathhouse, did not go out for a long time; the husband jokingly told the lamp to pick her up; a genie named Lampa her took it away; the judge told her husband to find his wife in three months, otherwise he would execute him; this man came to Aden; there 'Aīdrūs ordered the genie to return H. and take the newlyweds to Baghdad; all is happy, H. gave birth to her husband many children]: Daum 1992, No. 24:216-221; mehri [when the dates are almost ripe, someone ripped them off; soothsayer to the owner: these are three Ginny girls, they come to swim, you have to hide their clothes; man hides, returns two, takes the third away, marries; marries three sisters to marry three genies who came for them; leaves, leaving his wife in the care of his mother; it was a holiday, people asked the wife of this the man also danced; she says she needs her clothes for this; people persuaded her mother-in-law to give clothes; the woman danced and flew away; people buried the lamb, told the returning husband that his wife died; but he opened the grave, made his mother tell me everything; soothsayer: feed brown, black, white camels for three years; then don't let them eat; the one who jumped over the fence will take them; jumped over the fence brown; take it to the sunrise until you run out of strength; then walk for three days; stays with his sisters every day, three genies give a hair - they come to the rescue; he sees his wife, she opens to his father, after he promised not to harm; his wife's father demands: drink a stream, run from a bowl of water to the mountain and back without splashing, eat two camels; genies do everything, man gets a wife]: Stroomer 1999, No. 37:99-104.

Melanesia. Vatut [two cousins ambush birds; one's arrow flies far away, he finds it in the presence of an old woman who says she baked and ate the killed bird; coconuts at night came down from the tree, became human, danced, returned to the tree; the old woman tells the young man to remove the walnut from the tree, not to throw it, but carefully lower it; the nut turns into a beautiful woman; a cousin wants one for himself; everything repeats himself, but he throws a nut on the ground, gets an ugly girl with a crooked mouth; she dragged him to the village; the young man decides to take possession of his brother's wife; invites him to climb the vine to the tree for the rhinoceros chicks, pulls off the vine, says why he did it, leaves; the person left on the tree asks various birds for help; each refuses because he hunted it, defecates for him on the head; momoro birds first train by lifting a stone, then grabbing the young man with their beaks, lowering him into his field, cleaning him from bowel movements; his wife finds him, he tells him to bring his bow and arrows, do it in There is a hole in the wall of the house; when he came at night, he shot his brother, burned down his house, took his wife, organized a party in honor of the birds, gave them jewelry]: Fischer 1953, No. 21:162-166; Banks Islands: Codrington 1891 (Mota) [ Quat (Qat) began to cut down a tree to make a boat, during the night the felling disappeared; he hid under a sliver, grabbed Marawa (an old spider; Marawa); he made him a boat with his nails, it was better than the boats of the K. brothers; they lured him into a crab hole, pushed a stone from above; K. asked M. to take him to the village, met his brothers there; tied himself with boards, hung on a tree under the guise of a flying fox; brothers took turns they shot; each time K. spit blood, as if wounded, took off, returned; at home he showed their arrows to the brothers; the brothers invited K. to climb the tree for nutmeg, made the trunk thick, took it wife K. Iro Lei, sailed away with her; M. held out his hair, K. went down it; K. sailed for the brothers in coconut, cut their boat on another island; made peace with them; (translated into Permyakov 1970, No. 68:155 -159; briefly in Codrington 1881:272-273)]: 158-162; Coombe 191 (Motawala) [brothers are jealous of Quat; suggest putting bird traps on trees; Quat climbs a tree, one of the brothers makes a trunk fat so that it is impossible to descend it; the brothers take his wife K. Po Lei; she manages to blow into the sink, giving her husband a signal; the Marawa spider throws his long hair (or web) at Quata, he goes down; in coconut he catches up with the brothers' boat that arrived in Maewo; on the way, he throws a banana peel into the water, the brothers recognize the Quata banana; on Maevo, he rubs his face with red paint, crushed shells, attaches cock feathers to his head; only the Wise Brother recognizes him; K. says that an ogre lives in Maewo; cuts the brothers' boat into chips; puts up with her brothers]: 96-100; Banks Islands (Mota) [when hungry, a woman finds a fruit tree in the forest; her son makes her show where to go; finds a tree, climbs for fruit; spirits flock there, including the deceased brother of the young man's mother {then skip the page in my copy; obviously, my uncle helps my nephew take possession of the heavenly maiden; he takes her as his wife, she gives birth to a child}; it is enough for her to touch a yam leaf in the garden, there is already a tuber in her hand; the husband does not believe that his wife and son have eaten, because there are no traces of yams dug in the garden; thinks that a man gave yams to his wife, beats her, tells her to go back to heaven; she makes a fire, rises into the sky on a column of smoke; the husband finds a crying child, asks all animals and help the birds; only the Spider makes a thread to the sky, puts a man with a child on his back, takes him to heaven; there is a holiday, dancing; the son turns to his mother, she pays attention to him, agrees to return ; The spider carries all three back to the ground]: Codrington 1891, No. 4:379-383; Banks Islands (Mota Lava) [the women went for leaves; in the evening alone found a tree with sweet fruit; brought 4 home son; he wanted to go pick these fruits immediately, his mother had to agree; he found a tree, but 10 women flew in in the dark; the first was Romangan, she hid the boy in a hollow so that his others they did not eat; when the east started, the seven women flew away, and the last two R. showed the boy; they told her to marry him; he brought R. to his mother, began to live with her; they had a son; one day he left for a long time on business, leaving food supplies; R. creates food by magic, the supplies remain untouched; the returning husband, seeing this, beat R.; she was offended, made a fire and flew to heaven in smoke; on the occasion of R.'s return to Everyone is dancing in the sky: R. is finally dead; the old woman promised her husband and son to help her return R.; she woven a rope, tied it to the basket, the basket rose to heaven; we agreed that when the old woman felt the third push, she will realize that all three, husband, son and R., have climbed into the basket and will lower them down; but R.'s mother gave her a basket full of almonds; R. put this load in the basket, the old woman immediately lowered it back; R. stayed in the sky]: http://alex.francois.free.fr/AFtxt_mtp-romanmangan_e.htm; Suas 1912, No. 10a [Sun's wives go down to swim; Takaro hides Baniha Mamata's wings, takes her as his wife; she has her with her little son; he turns yam leaves into tubers; mother-in-law swears thinking that the boy is digging up unripe tubers; BM and his son find wings, fly away; T. asks Stork to draw participants' figures events on the sheet, throw it in front of the BM; he makes a chain of arrows himself, the root of the pandanus winds along it, T. rises to heaven; BM sends it back, cuts off the root], 10b [planting yam, Muehu Catekale notices small traces; sees two men and a woman with a child hiding their wings on the plantation to swim; MK takes the woman's wings, marries her; working with her son on the site, they hear a shot of rain down his wings, find them, fly away; MK makes a chain of arrows, hides in the sky in a tree above his wife, throws her a leaf on which he drew his figure; the son says that this is the figure of his father; she sends MK back, asks him to cut the chain; he tries to do it again, but it can't do it anymore]: 54-57, 57-60; Maewo [heavenly women came to swim, left their wings on the shore; Kwatu ( Qat) hid one pair, married the woman; when she touched the sweet potato leaf, all the yam was dug up; touched the banana - all the bananas were ripe; K.'s mother scolded her; the wife cried, tears washed the hole, she saw her husband's wings buried, flew away; K. began to shoot arrows into the sky, one in the tail of the other, forming a chain; the root of the fig tree wrapped around her, reached the sky; K. got up and took his wife, began to descend; a man in the sky dug a fig tree root, a chain of arrows collapsed; K. crashed, his wife returned to heaven]: Codrington 1891, No. 9:397-398 (quoted in Lessa 196:129; translated into Permyakov 1970, No. 54 : 137-138); Dixon 1916 (Whitsuntide Island near Maewo) [when he flew away, the wife took her son with her; T. asked the bird to find them; she sat on a tree under which T.'s wife was, scratched a portrait of T. on the fruit. threw it to her; the boy recognized his father's portrait; the woman asked me to tell her what he would take T. back if he reached the sky; he started shooting, made a chain of arrows; the root of the banyan descended from the sky, wrapped around his arrows, rooted in the ground; T. and the bird climbed into heaven; T.'s wife agreed to go down but after him; cut off the root; T. fell, his wife and son returned to heaven]: 139; Kanaka [two sisters from Kasaméyeu they weave mats, do not help their mother, she tells them to cook their own meals; the eldest goes to marry Chief Soouma; wants to make his house rich, gives birth to a son; Révaridiri, covered with ulcers, takes off his skin, takes the form of a chief, takes the woman and her son to him; the husband's younger brother finds them; the husband kills R.; one day he beats his wife, she hangs herself; as she predicted, a fly flies to her younger sister, the tree dries up; the sister comes, revives the hanged woman, both return to Kasaméyeu]: Leenhardt 1932:414-420.

Micronesia-Polynesia. Pulap (Carolina, Truk County) [Fanur from Puluwat intends to take his wife Inhagur from Hagur from Pulap Island; sailed to Pulap, suggested that H. and his wife sail with him in his boat on Truk; quietly pushed H. overboard; H. magically placed himself in a piece of bamboo, sailed to Truk, opened to his wife; F. was to give a ceremonial dinner with a sacrifice to the gods; H. told his wife hide it at the bottom of the food basket; when F. put his hand in there, H. bit him with a poisonous bite, he died immediately; F. opened up and became a great navigator]: Mitchell 1973, No. 10:35-39; Ponape [ Souetiet and his wife Kedinetiet fish; does not tell you to put his hand in the water while he is diving; she lowers, Saudeleur feels the scent of rubbing, his people take K. to Pahn Kedira; husband is desperate; at the party two poor brothers say that if they were given dogs (this is the best meat), they would return K.; two pieces of wood hear and announce it; brothers are given dogs; they have been looking for a tree to answer for a long time that it is light; they slaughter the bird, cover it with bird feathers; the second time the younger brother takes off; together with her husband they fly to the PC; K. recognizes the presence of her husband, drop by drop fragrant oil that has leaked out of the bird; negotiates to escape; when the kidnapper is sailing in a boat, a bird with K., husband and brothers inside sits next to each other and then flies away; K. sticks out of it; the kidnapper from grief died]: Mitchell 1973, No. 52:147-152; Yap: Müller 1918, No. 21 [Tśauon's wife and children, his wife asked him to catch fish; when the trap was full and everyone ate, C. ordered to wash their hands in water on at the bottom of the boat, not at sea, but the youngest girl washed it in the sea; other people noticed the trail, kidnapped C.'s wife; he made a wooden bird, climbed the mountain and asked the birds for feathers, they gave them, C. attached them to wooden base, climbed inside, flew to the chief who kidnapped his wife; let himself be caught, brought to the chief's house; his wife was cooking there; C. went out, took his wife, flew out over the roof with her, returned home], 22 [Tulevan went fishing with his wife, told him not to wash his hands overboard; the wife washed it, the blood floated on the water; while the husband was diving, people in the boat came, took his wife; T. asked for trees, from one he got what he needed answer, made a wooden bird out of this tree; a real bird gave its feathers and wings; T. flew in it to the kidnappers, they were not at home, he took his wife back], 23 [When leaving, Youl tells his wife not to leave fish scales in the sea; she threw it, half-hearted half-man took his wife to the lower world; Y. made a wooden bird, attached feathers, flew, found a wife {it's not entirely clear further}]: 482-484, 484, 484-485; Marshall islands, Nukuoro, Nauru, Ngulu, Palau, Yap, Woleai [there is a motive for saving his wife by her husband flying on a wooden bird; he comes to Pulo Anna for her in a boat]: Mitchell 1973:257; Marshall Islands () [Tolewe sails to the island to collect shells; agrees that his wife go with him, but if she puts incense on her head, even if not a drop will fall into the water; the drops fell, people on the other island smelled, sailed, took the woman, the leader took her for himself; T. made a wooden bird - did not fly high; then from another tree, he flew in, as if giving a bird to the leader; the bird screams, T. explains that out of hunger, let all men go fishing for it; the men are gone, T. and his wife climbed into the bird, flew away; the leader shouted to give the bird fish, it threw all the fish, it swallowed it and flew on; the couple returned home]: Kelin 2003:83-89; Ifaluk [Galet lived in a man's house, lay there, did not go anywhere; his wife GanAuliwir was at himself at home; Virar kidnapped her, took her home; G.'s brother, married to his wife's sister, persuaded him to go pick up his wife; for this purpose, the first new-shaped boat was made; for this purpose, he told his wife to appear in better clothes and told G. that the kidnapped wife was still beautiful; on the way G. tried to flirt with his brother's wife; the kidnapped sister came to her; she doubted whether to return, but when she saw her first husband, I fell in love with him again, he brought it back; new-shaped boats learned how to make celestials, then taught people]: Burrow, Spiro 1957:71-74; Kapingamarangi [while Tinirau checks the tops, demon who has taken his form, takes his wife Hina to his country; gives it to two servants, who will eat her as soon as she falls asleep; H. ties a rope to him, gives the end to T. (apparently he came to her); T. pulls, keeps her awake; servants fall asleep, T. kills them by hitting them with their heads apart]: Elbert 1949:244; Taumako [a boy was born, died, his parents buried him; When Leiolo was born and grew up, his father did not tell him to swim in the direction where the grave was, but did not say why; L. comes; fires an arrow; the torso of the deceased rises from the grave with an arrow in his hand; tells him to do bag; L. put his torso in the bag, carried it with him; came to where Hina lived; climbed a tree; H. followed his sister for water, she sees the young man's reflection; L. goes down, asks for a drink; Hina is left with a little ; she comes, takes L. as her husband; goes to L.'s parents; her torso brother tells me not to look at those who will ride the waves, but to swim straight; L. watches, goes for a ride, H. disappears, brother says that she was carried away by the Manu wind; tells her to cut two poles; M. took X. as his eleventh wife; L. comes in his absence, hides; H. puts M. to sleep, taking out his insects; D. plunges a sharp pole into the sand; M. feels this, L. tells, when he takes H., to build the same house as his, M.; L. is building; a hurricane hits, this is M., only L.'s house has survived, all the neighbors have gathered in it; three days later the wind has subsided, people have rebuilt again]: Hovdhaugen, Næss 2006:109-122; Tuvalu (Niutao Atoll) [Tinilau was Niutao's favorite chief, with him his sister Sina; refused grooms for a long time, but she liked Luave's gifts; chief Tuifiti from another island stole S. from L.'s house; his nine-eyed uncle Mataiva was guarding her; when L. came, M. raised the alarm, but S. shouted to Tuifiti that M.'s eyes were too bright, let him close it; Tuifiti ordered to close 3 eyes; then 6; then all 9; L. hid S. under a net and carried S. away, pretending to be a simple fisherman, correctly answering the questions of the three guards; Tuifiti killed M. out of anger]: Koch 1966:81-82; Tokelau [Tui o le Mu sees Sina from the sky, rains down to earth, S. agrees to marry him; when she enters T.'s house, she sees rows of skulls; faints when T. takes off her head; T. leads her senses; one day asks permission to visit her family; T. tells her not to go to anyone on the way; in the first village she does not respond to invitations, in the second, Tinilau takes her home; at night T. took her back; at night she woke up to a cock scream and said that the roosters sing like Tuy's house oh le Mu; in the morning her husband scolds her, but forgives her when he found out how it was; next time she visited her family, not to see anyone going in]: Burrows 1923:160-162; Tuamotu: Beckwith 1970:234 [Ataraga sees Huahega bathe, takes her as his wife, their son Maui-tikitiki, catches the sun in a snare; recognized as a father; kills Mahuika; catches Tahiti and Little Tahiti; takes Hina away from the Tuna eel; T. sends a flood, M. stops the water by exposing his fall; kills T., the first coconut palm grows out of T.'s head; Peka takes Hina away; M. in the form of a golden pheasant, flies to P.; Peck's mother warns not to take the bird, but P. takes it; M. cuts off his head, returns with Hina; turns Hina Ri's lover into a dog; a friend goes to take revenge, also turned into a dog; M. sees that his mother Huahega's hair has turned gray; decides to swap stomachs with the sea slug Rori, then people would not die; at this time, the M. brothers scream, M. regurgitates the stomach, people remain mortal], 234-235 (Anaa) [Maui-tikitiki is the fifth son of Ataranga and Huahega (daughter of fire owner Mahuike); seeks his father's recognition, competes with Mahuike and kills him, catches the Sun in a snare from her mother's hair Huahega; with the help of her brothers, she fishes Havaiki's country from the sea; marries Tiki's daughter; she's Tuna's wife, Maui kills Tuna, his head grows coconut palm tree; Peka-nui (The Great Bat) takes Hina; Maui turns into a snipe, kills Peka, brings his wife back; gets sick; he is advised to climb into the shell of a Tupa crab to change his skin and continue living like a crab; to do this, he must swallow Rori-tau's insides; at this moment the Maui brothers enter, he belches his insides; turns Hina Ri's lover and Ri's friend Togio Maui into dogs; brothers Maui go to the Sun; one dies from the heat, the other comes back; Maui goes to bury his brother's body in the sky; meets two heavenly girls, Dawn-Maid and the Moon (Maid-of-the-Moon); the first sends home, marries a second], 289 (Vahitahi) [Tagaroa sails to the country of a Faumea woman; her vagina has acne that kills men; she teaches T. how to extract them; gives birth to him two sons; the wife of one of them - Hina; kidnapped by a demon octopus; T. and Hina's husband catch an octopus, kill her, bring the woman back]; Hawaii: Beckwith 1970:233 (Fr. Oahu) [Maui sees his wife being kidnapped by Pe-ape'a-Maka-Walu (eight-eyed bat); on the advice of his mother Hina, puts a stone on the back of a humpback old man, his hump disappears; a grateful old man teaches how to make a kite; in a kite, M. flies to the kidnapper, who takes a strange bird into the house; at night, M. waits for all eight eyes to close, cuts off the kidnapper's head, returns his wife], 263 (Fr. Maui) [before Laka is born, his father goes to get a gift for the newborn, killed, his bones are thrown into the Kaikapu woman's cave; the boys laugh that L. does not have a father; he cuts down a tree to make a boat, the next morning it is intact; the grandmother who raised L. tells two forest gods to be spared; he smears their lips with fat, they make a boat for him; L. takes his father Spacer with him to keep the entrance to the cave open, Father Stretch out (Stretch) get inside, Father Torch light the way in the cave, Father Look for bones; for a bowl of soup, the old woman opens the cave, but after trying it, she says that this is not enough; Father Reach out reaches to different seas, getting salt until the old woman is satisfied; as soon as the door opens, the Spacer stands in the entrance; the Torch lights the way, Seek finds bones, Stretch them out; they kill the old woman, return to Maui; L. puts his father's bones in a cave, leaves his companions there]; The Marquises [Maui-tiki-tiki is the youngest of Maui's seven brothers; the brothers made a boat, fished, then caught hook the mountain, pulled out Toka Eva Island; then Maui got fire from Mahuike; to dry his clothes, M. caught the Sun in a snare out of human hair, since then the world has been light; Tai-ana-e-Vau stole M.'s wife; he made a pigeon, climbed into it, flew to the kidnapped person; she recognized M., fed the bird; at night M. took a human life, took T.'s club, called him, killed him, took his wife home]: Handy 1930:103; Maori [Tawhaki is a good fisherman, his wife's four brothers are bad; they attack him, he's barely alive, his wife finds him, saves him; he tells his men to go to the mountain, causes a downpour, the village of his wife's brothers washes away by the flood; T. has Karihi's younger brother; their parents were stolen by Ponaturi creatures; they can't stand the light of the sun, sleep on the ground at night, hide under water for a day; the brothers find their mother, she says P. killed them father; brothers tell the mother to answer P. that it is still night; she says that the day has come when it is very bright; P. melted from sunlight, only Salmon jumped into the water and became salmon; to T. The heavenly maiden Hapai came down, gave birth to him a daughter; he said something about his daughter that hurt her mother, she took her daughter, returned to heaven, saying that if he wanted to find her, let her cling to the vine firmly rooted in the ground, not swaying under the clouds; T. and K. come to their blind grandmother, steal Tarot roots from her; she tries to kill thieves, they restore her sight, she recognizes her grandchildren; leads them to heaven vines; K. grabs the swaying one, T. sends him home; he climbs the stable himself, turns into an old man, he is told to carry a Tesla, he quietly completes the half-finished boat; he is told to carry brushwood, he comes to his wife and daughter; H. and her brothers will guess who he is; he's back with H., becomes Thunder]: Reed 1999, No. 5:59-74; Taku [people had fun throwing looms into the air; heavenly The maiden Taurapu liked Ariki Matui, who came with her two childless wives Karai and Amuri; when he planted his machine, she went down on it and became Matui's wife; they have two sons; others wives say that T. does not work; she took the children, returned to heaven; the children took off first, Matui tried to grab her, but she told her to let her go, since the children were already in heaven; he killed two wives and destroyed his house; the spirits agreed to help him, moved him to heaven, left him on a tree above the spring to which his sons went to fetch water; he sheds fruit; on the second day, the youngest recognized tooth marks on the fruit father; they saw him, built a house for him at the spring; told the mother that they wanted to take food to the playground, they carried it themselves to their father; she wonders how her sons could eat so much; she followed, recognizes her husband, calls him home, everyone is happy]: Moyle 2003:65-75.

Tibet is the Northeast of India. Tibetans [the prince, out of mischief, shot a slingshot at the jug in which the old woman was carrying; she cried; the prince brought her water in another jug; she wished him to marry the Drolmakid fairy; she was in an orange on a distant tree; you have to pick the fruit and not look inside on the way; the prince did so, opened the orange only at home; the parents married their son to D.; took a girl like her as a maid; she a witch; she offered to compare their beauty, look at the reflection in the lake, and in order to compare bodies rather than clothes, suggested D. take off her clothes and jewelry; pushed them into the water; the prince did not notice substitutions; the groom said that a golden lotus had blossomed on the lake; invited the prince to dress as a groom so that the lotus would not be afraid; the young man picked the lotus and hid it, then put it in a vase; the witch burned it; from the ashes a walnut tree grew; a witch invited people to pick nuts, and burned the tree again; one nut went to a poor woman and her son; someone cooks and tidies; a mother and son found her; but she does not go out from their house; one day she left, the witch recognized the voice, told people to grab and burn the girl; but a palace appeared at the site of the burning; the prince came in and recognized his wife; when she heard about the palace, the witch ran there, became get up, fall down and crashed; her body was burned]: Komissarov 1997:55-68; Tibetans [the ruler of the southern country is told that things will go well if the dragons of the northern country are settled here; sorcerer He throws mud into the lake, the dragons must leave, but the hunter kills the sorcerer; the dragon rewards a treasure that provides wealth; he goes to the hermit, sees seven heavenly maidens swimming in the lake, fly away "like white cranes"; the hermit teaches you to ask the dragon for a magic rope; the sorcerer gives the treasure, receives a rope, catches the eldest of the seven sisters, takes her necklace that allows her to fly; gives the maiden to the prince; he forgets his 500 concubines; the courtier and concubines persuade the king to send the prince to war, kill his wife; the prince's mother returns her necklace; when she flies away, she teaches where the husband should to look for her; overcoming obstacles with the help of a ring given by a hermit, the prince enters heaven; throws his wife's ring into the maids' vessel; the wife recognizes him; her father does not want to give it to the mortal; demands win archery; and let the arrow fired into the sky fall at the virgin's feet; the prince wins, gets a wife, returns to earth with her]: Yao 1986:42-72; Mustang: Kretschmar 1985, No. 24 [Men Dremu is a young wife, her husband Bu Atsung left for business; a year later, a man from the north wanted to marry MD; she sent a fox to BA to return as soon as possible; BA told his horse to throw off the groom, when he wanted to ride it; came to the wedding unrecognized, his wife recognized him, told him to sit in the center; the groom sat on his horse, which threw him into the abyss, MD and BA continued to live well], 36 [king He will give his daughter to someone whose arrow hits a tree from afar; two brothers-princes win, take the girl together; on the way, the youngest goes hunting, enters the old woman's house; she asks about the brothers and their wife; learns that the princess never takes off the clothes that cover her upper body; says that the couple will do better if the wife takes these clothes off; younger brother asks to take them off, princess tells you to first repair all the cracks in the house; the old woman manages to put a pin in the crack; through this gap she takes the princess to the land of demons; the younger brother goes in search, stops under the banyan, hears how the monkey says that her wife was stolen by a yeti and the brothers' wife was stolen by a demon; invites the monkey to join forces in finding wives; comes to a yeti wife, who has two children; a yeti comes, moves on his forehead a goldfish, the young man shot her, the yeti fell dead; the monkey's wife took the children with her, but the young man threw them off the bridge, brought his wife to the monkey, who went with him to the demon land; they made a princess queen; the monkey met the maid who came for water, threw the ring into the young man's vessel; when the demons gathered for the party, the princess gave the top of her clothes to the monkey, ran after the monkey; the princess remembered that she forgot the ring, the monkey came back for it, was caught; says that she finally has time to meditate; she was released; when the young man brought the princess back, the dying elder brother recovered, grass turned green, women conceived children]: 149, 206-209; lepcha: Siiger 1967, No. 1 [(local version of Geser); see motive L15; mung (evil spirit) kidnaps his wife gye bu (GB); he accepts The boy's appearance, Mung believes that this is the incarnation of one of his warriors, almost adopts him; the boy learns from the mung that his strength lies in two fish in water and milk lakes; in a bird (like a rhinoceros bird) on wood; in beetles on the roof (wrap them in cloth, hold them above boiling water); GB killed a bird, threw hot stones into the lakes, the water boiled, the fish died; killed beetles; cuts off the head of the mung, gives flesh to ants, Crushes bones; kills his wife's son from mung, cooks, puts the mung's head on the edge of the cauldron; restores her wife's divinity, she forgets what happened, they live well], 2 [{option "Ramayana?} ; at ra so pu nu (PN), king of ra zo, wife of shing ra ni pun di (PD); she washed her hair in the stream, one carried water to the land of mungs (evil spirits); hair appeared there in the form of a rainbow; the Mung king sent his the sister looked for the mistress of the hair; she flew in as a crow, then tried to persuade PD to leave her husband in the form of a woman; she refused; while PD was hunting, the Mung king sent warriors, they brought PD along with the room, where she is locked in; PN goes in search; black monkey fights white monkey, PD kills black monkey; white monkey king; Mung king surrounds his palace with a lake; Monkey King tells PN to shoot at a wooden one a picture above the entrance to the palace, arrows pierce each other's tails; monkeys cross, carry PN, dismantle the bridge; the monkey king throws seed, mango grows to the PD room, the monkey king brings PD to her husband; Mungi warriors rush at him, he bounces, they kill each other; they catch the monkey king; he replies that you can kill him if you put his tail in oil and set him on fire; runs with a burning tail, palace burns, the monkey king extinguishes his tail in the lake; the monkeys killed all the mungs; they cursed the monkeys, they died at night, except for the king and queen; the monkeys were revived; the feast, PN awarded the monkeys]: 203-214, 215- 218; Stocks 1925, № XXVIII [In heaven in Rum, King Ling Gyaso's youngest seventh son; the eldest six want to take away his father's throne; the father decides to send him to earth to destroy demons; he takes a dog with him a horse, a goat, a golden rooster; these animals die in their heavenly life, become wheat grains in LG's pocket; he sees a virgin on the ground behind a spinning wheel, falls like a hailstone, her virgin swallows; gives birth to a bag; throws her off the mountain; the crow covers the bag from the scorching sun; the heavenly mother came down, took the boy out of the bag, threatened the earthly mother to kill her if she gave the child to strangers ; two demons demanded that he be handed over, put him in a cauldron to cook; LP got out, hacked them with a sword; became king, brought his wife to the palace; burned the demon; learned from the demon's wife that her husband's life was in two saga palms and in two flea bags, destroyed them, took the demon's wife; while he was living with her, his father's brother sold his first wife to King Hore; he said his wife had been kidnapped, went with LG to bring her back; they spend the night on the edge of a cliff; the uncle suggests that LG lie on the edge; he puts bags in his place, at night his uncle throws them off; LG invites his uncle to carry a stone; a rope is needed, LG offers a leather belt from his own back; the uncle picks up the stone, which gets heavier, presses it into the ground (the uncle was killed not by LG, but by a stone); in the country of Hore, LG turns into a baby, X. picks him up; he grows up; if LG is H.'s nephew in a new rebirth, he must identify X.'s weapons among others; mother H.'s sister turns into a white fly, sits on every object; H. recognizes LN as a nephew; LG is made a blacksmith, forges a sword around X. asks to send an army to enemies, all warriors X. are killed by magic arrows; LG tells H. that he eats his hand; he allows him to cut off his own, LG gives him rice, H. thinks he eats his hand; the same leg, nose, ears; cuts off his head, takes his wife; hangs son H. upside down over a plate of rice; leaves a cat, a rooster, a donkey, two crows next to him; answers the beggar that the prince eats, animals do this and that; but vizier H. I understood everything; pursues, LG shot him]: 427-435; miniong [at first perfume (epom) and people were friends; man and epom made dumplings; epom invited the man to go to bed in a dolblenka; covered another, tied, let him go down the river; took his wife; two years later the man was saved by a bird, returned home when epom was not at home; waited for epom, climbing onto the roof; made a hole in the roof; it rained; wife Epom offered to repair the hole, the man killed him with a knife; lived with his wife, their descendants were mipak (plebeian families); a similar motive in Dunbar 1915. Abors and Galongs. Mem. of the Asiatic Soc. of Bengal 5:63]: Fürer-Haimendorf 1954:590; miniong [Rabbo and Nibu brothers have agreed to bury a stone; whoever stone turns into a pengum bird will get good ones the lands, and whose peku-peku bird is, are bad; R. lost, but N. invited him to live with him; R. replaces the fish at the top, N. with garbage that fell into its top; replaces the deer in N.'s trap with a rhinoceros bird and his own trap; advises N. to sacrifice pig and beer to spirits, throwing them off the tree, eating them himself; N. tries to deceive R. in the same way, but he threw a stone from the tree on N. (since then people have pain in breasts); N.'s son is handsome, R.'s son is ugly; N. replies that he covered his son in a basket, poured boiling water over him; R. does this to his own; while N. sleeps, R. lowers him down the river in a boat, covering him with another boat and having tied him up, takes his wife; the Siggo-Pareng bird tore the ropes; N. returns to his wife; his daughter tells her mother that the father is coming, she does not believe at first, hits the girl in the stomach with a weaving shuttle, since then people with abdominal pain; N. drives R., he went to the spirits, works for the female spirit Nippong Wiyu; spirits attack N., R. rushes to help his brother, they kill Nippong Wiyu and carry her meat; N. sees that R. eats meat raw; says they must part, everyone will go blindly; R. closed his eyes with leaves with holes and N. with dense leaves; spirits are descendants of R., they see people, and people, descendants of N., do not see spirits]: Elwin 1958b, No. 12:188-191 (=1958a: 172-175); Apatani [Baro Piicha offers Abo Tani to kill their wives and children; really cuts his own to pieces, and AT wraps his own in a mat hides in the corner of the house, tells him to yell, cuts the dog, sprinkles blood on the house; they cook and eat meat, BP complains that it is tough and AT is delicious (because it's a dog); AT replies that he added pork, but The PSU does not taste good even with pork; both break rice, AT has a three-membered rhythm, the PSU has a two-membered rhythm of blows; AT explains that he has clamped three pestas between his fingers; the PSU does so, breaks his fingers; the PSU turns into a rooster, spies that AT's wife and children are destroying rice; BP makes a trough to feed the pigs - says that he will give AT, he just doesn't; AT goes to check if it's deep enough, AP closes the lid, lowers it slope; AT asks trees and grass to stop the trough, they hold it near the river; asks the fish to hold the trough with their fins, preventing them from falling into the river; asks the Hawk to hatch a hole; he begins peck, sees AT, says that AT drove him, flies away; the same with the Raven; The badger is unable to expand the hole, ask for help from the Sun woman; she tells him to wait three days, she will heat the trough, it will burst; for its help The Sun asks AT to look after her children, tells her not to look into the restroom, under the house, etc.; AT looks in, sees tigers, bears, snakes, scorpions; the Sun agrees to bring him down to the ground thread; he enters his house, the children recognize him, his wife does not believe him at first; says that BP has now taken her; AT hides with a sword, chases the PSU around the house and yard, he falls into the ground]: Blackburn 2008:69- 73; aka (chrusso) [Ossin's older brother and younger Awa find a woman in the forest, fight over her, O. kills A., his corpse burns in a forest fire, the mongoose covers his bones with clay, revives A.; so three times; O. finds A. climbing the swing; he says he is watching the fish dancing from above; O. wants it too, A. throws the swing with his brother into the river; O. hits the top of the Month, replies that the Sun it shines brighter, the Month throws him back into the river; at the top of the Sun, O. tells her that the Sun is brighter; she promises to pick him up on the way back; O. overslept the first morning, and the next Sun picked him up at dawn by the hair; at home O. killed his brother, brought his wife back; A. came to life again, but left, found his wife elsewhere; he is the ancestor of aka, and O. is a bangny]: Elwin 1958b, No. 10:181-184; better [man split bamboo to do bamboo basket, put her hand, the girl Kungori was born from this place, became beautiful; all the guys wanted her; Keimi took her footprint, put it by the fire, she fell ill; her father promised her to the one who cured her; Keimi He did it, got a wife; he turned into a tiger, told him to hold on to his tail; now the father promises his daughter to someone who would free her from the tiger; two friends Photir (F.) and Hrangchal (H.) promised to do so; came to Kungori when her husband was hunting, hid; Keimi came back, smelled a man, his wife said she was from her; when he left again, the old man told him to run away, taking with him the seed of fire, the seed of thorns and the seed of water; the seed of fire has been thrown, the tiger waits for the forest to burn; the seed of water is the river; the tiger waits for the water to run off; the seed of thorns is thickets; the tiger breaks through, F. killed him with his dao (machete); friends take turns guarding at night; Kuavang came, F. answered him boldly; when it was H.'s turn, he answered, but afraid, Kuawang took Kungori; she threw cotton threads on the road; F. and H. came on the trail, went down under the ground, took Kungori back; she forgot her comb; F. followed him, and H. covered the hole with a stone; married Kungori and F. married Kuamang's daughter; planted a vine and it grew to the ground; cooked pebbles for Quamang's daughter's son, and while he was eating them, he got to the ground, came to H., cut off his head; Kungori and F. lived richly and happily]: Houghton 1893a: 78-80; Meitei (ranks) [king Shalmo accompanied by a servant, he went hunting; they only caught a pigeon; the king sent the servant somewhere to fry it; he came to the courtyard of Princess Upempu, King Kabo's daughter; he was so amazed at the girl's beauty that the dove was burnt; the princess crushed edible seeds and baked them like a dove; the servant brought them to the king, he liked it terribly; S. met W. and they fell in love; the king brought his wife to him, went hunting again; the old wife found a new one in the bedroom, pulled her out, dislocated her arm and drove her out; the king found W., but she refused to return; then he killed his old wife, left her body into a river, it turned into an oyster; W. returned to her parents, but there she was ridiculed, saying that she should have listened to them and marry whoever they offered; W. committed suicide; S. came and found out that his wife dead, also committed suicide; on the way to the world of the dead, both souls met on the lake shore; Lakong Louonba, one of the gods of the world of the dead, advised S. to swim so that in the world of the dead souls S. and W. could to be reunited, and at this time he kidnapped W.; after becoming his wife, W. gave birth to two sons; when S. found out what had happened, he asked Korou Nongningthou, king of the world of the dead, to return W. to him; he agreed and started a war with LL; he was defeated and flew away, turning into a butterfly; L. came to Sh., bringing her sons with her; S. said that he died only for her, and she betrayed him; cursed her: let your first child become a cuckoo; it happened]: Singh 1985:297-301; Mikir [each of the five older brothers promises his father to become a worthy person (village chief, blacksmith, farmer, etc.; younger Harata Kunwar promises to marry the daughter of the Sun, become king; his brothers and father send him to the hut for the night to guard the field, come to kill him; his daughter-in-law warned him; he put tree leaves with red juice on the couch, lay down at a distance; the brothers refused, the father pierced the couch with a spear; HC went to his poor grandmother, who gave him advice; he replaces the clothes of the youngest of six The daughters of the Sun, the bride of the son of the Wind, who come to swim; marries her, they have a son; contrary to the advice of the grandmother, she goes to visit the family; the brothers' wives want to see his wife in all jewelry; she puts on her outfit, flies away; grandmother tells you to hide by the river in the sand; there on the wedding day of HC's wife and son of the Wind, the elephant of the Sun will come to swim; you have to grab its tail, go up to heaven, ask the servants for water, throw it the ring in the vessel, the wife recognizes the ring; the little son will go to his mother; seeing that someone else's son sucks his fiancée's chest, the son of the Wind refused to marry, HC married his wife; with his wife and son returns to land, reigns]: Stack, Lyall 1908, No. 3:55-70; Kachin: Kasevich, Osipov 1976, No. 30 [a young man catches a shrimp, she asks not to kill it; someone cooks at home; a young man and grandmother find a girl, they break the pot in which the shrimp was kept; the wife draws her portrait to the young man; the wind brings it to the king, who takes the woman away; she does not speak; laughs when a peasant dressed in chicken feathers comes ( this is an ex-husband); the king asks to dress him like this; the servants beat him, kill him; the young man returns his wife], 32 [after the death of his father, Khrai Gai and Khrai No sail along the river; the raft falls apart, KG remains with gold, KN with onions; KN marries a poor beauty, kills a kite and a boa constrictor, becomes a prince; accidentally kills a monkey, the wife of KG; brings the KG to him; he wants to take possession of his brother's wife; digs a trap hole in the forest, KN fails; the wife throws pecatip seed into the pit, promises to go beyond the KG in three years if he pulls the KN onion; KN climbs the grown plant, pulls the onion, killing her brother]: 106-109, 114-119; Gilhodes 1909, No. 38 [Lapiula and his wife Shawonem go fishing; the flying monster lepsanam takes S. to his cave in the mountains; L. follows the fly in search; the old man says that L. will not be able to return S., and if if he returns his wife, he can make a fire on his head; Shingrang Lakang says that if L. returns his wife, he can turn his leg into a bridge over Ayeyarwady; L. comes to S., she hides him under a pile of brushwood; the kidnapper comes, eats, falls asleep, L. cuts off his head; those who did not believe in success and could not make a fire on their heads, etc., L. kills, they themselves turn into Lasa spirits; L. climbs a tree to get for pregnant wife fruits, accidentally cuts off her hand, also turns into Lasa; the same wife who committed suicide; these spirits are very afraid]: 119-121; rengma [heavenly maidens went down to the lake, they took off their bird tails and wings, bathed; one man came early, hid the bird outfit of one of the maidens, she was forced to become his wife; they have a son and daughter; when with their mother, they are always capricious when father no; mothers answered that their father allowed them to play with wings; wings in bamboo under the roof; the mother wore them, promised to lower the ropes for the children, flew to heaven, took the children; the husband was looking for her unsuccessfully; the white crow asks to paint it black; for this he leads a man, leads a man to a house in the land of spirits, in his wife's house; she warns him not to go out; he goes out, stumbles upon a cannibal; the wife hides him under 7 copper vessels, but the cannibal finds, opens her head with a weaving sword, sucks juices; the wife stayed in heaven, the daughter went down to earth, taught people the song (lyrics quoted)]: Mills 1937:180-182.

Burma - Indochina. Shana [the youngest of the seven princes replies to his father that he marries only a fairy; the king orders to bring a wife in seven days, otherwise he will cut off his son's head; he goes from one hermit to another; the latter tells at noon, when the cannibal guard is sleeping, to enter the garden, pick the fruit from the top of the tree; temporarily turns the fruit into stone, the young man into a parrot; the cannibal finds nothing, returns to the garden; the hermit tells you not to cut the fruit before reaching the house; the young man cuts it in the forest, a beautiful woman appears from the fruit; the young man leaves it in a tree, tells her not to talk to anyone, goes for clothes; the woman comes behind water, sees a reflection, thinks she is beautiful, then sees a girl in a tree; knocks her down with a stick, kills her, hides her corpse, puts on her clothes, climbs a tree; tells the returning young man that fairies they get stupid from the heat in the sun; the prince marries her; a lotus grew up in the pond, the elderly couple brought it to their place; in their absence, someone cooks; they hide, see a girl coming out of the lotus, make a foster home daughter; she makes petal paintings, capturing the prince when he was a parrot, herself in a tree, and other episodes; for most, they were just garlands of flowers; the couple sold them at the bazaar, the prince saw, ordered the girl to be brought; the liar wife said she was a witch, the prince sent servants to execute the girl; they killed her, her eyes turned into two parrots, started a conversation, he was a prince I heard the whole story; 7 days later I waited for the fairy at the pond; brought him to the palace, the liar was executed]: Milne 1910:275-282; Viets [hardworking poor That San learns from a magician; merchant Lee Thong invites him to his place, makes him a younger brother, uses his labor; LT's turn to sacrifice Boa fell, TS goes instead of him, kills Boa; LT says that Boa belonged to the king, advises the TS to flee, Boa brings Boa's head himself, the king makes him prince; Princess Quin Nga is carried away by a three-headed eagle; the TS sees him in the mountains, wounds him with an arrow, reports LT; he lies to the king that he wounded the eagle; leads the army to abyss; TS descends, finds a princess, sends her upstairs; LT sends her home, throws stones down; TS kills an eagle, leaves a cave in the Land of the Sea, kills a monster; the local king rewards him, but he returns to his native village; the dead shadows of Eagle and Boa give the vehicle the gold stolen from the palace; the TS grabs, but he tells the king everything; LT is expelled, killed by lightning; TS marries KN, wins enemies, inherits the throne]: Karpov, Tkachev 1958:28-39 (=Nikulin 1970a: 42-47; 1990:75-81); ede [first Metao Gra, then Metao Masey kidnap Dame Shan's two wives; he kills kidnappers, returns wives , takes the property and slaves of those killed]: Nikulin 1970b: 49-76; Thai (Vietnam) [after the father's death, two brothers find a huge egg; people roll it to the village, but it rolls to the brothers' house ; when the brothers return from the field, the house is tidy and the food is cooked; the elder guards, sees a winged heavenly maiden come out of the egg and five maids with her; afraid to find himself the next day guards himself younger brother, grabs a maiden; they have two sons; the mother asks them where the father hid her wings, flies away; the father beat them with a rod, went to look for his wife; left alone, the brothers plant a palm seed, on her right away fruits; the brothers ask the birds to take them to their mother, they fly away; then the rhinoceros bird, she carries them to the river; there a nine-tailed dog carries them to the other side; they ask the old woman to drink, throw them in the vessel is her mother's gold ring; the mother realizes that her sons have come; mother's father Po Then demands that the rope that is tied to him be tied to the horns of each of the 200 or 300 buffaloes; the insect tells you to tie it to the buffalo it sits on each time; tells them to count the many needles (nieng Khim thinks); tells all women to stick out their hands, let the sons recognize their mother's hand; an insect sits on her; Po Then lets his sons see their mother; they return home, but a tree trunk blocks the woman's way; sons cut him with sabers, blood has flowed; mother to sons: you killed yours father; left them, telling them to sit down to eat rice on a crooked stone, not to enter the bubbling stream; the elder does everything wrong, marries various animals; the youngest kills the one who descends from the sky and devours people and animals a snake, revives the dead, marries a heavenly maiden; comes to the youngest and kills his animals; the elder pushed the youngest into a hole; animals helped him get out; while hunting birds, he killed the elder with an arrow]: Degeorge 1924, No. 15:58-68; Vietnam's white thai [a poor orphan chops firewood for sale; sees seven heavenly maidens descending to the lake, taking off their clothes and wings, swimming; hides the youngest's wings; takes her as his wife; a year later she gives birth to a son; in the absence of his wife, the father calms the crying child by giving him his mother's wings to play; one day the mother was left alone with the child, who cried and pointed to where the woodcutter hid his wings; the mother finds them, after a while flies away, giving her son her ring and telling his father to come to her if they want; the husband put her son on his back, went to look wife; the path through the mouth in the rock, which closes and then opens; the fox advises throwing acidic fruits there, the teeth hurt, the movement of the mouth will stop for a while; father and son pass; on the way, the river with nine channels, in which even iron dissolves; a dog with nine tails and nine heads promises to transport if the riders do not laugh in the middle of the river; in the middle of each channel, the dog makes an indecent sound, father and son laugh, one head and one tail fall off; before the last crossing, a man ties his mouth to himself and his son with a handkerchief, they reach the shore; since then, all dogs have one head and one tail, which used to be nine; the phoenix offers to spend the night under his wing, and in the morning he and his mother will bring them to the place where they celebrate the princess's return from land; the phoenix's mother carried them to the river, bordering the sky; the maids collect water to bathe the princess, the husband throws a ring into the jug; the wife recognizes him, tells him to call the visitors; her father suggests 1) tying each of the 300 buffaloes to that pole to which it is always tied; the firefly shows who to tie; 2) sow the grain and harvest it again; the birds collected it, but the king noticed that a few grains were missing; one bird of them swallowed it, the king twisted her neck, since then birds of this species have goiter on the back of her head; 3) find a princess in a palace of 100,000 rooms overnight; the rat promises to bring a dry leaf under the right door, but halfway through her eaten by a cat; then a firefly leads to the right room; the king arranges a wedding, then sends the young to earth, where the son-in-law also becomes king]: Wrigglesworth 1991, No. 11:311-316; lao [young man sees seven nymphs bathing, one agrees to go with him; his mother asks for her wings to be kept; the main prince was jealous, sent the prince to war; the wife asked her mother-in-law to return her wings; mother-in-law tied a rope to her daughter-in-law, but she cut it off; returning victorious, the prince went to look for his wife; when he heard his story, the monkey went with him; died; the fly began to eat the corpse, promised to help if the prince will allow her to do so; he allowed it; hid under the wing of one of the two eagles who are ready to fly across the sea to the country of Kow Kilat, whose ruler is celebrating the return of his daughter; there the prince dropped off a ring in a jug of a maid who came for water; the wife asks her father to allow her to return to her husband; he tells the prince 1) to identify her table among her sisters' tables; the prince called a fly, she sat on his table wives; 2) let each of the princesses stick a finger out from behind the curtain (the same, the husband sits on the finger of the prince's wife)]: Fleeson 1899:51-56; Burmese [the silver mountain is guarded from the mortal world by prickly reeds, a river of liquid copper and white demons; surrounded by a magic belt, 9 princesses from this mountain can fly like birds; they flew to the ground, began to swim; the hunter caught the youngest Mananhurree in a snare {and hid her belt}; brought the maiden to the prince, who immediately made her the main wife; the astrologer's daughter used to be the main one; the prince left and the king told her to interpret the dream; the astrologer interpreted it as if M. must be sacrificed; the Queen Mother heard this, gave M. her belt, which the prince entrusted to the Queen; M. gives the old hermit a ring and drugs to avoid obstacles on the way to the silver grief; the returning prince goes in search of his wife, meets a hermit, receives a ring and potions from him; in a city on the mountain, he throws a ring into the jug of a maid who has come to fetch water for the princess; the ruler Silver Mountain is dissatisfied with the appearance of a mortal; ready to give him his daughter if he can shoot the bow that he has in his palace; the prince did it easily; recognize his wife among her sisters when each will only show his little finger (the natov king helped do this); {this ends the text}]: Blundell 1839:536-551; Thais: Toth 1971, No. 14 [about as in Wrigglesworth 1991; tests: 1) raise a stone bench (prayed to the god of strength), 2) identify his wife (a butterfly flew up to her), 3) shoot many obstacles with an arrow (the hero does it himself)]: 106-115; Wrigglesworth 1991, No. 7 [in Sawan Nakol (" golden city") at the foot of the Himalayas lived the king of birds; the youngest of seven daughters was Ma Nora; on the full moon they flew to swim in a pond near the hermit's cave; the forester Bun visited him and found out that a bird girl could catch only with a "snake loop"; before that, he saved the king of snakes, he gave a noose; when the bird virgins took off their tails and wings, B. caught MN with a loop, gave Sutone, Prince of Pawnkala; while S. was at war, angry the counselor said that MN must be sacrificed or the king would die; MN asked for her tail and wings to dance a farewell dance; flew away; S. came back, threw the counselor into prison, went look for MN; the hermit gave him the ring left by MN; gave him a guide monkey; after 7 years, 7 months and 7 days, S. reached the bird kingdom; heard two women coming for water say that today is the end of the period after which MN will eliminate the memories of what happened to her; S. threw the ring into the jug; MN recognized him; the king of birds makes it a condition for marriage that S. must identify his wife among her sisters; S. recognized her by his ring on her finger; S. and MN returned to Sawan Nakol, during their reign humans and birds were friends]: 290-293; Kornev 1963 [Prince Chau Nechi came to the lake, there are 7 girls- peacocks, he hid his youngest's clothes, brought her into the house by his wife, her name is Namarona; the vizier wanted to pass off his daughter as an emergency, persuaded the neighboring king to attack, the emergency went to war; the vizier spread the rumor that enemies won, and the witch, N., is to blame; before her execution, she asks to be allowed to dance in her clothes, flies away; the emergency returned victorious, went to look for his wife; she gave her bracelet to the hermit, ordered her to hand it over to her husband and talk about the road; the hermit gave his companions a pet monkey; the snake lay down as a bridge over a hot river, in which even a sword melted; an arrow fired pushed the mountains apart, and the travelers managed to slip through; cannibal birds fell into the hollow, they ate the monkey, did not notice the emergency; he hid in the feather of one of them, the bird brought him to the kingdom, where the peacock sisters; ChS threw a ring into the bucket of maid N.; she happy, but her father offers tests: 1) break the stone that dammed the river with an arrow (the emergency broke; 2) recognize his wife's finger when 7 sisters put their fingers into the holes (a firefly sat on their finger); emergency with N. returned home]: 35-51; ahem: Wrigglesworth 1991, No. 8 [an orphan young man lived with an old man, hunted birds, saw bird girls going down to swim, fell in love with the youngest, who was the last to arrive; the old man advised him to hide her wings; he hid them in the quiver; at first he could not defeat the girl, found strength by chewing the old man's bethel, tied them with this old man with a rope; took the heavenly maiden second wife, she gave birth to a child; looking up, she saw her wings hidden under the roof, put them on, flew away, returned to the baby, invited her aunt to fly, but she just jumped and fell; flew away completely; domestic the monkey put a wand in the dog's paw to show the owner which way his wife had flown; the dog had seven tails, it led the owner and the monkey to the river; the young man put his sword in the streams, the river parted, having formed two channels; there are seven in total; the dog told me to hold on to its tail, not to laugh, otherwise the tail will come off; the young man and the monkey laugh every time the dog makes an indecent sound, another tail comes off; when there is only one tail left, the dog went home, but the young man and the monkey stayed; the last stream crossed the body of the river dragon lying across the body; the Foot of Heaven came to the rock, where it opens and then the door closes; the monkey began to throw fruits from the tree, the young man threw them into the hole in the rock, the rock stopped; they climbed the cliff to the banyan (ficus), where the monkey said that there was no further road knows, she came back; the young man saw two big birds, one said to the other that she would fly to peck for buffalo meat at the festival in honor of the return of the virgin bird; the young man carved the feather of one bird, hid in a hole along with their child, the birds flew to the field, where they threw buffalo bones, the young man went out; there was a river, the women replied that they had come to bathe the girl bird for water; the young man threw bracelets and necklaces into the jug, asked to pour the jug over the girl's head; she recognized her things; at the festival, the young man pinched the child, the wife recognized his son's cry; all three returned to the ground, the house there was overgrown with vines during this time], 9 [the hunter saw when seven parrot girls went down to the pond to swim; hid the youngest's clothes; she agreed to become his wife; 10 years later she asked permission to go to her mother for 7 days, left the ring and a monkey; seven days later, the hunter went to look for his wife; the monkey jumped across the river with him; there were cliffs at the edges of the path; the young man threw sour fruits at them until they stopped; he came when his wife was being married; he threw her ring, it sat on her finger; she rushed to her husband, fell on a knife, died]: 294-298, 299-300.

South Asia. Ancient India (Satapatha Brahman) [Apsara Urvashi seduced many ascetics and sages with beauty; Mitra cursed her by sending her to live on earth; W. agreed to marry the first king of the Moon the Pururavas dynasties on the condition that they would not see him naked; when the heavenly Gandharvas decided that it was time for W. to return to the upper world, they stole two of her favorite lambs lying at her bed at night; P. chased them, the Gandharvas flashed lightning, W. saw her husband and disappeared; P. came to the lake, where the apsars bathed in the guise of swans; W., who he recognized, told him to come a year later when she would give birth to his son; A year later, the lovers united after P. himself became one of the Gandharvas; to do this, he had to make a sacrifice and make a wish; to sacrifice, the ganharvas were given a brazier with heavenly fire, which P. immediately lost; but he obtained fire by friction, thereby establishing a rite of obtaining sacred fire]: Grinzer 1982b: 350-351; Ancient India [Ravana kidnaps Sita, Rama returns her]: Ramayana; Kashmiris (Muslims) [Prince Bahramgor chases a golden deer, grabs it by the horns; he offers treasures, then offers to sit on it, brings it by air to an unknown country; old the demon Jasdrul promises to protect the prince, gives the keys to a hundred palaces and gardens; B. falls asleep, the Shahpasand fairy, who has arrived in the guise of a dove, sees him, they live as spouses; B. wants to visit his family, J. gives him Call your hair for help; parents died at home, the usurper seized the throne; B. and his wife live with a poor hunter; the chief of security sees S. in the window; the king sends soldiers, S. flies away with a dove, saying blind the hunter's mother, that you should look for her from her father on Mount of Emerald; J. gives the prince a magic wand, sends Nanak Chand to his older brother; he gives powder, sends it to his older brother Safed; S. gives an invisible hat, B. penetrates it through seven constipation, for which the father holds S.; he married him to his daughter, made him the heir to the Emerald Mountain]: Steel, Temple 1984, No. 3:27-39; Sindhi [the fakir gives ash to the childless king Lalu: let him give him a drink with water to his beloved wife; a son Amul Malik will be born, when he finishes his studies, let him come to the fakir; the fakir leads AM to another country, they see the radiance, Coming from the body of King Gulasta's daughter, Princess Husini, AM asks the fakir, then the father, to help marry her; Saiphal's vizier comes to King G. to marry his daughter; H. makes it a condition to live with her husband in separate palaces; the fakir gives AM an invisible hat, says that H. loves a deva named Supped; every Thursday she and her maids enter the banyan, who takes her across the seas to the deva's garden; the fakir teaches quietly eat food brought for H., hide in a banyan; dev will ask H. to dance, give jewelry and clothes, steal them and hide them, pretend to be asleep at home; she will come to look for jewelry, she must jump up, pick up her wings; instead, AM tells H. everything, she grabs her clothes and jewelry, flies away; the fakir tells me to follow H. on a winged horse; on the way he takes out a splinter from the lioness, she gives two adult lion cubs are his assistant; sister X. teaches that when H. and the other peri arrive to swim in the lake, they should hide her clothes; the lion sits on her clothes; H. gives AM his nose ring, tells him to come with him, throw it in the jug to the maid, she will give it back to H.; dev will say that if AM is H.'s legal husband, he must identify his wife among a hundred peri; she will have this ring; dev made three attempts, H. for the third time. attached the ring, Dev gave it to H. Amul Maliku; on the way back, H. kidnapped a deva who lived in a well; the lions went down there (there's a whole country, a palace), tore the deva, returned from X. to the ground on a winged horse; everyone returned to King L., lived happily]: Kinkaid 1922:75-88; Punjabi [woodcutter finds a ruby in a bird's egg, catches a bird, becomes rich, goes on the Hajj; the wife has a Hindu lover; he asks her to slaughter the bird; two of the lumberjack's sons take her head and leave; the youngest is bitten by a snake, he dies; the elder goes to look for people, comes to the city where the king died; he is elected king; the youngest is revived by ascetics, he goes with merchants , sees a girl in the cave, goes down to the lower world for her; she hides him when the dragon arrives; pretends to be afraid if the dragon dies; he explains that his life is in a bird, a cage with a bird in a tree, a tree will grow when Solomon's sword is placed by the river; a young man kills a dragon; a merchant lifts a girl upstairs, leaves the young man at the bottom of the cave; he rubs the stain on his sword, two spirits appear, carry him to the city, where the older brother rules; there is the wedding of a merchant and a girl; the younger brother accidentally tells the king his story; the merchant is executed, the youngest marries a girl]: King 1926, No. 7:81-84; Kashmiris [the merchant's son on the last money buys the dog and the cat, saves the snake; the snake is the son of the king of snakes, tells him to ask his father for a wish-fulfilling ring; he asks for a palace and a beautiful woman; her hair floats away along the river, his the prince sees; the witch promises her hair owner; in the guise of a bee she flies to a woman, turns into an old woman, supposedly her aunt, the woman shows the ring, the old woman takes it away, the prince moves the palace and woman to her; woman asks to postpone the wedding for a month; cat and dog return the ring (cat pretends to be dead, rats celebrate their prince's wedding, cat grabs prince, rat tickles throat witches, she regurgitates the ring, the cat releases the rat prince); on the way back, the dog loses the ring twice, the cat returns it; the merchant's son returns his wife and palace]: Knowles 1888:20-28; Kashmir ( translated from Hindi) [Aath-thr 301+302+516 B+302B; Russian fairy tales such as "Three Kingdoms" Af., 128-130, "Koschey the Immortal", Af., 156-158; the childless king receives barley grains from the fakir, gives his wife food, is born Sherdil, goes on a journey, takes a blacksmith, a carpenter, a grinder as his companions; they stop at the palace, each in turn cooking dinner; a diva in the form of a dwarf and then a giant takes food, beats cook, everyone pretends to be sick and lunch is eaten by a dog; S. demands that the divas take the form of a warrior, cuts him in two; leaves the grinder king, gives barley grain; if the shoot dries up, it is necessary go to the rescue; the same in the second city (S. kills a witch, makes a blacksmith king); in the third he leaves a carpenter, marries a beautiful woman; finds the girl's head in a basket on a tree above the river; blood drips into the water, turns into flowers; finds a body in the palace, puts her head, the girl comes to life; she is stolen by a genie, separates her head during his absence; the girl persuades the genie to tell where his soul is (in the West there is a tree in the desert, in front of it a dog with a pile of grass and a horse with a pile of bones; a bee in a starling, a starling in a cage, a cage on a tree; the guards will miss if you give the dog bones and horses grass); the prince kills a bee takes the girl; her golden hair floats along the river; another king finds it, sends it to the old woman; she persuades the princess to find out where Sh.'s strength is; in a sword, the old woman throws her into the fire, takes the princess away; friends find the body, fix their sword, revive Sh.; under the guise of a carpenter, he takes his wife and old woman in a flying palanquin, throws the old woman on the rocks, returns to his native kingdom]: Zograf 1976:71-80; Uttar Pradesh, Hindi: Zograf 1976 [the young king's wife does not like his three younger brothers, especially his youngest; tells him to bring Anarzadi (the pomegranate girl); he goes looking for her; Rakshas in guise a sadhu (hermit) gives a bunch of keys; in the seventh room, the young man sees skeletons; they laugh, say they were also princes, they were looking for A.; Rakshas pushed everyone into boiling oil; they told him to push him into oil himself; after killing Rakshasa, the young man meets a real sadhu; he tells him to pick a flower from a pomegranate when the peri comes to swim; you cannot look back when the peri calls; the young man looked around, fell dead, his sadhu revived; the young man fell asleep at the well, the flower turned into A.; the liar took her clothes, pushed her into a well, lay down with the young man; he married a liar; A. became a rose in the well; the prince caught her; his wife pretends to be sick, a rose will cure her; she trampled on it, threw it away; a pomegranate has grown; tells her to cut it down; a pomegranate flower falls from the core of the trunk, the prince hides it in the barn, finds A. in the morning, marries; the liar kills horses, smears her sleeping mouth with blood, accuses her; the prince orders A. to be cut into pieces in the forest; a grenade grew there, the poor man dug clay, knocked down a tree, A. came out of it, said that he would be sister; weaves scarves, the prince is looking for a craftswoman, she tells her story; the liar is executed]: 87-93; Crooke 1892-1893, No. 744 (Mirzapur) [three princes are married, the fourth youngest is single; daughters-in-law: not Does he want to take the Pomegranate Princess (Anar Shahzadi); the young man goes in search; the demon turns him into a crow, sends him to pick a grenade, but only one, otherwise the demoness will kill him; he takes the second, the demoness killed him; the demon revived him, made him a parrot, sent him again, he brought a grenade; the demon turned him into a fly, the demoness did not find it and returned; the young man went to prepare the wedding; at this time the princess left pomegranate; the sweeper offered to exchange jewelry, pushed the princess into the well; the princess turned into a lotus flower there; daughters-in-law do not believe that the wife brought by the younger prince is The Pomegranate Princess; the prince hunts, the servant tries to get water from the well, the lotus jumps into the bucket and then jumps out; lets the prince reach it; the liar tore the lotus and threw it away; grew up a pomegranate tree with a single flower; the liar ordered the tree to be cut down, gave the flower to the gardener's wife; she put it in a pomegranate, and the princess came out of it; the woman adopted her; when she saw it beautiful, the prince decided to marry her; the liar pretended to be sick, demanded the girl's liver, got it; her; but a house appeared at the scene of the murder, two peacocks in front of him, and the princess was inside; the prince persuaded the peacocks let him in; she forgave her, her daughters-in-law admitted that she was a princess; the liar was buried waist-deep in the ground and shot with bows]: 211-212; Nepalese [King Suttalsingh's son if he fires an arrow, she will return to him; the son of the vizier remembers what he saw forever; the son of a brahmana can throw any object far away and return it; the son of a blacksmith can restore every thing to its original appearance; they leave to wander; the prince hears a noise, fires an arrow, she did not return; it turns out that he killed his beloved elephant, he fell on an arrow; the prince falls asleep at the elephant's body, his companions leave in the morning; the prince comes to the city where the monster ate everyone remains the princess; she hides it, takes it out from the monster where his soul is; in a cave in the west there is a fire-breathing snake, he has a jewel on his head; you have to pierce the snake's throat with an arrow , and so that she does not fall to the ground; the prince does everything, kills the monster, marries a princess; she drops her hair into the river, another prince finds him; his father sends an old woman in a magic boat to get the owner hair; the old woman persuaded the prince's wife to say what his death was; there is a tree in the west, its splinters must be torn off, his sword and shield must be burned on them, they will become small, he will die; and so it happened; wife The prince has time, as he asked, to put his corpse in a golden vessel and fill it with oil; the prince's friends found out that the brahmana's son, wearing antelope skin, had carried them to his body, and the blacksmith's son restored the shield and sword to their former appearance , the prince came to life, brought his wife back, everyone returned home]: Heunemann 1980, No. 4:53-67; konkani (Goa) [Moses and Edward sleep in a hut; a beautiful woman (demon's daughter) enters, puts a ring on the finger of good M.; the old man does not tell you to follow a certain path, M. and E. go; the evil E. enters the house to dance, plays, loses everything, is captivated; the daughter of another demon explains how to get to the beauty who left M. the ring; leave the grain and egg at seven gates for the seven demon guards; M. finds the owner of the ring; her father demands to identify her among 500 girls (she will take a pin in her mouth); gets a wife; buys E., who kills M., puts on his clothes; his wife does not believe, finds, revives M.; E. is executed, M. stays with his wife in the palace]: Davidson, Phelps 1937, No. 3:19-22; konkani (Goa) [prince, taking the son of the vizier with him, went hunting; they left at the fork; the prince saw a bird with unusual plumage, tried to get it, it takes it deeper into the forest; bird: the princess inside the fruit is more beautiful than me; the prince is back home, but spent the night in the stable, where a black maid found him in the morning; the prince persuaded his parents to let him go in search of the princess inside the fruit; went into the hut; old lady: many were looking for her, everyone turned into stone statues; tells you to leave the horse with her, turned it into a crow; when you fly, do not turn around when you hear screams; these are turned into stones; if you turn around, you will also petrify; pluck the fruit and bring it in his beak; the prince did so; again in the form of a man jumps back; near the lake house he got off his horse and opened the fruit; fainted, and the gold-haired princess ran to the water; black maid she pushed her into the water, went to the prince who had come to her senses and said that after washing the water, she had darkened; everyone was amazed to see the prince with such a bride; the lotus blossomed on the lake, no one can rip it off, and the prince is easy I did; the imaginary wife cooked the lotus and threw it out the window; there grew a tree - red vegetable pepper, with one fruit on it; the imaginary wife cut it down and threw it out the gate; there grew a huge tree with many fruits, people ate them; at the request of his wife, the prince ordered the tree to be cut down; people came to pick up the fruits; the old woman sent her son, he played too much, sorted out the fruits; she told him to at least roll the stump; the imaginary wife I noticed a girl come out of the stump to drive away the buffalo, which had begun to eat dried rice; sent servants to kill her, bring her liver and heart; but they let the girl go; she set up a hut in the woods, raised her a talking parrot; the prince came there by accident; she does not unlock, but tells her story; he told everything for his part; the princess opened the door; the black woman was beheaded by the prince]: Rodrigues 2020: 246-259; kannada [the mighty king asks his four sons what they will do after his death; elder: I will continue my father's work on the throne; second: I will help my brother rule the state; third: I will stand up at the head of the army; fourth: I will become king of kings, I will build my own city and marry four heavenly maidens; the king expelled the youngest son; once in the forest, he came to the old woman's house; she is a daughter a wise hermit who lost control and raped a girl; then he was torn to pieces by a tiger and his daughter born was ugly; her mother died and she became a hermit in the forest; in As a result, she became powerful; the young man began to herd her cows; she ordered them not to be taken north; he went, hid by the pond; Indra's four heavenly daughters came down, took off their sarees, began to swim; he stole one sari; the maiden ran after him, promised to become a wife, he looked around in amazement, she took the sari and turned the young man into stone; the old woman found him and revived him; told him, taking the sari, to run to her house and not look back; he so he did; the old woman turned him into a baby, and hid the sari inside his thigh so that the seam was not visible; when the maiden came running, the old woman advised her to cover herself with a cotton sari; then promised to return it saree, if the virgin agreed to become the wife of a young man; the young man and his wife came to the city; the king's servants saw the virgin, told the king; he pretended to be sick, sent the young man to extract the venom of the snake Karkotak; the wife sent him to mountains to the snake hole and gave a letter for the snake; on the way he saved a worm from the web; threw a letter into the hole; four snakes carried him to the lower world to the king of snakes; the letter asked to marry the giver's daughter and comply with his request for poison; when he returned with his second wife and poison, the young man gave the poison to the king's servants; when they opened the bottle, the tamarind next to him broke out and burned; the king ordered that the poison be buried deeper; sent a young man to bring crocodile bile; on the way, the young man let a young crocodile on land into the water; the young man sent letters from his wife to the crocodiles; the king of the seas gave him a daughter, diamonds and bile; now the king asks him to go to heaven to Indra and find out how his late parents and brothers are doing; the wives wrote many letters, the young man jumped into the fire, the god of fire took him to heaven, where Indra gave him a daughter, letters to the king and the minister and returned them to earth; on the way, the young man saved ants when the anthill was flooded with water; the young man gave letters; inviting them to heavenly paradise - you must also jump into the fire; the king and minister with their families burned down; the young man made a poor brahman king; he and his four wives built a new city; at this time his father lost his kingdom and became a firewood seller; he came with his family to the young man's city; he sheltered them; gave them sarees the first wife for the custody of his mother; the wife asked her for it, put it on and all four wives flew to heaven, and the city turned into a jungle again; the young man brought his brothers and mother to the city, where he made a brahmana king, and himself went to look for wives; his wives met him, and the first said that he must be tested by Indra to recognize him as his son-in-law; his wives took him to heaven, turning him into a fish in a vessel of water, and left; I. tells 1) to collect the scattered sesame in 3 hours (the young man called the ants - they perform); 2) get the ring thrown there from the well (the frog took it out; when meeting the hero with the frog, the informant is lowered; to do this, the frog threw a tadpole to be eaten by snakes at the bottom of the well, and found the ring himself); 3) cut the banana tree into three parts with one blow (the crocodile cut it); 4) get to know the first wife among three identical girls (the worm, now a flying insect, sat on her sari); I. arranged a wedding; on earth, a young man conquered kingdoms; his father admitted that he was right]: Ramanujan 1997, No. 3:5-15; Tamils [the prince and the minister's son went on a journey; an elephant took a daughter from one king; the elephant is surrounded by four circles of defenders: jackals, leopards, tigers, elephants; the prince defeated jackals and leopards; pulled out the quagmire of the tiger king, who became his friend, recalled his tigers; the prince returned the princess, got him married; he retired in the forest out of need, at which time the underground demon took the princess away, and the minister's son did not even resist; the tiger called the animals, they dug a hole into the lower world, the prince lowered the chain there, went down, killed the demon, sent his wife and another princess kidnapped by the demon upstairs; the minister's son threw off the chain and came to his father princess disguised as a son-in-law; the princess asks to postpone the celebrations for six months; the prince turned to the deity, became a kite, flew to the ground; began to live with a garland seller; makes the best; threw a ring to his wife, she got to know him; everything was clarified; the minister's son was forgiven]: Natesa Sastri 1886:208-230 (a similar but worse quality option in Blackburn 2005, No. 46); muria [the Raja has seven wives, each with a son; the youngest he ordered to live in a stable; the Raja goes blind, the wise man orders his sons to be sent for the liver of the Shining Goat; six brothers are reluctant to take the youngest; the goat jumps into a deep hole; the older brothers are afraid go down, there are snakes, tigers and scorpions; the youngest goes down, the creatures disappear, he marries Rakshasi's daughter, then her sister, then gets six more daughters Mahapurub, he also gives the Goat; brothers all this is picked up, the rope is cut off, the young man falls, breaks; the girls say that they must live alone for 12 years; the Goat's liver makes his father's eyes even more sick (this is an imaginary liver); the young man comes to life, appears rope, he climbs upstairs, disguised as a dirty beggar, hires to guard the girls' house; tells them his story, they wash and dress him; he treats his father with a real liver; Raja executes his elders sons]: Elwin 1944, No. 1:3-13; muria [Raja's wife quarreled with his younger brother and he left; came to Rakshasi Jal Kaniya; said he wanted to marry her sister Bael Kaniya, who lived inside the fruit of a Hungarian quince (Aegle marmelos); JK hid the young man from her husband, but he came, sniffed him out and promised not to harm him; but when he saw it, he decided to swallow it; the young man became small; when Rakshas He swallowed him, he cut his liver and stomach with a knife, went outside; Rakshasi said that only her husband could help overcome the guards of predatory animals around that tree; the young man revived the Rakshasa; when they arrived in the forest, Rakshas gave the tiger a goat, bear fruit, and milk to the snake; when the fruit was picked, the Rakshasa ordered not to cut it on the way, but only at home; but the young man violated the ban; a girl came out of the fruit and became cook; but the young man fell asleep and she could not wake him up; the underground inhabitants took her to Tarbhum Ghotul (lower world); the young man woke up six months later; heard a voice from an anthill, dug it up; ants they built an anthill on the head of a long-haired sadhu; he said he had been meditating for many years; explained that you can only go down to TG by weaving a rope from the bark of twelve forests; when the rope is ready, sadhu he let the young man down, promising to pick him up if he gave a signal; the young man killed the underground inhabitants, the sadhu began to pick him up; BK said that she forgot the necklace below, the young man jumped after him; found the necklace, but the ground cannot rise; two vultures came down to peck at the corpses of the dead; the female agreed to put the young man on her back and carry him to the ground; he found Jogal Karo, the daughter of a sadhu; she said that her father had locked her BK; for promising to marry her, she said that her father's life was in a bird's nest in the middle of the sea; gave a ring; the young man threw him into the sea, a frog came out, brought him to that nest, he took it; the sadhu forbade his daughter to marry a young man, took him to the temple to sacrifice Chandi Devi; offered to eat rice on the floor like roosters peck; the young man asked to show, hacked the sadha, but with his blood There were a thousand of the same ones; then JK tore off that bird's legs and wings and then cut its throat; the sadhu died; the young man took BK, but JK shot him with a bow out of jealousy; the mongoose revived him; BK said: let JK will also be the young man's wife; all three returned to the boy's brother, lived well]: Elwin 1944, No. I.5:24-38; buffalo maria: Elwin 1944, No. 1.9 [seven brothers go to look for wives, the eldest finds it remains to wait for them; they return without getting married; The monkey says that Ghasia (the caste of tinkers) killed his older brother, took his wife away; the brothers revive the victim with a potion received from the Bear; promise The monkey is a wife for his help; he finds G.'s house, tells the woman to know where his soul is; he lies twice (brothers kill fish and crab in vain); when a crane is killed, G. dies; instead of a wife, the Monkey is given money to buy it among the monkeys; they drive him away; the monkey begs his brothers for money, they kill him], 13 [Raja's seven sons decide to go look for brides; the Raja asked the youngest son to stay at home; six found a raja, who has 7 daughters, took them for themselves and for his brother, who stayed at home; they spent the night by the pond; Raxa (i.e. Rakshas) came out, turned the young men into stone; the girls said that They are menstruating; their younger brother went in search, found girls; became a fly when Rax came; told the girls to find out what Raxa's soul was in; in a golden bird on a banyan across the seven seas; on the way, a young man kills a snake that devours another bird's chicks; it brings it to the banyan, then back; the young man tells the Rakshasa to revive the brothers, then finishes off the bird; the brothers pull out the youngest's eyes; he he is hired to guard the field from birds; maidens coming out of the water play with the young man at night, give him eyes for this time, take him away in the morning; the owner and fellow villagers help drive the maidens away, the young man remains with his eyes; the young man's bride promises to marry the one who sent an arrow into the sky; the young man, disguised as a beggar, wins, takes on his true form; the father expels six brothers, hands over the throne to the younger]: 36-38, 53-56; baiga : Elwin 1939, No. 4 [two gondi sisters came to the dried up body of water; the eldest asked the youngest for her ring, threw it into the pond and it was full; when they got drunk, the youngest demanded her ring from the elder ; she went into the water and descended deeper; found the ring, threw it to her sister, but drowned herself; the youngest climbed onto the tamarind; Tsarevich Baiga lay down to rest under it; the girl's tear fell on him; the prince he ordered to get the girl, brought her home, but his tsar-father took her away; then the prince burned the lock in which the axe was kept - the father's soul; the tsar died, the prince took the girl for himself and reigned happily with her]: 494- 495; 1944, No. 3 [poor parents leave their newborn in the forest; he is raised by a tigress; he steals Raja's son's fiancée for him; tigers and leopards come to the wedding; they want to eat the newlyweds, the young man shot animals made of bow; a young man and his wife come to people; a barber tries to kill him, puts on a young man's clothes, takes his form; his wife invites him to shoot the tigers, who kill the barber; the Raja promises recognize as a son-in-law the one who pulls the young man's bow; he himself comes from a blacksmith who hides from a barber, pulls on a bow, gets a kingdom]: 424-426; baiga [wives of four brothers advise the youngest fifth to find a wife; he came to live with the wizard Dewar; asked him for his wife; D. teach him how to knock down a fruit from a tree, which contains beautiful Anarjodi; her 20 older sisters take care of her; a young man knocked down a fruit, sisters A. chased, but did not dare to break into D.'s house; D. ordered to open the fruit only at home; the young man opened it on the way; when he fell asleep, the bumblebee picked the flower from A.'s head, threw it into the well, A. disappeared; D. gave the young man a magic call him ash; the young man called, D. returned his wife; one day Chamarin stole a flower A. with a knocked out eye; she disappeared, and C. took her form; the young man did not notice anything, but they began to laugh at him; D. returned A., killed C.; a foreign king went with an army to take A. away, but the young man threw ash at his enemies, the ash turned into stinging insects and snakes, the enemies fled; the brahman saw the young man making love to his wife, cursed them: how Just hug again, both will die; that's what happened]: Elwin 1949, No. 7:498-501; ho [Lita says she only marries Princess Bilbati; his six older brothers are married; in the muni forest (saint hermit) directs him to another muni, that to the third; third: the princess is imprisoned in the largest fruit under the protection of the Rakshasa; if he takes not the biggest fruit, the Rakshasa will kill him; turned the young man into the bird; frightened by the Rakshasa, it grabbed the first fruit she came across; the Rakshasa ate it; the Muni sent the crow to bring Rakshasa crap, revived L.; now L. flew in the form of a parrot, grabbed the biggest , Mooney made the parrot a fly, the Rakshasa did not find it; contrary to the warning, L. split the fruit with a strong blow, a stream of light broke out and killed it; Princess B. can revive it with water; asks a girl from the caste the fireplace to get water from the well; she invites the princess to get water herself, pushes her into the well, collects water, revives L., pretends to be B.; later L. sees a flower in the well, brings it to his wife, who is it tore it and threw it away; the tree of the kind from which the fruit was picked grew; the horse broke into the garden, one fruit fell on it and stuck; the owner cut it, there was a girl inside; and the imaginary princess fell seriously ill; L . ordered that girl to be killed, the imaginary B. recovered; before her death, the real B. asked her severed limbs to be placed in the corners of the grave; L. found a palace on this site; two birds tell the whole story; Six months later, L. waited for B., but she ran away; a year later he grabbed her; everything is fine; the liar was executed]: Bompas 1909:461-465; the condas [the king and queen have a son; they decided that they did not need more children; but 10 years later they wanted another child, sacrificed to the gods; however, immediately after the birth of their youngest son, both died; he was raised by his aunt; the baby cries and falls silent all the time after she promises that he will marry a maiden who touches a stone into gold and the earth into cereals; at school, the prince quarreled with another boy; he called him a sorcerer, who caused his parents to die; The prince was shocked, climbed into the cave, stayed lying down; when he was found and brought to his aunt, he reminded her of her promise - it was time to fulfill it; he was married to a princess, but at the wedding he offered her turn the stone into gold; she could not, the prince rejected her; sent her again to look for the bride; the servant, who went north, stopped in the village with the brahmana and saw his daughter turn the brass plate into golden; her name is Geiramma; the brahmana was brought in a palanquin to the queen (i.e. the prince's aunt) and she ordered him to bring her daughter, otherwise he would be executed; G. agrees to marry provided that she is with the prince during the day, and return to her father for the night; after the wedding, the prince and aunt thought that this would not last long, but even after a few years, G. still sat in the palanquin and went to her parents at sunset; The prince dressed as poor, followed her; when G.'s parents fell asleep, she opened the magic book, after which a white elephant descended from the sky for her; the prince grabbed his tail; at Indra G.'s palace, joined to 6 other heavenly maidens; the prince asked the old drummer to give him his seat; 7 virgins began to dance in front of I.; as a reward, G. asked I. for permission to always stay on earth if he wanted, or in heaven; he gave her a ring to do so; she came to thank the drummer without recognizing her husband; he asked for an I. ring as a reward and G. gave it to him; G. returned to the ground on an elephant's back, and the prince clutched his tail; in the morning they were both in the palace; the prince began to tell G. his supposedly dream, describing everything that happened at night; G. asked to show her the ring, persuaded her to give it to her, put it on and flew to sky; the prince went on a journey; saw a snake crawl through the tree to the nest, going to eat the chicks; he cut the snake apart, they turned into three mountains; parent birds flew in, each in their claws and elephant beak; chicks to parents: we will not eat until you help our savior; one of the birds put the prince on his back and, accompanied by another bird, brought I. to the palace; i.e. G. polluted By communicating with a mortal, I. sent both to earth; G. no longer left at night and, as a heavenly fairy, became the ruler of the country]: Schulze 1922, No. 23:113-123; Sinhalese: Volkhonsky, Solntseva 1985, No. 80 [the tsar father and stepmother want to kill two princes, the flower girl advises to flee; the brothers pick up the pigeon killed by Vedda; whoever eats the right half will become king immediately, who is left through seven years old; the eldest is elected king; the youngest (MB) becomes a slave to the Hittirala (a member of the merchant caste); the king's youngest daughter identifies him as a prince, tells x. to bring him; MB catches fish, she promises to save him; x. pushes MB into the river, takes the princess; the fish saves the MB, he comes to the wedding of x. and the princess, tells his story; the king turns out to be the older brother, MB marries, gets half the kingdom, x. torn on four parts], 92 [the youngest of the seven giants (MB) does not work, lies on the ash; the brothers send him to the plot, he grows a giant field of rice; the brothers lie that there is no field, he leaves; takes in the companions of a banyan picking his teeth, fishing with an elephant that blocked the river with his feet; the companions are killed in turn by a woman they come to ask for coals; MB threatens to kill her, she revives the satellites; they throw a fish bone, blocking the river; the river dries up; they take out the bone themselves; someone brings a piece of bone to the king, gets the princess promised by the king; MB exposes impostor, gives the princess to her first companion; similar episodes with other kings, each companion gets a wife; MB marries the daughter of the cannibal king he killed; her hair is swallowed by fish, gets to the king; old woman promises to bring a woman; asks MB's wife to know where his life is; in a sword; old woman puts her sword into the fire, takes the woman away; MB companions see lemon trees and lotus flowers have withered; find and clean sword; revived MB finds his wife, kills the kidnapper, takes his kingdom]: 176-182, 222-225; Sinhales [seven brothers tell the youngest eighth to marry; he refuses; they order to marry Princess Mahiyallegama; he climbs the stairs to her, fell to the ground, broke into a thousand pieces; people from Awulpur collected them, glued them together from Handi, revived the young man from Upatta; he comes to M. agrees to sit only on her couch, eat only from her golden dish; takes wives; they go to town; he goes to get a horse, leaves M. in a tree; a woman from the blacksmiths caste sees her reflection in the well, thinks she is so beautiful; notices M., asks her to get off, wash herself, pushes her into the well, puts on her clothes, climbs a tree, the prince takes her for M., takes her away; the blind takes M. out the well, which makes him sighted, leads to her palace]: Volkhonsky, Solntseva 1985, No. 136:322-324.

Malaysia-Indonesia. Simalur [an elderly childless Raja and his wife promise that if they have a daughter, they will marry her as the Lord of the Upper Reaches; the girl is followed by a seven-headed serpent; two brothers take her free; the youngest is killed by a snake, the elder hides; on the way home, the youngest falls asleep, the elder cuts off his leg, pretends to be the winner of the snake; the younger brother falls to the top of the fisherman, lives with him; comes along with everyone at the wedding ceremony; his wife recognizes him, puts her hidden leg, the cripple recovers, is recognized as a son-in-law]: Koehler 1964:44-50; minahasa [Manimporok catches a white bird that she arrives to peck bananas; she asks to remove her ring from her leg, turns into the beautiful Wulan Kalenoan ("full moon"); Merentek, an acquaintance of Manimporok, goes hunting with him, comes back, takes V.; Maniporok turns the ring on his finger, immediately a cockatoo flies in, says that Merentek took V. to an island; there V. put the kidnapper to sleep, he and her husband tied him up, brought him to the village; he was rubbed with pepper, they were beaten with sticks and driven around the village; the couple had 3 sons and 2 daughters]: Kratz 1973, No. 53:243-245; murut: Wrigglesworth 1991, No. 5 (Keningau band) [(Brooks 1960:34-47); Baiagong hunter went look for prey at a watering place; sees seven girls bathing, hides the youngest's rainbow clothes; the elders could not pick her up, flew away; B. brings the maiden into the house, hides her clothes in a chest; the wife gives birth to a son; feels that her mother-in-law does not love her and does not believe that she is a heavenly maiden; tells her son her story, he says he knows where her clothes are; when she flies away, the heavenly maiden teaches her son how he and his father can find her ; at the place where K. met her, the old man is fishing; you have to grab his hook, he will throw a fishing rod into the heavenly land of Kayangan; on the way, B. frees fish from the top, builds a bridge for ants across the stream, frees a squirrel from a trap, a deer entangled in vines, a firefly from a web; a fisherman throws B. and his son into heaven, his wife meets B.; her Raja father says that her daughter also has a fiancé in heaven -prince; gives tasks; 1) get beads thrown into the river (they get fish); 2) collect rice scattered in the grass (ants collect); 3) collect all the fruits from the chopped tree without breaking the branches (the squirrel collects); 4) race with the local prince to get red leaves from a tree in the distance (prince flies, but B. rides a deer, returns first); 5) identify his wife's cup among many (firefly shows); Raja gives B. wife, but does not tell him to return to earth; celestials want B. to swim in the pond, getting rid of the human smell; crocodiles in the pond, B. sticks his finger, he turns white, B. refuses to swim; his they throw garbage through a hole in the floor of the house, it ends up on the ground, a drum, an ax, and a coconut fall nearby; a whole grove immediately grows out of coconut, the drum scares off enemies, the ax kills them, extracting trophy heads; his son occasionally descends from heaven, then stops; after B.'s death, his white finger, ax and drum became murut relics], 6 (Timugon band) [the old man tells Raja's son in a dream ( elders) go to the Grandmother, who will help get the youngest of the seven sisters; the young man comes there; seven maidens come down from the sky to swim; the young man hides the youngest's clothes, brings the girl to the Grandmother, marries her, hides her clothes in a rice barn; brings his wife to her father; he dies, the young man inherits his duties; does not pay attention to his wife, drinks and debauchery; the wife finds her clothes under the roof; when her son has already begun to crawl, he is flying away; the husband goes to Grandma, who sends a boat that brings him to heaven; the wife returns, the husband is now loyal to her]: 276-285, 286-289; tombonuvo [the young man stays overnight in the forest under the fruit tree, believing that the birds are eating fruits; seven rhinoceros arrive before dawn; they fly to swim, turn into girls; the young man turns into a lizard, grabs, takes away the youngest's clothes; the elders cannot lift the youngest, they fly away; the young man becomes human again, says that he knows nothing about the clothes of the heavenly maiden, brings his wife into the house; when she is last month pregnant, the husband leaves , supposedly, to fish, but she goes to ask the Sultan's daughter for his wife; after giving birth and learning about her husband's infidelity, the heavenly wife leaves milk for the child, causes the wind, he takes her to heaven; the husband, taking the child, goes to her search; a rock on the way; the child walks along it, leaving traces in stone, the father behind him; walks across the plain with spiders; with snakes; stop at the old woman Ombuinang; a noise is heard, this maiden is passed off as Intuu nu Bugang ; the son comes there, his rooster defeats all her roosters, he finds his mother, drinks her milk; brings his father; he kills I. in a duel; kills everyone who comes to fight him; returns his wife; revives killed]: Wrigglesworth 1991, No. 4:268-275; dayaki of the sea [hunting with a wind tube, Siu got lost, found himself on the seashore; the beauty offered to take him to his house, became his wife on condition that he will never kill a bird (she herself is a bird spirit), gave birth to a son Seragunting; one day he cries, he cannot be comforted, Sioux breaks the ban, his wife leaves; Siu, taking the baby, goes to look for her, on the way to leaves find milk for the baby; on the seashore, seven boats with the son-in-law of the supreme god Singalang Burong consistently refuse to take it; a huge spider comes out of the sea, transporting Siu and his son to To her departed wife, she turns out to be Bunsu Katupong, the younger niece of the SB; local spirits threaten to kill Seragunting and his father, who is on difficult assignments; the last (previous ones are not specified) is to bring with hunting is the best prey; Seragunting's half-alive dog gets healthy and strong, spirits return empty-handed and Seragunting chases wild boar; spirit spears bounce off the animal, and Seragunting is easy kills him by throwing a knife; the SB recognizes Seragunting as a grandson; one day he accidentally turns the SB pillow over, under it you can see their home on the ground; the SB lets Seragunting and his father go, teaches military science and rice farming, says forest birds are spirits, they take on a bird's appearance on earth; father and son end up at home]: Gomes 1904:12-29 (similar, shorter version in Perham 1883:237-240); Bali [poor orphan Lentir saves a fly from a web, an eagle from a plexus of branches; by the lake she hides the clothes of one of the heavenly maidens who have come down to swim, her name is Nilotama; one day she finds her clothes and flies away; The eagle brings L. to heaven; the old man tells his wife to be identified among her sisters; a fly sits on her; L. and his wife on an eagle return to earth]: Leeuven Bomkamp 1983, No. 47:224-227; Western Toraja [fisherman I noticed that the water in the reservoir was muddy; he remained guarded, seven moon maidens came down in the morning and began to swim; the fisherman hid his clothes alone, got married, the name of the virgin Topitoe, she gave birth to a son; cooked food red, the husband said that she was cooking blood; it was not so, the wife was offended, asked her parents to lower her stairs, told her husband to take care of the child, climbed the rainbow; the husband took the child, climbed on the banyan tree, he grew up to the moon; his wife allowed her husband to stay only overnight; when he woke up, he found himself on the ground; the baby stayed, T. began to breastfeed him, he got dirty, his bowel movements were grasshoppers; T. s fright took away her breast, milk spilled across the sky, became the Milky Way; banyan now grows on the moon, can be seen there]: Kruyt 1938, No. 40:390-391; Loinang [Ade Banggai sees seven heavenly maidens flying swimming in a pond; hides one of them's clothes; she is forced to marry him, gives birth to a daughter; he hid her clothes under the roof in a flute; the daughter cries, the mother breaks the roof to let in the sunlight, finds clothes, flies away; AB rises to heaven on a rattan that has grown to heaven, lives there with his wife and daughter; one person began to sweep, cut off rattan, it fell, became a mountain; AB descends to the ground on a big back birds, falls on a banyan tree, becomes a monkey, becomes the ancestor of monkeys; the bird becomes small, now nests in rice crops without harming them]: Kruyt 1930:505-508 in Fischer 1932: 213-214, in Lessa 196:148, 154; Tidore Island (off the west coast of Halmahera) [a sailor from a wrecked ship lives in an old woman's house on an island; 10 winged heavenly maidens go down to swim; the sailor hides the youngest's winged robe, takes her as his wife; she gives birth to two sons; finds hidden wings, flies away; the children tell their father about what happened; the husband asks the birds to take him to heaven, only honey the bird is able to pick him up; the man in the sky gives him flies, they will sit on his wife (she will have to be identified, all the women in the sky look the same); warns him not to talk to anyone; the husband does not answer talking logs, bamboo; the king orders to identify his wife; then separate the millet seeds from the others (flies separate); the wife gives birth to a third son; the king allows you to go down the silver rope stairs; on earth, a wife gives birth to a fourth; sons become chiefs of Tidore and three neighboring islands]: de Vries 1925 (1): 161-166 in Knappert 1999:299-301; Solor [Doni Bélen's seven daughters the image of turtles descends from the sky to the spring; old Wae Bélek grabs one of them, taking her wings (it is not said exactly how); gives Pati Kopo Nama as his wife; she hides her name from him; he lies down under a palm tree, pretending to fall and break; mourning him, the wife calls herself Péni Buka Tapo Lolong; the imaginary dead man gets up; offended, the wife leaves their baby milk in a vessel from the shell, flies to heaven; husband finds her sisters and asks him to take him to heaven; animals help her father accomplish her father's difficult tasks; husband and wife return to earth, where his wife turns into stone]: Arndt 1938:7-8 ; tetum (Lassiolat) [Liurai Suri Ikun saw seven heavenly maidens descend to the spring; sends his slaves Letti and Lamo to hide Buik Ikun's clothes; these clothes are the skins of beautiful birds; maidens they fly away, and BI marries LSI, gives birth to a son; finds her clothes in a bamboo vessel, they are dusty; BM shakes it out, flies away; LSI tries in vain to climb into the sky from a tall tree; the bird offers take him and his son to heaven; BI's parents want to test it; 1) determine which of the bamboo vessels contains palm wine (the rest have water); the fly warns LSI that it will sit on this vessel; 2) cock fight, the rooster LSI put on wins; 3) separate the grains from the sand (rice birds separate); 3) identify BI among other girls; the dog flea warns that it will bite it, it will move; but these fleas bit everyone, everyone moved; LSI now tells them not to bite people, but to crawl in the ashes of the hearth; another flea promises to bite only BI; LSI offers her a gold or silver ring, but that She only agrees to be allowed to sleep with people; as it happened, LSI identified BI; parents send BI with her husband and son to earth; before that, she asks them and receives a wish-fulfilling ring; land holiday]: Vroklage 1962:130-133; Timor [seven parrots dropped their feathers, became girls, bathed; prince hid the youngest's feathers; returned for promising to return two days later and become his wife; the prince does not sleep, falls asleep, the heavenly maiden cannot wake him up, flies away; the awakened prince manages to grab one feather; kills and cuts the servant into pieces, believing that he has sedated him; goes to look for the heavenly maiden; the servant's spirit turns into a horse, carries an exhausted prince; advises to let fish on the shore go to sea; two eagles grabbed the snake by the ends, cannot divide it, the prince cuts it in half; goes to the festival, He is mistaken for a thief, the local chief orders him to get the bird whose pen he owns; the eagles bring the parrot princess, her ring falls into the sea; she demands it, the chief sends the prince for the ring, the fish brings it; the princess cuts the prince to pieces, revives him handsome; the chief wants the same, the princess turns him into a freak; he is overthrown, the prince reigns]: Correia 1973:119-125.

Taiwan - Philippines. Kalinga-apayao [the youngest of the seven celestial sisters of Sinarugkawan; at noon they were going down to the ground to swim in the river; they noticed a sugarcane field owned by Dungkuwan, went to eat there are reeds; blind mother D. told her son that the field was burning (so dazzling was the beauty of the girls); next time D. waited for the sisters to swim, took away S.'s wings; took her as his wife, hid her wings in bamboo; S. gave birth to a son; one day bamboo fell to the floor, she found her wings in it, flew away; D. and her son began to ask different birds to take them to heaven, but only the fastest, Chaetura gigantea dubea, sem. Apodidae, carried it; husband, wife and son live happily in heaven]: Wrigglesworth 1991, No. 26:241-243; callahan [orphan Pedro comes to the old woman's house; she teaches you to hide the wings of a beauty with a star on breasts when she arrives to swim; if she tells you to turn her head, you can't turn it, otherwise you will turn into stone; P. hid his wings, but turned his head, became a stone; the old woman crushed her gold beads rubbed P. with gold dust, he came to life; next time he successfully took Doña Maria's wings, married her; they have a daughter; DM found her wings under a pile of rice, flew away; P. came to the king, the father of DM; he gives difficult errands, but P. has a magic ring; 1) build a house within an hour; 2) collect the grain scattered in dust (the birds and chickens collected); 3) wash and dry the king's clothes within an hour (the monkeys dried) ; 4) clean and tidy the house; father allows DM to return to P. and her daughter]: Wrigglesworth 1991, No. 27:245-251; northern kanai [Lopi went to the pond from which his buffalo drank him in the morning, see if there were any wild ducks there; 7 girls were swimming there, he hid his youngest's feather clothes; her sisters flew away; L. brought her wife to his house, they have two boys; playing, they found their mother's clothes in the corner ; she flew away, telling her sons to tell their father that they should look for her "where the moon sets and the sun rises"; L. came to the chief of the birds, who sent them to the chief of buffaloes, lions; he went to Dalag, the leader of the fish; only one the fish knew the way, D. told her to take L. on her back; the king father of the heavenly virgins demands that L. identify his wife among her sisters; L. remembered that his wife had needle injections on her fingers when she was sewing; the king let L. and his wife go home]: Wrigglesworth 1991, No. 20:217-219; ilianen manobo: Wrigglesworth 1991, No. 2 [Itung makes anklets, goes looking for suitable vines, lost his way, came home women (this is his father's sister), who says that at noon, 7 heavenly maidens go down to the pond to swim; their tame monkeys guard their clothes, the woman advises taking bananas to distract the monkeys; I. hides clothes the youngest, others fly away, he marries the youngest, she warns that she will fly away if she finds her clothes; she has given birth to a girl; she asks for a package hidden under the roof; I. is forced to reach and open it; the wife grabs her clothes, flies away; I. leaves her daughter to her parents, goes to look for a wife; meets an old man, he is the leader of birds; birds do not know the way to the country "where the moon rises and the sun sets"; fish also do not they know, but then the eel says to go west through 7 ridges and 7 valleys; the local chief promises to give I. his wife if he identifies her among 7 of the same; I. recognizes her by the needle spot on her little finger; picks up his wife, returns home], 4 [Terengati went to catch wild chickens; at noon he saw 7 heavenly maidens come to the pond to swim; hides clothes alone, six fly away; the rest says hers the father will pay the ransom with cattle and slaves, but T. replies that he did not take the clothes; they got married, she gave birth to a daughter; the girl looked up, saw a banana stalk flute under the roof; the mother pulls it out, inside the flute finds his clothes; after feeding the child, flies away; taking his daughter, T. goes to look for his wife; the old man sends him over ten mountains; the leader, the father of the heavenly maidens, tells T. to identify his wife among her sisters; T. leads the daughter, who rushes to the woman in the middle, is her mother; T. adds that she has needle marks on her fingers because she sewed all the time]: 31-51, 59-81; marangani manobo [Juan Mengengati ("The Birdcatcher") went to pick the birds, saw four heavenly maidens go down to the pond to swim, hid one of them's clothes, and she went with him; one day she found the key to the chest in which he hid them feather clothes; put it on, flew away like a kite, leaving her daughter; HM went to look for his wife; northern, southern, some other wind, some bird, crow replied that they would not be able to rise to the sky; he found the philodendron, rising to the sky, rose it to the moon; she said that on the way to her father, a rock that closes and opens; he slipped; in the golden palace was his wife and her elders sisters; her mother told her to go to her husband, advised her to take a skinny horse; on it, XM and his wife escaped the chase; on the seashore, the horse turned into a coconut tree, then into a rock, into grass; they returned safely home]: Wrigglesworth 1991, No. 5:85-93; dibabawon manobo [the hunter went to the lake for ducks; seven heavenly sisters flew in and began to swim; he hid one of them's clothes; she was forced to go with him, to become his wife; after three years they have a son and daughter; playing, they find their mother's clothes; she tells them to give them to their father to look for them "east of the sun, west of the moon"; the hunter went in search down along the river to the sea, where I asked the owner of the birds, who sent fish to the owner; one of the fish replies that their owner is the father of the hunter's wife; the husband identified his wife by injecting a needle on his fingers; they remarried, stayed "east of the sun, west of the moon", took their children off the ground]: Wrigglesworth 1991, No. 6:95-99; ata manobo [the bachelor began to watch the lake of heavenly maidens; each had a hand a monkey who guarded the hostess's clothes while she was swimming; the young man threw bananas into the river, the monkeys behind him, he stole one sarong; gave his shirt in return, brought his wife into the house; she said she could not dance without her sarong; having received it, flew away; the lizard said that the wife was in heaven, told her to hold on to her tail, lifted it to the top of the dry tree; jumped, and the man sat in the tree for a long time, then fell and crashed]: Wrigglesworth 1991, No. 7:101-105; Agusan Manobo [7 sisters lived in the sky, went down to swim in the form of ducks; Juan was the last to hide his clothes; gave her his shirt, brought her into the house by his wife; her the name is Maria; mother H. is rude to her; M. found a flute under the roof, her clothes were in; after saying goodbye to her husband, she flew away; Boa constrictor tells X. to bring 70 eggs, sit on his back; carried H. across the sky, he owes everything time to feed him eggs; Hugh jumped into the sky, Boa fell and crashed; people answer H. that the chief's youngest daughter returned, gave birth, they were going to determine who the child's father was; the mother asks the boy to give betel to whoever his father is; the boy sat on H.'s lap, gave the betel to him; the chief says he will believe if H. finds where M. and her child are hidden at night; the firefly showed H. to M. (it's in the middle); the chief held a feast]: Wrigglesworth 1991, No. 8:107-115; mamanwa [seven heavenly sisters went down to earth to swim, take off their clothes; the youngest was Ilya Manlangitnen ("living on sky"); Tawtamisaá hid the youngest's feather clothes, married the maiden; one day their little son saw a flute under the ceiling, began to cry and ask her; his mother took it out, found her clothes in her, flew away together with his son; Boa constrictor brought T. to heaven; the virgin's father demands 1) pull a piece of iron out of the ground, 2) bring water in a basket of holes; the eel has completed these tasks; 3) find his wife in the dark room where she sleeps together with his sisters; the firefly said he would sit on his wife; the father of the heavenly maidens arranged a feast, and also brought Mother T. to heaven]: Wrigglesworth 1991, No. 10:133-137; central subanens [man lived on the island of slaves; saw how heavenly maidens flew to the river to swim, stole the youngest's clothes, brought them into the house, hid it under the roof; the girl had to become his wife; their daughter climbed under the roof, her mother pulled her feather clothes fell out; she put it on, flew away, taking her daughter; her husband went to look for them; the eagle offered to carry him off the cliff, but was tired, left bamboo on the shoot; the rhino bird brought it to heaven to to the spring, his wife is there, they remarried; the king, the girl's father, demands 1) bring water in the basket (the eel curled up in rings, closed the holes in the basket), 2) find that brass vessel in the dark room for the betel, which belongs to his wife; the firefly showed; the man brought the vessel to his father-in-law, who was happy, allowed the couple to live together]: Wrigglesworth 1991, No. 11:139-145; Western subanon {many Muslim borrowings} [the Sultan has a son, LagyaBunsu; he heard a noise at dawn, found footprints in the sand; on the seventh morning, he waited for women who went down to swim in the river (listeners understand that those went down the rainbow); the younger Putli ("princess") was the last, LB hid her fan (the narrator knows that there is a version in which women take off their feather clothes; the fan is an Islamized version); the elders flew away, LB brought P. to his father, married her; a boy was born; LB hid the fan in the flute under the roof; when cooking rice, you cannot pour out excess water, it must be preserved, given to children, etc.; P. poured out water, then saw the flute, found my fan; put milk on the baby, told the parents of the LB that she was returning to her place, because her husband was always absent, flew away; three days later, LB returned; taking her son, went looking for a wife; at the foot of a dry tree, the Lizard told him to tie himself to her back, taking pieces of fern with him; on the seventh night she lifted him to the top of the tree, eating one piece each time; left her forehead on top; there are eagles in the nest; the sky turned dark, the Ogre Eagle flew in; ordered the LB to tie himself and his son to his claws, 7 days later brought him to the river; there two maids came for water, the forehead quietly threw the ring into their vessel; the LB went up the river, there is old Kobayan (Manobo has a female deity in the 7-tier sky); she says that LB's wife is now marrying someone she has been promised since childhood; you can hear the sounds of gongs; P. found a LB ring in the vessel, said that she was LB's wife; he appeared in a gold dress given by old K.; after the heavenly wedding, P., LB and their son returned to earth, and to their first fiancé P. K. gave the daughter of another sultan]: Wrigglesworth 1991, No. 15:171-189; taosug [seven houri maidens were coming down from the sky to swim; the wings of the youngest named Julpa were gone; the elders flew away for new ones; prince Julamri brought Julpa to him, hid his wings under the stove; married Julpa, although she had a lover in the sky; Julpa gave birth to a son, Jarries; when the boy is a year old, he cries and points towards the kitchen; the mother found her wings, the boy was happy, the mother repaired them; left her son a ring, flew away; the father came back, took the son, went to look for his wife; the maid collects water in the river to bathe Julpa; Julamri asks for a drink, throws a ring into the jug; he and his son follow the maid to Julpa's wedding party; when the imam started pouring water on her, the ring fell out, she recognized him; Julampri defeated the new fiancé in a Chris duel, got a wife back]: Wrigglesworth 1991, No. 3:262-267; visayas [Magbolotó hides the wings of the youngest of three goddesses who came to swim in a stream; her name is Macaya; marries her without saying it is he hid his wings; after giving birth to a son, she was cooking rice, noticed a parcel under the roof, put on her wings, flew away; her husband goes to look for her, the North Wind shows the way to the East, that to the South, that to the West, then to the West The eagle, he brings his wife to his grandmother; she demands to decompose and collect grain (ants collect), peel rice (rats clean), cut down the entire forest on the mountain (wild boars uproot); M. and his wife return home]: Maxfield, Milington 1907:95-98.

China - Korea. Namuzi [three brothers cultivate the land, the ground is untouched again in the morning; they find an old man turning back layers of land with a hoe; two older ones want to kill him, the youngest wants to listen to him ; the old man says that there will be a flood, there is no point in working; tells the older brother to make a boat out of metal, the middle one made of wood, the youngest takes his younger sister into his boat, the boats of the older brothers drowned; the water came down, the rest of the people drowned; brother and sister see two columns of smoke; sister takes a flute, goes one way, brother takes a knife, goes to the other; enters the house, there are human bones; children cannibals are explained that the parents have gone to catch the corpses of brother and sister, the rest of the corpses have already been taken out; the brother runs away; comes to where the sister married; she tells me to eat little, the brother does not listen; he is killed; but only he knew how to light a fire, carry water, grind grain, herd goats (crows, frogs, dragons, peacocks know, but not everyone can); so his brother has to be revived; his father's seven daughters fly in to swim Sky, wings are removed, the young man hides the youngest's wings; says that they were gnawed by mice; the maiden promises to marry the one who will return her wings; she found her wings, returned to heaven; he climbed after her; father-in-law and the mother-in-law began to scald his hair, because people's bodies used to be covered with wool; the wife intervened, the hair remained only on the head; the father-in-law demands 1) to dig up nine fields (the wife orders to leave each field on the hoe, they work themselves); 2) burn the felled vegetation (leave nine torches); 3) dig up again with a hoe (the same); 4) sow buckwheat (leave the seed vessels at the edge of the fields); 5) again collect the seeds (leave the bags by the field); but three seeds are not enough; they were taken away by a turtle, his wife tells her to shoot her in the morning, he takes the seeds out of the goiter, brings them to his father-in-law; 6) recognize the mother-in-law as an animal bring (the wife tells you to grab the first sheep); 7) get to know the father-in-law (this will be yak); the young man gets a wife, cattle, they are sent to the ground; the mother-in-law tells not to sing, the young man sang, the cattle ran away, the wife managed to cover part with their skirt, these animals became domestic, the rest became wild; the couple can't do anything, poor, sent Crow with nine bowls of tears to heaven to his wife's parents; The raven felt on the way thirsty, drank tears, told father-in-law and mother-in-law that their daughter and son-in-law were rich and prosperous, that they were drowning the hearth with pork, wiping themselves with grain; father-in-law was angry, sent tigers and boars to the ground, they ruined a few the fields that the young had; the Bat offered to bring 9 tears to heavenly parents; but the heavenly father-in-law and mother-in-law did not answer what to do to live normally on earth; the Bat said that he will sleep outside, and hid himself behind the bed; I heard my mother-in-law say: don't they know that three stones should be placed on the hearth, then children will be born; put the roof of the house on poles; lead irrigation ditches to the fields; when mother-in-law finished, the father-in-law noticed the Bat, threw a pestle at him, and since then her nose has been flattened; the Bat brought these three news to earth, people began to live normal]: Lakhi 2009 (1): 67-152; fox (Yunnani-Burma border) [Abep's older brother and younger Alep live together; gayal (=mitan, half-wild buffalo) tells younger that the eldest and his wife they will demand the division of property - let Alepa take only him, gayala, and leave in it; 7 fairies go down to swim in the lake, gayal tell him to hide the clothes he likes; Alepa chose the youngest, married her; Gayal explains how to call him, tells him not to give clothes to his wife until his third child is born, disappears; Alepa agrees to return the clothes earlier; the wife flies away, taking both children; Alepa called the gayala, flew into heaven on it, he tells him to hit his son and daughter with the back of his hand; children say you should not offend orphans; Alepa's wife: this is your father; fairy parents 1) tell your son-in-law to sleep at their feet; wife tells put pumpkins instead; at night, father-in-law and mother-in-law push them into the hole from which the wind is blowing; 2) offer to hide; wife teach them to put their fingers in two burrows of a dung beetle and call father-in-law and mother-in-law; those are there hid; the wife hid her husband in her hair, turning it into a pin; next time father-in-law and mother-in-law hid in two vines; the wife teaches them to cut, blood has flowed; since then, red juice has flowed in this vine; father-in-law and mother-in-law became two adjacent stars high above the horizon]: Dessaint, Ngwâma 1994:440-445; Chuan Miao [a monstrous celestial horned dragon kidnaps Je Dü's wife; their son Nga Go ("little chicken") tells his father about the listener; JD rises to heaven, kills the dragon with a poisoned arrow, begins to descend with his wife to the ground; she returns for a forgotten silk thread; in the sky she takes the thread, noisily tears the heavenly thread; celestials quickly drag the stairs up so that people from the ground do not disturb them; JD falls on a rock, breaks; now they turn to him for protection from demons; wife stays in the sky; when she weaves, lightning is visible]: Graham 1954:14-16; meo (Hmong) [two poor orphan brothers caught a fish; younger Yah Ju Joa wanted to eat it right away; older Ya Ju Joa said she too beautiful, put the house in a jar of water; when the brothers went to work in the fields, the fish became a girl, cooked dinner, cleaned the house; the neighbors said that none of them helped the brothers; they they turned to the supreme god Shao; he complained to hide the broom and baskets, return early from the field, hide; the brothers saw the fish become a girl, were surprised that there were no brooms and baskets - how did she will cook food for the orphans; the brothers opened up to her, the elder married her; the devil Gazinion decided to take the girl for himself; told his assistant eagle Galliyon to kill her with his scream; the elder told the younger to guard the body, went to look for the cause of death, promised to return in 9 days; the eldest took to heaven, where Gazinion is going to make his wife his second wife; at the wedding, the eagle got drunk; the young man gets permission to take the eagle to that house; brings him on horseback to the forest, asks him to open his mouth to put in a hangover medicine, sees three tongues with which the eagle killed people; tells him to revive his wife, otherwise threatens to kill; he screams three times; the young man carved the eagle's middle tongue so that he can no longer kill people by screaming; finds his wife alive at home]: Harper 2005; Chinese: Riftin 1972 (unrecorded) [Min Zhu, the daughter of rich Zhang, is Shi-yi's fiancée; Wu-gen is Sh.; MCH takes her away by the Black Eagle, sits on a pine tree; S. slept under her, wounded the Eagle, finds the Eagle's cave, the entrance to which he blocks with a heavy stone; W. talks about everything; her father promised a reward for MCH; W. helps his brother move the stone, lowers S. into the cave; he kills the sleeping wounded Eagle; W. picks up the MCH, cuts off the rope; in the cave of Sh. frees Carp, nailed by the Eagle to the wall; this is the son of the dragon king; the Carp brings S. to the sea, the Dragon King offers him a daughter, he refuses; then transfers him to land, gives a gorlyanka pumpkin, she turns into a horse; W. prepares a wedding, S. drives him away, marries MCH]: 66-74; Wilhelm 1921, No. 7 [the nine-headed bird takes the princess, the king promises her savior; the young man notices failure, where she disappeared bird; he is lowered on a rope, the princess bandages the bird's wounds (the tenth head was bitten off by a heavenly dog); the bird fell asleep, the young man cut off her heads; the princess advises that he be the first to rise; the young man refuses; she gives him half a hairpin, half a handkerchief; the companion leaves the young man in the dungeon; he frees a fish nailed to the wall, this is the son of the dragon king; the dragon takes him to the ground; he finds The shell of a turtle full of pearls; these pearls open a passage in water and fire; it goes to the bottom of the sea; the rescued son of the dragon tells his father to ask his father for a calebasa to fulfill wishes; the young man returns to the day princess weddings; marries, false groom punished]: 13-16; Chinese (Gansu, Sichuan, Zhejiang, Manchuria, Guangxi, Jiangsu, Guangdong, Hunan, Shandong, Fujian) [poor young man sees fairies bathing, steals one of them's clothes, takes the fairy as his wife; after many years she finds her clothes and flies to heaven; her husband comes for her; God separates them, allowing them to meet only once a year; {the motive for difficult tasks and tests are not included in the plot definition, but given the detailed retelling of the texts, Riftin probably occurs in most cases}]: Eberhard 1937, No. 34:55-56; Chinese (Shandong, mountains Yishan) [a young man sees a beauty through the window of the imperial palace; to get her out of there, it is enough to take out her portrait in the palace; having overcome many obstacles (described), the young man succeeds, girl comes off the portrait and becomes his wife]: Kharitonov 2007:132-140; Koreans: In-Hak Choi 1979, No. 284 [an ogre from the underworld stole three princesses; the king promises the youngest to the savior; the old man - the mountain spirit leads the young man to the hole leading to the ogre's lair; the young man descends to the lower world; the cannibal sleeps for 3 months and 10 days, the younger princess shows everything, the young man cuts off the cannibal's head; when the girls and treasures are raised to the surface, three young man servants close the hole; the mountain spirit brings the young man to the surface; the king is going to give the princesses to the servants; the young man marries the youngest, the servants are punished]: 110-111; Cho 2001, No. 88 [as in Choi 1979, No. 284; underground, an old man gives a young man a flying horse, he takes him to the ground; servants are executed]: 146-151.

The Balkans. Ancient Greece [1) When Odysseus returns to Ithaca, he assumes the image of a beggar. An old servant, Evmey, recognizes him. It opens to Telemach's son. He opened up to his wife and father, kills grooms and those maids who accepted suitors; 2) Paris kidnaps Elena, Menelaus returns her]; Greeks [The Man on a Quest for his Los Wife; many different stories versions with a varied combination of episodes]: Megas 2012, No. 400:87-91; Greeks [a father tells his three sons to pray at his grave for three nights and pass off his three sisters as the first to marry them; after reprimanding the prayer, the elder returns to the house; at this time a strange-looking man comes, almost a freak; only the younger brother insists on giving him his sister; the same with the middle brother and middle sister; The youngest is a woman with two balls of thread, black and white; it depends on her whether it is night or day; the young man asks him to unwind the black thread more slowly so that he can finish reading the prayer before dawn; she refused; then he tied her to a tree, and he went where the light could be seen; there were 40 dragons around a huge boiling pot; the young man picked it up and put it back; they asked for help in stealing the princess; climbing the tower, the young man tells the dragons to go up one at a time and kills each; kissed the princess in his bedroom and exchanged rings with her; returned home, untying the mistress of night and day; to to identify the hero who killed dragons, the king tells everyone to come and talk about his life; the princess recognized the young man and her ring; the wedding; the young man noticed a golden key in his wife's hair; opened the locked one with them the door, pulled the ring, a dark figure fell off it and took the princess away; the young man went in search; came to his older sister's castle; her husband called the birds, but only the lame eagle knew where the sorcerer's castle was, and carried the young man there; taking the princess, they flew back, but the sorcerer, to whom his flying horse tells everything, caught up with them, took the princess and cut the young man in half; the eagle brought halves, the sister's husband revived him alive with water; the young man came to his middle sister; her husband explains that it is necessary to get the same winged horse as the sorcerer's; the young man came to the mountain, tamed the horse, took his wife home; the sorcerer's horse could not catch up with them]: Legrand 1881:145-160; Moldovans: Botezatu 1982 [Tsarevich Fat-Frumos; when he dies, the king orders him to pass off three sisters as snakes who will come for them; FF gave, snakes have 3, 6, 12 heads; FF finds in one of the rooms is a portrait of Ilyana Rozolyana; he took it, after going through a copper forest, came to the elder sister's copper palace; her snake husband gave him strength; the same with his middle, older sister (silver, golden forest and palace); the eldest's husband tells me to go to Och; he gave two cornflowers to turn into a fly and back; we must pass the 24 IR brothers; FF entered, moved it twice, the third time turned off the lamps, took an oath with IR with her three horses to become his husband; she gave the keys to all rooms, forbid them to enter one; FF unlocked the lock, there was a snake chained with 24 heads; asked for hay and water; ate, drank, fell off the chain, then ate a herd of oxen and 12 barns of bread, tells FF to get out; the horse asks the snake whether to jump like a thought or like the wind; like a thought; IR took the serpent from the silver forest; next time from the copper forest; this time the older sister's husband gave FF 25 snake powers and the snake had 24; FF won and killed a snake; during the struggle, IR gave FF wine and bread, not a snake; wedding]: 209-117; Moldavian tales 1968:158-168 [three guys kidnap three royal daughters (the middle one is the best), hide in the cloud; three sons of a peasant are looking for them, the youngest is Calin the Fool (K.); they take turns guarding the fire, killing three-, four-, and eight-headed dragons in turn; during the battle, K.'s fire goes out, he goes to look for fire; on the way he connects Evening, Midnight, Dawn to prolong the night; tries to carry the fire from 12 dragons, caught; they ask to get them the daughter of the Red King; K. kills dragons one by one, carrying them over the wall; cuts off tongues; returns to his brothers, unleashing Evening on the way, etc.; finds three princesses, kills the dragons that have kidnapped them; the older brothers cut off K.'s legs , they take the princesses, make the middle one a maid; K. finds an armless prince, he carries him; they grab the mother of dragons, tell her to return her legs and arms; she first points to a pond with dead water, then alive; they are healed, they kill the dragon; the daughter of the Red King is presented as a gypsy who supposedly kills dragons; K. shows dragon tongues, the gypsy is tied to the tail of a horse; K. passes off the princess as a friend prince, He finds his brothers himself, tells them to throw a weight, she falls on the brothers, presses them; K. marries an average princess, forgives her daughters-in-law], 434-450 [the mother tells Fat Frumos that his father was eaten by wolves; but he still became hunter; saw virgin birds coming down to swim in the lake, hid their wings; fairies follow him, singing; FF looks around twice, two pairs of wings fly away; FF brings the third fairy home without looking back; at the wedding people admire the bride's dance; she promises to dance even better if the groom gives her wings; FF reluctantly gives, his wife flies away; FF wanted to shoot her, but she turned into a cuckoo and you can't go to the cuckoo shoot; she tells me to look for her in the golden palace in the golden forest; FF goes in search; the old man calls animals and birds; the goat comes last, she knows the places, but now there is a terrible drought; man says that the owner of the palace was stolen by snakes; people milk sheep in nutshells, milk drops; FF leads sheep to pastures by a snake; watchmen wolves and bears are fascinated by FF playing on a pipe; he says that the pipe it is necessary to repair it with wood from the middle of the oak, splits it, wolves and bears stick their paws, FF takes out the wedge, burns the clamped wolves, one charred one escapes; pulls out the heart of the bears, one escapes; the shepherd tore off his tail, since then the bears have no tail; the Vyzh-Surviil guard cuts off FF's arms and legs; he grabs the vein of the spring with his teeth, orders him to return his limbs, gives him strong water, FF killed BV; snakes opened his mouth from ground to sky, but FF killed him and returned his wife]; Bulgarians [the hero, contrary to the ban, opens the fortieth room, frees the snake (black wind, arap) imprisoned in it; he carries away the hero's wife; the hero finds her, the wife cunningly asks the kidnapper where his life is (in the egg; in the pigeon, the one in the boar); the hero destroys the egg (pigeon) himself or with the help of grateful animals, the kidnapper dies]: Daskalova-Perkovska et al. 1994, No. 302:101; Macedonians [a young shepherd saw three fairies bathing, hid their clothes, returned them to two, the third agreed to marry him; the fairies warned not to giving clothes to his wife will fly away; a year later, at the festival, women asked the shepherd's wife to dance in magical clothes; the husband reluctantly gave the clothes, the wife danced, flew away through the chimney; said that she was looking for her it is necessary to go to Kushkundalevo; in search of a wife, a shepherd comes to an old man, who sends him to another, the owner of animals; animals do not know such a village; the owner of animals sends birds to the owner; no one knows there either, but then a beaten magpie arrives; explains that she is late because she lives furthest, in K., where an evil fairy hit her leg; the old man tells the eagle to take the shepherd to K.; the shepherd enters the fairy house; those they tie his sleeping sister to a flying saddle, put a shepherd with her, tell her to fly over three mountains; the shepherd's wife wakes up, calls the winged horse; he flies to help, but beyond the third mountain his power ends , the wife stays with the shepherd; he burned her clothes; she gave birth to many daughters, all the beauties in the world are their descendants]: Martin 1955:111-120; Hungarians: Ortutai 1974, No. 5 [the old woman advised childless a woman to swallow legumes that she will sweep out of the house; the woman found, swallowed three grains, gave birth to sons named Evening, Night Owl, Dawn; they grew up, went to seek service; the king asks Clean the well, promises three daughters; the brothers did the job, but the king admitted that dragons were guarding his daughters; the brothers saw a hole in the forest, stopped, took turns cooking; each time the little man knocks down the cook, eats everything; when Dawn was left, he pinched the little man's beard with a tree; his brothers let him go for promising to show him how to go down into the hole; Dawn came down, the queen gave a multiplying ring, Dawn blew the dragon 9 heads away; hitting the table with this royal stick turned the palace into a silver apple; the same with two other royals (12-headed dragon, golden apple; 18 -head, diamond apple); sent the queens upstairs; tied a stone instead, the brothers cut off the rope; Dawn sees blind spouses handing food to each other; their eyes were pulled out by a 24-headed dragon; Dawn quietly took the meat; then opened; the couple ordered not to herd sheep in the dragon's domain; dawn killed the dragon, returned her eyes blinded; one woman's eye was swallowed by a cat, Dawn inserted a woman cat's eye, she began to catch mice at night; Dawn sheltered the vulture birds from the hail; the mother bird tells me to cook meat and wine, carries Dawn to the ground, there was not enough meat, he cut off the meat from the calf; bird: it was delicious, I would know it ate you; under the guise of a beggar, Dawn came to the king, the brothers did not recognize him; they say that whoever beats his brother should be tied to the tail of a horse, and the queen who saved him we must marry her; the royals recognized their rings; Dawn forgave his brothers, married a younger princess]: 141-150; Ortutai 1974, No. 11 [the farmhand's son grew up, went on a journey; people carry 12 carts of reeds, he asked for a reed, did not find what he needed; he found two reed bushes by the sea, made guns and sabers out of reeds; now his name is Maly with the Reeds (K.); came to the king; it turned out that he could not be distinguished from queen; tells him that he met a girl whom her father will give only for someone who is just as rich; the king also does not marry his son to someone who has less money than he; K. leads the Queen to to the girl, they lured her to the ship, took her away; at the night, K. hears the conversation of vultures; the horse will throw off the queen, he will kill; a faithful servant will shoot a hare, hit the queen; the 12-headed dragon on the wedding night will take the bride away; whoever tells will petrify; K. shot a horse, a servant; asked permission to remain in marriage; cut off the dragon's heads; he is asked to explain; he told and petrified; two were born sons; the beggar tells them to sprinkle the stone with the blood of these children; K. came to life; the king gave him the keys to 99 rooms, did not give him back the hundredth; K. peeks through the keyhole; there are three baths, swan maidens arrive, take off outfit, they swim; they say that if you hide the clothes, you will not come back; K. made the key, hid the youngest's clothes, gave her another, married her; the wife warns not to give her her old clothes if others they will ask; they are invited to the wedding, everyone asks the wife to dance in her old clothes, because she will dance even better; K. brought it, the wife put it on and flew away, ordered her to look for her in the fortress on a high mountain, above her star; K. comes to the mother of the Sun; The sun is back, does not know about the mountain, advises Uncle Wind to ask him; The wind tells him to follow the thorns bush {tumbleweed?} ; at the mountain, the miller put K. in a barrel of flour, which the neck raises to the top of the mountain every day; he picked it up, he opened himself to his wife, stayed with her on the mountain]: 251-264; Shustova 1964 [the shepherd's sheep ate hay a giant; he tells him to feed all the sheep; falls asleep; the shepherd fills his eyes with boiling fat; leaves; the giant throws him a ring; put on his finger, it calls the giant, it cannot be removed; the shepherd cuts him off the little finger, throws into the lake, the giant then dies; the bear tells the shepherd not to marry; the shepherd and his fiancée share the ring and the handkerchief, disperse; one old man sends the shepherd to the second, that to the third, each gives a ring; the latter teaches how to get dogs Know-it-all, Doglyad, Vsehdavish; the shepherd lives with a witch, she hides the Bear; dogs prevent him from attacking the shepherd; the witch locks them in a barn; the shepherd hides on tree; dogs escaped, killed the Bear; witch; shepherd comes to his wife's wedding, shows half a ring, half a scarf; the wife recognizes him, drives the new groom away; three rings turn into gold-fleece rams]: 174-185; Albanians [three brothers have sisters married to the Sun, Month and South; they decide to visit them; they spend the night three times, each time one brother guards the others; the elder killed the lamia, did not tell the brothers about this; the same middle; the youngest too, but the lamia managed to extinguish the fire with her tail; the young man sees the light in the distance, goes there; on the way he meets the mother of the night, asks her to prolong the darkness; she promises to do it, but he does not believes and binds it; when he goes to a light source, he sees a huge cauldron with 12 ears standing on fire; picked it up, lit the torch, and put it in place; the 12 robbers are amazed by this force: they can lift the cauldron only together; they led the young man to rob the king; after breaking through the wall, they climbed into the stable; the young man stayed outside; raised the alarm, cut off the thieves as they got out; left his knife there ; on the way back, he freed the mother of the night; the king found the dead robbers and a knife; ordered a tavern where food is free, but let everyone tell us what they did; older and middle brothers they told how each killed a lamia, the youngest also about robbers; the king gave his daughter for him; prisoners were released on the occasion of the royal wedding; half of them were made of iron; the young man persuaded the king free him too; as soon as the king broke his shackles, the monster swallowed the princess and flew away; the young man asks the king to give iron shoes and a staff, promises to return the princess in a year; comes to his sister, whose husband is the Sun; she she hid her brother, the Sun senses a man, but promises not to touch her brother-in-law; advises to ask the Month; he sends to the South; the South also does not know where the Iron Man is, directs him to a huge falcon, tells him to approach he is behind and threatened to slaughter him if he does not tell him where the Iron Man is; the falcon tells him to prepare meat and fix his wings - he is too old; they are flying to a high mountain, the young man cut off the last piece of meat from his thigh; when he reached, the falcon regurgitated this piece and grew it back; the wife hid the young man, but the iron found him, drank blood, and spit out his skin and bones; the falcon saw, flew between the crushing mountains, picked up the beak of the swallow's milk, revived the young man with it; he taught his wife to pretend to be dead and ask her husband where his strength is; iron; in a broom; the wife burned the broom, but nothing happened; pretended to be sick again; iron: there is a boar on the mountain, he has a silver fang, a hare in his fang, there are three pigeons in the hare, they are strong; the young man came to the shepherd, began to ask about the boar, he heard, the young man began to fight with him; boar: I would racine de gouet sharpen his fangs; young man: I would have flour, fried fish and wine; the shepherd brought everything, the young man killed the boar, took out pigeons; turning two heads, the young man came to the Iron Man, killed the third, iron died; the falcon brought the young man and princess to the king; everyone is happy]: Dozon 1991, No. 15:121-134; Albanians: Serkova 1989 [rulers of destinies give a young man the ability to be an ant, a falcon, a dragon; he he gets the princess, Satan takes her away; hiding in her hair, he hears Satan explaining where his death is; we must take two pigeon eggs, one on the head of his father Big Satan, the other against his head; the young man does this, returns his wife]: 157-163; Lambertz 1952 [when he dies, the father reminds his sons that each person has his own Ora; the youngest goes on a journey; the old woman at the fork in the road explains that one road leads to happiness, another to hardships, and the third to the unknown and adventure (Ränke); the young man finds himself in front of the abyss, his Ora lowers him, points to the castle where Beauty Lands; outside the door there are three groups of 7 sleeping guards; the young man stabs the first 14, and when he starts stabbing the last seven, his sword is dull, four have time to jump up; Ora dazzles them, the Beauty of the Earth sharpens his sword, the young man kills the attackers; the Beauty of the Earth forbids opening the door to one of the rooms; the young man opens, Happiness (Nafaka) The Beauty of the Earth flies to the king; Shtriga (witch), having received gold, turns into a spark, flies into the castle, pierces a needle into the young man, takes the Beauty of the Earth to the king; two years later, the brothers go to look for the younger one, Ora explains what happened, gives medicine (these are drops of Drangue's blood; these creatures fight Kulschedra during a storm in the mountains), the brothers revive (or rather awaken) the younger one; he accuses them that they stole the Beauty of the Earth; the offended brothers curse him and leave; After 7 years, the youngest finds his kidnapped wife; she has been silent for 9 years; sitting on horses, they run away, N. followed them; they came to the same witch, but did not recognize her; she put the young man to sleep, gave the Beauty of the Earth to her seven sons; she gave them water and stabbed them; mistook Diva for her husband, but realized the mistake, drove the horse on which Div sat, ran away herself; put on men's clothes, came to a country where there is no king, became king; hung her portrait by the road, ordered everyone who looked at it to be brought to her; Div came, then her husband, then Stroga, she ordered them all to be shackled; Diva beat and let go; Shtrige gave a choice of 2 knives or 2 horses; she chose horses, she was torn apart by horses; she hugged her husband and put her husband on the throne instead]: 66-83; Serbs: Mijatovies 1874 [(=Ashliman 2002; =Golenishchev-Kutuzov 1991:18-25); the king's apple tree one night it blooms, bears fruit, but the fruits disappear; two sons guard, fall asleep; the youngest sees 8 peacocks coming down to peck apples, the ninth turns into a girl; gives the young man two apples; so every night; envious older brothers send an old woman, she cuts off a lock of a peacock girl's hair; peacocks fly away; the prince tells the old woman to be tied to the horse's tail; goes to look for a girl; an old woman in the castle offers him his daughter; gives his servant fur to blow over the prince's ear; because of this, the prince falls asleep; the peacock wife cannot wake him up three times; the prince cuts off the servant's head, the hermit sends him to the city the dragon, the prince finds a wife; she orders not to unlock the twelfth room; there is a barrel in it, someone in it asks for a drink; the prince gives, the dragon flies out, takes the prince's wife; the prince saves the fish on the way, fox, wolf; finds and takes his wife, the dragon on his horse easily catches up with them, spares the prince, takes his wife; she learns from the dragon that his horse's brother is a lousy foal from the old woman; she gives the task three nights herd her mare with a foal; from this herd there is a dragon horse; the prince comes to an old woman, only one cola does not yet have a head; a fish, a fox, a wolf help find a mare with a foal that turned into fish fox, wolves; the prince chooses a lousy foal, takes his wife; the dragon horse says that they cannot catch up with the prince, throws him off, the dragon breaks, the prince's wife sits on this horse]: 43-58; Karadzic 1856 in Dmitriev, Volkonsky 1956 [a childless woman asks for a child even with a pepperseed; gives birth to a child-with-pepper boy (MP); the princess cries because the dragon steals golden apples; at the bottom of Lake MP throws the dragon parts of the sheep's carcass, each time he grabs one of the apples; cuts off the last piece from his leg, brings apples to the princess; becomes a slender handsome man, kills the dragon to whom the princess is given to eat , hides tongues from 9 severed heads; the deceiver brings heads, MA brings tongues, the false groom falls through the ground, MA marries the princess]: 138-141; Serbs, Croats [(motive "husband on wife's wedding" in a Serbo-Croatian heroic epic)]: Putilov 1971:192-206; Slovenes [gentleman tells the fisherman to catch fish in three days for the feast he is having; the fisherman caught nothing; someone dressed in green clothes promises a rich catch for promising to give what the fisherman does not know at home; he will come for what he promised in 20 years; the fisherman agreed, immediately caught fish; the man in green warned that the fisherman He promised him a son; after completing his studies, the young man tells his father to go ashore with him and when he steps into the green man's boat with one foot, say "In the name of the father, the son, and the Holy Spirit!" ; after that, the boat with the green man and the young man disappeared; they found themselves in Perdonkorten ("Wundergarten"); in the castle, the snake tells her to kiss, he tells her to die in response; the next night, the same, snakes have two heads; the third is three-headed, he kisses her, she turns into a girl; after that, the castle and the city are disgraced, the owner of the castle (and he is the girl's father) and the people greet the young man; he began to miss at home, decided to visit his father; the wife gave a ring that would allow him to travel to his father and return back; if he tells others about the ring, it will be lost; on earth, the master wants to give the young man one of his two daughters; a young man tells them about the ring; they put him to sleep and stole the ring; after 5 years, the young man decides to go to Perdenkorten without a ring; comes to a woman, she has three dangerous brothers; a young man calls himself after their missing fourth brother; they have speed shoes, an invisibility cloak, a hat that makes its way through any obstacle; he asks for permission to wear it all, disappears, comes to the house of the sun; his servant is there; the sun has returned, says he does not know about Perdenkorten, tells him to turn to the moon; she also does not know, sends it to the wind; he says that tomorrow he will refresh with the breeze who have gathered for the wedding of the princess there; thanks to his wonderful objects, the young man follows the wind through all obstacles; remaining invisible, the young man drops church books on the floor, which the chaplain laid out for the wedding; the old wedding is upset, the princess marries a young man; storyteller: they gave me wine in a sieve and bread in a glass and one on the back with a shovel; after that I left]: Wratislaw 1890, No. 58:301-312; Bosnians [when dying, father tells three sons to give their three sisters off as the first ones to come for them; the elders do not go to give sisters to strangers, the younger Mula-Mustafa gives them away; brothers go to look for them; spend the night by the lake, the elder brother guards the first night, a dragon crawls out of the lake, the young man cuts off his head, cuts off his ears, throws his head and body into the lake; on the second night the same middle brother is a two-headed dragon; in the third MM, a three-headed one; when he threw his body into the lake, a wave flooded the fire; MM sees fire in the distance, comes to the fire of giants; they will give fire if MM kills in Istanbul sultan; the giant takes MM to the Sultan's chambers, but MM kills the giant himself, takes the Sultan's ring, leaves; the awakened sultan tells you to find his savior, to arrange inns where ask visitors about their adventures; three brothers meet in such a yard, tell them what happened to them, get to know each other; the Sultan gives his daughter to MM; after leaving, he tells them not to unlock the room, where Atesch Perischa; MM unlocks, AP takes his wife (i.e. the Sultan's daughter); MM goes in search; arrives at the tower, where the older sister is married to the king of ravens; the raven sends to her middle sister, she after the king of dragons, that to the youngest for the king of eagles; the king of eagles convenes eagles, only one old patient can deliver MM to AP, but first she must swim in living water, she between rocks that open once a year; MM feeds the eagle with rams, the eagle rejuvenates before the rocks slam shut; AP arrives on a three-legged horse; in his absence, MM negotiates with his wife to she found out what AP's life is like; he says that in a broom, in a pipe, in a mug; MM tells his wife to decorate them every time; AP admits that he is in a three-legged horse; who will kill a mare that comes out of the lake once a year and takes her foal, he will defeat him; he did not kill the mare himself, but wounded the foal, so he is three-legged; MM killed, took the foal, his wife gave him cow milk, which became a powerful horse; MM killed AP, on a three-horse imprisoned his wife, returned with her to the Sultan]: Schütz 1960, No. 4:31-48; Gagauz people [the prince played grandmas with his princely son; the old woman said that they should play silver money; but they were not they rolled; the prince put them aside, and the old woman took them for herself; the prince hit her; she told him to lose his health until he saw the foundry's wife Ali, the first beauty in the world; the prince went to Smyrna, where he gave money to the old woman; she told him to dig; the prince comes to Ali wearing clothes received from his wife; they convinced Ali that his wife has a sister like her, to whom these things were given as a dowry; Ali he feasted with lovers, and when he returned home, there were no wives or things; he died of grief]: Moshkov 1904, No. 105:177-179.

Central Europe. Slovaks [the queen is childless; the old woman let her eat fish, not giving it to others; the cook tried it, the kitchen girl who heats the stove (or dog) licked, all three gave birth to boy; they were named Kinglet, Cooklet, Ashlet (or Doglet - Pesúčin, Pesučin; Slovak originals of no other names are given); P. is smarter than anyone else; the brothers grew up and went on a journey; in the morning P. throws the club, says that we will have breakfast where she fell; when he gets there, he throws it again - we will have lunch there; where he asked for the third time, we will spend the night there; there is an iron bridge; the brothers decide to guard one by one, but each watchman goes to bed by himself and every time only P. goes to the bridge; a three-headed dragon appears on horseback; the horse stumbles, the dragon says that if P. is here, he will kill him; but P. compartments dragon heads, told the brothers in the morning that everything was quiet; the next night at the silver bridge, the six-headed dragon (the same); at the golden bridge, P. asks the brothers not to sleep until midnight; if from those left by him the cuffs drip blood, we must come to the rescue; P. hardly cut down the heads of the 12-headed dragon, fell asleep exhausted; blood was shed from the cuffs, but the brothers did not come, they were ashamed in the morning; when he went on, P. remembered that he had forgotten his cuffs, returned to the hut; there were wives and mother of dragons; the elder's wife promises to become a pear tree (meadow), the middle one - a source with clean water, the youngest - the sun (bed); ate pears, drinking water in the sun will die; P. became a cat, the snake wives let him in, caressed him, he grabbed his cuffs and ran away; chopped the pear and spring, bleed; the brothers made him out of capes sun protection, but the heat is unbearable; P. cut his capes, bleed, the heat has subsided; the brothers separated, agreeing to meet in a year; P. stayed with the blacksmith; his wife is the same witch, the mother of wives dragons; hid his horse, told her to get her a girl with golden hair, a duck with 12 golden eggs, a golden goat; P. went in search; the old man teaches her to get to the city, take a drum hanging at the gate, beat he, to go to the royal palace, everything will be given to him; and so it happened; the blacksmith prepared a hole in the stable, but P. pushed him there; the witch ordered the servants to tear P. with hot mites, but he promised they had a golden goat and they tore up a witch; they met brothers with a beautiful woman and a golden duck; at night they decapitated him, the eldest took the girl, the middle duck; the horse took the reviving grass from the snake that carried her to revive his father; P. came when the eldest's wedding with the girl is being prepared; received her, the duck and the throne; the older brothers were made servants; var.: brothers meet beggars who need to throw money without looking; the elders looked and died; at home P. found only his mother alive]: Dobšinský 1970, No. 27:146-153; the Luzhitans [the drummer came out of the fortress and saw three swans fall into the water in the moat, they took off their feather clothes, became girls and began to swim; he quietly hid one of them's clothes; took her as his wife; one day he forgot the key in the chest lock; the wife opened the chest, put on her feather clothes, left a note and flew away; the note said that it was necessary to look for it on a certain mountain; the drummer should go into the cave, pick three flowers, hammer it into a drum; a castle appeared on the site of the mountain and went out three princesses who were swans because of witchcraft; the drummer stayed with them]: Veckenstedt 1880, No. 13.2:120-122; Czechs [poor Tonda was hired for 100 gold a month; no job; at the end of the term the master takes him to the sea, hits the water with a twig, the waters part, they go dry to the castle, T. climbs through the window, the master tells you to throw money, i.e. refuses, the window shrinks, closes; someone black shows 99 corpses of those whom the master lured earlier; because T. did not take the money, black leaves him to watch a pair of horses and a goat; T. asks for cards, then his wife; tells him to snatch three feathers from one of the three swans who they will arrive to swim; the swan turns into a girl; T. asks for permission to see her parents, the owner allows but does not advise; at home T. opens the chest he has brought, the wife grabs her feathers, flies away; T. returns, the goat takes him to the pond where the swans swim; the witch sends her daughter Amalka, that T. puts him to sleep every time, the swans do not wake up, they fly further; in the last castle, the princess (this is T.'s wife) throws the ring, T. catches it three times with his sword, each time he leaves; the princess finds it, the spouses unite; T. cuts off the heads of the black lord and the goat, they turn into king and queen]: Bogolyubova, Talova 2000:307-317; the Czechs [when leaving, the king and queen tell Janko's son to look after his three sisters; Sun, Wind, Month come successively, asking Sister Y. to marry, all three agree they leave home; the king is happy that his daughters have married kings; I go to visit them; the field is strewn with bones; the skull replies that everyone was defeated by the beautiful hero Ulyana; the same in another field; I. to the castle, changes her sword to the one that hangs on the wall and jumps; W. wins, she offers to live with her; when she leaves, gives keys, forbids entering the 13th room; I opened, there the fire dragon is chained to the wall with three hoops; says that he is thirsty and asks for wine from the last barrel; after each jug he drinks, one hoop falls down; the dragon gives Y. life and takes W.; I. comes to the Sun, that does not know where W. refers to the Month; the Month to the Wind; he replies that the dragon makes W. wash clothes for steep boiling water; he, the Wind, tries to cool the boiling water; I take W.; the dragon's winged horse raises the alarm, but says that there is nowhere to hurry - we will catch up; the dragon took W. and spared I., since he gave him one life; The wind reports that the witch has a dragon horse's brother overseas, who is faster him; the Sun, the Month and the Wind give Y. a peg (gold, silver, wooden) to call them for help; the wind brought me to the witch, who offers to herd three horses - her horse daughters turned into pigeons and they flew away, but the Wind drove them back and told them to put on their bridles; the next day they turned into ducks, the Month put a handkerchief into the lake, it was dry, I put on bridles again; on the third day, the horses turned into pine trees , The sun began to burn them, they had to become horses again; the Sun tells them to ask for a miserable oath as a reward; the witch tells them to milk the mares; the horse: call me before swimming in milk; the milk has boiled, but the skate drew in the heat, I became even more beautiful; the witch also decided to be beautiful, but the horse released the heat and it cooked; I washed the skate, it became mighty, winged; I took W., the dragon follows W. , Y.'s horse tells his brother to throw off the dragon, the dragon fell into the abyss; I. brought his wife to his parents and received the throne from his father]: Nemtsova 1978:119-132; Poles: Krzyżanowski 1962, No. 400 [], 422 (Spish, Zdziar) [when visiting the castle, the king treats wine to a smock (dragon) chained to the wall; the monster breaks its shackles and disappears, carrying the queen and warning that the king will find a wife if he fills the barrel with tears]: 126- 126, 135; Shcherbakov 1980 [retelling Kozlov 2006:330; a golden life has grown in the shepherd's field; he tells his three sons to guard him; when it is the youngest's turn, the bird carried away the sheaf; the young man behind her; a house in the forest, by the fire an old man lies on that sheaf; the young man invited him to be his son; the old man's blind wife agrees; the old man gives sheep to herd, does not tell them to be allowed into the dry pond - the Rock Spirit will carry away; gives a violin; the spirit drove the sheep; the young man gave him the violin to play, he broke the string; the young man promises to teach him to play, first he must straighten his fingers; the spirit put them in the split trunk; the young man let him go for promising not to touch the sheep; the spirit points to grass that will restore blind vision; old people promise to get a girl for their adopted son; you have to ride a goat to the sea; three ducks will fly, throw off their clothes, become girls; you have to hide your shirt the one he likes; the guy succumbed to persuasion, gave his shirt, the duck flew away; a year later the old man sends the guy again; after bringing the girl home, the guy took pity again and returned his shirt; the third time was the last; the goat (this is the old man) is carrying to another sea; the young man did not give his shirt, the old man gave the maiden a cape; the young man, his wife and newborn daughter went to visit his real father; having a golden life, a shepherd became a prince; at a feast, his daughter-in-law asks his father-in-law to get her best outfit - her husband hides it in a chest; she became a duck and flew away with her duckling daughter; that old man gives the young man ointment to become a hare, fish, fly; the young man reached the top of the glass mountain; overheard that his wife was grieving without him, became human again; his wife's parents gave him the throne; he sent for his real father and for that old man, made them ministers]: 115-125; Russians (Arkhangelskaya) [the tsar shakes his newborn son Ivan; if you grow up, I will marry you Beloved Beauty, three mothers a daughter, three grandmothers, a granddaughter, nine brothers and a sister; in 9 days I. wakes up as an adult, goes to look for NK; the old man teaches him to choose a horse among the 30 that the king has in the stable (he will stir up the sea); the horse brings a copper ring on the door to the hut; she sends him to the eldest sister with a silver ring; she knows to the oldest (golden ring); this old woman calls fish, reptiles, birds; only the Mogol bird knows: she "shook" the GK by impoverishment; carries I., he feeds and waters her, the last pieces cuts them off from his calves; in the meadow, the bird regurgitated them, put them back; I. meets NC in the church; 6; 12; 24 heroic suitors sail on ships, speak contemptuously of I.; he waved his hand - the street became, waved another - cleanly and smoothly around; I. guards the sleep of the NK, and when he lies down himself, Koschey the Immortal (KB) took her away; I. comes to the NC, teaches you to find out where the death of KB is; KB: in a broom; I. gilded the broom; you are oak Tynu; I. also gilded it; KB: in an egg, in a duck, in a cocoir, a cocoon swims in the sea; I. spared the hawk, the bear, the pike; the sea carried the cocoor ashore, the bear broke it, the hawk caught up with the duck, the pike brought it an egg that fell into the sea; I. crushed the egg, the KB died; the tsars neither brew beer nor smoke wine; the mustache did not fall]: Afanasiev 1958 (1), No. 157:362-369; Russians (Pskov) [the tsar lodged his daughter in the castle without entering and a way out, only one window to the sea; the daughter was stolen; the soldier Protupey, the Warrant Officer, promised to find; the king gave two others as assistants; they came by boat to the island, there was a house, they took turns cooking; Nemal came, asked for food, the cook refused, N. hit the cook, ate everything; the brothers returned from hunting, decided that the cook was dead; the same with the second; when it was PP's turn, he kindly invites N. to eat; N. creates food and drinks, PP does not drink, pours under the table; N. got drunk; {apparently PP killed him}; PP found the princess, she gave the ring; the companions took the princess, sailed away; PP ate the flower - the road across the sea; ate another - waves again; ate the third - road again; PP came to the wedding, the impostor was decapitated]: Ploshchuk 2004, No. 22:89-91; Russians (Vologodskaya; from Afanasyev's collection, p. 84) [nannies cannot calm newborn Ivan- prince; the tsar himself shakes, promises to give him Beloved Beauty - three mothers a daughter, three grandmothers, a granddaughter, nine brothers to his sister; so three times; on the ninth day after birth, the prince gets up and goes for promised NC; old man: your father has 30 horses; led the grooms to drink them into the sea; which horse will move forward, raise the waves at sea, take it; the chosen horse tells them to lie down, he shoves; shoved twice, the third time he did not - such a force that he would not hold the land; I. comes to the old woman, she sends her to her older sister, the eldest to the oldest; she called fish and reptiles, then animals, birds; only a bird Mogol knows where NG lives; she is ready to carry it, but she needs a supply of meat and water; there was not enough meat, I. cut off a piece from the calves of both legs; when she reached, M. regurgitated and stuck back; I. spent the night with his grandmother's backyard; she he hardly woke up, he got up, beat the heroes who came to marry NK; so three times; I. took NK to his kingdom; when he fell asleep for 9 days, Koschey the Immortal took NK away; I. came when he was not, taught NK ask Koshchei what his death is; he replies that he is in a broom; in an oak tree; NK gilded a broom; tyn; Koschey admitted that in an egg, an egg in a duck, a duck in a coconut (the bottom of a conifer with roots), a coconut in the sea swims; on the way, I. did not kill the hawk, bear, pike; the sea threw the cocoir ashore, the bear broke it, the hawk caught up with the duck, the pike picked up the egg; I. put the egg from hand to hand, and then crushed, Koschey died; wedding; and I was here, drinking honey wine, flowing down my mustache, not in my mouth]: Burtsev 1895, No. 41:177-195; Russians (Vologodskaya, Kadinkovsky y.) [two merchant brothers, one died, the widow squandered everything, the other took her son; they sailed across the lake, the ships stood up; companions to the merchant: what do we need to dive; but he sent Ivan's nephew; there the old man generously received, but did not tell him to enter three rooms; in his absence I. enters them consistently; one door is copper, the other is silver, the third is golden, in each girl, each let in sleep, flew away; the old man forgives every time; after the third time he tells me to go to the lake, these girls are swimming there, we must take Maria Tsarevna's gold-winged dress; I. took it, the old man married them; she tells them to ask for white light; old man: no need, he will fly away; finally gave an eagle bird, ordered M. not to give light until they reach; M. asks, I. gave, the eagle was gone, M. flew away, I. was on the island; the old man helped again, transferred I. to her state; M. will marry whoever hides from her; M. has an all-seeing mirror; two other applicants were immediately executed, the old man asks I. to try again; she sees when I. is flying an eagle, when a lion and a pike hide him, but the maid made him a small fish, pulled him out of the well; M. did not see it; she recognized her husband, everything is fine]: Burtsev 1895, No. 15:94-103; Russians (Ryazan) [the tsar tells three shoot sons: where the arrow is, there is the bride; the eldest took the princess, the middle took the general's daughter, the youngest found an arrow in the frog's mouth; the king tells daughters-in-law to make shirts; frog: nurses, do it; sons bring shirts to the king; the eldest to wear in a black hut, the middle to go to the bathhouse, the youngest to wear on Christ's day; the same: bake bread; the frog pretends to throw the dough into the oven, and he himself turns to mother nannies; her eldest sons have bread - kuli-muli, the youngest - for Christ's day; to bring her daughters-in-law to the ball; the frog has become beautiful; at a feast she hides food and drinks in her sleeves; waved her hands - forests and waters, birds fly; other daughters-in-law doused people; I. found and burned the casing; wife: look far away in the thirtieth kingdom; I. came to the old woman; hut to the forest backwards, to me; the old woman does not know about Elena the Beautiful (EP), sends to her older sister; she sends to the oldest, teaches her what to do; the oldest viet gold, locked the spindle in a box; I. unlocked, broke the spindle, threw the tip back, the spine in front of him, the beautiful EP appeared in front of him; they flew home on a flying carpet; the other groom chased, but he can't go to Russia]: Afanasiev 1958 (2), No. 237:329-331; Russians ( Voronezh, Semiluksky District) [Ivan Tsarevich (I.) and Tsarevna Svetlana (S.) have been friends since childhood, grow up, and want to marry. I. goes to Father S. to marry. He sets 3 tasks, and every night, if he does not succeed, they will cut off his head. Objectives: to drain the lake, build a house at the bottom ("so that S. passes in silk socks and does not stain them"), separate rye from wheat in the royal barn. The first night elephants come, drink the lake, the second night the craftsmen build a house, and the third night pigeons separate the grain. The Tsar agrees to give his daughter for I. After the wedding, S. does not tell her to take off her ring - it is their happiness. I. took it off, threw it into the sea, and his wife disappeared. I. comes to the sea, goldfish suggests looking for S. far away. He comes to the hut on chicken legs, the old lady says that S. was with her, but now she is far away. It's the same in the next cabin. In the third, the old lady gives a ball and a sword. The ball leads I. to the gate, followed by a nine-headed serpent. Ivan defeats him, cuts the castle, frees S., brings her home, they get married again]: Kretov 1977, No. 35:61-64; Belarusians (d. Petrashi, cr. Eph. Grigoriev) [The Tsar lived with his son. The son got married, his son was born, and he died. The grandfather and grandson are left. My grandson became 7-8 years old and his grandfather sent him to school. The grandson studied and studied and began to teach the principal. The director says to his grandfather that his grandson goes to Jewish women at night. The director let merchant sons who studied at the same school take on his grandson. They surrounded him, and he was in them with clods of earth, and whoever he falls into is in the spirit. My grandfather decided to send his grandson to the immortal king. I wrote him a letter and sealed it. The grandson needs a mace with him. They make one out of 100 pounds of iron for him. He is so small, says his grandson. My grandfather threw another 100 pounds of iron - they made a mace of two hundred pounds. The boy threw it, drank tea, the mace flew back and split against his knee. Another 50 pounds are added - the grandson throws a mace, which comes back and only bends against his knee. The grandson thanks his grandfather, takes the letter, the mace and leaves. Comes to the sea. It hits the sea with a mace, passes through it. He appears to the immortal king. The king prints out a letter and it says to kill his grandson. The king feels sorry for the boy. He writes a letter to his grandfather. And at the very walls, caps hang 500 pounds each. He gives his grandson such a hat - "a hotel to his grandfather", thinks that his grandson will not carry such a burden. And the grandson puts it on his head, takes the letter and goes back. The sea hits again, and it's dry where it hits. He comes to his grandfather − "Grandpa, the immortal king sent you a gift!" − puts a hat on his grandfather's head, he is crushed and dies. The grandson was afraid that his grandfather had ruined, took a mace and went home. He goes, meets a man with white peas in his box. "Pea, throw peas - let's go around the world." He throws that peas, they go together. They come to the pond. They meet Barbel there. They're trying to persuade him to abandon his pond. He quits, the three of us go. They're coming to town. There is no one there - everyone was eaten by the immortal king. They see that the bathhouse is being heated. We were ready to see who would wash in that bathhouse. Three swallows are arriving. They took off their dresses, turned into girls and went to the bathhouse. The grandson asks Gorokhovik to lock the doors in the bathhouse. The older sister in the bathhouse tells the younger sister to open the door. The youngest kicks the door with her knee, Gorokhovik flies 15 miles away. Three sisters turn to swallows again and fly away. The next day Gorokhovik returns with the door, installs it back and returns to his comrades. The same story repeats itself: the bathhouse is drowned, the girl swallows arrive, the Barbel supports the door, the middle sister hits her with a knee, the Barbel flies off 5 miles away, returns. On the third day, Knight Davidonovich (grandson) supports the doors. Her older sister hits her with her knee, but the door only flies up, opening the entrance to the bathhouse. And we caught girls there. Everyone got his equal: Gorokhovik was the youngest, the Barbel was middle, and Knight Davidonovich was the eldest. And the eldest wanted to take the Filthy Serpent ("sweet smok") away. The next morning, he summons the Filthy Serpent "to fire". Lots of people are coming. The younger sister advises Gorokhovik to collect stones with which he will beat everyone, but the Snake tells him not to touch, or the Pea will disappear. That's what he did. After beating them all, he met the Serpent, they bowed in front of each other and parted. The next day, the same thing happens with Barbel (he defeats everyone not with stones, but with a mustache). On the third day, it's the same with Knight Davidonovich (he has a mace), but he does not heed his wife's advice and fights with the Serpent. He hits him three times with a mace, the Serpent is alive, and even jumps to Lixander Vidonovich, hits him on the forehead, and he falls asleep. The serpent grabs his wife and flies away. And his friends stay in town with their wives. Lixander Davidonovich has been lying in that place for a year with his mace. One grandmother felt sorry for him for two hundred years, turned over him, and he got up. She said that his wife, the Filthy Serpent, was dragged across the seas, and told him to buy two greyhound dogs and two drakes at the bazaar and go overseas. That's what he did. He comes to the sea, hits it with a mace, goes to the other side. He meets a shepherd, asks where to look for the Serpent. The shepherd points him to the palace and says that the Serpent leaves home every other day. The next morning, Lixander Davidonovich comes to the palace, the Serpent is not there, he meets his wife. She feeds him, gives him water, hides him in a chest, and he tells her to find out where the Snake's soul is. The Serpent arrives: "I feel it smells like the Russian spirit!" His wife convinces him that it was him who was flying around the world, grabbing, imagining him. Sit down at the table and she asks him where his soul is. The serpent laughs, says it's in a broom. The next day he leaves, and she decorated that broom with flowers and put it on his bed. He comes back, senses the Russian spirit, his wife dissuades him, he sees a broom on his bed, laughs at the "idiot woman" - how is it possible to have a soul in a broom! She's crying, she wants to know the truth. He points to her a white goat - his soul is supposedly in him. The next morning the Serpent flies away, the wife dresses the goat in gold and ties it to the table. The serpent comes back, throws the goat away. He sees that his wife "deeply feels sorry for him." At night, she asks him again, and he finally talks about a white stone in the middle of the sea, a duck in a stone, an egg in a duck, and a candle in that egg. If you blow out a candle, get the spirit out of it! The next morning, the Serpent flies away again, and Lixander Davidonovich crawls out of the chest. He goes to the sea and sees a white stone. He goes to him, clearing the sea with a mace. He reached the stone, hit it with a mace three times, and a duck flew out. He put a drake on her, they threw it on the water. The greyhounds swam, caught a duck and brought it to him. He tore up the duck and took out an egg. He comes to the palace. The Filthy Serpent has already fallen ill. But he had a whip of three cowhides. When he sees Lixandr Davidonovich, wants to hit him with a whip, and he pulls out an egg and hits it - the egg crumbles, and then the Snake has a spirit out. Liksander Davidonovich and his wife cut his body to pieces and burned him, but they stayed in the palace themselves]: Romanov 1901, No. 13:117−123; Western Ukrainians (Transcarpathia, Khust Oblast, p. Gorinchevo) [The tsar has one son Ivan, it's time for him to get married, he only wants a native girl (SD). She takes a warrior with him and goes looking for her. He turns right, drives through the wasteland, sees a lonely mill. There's an old woman with knee-length lashes. He says hello and calls his mother sweet. She raises her eyelashes. I haven't seen a living soul in ages. She suggests taking a break and going to see her middle sister tomorrow. It gives a horse and a ball of thread, you have to hold on to the thread. A year later, I. reaches his middle sister. She has eyelashes down to the ground. The Tsarevich also greets her and calls her mother sweet. She raises her lashes and explains that she hadn't seen a living soul in 200 years. She suggests going to see her older sister in the morning. It gives a horse and a ball of thread. A year later, I. reaches his oldest sister. She says hello, calls her mother sweet. The woman barely lifts her eyelashes - so long. In the morning, he gives three wheat grains, tells you to go to the sandbank to the sea, put wheat under your tongue and turn into a hare. Eleven pigeons will arrive, but there will be no diabetes among them. The cabbage rolls will swim in the sea, rejoice and sing, then they will fly away, and only then will she arrive. This is what happens. When SD arrives, she sheds her feathers and goes swimming. The prince takes her clothes, wraps her in a handkerchief, runs to the woman, who tells her to sit on her horse and go on the road without looking back, although SD will run after him and ask for clothes. As soon as he looks back, the clothes will fall out of his hands, the CD will catch up, hit his mouth and go away. We should keep quiet. When you're at home, you should give SD regular clothes and then talk and hide your feathers. I. rides, the girl follows him, persuades him to return her clothes, she will be ashamed to walk naked around the city, she will not leave him anymore. He looks around, feathers fly out of his hands, SD hits I.'s mouth, flies away. The woman gives three other grains, turns him into a deer, he steals clothes, sits on a horse and rushes without looking back or talking. At the palace, SD wears home clothes, gives the feathers to her mother, who sews them into her retinue, which she wears once a year. They live happily, they give birth to a boy with five golden hairs on his head. I. goes hunting, the mother asks her daughter-in-law why she is so beautiful and does not have parents. She replies that her clothes are even more beautiful, and her mother-in-law did not see them in them. The queen rips off her retinue, the feathers fly up on the girl themselves, she flies away through the window. Ivan goes looking, and three years later he gets to the woman who helped him. She explains that his wife is overseas with her demon mother will need to be cunning. A wolf is serving in the mill. Baba will hide it at the bottom of the barrel, and the wolf will carry it to the other side of the sea. The barrel is heavy, the wolf decides not to serve anymore on the way and throws it into the sea. The barrel breaks on the shore, I. gets out of the sea, goes out onto a glass road, comes to the palace to an old demon, and is hired. She tells you to dig up the mountain, level it, plow it, and sow wheat. Wheat must ripen by tomorrow, he must harvest it, grind it, grind flour, bake rolls and give it to it early in the morning, otherwise he will be headless. I.'s pickaxe and shovel break, he sits down and cries. The demon tells his daughter to bring him food, he doesn't recognize SD, and she recognizes him. She tells me to eat, she pulls out a squeaker from under her right hand, squeaks, all the devils run away. The SD tells them to do whatever I. The next year, the demon gives a wooden trough, leads to the lake without end and edge, tells you to scoop out water, plant grapes, hand over three large bowls of wine in the morning, otherwise he will lose his head. The wife brings food, calls the devils together with a squeaker, and they complete the task. So I. served his second year. The devil says she'll give him more work in the morning. I. sees a prisoner who has already served in an iron furnace, on fire, on seven chains, who cannot warm up. He sits down and cries. A demon sends her daughter to find out what happened. She calls the devils with a squeaker, tells them to obey her husband's order. Ivan orders the hell to get him and his wife home by morning. The devils spread the red fly, Ivan and the SD sit on it, fly away. On the way, I. burns from behind a blue flame. This is a demon. He turns around, a demon grabs his eye. He is blind. The wife leaves him with his handkerchief in place, turns into a pigeon, overtakes the demon and, picking up two lumps of manure from the road, turns into a well under two sycamores. A heated demon bends down to get drunk, and the girl replaces I.'s eyes in her sinus with dung. He flies to Ivan, returns his eyes, and finally recognizes her as his wife. The demon rushes home, the prisoner from the furnace asks if she brought him a partner, who says she took his eyes, climbs into her bosom, finds manure. The prisoner laughs so much that he warms up. The demon flies back, flies to the border, bursts with anger. I. and SD get home, live happily]: Lintour 1979:5-11; Ukrainians (Galicia) [the man walked looking for a bride; the sorcerer ordered to look for gold-haired Yalena; came to the Sun - it does not know, it gave golden ball; The month is the same, gave a brush; Wind: I. hold 30 women with iron tongues; tells me to hire a sorcerer who will give a flying horse; gave a broom; the maggot tells the mare to herd; by night the noise, the mare disappeared; in the box there was a hen on eggs; the foxes pulled out the eggs, a mare with three foals jumped out of them; the sorceress gave one; I. in the jug, you have to take the jug, but not open it on the way; the women are sleeping, the man took the jug away ; the women woke up and caught up; he threw his brush (forest; gnawed), the ball (mountain; gnawed); hit the sea with a broom, it parted; when he passed, hit again, the sea came together, the women drowned; the king rode from the same sorcerers, they began to fight; the horses consulted, the tsar's horse threw him off, he was killed; the man brought Y. home]: Pankeev 1992:61-63; Western Ukrainians (Galicia, Sambir District) [the rich man begged God son, but went to the forest, the baby was lost; the forester raised him; when the boy was 20 years old, he told him to tie the club (the first one was too light, ordered to bind him harder), went to wander; three pannas were swimming, he stole from medium dress and wings; married; once she asked for a return - she flies around the hut; flew out the window, told her to look for her on Oatmeal Mountain; the hermit whistled animals - no one knows Oatmeal Mountain; he sent to his older brother; the same thing there; to the oldest; the lion came last, the hermit told him to take the guy; he drove him, but threw him into failure; the guy got out; stopped the mill; promised let him go again if the miller takes him to the princess; he hid the guy in a barrel of flour; she was brought to the palace; there he was not told to open the doors tied with bast; he came in; someone black asks for bread and water; the boy gave, he took off and took the princess away; the guy came to the widow, hired to herd horses; the girl warned not to eat food, what they would offer was poison; he herds for three days, hits horses with his club, brought it safe, the widow offers to choose whichever one he wants, he chose a skate; he twice asks for permission to be caught with the mother mare; then brings him to a rock on which the princess is black; the guy threw it at a black club and it disappeared]: M. Dragomanov in Pankeev 1992:124-130; Ukrainians (Poltava, Gadyach, c. 1978) ["Here, in a de facto kingdom.." The king sends his beautiful sons to look for brides: shoot arrows. The elder brother fires an arrow into the princess's garden, the middle brother shoots an arrow into the princess's court, and the princes take the brides. The younger brother gets into a rural swamp, a toad raises an arrow and does not give it back until the prince agrees to marry her, he tells his father, cries, he says this is his share, the prince takes the toad in wives. The king asks his daughters-in-law to weave a towel, the toad sheds his skin, goes out into the yard, screams, whistles, the female servants appear, prepare a towel with eagles sewn on - it turns out to be the best, his king keeps it for himself, gives the rest to the kitchen. The king orders buckwheat to be baked. Daughters-in-law spy on the toad's actions, they can't repeat it, the king praises her. The king invites his sons and wives to the "benket", the toad sends her husband forward, says that the rain means that she is washing her face, the thunderstorm dresses up, the thunder is approaching. The brothers laugh at Ivan. She arrives in a carriage, everyone admires her, puts pieces of food at lunch, leftovers in her sleeve, and her daughters-in-law repeats. He dances - a garden appears from his sleeves, a pole on which a cat walks, a lake overflows, swans swim. Daughters-in-law fall with bones from their sleeves to the king's forehead, and the queen's eyes. Ivan comes home, burns the skin of a toad, returns to the party. She finds out that Ivan has burned his skin, cries, turns into a cuckoo, tells her to look for it in the kingdom of far away with Baba Yaga's bone leg. Ivan goes after her, meets his grandfather "yak milk civy", who gives a ball pointing the way to Baba Yaga. On the way in the forest, I. meets a bear, wants to kill, he promises to be useful, sees a pike by the sea, wants to eat, it promises to be useful, he throws it into the water. She comes to the hut on the "chicken bottom", Baba Yaga says that Ivan's wife works for her brother on the island and comes to look in her head, advises him to grab it and run without looking back when he sees it. He comes to the sea, a pike appears, hits the water with its tail, and a glass bridge with golden railings appears from coast to island. On an island in the forest, Ivan gets lost, starves, a falcon kills a hare, Ivan eats it, then the bear spreads trees and helps him find his way. He goes out to the valley, to the glass palace, and can't find anyone. She finds his wife behind the golden doors, she becomes a cuckoo, takes him under her wing, and they come back. She says that her father cursed her and gave her to work for three years, now she is free]: Rudchenko 1870, No. 28:99-106.

Caucasus - Asia Minor. Rumei (a handwritten text in Rumei, kept in the library with. Yalta, Pershotravnevy district, Donetsk region) [the old woman walked and held a pot of water in her hands; the prince threw a pebble and broke the pot; the water spilled; the old woman said: "Love for three oranges"; the prince grew up and always remembered these words, they did not give peace to him; when he became a young man, he decided to go in search of three oranges; people said that they were very far away and well guarded; the prince found and took three oranges {without details}; on the way home I decided to cut one of them; a beautiful woman came out from there, said: "Water, water," and then turned into a bird and flew away; the prince cut the second orange, the situation repeated; the prince came to the well, cut a third orange; a girl who was more beautiful than the first two came out; she asked for water, the prince gave it to her; the girl said that she was his fate; the prince told her: "Climb a tree, I I'll go home, gather my matchmakers and come back for you"; the royal maid came for water; looked into the well and saw a beautiful woman sitting in the water; the maid said, "Put your hair down, I I'll see them, you've been sitting here for so many days, I guess you've worn them up"; the girl let her hair loose; the maid climbed upstairs, stabbed the girl, put her clothes on and sat in a tree instead of her; the girl turned into the bird flew away; the prince returned with his matchmakers, mistook the maid for an orange girl; asked why she had become ugly; the maid replied: "You have been gone so long, I turned black in the sun"; the prince believed her, married her; the bird began to fly in and sit on the trees; the tree she sat on dried up; all the trees were so dry; the maid knew she said to the prince: "Catch this bird, kill it, I'll kill it I'll cook it and we'll eat it"; he did it; the wife took the bones and buried them near the threshold; a tree grew out of them; when the king, queen or prince came out into the yard, it hugged them with branches; when the prince's wife - her branches were beaten and burned; she told the prince to cut down this tree; he did it; the wind raised one branch and threw it by the road; the old woman picked up this branch, brought it home, put it behind the icon; when the old woman left from home, the branch turned into a girl and did everything around the house; the old woman decided to find out who it was; hid and saw the girl; she told her everything; the old lady said, "I'll go to the king, get their shirts, and you You will sew them"; the girl sewed shirts for the king and queen that it was not clear that their hand had touched them, and sewed their daughter-in-law's shirt with stubble from a pig; the old woman took the shirts to the king and told them who sewed them ; the prince came to her house, recognized the girl and took her with him; then asked the maid: "Wife, what do you want - forty knives or tie you to forty horses?" ; she replied: "Forty horses"; the prince tied her by forty horses; where her body hit, there were beams and hills; the prince married an orange girl; "They still live and reign"]: Intervalskaya et al. 2001; Crimean Tatars [the boy Symail is diligent at school, but sad; once he threw a stone into a glass of water carried by an old woman; she predicted that he had there will be difficulties and he will not soon reach what he wants; in a dream, an elder came to S., left a portrait of Ismikan Sultan; at the same time, the elder dreamed of the IS herself, left her a portrait of S. SEE came to the mountain, where there are three peri; they call him Karaja Oglan {then only this name is used} and demand an answer as to which of them is more beautiful; if KO named one of them, they would kill him, but he replied that no one can be singled out; Peri showed the way to IS; they met; KO surprised the wise men with his learning and others by playing saz; bey, the father of IS, is outraged that KO sings about love for his daughter, but Pasha is his protects, paid dowry for him, gave him a palace; a wedding; Pasha tells KO to come to him in 7 days, but he remembered it only on the fortieth day; Pasha wanted to execute him, then captivate him for 40 years, but in finally forgave; but when IS was sleeping, a servant lay down on her, on top of the blanket; IS did not notice anything, but KO came in, saw the servant, cursed IS, went to wander; the curse of KO made IS fall, from her There was a stench; the clerk, whom IS's father expected to be her husband, went to look for KO, because only he could remove his own curse; together they found IS in the form of a seriously ill beggar; KO apologized, IS entered the water, recovered; wedding 40 days and nights]: Zherdeva 2020, No. 73; Nogais: Kapaev 2012 [dying, Biy told his sons not to go south; the eldest went with his people, they found an empty house, where food and drink stayed overnight, everyone was killed; the same with his middle brother; the younger Kenzhebay did not fall asleep, hid in the yard in a barrel; a rider came on a six-legged horse, interrupted everyone; thought that 41 horses, and 40 dead, but did not find K. and left; K. followed the trail; came to the old woman Elmauyz, she has nose to door, she swallowed and regurgitated K., now he is her son; her real son does not know where he rode a six-legged horse; her sister has the same thing (old women's sons fly in and are called karakus, but then they are not birds, but people); another sister's son explains that this is the Altynshash (gold-haired) rider; must be done dig into her house, tie her hair, beat her with a kamcha until she agrees to give her horse and wealth; A. agreed and invited K. to become his wife; they live well; A. dropped a curl of her golden hair into the river; the fisherman found it, the khan sent old woman Azazil to find the owner; K. greeted her; she persuaded A. to find out where K.'s soul was; he replied that A. cut the bowstring, but K. replaced it; then K. admitted that his soul is in a golden box, which is braided in a forelock on her head; the old woman untwisted her forelock unnoticed, threw away the box, K. died; the old woman brought A. Khan; Elmauyz looked at the spindle, blood was flowing from it; the son of the first Elmauyz rules animals, the second birds, the third fish; one pike complained of pain; it turned out that she swallowed the box, it was removed, K. came to life; he came to Khan's country, threw a ring in a jug of a maid who came to the spring; A. recognized him, K. carried her away from her wedding to Khan on a six-legged horse]: 53-64; Nogai 1979, No. 10 [father sends sons to guard a thief stealing golden apples; elder, the middle brother falls asleep, the younger one snatches out the feather of a golden bird; the older brother, the middle brother goes to look for it, disappear; the younger one comes to the fork, "you will die on the right road, the horse on the left"; walks on the left; The wolf eats the horse; the young man is lucky; tells him to take the bird without a cage; he takes the cage, raises the alarm; the king promises to give the bird for a horse with a golden mane; the wolf tells not to take the bridle; the young man takes, the king promises to give a horse for a gold-haired girl; a young man kills Azdaa with one, two, etc. (up to seven) heads; the wolf pretends to be a girl, a horse, a young man returns with a girl, a horse, a bird; meets brothers; they throw him into a hole; a seven-headed serpent gives water in exchange for a girl; a young man kills a snake; the king puts the young man on an eagle, food and water for seven days; he is not enough; the young man cuts off the meat from hips, gives his eyes instead of water; on the ground, the eagle returns everything; in the guise of a beggar, a young man comes to the wedding of his gold-haired and older brother; shows the firebird's feather; the brothers were torn by horses]: 34-45; Kalmyks: Basangova 2002 [fearing a 15-headed Musa, people migrated, left the child in an iron cradle and a foal; the child became hero Aman Tsagan, the foal became Kones Ashin Alag; the AC married on the khan's daughter, his wife is missing; he comes to the well, where the servant of the heavenly Tögy Bus; says that he brought his wife from the lower world; the AC tells her to pour water into the hostess's hands along with what she should there with a gold ring; the wife recognizes the ring, finds her husband at the well; he makes a hole in the TB yurt, pushes him there; puts on his clothes, comes to his father, he does not notice the change, arranges a feast; at night AC kills TB father, returns wife]: 42-45; Vatagin 1964 [a mare of three brothers gets married three times a day, but someone always kidnaps a foal born in the morning; the youngest, Burgin-Tsagan cuts off A foal with an arrow has a pearl tail and a coral mane when it is carried away by a whirlwind; successively kills three mangas, takes everyone's wife; these are the daughters of the sun, moon and night sky, whom the mangas grabbed when they arrived in the guise of swans to swim; the older brothers envy that the youngest's wife is more beautiful, leave their sword at the entrance; blind and armless come to the legless; kidnap the khan's daughter, make him a sister; the fire goes out, she comes to the old woman for it, she puts the coals in the hem, finds a house on an angry arrow, drinks the girl's blood with her copper beak; the brothers guard, beat the old woman, make her swallow and regurgitate everyone, they recover; B. is not regurgitated, the sparrow screams that he is in the finger of an old woman; under the guise of Gelyunga, B. comes to his brothers, his wife recognizes him; they play cards for his younger brother's wife; B. cuts off their heads]: 106-115; Abkhazians [after his father's death, the eldest son, contrary to his warning, drove along the forbidden path; under a tree he sees a table set, is going to eat, something from the sky goes down, kills him; the same is the average; the youngest grabs what came down, this is a girl; she ran a handkerchief over the bodies of the dead, they came to life; she became the wife of the youngest; did not give him the key to one chest; he he stole it, opened the chest, and her strength flew out; a mustachioed dwarf on a goat came, killed his younger brother, took the beauty away; one woman gave birth to twins, left one baby in the forest; he was fed by a deer, he is as strong as a deer; he took the handkerchief off his younger brother's face, he came to life; the old woman, sitting on the dog's tail, transports people across the river; she was given money, she sent her brothers; the younger brother began to play musical instruments, his wife recognized him, the dwarfs were going to listen; the younger brother kills a dwarf, takes his wife away; the dwarf's brother chases a wild boar; the wife consistently throws three bottles, there is a prickly bush, mountain, fire; pursuer dies]: Shakryl 1975, No. 16:65-73; Abkhazians [the prince has three sons; the elder dreams of a beautiful woman, asks his father to allow him to go after her; the prince gives him companions a man named Swarthy Hajjaja; they come to the Adaoua Palace, the CX kills him, hides the corpse, puts the severed ear in his pocket; the princely son gets the girl, on the way back they spend the night in the palace again adaus; CX hears three angels talking; they say that 1) tomorrow at the crossing, the wind will tear off the prince's wife's hat, he will rush after her, drown; 3) if not, he will fall off his horse in a clearing, crash to death; 3) if he reaches the house and shoots happily, the devils will turn the bullet back at him; whoever hears and tells will become petrified; the CX persuades the prince not to rush for his hat, not to race, not to shoot; The prince offends him with a word; CX tells him everything, shows Adaua's ear, stones; the prince goes into the forest; in a dream, a man tells him to cook his son, knock the cauldron over a stone; the prince throws the child into boiling water, pours the contents of the boiler onto a stone; in the morning both the child and the CX are alive; the prince adopts the CX]: Shakryl 1975, No. 26:132-139; Adygs (Bzhedugi) [after the death of his parents, the prince's son began to live with his father's friend ; when he saw a beautiful pigeon, he promised to marry only an equally beautiful girl; adopted father: there are two of them in the west, one in the east; the young man went east, left the prince's son an arrow: if she had blood, with he is in trouble; he almost froze on the way; finds a girl, she sets conditions: to overtake the rider, shoot three pigeons released, to overcome her; the rider is an old woman on a donkey; offered to look for the young man in his head , put her to sleep, galloped away; he caught up with her, threw sand into her eyes, came back first; shot pigeons, knocked down the girl; the dagger does not take her, he took her with him; on the way he takes her away from a horseman who drives prisoners, a ring; the other has a handkerchief, the third has a bracelet; three are fighting over his father's inheritance: an invisible hat, a whip, a spit, a leather dastarkhan; the young man promises to give to whoever brings the bullet, takes everything himself; a seven-headed giant nailed to the ground near the house, three girls in the house; a young man enters invisible; each tells how a young man took a ring from one, a handkerchief from another, and a bracelet from a third; the young man enters, the girls go with him, do not tell him to release the giant; he released, the giant took the girls away, the young man flew to him on a dastarkhan plane, hitting him three times with a whip; he stopped at a hole in the ground; the young man expanded it with a spit, went down, killed a sleeping giant, took the girls; met the prince's aged son; meets a shepherd, who tells the sheep to cry: the prince's son has long died; young man: he is alive, slaughter sheep for a feast ; married a beautiful woman brought in, he also married three girls well]: Tambiev 1900:52-60; the Adyghi [a lonely rider meets Shauai without recognizing him, says that he is going to Sh.; he brings him to him, changes clothes, receives a guest; the rider asks to give him and his horse huge portions of food; covers the horse with a layer of resin and sand; rushes into the sea; if white foam pops up, S. must grab a horse that jumps out of the water; red pops up; S. jumps on his horse across the sea; calls; the rider replies that he lies between the crushing mountains; S. cuts off the heads of 12 seven-headed frogs ready to cut off their heads to the rider; the stallion runs away, brings three 12-headed older brothers killed by others; the rider kills two with arrows; when he fights the latter, the horse cannot bite him covered in sand and resin the rider's horse; S. kills him; the rider admits that he is a girl who avenged the brothers killed by others; after washing her eyes with another's blood, her parents saw the light; the girl immediately leaves, S. goes to look for her; Satanay says that the girl lives overseas, the An-Ak eagle guards the way there; S. on horseback in the dark (the beauty covers her face with her hair, it gets dark) swims across an impenetrable swamp; the beauty promised to go out for someone who can do it; on the way back, An-Ak takes her away; S. pretends to be asleep, An-Ak brings him to his nest himself, S. kills him with a sword; returns to sledges with his wife]: Huth 1987:40-54; (cf. Abaza [a hundred horsemen marry the prince's daughter, but she chooses a cook named Guabanac ("felt"); horsemen take him hunting, dissatisfied with him; he rips the ring off the finger of the girl driving the herd , brings a herd; the same applies to a girl who drove two herds; people on both banks of the river cry: the river divided their village, and when they send the ship, someone turns it over; G. sailed on this ship, saw a girl in the water, grabbed a piece of hair, a piece of hair remained in his hand, the ship could now sail; G. comes to a house with a table and three chairs; three doves fly in, turn into girls; two tell how they are doing they took away the herds, the third, as they prevented the ship from turning over; everyone dreams of marrying such a hero; G. returned their ring, and the third gave them their hair, they grew; married; at this time, a hundred horsemen were arranged horse racing, the winner will take his first wife G.; this is reported by the third dove wife (the first two flew and said that the wife forgot G.); G. went, overtook everyone, brought his first wife; (lives with four wives)]: Tugov 1985, No. 34:80-83; Karachai residents [met a hunter who lived in the mountains and a hunter who lived in the steppe; began to ask each other about unusual incidents; the story of the first hunter: I was following the trail and met a forest man (Waldmann); we greeted him, he offered to stay on vacation, then brought a deer and a tree; cooked meat, fed me; we went to bed, and I felt scary; I threw a burka over a log and climbed a tree myself; when a forest man asked me my name, I said to him, "My name is Last Year (Vorigesjahr)"; at midnight, a forest man attacked a log, dressed in a burka; I shot and wounded him; he screamed in pain, forest people ran from all sides; asked what had happened; he replied that Last year he had been shot; the forest people answered that last year they could not find, they left and took the wounded with them; the story of the second hunter: one day I was grabbed by an eagle and taken to a cave on a rock; left it there and flew away; there was a girl in the cave who said that the eagle brought it to be eaten and warned that if he found no one else, he would eat the meat in the cauldron and fall asleep for two or three days; the eagle came back without new prey, ate and fell asleep; I shot him twice, he died; then I refreshed him, my girlfriend and I climbed inside the skin and jumped off the cliff; gently descending to the foot of the cliff, we got out of our skin; I took the girl to her house, and then went to my place]: Pröhle 1909a, No. 4:278-281); Balkarians [the father leaves only a golden sword to his youngest son; it contains genie servants; a young man comes to a poor old woman, makes her and her three daughters rich, tells him to marry him, fulfills three conditions with the help of genies (turn the river back, gather all the animals at the palace, build a palace overnight); receives the khan's daughter, passes the named sisters off as Black , Yellow, Gray Eagles; the witch persuades the young man's wife to reveal the secret of the saber, takes their palace to the valley between the seven mountains; the young man goes in search, consistently meets three sisters, their eagle husbands they send him, Gray takes him to the palace, enters the palace under the guise of a shepherd, cuts off the witch's magic hair, returns his wife and palace]: Kapiyeva 1991:98-105; Ossetians: Miller 1902, No. 3 (Digorans) [Bestaser-Sila died, left three sons; the youngest Zanbolat breaks the witch's tub three times with an arrow; she tells him to better look for the kidnapper of the horse left by his father; D. asks his mother to fry corn kernels, clamps them in her hand, she admits that there is a horse that gives birth to a stallion every day; the brothers are frightened, D. takes a foal from a seven-headed giant who has come out of the ground; K. forges for D. a sword and a mace; D. goes underground, kills the seven-headed man and his wife, two more giants, frees three girls; they tell black birds to throw millet (they are happy, they did not even give bran), two iron wolves two rams, oil the door hinges (they did not lubricate the door hinges before); they let D. pass; he kills an iron horse, a felt man, steals underground cattle; the brothers lay sword before lying, D. shouts, he jumps up, remains without legs; brothers take cattle and girls; D. comes armless and blind, their brothers did the same to them; all three kidnap the girl, make them a sister; the witch sucks blood from her heels; D. and his companions caught the witch, they and the girl climbed into her womb, got out healthy; killed the witch, released the girl; D. hired the sinopas; came to his wake; He killed both brothers with one split arrow, tied their wives to horses; awarded a swineherd]: 78-98; Sokayeva 2012, No. 6 [the younger brother sees a bloody stream, takes stones from there, sells Aldar; goes again get stones, look for the source of the stream; there are three dead girls in the house, one still bleeding; at night a giant came, revived the girl with a pearl; when he left, the young man revived all three, killed the giant with his sword, took one girl for himself, gave the other two to his brothers; the brothers have 3 sisters, they were taken by Uastyrji, Uatzilla, Afsati; while the brothers are hunting, a rider arrives on a three-legged horse, drops his whip, asks to serve, the youngest's wife agrees, he picks her up with the end of the whip, takes her away; the younger brother goes to look for his wife, consistently comes to his sons-in-law; only Uastyrji saw that rider; the kidnapper sleeps and is awake for 6 days; wife: you need to get a foal from a three-legged mother, she is at the head of the devils, the mother is pregnant, she is guarded by 7 wolves; the head of the devils allows her to take a foal, the younger brother takes his wife]: 67-70; Ingush: Malsagov 1983, No. 1 [the prince has a tree with golden leaves, someone steals them; three sons take turns guarding; only the youngest does not fall asleep, cuts off someone's finger and head; follows a bloody trail; takes companions pulling trees, drinking the sea, a sharpshooter; they lower the prince's son into the hole; the girl says that they are three daughters of a three-headed eagle, their father has been cut off one head and finger; she asks the father what he can kill him; he replies that there is a ram around the corner, there is a hare in him, a duck in a hare, there are three chicks in a duck; the prince's son kills them all, the companions raise the girls upstairs, the youngest leaves her son Prince ring; tells you to touch the white horse, he will take you to the upper world; red - stay here, black - you will be lower; companions cut off the rope; the prince's son touches the black one; the old woman says that the Sarmak (dragon) closed the water; the Sarmak gives water three times, then the prince's son kills him; the padishah sends him to the eagle on the black mountain; the young man kills the snake that devours chicks every year; the eagle takes him to the ground; there is not enough meat, he cuts off his flesh from his leg, with both hands; the eagle regurgitates the meat, puts it back; under the guise of a shepherd, the young man comes to the wedding of the rescued princesses; the youngest recognizes ring him; a young man kills traitors, marries, marries two princesses to his brothers], 8 [when dying, the old man tells his sons to guard the grave; the elder and middle brother ask for a younger brother named Ovdilg ("fool") ) goes instead of them; in three nights he catches three horses, each giving him his own hairs; the prince gives him three daughters, the youngest is Harsen Nars with a golden head and silver hands; O. jumps to three horses three towers, takes and hides three girls; gives the elders to the brothers, XN takes for himself; Biydolg Bare kidnaps her; O. comes successively to the son of the Sun, the son of the Month, the son of the Star; BB has a three-legged guling horse; BB asks him twice if we will catch up before lunch; he replies that we will catch up with everything; BB breaks O. with a free club, takes HN, the son of the Sun, the son of the Month resurrects O.; the son of the Star tells him to go to the mountain, where the mother of the gulings fights; tear the muscle off her hand, feed the wolf, otherwise he will wean the guling's leg; now O. has four-legged guling, and BB has a three-legged; BB cannot catch up with O., guling goes to the ground, BB dies; wives drive O.'s brothers out to look for him; O. kills three Enjal monsters; brothers put a sword in the doorway, O. cuts off her legs, brothers take the guling; blind and armless come to live with O.; while three cripples they hunt, the fire goes out in XN; she comes to the yeshapyats; they give a sieve with ash on top of the coals; on the ash trail, the mother finds a house, drinks XN blood; for promising not to kill her, yeshapikha gives O. a bar, he cures cripples; O. kills yeshapiha; O. kills and revives brothers, drives them away]: 23-29, 55-71; Tankieva 2003 [the mother and father of the three brothers died, the stepmother left them in the forest; they found a hut, they became queues to cook; Biydolg drove up on a rooster, himself with a fist, a beard like a harrow, the strength of seven horses; he eats everything, beats his older brother; the same with his middle brother; the youngest pinched his beard in the tree; he pulled out Uprooted him, left; on a bloody trail, the brothers came to the hole, B. was dead near it; lowered the youngest, picked up three girls, did not pick up the youngest; the youngest girl had time to tell him to touch the white one he will take the ram to the ground (the black will lower it even lower, with red you will stay where he is); the young man has reached black; came to Zhera Baba's house; she has three daughters; the water source was blocked by Sarmak; his young man cut; pacci married a daughter to a young man; he wants to go to another, to the ground; the wife teaches: every day the falcon has three chicks, and the Sarmak devours them, crawling along the pole to the nest at the top, supporting the nest pillars in the middle of the sea; the young man killed the Sarmak, the chicks hid him so that his mother would not accidentally kill him; when she learned that he had saved the chicks, she ordered him to store water and meat; the young man tore the last piece away from his hand; the bird cured him, raised it to the ground; there the young man's brother wants to marry his fiancée by force; the young man exchanged clothes with the shepherdess; offered the bride a bowl of wine, throwing a ring in it; she recognized him; the wedding; the brothers were driven away]: 339-343; Chechens [Movsur dreams that beautiful Zhovar promises to marry him; he goes in search with his friend Magomed; they spend the night in an empty house, Mansur hears someone talking, J. lives behind by sea, you have to throw an oak branch into the sea, you will get a bridge, whoever tells the secret will become a block of ice; an old woman helps Movsur meet J.; he falls asleep twice when J. comes, takes him away for the third time her, Magomed makes a bridge again; in the same house he hears that after the wedding, the young will be strangled by snakes; a snake breaks in and kills; Movsur tells me to explain, Magomed tells everything, becomes ice, and when Movsur wants to stab himself, comes to life]: Kibiev, Malsagov 1981:137-145; Chechens [mother says Nelbiy Chuara that his father has left a horse, he eats iron and flint; heavy weapons and armor remain; NF tames a horse, puts on armor, kills rivals, marries a princess; on her wedding night she disappears; the shepherd says that she was kidnapped by Nege ("Nogai"); advises him to wear his clothes and drive her across the river calves, come with congratulations; his wife recognizes him, hides him; when N. enters, he kills him, returns his wife]: Dalgat 1972:326-328 (=Malsagov 1983, No. 16:100-102); Kumyks: Bagriy 1930 (1) [(western in 1902 A.E.Gren, from L.G. Lopatinsky's materials); apples disappear from the miller's garden; the eldest, middle sons are sleeping, the youngest sees a bird, picks up a fiery feather; the father sends his sons to pick up a bird; at the fork the youngest is on the road from where you will not return; the wolf calls to help him; tells him to kidnap the bird from the palace, carry it upside down; he puts the bird in his arm, it flies away; the second time he is grabbed; the king promises to give the bird in exchange for a wonderful horse; the wolf tells not to sit on the horse, the young man sits down, the horse returns to the palace; the horse will be given for the girl; the wolf becomes a horse, the young man swims across the sea on it ; the princess sits on an imaginary horse, he takes her away; the wolf turns into a princess, then into a horse, a young man exchanges a horse, a bird, returns with the princess, horse and bird; finds impoverished brothers; they gouge out his eyes, take the prey; a bird flies up, waves its wing, the young man sees the light; comes under the guise of a herdsman to the wedding of a princess who promised to marry the one who pulls the bow; she recognizes the young man; he asks who to get, a rooster or a chicken; the princess replies that he is a rooster; he kills both brothers, marries]: 25-29 (=Khalilov 1965, No. 45:105-109); Ganiyeva 2011b, No. 21 [Askerkhan sees a portrait of a girl, Khan's father gives he has money, he goes to look for her; buys a slave named Karakul, who is incredibly strong; kills 40 devas with one blow, frees a beautiful woman, but she is not the same; the same again; the third time, 60 devas, A. recognizes the beauty from the portrait; A. takes away her key, opens the door, the devil is chained behind her, A. frees him, he takes the girl away; A. and K. come, hide, the girl asks the deva where his soul is; wearing three wineskins in a boar; A. and K. kill a wild boar, tear his wineskins, A. gets a wife]: 240-243; the Avars [son refuses to lie down with Halun, his chosen father, promises to marry Queen Gunzari, whose The father showed the portrait; beauties in bird clothes fly to swim in the lake, the young man sits on G.'s clothes; she promises to marry him, but first must fly home; when the young man comes to the agreed place, H. tells the servant to stick a needle into his clothes, the young man falls asleep, G. flies away, telling the servant that his master cut the stake and bolt; this is the servant and H., the young man kills the servant, drives H. away; goes with the vizier look for G.; they stay in the house; the young man is sleeping, the vizier hears the conversation between the old owner and the girl; by the sea, under a brushwood stone, you have to hit her on the water, the sea part, drive to G. Whoever gives the story to another will be petrified; the same on the way back, the young man will die from a stallion and a snake; the vizier kills the stallion, the snake, licks a blood stain from G.'s cheek; the young man thinks that the vizier kisses her, promising to execute the vizier, makes him tell the truth, the vizier becomes stony; G. gives birth to a son, kills him, smears him with the blood of a petrified vizier, both come to life]: Saidov, Dalgat 1965:198-207; Avars: Ganiyeva 2011b, No. 11 [Patah dreams of a sea horse, three sons go to get it; at the fork there is a table with the inscription that whoever goes right or left has nothing to fear, and whoever is straight will die or find happiness; the youngest goes straight, gets to the giantess, around a steel palisade with his heads set; because the young man sticks to the giantess's chest, she cannot kill him, vomits and swallows the cat out of anger; hides the young man, asks the returning seven sledge sons about the horse, the youngest shows the way; the young man tames the horse, rides it, picks up a golden pen; the city sees a pen, demands to get the one for whom it is belonged; the horse explains that the three daughters of the sea king come to swim at the lake, take off their pigeon plumage, we must hide the youngest's plumage; the young man brings the girl to the pachah, she promises to go beyond if he swims in a hole of milk and gets younger; the pachah sinks; the young man takes the girl, finds the brothers, they push him into the well, the girl makes a rope out of her braids, gives the horse, he pulls the young man out, him brothers run in fear, the young man gets married], 26 [the guy lives with the girl; she goes to visit her father, does not tell me to open one room; he opens, there is a sledge, asks for a drink, the young man gives, the sledge is released, flies away, taking the girl away; the young man comes for her, takes her away, the sledge on the wind horse easily catches up, takes away; the third time promises to kill; the young man asks the girl to know where the soul of the sledge is; he says that in the broom, that He dresses her up; then he says that there are three eggs in a chest in a tree in the middle of the lake, you can only get there by wind horse, and his sister has such a horse; the young man walks along the way, saving ants, bees, fish; the sledge's sister demands that her horses be herded; the horses go into the ground, but the ants drive them back; the second time the bees drive them; the sledge's sister gives a wind horse, the young man destroys the soul of the sledge, takes his wife], 32 [ Khan's mare gives birth to gold-tailed and gold-maned foals, someone immediately steals them; the eldest, middle son falls asleep, the youngest Muin sprinkles salt on the wound, tries to snatch the foal from the kidnapper, tears him off leg; brothers go in search, the elders stay in the cave, the youngest hides under the bridge three times, each time defeats a sledge jumping on a stolen foal; each time the horse stops in front of the bridge, but the sledge says that M. is not here, and if he does, he will kill him; the last sledge is on a three-legged foal, the fight with him was the hardest; M. takes the wife of that sledge for himself, the other two wives to his brothers; the brothers leave a sword at the entrance to the cave, M. cut both legs to the knee, the brothers take good and women away; the Blind and the Bald come to live with M.; they kidnap the khan's daughter to cook for them; the fire goes out, she came to Hart for fire , she gave, but began to come to suck blood from her head; Bald, Blind remain on guard, afraid of hart, do not say anything to Muin; M. grabs hart, makes him swallow the Bald and the Blind, belch healthy; warns that she will not belch him, because he killed her sledge sons; each of her organs will have to be cut; Blind and Bald find M. in the little finger of Hart's legs, his legs are healthy; M. comes to the brothers' wedding, only the youngest girl caught from the sledges recognizes him; no one can pull a bow, pulls only M., asks Bald whether to shoot a chicken or a rooster, he replies that the chicken has nothing to do with it , M. kills brothers with an arrow; M. marries a sledge girl and a kidnapped cook, father M. - two other sledge girls]: 155-166, 269-271, 311-316; Dargin residents [father bequeaths three sons give three daughters to anyone who comes to marry them; the eldest is given off as a golden eagle, the middle as a miller, the youngest as a falcon; the older brothers married the daughters of a vizier and a vekil; the youngest dreams of a girl they bring her to him, on the wedding night the cloud takes her away; the youngest goes to search, visits the sisters and their husbands, comes to Azhdaha, cannot kill him, Azhdaha cuts him to pieces; the kidnapped wife brings pieces to his older sister young men, she revives him; the same again to his middle sister; after his younger sister has revived, the young man kills Azhdakha, returns his wife]: Ganiyeva 2011b, No. 22:246-248; varnishes [disappear in the state women, pathah hides his wife, the youngest son steals the key, opens the room where the mother is sitting, the cloud takes her away; the two eldest sons go in search, the youngest is followed by them; meets seven devas, they admire him by force, indicate a mountain on which three-, four-, five- seven-headed ajdaha; the young man orders a retractable staircase from the blacksmith, climbs the mountain, kills all Azhdah, frees three kidnapped princesses and mother, brings them down and treasures, the princesses give the young man each a golden apple; the brothers remove the stairs, bring princesses and mother to his father, say that they have obtained them themselves; the young man finds a box with a dwarf in it, executing orders; he takes the young man to his hometown; he is hired by a blacksmith, a dwarf does any job; princesses order golden apples, an imaginary assistant to the blacksmith gives them the ones they are for him presented; gathers people, tells their story, kills archery brothers, marries the best princess, gets the throne]: Ganiyeva 2011b, No. 10:142-149; Lezgins [Zulum-Magoma eats and works like giant; his fellow villagers are afraid of him; his mother pretends to be sick, asks for lion meat; he easily completes the task, goes to fight dragons; on the way she meets trees pulling out and leveling mountains ; companions cook; the long-bearded dwarf ties the cook with his hair every time, eats everything; Z. throws him up to the sky, the dwarf falls, hides underground; companions can't go down, it's hot there ; Z. descends, kills three dragons (three-, five- seven headed) sleeping on the knees of three girls; companions lift the girls to the ground, leave M. below; the youngest manages to say that he must grab by the leg of a white gazelle, he will take him to the upper world; M. mistakenly grabs black, he takes him to the black world; the seven-headed dragon closes the water, gives it for the girls; Z. kills him; the king advises you to go to the plane tree, where is the parrot's nest; Z. kills a snake that is going to eat the chicks; the parrot carries it to the upper world; Z. cuts off the last piece of meat from his leg, on the ground the bird puts it back; Z. comes to wedding, kills traitors, marries, gives two other girls for laborers]: Mazav, Kasumov 1997:79-91; Udins [the shepherd has a son Rustam, very strong, playing with other children, maimes them; old woman advises to send R. to the forest where three divas live for firewood; the king sends, R. easily kills divas, brings firewood; the king sends R. to the white diva; after a hard struggle, R. kills him; decides to leave; meets and companions a man who holds a torn tree over a plowman to create shade; who ties a millstone to his feet and grinds grain with them; drinks a river; everyone, not knowing who is in front of him, says that his abilities mean nothing, but R. is a hero; they live in a hut, each cooks in turn; Azhdaha comes, asks for pilaf broth, the cook asks to wait, Azhdakha binds with his hair from his beard, he eats everything; when R. remains, he cuts off his head, which rolls into the crevice; the tree holder tries to go down first, but screams that it is burning, he is pulled out; the same with others; R. tells him not to pick him up if he screams; at the bottom R. opens 7 iron doors, sees a sleeping diva on a girl's lap; kills him; so four girls and four divas, R. kills divas and Azhdakhi's head; sends three girls upstairs; the last most beautiful one is afraid that the companions will not raise R.; leaves him two feathers: if you hit one another, a white ram will appear (carry him to the ground) and black goat (will lower it even lower); the companions picked up the girl and left; R. called the animals, accidentally sat on a goat, was downstairs; asked the old woman for a drink, she said that the snake in the well only gave water in exchange for gifts, now it is the turn of the royal daughter; she brings a bowl of pilaf to the snake; R. chopped the snake, the princess put her blood-soaked hands to R.'s back; the king called everyone together, made sure that the hero was R.; cannot understand him to the ground, but says that the snake eats the bird's chicks; R. kills the snake; the chicks tell the bird that he agrees to take R. to the ground, he must ask the king for meat and water; the last piece of R. cuts off from his thigh; on the ground, the bird sees that R. is limping, putting the meat back; gives two feathers to summon it; R. forgives his companions, leaves them beauties, takes the best for himself; companions change rings; if the stone on the ring turns black, the owner is in trouble; R. comes to another country, kills a diva, takes his wife as a second wife; the local king also wanted this woman; the old woman asks to make a flying chest; asks R. to take her into service; persuades R.'s second wife to find out what his strength is; he says that without a ring he will weaken and die in two weeks; the old woman took off the ring from sleeping R., suggested his wife sat in the chest, the chest flew to the king; companions came, water bread drank water in the well, found a ring there; R. defeated and killed the king, returned his wife]: Dirr 1921, No. 58:210-218; Swans [two brothers married, the third is single; their three sisters are married to a diva, a falcon, a lion; the youngest went to marry the princess; king: she is promised to a black man, if the young man defeats him, let him take it; let the wedding be 12 years old; the young man hunts to feed the guests, goes to the land of a black man; he orders him to be taken to the wedding; takes the bride; the young man comes to the spring, where his sister's maid, who is married to a diva, recruits water; asks for a drink, throws up his ring; sister finds; hides his brother; divas does not harm him: he himself chased the black man, but he went across the sea; the same goes to the sister who is behind the falcon; lion says that he visited a black man at a wedding; the young man went there, to the Kageti Tower in the middle of the sea; took his wife away, but the black man caught up, had flesh and bones; the wife packed them in a bag, sent her husband on horseback, he came to the lion's wife, the lion revived the young man; the boy and the lion filled the game, all the animals came to eat her, the young man detained the happy son Sagar (this is the name of a good horse) there; she asked him for a month and again returned {i.e. the foal had gained strength}; the young man took his wife away again, and when the black man began to catch up, the young man's horse shouted to the horse that he had 4 legs, and he had 3, the black man would be defeated; he was defeated and killed, the hunter returned his wife]: Nizheradze 1890, No. 3:184-195; the Megrelians [attacked by the Turks, one daughter-in-law left the baby in the forest, ran away; the king's son, who loved to hunt, saw Ndemi playing on his chest a boy his age; asked the king for an army; ordered to cover the clearing with straw, burn it; Ndemi ran away, the boy stayed; he was taught to live like a human being; he is smart and strong; the king forbid his son to enter one room; Ndemi's pupil broke down the door, there is a portrait of the beautiful daughter of black Ndemi; the king had to let his son go, Demi's pupil went with him; black ndemi gave his daughter, but warned that white Ndemi from the lower world may kidnap her; the prince sent Ndemi's pupil to inform his father about the wedding; at this time, the white ndemi took the bride; Ndemi's pupil ordered him to be lowered through the hole into the lower world; the swineherd said that the white ndemi was having a wedding feast; disguised as a beggar, the Ndemi pupil approached the bride; advised him to find out what the soul of the black ndemi was; he first said that in the dog, the wife had become caress the dog; then: in a deer in the forest; a ndemi pupil shot a deer, a hare jumped out of it, a box in the hare, with two flies in it; the Ndemi pupil blinded them; came to the black ndemi, tortured the flies, that died; Ndemi's pupil sent the princess and gold to the ground in a basket; when the servants picked him up, they cut the rope; he clung to the stones, climbed to the ground; he and the young went to the prince's kingdom ; at night, Ndemi's pupil does not sleep; three angels in a tree: the young's father will give him a gun, it will shoot him; he will give him a young dress, it will burn it; whoever reveals the secret will petrify; Ndemi's pupil ordered to give a gun and a dress to the servant and maid - both died; the young had a son; the pupil Ndemi exposed his sword and looked; the boy shouted that he wanted to kill him; he told everything and petrified; the old woman: cook a hundred ears of ndemi and a son, pour it on a stone; the Ndemi pupil came to life, and the tsar's son also recovered]: Petrov 1890, No. 2:279-291; Megrels [childless parents asked God to give a son; Shavi was born- Katsi ("black man"); after serving a merchant, he stole his magic sword, which kills and revives himself; takes two young men as brothers; they come to the palace of forest master Ndemi; the SC kills him with a sword , marries his daughter; loses her portrait; the king finds him; the old woman promises to get a beautiful woman; learns about the sword, tells her to destroy everyone except the beauty, throws her sword into the river, brings the beautiful woman to the king; the brothers found out about what had happened, took out a sword, revived the ShK, he killed the tsar, returned his wife; chopped the old woman into pieces, fed her dogs]: Stepanov 1898, No. 4:10-16; Megrelians [Tsagareli, Megrelian studies, vol. 1:10-13; when he dies, the king orders him to guard his grave for three nights and give three sisters as those who ask; the elder hears a rumble and sees someone dig up the grave, grab the corpse, cry over it, and then bury it and disappeared; the same with his middle brother; while they were away, the youngest gave the three sisters to those who came for them; the youngest cut the monster in two, but his blood filled the candle; the young man noticed the light, went to him, telling him do not shout to the rooster so that morning does not come; after crossing the river, the young man saw demi (=devi) sitting by the fire; grabbed the smut and rushed to run; when crossing the smut, he went out; he returned, but captured; The demis are told to get three princesses from the castle; the young man climbed the wall and killed all the demis one by one as they got up; went to the princesses, gave each a ring (his youngest), came back, took fire, he stabbed his sword into the stone, allowed the rooster to sing, returned to his father's grave; the king promises daughters to the one who would pull the sword out of the stone; only a young man could, married his younger, gave his older brothers; the king gave the youngest a flying carpet, the young and his servants flew on it, but the flying monster took the princess away; the young man went in search; came to three demi married to his sisters; they said they saw Kazha-Ndii-Kerkun ("fast silicon-like demi") carried a gold-haired beauty and they only managed to pull out the curl of her hair; the young man recognized his wife's curl; the demi-sons-in-law gave him a horse and a dog; he came to K.'s house; when he took his wife, the gate called K.; he easily caught up with the young man, chopped them to pieces; the dog collected them, loaded them on the horse, he came to the demy-son-in-law; the youngest revived him, gave him a three-legged horse; when K.'s horse caught up, the three-legged man screamed and K.'s horse slowed down; the young man cut K. in half and returned his wife]: Wardrobe 1894, No. 2:112-118; Georgians: Kurdovanidze 1988, No. 32 [the prince breaks the old woman's jug with an arrow; she tells him to fall in love with the sister of nine devas; his peer son of an old woman (SS) is walking with him; the mother of the devas asks to raise the millstones, wants to run over the SS, as if he accidentally knocks out her millstone teeth; one of her fang pierced the underworld, the other rests on the sky; the devas give their sister to the prince; he takes her key, finds the locked Kremen-deva; he grabs the prince's wife, flies away; the SS takes water bread as his companions ( drinks the river), rumbling (listening to ant war), eyed (watching the arrow fly for a year), tearing mountains, running with turf on his feet; they find Kremen-deva, descend the SS underground to him; kidnapped finds out where he keeps his soul (a deer, a roe deer, a hare, a casket, three chicks); the SS kills a deva, frees horses and women, devas feast at a wedding, the prince reigns], 36 [], 63 [the prince buys a beautiful handkerchief , goes to look for a craftswoman; buys, feeds a shackled maiden, whom people mercilessly beat; he brings him to the craftswoman's castle, tames the devas who almost killed the prince; the craftswoman becomes a wife prince; gives water to the shackled maiden, who shackles, carries her away; she finds out that his life is in a deer, in a box, in three chicks; the prince's assistant deva catches chicks, kills them; the prince and his wife returns to his father; feast; dev sees that an army is coming at the prince, smashing him; leaves, but promises to always help]: 83-94, 114-136, 266-274; Georgians (Kartli) [dying, the king tells three sons three knives to guard his grave; the elders refuse, each time the youngest goes; at midnight a man on a white horse in white clothes rode, promises to kill the dead; the young man cut him, hid his horse and armor; the next night, the same (red rider); then black; the king has three daughters in the tower; whoever jumps up there on horseback and gets a beautiful woman marries her; the younger brother reaches the princess unrecognized every time, takes all three; he took one for himself, gave the others to his brothers; when he dies, the father tells him not to spend the night away from home if possible; once the youngest spent the night, and his wife was stolen by a bald chongurist; the brothers have three sisters for a deva , eagle and gveleshapi; the maid came for water, the prince quietly threw his ring into the jug, the sister found out; dev is powerless, sends to the eagle; still sends to the gveleshapi; he says that the kidnapper rides a three-legged seahorse; you have to get a four-legged one; once a year a mare comes out of the sea, gives birth to a foal; it is eaten by wolves, they have to leave the sheep in time; the chongurist did not have time, so one leg they gnawed off; the prince got a four-legged man, took his wife away, the chongurist is catching up, but the prince's horse kicked and killed him; the prince put his wife on his three-legged wife; everything is fine; three red pomegranates fell, three juicy apples]: Kurdovanidze 1988 (1), No. 70:317-328; Mashurko et al. 1904, No. 2 (Imereti) [an insignificant person calls to find the missing princess; the tsar gives him a ship, a captain, 12 sailors; on the island they come to hut; one remains to cook, a hairy dwarf asks for lunch, when refused, kills the cook; the hero remains, kills the dwarf, finds the keys on him, unlocks the locked part of the house, there princess, she gives him a ring; he forgets the ring, returns with 11 sailors, the captain sails away with the princess; the boat with the sailors turns over, they sink; the demon on the island takes the hero home, to At the wedding of the captain and the princess, she recognizes the hero by the ring, the captain is executed, after the death of the tsar, the hero reigns; the wife finds a lover, replaces the clothes and sword given by the demon with a fake, the hero is tied to the horse's tail; he brings him to the demon; the demon gives the hero the ability to turn into a horse; the queen orders him to be killed, the maid plants the horse's tooth, an apple tree grows, the chips from the felled apple tree turn into two ducks; the duck wears the clothes of a bathing false king, takes the form of a hero, who executes a traitor and her favorite, marries a maid], 4 [someone takes apples from the king; all three brothers fall asleep, the youngest goes look for a bird kidnapper; at a crossroads: straight - you won't come back, to the right - you'll drown, to the left - you'll lose your horse; the prince goes to the left, the wolf eats the horse, asks him to ride; the kidnapper hawk (the prince does not was able to steal it quietly) they promise to bring a horse, a horse to a princess; the wolf helps to take the princess away, takes the image of her, a horse, a hawk, runs away; brothers kill a sleeping brother, bring valuables to his father; a wolf revives the prince with live water, he comes to a feast under the guise of a beggar, tells the truth, forgives his brothers, marries a princess]: 6-14, 35-40; Chikovani 1954:28-33 [someone steals wonderful apples from royal garden; the elder, middle princes are guarding, sleeping; the younger one wounds the deva with an arrow, a trail of blood leads under a stone; the older brothers are afraid to go down, the youngest mother of the deva tells that her son is wounded; the young man advises to pour boiling oil into the wound, takes out his arrow; dev dies, the young man kills his mother, frees three beauties; the youngest warns that if his brothers betray him, he should not sit on black, but on a white sheep; she will carry him to the underworld, I must say, "Babkin's roof is soft, cotton", will fall on a soft one; brothers raise beauties, cut off the rope; on a sheep, a young man gets to a crooked old woman, eats porridge on the side where she has a blind eye; the old woman adopts him, says that the dev took the water; the young man cut off his head; asks the king to lift him upstairs; he says it can only Pashkunji; P. constantly eats gveleshapi chicks; one chick cries, it will be eaten today, the other laughs tomorrow; the young man kills Mr. with an arrow; there is thunder, it is raining, it is the mother of the chicks crying, thinks that the children are swallowed; the children first hide the savior, then show their mother; she tells them to stock up meat; in flight it ends, the young man carves meat from under his knee; P. says he would eat him if she knew that people's meat is so tasty; heals the young man's wound; the swineherd says that the king's eldest son marries the youngest's bride; the young man asks for his clothes, one can pull his bow; the bride recognizes him; he kills his brother with an arrow, marries]; Armenians [someone steals the fruits of the Magic Apple Tree from the king; the eldest, middle son falls asleep, the devil eats apples; the youngest sprinkles salt on the wound, injures the deva, he disappears into the well; the elder, middle brothers can't go down to the well, it's hot there; the younger brothers descend despite his screams; he kills 7, 12, 24-headed devas, frees three princesses, brothers raise upstairs, the youngest gives them a talisman, tells them to pull them out of black, red, white horses; brothers throw a rope; contrary to the warning of the younger princess, the younger brother jumps on Friday not on black, but at the white sheep; she throws it at the red sheep, the red on the black sheep, that into the dark kingdom; there the old woman says that the 7-headed vishap took the water, they give him girls to eat; the young man kills the vishap, saves the princess ; the king says that only the Emerald Dove can carry it to the ground; the vishap devours its chicks every year; the prince cuts the vishap into pieces, lets the chicks eat; they explain to the Emerald Dove that the young man saved them; the dove orders to take 40 wineskins of water and 40 fat tails with him, brings them to the ground; the prince changes clothes with the shepherd, pretends to be bald, wearing sheep giblets on his head; the girl promises the king to go out marry if the groom brings three gold trays; the prince hires a jeweler, pulls out a talisman, creates trays; before the wedding, the girl burns red hair, wins the red horse; marries, asks Pardon his brothers]: Ganalanyan 1965:22-36; Armenians [the younger prince passed off his sisters as a bear, wolf, Smule bird; sons-in-law helped him return his wife kidnapped by Janpolat (Kosa)]: Gullakian 1990, No. 552:30; Armenians (Ararat Valley) [the poor man and his wife were giving birth to the city of Turtamba, but it was too late and the gatekeeper did not let them in; the wife gave birth to a boy; the king had a dream: born to the city wall would blow his head off; the king ordered to buy and kill the baby, but the servant moistened the diapers with the blood of a bird, left the boy under the bush; the doe fed him; he became incredibly strong; the king's servants with it was difficult to seize him; his name is Jeyran-ogly; he quickly learned science; the prince is not allowed into the 40th room, he entered, there is a portrait of a beauty, he went in search, D. with him; the devas are amazed at the strength of D. they unquestioningly gave their sister to the prince; while she was sleeping, the prince took the keys tied to her braids, unlocked the rooms; one white deva, pilaf and water in front of him, but could not reach it; the prince tied the chain, dev pulled up the cauldrons, ate everything and drank everything, broke the chains and took the prince's bride; D. went to take her away, and the devas chained the prince to a pole and put a lamp on his head; D. cut off the white maiden's head, brought the girl, cut off the heads of five devas, spared two; the king realized that D. was the boy he dreamed of; ordered the servant who spared the boy to be beheaded; D. hears the conversation of three pigeons; the king will send for D. the horse to sit on, you will burn; he will be locked in a room with a snake; if a drop of her blood touches his body, D. will petrify; D. tells the groom to sit on the horse; D. killed the snake, but petrified; the prince's wife dreamed that it was necessary to kill her two children and moisten the stone with their blood; she did so, D. came to life; cut off the king's legs first and then his head]: Ioannisian 1968:136-145; Azerbaijanis: Bagry, Zeynally 1935 [when dying, the king tells his three sons to guard his grave for three nights; Melik-Ahmed and Melik-Jamshid did not go, Melik-Jamil went; a black horseman approaches, promises to punish the king; MD killed him, he hid the horse; the next two nights the same, the horse and the rider were white; in red; the king also warned that in 40 days three dervishes would come, and his three daughters should be married to them; the older brothers did not convert attention, MD betrayed the sisters; the neighboring king will give three daughters to jump over a wide ditch on a horse; the Melik-Jamila brothers and other suitors could not, the unrecognized MD jumped over black three times, white, red horses, dressed off those horsemen, each time he takes one of the princesses, hides it in a secret place; then he gave the elder princesses to his brothers, took the youngest; once they all visited king; someone's hand lifted MA's wife into the air, carried him away; voice: I am keos ("beardless") with three hair; MD came to him when he fell asleep for seven days; his wife said that his soul was in a glass vessel ; a swallow flew out of it, MD killed her, Keos died, MD and his wife returned to his brothers]: 222-226; Bogoyavlensky 1892 c, No. 6 [40 sons of the tsar are going to marry 40 sisters; the tsar orders not to stay overnight in a destroyed building and in the steppe; the brothers spent the night at a dilapidated minaret, where a white diva; only the younger Melik-Mamed is awake; killed the diva, refusing to hit again, hid the corpse; elsewhere the same, black divas; at the third night, MM came to the old man, who winds the threads over black (night) and white (day) balls; MM tied the old man to make the night go on, came to the house where the wedding of 40 giants with 40 kidnapped princesses and sisters; MM bribed an old woman, who gave cotton wool to prevent the watchman bell from ringing; MM killed the giants who came out one by one, plunged a sword into marble in the palace of the princesses's father, returned to the brothers; no one only MM himself can pull out a sword; the king gives his daughters to his brothers; on the way back, the serpent king brought MM to him, ordered Sanam with 40 braids, the daughter of the underground king, to be kidnapped; having received a magic tablecloth from the snake, MM along the way, he fed a lion, an ant, a Zumrud gushi bird, they gave fur, etc.; the underground king has 99 heads on the roof; he tells 1) to defeat the lion (the lion that MM fed won); 2) collect the seeds millet (ants collected); the last seed was brought by a lame ant); 3) hang the scales in the air (MM agrees with the old woman that she will cut off one of the princess's braid, the Zumrud-gushi bird hung the scales on it); MM received the princess; freed Dzhansyn-Kos on the bridge; he pursues, took the princess, disappeared; Zumrud-gushi revived MM with live water; explained that J.K's death was in a needle, in a needle, in a sparrow, in a cage, in an elephant in the forest; MM took it out, broke the needle, J.K. died; the king of the serpent gave way to Princess MM; a feast at home, MM lives with two wives]: 308-318; 1899, No. 6 [], 13 (Shushi district of Elisavetpol Gubernia) [King Melik-Nadir orders to kill his daughters; when he leaves, he tells his son Ghazanfar to kill his sister if he is born; he felt sorry for the girl; MN returned, orders them to be executed, the nobleman persuaded them to be sent to the desert; G. kills seven divas, throws them into the well; the sister throws the leftovers there, one diva survived, became strong; agrees with sister G. to lime him - pretend to be sick, ask him to bring 1) melon from the diva garden; G. defeated the hero, she fell in love with him, gave him a flying horse, G. brought a melon; 2) apples from the diva garden; his heroic wife tells him to feed the terrible dog, greet the bridge; the seven-headed diva tells the bridge and the dog refuses to stop the kidnapper; the wife changed the apples; 3) the sheep tail with branched horns, which lives in the north; G. brought it, but his wife replaced the usual one, kept the magic fat tail; sister invites G. to tie his hands to test his strength; when G. cannot tear the rope, the diva cut it to pieces, put it in a bag, tied it to a donkey, drove him into the forest; G.'s dogs guarded the donkey, his wife found it, revived it with a medicine made from fat tail and magic apples; G. cut off the diva's arms and legs, burned his sister; returned to his father; found a portrait of the beautiful Shahbaz-Pari in the chest; G. follows her; takes giant Kara-Kulamali as his companions, who killed all the babies in the village; he smashes the army, gives beautiful G., warns not to step on the carpet that the father will spread out (he himself wants to take possession of the beauty), not to untie the old man's hands - this is a seven-headed diva; G. untied the old man, he took the beauty; G. summoned K., who brought him to the beautiful woman, she found out that the diva's life was in a bottle, G. had broken it; the father sends a vizier from G. with an order to destroy G.; in the desert, the vizier pulls out G.'s eyes in exchange for water; K. saved him (two pigeons: you can regain your sight with my pen), burned his father and vizier, married a beautiful woman]: 109-120; Turks: Dmitriev 1967, No. 1 [from Padishah's garden apples disappear; the eldest, middle son is afraid of the storm, the youngest hits one head of a double-headed dragon with an arrow; the brothers follow the footsteps to the well; the elder, the middle are told to drag them back, the younger goes down to the bottom, cuts off the dragon's second head; three girls are pulled out of the well; the youngest warns that if the brothers abandon the young man, he must fall on a white ram and climb it to the ground; he falls on black, falls seven layers down; the old woman says that every year they give the dragon a girl while he eats her, take water; it is the turn of the padishah's daughter, the young man cuts off seven heads of the dragon; the girl identifies the savior, the young man asks the padishah to bring him to the ground, he is unable; the dragon eats the chicks of the Sumuranka bird; the young man kills him, the chicks tell their mother that the young man saved them; S. tells immerse 40 rams and 40 wineskins of water; the young man cuts off the last piece from his leg, Sumuranka puts it back; the young man pretends to be a bald poor man; the sisters agree to marry if they get gold a spinning wheel, a hoop, a hen with chickens (they had it, now a young man); the young man pretends to make these objects, the sisters understand that he is back; he looks like a handsome man in green clothes, comes to palace, receives a wife and kingdom from his father; brothers are forgiven], 2 [three-legged dev swallows his sister, two older brothers, the youngest kills the deva and his female, releases the swallowed from the womb; the brothers let him down get water into the well; he kills the deva, frees three girls; (then about (1); on the ground, the young man takes his bride, the bird carries them both, gets tired, then the young man cuts off her meat from her thigh; when he reaches, the bird puts a piece; they arrive at the padishah, the young man marries both his beloved and the daughter of the padishah]: 31-39, 39-48; Kúnos 1901 [dying, the padishah tells him to guard his grave for three nights; who is with it he will cope, will receive the throne; three sisters must be passed off as the first to come to marry; the eldest son hears roars and noise at night, runs in fear; the middle one is the same; the younger Mehmed kills the dragon; he asks to hit with his sword for the second time, M. says that his mother gave birth to him once; saw an old man with white (day) and black (night) balls; tied his hands so that he would not let go of the day, came to 40 robbers, offered them help steal treasures, killed one by one as they went up the wall; cut a snake; saw three princesses sleeping, fell in love with the youngest; returned, cutting off the dragon's noses and ears; untied the old man; padishah the elder brother has already become; at the insistence of the younger, the sisters were given to the lion, the tiger, the bird Anka (he is the padishah peri); the king of the castle, where M. killed 40 robbers and a snake, agrees with the vizier to identify the hero by arranging for all men a bath; M. is identified: he does not have a sword; he asks the younger princess; the king: but the demon whirlwind wants her, so she sits in a steel room; M. received the princess, and his brothers her sisters; as soon as M . went to the forest, a whirlwind took his wife; M. goes in search, visits three sisters, each husband shows the way; M. takes his wife, jumps away; the whirlwind woke up on the fourth day, slowly packed up, easily caught up, tore them to shreds; allowed his wife to collect the bones; she loaded them on her horse, told them to go where they should go; he came to Anka's wife; Anka gathered all the birds; the old owl was the last to appear, she was alone in Garden of Eden; from there she brought living water, Anka revived M.; he returned to his wife: let her find out what the whirlwind's life is; he confesses: at the seventh sea level there is an island, there is a bull, a box in it, a dove in the box; grief is a spring, once a year 40 sea horses come to him, we must tame one, he will deliver it to the right place; M. took out a box, took his wife, killed a pigeon, the whirlwind died, M. became a padishah]: 112-133; Walker, Uysal 1966, No. 3 [The old man tells the childless padishah of Egypt to eat an apple in half with his wife, feed the peel to the horse; he himself will come to name the boy who will be born; when he is 12 years old, the old man comes and gives the name Hü snügüzel (Beautiful Soul); H. dreams of the Most Beautiful in the World (PM), goes in search; companions the son of Padishah Moray and the son of Padishah the Stars; the Padishah Arabs marries their three daughters; H. puts a sword between his wife and himself, promises to return; if there is blood on his sword, he is in trouble; H. marries PM; her golden hair flies away, swims away, gets to the Padishah of the Giants (PV); he sends the witch to steal the PM; she persuades the PM to find out what H.'s life is: he first calls a mirror, a broom, the witch breaks them, burns them; life in a sword, the witch throws him into the sea; the witch takes the PM in a jug, covered skin, whips the jug; the daughter of Padishah Arabs sees blood on her sword; finds Padishah's son Stars by the stars, the son of Padishah Morey pulls a sword out of the sea; H. in the guise of a shepherd comes to the PV garden; hides in the PM's room, kills PV on his wedding day; on the way home he comes to pick up his second wife, the daughter of Padishah Arabs]: 34-54; Kurds: Jalil 1989, No. 2 [older and middle brother they fall asleep, only the younger Kuchuk Avdla cuts off the tail of the dragon that has ruined the garden; with his brothers he follows him into the gorge, they lower him on a rope, the youngest daughter of the dragon teaches that her father should be hit with a sword only once; he kills the dragon, the brothers raise three dragon daughters upstairs, cut off the rope; before that, the younger sister explains to KA that black and white sheep will eat grass, black sheep will turn white, and white turns black, you have to jump on the white's back; the KA does the opposite, the ram does not lift it up, but lowers it even lower; the dragon hides the water, gives halva and the girl in exchange for two cauldrons, the KA kills him, marries on the Shah's daughter, whom the dragon was supposed to eat; another dragon devours Simr's chicks every year; the KA kills him, the bird agrees to raise him to the ground, tells him to prepare seven sheep fat tails, bread, wineskins of water; KA drops one fat tail, cuts off the meat from his thigh; when he arrives, Simr returns the meat to him, it grows; the KA takes the form of a bald tail, wins competitions incognito, comes to the wedding his fiancée, marries, kills enemies], 5 [the dervish tells the childless padishah to eat an apple in half with his wife, the wife will give birth to twins, one dervish will take for herself; at the age of seven, Hasan recognizes the dervish as the father, Hussein is a padishah; a dervish burns Hasan in tandoor; Hussein finds skulls, the last one Hasana; one of the skulls explains what to do; Hussein pushes the dervish into a tandoor, people are born from skulls; Hussein marries the daughter of a padishah; she does not tell him to ride in a big mountain; the gazelle lures him into a cave, turns him into a girl, kills him with an iron bar; Hasan is indistinguishable from Huseyn, comes to his wife, but He puts a sword between himself and his wife; hits the girl with a rod, brings her brother to life, the girl Gelyafruz is disgraced, Hasan takes her as his wife; brothers and wives go to their father; on the way, Hussein alone destroys enemies; Hasan is jealous (he is almost the son of a dervish), throws his brother into a hole, takes his wife, who leaves her husband horsehair; lions feed Hussein, caravans lift him out of the hole; the padishah's daughter buys him; her father finds out, tells him to be thrown into the river in a barrel; the miller finds him, adopts him; Hussein smashes his father's army, they do not recognize each other; the unrecognized Hussein comes to his wife's wedding with the vizier's son, defeats the groom, kills Hasan, opens to his father]: 45-59, 80-89, 167-185.

Iran - Central Asia. Persians [the dervish gives the childless padishah an apple to eat in half with his wife; a son Jehantig was born, the dervish ties a diamond dagger to him in which his soul; D. grew up, opened the forbidden room , there is a portrait of a girl with 40 braids, he goes to look for her; meets her, takes the Stargazer and the Sailor as companions; the dragon has closed the water, gives it for the girls, the Shah's daughter is intended to be eaten; D. kills the dragon, gets the princess, gives it to the Stargazer; in another city she kills ferocious lions, gives the received princess to the sailor; at Mount Kaf sees petrified people trying to get the princess; hits a cat with an arrow, on whose neck the keys, petrified ones come to life; the girls sweep the yard with their eyelashes, D. gives them brooms; kills the divas guarding the sleep of a girl with 40 braids; takes her as his wife, lives in a palace; another shah-zade wants her take away; the old woman persuades D.'s wife to find out what his soul is in; throws a knife into the sea, D.'s body into the well; the Stargazer sees that the star D. is clouded; together with the Sailor they come, take out a knife, and D., he comes to life; D. kills an old woman and a kidnapper; all is well]: Rosenfeld 1956:175-185; Lura [the king has three sons, the youngest Jahantigh; his father's wife offered him love, J. refused; the woman grabbed him by the clothes, he cut off the piece of dress that was left in her hand, ran away; she accused him of attacking her honor; the king wanted to execute his son, but the vizier advised him to simply expel him; the older brothers left with the youngest; at night they take turns keeping the fire on; when J. is awake, the wind blew out the fire; J. came to 16 demons; they cannot get the princess, because at the entrance there are bells that start ringing when they approach and the guards wake up; J. offers to stuff cotton wool into the bells; then tells the demons to go up one by one and kills everyone; kisses the princess and changes rings with her; brings her to the brothers who are still sleeping a brazier; everyone in the city claims that he destroyed the demons; when J. came, the king wants to give him his daughter, but he gives way to her older brother and moves on; in another village, the inhabitants are exhausted; The dragon closed the spring, every day gives water for the sheep, bread and the girl, the turn of the king's daughter; clenching the back of the sword with his teeth, J. and the girl rushes into the dragon's mouth, ripped it apart with the blade of a sword; the girl marked the savior with dragon blood; all the springs were immediately filled; men gathered, the princess found her savior; J. gave in to her middle brother, went on; J. comes to town, whose inhabitants are invisible; the fairy saw J. in a dream and will break the spell if J. came to her; when she saw him, she made everyone else visible; J. married his servant to the fairy and came to a city where there are only women; the fairy king invites everyone to overcome him, but no one can and he killed all men; the old woman teaches: we must take possession of the king's seahorse; hide in the stable; the horse will light up, the king will come to give him sugar; so twice; the third time the king whips off the horse and leaves; then J. the horse's path will be pigeon; after defeating the king, he can be released only after he says "with my mother's milk and father's pain"; the fairy king gave his daughter J.; one day his wife combed her hair and fell into the river; the prince picked it up, the old woman promised to get the owner if she was given as much gold as she weighed herself; she came to J.'s wife; she did not want to leave but J. told him to keep her; the old woman persuaded his wife J. to find out what his strength was; his wife pretended to be offended, J. admitted that his strength was in his hand (blade in his arm); when he fell asleep, the wife took out the blade, gave it to the old woman, who threw it into the river, put the woman to sleep and took it to the prince; J.'s wife told him she had 40 days of mourning; his older brother J. saw that the star had set, and the middle brother J. knew how to be underwater; they came, the middle one took a blade from the bottom of the river, J. regained consciousness; the brothers bribed the old woman to take J.'s wife out of town; J. returned his wife, ordered the old woman to be burned]: Amanolahi, Thackston 1986, No. 1:1-9; Baluchi [the king has three sons, two have a mother alive, the third is not; the horse is screwed, someone pulls the foal into the water, the prince does not give it, someone orders to water the foal black sheep milk; the stepmother wants to take possession of the foal, who warns the owner that the bread has been poisoned; that a well covered with straw has been dug; the stepmother pretends to be sick, requires skin from the chest as a medicine foal; he tells the prince that he must be saved at the eighth nearing, otherwise both will die; the young man rises on a foal to heaven, throws a letter to his father, it says about his stepmother's machinations; in seventh heaven takes out a splinter from a diva woman, she gives hairs to burn, calling on divas for help; a young man kills a snake crawling along the trunk to devour Simurg's chicks; she wants to kill him, the chicks explain that he saved them ; she gives feathers; let her burn if help is needed; the young man asks the shepherds for the stomach of a sheep, is hired by a gardener; three royal daughters notice a beautiful bouquet; find a young man's comb; pigeons fly to the betrothed; the son of a vizier for the eldest, the governor for the middle; the young man hides in the stove, bald; the king puts him and his youngest daughter in a donkey stable; the young man collects all the gazelles, the older sons-in-law come to ask them without recognizing them him; he gives permission to stigmatize both; the young man's horse, divas, Simurg smash the enemies who have approached, build a golden house; the tsar hands over the kingdom to his son-in-law]: Zarubin 1932, No. 14:173-190; Tajiks [The padishah sends the eldest, then the middle son, to guard the thief who steals apples; only the youngest son from his youngest wife does not fall asleep, tears off the tail of the fiery bird; playing with money, breaks the old woman's spindle; She advises him to go looking for a thief like his brothers; chooses a skinny horse, a rusty dagger, catches up with his brothers; the stone says that whoever goes to the left will return, but not to the right; the young man turns to the left, brothers to the right; the wolf eats away the front legs of the young man's horse, then the back legs, the torso, the head; each time he asks if the horse was bipedal, without legs, etc.; the young man says he was; the wolf brings him to Padishah Misra, tells him to take the bird without a cage, he takes the cage, is captured, the padishah tells him to get the horse out of the country of Chin; the wolf tells not to take harness, the young man takes it, the padishah Chin orders to bring the daughter of Padishah Machin; the wolf pulls everything out, puts the guards to sleep each time, the young man returns on horseback with a girl; the wolf is going to stab a girl, a horse, a bird with a dagger; everyone gets poison from his mouth; the brothers cut the young man to pieces, they take everything; the girl promises to marry the padishah when her severed braids grow; the wolf resurrects the young man, who wears a bull abomb, is hired as a servant to the cook; his sister and bride recognize him, brothers they are driven away, the young man marries, receives his father's throne]: Amonov 1972:116-126; mountain Tajiks (Karategin) [Jamkhur, his 7 brothers and their sister Zainal-Arab lived in Kalai-Jamkhur; there were Imlok5a possessions nearby ; Hanafia and his Arabs defeated him, converted him to Islam; H. defeated D. and his brothers, received a PRO; Devi Safid (the white diva) kidnapped her; H. and I. came to the well, H. went down on a rope, killed the diva, sent ZA upstairs; I. took her, left H. in the well; but the horse H. pulled him out; ZA refuses to become I.'s wife, asks for 40 days of mourning for her husband; H. defeated I.'s army, but was wounded; the Shah's daughter came out Zanka; he took both wives - FOR and Z]: Mandelstam, Rosenfeld 1960:101-104; Uzbeks [Klych-Batyr goes to look for the beautiful Ak-Bilyak; meets, wins, heroes of a weaver, blacksmith, water carrier; leaves them a pumpkin (calebass), if they see blood in it, let them come; the shepherd explains that the AB horse is guarding, laughing, the person who comes is executed every time; we must give him kishmish; KB penetrates the AB, ties her braids to pegs; she recognizes him as her husband; Karakhan tells the old woman to steal AK; she persuades AB to find out where KB's soul is in the sword; AB asks him to leave his sword at home, the old woman throws it into the river, KB falls dead; at this time, the old woman makes a flying horse, invites AB to sit on it, brings it to Karakhan; the twins see blood, the aquifer drains the river, the blacksmith sharpens his sword, the weaver tells the revived design bureau that K. marries AB; KB kills K., makes the weaver tsar of that country, the water carrier and the blacksmith viziers]: Afzalov et al. 1972 (1): 237-242; Yagnobtsy: Andreev, Peschereva 1957, No. 15 [father orders to watch three evenings his grave; the elder, middle brothers refuse, the youngest guards three in the evening, receives a black, red, white horse; the king promises a daughter to the one whose horse will climb a hundred steps; the young man burns the hairs of those horses, wins three times, receives a princess not the third time; another king sends an old woman, she gives a sleepy potion, the husband falls asleep, the wife is kidnapped; together with his brothers on three magic horses, the husband comes to to the kidnapper, kills him, returns his wife, takes the kidnapper's daughters to his brothers], 27 [the bear stole the princess, she stuck a thread, threw a ball out of the cave, the Grandfather Collector of Thorns found him, told the king, The princess was returned, she gave birth to a strongman; people complain about him because he maims other children in games; he goes on a journey, his name is Hirs al-Dean ("hirs" is a bear); meets, wins, takes as companions Chanor-ed-Dina (wears plane trees), Sang-ed-Dina (rotates the millstone on her finger); they stole the girl, made her a maid, told her to always feed the cat, otherwise she would extinguish the fire; the cat was late for eating, filled the fire with urine, the girl saw smoke, came to the barzanga, she gave fire and a handful of grains; on the trail of the barzanga grains, she came, sucked the girl's blood; C., S. remained guarded, frightened, hid; H. cut off the head of the barzanga, but the head disappeared into failure, promised to harm; H. descends on a rope, there is a captured peri; she finds out that the soul of every diva is in a locked room, in a pair of pigeons, in two worms; gave the divas drunk, H. took the keys, X . unlocked rooms, killed worms, divas died; peri warns that the companions will cut the rope; Peri agrees to marry the one who picks up the knife, gun and purse X., no one can; in the lower world, X. tells tigers do not touch the peasant's bulls, kills a fox that strangled the old woman's chickens; the old woman advises killing a dragon that ate Simurg's chicks; in flight, H. feeds Simurg with eggs given by the old woman, lambs given by the peasant; Simurg bites off H.'s leg, regurgitates, puts it back; gives a white and black feather to become old or young; only H. picks up a knife, etc.; brothers tied horses to the tails; feast, the king awarded the Grandfather Collector of thorns]: 94-96, 131-138; the Bartangans [the tsar gave his son the keys to 40 treasuries, but did not give one; the prince stole the keys, found a portrait in chest, fainted; the king had to let his son go looking for a beautiful woman; Vezirbach ("son of the vizier") caught up with him and went with him; they came to that girl's house; she has 12 brothers, they can't lift the cauldron, V. picked up one; the diva brothers came, V. broke their arms; the prince and the divas ate a portion, and V. 12 meat carcasses; the divas gave their sister to the prince; gave the keys to 40 rooms, but did not give one; the prince broke the castle, there are divas on a chain; asks for water; after drinking water, tied the prince with his hair and took his wife to the next world; V. went in search, telling him to wait 110 days; as soon as V. left, the divas tied the prince and left; but the lame divas untied and tied them again for their return; V. ate bread from that diva's sister, went down to the lake for the diva; there the prince's price was looking for a diva in his beard; V. killed the diva; sent the girl upstairs; when they pulled him out himself, then when they saw that he was not a diva, they threw him back; V. came to the old woman's house; at night he went out: laughter on one side, crying on the other; the dragon demands a man every morning, a jug of butter and two bags bread; the king's daughter's turn; V. fell asleep with his head on her knees; woke up from a fallen tear; cut down all 7 dragon heads; the dragon became a bridge over the river; the servant said that he killed the dragon, but only V. was able to raise his heads; the king gave V. the bird Simurg; V. sat on one wing himself, loaded a supply of meat on the other; Simurg carried it to the ground, gave a white feather and a black feather; to be an old man, you have to stick it in your head white, and black for the young; for that girl a fight, V. took her away; the prince did not complain about the diva brothers for tying him up; he returned home with V. and his wife; his father went blind; the prince wiped it his eyes with a handkerchief and he saw the light; everything is fine]: Sokolova 1960, No. 6:32-40; Mundzhans [the tsar has two sons from his beloved wife, one from his unloved one; before his death he orders to guard his grave for three days; the eldest, the middle sons see a cloud and fire at midnight, run away in horror; the youngest is ready to shoot, the divas asks not to do so: he owes his father three horses, gives hairs to summon them; the other king has no children, Malang gives him an apple, three daughters will be born, one must be given to him; his daughters have grown up, the king will give them for someone who picks off a goat attached to the top of the wall at gallop; the younger prince on a magic horse performs condition, takes all three princesses, gives the elders to his brothers, takes the youngest for himself; the Malang stole her; the prince goes to look for; his sister, who has married a diva, advises not to go; on the Horse Cloud, the prince takes her away wife, but the Malang catches up and takes it away again; Saint Khyzr: there is a foal in his cell, give him nuts, raisins and cheese, dragon guards - tail fat; chase again; prince's horse advises the Malang horse to throw it off - The prince will feed them raisins and cheese; the prince and his wife return to their brothers and bring their sister stolen by the diva]: Grunberg, Steblin-Kamensky 1976, No. 23:243-249; Shugnans {? I.I. Zarubin's archive; Zarubin mainly seems to have worked with the Rushano-Shugnan languages} [the tsar gives his son the keys to 40 treasuries, but did not give one; the prince stole the key, unlocked the casket, and contains a portrait in it beauties; the king noticed that the son was turning pale and the portrait was gone; allowed his son to go in search; stayed in town with an old woman; that girl was just having a wedding; the prince put on women's clothes, winked the girl she told me to send that woman to her, they united; the girl teaches her to steal during her wedding to the king; they came to the castle, whose mistress tells everyone to fight her; the prince defeated her and he also married; at home, the king fell in love with one daughter-in-law and the vizier with another; they decided to kill the prince; they took him hunting, there was no water, the vizier promised water in exchange for his eyes; the prince's hound hid them under a stone; the dog brought the blinded prince to the water, brought a cake from his wives; he hears a parrot saying to the starling: we must wipe the eye sockets with the leaves of this tree, then insert his eyes; the young man tore off the leaf, the dog she brought her eyes; disguised as a dervish, she comes to the king; replies that she knows how to play the rubbe and persuade a woman to love whoever she needs, but for this he must be left alone with her; he dug a hole with his wives, his wives they pushed the tsar and the vizier into it, the prince cut off their heads]: Grunberg, Steblin-Kamensky 1976, No. 32:316-326; Ishkashim [after the death of the tsar, his wife does not give his son the key to the fourth room; he stole key, I saw a portrait of a beautiful woman in the room; the prince reached the red world; shepherd: in the red world there is a red diva, in white - white, in black - black, he is the strongest; they are married to sisters; a black wife the one whose portrait was seen by a young man; the young man reaches the house of a black diva; the shepherd teaches: when a diva sticks his head, she must be cut off; the young man took the beauty, everything is fine]: Pakhalina 1959, No. 6:131-133; bragui [the king is told that his son Lal Badsha will fall in love with peri or peri with him, this threat will disappear after he marries an earthly girl; the king places his forehead and mullah teacher in an underground chamber; a ray enters there sun; the king has to take his son to earth; Bibi Katur, the daughter of King Peri, sees him, leaves his portrait and note to look for her on Mount Kof-i-Kaf; LB has friends, the son of a vizier and the son of a carpenter; the carpenter's son does a flying ship, the vizier's son indicates where to fly; friends hide in a tree, BK comes there, LB throws her a note; she sends her servants, tells those who come down; teaches LB to ask her father for her hand: once a year he promises to fulfill the beggar's wish; LB and Peri return to father LB, and the sons of the vizier and carpenter are also married to a peri]: Bray 1938:73-82; Burishi: Lorimer 1935, No. 1 [The White Virgin (D & #275; u, DB) is hired by the noble king Shahzad Bahram (B.) to see him; but he does not go out to the people; DB takes the form of a vizier, advises B. to go out; takes the form of a beautiful horse; when B. on He sits down, takes him to heaven; calls him son; leaves, leaving many peri in care, forbiding B. to let B. into the same garden; B. threatens to kill himself, the peri are forced to let him in; there to the milk pond Seven doves arrive, leave their clothes, drip; then Shahri Bānu arrives, DB himself is in love with her; B. hides, fumigates SB's clothes with smoke from cow manure; returns when the SB calls him not father, uncle, son, and husband; SB wears it but cannot take off; when BD returns, B. hides SB in the room; confesses everything; although BD is upset, he marries lovers; one day B. sees in a dream that his Pipe Keeper (HT, Pipe Bearer) has seized power on earth, tyrannizes his (B.) ex-wife and sons; DB releases B. and SB, gives hair from his armpit to cause him in case of trouble; they settle in the poor man's house; while B. is hunting, HT comes, demands SB for himself; sends servants, who do not return at first, because they faint because of the beauty of the SB; SB promises to marry HT if he allows put her on her clothes; flies to Shahr-i-Shaskin (SHSH), throwing the ground in HT's face; B. calls the DB, the subjects recognize B. as king, he appoints the poor man with whom he lived to replace HT, goes to look for the SB; only an old maiden knows the way to school; wearing an invisible hat, B. overhears a girl telling the boy that her sister SB wants to marry today, but she does not want to; B. quietly eats food, boy and the girl fights, accusing each other; B. finds the SB, her mother tells them to flee, but B. first defeats the army of the king, the bridegroom of the SB (invisible, he makes the warriors kill each other); the SB father recognizes B. as a son-in-law; b. and SB return home, the poor man is made a vizier], 4 [local version of Geser {long text, many episodes, not everything is paraphrased}; king of Horeul kidnaps Langa Brumo, Gaser's wife; when he arrives at We interpret the rocks, K. fires an arrow, only the tip of the plumage is crushed; he slips on the horse, but its tail is clamped; K. wants to cut off the tail, but the Rocks promise to let go of the horse if K. brings each one on the head two boys who LB gave birth to a kidnapper; K. comes unrecognized to King H.; there everyone pulls K.'s bow; unrecognized K. pulls the bow so that it shatters to pieces, they kill everyone except King H. himself; taking his form, tears the kidnapper to pieces; takes his treasures, the dev-servant carries them; cuts off the heads of King H.'s sons, when he arrives at the cliffs, gives them the heads of the boys, they are his miss; he reigns with his wife LB]: 3-33, 155-179; kafirs (Kati; western 1968 in Kabul from a native of villages. Kulem) [the man had three daughters and a son; daughters married diva brothers; the man fell ill, gave his son all the keys to the house and did not give the key to one room alone; when the father fell asleep, the young man pulled out from the key to that room was out of his pocket and opened it; there was a millstone; the young man looked through his hole and saw a beautiful woman; she said: "At one time, your father missed [me], now you're in in turn, you will miss me"; the young man came to his father, who sent him in search; the young man met his sister's maid at the spring; threw a ring into her jug; when the maid poured water on her hands to the hostess, the ring fell into the pelvis; the sister, recognizing his brother's ring, sent him for him; fed him and hid him under the house; the divas returned in the evening; the children began to repeat that the mother's brother was in the basement; the mother was angry, pulled her brother by the hair; the divas stabbed a goat for him; the next day the young man left; met his second sister's maid at the spring; the situation repeated; the same: with the third sister; the young man met a witch who was the sister of the divas; gave her a note from one of her brothers; she recognized the handwriting, let the young man go; the situation repeated with the second and third witches; the young man met the shepherd and asked him where Paradise is the shadow of the sun {the name of the beauty}; the shepherd gave him a staff: "When you reach the river, raise your staff and point to the water; [water] will part and you will go to the other side. You'll leave and you'll be in front of the gate. Dice are thrown in front of the donkey and hay is placed in front of the wolf. You throw the hay to the donkey and the dice to the wolf. There are two poles there. Put the one on the right to the left, the one on the left to the right. When you enter the house, pick up the beds spread out, and spread out the collected beds. This house is the house of Paradise - the shadow of the sun"; the young man did as the shepherd told him; R. saw the young man, he asked her where the diva's soul was; R. replied that he did not know; in the evening the diva came and fell asleep; R., on the advice of the young man, took it children in the thicket of thorns; the divas asked why the children were crying; R. said they were asking where their father's soul was; unable to withstand crying, the diva said: "My soul is in one parrot, and the parrot is in cage. This cage is in a large cauldron, and the cauldron is buried in a hut on the summer"; in the morning, the divas flew away, and R. and the young man went to the summer and began to dig; they pulled out the cauldron, it had a cage, and a parrot in the cage; the young man tore off his paws, wings and head; the diva fell apart; the young man took R. to his home, his father had a feast]: Grunberg 1980, No. 4:141-145; Turkmens: Stebleva 1969, No. 22 [the sick padishah asks get the sons of a nightingale whose singing was heard in a dream; the elder Gulyam and the middle Veli dev throws into the well; the younger Mammadjan kills the deva with a stone, frees the peri; to finish off the deva, you must kill his soul, she is in a bottle in the dragon's right ear; M. makes the dragon sneeze, finishes off the deva; Peri tells the black maiden to take M. to his sister, the captive of the two-headed deva; seven sisters in total, each next a deva captive with a large number of heads, up to seven; M. kills everyone up to the sixth, everyone keeps a bottle of soul with a goat, an old woman, etc. (just like in the first episode); the sixth girl explains: a dragon crawls to the plane tree every year, devours chicks; the grateful bird Zamyr will bring the dragon that has killed the dragon to where the nightingale is; we must give millet to the chickens bones for dogs, salt for camels, tie the tongues of bells with rags on the 40 steps of the stairs; M. did everything, the chicks ate the chopped dragon, the youngest left a piece under his tongue to prove to his mother that the dragon was killed; Zamyr brought M. to the room with the sleeping devas and the nightingale; M. first met with the sleeping beauty, so the nightingale raised the alarm; but M. took him and managed to sit on the bird; with the beautiful M. changed rings; Zamyr throws cooked meat and water; the meat is over, he cuts off a piece of caviar; Zamyr keeps it under his beak, puts it back; M. takes seven girls and treasures, finds it in the brothers' well; the brothers dazzle him, throw him into the well; they catch the dog's eyes, but it keeps them, takes care of M.; the padishah's nightingale does not sing; the nightingale's mistress finds M. on the ring, lowers him into the well puts his braids back in order for M. to get out; the nightingale begins to sing, the father recovers, the brothers are abandoned in the desert], 33 [the son of the bay, the son of a merchant and an orphan see the traces of a maiden at the well; the son of bay, the son of a merchant they cannot go down because of the heat; the orphan goes down, kills the deva, tells the companions to pick up the freed peri; they throw away the rope, the son of the bay takes the peri, the merchant's son takes the treasures; in a dream someone says to the young man that white and black sheep will fall from above, you have to jump on the white one, he will take him upstairs; he accidentally jumps on black; the daikhanin lets him plow, tells him not to make noise, tigers rush at him, he harnesses them; the dragon crawls to eat the chicks on the plane tree, the young man kills him, Simurg gives him his feathers; in the city, the dragon has locked the water, demands the girls to eat; the young man kills him, the grateful padishah adopts him; Simurg takes him to the ground, he throws meat and water to her, cuts off the last piece from her thigh, she hides it under her tongue, puts it back; at home, the young man turns into an old man, restores his mother's eyesight With a pen, Simurg becomes young again, his mother recognizes him; he kills the sons of a merchant and a bay, takes both wives]: 71-92, 170-179; Burishi [the rich man picked up a baby in wheat, named Dungpa Miru, he grew up, he was given a wife, but she gives birth to 100 sons with animal heads; while hunting, DM shot a goat, but the same goat was hit by someone else's bullet; two came up, gave the meat for promising to give their son or daughter, if will be born; the name of the person who comes up is Fasan Karaski, and he lives in the country of Yal Butot; his wife gave birth to a boy and a calf; DM brought him to FC; after parting, the son tells his father to wait on the roof with the boiler in 12 months: he will fall in him with a raindrop, let his wife drink and he come back; she became pregnant; the son talks to her from her womb; came out while she was sleeping; then the second boy was born; the first put it in his mouth, mother cried out; first son: if it weren't a mistake, his whole body would be like iron, and now his armpits are vulnerable; every day, Pangchu's first son is weakening, and the second Bumliftan is gaining strength; a name for everyone Kiseré's hundred sons; the eldest of them, Aba Kitung, divided land and property between them, and P. received a cemetery, a ford across the river, and a miserable hut; did not allow them to be buried there; when AK wanted to cross, P. did not allow it, replaced his lionheart with a fox; after that P. received as much as everyone else together; the king wants to give his seven daughters; P. took the form of a lousy one; decided to take the eldest Langa Brumo; gave her a donkey embryo sleeping; she has to agree to marry P. so as not to be disgraced; father and sisters are shocked by her choice; when other sons-in-law go hunting for the golden bull, P. goes too; LB and her stepmother secretly follow him, see him first take the form of a magnificent king, then hiding his horse in his sleeve, becoming a miserable freak again; mocking his sons-in-law; getting into his ear to the bull, feeds him poison; when he dies, the bull says that he was predicted to die at the hands of Kiser; tells him to take the knife out of his ear, cut it; P. takes the golden tail and hooves; sons-in-law find skin, they bring wool to the king, everyone says that he killed the bull, the king accuses them of lying; P. does not tell his wife that he killed the bull, but gives a nut with his bone marrow; when the king and courtiers taste it, they feel great taste; P. gives the king a golden tail, hooves, bull horns; asks for one grain and a drop of oil in response, puts a bag, the king's bins are emptied; Kiser left his forehead, won another country and took another wife there; at this time King Pahardang Gaipo stole his forehead; she said that Bumliftan's armpits were vulnerable; provoked him to raise his hands, the hidden warrior shot, but the arrow did not she pierced Bumliftan through and he galloped away; but when the arrow was pulled out, he died (he had to drag it through his body forward, so the tip would not remain in his body); Keeser went to return his forehead, the rocks on the way ; coming up to them, K. fires an arrow, only the tip of the plumage is crushed; skips on a horse, but its tail is clamped; K. wants to cut off the tail, but the Rocks promise to let go of the horse if K. hits each one on the head two boys who LB gave birth to a kidnapper; K. comes unrecognized to King H.; there everyone pulls K.'s bow; unrecognized K. pulls the bow so that it shatters to pieces, they kill everyone except King H. himself; taking his form, tears the kidnapper to pieces; takes his treasures, the dev-servant carries them; cuts off the heads of King H.'s sons, when he arrives at the cliffs, gives them the heads of the boys, they are his miss; he reigns with his wife LB]: Lorimer 1935, No. 4:102-179.

Baltoscandia. The Scandinavians (Song of Wölund) [Slagfid, Egil and Wölund, sons of the king of the Finns, build a house, hunt by the lake; see three Valkyries taking off their swan clothes and spinning linen; take them away they get married; after 8 years, the Valkyries flew away, leaving their husbands; the brothers go to look for them, V. remains to wait for his wife; King Nidud ties him up, tells him to cut B. tendons under his knees, settle him on a deserted island far from people, where he must create metal jewelry for N., his wife and children; V. made wings from the feathers of birds that Egil killed for him (this is explained in Norwegian Tidrexage of the late 13th century). E. is the first to try to fly and dies. V. flew away, decapitating N.'s two sons and raping his daughter. V. - ruler of the Alvas]: Andreev 1989:45; Meletinsky 1968:272-273; Elder Edda 1963:68-72; Norwegians [the king's 12 daughters are missing; the other's 12 sons are sailing by ship to look for them; captain Ritter Red (RR); the ship gets into a storm, then in the calm near the island; everyone falls asleep; the younger brother sees a puppy on the shore, disembarks, the puppy turns into a princess; her troll father gives a drink strong water, then the young man can raise his sword; in 7 years the ship will sail to where the 12-headed troll lives, 12 princesses comb his hair while he sleeps; the young man will cut off 12 heads; and so it happened; princes take the princesses away, they have forgotten their golden crowns; the young man goes for them; RR wants a younger princess for himself, tells them to sail away, threatens to kill those who say he did not defeat the troll; descends a giant bird, telling her to be fed, carries the young man to the troll island; he is ready to give the young man his daughter and make him the king of trolls, but the young man refuses; goes down to the ship to pick up his sword; sees that the princess puts a sharp sword next to her at night so that RR does not touch her; the troll gives an iron ship, he instantly takes the young man home; gives an iron club that can cause a storm; at home sends the ship back to the troll; pretends to be a poor sailor; 12 princesses are scheduled to marry with 11 princes and RR; the imaginary sailor shows gold crowns, the princesses recognize them, the young man opens; RR is executed]: Dasent 1970:383-395; Icelanders [the royal daughter is missing, the king promises her wife to whoever will bring her back; the old man has three sons; the eldest does not share bread with one, with another dwarf, with the one who has arrived a huge bird; comes to the cave, asks the giantess to allow her to spend the night; she allows him on the condition that the next day he does the work: he cleans the cave of manure; in the morning he takes a shovel, but she sticks to the ground; in the evening the giantess killed him; the same with his middle brother; the youngest shares food with dwarfs; the first is called Tritill, the second is Litill, the bird is simply "my bird"; they can be called for help; T. comes in the morning, the shovels have cleaned everything themselves; the task for the next day is to remove the feathers from the three pillows, spread them out to dry in the sun and then put everything back; the wind blows away the feathers; the young man calls everyone three assistants; T. gives him the last three feathers and tells him to put them in her nose; she feels that three feathers are missing, is going to kill the young man, but he puts feathers in her nose; the third task is to fill up the biggest ox, cook giblets, make a spoon out of the horn, make a skin; the young man cooks giblets himself, T. made a skin, L. made a spoon; dwarfs advise asking for three chests as a reward: one above it the bed, the other, the second in front of the bed, the third at the cave wall; the giantess gives; in the first, the missing princess, the second, treasures, the third, a self-propelled ship; on it a young man and a princess arrived at the king; wedding; after the death of his father-in-law, the young man became king]: Poestion 1884, No. 8:54-62; the Swedes [the woman ate an extraordinary fruit and gave birth to two boys; together with the youngest - a magic sword; when leaving, the youngest leaves the elder an object, by which he knows if something happens to him; he kills the dragon who has kidnapped the girl and marries the girl; or the girl is extremely strong and leaves a young man in a magical forest; there he fights with opponents and in prison with herself, and when he wins, he marries her; one day she drops her curl into the stream, he is carried away by water and a foreign king finds it; the king sends a woman to find out who owns the curl; but when the king sends servants for the beauty, the hero easily kills them with his magic sword; a woman comes again and persuades the hero's wife to find out what the strength of her husband; the woman steals the sword, the hero is killed, and the wife goes to someone else's king; the older brother learns about the death of the youngest, finds his remains and revives him with living water; the youngest turns into a horse, and the elder sells it to the king; the woman understands who is in front of her and orders the horse to be stabbed; three trees grow out of three drops of blood; they have been cut down, but the sliver fell into the water and became a duck; the king undresses to enter water and catch a duck; the hero takes his form, grabs the sword left by the king and kills him; punishes the woman, returns his wife]: Liungman 1961, No. GS 367:78-80; Danes [the shoemaker's son leaves wander; divides an elk carcass between a bear, a dog, a falcon, an ant; for this they give him the ability to transform into these animals; in the form of a falcon, he lets the princess catch himself; in her bedroom becomes a young man; flies away and returns as a prince, gets a princess; if the sun falls on her before she reaches the age of 30, she will be kidnapped by a demon; it happens, the young man becomes a dog, goes On the trail, she finds his wife; she persuades the kidnapper to tell what his life is in; she is in the lake, in the dragon, in the hare, in the duck, in the egg; the young man in the form of an ant hears all this, flies with a falcon to the lake; there is a dragon requires 12 pigs a day; a young man in the form of a bear fights a dragon three times; kills when he was given wine and bread during the battle; when he returns, he breaks the egg on the demon's forehead; the cave turns into a palace , young man and princess remarry]: Grundtvig 1920:148-165; Western Sami [a young fisherman is unlucky; an old man came up, gave a fishing rod, told him not to look at it three times what he caught, cut into pieces, throw it back; the first three times he caught the bones of the head, arms, legs; the fourth time the young man caught the beauty; she began to make scarves, her husband sells; the prince wanted take his wife away; the king told the young man to bring the wolf with legs without hair; the wife: go where he pulled me out from; the young man came with two companions; the wolf offered to play cards and won, the wolf's wife cooked one of the companions; the second time the same; the third time the wife sharpens a knife, the young man took out a handkerchief, the wolf saw his daughter's name on it, recognized his son-in-law; put the young man on his back, brought him to the royal castle, there the wedding of the young man's wife with the queen; the wolf jumped out the window, hit the king, who fell to pieces; the people made the young man king; everything is fine]: Pollan 2005, No. 25:98-100; Eastern Sami (Skolts, Neiden) [someone steals turnips from the king's garden; the eldest, middle son is guarding, hearing a noise, running away; the youngest sees three maidens arrive, take off their winged robes, dig turnips, he hid the clothes alone, she agrees to marry him on the condition that he goes with her; the young man went to say goodbye to his father, the king does not let him in, demands that he 1) cut down the entire forest, 2) cut off branches on the felled trees, 3) would restore the forest; every time the wife orders to do this to one tree, the rest fall, lose branches, get up again; the king let his son go, but the heavenly maiden has already flown away, the young man went to look for her; meets the old woman, she gives speed boots, sends her to her middle sister, the middle woman gives an invisible hat, sends it to the eldest, she sends an eagle, the third time the eagle knows where to fly; the old woman gives a staff if turn the end up, the dead will rise from the graves, if down they will return to the graves; gives three pebbles; the eagle carries across the sea, gets tired, the pebble thrown every time turns into an island to rest; By sea, a young man finds his wife and son; his father-in-law asks his son-in-law to return his dead warriors with a staff; they rush at the king, the young man turns his staff, the dead return to the graves]: Lagercrantz 1961, No. 294:132-140 (= Klaus 1995:31-38); Estonians (Tartu-Maarja) [after the death of his father, the youngest son inherits a silver ruble and leaves; the old man advises buying dogs with this ruble: Bring food, Zagryzi, Rvi- iron; a terrible beast is ravaging the kingdom, requires sacrifice, it is the princess's turn; Gnaw kills the beast; the young man promises the princess to return in three years; the servant makes her say that he killed the beast; the young man returns, the servant is just marrying the princess; the young man is shackled, the RVI iron breaks his shackles; the princess is happy with the savior, the servant is executed; the narrator heard from a Russian named Kuznetsov]: Järv et al. 2009, No. 1:31-34; Karelians: Evseev 1981 [the old woman died, the old man married Sueétar; the son of an old man and an old woman saw the swan maidens come to swim; hid the clothes of one of them, she became his bride; S. sent her daughter for him, she stuck needles in him, he fell asleep when ships with gifts came; on the ninth he was supposed to see his wife; when he went for the third time, the guy does not kill a deer, a duck, an eagle; an eagle carries him on his back across the sea, on the way he feeds the eagle with meat, bread, wine; a duck brings a stone egg with the boy's mind inside; a deer brings it to the bride; she hides in the water pike brings her]: 236-237; Concca 1959, No. 31 (Olonetskaya, 1886) [three girls took off their clothes, became ducks and swam; the guy saw, hid her clothes alone; she is silent when the girl promises to become a sister, gives clothes for the promise to become a wife; the girl promises to sail on three golden ships; a woman came out of the water, stuck sleepy needles in the guy's ears, he did not wake up; the same on 6, 9 ships; the girl leaves note: to see her, you will have to wear 3 pairs of iron boots and 3 iron staffs; the guy goes looking, the hut is spinning on cock spurs, she is wearing a cannibal woman, her nose is a poker; she recognizes the boyfriend as a son her brother; during the night she worn out one pair of his iron boots and one staff; the same with two other women; the latter sends to hunt, the guy sheltered the foxes from the cold, then the cubs, the cubs, the bears, threw them into the sea pike; fox, wolf, bear, pike promise to help; a guy comes to an old woman who has 8 heads on poles, the 9th is cooked for him; the old woman tells her 9 horses to herd, they run away; the fox, then the wolf, bear is brought; horse: we will give birth to foals at night, take the worst as a reward; the stallion tells us to go to the old widow; she says that his bride's love is in an egg inside the blue stone on the island; the horse jumped to the island, the pike took out an egg that fell into the sea; the widow fed it to her goddaughter (i.e. that girl), the guy married her]: 142-148; the Finns [the blacksmith met a forest girl (metshaldja), married her; Matti's son is immensely strong, parents of other children complain about him; to get rid of M., his father tells him to 1) bring firewood from the forest, where bears and wolves (easily dispersed the animals), 2) fish from the lake, where monster (M. beat him with a fishing rod), 3) money lent to the king (beat the tsar's soldiers, brought money); M. goes wandering, meets and companions 1) a fisherman trying to catch the same thing with a cow a water monster, 2) hitting boulders against each other (answers that M. is waiting for combat; after finding out who is in front of him, refuses to fight, obeys), 3) dammed the river; in the pen of a cow, satellites slaughter one, leave the fisherman to cook meat; the old woman Iron Tooth ties him up, eats everything; the same with the others; M. throws her into the crevice himself, the companions confess what happened to them; the old woman is released, hides in the abyss, companions let M. down there; the kidnapped princess orders to replace bottles of strong and weak water; M. defeats the old woman, she drinks weak water, dies; the companions pick up the princess and treasures upstairs, cut off the rope, lifting M.; the eagle on its back brings M. upstairs; M. throws his companions into the abyss, marries a princess]: Viiding 1980:9-20; Finns [father plows the field for 10 years shores, but each time the storm destroys crops; the attempts of the older and middle brothers are just as unsuccessful; the youngest (he is a soldier) sees swans descending from the cloud, turning into girls, dancing, trampling the field; the soldier hid one girl's swan robe, she had to marry him; she explained that the witch had turned her and her sisters into swans and only grass growing in this field could break the spell, so they trampled on crops; the king found out that the soldier had a beautiful wife; ordered all the creatures to be brought in pairs by tomorrow; the wife told them to wave a handkerchief - the animals had appeared; all the birds were the same; get the lost keys; wife: they are behind the altar in the church, we must take it and run without looking back; the soldier looked around, immediately fell from his horse to the stone and lost consciousness; the horse brought the keys to his wife, who gave it to the king; to avoid him harassment, the wife told her husband's parents that they should look for her across the black and white seas in a copper castle at the bottom of the Red Sea; put on swan plumage and flew away; when the soldier woke up, saw three dead, fighting over an invisible hat, leaps and bounds of boots and a self-cut sword; tells them to give him curiosities and go to the graves themselves; went east; stayed in a pagan house where he did not get baptized; the owner showed three barns with copper, silver, gold coins; the soldier took the gold coins; reached a spinning hut on a chicken leg; the soldier told her to stop; in the hut an old woman, a nose three cubits deep; she agreed to transport him across the Black Sea on the condition that he would then cut off the soldier's hand; when he reached the other side, the soldier put on an invisible hat and fled; there was another hut on a chicken leg, the mistress with his nose moves the coals in the oven; the same (transports across the White Sea); the third hut is spinning and does not want to stop; the soldier threw the net under the crane's feet, the hut stopped; the old woman collects birds, then fish ; only the whale knows about the copper lock, its tail is entangled in the teeth of the wall; the whale brought the soldier to the castle; the soldier cut the chains, the lock surfaced; the soldier threw a ring into his wife's bowl; she brought him to his house on his swan wings; the king sent an army, but the soldier sent a samorb sword, the king and his army fell into the ground]: Concca 1993:17-28; Veps: Vlasyev 1941, No. 2 (told in Russian) [priest Diy-Popovich's son is too strong; he brings a log on a bear from the forest, collects water tax; meets and companions Dubynya, Usinya, Gorynya; they cook one by one, "from their fingernails , beard from elbow" hits the cook every time, eats everything; D. wants to cut off his head, but cut off only his beard, the dwarf falls into the dungeon, D. tells him to lower him on his belts after him; killed a dwarf, freed three princesses, each assembling the palace in a handkerchief; the companions raise the princesses, cut off the rope; D. covered the chicks from the cold, fed them; their mother kite takes D. to the ground, he throws her pieces of meat, the last piece of her caviar, the bird belches it, applies it; two princesses married their companions, Elena from the golden palace is waiting for D., demands the same shoes and dress; D. unfolds the palaces, pulls it out; Usinya shot, Dubynya, Goryna were demoted]: 15-25; Onegin, Zaitsev 1996, No. 18 [the rich brother did gold things, and the poor brother did brooms; the poor saw a bird in the forest, threw an ax, killed it, sold it to the rich; he I saw that the bird had "Who eats will become strong" on its right wing, and "Whoever eats, has a gold coin under his pillow in the morning"; told his wife to fry the bird; the poor brother's children came in and they ate everything; the hostess was frightened and fried an ordinary rooster; the rich did not gain strength, coins did not appear; and the poor became rich; the rich demands that he kill his children - they are devils; parents left children in the forest; one went to get game; the bear asks her not to kill, gave her two cubs; the same was a hare; at the fork, the brothers separated, leaving a glass of water; if the water deteriorates, with one of the brothers bad; the younger brother came to the city; there the serpent ate all the girls, it was the turn of the royal daughter; the young man sees the stove: "Whoever picks it up will find wine and a sword under it, whoever drinks wine will take possession of the sword"; the guy cut off the snake had 10 heads, the saber broke, the remaining two were torn off by a dog, a bear and a hare; the guy burned a snake and hid his tongues; the princess gave a gold ring and a handkerchief, the animals also tied handkerchiefs; the boy and his animals fell asleep; the royal servant cut off the sleeping man's head, told the princess to say that he had defeated the dragon; the beasts woke up, the hare brought alive and dead water, revived the owner; at first they put his head wrong; redesigned; they all came to the royal daughter's wedding; the bride recognized the animals by the ribbon; the king asks where the ring came from, the guy showed his tongues; the servant was beheaded, the boy married the princess; went hunting; the magician turned him and the animals into stones; the brother saw that the water was cloudy; came to the forest, put a cross on the bullet, shot the wizard, forcing his brother, horse and animals to revive; it flowed down his lips, not hit]: 94-100; Latvians [when old, a rich merchant sent his son with goods overseas; he raised a lot of money, the local king greeted him; a young merchant sees a coffin in the cemetery that they spit on; tsar : this is a debtor, he will not care about for a year and six weeks; the merchant paid the debt, the debtor was buried; the king gave the merchant his ring as a keepsake; the father reproached his son, but sent him again with goods; this time he bought two women who were saved by the royal people, but they refused to satisfy the king's wishes; the king gave the merchant a watch; for extravagance, his father drove him away along with the women; they began to earn money By handicrafts, the merchant married the more beautiful one; the wife sent the merchant with a load of stones to the ground where the stones are expensive, attached a ribbon with her name to the mast, gave a letter to the local king; it turned out to be her father , he is happy that his daughter taken to sea is alive; appointed the merchant as his heir; the merchant went to pick up his wife, but on the way back the minister pushed him into the water; he grabbed the swan; he was saved dead, brought the merchant to the king father-in-law; he is preparing his daughter's wedding with the minister; the merchant came in the guise of a beggar; the king, who gave the merchant a ring and a watch; he recognized them, began to ask the beggar; the merchant they married the royal daughter again, the king died soon, he reigned; the minister was executed]: Brivzemniax 1887, No. 126:248-256.

Volga - Perm. Chuvash [spouses are childless; god Pigambar in a dream tells an old woman to put a piece of oak bark in sauerkraut; their son Ivan appears; wins, makes copper, silver, golden eagles brothers; everyone takes turns cooking food in the hut; every time a bearded dwarf comes, says that the bulls eat him, eats everything, connects the cooks, he says in the evening that he does not remember anything; I. defeats the dwarf, hangs on tree; a beard remains, a bloody trail stretches into the hole; Eagles lower I. on a belt to the lower world; he kills Chiga an old man, a hursukhal 'a, the father of three sisters; the eldest gives I. a strengthening ring; Eagles take women upstairs, drop their belt; I. kills a 12-headed snake, frees fresh water and people; a snake crawls along a pine tree to the nest of the Vagrant Eagle; I. kills the snake, the Eagle agrees to raise it on the ground; in flight, I. feeds him meat, it ends, he cuts off a piece of his thigh; kills sister traitors, marries his eldest sister who recognizes him, lets others go]: Chuvash tales 1937:67-83 ; marie: Akzorin 1995 (mountain) [the princess lowers the rope out of her beloved's window at night; one day the unclean comes earlier, penetrates her instead of a boyfriend; next time she thinks she's downstairs again unclean, and this is a guy, she cuts off the rope; the guy is ill for a long time; the serpent sits on the princess's clothes when she bathes; she has to agree to marry him; the recovered lover goes with the soldiers look for the princess; three sisters consistently show the way to the abyss, where the descent to the lower world; the guy descends on a rope, picks up the princess while the snake is away; she is raised; the officer orders to be considered a savior him; the princess throws a letter down, promises to wait; the guy ties a stone to the rope, the officer cuts the rope; the guy hides the chicks of a huge bird from the rain; she lifts it upstairs; on the way he feeds her meat, cuts off the last piece from the leg; on the ground, the bird regurgitates it, puts it back; the guy comes to the bride's wedding, exposes the officer, marries, reigns; the officer is tied by the legs to the tail horse]: 142-147; Znamensky 1876:38 in Rumyantsev 1962 [Yuma lowered his daughter to earth to herd his cattle; she was met by an earthly man, she stayed on earth with him; Marie leads her family from them]: 161; Chetkarev 1941, No. 9 (meadow) [when dying, father tells Ivan to pass off three sisters as the first to marry them; they are taken by Raven, Kite, Hawk; I. finds a portrait of Maria Marievna in his father's chest, goes to look for her; comes to see her first sister; her husband arrives, sits on three oaks, they go into the ground, he turns into a man; gives him a magic towel, I. leaves his ring, if it turns black, he is in trouble; the same with two other sons-in-law; the Kite gives a magic tablecloth, the Hawk gives a ring; teaches to feed the captured MM suitors first, she keeps them like pigs; locked with his suitors, I. opens a magic towel, all feast; gives it to MM for permission to touch her breasts; tablecloth for permission to touch her hair; ring: MM lies on the bed, I. kisses her {presumably not only}; MM keeps I. at home; MM goes to war, leaves the keys, allows the grooms to be released, forbids unlocking one door with 12 keys; I. unlocks, there is a 12-headed dragon on chains; asks for a bottle of green water; drinks, breaks chains , flies away, takes MM, giving I. three lives; I. arrives, takes MM, the horse answers the dragon that we will have time to sow rye, make beer, drink it, then we will catch up; the dragon catches up, takes one life (century) and MM; so three times; the fourth time the dragon kills I., lowers him into the sea in a barrel; the rings of the Raven, Kite, Hawk have turned black; the Hawk finds a barrel, splices pieces of I.'s body, the Raven revives him with living water; The hawk tells MM to find out from the dragon where he got such a fast horse; brings him to MM; I. overhears how the dragon explains: he herds 300 horses to Yaga the Lamb; MM gives I. a tablecloth to make a bridge across the sea; I. well shepherd, daughters Y. persuade her mother to give I. a horse; I. takes MM away again, I.'s horse tells his brother to throw off the dragon, he dies, MM sits on his horse; wedding, I.'s son-in-law also feast on her], 11 (meadow) [ the king tells his three sons to get horses that are not afraid of the noise of battle; the youngest Ivan meets a frog, she gives a thin horse, only she is not afraid of rifle shots, I. smashes enemies; the king commands bring a fearless man; the frog gives a dog; at the sight of a bear, the brothers' people climb the spruce tree, the dog rushes at the bear; whoever finds the best bride, the king will give the kingdom to him; I. brings a frog; the king tells his daughters-in-law to bring a beautiful shirt; the frog has the best; who will bake the best bread; the frog throws the dough into the oven, brings a loaf; other daughters-in-law peek, also throw the dough into the oven, it burned down ; who will be beautiful; the frog turns into Maria the Princess, arrives in a glass cart, the street is lit up; I. burns frog skin; M. says that he should have waited two days, flies away like a swan; I. goes on a horse to look for her, a dog is with him; comes to the house, sister M. calls him son-in-law, horses glue one wing; in the second and third houses, the second and third sisters glued two more wings; the third sister teaches the Busurman hero to throw sand in his eyes, the dog will tear him apart; and so it happened, I. brings his wife, her sisters with her]: 160-169, 173-178; 1948 [someone warns a person that he is creeping up on him wolf; the savior's name is Yorok Jorokovic, he knows fate in advance, helps a man get out of captivity; he finds his home, his wife says that Y left 17,000 miles away, will return to pancakes; Y carries a man to to him home; his wife marries; when she gets to know her husband, she drives the wedding away]: 124-125; Mordovians [the old man promises poor young man Rav-Zholdyamo gold on top of the mountain; tells him to climb into the horse's carcass, the raven brings her to the top of the mountain, RJ scared him off, lowered his bags of gold on a rope, the old man burned the rope, left; RJ kills a kite chasing three ducks; they picked up RJ, brought her to the forest hut, turned into girls; every day they fly away with ducks; RJ hides her youngest's dress, marries, brings her mother's wife; the wife brought gold with her, but misses; asks for a precious ring forgotten from her sisters; when RJ left, told his mother not to give her daughter-in-law's duck outfit; the master calls to visit, wants to know where they got the gold; the daughter-in-law asks her mother-in-law to give her duck outfit to appear to the master; she gives it, she flies away; RJ goes in search; the old man sends him to his older brother, who is the oldest; each points the path of a flying duck; the eldest: a wife in a crevice on a golden mountain; the raven picks stones, tries to get to her; gives a plane felt and an invisible caftan; RJ throws stones at the crow, he rushes at him, RJ puts on an invisible caftan, takes his wife, returns home with her]: Samorodov 1972:132; Mordovians [when dying, the old man tells his son to slaughter a heifer, her heart and liver will turn into two dogs; the sister pulls a snake out of the well; both decide to lime their brother; the sister pretends to be sick, sends for milk a lion, a tiger; to the mill for flour; the old woman tells you to take flour so that one leg goes in and the other leaves; the doors slam when the dogs are inside; the young man climbs the birch tree, the dogs have time to gnaw the doors the snake is killed; the princess is given to be eaten by a 12-headed snake; the young man's dogs kill him, he hides his heads under a stone; the soldier says that he killed the snake; the young man shows the princess's ring, the soldier is beheaded; the sister puts a snake tooth in the pillow; the young man's body in the barrel is thrown into the sea; the old woman finds it, revives the young man with living water; the brother ties his sister to the horse's tail]: Samorodov 1972:293-299; the Udmurts [son As a child, a soldier offends other boys; when he is 12 years old, he tells blacksmiths to forge a 300-pound club, carries the whole street with it, leaves; meets and takes Ivan Berezkin and Ivan Dubovkin as companions; they are the sons of a soldier she gave birth to when her husband was on duty and threw into the water; that is, they are his brothers; one carried a thick birch tree, the other carried an oak tree; people are digging a mountain, looking for copper; the heroes turned the mountain upside down, Two blue pigeons flew under it - the mother of copper; the same with a silver mountain (white pigeons are the mother of silver); with a gold one (three red); came to the house where there is a bull in the oven; they ate; three sisters wonder who they were; they went to the bathhouse; Berezkin, Dubovnik tried to prop up the door, the sisters easily knocked her out; when her younger brother supported her, they did not knock it out; three heroes married three heroes; the youngest's wife disappeared; he came to let's save you, there are old women - their girls were carried away by a wind demon; his soul is under 20 oak barks, a chest in an oak, a hare in the chest, a duck in a hare, there are 3 eggs in the duck, they contain the soul of a wind demon; the hero came to his wife, ordered hang brushes on the shoals and play as if she thinks that the soul is a demon in the jambs; he says that there is a kid inside; the wife adorns the kid; the demon tells us where the soul really is; the hero spares the foxes along the way, hawk chicks, crayfish; the fox caught up with the hare, the hawk grabbed the duck, the cancer took out eggs that fell into the water; the hero broke three eggs on the floor, three demon heads fell; the hero burned the demon's body, began to live in his house with wife]: Aldan 1936:35-44 (=Kralina 1976:149-154); Kazan Tatars: Yarmukhametov 1957 [three daughters of the padishah are carried away by a whirlwind; brothers Kich-Batyr (kitsch - evening), Ten Batyr (night), Tan-batyr ( morning: younger) play; the old man advises them to better look for the daughters of the padishah; they come to the cave where the divas have disappeared; only Tan-B. pushes the stone away; the elders do not reach the bottom of the cave, Tan-B. cuts the rope, jumps ; mice undermine the walls of the well, send Tan-B. through the passage to the copper palace; Tan-B. kills the diva, frees the eldest daughter of the padishah; the same with the silver, gold palaces, middle and eldest daughters, two other divas; the younger sister puts the palaces in copper, silver, golden eggs, gives Tan-b; the brothers pull out the girls, cut off the rope, pick up the Tan-b; the mouse man tells me to sit on white, not on black goat; Tan-b. sits on a white one, taken to the upper world; brothers tie a sword in front of the tent, Tan-batyr cuts off his legs; blind and armless comes to him; they kidnap the daughter of the padishah, do sister; her fire goes out, she comes to the witch Ubirly Karcik; she tells her to pour ash behind her so that she can come to visit; when she comes, she tells her to look for a girl's blood in her hair; three brothers they take turns guarding, Tan-B. ties the witch, hits; she swallows everyone, regurgitates healthy; Tan-B. does not belch; others chop her, see a finger running away, they find Tan-b in him; at home he hires shoemaker; for the wedding of the youngest daughter, the padishah uses copper and other eggs to order boots, dresses, palaces; opens, marries; drives away brothers; passes off his wife's sisters as her brothers]: 39-61 ( =Bulatov, Sharipova 2000:49-89; =Zamaletdinov 2008a, No. 40:103-127); Zamaletdinov 2008a, No. 64 [the padishah has three daughters and a son; the son is lost; three horsemen consistently promise to take him home if he will give his sister; the third time he agrees; in the morning the sisters were taken away; the brother goes in search; comes to the old mother of those horsemen; she shows the way; the sons-in-law are divas, each gives a pouch; the brother comes to the daughter of the padishah; whoever sees her faints; he unties the first pouch, tables with food appear; the princess asks for a pouch; when the young man gives the third, he tells his friend to tie it to the princess; the padishah marries them; tells them not to unlock the twelfth room; the young man unlocks, there is a 12-headed diva, asks for water, promises to save them from three deaths, breaks chains and takes his wife away; the young man finds a wife, tells them to know where the soul is diva; diva meets twice, who takes away three gifts of life from him; the wife decorates the broom; the poker; the third time the diva admits that his soul is in an egg, in a duck, in a chest, on the back of a bull in the sea; sons-in-law they help grab a bull, get an egg; the young man broke the egg, the diva died, the young man took his wife; then killed his sons-in-law in the same way], 67 [the dzhigit dreams of a shining girl; goes to look; when Nursyly leaves the palace, only he does not lose consciousness; the padishah tells me to bring a dress tomorrow, which is gold in front, silver on the back; a horse with a silver mane; a golden palace with gardens; a bird brings everything; a horseman and his wife walk in in the garden, she is drawn in by a cloud; the horseman finds a tree whose leaves make her satiety; another that makes her the lord of divas; the third, whose root makes her strong; finds a diva kidnapper; N. replaces bottles with strong and weak water; horseman kills diva; N. rolls the diva's possessions into an egg; dzhigit returns with N.]: 315-321, 336-342; Zamaletdinov 1992 [poor young man is hired by an old man, that month feeds well gives him a new girl every day; leads him to a mountain, sews him in the stomach of a dead horse; birds lift the carcass up the mountain, the young man drops marble stones; the old man loads them onto the cart, leaves; on the mountain a young man meets the padishah of animals and birds; he forbids opening one door; the young man opens, sees the sea, three doves fly in, turn into girls; the padishah of animals promises that in a year they will come again, tells him to hide his beloved's clothes; the young man hides, brings her to his wife; the young man is sad around the house, the wife brings him there; finds his pigeon dress, flies away; the young man again hires the old man unrecognized, comes to the padishah of animals; he tells the old bird to take the young man across the river of fire to the city of divas; he finds a wife and stays with her]: 162-168; Bashkirs: Barag 1988, No. 50 [=Zelenin 1991, No. 101 (107): 436- 441, the name of the hero Aleuk; Gin-Peri puts a ring on the finger of young Alukey; he becomes numb; the old man tells him where to go; sister J. says she is getting married; A. tells her to plant J. her ring; And . and J. flee, A. kills pursuers with arrows - Kubykty-Kara and his army; J. gives birth to a child; A. takes her and the child home, leaves her by the river; J. bathes, the nanny takes her clothes, J. flies away as a goose; at home, everyone is disappointed that A.'s wife is ugly (a real wife has a month in one cheek, spits gold and silver in the other); travelers talk about an unusual goose; old people advise you to hide in a hole, put the child next to him; J. comes to feed the child, takes off birds' clothes, both fall asleep; A. returns his wife]: 360-365; Sagitov 1987 [Aylar Khan has a son Alpamysh in old age, Akkubyak Khan has a son, Akkubyak Khan Barsynkhylu's daughter; B. promises to marry the one who will defeat her; only A. wins; once he fell asleep, Budyar Khan shackled him, threw him into the zindon; A. sends a letter with the goose, but it falls into Koltoba's hands; he took possession of A.'s property, Karlugas made his sister a maid, marries B.; B. promises to marry the one who pulls the bow of her missing husband, will hit the gold ring; three daughters of Budyar Khan find A., help get out by giving him his sword and freeing his horse; on the way, A. asks the herdsmen they meet who they like best, what they are doing; without knowing A., one replies that A. is happy with the death of A., the other that viet hang a rope if K. defeats him; A. kills them, meets his son grieving for his father; pulls on a bow, hits the ring, then K.; returns his wife and property]: 227-239; 1989, No. 44 [old man bequeaths two sons to marry sisters; these are the Bear, the Eagle, the Karagush bird; the eldest marries himself, the youngest leaves; he does not kill the duck, she rewards, in the morning he is in the palace with his wife; they have a son Salim; the hero unlocks the door, behind her is the bird Eztyrnak with copper claws; the hero frees her for giving her three extra lives; E. takes his wife; the hero comes to his sons-in-law, they all fly together in Karagush, he takes his wife, E. catches up, takes one life; so three times; the wife finds out that E.'s soul is in an egg, in chests, in a copper palace; her sons-in-law get her, break an egg, the hero takes his wife]: 202-209; Komi [6- headed {or 9-headed; the narrator gets confused all the time} the gundyr takes Ivan Tsarevich's bride; he, together with his brothers Fedor and Vasily, goes in search; there is a frequent spruce tree ahead; the blacksmith shackled an ax, the elders brothers cut, cannot cut through a clearing, I. cut through; shoots into a shovel, she turns out to be a house where food and drink; I. tells the brothers not to eat much; they drink and eat; F. must guard, fall asleep; I. struggles with who arrived as a 3-headed gundyr, cuts down, hides heads; the next night the same (V., 6-headed gundyr, fell asleep); on the third night, I. hardly defeats the 9-headed; now he has 18 severed heads and 18 horses; the brothers took their horses, cut off I.'s legs, left; I. swam along the river on a log, sailed to the widow of the 9-headed gundyr, his kidnapped bride is there; the bride gives live water, I.'s legs grow, he has difficulty kills Yoma; the tsar tells F. to clean the barn, V. take revenge on the court, gives Ivan the throne]: Plesovsky 1975:23-33.

Turkestan. Kazakhs: Daurenbekov 1979 [a sorcerer kidnaps Aigul, takes her to the island; her parents ask to save their daughter; Baisere leaves his companions on the shore to cook, sails to the island; at this time the sorcerer comes, knocks over the cauldron; the next day B. remains cooking, kills the intoxicated sorcerer; a house appears chained in it, A. B. frees her; while B. returns for the forgotten ring, A. kidnaps another old cleaver; a year later B. finds her during a wedding toy, buys her]: 204-206; Daurenbekov 1979 [=Tursunov 1983:276-273; Khan's son steals his father's key to the fortieth room, sees it portrait of Malhuan (she is the daughter of Kalmyk Khan); together with the vizier's son, she goes to look for a beautiful woman; one, the second cannibals show the way; M. changes clothes with the vizier's son, stays with the khan's son; the vizier's son stays with people M., falls in love with her sister, takes her away; hears a conversation between two crows; one says that the khan himself will try to kill his son in order to take possession of M.; showers poison on his horse, his beloved kitten, will poison food; whoever says will become coal, stone; the vizier's son will kill the horse, knocks over the food, kill the kitten; a drop of blood falls on sleeping M., the vizier's son bends down to erase it, the khan's son accuses him in an attempt on his bride; they want to hang the vizier's son, he tells his story, turns into stone; the vizier gouges out the Khan's son's eyes, loads a black stone on him, drives him away; he comes to by a stream, his water restores his sight, revives the vizier's son; both come to the Khan's wedding with M., return their wives, turn the khan into a wolf, and the vizier into a dog]: 206-212; Coyaud 2012, No. 70 (China) [khan learned to fly, but still could not find the beauty he dreamed of; ordered her to be painted, hung her in a locked room; got married, had a son Jiangde; he went in and fell in love with the beautiful woman on portrait; goes to look for it; meets giants one by one on the way; everyone says they would like to fight with J.; J. wins everyone, takes them as companions; they have different abilities; they come to a city where the dragon is fed every day, otherwise he will swallow everyone; J. cut the dragon in half, cut off his belts as proof; the king made him minister; he gave this post to one of the giants, and He led others further; the same in another city (the serpent, J. was made khan, but handed over the position to the second giant); in the third city (killed a giant who muddied the river, received half of his wealth and position vizier, gave it to a third companion); in the fourth city, an old man teaches where to find and grab a beauty; you must demand her book, then she will not run away; J. married a beautiful woman; once she washed her hair and the hair swam along the river; the fisherman brought it to the khan; the horned witch ordered her to be given a fast camel, asked J. to shelter her, persuaded his wife to find out what J.'s life was like: in the spear of life in his sole; when J. . fell asleep, the old woman took it out and threw it into the river, J. died; his wife wanted to fly away, but the old woman cut off her wing and brought it to the khan; she asked to postpone the wedding for 17 days; one of his giant friends all I understood from the stars, the other took him out of the water, J. came to life; they killed the khan and the sorceress, J. returned his wife, came with her to his parents]: 161-173; Potanin 1916, No. 47 [bay went three sides, on the way to the fourth died; before death he tells four sons (the youngest is from his youngest wife); the younger brother Zadà guards the sleep of the elders, kills the seven-headed old woman Jalmaus-Kempir; another old woman said that the prince builds a staircase to get the princess living between earth and sky; Z. was not afraid to get up, killed the dragon who was about to swallow the princess, returned to the brothers, leaving a note; the other dragon grabs Z. turns into a woman, tells me to find out what Saduar did to the rose and what the rose did to Saduar; the old woman sends an answer to the mullah, he sends him to the cherry plum kara-gus (pritsa hero); Z. swims on the island, lies under with a tree, kills a dragon crawling to eat chicks; their mother arrives with storm and wind; brings Z. to the city of Saduar, leaves her pen; S., the local king; tells how he rushed at the black slave - his wife Rose's lover; his wife hit him with a cane, turned him into a crane for three years, three more into a pole; into a cat; Rosa's six-year-old son touched the cat with a cane, restoring S. to human appearance; S. turned his wife as a donkey, then her and her lover in pigs, people beat them to death; S. wanted to execute Z., but the Alyp-Kara-Gus took him away; that woman was S.'s daughter, S. passed her off as Z.; the king of heaven passed him off as Z. and his daughter; the brothers buried Z. in a hole to take his wives; he burned the feather, the bird brought him home; he fired arrows into the sky, they fell, pierced the brothers]: 159-162; Sidelnikov 1971 (1): 7-33 [starving to food horse toast (?) , the old woman gave birth to a son Yer-Tostik; he injures a chizhik, who tells him to look for his missing 8 brothers, who starved cattle to the south; he goes to look for brothers; finds, leads; their father Yernazar marries them 9 sisters, ET on younger Kenzhekei; Peri Bector wants ET for himself; tells Baba Yaga to grab E., he promises her a son; leaves the sharpener in the old camp, ET goes after him on a six-legged horse, Seminogy takes on an excuse; K.'s wife gives him her father's horse as a dowry; ET, grabbing a whetstone, runs away from Baba Ega, falls into the lower world of the snake khan Bana; he promises him a daughter if ET will get Temir Khan's daughter; ET meets, companions Thief, Windropog, Sensitive Ear, Gorokat, Lake Swallower, All-Seeing Eye, thanks to them, wins competitions, gets a woman; grateful Bany -Khan shows the way up; on the way, the wife dies, ET goes with her slave Kunkei; kills a boa constrictor crawling to the chicks; a double-headed eagle (one human head, the second is a bird) carries him and K. to the ground; peri throws him into the well, the double-headed eagle saves him; ET saves Kunkey, married to Shoin-Kulak (Baba Yaga's son), eavesdrops where the soul of the ShK (in a goat, in a box, in a chicken); kills the ShK; returns to Kenzhukei], (3): 66-75 [Khan dreams of a bird, flowers fall from its mouth, pearls from its eyes; three sons go to look for it; Asan goes back along the road, Usen may return, youngest Hasan will not return; the old woman Zhalmauyz Kempir turns him into a gazelle, her daughter regains her human appearance, gives an arrow to kill her mother, sends him to a tree where the bird's nest is Samruk; H. kills Boa constrictor crawling towards the chicks, they eat pieces of the boa constrictor's body, they say that the rain is their mother's tears, the wind is from her wings; Samruk does not eat H., brings virgins to the country, he cuts off meat from his thighs, gives it to her eat, she heals his wounds; he takes the bird, leaves a note to Khan's sleeping daughter, the virgins, returns to the bride; the brothers lower H. into the well, cut off the rope, the girl runs away to the steppe; Khan's daughter Asan and Usen accuse the virgins of lying, they are executed; Hassan and his wife are found, leaves the bird to his father]; the Karakalpaks [childless ruler: if I have children, I will fill one pool with water, and the other with honey; his wife gave birth, the ruler fulfilled his promise, called his son Adisher; one day, by the pool set up by the ruler, an old woman was collecting water, and the ruler's son threw stones at her; an old woman boy: it would be better if you brought Anargul ("pomegranate flower"); when the boy was 17 years old, he asked that old woman where to look for A.; she told him to go years without fear of wild animals and go to another old woman; another sent to the top of the mountain; there you have to take tulpara, he will travel three months in three days; at A.'s door, aydarhi dragons; the young man walked past them to the garden where the devil slept under a pomegranate tree; tore off 5 grenades, sat on tulpara and drove away; on the way he cut four grenades, of which 4 girls appeared, asked for water and bread, he gave them as they asked, but they died; he brought the fifth grenade to the old woman; she ordered them to be cut him by the water; asks for water - give him bread, ask for bread - give her water; the young man brought the girl, held a feast for 40 days; achieved his goals and desires]: Aimbetov 2014a: 112; Karakalpaks (Kegeli district) [ the old woman gave her son a hundred tillas, sent him to town; he saw that two boys were going to beat a cat; bought it for a hundred tilles, returned home; the father gave him another hundred; the guy bought a puppy tormented by children; the father gave money again; the guy bought a chest with a snake in it; she wrapped him around his lower back, told him to put it back and take it to her country; the guy did so; brought the snake to the house, which was underground; her father was the padishah of snakes; the serpent said, "If you bring me, my father will give [you] whatever you want, if he gives [you] cattle, you don't take it if he gives Tilla, don't take it, if he gives gold, don't take it, my father has a stone called hurr stone - a stone of happiness; it is under his palate, if you want to get (for yourself) wealth, then take it"; the guy received a stone of happiness, put it under his palate, went home; asked for a horse, a falcon, a wife and a manor from the stone; all this appeared; the Khan's son was swimming in the lower reaches of the river, he got his hands on a piece of golden hair that belonged to the boy's wife; the Khan's son asked his father to bring the girl; the khan shouted, the old woman responded to him; she sailed to the boy's place; the guy took her into his house; the old woman began to ask his wife, found out about the stone of happiness; told her to take this stone from her husband; the wife begged it, gave it to the old woman; the old woman moved with the boy's wife and homestead to his country; the guy returned from hunting, found that everything was gone; the cat and the puppy promised to help, came to the khan's house; the cat, sniffing people's mouths, found an old woman; put her tail in her nose; an old woman sneezed, the stone fell to the ground; the cat caught it on the fly, brought it to the guy; the guy used the stone to return his wife and home, and then went to his parents]: Baskakov 1951:184-189; Kyrgyz: Brudny, Eshmambetov 1963 [Momunjan asks his wife Olonchan to make a doll similar to her, takes it with him while working in the field to admire her; the wind blows the doll away, the khan sees her, tells her to get the beauty; servants they take O. to the khan's house; M. comes disguised as a beggar, O. smiles for the first time; to hang his wife, the khan agrees to dress as poor, walk along the ail, begging; O. tells the servants to cut off the beggar's head, becomes a khansha]: 231-233; 1981 [Kuluke's older brother goes to look for a bride; a bearded dwarf invites him to push back the stone, he can't; the same middle brother Turuke; younger Bereke pushes back, dwarf lowers him on the arcana into the hole that opens; three khan's daughters successively give B. copper, silver, gold rings; brothers raise the girls on the arcana; when B. rises, they cut him off; the former the dwarf tells you to go to the witch; she has the Alpkarakush bird in her thirtieth pantry; after opening other storerooms, he defeats a six-headed snake, a tiger, a lion, pulls out treasures; the bird takes him to the ground; he marries a girl who gave a gold ring; brothers fled]: 24-27; Sabyr uulu 2008 [Khan Garshas has only one son; returning from hunting, he saw a roe deer at the entrance to the cave; she ran into the cave; the young man looked - she was beautiful in the cave; she became a roe deer again and pooped, jumped over the fortress wall; Khan G. orders to surround the fortress, promises to execute the one over whose head the roe deer jumps over; she a deva named Etimat jumped over her head and ran away; E. chased her, followed by the Khan's warriors; towards the caravan of another khan's son; he gives the caravan to the warrior leader and asks him to say that E. killed; took E. for himself; said that he was looking for a beautiful woman from the city of Cheungmagun (apparently Chin-Machin); E. asked him to leave him to sleep for 40 days, and then promises to get a girl; tells him to wait 40 days; on his way to Chynmagyn each of the bridges was guarded by 5 guards; bells on the bridge; E. turned into a child, took water in his mouth, began to pour water into the bells; then turned into a fly and flew across the bridge; then 40 elders; E. pretended to be a dervish named Majurup; one elder did not believe it; by evening he fell ill, he was taken to the mountains and abandoned; then 40 girls; E. pretended to be an orphan girl; she was taken to watch the fire in the hearth; the girls got used to her; she taught them blindfolded and tied to each other; E. went on, 40 horsemen on the road; E. pretended to be an orphan boy; he was taken to look after horses; E. developed timidity in horses, they took the riders to nowhere; 40 dogs, E. threw their bones; sycamore tree leaves branches into the sky, at the foot there is a seven-headed dragon, at the top in a golden cage a girl, guards the golden cage of Dev Semuruk {from the Simurg bird}; E. turned into a dragon with 15 heads; when he saw him, the 7-headed dragon left; E. flew to the sycamore tree as a bird, persuaded Deva Semuruk to take the girl to the khan son; then Dev Semuruk left, and Dev E. fell asleep for 40 days, telling the khan's son and girlfriend to follow the dog; but they fell behind and went to the deva brothers; the girl hid in the thickets, and the Khan's son they threw it into a bucket of salt water; but the dog realized that the Khan's son was in trouble, woke E. up, who went to the devas' house, called, they went out one by one, he tore off their heads; E. fought with the seventh deva for a long time , the girl helped E. win by throwing a lasso over another deva; E. asks the girl not to open one door in the caravanserai; she opened it, there are two calves tied there: black and red. Black asks him to untie; became a black deva and does not tell her to untie the redhead; she untied, both devas took her away; she gave birth to a boy out of fear; E. came to her, teaches her to tell the deva that her teeth hurt, let her bring a dental remedy; then a girl must pinch her son to cry; say that she wants to know where the deva's soul is; dev: go all over the land 7 times to get to a place where there are two mountains; at their foot there is a lake, a capricorn grazes by the lake, Capricorn's stomach has a heavy key to the cave, it has two pigeons: black and red; these are the souls of two devas; E. overheard it, killed a black dove, brought a red one, tells the deva to let the prisoners go; dev let go, E. took him to his home in Kuikap (Kaf Mountains); put a yurt for the khan's son and his wife; but E.'s elder daughter-in-law harbored envy of people; threw the scorpion into the pond where Khan's son and wife were swimming; E. saw and knocked down scorpion with a click, but at the bottom a drop of scorpion blood fell on the girl's face; E. began to suck blood; Semuruk descended from heaven and showed a scorpion hidden by Ethirmat's elder daughter-in-law; E. drove her away; Semuruk took the khan's son and his wife to him; when he was flying, some stars collided and fell down; so we see shooting stars]: 331-335; yellow Uighurs [the monk tyrants his sister; she after the mother's death was left with a white mare and a dog; where the mare urinated, a pine tree grew; then the mare, dog and girl became pregnant; the girl is three years pregnant; the monk sends her to the mountains in a snowstorm die; she gives birth to a son Gesar with a sharp nose and big ears; where he is, it's warm there; Uncle G. comes to poison him, but G. offers him poisoned tea, he runs in fear; sends a dog, an eagle, G. them kills easily; Khan's three daughters go into G.'s hut, only the youngest likes him, although he is poor; the girls come back, the bodies of the elders are covered with ulcers; the youngest agrees to marry G., her sisters are immediately healed; G. is a powerful man, the sisters regret that they are not his wife; Khan sends G. to kill a terrible monster; he has one human head and 8 different animals; the captive teaches him to swim to the monster on island on a sheep; with difficulty, but G. kills all monsters with a sword; during this time White Khan kidnapped G.'s wife; he finds him, they fight, his wife sprinkles peas under her feet, he falls, G. kills him; Khan reports G. power]: Stuart, Jhang 1996:44-50; salars (Ullagil, Xunhua-Salar Autonomous County) [on a deserted mountain, a mare gave birth to a child; he grew up, went to look for brothers; shot a bow at a stone, from which smoke was coming; a man screamed inside the stone; both went on; they fired an arrow at the tree; from there a man screamed; the three of them lived; the one who came out of the stone was named Tash-gaga (brother Stone), made of wood - Agash-gaga (Brother Derevo), and Masembu, born as a mare; they went to look for wives, came to some dwelling; there was no one there, food was cooked in the cauldron; the next morning the brothers went hunting, returned in the evening; bread and tea were made; in the morning they left T. in the house and went hunting together; T. hid, saw three pigeons fly in; they threw off their feathers, turned into girls; one cooked food, the second made a fire, and the third swept the yard; then they put on their raincoats and flew away; one of them was Kyung-ana (Sun Maiden), the other Ay-ana (maiden Moon), the third Yultus-ana (Star girl); in the evening T. told his brothers what he saw; the next morning A. was left to guard the house; he saw and told his brothers the same thing; the next day M. stayed in the house himself; when the girls started cooking, he jumped out of the shelter and threw their feather cloaks into the fire; Kyung-ana smeared herself with dust and soot; her brothers came in the evening; T. chose Ay-ana, A. Yultus-ana; M. went to Kyung-ana; in the morning she washed her face and compared to the other two girls, she turned out to be beautiful; T. and A. did not like it; they threw M. into the abyss, took his bow and arrows, and gave Kyung-anu to herd his sheep into someone else's house; a bird that flew to abyss, told M. that she had a baby there; M. told her about her brothers who betrayed him; the bird promised to carry it on its back; then brought a hundred sparrows and said to M.: "Sit on my back, Take all the sparrows. When I make a circle, open my mouth, you throw [there] one at a time!" ; M. did as she commanded; fed her all the sparrows and, when he was upstairs, set off; came to his wife, asked her to look in his head; the wife cried, said that her husband had a similar mole; M. admitted that he had escaped the abyss; they came to his brothers; they played with a bow and arrow; said to M.: "You will not be able to pull the bow. Masemba played with that bow and arrow!" ; M. replied that he would pull a bow, grabbed it, put an arrow and killed both brothers; he got their wives]: Tenishev 1964, No. 53:104-105; Dungans: Riftin et al. 1977, No. 7 [Mynguzi about seven heads sucks the princess's blood, preventing her from marrying; Duanzhan thinks to fight him, but his mother advises to send his stepson named Ponzhyr; the princess gives him a ring; P. wakes up to her tears kills a monster that comes in the morning; gets a wife; she is kidnapped by a werewolf; D. pushes P. into the abyss, the princess rejects D. because he does not have her ring; P. kills the werewolf, returns his wife; D. is buried up to the neck on the road, stepmother tied to the horse's tail], 8 [Ponwyn hears a girl scream from the sky, throws a rocker arm into the whirlwind, a shoe falls; finds out that the emperor's daughter has been carried away; takes warriors and his friend Duanzhian; descends a rope into the cave; the princess teaches how to cut a sleeping snake with his own sword; when the princess is raised, D. orders to remove the rope, fill the entrance; P. frees the son of the dragon king; orders to take his father's reward is a drum; he gives everything he needs; P. comes home, where D.; D. spies on the drum turning into a girl (this is the youngest daughter of the dragon king); throws P. into the well; the drum covers the table with crap, flies away to complain to the emperor; P. is pulled out, he shows half of the bracelet given to him by the emperor's daughter; gets it; D. is buried at the crossroads up to the neck]: 68-73, 73- 79.

Southern Siberia - Mongolia. Siberian Tatars: Prelovsky 2003 (Tobolsk District, Tyumen Region, Western 1971) [Alyp Mamshan (=Alpamysh Kazakhs) went on a journey, fell asleep in the forest, the hunters dug a hole, pushed him there; AM sent a swan with a letter to his wife to pull him out with her braids down; two girls became come to the pit, throw AM food; the wife came, saw the girls, left jealous; after AM left, his mother had a son Irnek; accidentally kills a neighbor's rooster, she wants him to disappear like a brother; he threatens to put his mother's hands on a hot cauldron, the mother is forced to talk about her brother; I. went to look for AM, fell asleep in the forest next to the hole where he was; people pulled out AM, let the mace kill I.; he from the blow woke up, the brothers got to know each other, killed people in that city, left only the good sisters who fed AM; the brothers are returning, the blind mother sees the light; the shepherd, who has become a padishah, passes off his son for his wife AM; AM pulls a sheep bubble over his face; plays kurai, breaks; he is given kurai AM, the wife learns her husband's play; breaks the bow, gets an AM bow, kills the groom out of it; the shepherd runs away to the sheep, the wife is guilty of AM, he drives her away; his adventures follow]: 193-203; Tomilov 1995 (Chanysky District, Novosibirsk Oblast) [enemies lured Yal-Mamysh into a hole covered with twigs and grass; the goose agreed to take it his letter to his wife and parents; they sent his friend to help him out; a friend covered the hole with a stone, said that I was dead, began to marry his wife; the wife promises to marry the one who would pull the bow I.; sends it I'm looking for my sister; she pulls him out of the hole; I pretend to be a poor stranger, pulls a bow; his son is the first to recognize him; I shoot a traitor friend, who turns into a crane]: 153-155; Chulym Turks [three swan maidens (aka ducks) fly in, clean the house three brothers; the elder, middle brothers see nothing, the younger hides the girls' clothes, the brothers get married; the hell comes out pipes under the hearth to drink women's blood; younger brother shoots, hell, taking the youngest's wife, falls underground; brothers lower the youngest on a rope; the woman gives the devil - the iron king vodka, that says that his soul is seven eggs in a drawer, a box in the stomachs of seven deer; the hero pulls out, breaks eggs, kills a devil born to a woman's son, his brothers pick up the woman, the elder cuts off the rope, picking up the younger one; he falls; sees how the mouse has recovered, gnawing grass, heals himself; the kite cooks meat, lifts the hero to the upper world, the meat runs out, the hero cuts off the flesh from his leg; the kite regurgitates this a piece, puts it to his leg; the hero marries; shoots in the air, an arrow pierces his older brother]: Porotova 1980:76-80 (=Lukina 2004, No. 5. 12:117-122); Altaians [father falls ill, sends daughter Torko-Cachak ("silk brush") for the old shaman Teldekpey-Kam; he demands that PM become his wife, she refuses; after the campaign, TC says that the father will recover when PM is stabbed in a barrel and lowered into river; the young fisherman Balykchi took out a barrel, replaced the PM with a dog, threw the barrel into the river again; the TC slaves pulled it out, brought it to the owner, left; the dog gnawed it almost to death; PM drew her birch bark portrait so that B. could always look at her; the river carried away birch bark; Kara-Kaan saw her, ordered the girl to be brought in; she lived in his tent but did not smile; laughed when she saw a young man in a goat fur coat outward riding a bull; KK decided to put this fur coat on himself and sit on the bull; he took him away, his heart and liver burst; PM stayed with B.]: Garf, Kuchiyak 1978:150-163; Khakas [Kara Kana's daughter gets pregnant; her father tells her to be dazzled in the forest, the soldiers leave the girl, bring her father the dog's eyes; the girl gives birth to three boys in the hut during the night, each immediately runs away, three days later returns as a hero, them the names Ulug Irgek (irgek is "finger"), Kichik Irgek, Ivan Sarchyk; seven-, nine-, twenty-headed snakes took the king's three daughters to the golden mountain; the guard whistles, the older brothers fall, IS is not afraid; on a mountain in a copper house, a girl replaces a barrel; the serpent drinks, its strength decreases, the power of IS grows, the serpent is killed; the same is in silver and gold houses; sisters take with them at home, rolled into scarves; IS brothers and the guard takes three princesses, throws away the stairs, IS remains on the rock; the blind witch promises to let him down if he returns her eyes; they are under the waterfall; the horse asks to be freed from his luggage, tells her not to listen to the witch, to chain her to the floor, supposedly to treat her, pour cast iron into her eyes; the horse lowers the IS; under the guise of a bald IS, he comes to the wedding of a false IS with her younger sister; she recognizes her handkerchief given to this IS; the guard was beheaded, the brothers marry three princesses]: Katanov 1907, No. 384:396-409; Khakas [Khara Khan took the only horse from the hunter; he took the girl and became live with her in the forest; son H. saw her, wants to take her, asks his father to take her away from the hunter; H. demands 1) to play hide and seek; the wife tells her, when he enters the bay, to turn everything over and break everything, choose a horse with his eye covered , with rusty bits, drive him, hit him in the eyes; the horse turns into son X.; when son H. comes to look for a hunter, his wife turns him into scissors, son H. does not recognize him; 2) ask how old the bear is; the wife gives seven hats, tells me to lie in the forest, put them on his feet, knees, arms, head; The bear comes up, argues that poplars have been standing under them for 300 years, he has lived under them for 60 years, but has not seen such a thing; 3) go to Erlik- Khan, bring a black fur coat from his deceased father, a black handkerchief from his mother; the wife gives the ball and the skull of a dog, tells him to go after the ball, then throw the skull; the shadows of father and mother H. reproach the son for greed, tell him become a black woodpecker, his wife a blue woodpecker, their son a magpie; they ask to pick up the dog's skull, he barks, haunts; the hunter returns, ashes on the site of the yurt, son H. is preparing a wedding with the hunter's wife; the hunter turns H., his wife and son into birds, returns his wife, is chosen by the khan, distributes cattle to the poor]: Balter 1986:46-52 (=Taxams 1988:218-223); Tuvans (Bai-Taiga) [in the upper reaches of Kashpal-Kara-Khem Karaty Khan lives, a lama with two students in the lower reaches, a fisherman Bagai-ool with an angry dog in the middle reaches; the lama wants to marry K.'s daughter, but this contradicts his vow; gives K. a potion, he falls ill; lama persuaded another llama to tell K. to put his daughter in a chest, go down the river; he lowered it, after a laxative he immediately recovered; B. caught the chest, replaced the girl with a dog; the llama opened the chest, his dog tore it, the students killed the dog; B. does not fish, everything looks at his wife; she gives him her portrait to admire; the wind carried away the portrait, another khan saw, took away B.'s wife; three years later, having earned property from K., B. visits the kidnapper unrecognized; the wife recognizes her husband, smiles for the first time; promises the kidnapper that if he comes in the same funny clothes, she will be even more happy; tells the servants to kill the one who is tomorrow will come, this is an evil spirit; servants kill Khan, B. takes his place]: Samdan 1994, No. 13:341-351; South Altai Tuvans [Bai Nasar's 8 sons drove 800 horses and did not return; when BN and his wife ate a horse breast, his wife gave birth, a son was named Er Töstük ("brisket man"); he grew up; an old woman wove it, he stepped on a thread and tore it; the old woman told him to look for brothers better; the father said that he had no brothers, he was deceived; another old woman's grandson pulled ET's bow, ET hit him, the boy died; and this old woman told him to find better brothers; ET found brothers first and then horses, they returned home; BN went to look for their nine sisters to marry; found them; their father did not tell them to spend the night at the Chushurlug Chuduk on the way back, but BN did not listen to his younger sister's warning, intended for ET, and spent the night there; she sent a man to her father asking her to give her a hemp shirt for ET and the best mare and camel; he did not want to, but gave it away; in the morning there was no mare; BN went to a place to sleep at the Salt Well: the mare is there, and next to the jelbege, covered with one ear, put the other under her; BN asks to give the camel; the jelbege says that he cannot get up, let the BN come by himself; he comes up, she grabbed him, threatens to eat him, refuses to let him go in exchange for his 8 sons, for 800 horses, agrees to let him go if he gives ET; BN promises to leave Jelbig's son's triangular file, with whom he sharpens arrows; says he has forgotten and sends ET after him; the bride tells ET everything; he asks his father which horse to ride; BN: sit on a six-legged and take an eight-legged with him; bride: no, sit on the horse my father gave me to wear that hemp shirt; 8- and 6-legged horses won't last 6 and 8 years; when ET sits on a horse, he tells me to shout to Jelbig: What kind of children do you have with your back? she will look around, grab the file and jump away; they run away and find themselves in the underworld of the serpent Bobbuk Khan; the horse tells you not to be afraid of snakes that crawl inside ET and go out; because ET was not afraid, two snakes turned into khans; ET says he came to get Temir Khan's daughter for Bobbuk Khan; he is happy and lets him go; ET meets people, everyone answers (at first not understanding who is in front of him) that he would like to become ET's companion; the first knows how to catch birds on the fly; the second hears everything; the third eats a lot; the fourth drinks and pours the sea back; T. will give his daughter to the winner; ET the mare wins the run; the mountain carrier wins the fight; eats the most; drinks three sips, but the sea level has fallen by only three fingers; the ET horse dives: if black blood flows, he died, and if colorless, he took out a cauldron; first colorless blood rises, then black blood rises, but then the horse swam out, brought a cauldron; the listener heard that T. was going to burn the heroes in the house; a mountain raiser turned the house upside down, they went out unharmed; T. ordered to serve the poisoned meat, the heroes changed their portions and portions of the khan's subjects, they died; ET brought daughter T. Bobbuk Khan; he gave a girl to Chünkee and five men in return; on the way, the men died; ET and her girl spent the night under the larch; it rained, and Khan Gärdi birds in a tree A snake crawled; ET shot the snake with a bow; in the morning hail began and Khan Gerdi flew in; when she found out what had happened, she carried ET with girl S. and the horse to the ground; but Jeelbege's son Schojun Gulak (SG) was already waiting there; he took C. and the horse and pushed ET into the hole; the horse managed to throw a flint into the pit; ET cut out the fire, burned the pen given to him by Han-Gerdy, who appeared, lowered its wing into the hole, and ET got out of it; ET and C. agreed that ET will hide under the cradle in which C.'s son is from SG; she will stab the baby, he will cry, SG will begin to ask why; C.: the baby says he is ET's son, not SG, since SG does not want to leave him around with him his soul (the receptacle of life); SG whispers to the baby (and ET hears) where his soul is; 70 moose will come to the Saltwell, inside a brown box, in a shower box; ET is waiting (moose are afraid to approach, but SG calms down: he killed ET), ripped open the brown man's stomach, 9 birds in the box; he killed 8, left one, came to the SG, began to fight him, ordered C. to kill the ninth; there were 9 birds in the box again, but C. killed everyone and SG died ; his son jumped up, but ET threw him into a 70-planted hole; when ET returned home, making a camel, as predicted, gave birth to a camel; the bride waiting for ET became 15 years old again; holiday]: Taube 1978, No. 37:192-206; Trans-Baikal Buryats (Yeravninsky District of Buryatia) [an orphan received a pound of grain for his work, he was beaten by hail; for another job he received a foal, he was eaten by a wolf; the third rich man gave for work a torn net; an orphan caught a goldfish, felt sorry for it, lay down on the shore with the fish under his head; woke up in the palace, next to the daughter of the Sun; Khartaganan Khan offers to hide, the winner will get a wife another; the wife turns the orphan into a cow's last, into a head, into a needle, H. does not find; tells her husband that H. will turn into a lamb, a horse, an onion; does not advise him to go after the khan's wife; the orphan still goes, the wife does not tell you to eat, drink or say "yes" there; the orphan violates the prohibitions, agrees to H.'s offer to first return the horse and the cast silver saddle from Shara-Hubun; the wife says that this is impossible; orders go to her father, ask for a rainbow; an orphan climbs a mountain, barely alive; comes to the Sun; he sends him around the mountain instead of him; an orphan in the form of the Sun beats a black man, then a white man; eats something what is cooked on the table for the afternoon meal pushes the table down; the beaten come to complain, but the Sun admits that the son-in-law is right (the black hail beat the crops, the white one let his dogs in, because the wolves are not an orphan's foal; the father-in-law himself did not help his son-in-law when he climbed the mountain); the orphan receives a rainbow, sees only one horse riding at his former camp, under it a letter from his wife: X. took her away; the orphan comes to H. poor clothes, pulls out a rainbow, H. dies immediately; an orphan took his goods and his wife]: Barannikova et al. 1993, No. 21:255-269; darkhats [Dzaluta Mergen has been sleeping for three years and has been awake for three years, he has dogs Khasyr and Basyr are evil in three years, horses in three months, camel in three days; they all raise the alarm; Ebögun Mangys ("old mangys", SM) comes, the shepherd tells him where the DM weapon is; his wife wakes DM up, he jumps into the steppe; horses tell him to return; on the ashes he finds his wife's note; she writes where the weapon is buried, promises to help kill EM; DM meets the hero, fights him, turns out to be his son; DM comes to EM, meets his wife, she has seven sharp-headed children with EM, she promises to persuade them to find out where their father died; this is a red-pieked tiger, a golden bogshiro, etc. (seven, according to the number of children); EM destroys all the receptacles of EM's soul, he dies, he takes EM's wife and property; goes to marry Narsyn Guali, daughter of Lusay Khan; under the guise of a poor man, he competes the winner will get NG; only DM pulled out his bow; shaking out bags of ash, sand and snow, caused a blizzard and dust storm, won the race, won the fight; L. does not want to give his daughter to the poor man, demands to tame stallion (tamed), then bring foam from Hangai-talay (informant: Lamaists sacrifice sea foam when worshiping Lusai Khan); this foam is poisonous; DM sees a Dzandyn Modo tree along the way, with a nest Khan Garidi, Abaga's snake, wrapped around the trunk, is going to eat the chicks; DM killed the snake with an arrow; the chicks say that only their mother can get foam; she arrives with wind and rain; the bird brings , DM returns alive; Lusai Khan invited food to sit down, he fell into a hole; horses found him, brought a girl with a scythe in 90 fathoms, she lowered them into a hole, DM got out, killed Lusai Khan, Narsyn Guali gave them wife to son]: Potanin 1883, No. 147:507-512; Khalkha Mongols: Bennigsen 1912 [the tiger cub became friends with a calf; the tigress killed a cow; the tiger cub ripped open its mother's stomach with scissors and began to live with a calf; hung up a bell for him to call for help; when he heard the ringing, he rushed to the calf, but he simply drove away the flies; next time he did not run, and the calf was killed and eaten by hunters; the tiger cub asked him to be killed and buried his bones and his calf were together; two trees grew in this place; from which Altan-Hoo (the golden boy, the incarnation of a tiger cub) and Mungung-Hoo (the silver boy, the incarnation of a calf) began to emerge; the shepherd saw told Khan that he caught the boys on his orders, the khan began to raise them; while AH beats off enemies, MX went to marry Kharakchi-Khan's daughter; kind to the old man he met, he gives a stick; the other gives two bones, the third was a coal; dogs Asar and Vasar rushed to MX at the palace, but MX threw their bones; the princess immediately fell in love, ordered herself to be taken away; the army surrounded them, the princess waved a fragment of that stick, the warriors they fell dead; the same the next morning (threw the coal, he burned the army); MX and his wife found an empty house, settled in; his wife did not let her hair loose in front of him; he spied - she had a golden lock; she gave him one hair, warning them that misfortune awaited them; the wind vomited his hair, he swam down the stream to the Damba-Darji Chutkur Khan; he sent an army; they tied them up, but they could not kill; his wife ordered him to put his knife in the hearth, MX died; ordered to cut the ropes and, leaving the house, waved her hands; at this time AH captured the enemy khan; went to look for MX; the horse brought him to AH's body; in the door on the right there is an inscription: take the knife out of the hearth, MX will come to life; on the left is the inscription: let MX ride in front of DD Palace late in the evening on a bull, smeared with soot; he did so; the kidnapped Khatun did not laugh for three years, but when she saw the man on the bull, she laughed; DD decided to smear himself with soot and sit on the bull; at this time, MX's wife ran away with him; DD pursues, but the brothers shot the arrow and all the DD warriors died; DD AH killed himself with a raw aspen stake; the brothers became rule his kingdom]: 33-42; Hodza 1954 [the tiger cub and the goby began to live together; the tiger cub hung a bell to call him if something happened; twice the goby just shook his head; and when they appeared hunters, the tiger cub did not come running and killed the bull; died of anguish near a friend's bones; the shepherd buried his bones, two trees grew out of foliage in the morning, and in the evening go back; the shepherd noticed that the whole thing had reached the khan; he sent soldiers, one was captured; the second went out and tried to recapture the first one, but he was also captured; the khan ordered them to herd the herds, one was named Altai Gu, the second is Mungun Gu; Khan sent AG to war; a few months later, MG was sent to get Oyun, the tenth daughter of Hargert Khan, who has three golden hairs; along the way, MG consistently met and gave gold three old men; one gave him a staff, the other a lamb bone, a third coal; a dog rushed to MG, he gave him a bone; MG took O., they were surrounded by Khan's warriors, MG threw a shepherd's stick, she killed everyone; the next once the stick was gone somewhere, MN threw the coal, the flame drove his pursuers away; MG picked up a stick and coal, began to live with O.; asked for one of his golden hair; the wind carried him away, the Khan who sent MG saw; ordered the servant to get O.; the warriors attacked unexpectedly, O. decided that her husband would die and threw his sword into the fire; MG immediately died; at this time AG returned, found the MG yurt, accidentally took his sword out of the hearth, MG came to life; they let's go take O.; giant fish in the river threatens to swallow them, MG threw coal into the water, the fish cooked; the brothers killed the 7-headed mangus guard, returned O.]: 16-20; Dongxiang [woodcutter hit tornado with an ax, women's shoes fell out, blood flowed; rich Jan promises his kidnapped daughter to her savior; the woodcutter follows a bloody trail, a friend lowers him into the hole; the old woman hides him from the seven-headed monsters, learns how to kill a monster (cutting off heads, pulling out veins, killing centipedes); a woodcutter sends abducted women upstairs; picking up daughter D., a friend cuts off the rope; the snake is going to eat chicks A kite; a woodcutter kills a snake; a kite tells you to catch a hundred birds, puts a lumberjack on his back, who throws birds into his beak, a little short; next time the woodcutter stores 99 birds, says a hundred; throws his knee into Kite's beak; on the ground, the Kite regurgitates his knee, since then the kneecap has been separated from the other bones; the imaginary savior of daughter D. drives her away, passes her off as a lumberjack]: Todayeva 1961, No. 4: 90-93; the sirongoles [{the scan does not contain page 223}; the old man gave the young man a trap to catch a heavenly maiden on the lake for her gold bracelet; he gave it to Prince Yamantaka; the nobleman advises the king to take her; the king orders kill her son; the girl put on the crown she was wearing on the lake, left Y. on the lake, giving her bracelet, and flew away herself; I went to look for her; went to two butting rocks, followed by a spring where the maid had come wife Y.; he threw a bracelet into her jug; his wife recognized him, her father allowed her to live with Y.; out of 20 gifts, this is a real Nogon Darikha]: Potanin 1893, No. 30:223-224; Dagurs [in the north Chunjina is the eldest Hungduledi Mergen's sister; his fiancée is Tarelan, third daughter of Tulamir Mergen; in the south Archuni Mergen with three wives; while XM is not at home, A. took his sister; she wrote about it in blood; XM jumps her save; the horse orders to kill the guards and spies AM - a boar, an owl, a snake; the snake must be hit from the inside by cutting his heart; XM jumps into his mouth, hurts his heart, but the snake's blood poisoned him, he lies breathless; the horse resorts to TM for help, he rides his 8-legged horse, but cannot defeat AM; his daughter unsuccessfully tries to revive XM; he is revived by a heavenly maiden; XM marries both; kills AM sons, after a hard battle - himself, then his three wives; brings his sister home, but during this time her heavenly wife and two children were taken to heaven by her heavenly father; XM climbs there from East Mountain to deer horns that have grown to the sky; finds sons and wife; wife gives a hat to protect her head and feather to moderate the heat or cold; father-in-law offers challenges; strongmen hit XM on the head with iron sticks (the hat protected); he is planted in an icy cellar, then in a hot cellar (the feather is warmed and cooled); he gets a wife, and their children go back to the ground through the antlers of the deer; they live well; XM's sister married a good hunter ]: Bender, Su Huana 1984:69-82

Western Siberia. Northern Khanty (Sherkal dialect) [Imi-Khyty came to a woman, married her, lived with her, then put her in his bag, went back; looked into his aunt's house - she has the only one left a spark, the house completely fell apart; he called out to her, theta glad; he threw a sliver behind his back, a house appeared; he took out his wife, who told her to shake out two belts, they turned into a barn and a house; one day my aunt and wife were gone animal skins are taken away; THEY come to the city where the Heartless Tsar (CBS) lives; they were swallowed by a mare, born a foal with golden hooves; the wife of the CBS orders to kill the foal; the aunt picked up a piece meat, threw it, a golden birch grew; the wife tells me to cut down, the aunt picked up a chip, threw it, it became a golden goose on the pond; the wife tells me to kill, but not to catch the goose; he got to the clothes of the CBS, became a man put on his shell, chopped it down, burned it; when the age of puppets comes, let there be no such evil, when the age (people) with the umbilical cord comes, let there be no such evil spirits! THEY were chopped down by the city of the CBS, the aunt asks to spare his wife; THEY returned home, taking his wife and aunt]: Steinitz 2004, No. 8:57-69; Forest Nenets [Shomstehantetto marries three women, the youngest agrees ; shows 7 flying hawks, these are gods, she is married to the extreme; S. says that he is stronger; his wife disappears; S. turns into a red spider, flies to the palace of the spirit of illness Pechna-Kynsma ; wins him in martial arts]: Tuchkova, Shkurkina 2004, No. 1:251-252; Nenets (Yamalo-Nenets District): Pushkareva, Khomich 2001, No. 2 [The Old Woman Child (RS) discovers that the river is dry, finds a giant lying across; they go together, taking a giant throwing a hill and a giant throwing a rock as companions; they can't all knock out the sandpiper, they just hit the tail; RS creates a golden house; everyone takes turns cooking, the old woman comes, eats everything, hits the cook; the giants don't talk about what happened; RS defeats the old woman, she goes to the lower world; RS moves the stone, there's a hole under it, tells him to let him down on a rope; the old woman's daughters tell him to replace barrels of living and dead water; the old woman drinks dead, admits defeat, disappears; RS raises the girls to the ground, the youngest gives him a ring, the giants cut off the rope; the Seven-Winged Minley (the mythical eagle, he was the sandpiper) first refuses (for trying to kill him), then brings the RS to the upper world; RS pretends to be an orphan boy elderly spouses come with him to the king, where giants marry three sisters raised from the lower world; the youngest sees her ring from the boy, recognizes the savior; the king executes giants, RS marries three sisters, he is Yav-Mal], 4 [the Russian Merchant has three sons; the elders have earned money, the youngest is a fool; someone stole all the gold, killed cows; there is larch in the garden, gold grows on it at night, someone else then he eats; two sons are guarding, falling asleep; the fool filled his pockets with gold, sees a bird pecking gold, pulls out its golden pen; the father praises him, the family is rich again, the older brothers go to look the golden bird, they disappear; the fool goes to look for his brothers, he is covered with snow; the Eight-eared Mother Bear with eight legs, flies in, saves him, they turn to each other like mother (grandmother) and son; he is three days old climbs on her back; she brings him to church by air, where he takes a bird; when he wants to take a cage, the bells ring; he is grabbed, brought to the Fire King, who agrees to change the bird to Horse with the Golden -In appearance; (the same as when he takes a bridle, the bells ring); the Tsar agrees to change it to the Beautiful Sun; contrary to warning, he also takes a ring; tells her father to the Sun King that he himself is the son of the King of Heaven; that tells you to bring the Beast, this is the Eight-eared Mother Bear with eight legs; she is locked in a chest, he gets a wife, leaves; she catches up with them by air, they change to her; she takes the form of the Sun -Beauties, changes herself for a horse; the same with a bird; at the bus stop, the brothers cut off the fool's head, the Bear revives him, makes him a snotty boy; he comes to his wife's wedding, opens to her; brothers expelled]: 109-141, 177-219; Mansi: Lukina 1990, No. 106 (zap. A. Balandin, 1937, p. Vejacors on the river. Ob) [water is everywhere; there is an old man and an old woman in the house; an iron loon flew in, dived, popped up, his neck burst, blood appeared under his neck, a piece of earth in his beak, stuck between the logs of the house, flew up; then but the second loon dives three times, blood on his neck, a piece of land stuck between the logs; the earth began to grow; the old man goes out three times, each time after three days; the third time there is land everywhere; the old man sends three times the white crow flies around the ground; he returns in 3, 5, 7 days; the third time is black, pecking a deceased person; the old man told him not to catch the beast from now on, only fish or take blood for himself when a person He will kill the beast and take meat; a tree has grown in the backyards; the old man brought it with roots and branches, began to cheat it, cut his hand, the old woman sucked blood, told him to carry the tree back; at night the old woman was gone in the morning, an old man found her in a small house, she gave birth to a son there, called Taryg-Pesch-nimalya-sov; T. hunts; every time she sees a line in the ice-hole; then she sees his reflection, he has a beard, needs a wife; found a home, took a horse out of the basement of the barn, washed it from the manure, his mother gave chain mail, a sword, a whip and a saddle; T. jumps to look for his wife, pierced an aspen leaf with an arrow; in the house an old woman says that T. punched a piece of her bed; that Num- Torum, his father let his wife down from heaven, and Paraparsekh stole him; gave him the skins of pike, hawk, mammoth, hare and scissors; T. meets people, shepherding horses; people: herd horses P.; T.: answer: we herd horses T., otherwise, the Fire King following me will burn you with fire; the same will be cow shepherds; T. comes to P.'s house, he is not there, the woman tells you to hide in moss; the winged P. descends on the larch; the woman assures that P. dead, P. does not believe, flies away; T. pursues with the skin of a hawk; P. became an iron loon into the sea, T. became a pike; P. was a hare, T. is another hare; P. is a teal duck, T. shot him with an arrow, burned him in the fire; horse carried him across the sky through Torum's fire, ordered him to hide in his nostril for this time; Kul is on the way, swallows everyone, the horse tells them to wear mammoth skin, cut off Kul's nose and ears with scissors; Kul: I'll die now; 30 aspens from one root go into girth, strangle people with branches; the horse is gone, T. thinks about that old woman, she appears, breaks aspens, says that the eternal era of human life will come, and with these aspens it was it would be impossible; the horse tells him to wrap him in birch bark, grab Kirp-Nelp Equa's granddaughter; K. chases, grabs the horse, but only rips off his birch bark, cuts his hands on his sword; T. comes to his wife, clutching his leg with him horse, daughter K.; T. now has two wives, all P.'s wealth; in heaven T. comes to the old man, in sledges, the Sun Girl; T. volunteered to take her himself; looks down, sees people quarreling, thought he would kill everyone, people die; the old man tells them to be resurrected; he resurrected them; the same place where the Month Girl (or are these girls daughters of the Sun and the Month?) ; with two wives, T. comes to a place where earth and sky meet; there is a hole, an old man is waiting for ducks, waiting for geese; T. tries to fly like a hawk, falls, dives into the lake with a pike, brings it to the old woman and the old man ducks; an old woman cooks them, does not tell them to break bones, puts bones in a lake with live water, ducks fly out alive; T. sleeps with their daughter; T. returned to earth with all his wives, now 5 wives; then gets another one wife]: 272-290; Rombandeeva 2005, No. 1 [A piece of peat wife-and-husband live in a house, there is water around, they have a white crow; an iron Loon dives from the sky, for the third time a grain of earth in its beak, a loon flies to heaven; Iron Lula dives (now there is no such bird, it had a red crown and legs standing back); for the third time, a piece of land in its beak, smeared its beak on Peat-Scrap, returned to heaven; in the morning the earth to the width of the foot, grew on the second day; the husband sends the Raven three times to find out if the earth is big; by the evening of the third day he returns only to black evening, because he pecked at a dead man; the husband now tells him eat carrion; the first cedar grows; the couple has a son, her husband calls him Taryg-Pes-Nimala Sov; he grows up, sees a bearded man in the ice-holes, then realizes that it is himself; the father tells him to get it himself wife, pull the leash in manure, T. pulls out the horse, leaves; the old woman says that while he was sleeping, Paraparsekh stole his wife; gives scissors, iron skin of a kite, a hare, a mouse, a pike; T. comes to to a woman, she says that P. will fly in the skin of a crow; T. chases an iron kite; then an iron hare after a hare, the same iron mouse, a pike; in the horse's nostrils he flies through the fire; hangs on an aspen, grandmother arrives, takes it off; the giant almost pulls him into his nose, he cuts his nostrils with scissors; after many adventures, T. flies in goose skin to Mortym Equa and Mortym-Oika; sees ME cook teal, then threw the bones into the water, they came to life (p.59); returns his wife, flies to her parents]: 33-61 (brief retelling in 1991:14); northern (?) Selkups [Pachka's old wife disappeared, returned with Corka Pachka's child Iya; disappeared again, her son found her in the bear's den, brought her home; went traveling, took Sea- closing the Stump, the Felting Forest, the Quickswamp; a stranger comes to the person who remains at home, scalds him with boiling water; when Iya remains, he cuts the alien with a knife; asks his companions to lower him on rope to the lower world; there sits an old man wounded by him, I. heals him, marries his daughter; I. sends her upstairs when he gets up himself, his companions cut off the rope, he falls to the seventh lower earth; an old man and an old woman sit there, saying that their grandson dies every time thunder thunder over the plague; I. shoots an arrow up, the Thunder disappears; the old men tell him to sit on the seventh of the seven cranes, he carries out I. on the ground, he finds his wife; they walk around the cauldron, sink into the ground, Mount of Spirits (Lozyl Lakka) appears at this place]: Golovlev 1995:495-498.

Eastern Siberia. Dolgans [the horse gave birth to a boy, Atalamia, a hero; ordered her skin to be peeled off, quilted, the skin became a horse, the young man rode him; seven Siberian girls (white cranes) from the upper the world is swimming, A. steals clothes alone, friends pick up the unclothed one; A. arrives where the top of the sky rests; three daughters of the Ursa Major are trying in vain to roll him up, their belts they are eager; the three daughters of the Pleiades are trying to show the wrong way; the abaas takes that girl, A. comes in the guise of a beautiful woman, kills the abaas, but his soul escapes like a bird from a cut heart; A. brings his wife to the middle world, after a long struggle, defeats the abaasa who jumped out of the hearth]: Efremov 2000, No. 1:49-79; dolgans [the horse gave birth to a boy, Atalamia, a hero; ordered to skin her, quilt, the skin became a horse, the young man rode it; seven Siberian girls (white cranes) from the upper world are swimming, A. steals one's clothes, friends pick up the unclothed one; A. comes there where the top of the sky rests; the three daughters of the Ursa Major are trying in vain to roll it, their belts are torn; the three daughters of the Pleiades are trying to show the wrong way; the abaas takes that girl, A. comes to in the appearance of a beautiful woman, kills abaas, but his soul ran away like a bird from a cut heart; A. brings his wife to the middle world, after a long struggle defeats the abaasa who jumped out of the hearth]: Efremov 2000, No. 1: 49-79; northeastern (Verkhoyan) Yakuts: Illarionov et al. 2008, No. 19 [when Eujuyen goes hunting, his younger brother Khudzhugur stays at home; seven Siberian birds arrive each time, they ask if Yu has left, they go down to play; when Yu returns, nothing has been done, XX replies that he overslept; Yu hides, grabs one Siberian, he turns into a girl, B. takes her as his wife; she asks XX what to give him to return her fluff (feather clothes); XX replies that frogs, beetles, worms, snails; she collects them for him, he pulls out her fluff, she flies away; Yu flies on horseback to the upper world ; the bird advises to become an ermine, pinch his wife's child; she arrives to scream, Yu plucks her fluff, she dies; Yu flies to Mr. Pleiades, Lord of the Month, Lord of the Sun, gets everyone's daughter ; dresses his Siberian wife in her clothes; heavenly wives come, think that their husband is dead; the daughter of the Pleiades can turn a deceased person 3 years ago into a person lying unconscious; daughter of the Month - do how as if he just fell asleep, daughter of the Sun, so that he could run right away; each jumps over a corpse, reviving a woman; when they see that she is a woman, they fly away; Yu returns home with his wife]: 219-229 ( other translations of the same text in Khudyakov 1890, No. 3:74-80; Ergis 1964, No. 55:188-191); Ergis 1967b, No. 173 (summary of Khudyakov's record and an archival text of unknown dialect affiliation) [senior The brothers are smart, the younger one is silly; the eldest married a Siberian girl (crane) he caught swimming (or dancing); the youngest finds and returns her feathers; she flies away; the eldest comes for her to the upper world; burns her feathers, she dies; with the help of heavenly shamans - daughters of the Sun, the Month and the Pleiades - she revives her wife; returns home, lives happily; her younger brother becomes a hero]; Yakuts (central; Taragaysky nasleg of the Megino-Kangalassky district) [Siberian land is formed, on all sides of the sea and mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, in which fish, birds and animals are formed. In the middle is the sacred Aal Luuk Mae tree, which has 8 branches. Aal Luuk Mae ejects yellow ilte, which is the life-giving moisture for animals, birds and inhabitants of this land. The sacred tree plans to reach its top land of the Upper Abaas and destroy them, but abandons this sinful idea and grows into the land of the horse deity Joshogyop Ieyehsita, turning there for the best horse riding. Jyoshogyoy Toyon does not offend the sacred tree against the abaasa. With its lower roots, the tree wants to grow to the lower abaas and destroy them, but also abandons this sinful idea and grows into the tract of cattle deities, the host spirits of the Middle World, becoming hanger for white milk products. The spirits that own the land do not offend the sacred tree to the lower abaas. The sacred tree is surrounded by a fertile valley with a crystal house. Its owner is a lonely hero Dyyray Byögyo (DB), the son of a Horse. One morning, when DB goes out into the yard, the wind blows, and a black cloud appears that looks like a bear's skin. It splits above DB's head, and an exhausted, almost naked man falls out, calls himself, asks to hide from the persecution of the abaasa. This is Ayyi hero Erbehtey Bergen (EB), who lives in a country so far away that birds fly there, laying eggs three times along the way. He has been persecuted by Sollong Tuigun abaas for 9 years. Until now, he has run away from it, turning into a hundred species of fish in the Lower World, a hundred species of four-legged fish in the Middle World, and a hundred species of winged fish in the Upper World. DB doesn't know what to do with a person. To hide is not to find peace, to allow the Abaasa to kill the hero of Ayya is an honor to lose. He stomps his foot on the frozen ground, makes a hole, hides his EB there. He puts on armor and waits for an abaasa. A whirlwind came from the south and it became dark. A three-headed bird arrives with three eyes and claws like a walk, flies around the DB country three times, sits on a sacred tree, and demands that electronic devices be issued. After shedding his skin, he turns into an iron hero abaasa with one leg, one hand, and one eye. DB is frightened, but does not show fear and replies that he will not betray a person and is ready to fight. They fight for a month, at the end of the second DB, the Abaas wins. The heart and liver are sacrificed to the goddess of war Yrya Biebeideen, the daughter of the Cloud, and scatters the ashes over the sea. Three crows fly out of the ashes that floated on the waves. They shout that in the future they will harm DB, they soar into the sky. DB bathes after washing himself from the evil spirits of the Abaasa. He goes to that place, pulls the EB out of the hole. They live in peace and friendship and sleep in the same bed. DB wakes up one night singing EB. He sings that DB is illegitimate, that he has only one mother and 50 fathers, that his homeland is much worse than the homeland of EB, that he, EB, came here well done, and at work for DB he lost weight and I fainted that it was time to go home, and if DB followed him, he would kill him. He's leaving. DB decides to follow him and asks Joshogy Toyon to specify the horse intended for him. A fresh wind is blowing, and a saddled horse descends from the sky. The hero passes through his land, another one is visible. He remembers that he did not say goodbye to his native places. He turns his face towards the house, blesses the arrow to stick the point into the main horse riding, and shoots. He appeals to the spirits who are the owners of the hearth and native land. He sends the horse to the south. The land of Ayia is coming to an end. He passes through a country inhabited by shamans and shamans, a country inhabited by dead sorcerers whose ashes were not accepted by the holy land, reaches a country blazing with fire. It's a fire burning, whole bears, deer and moose roast around in horns. DB jumps off the horse, turns it into a tree and kicks it aside. Eat better pieces, sleeps. He sees an almost naked man with a huge head and a huge belly. The ragged man says that his name is Ukumal, the son of the Beggar, reproaches the alien: such a hero took away from the poor beggar food sent to him by the spirit master of the taiga; he will tell eight about this shameful act countries, seven uluses. I'm ashamed, he wants to catch the ragged man, he runs away. DB is going further south. The horse got up. He says that he comes from the best stallion and best mare, Yuryung Aiyi Toyona, and was born to become a DB horse. DB himself was born to Yuryung Aiyi Toyon, the youngest of three daughters, and his father is Khaardiyr Mokhsogol, the hero of heaven. When DB was in his mother's womb, his grandfather Yuryung Aiyi Toyop arranged a ysyah in honor of the deity of horses and cattle, and when he was presented with a yellow ilge choroon in the womb the boy kicked the goblet with his foot: the yellow ilge splashed by one quarter - many calves, foals and newborns died this year. We thought, if this boy is still so naughty in his mother's womb, what's next? Shamans caused the mother to give birth prematurely and settled the premature baby in the Middle World to become the ancestor of humans. DB is happy to listen: their fate is patronized by celestials. It's going further south. In one country, he is greeted with wine and food by three beauties. As soon as the horse sees them, it releases golden wings, flies between the clouds, says Dyyray Bøge that this is the witchcraft of a murdered abaasa, from whose ashes three crows flew: they turned into women and now they lure the owner into the abyss. The horse also overcomes the second obstacle - the Sea of Fire. He calls for help from his brother, a horse named Aiyi Dutuy, and his owner Kyun Tuygun. With their help, the Sea of Fire flies over. When they fly, a stone ball falls on top of them - it almost killed them. The sea is starting to cool down and there is no trace of it. It's all raven magic. Kyun Tuigong blesses DB, promises to help him, and flies to the Eastern Sky. DB continues his journey, sees EB, but does not kill, and goes after him to look at his sister Aptala Kuo. They see the sacred Aal Luuk Mae tree and nine horse riders. The DB horse is heading to the first one. At this time, cowgirl Simehsin Emeehsin Emeehsin looks out of the house and tells her owners Hangyryyr Haan Toyon and Kyngyryyr Haan Khotun about the arrival of the heroes. Those who thought their son was dead, EB parents don't believe at first. When they see the heroes, they hurry to receive them honorably. The celebration begins, but EB sits gloomy. The DB thought he was plotting a bad thing. The elderly Hangyryyr Haan Toyon and Kyngyryyr Haan Hotun ask the servants to lift their eyelids that have fallen from old age. A boy and a girl pick up silver hooks and raise the elders' eyelids. The old man and the old woman look at the visitor and share their impressions. The husband compares him to himself when he was young and strong. The wife says that a visitor is much better than her younger husband. DB is offended and tells EB's parents about his ingratitude. Hearing threats from a visitor, Kyngyryyr Haan Hotun asks her husband for advice. Old Hangyryyr Haan Toyon: Let the young people figure it out for themselves. The old woman asks the hero to calm down, gives a drink of koumiss. The hero calms down. The old woman pulls out the pz happahchy, the closet where the girls sleep, a folding golden table, a gold plate, golden forks and spoons, walks around DB three times and begins to put it all in his bosom. Then he takes a puppy from Happahcha. "As a thank you for saving our son, we are giving you a puppy that is dear and close to us. Let DB live happily with the puppy, let them light up an unquenchable hearth, build a house, and put up a golden horse ride." DB: It's like not giving a puppy, but marrying her daughter. The hero goes home. Halfway through, he thinks: "I went to a distant country, suffered a lot and what did you get a puppy in return?!" Decides to throw the puppy away. But the puppy does not lag behind, whines. The hero again puts him in his bosom. He returns to his native places. His wealth did not decrease, but increased. DB releases the horse into the wild, and puts the puppy in happpakhchi. When he wakes up in the morning, the house is cleaned and the food is cooked. Dinner is prepared in the evening. The next morning, DB pretends to hunt, but turns into a fly at the edge, comes back, hides on the ceiling by the beam. A puppy comes out of the happahcha, runs around the house, sniffing the hero's trail, kicks into bed, sheds his skin, turns into a girl. Starts cleaning and cooking. DB turns into himself, wants to hug a girl. She slips out, puts on her skin, turns into a puppy. DB is going hunting. The next day he turns into a fly again, comes back, hides, grabs the girl, manages to throw her skin into the fire. The girl wraps her arms around the pole with her legs and sits like this. The DB house is crystal, rotating around an axis. A handsome man arrives from the east and cannot open the door. He says that his name is Toyon Joburuoptai, a hero, he is the son of Erian Toyona and Ebiriechin Hotun, his country is far away, birds reach it, laying eggs seven times along the way, and runners multiply nine times. Asks me to open the door The girl doesn't pay attention. DB hears a voice and comes back. The hero says that DB took away his name, Aitala Kuo, for which he paid dowry to her brother Erbahtey Bergen. DB: I earned the right to Aitaly Kuo not by paying dowry, but by a heroic feat. The heroes fight and swear that if one dies, the rest will not answer to Yuryung Aiyi Toyon. They shoot with a bow. The first is a visitor, but the DB turns into a triangular prison, the arrow flies by. When Dyyray is shot, the visitor turns into a bird, and the arrow also flies by. For the second time, the opponent's arrow passes below the heart, above the DB liver, hitting an artery. DB aims upwards, an arrow hits Toyon Joburwantai's heart and liver. DB has a hard time entering his house, lying down, falling asleep in a dead sleep. His horse takes the form of a hawk, flies into the sky, tells the heavenly messenger about the death of his owner, and asks Yuryung Ayyi Toyon and Jilga Haan to tell about it. Yuryung Ayyy Toyon orders to call three heavenly scribes, the younger heavenly shaman Aiyi Jargyl and three execution heroes. Three heavenly scribes establish: Yuryung Aiyi Toyon had three daughters; the youngest Egiliene Kuo was married by the heavenly hero Khaardiyr Mohsogol. In the ninth month of his daughter's pregnancy, Yuryung Aiyi Toyon celebrated the deity of horses and cattle. The choroon, filled with yellow ilge, was presented to Father Egiliene Kuo. The baby in the womb kicked the goblet, and ilge splashed. Three days later, horses and cattle began to die as a result. The unborn child was convicted of an unworthy act, and fearing that such a mischievous man would not live, his mother was brought to the Middle World. There she was given permission as a premature baby. Egiliene Kuo left her son in a horse pen and returned to her homeland. The boy was found by the spirit mistress of the land, Aiha Michil, gave him the name DB, the son of the Horse, because she found him in a horse pen. His opponent Toyon Joburuontai hero is the son of Erien Toyona and Ebiri-Echchin Baay Khotun, who come from the deities Iei-iehsit and Aiysyt. Aitaly Kuo, predestined by Odun Haan and Tyiys Haan, should become the wife of DB. Toyon Joburuontai must not die; he must be saved. A younger heavenly shaman is sent to the Middle World, accompanied by three heavenly heroes. The shaman camlates to revive Joburontai the hero, sends him to the Eastern Sky. Aitaly Kuo still sits the same way, with his arms and legs tightly wrapped around the pole. He looks at the wounded hero, regrets it. He gets up, prepares the balm to treat DB. The ceiling opens, a bird of prey grabs Aitala Kuo and flies to the sky. DB's wound heals, gets up, sees traces of a bird of prey, drives north, recognizing autumn by bad weather, winter by snow, summer by heat. He approaches the Sea of Fire, decides to propitiate the spirit of the owner of the sea with a victim of horse hair, but the victim is not accepted. He guesses that these are the intrigues of Har Suorun, known for his greed. He asks him to open his mouth wide. The Sea of Fire is gradually beginning to fade, and something like a wide mouth opens up. Riding a horse, a hole slips through his jaws and reaches Icchi's stomach. Together with the horse, they destroy the inside of the monster and get out of it. After that, the Sea of Fire disappears. The Second Sea of Fire. You can hear the singing of Oblak's daughter Yrya Biebeideen, whom Dyyray once treated with the heart and liver of Abaasa Syung Jaasin, who was killed by him. In gratitude, she says that Timir Nuoracin, the kidnapper of his wife Abaasa, lives across this Sea of Fire, and he will be transported across the sea by the sea carrier Otorulla, a shaman. Dyyray sends the horse home and waits for the carrier. Otorulla shaman scolds ungrateful Timir Nuorajin, who did not donate anything for the transportation, asks DB to feed him. DB takes three hairs out of his pocket, talks them to turn them into three bald black bulls, and gives them to the carrier. Old Otorulla rejoices, transports DB across the Sea of Fire, blesses him for exploits. DB goes north, reaches stone mountain, black smoke is coming from the top. He understands that this is the kidnapper's home. He turns into a Yeokseku bird, goes down to Timir Nuoracin's house through a chimney, turns into himself, sees Aitaly Kuo chained to the wall. After consulting with his wife, he turns into a triangular jail, hides behind the stove. When Timir Nuorajeen arrives, Aytali Kuo lulls his incredulity with flattering words. He makes the Abaas repeat the spell after her so that the prison kills him, gives the abaasa prison and tells her to throw him into the sky. When it falls, it kills the abaas and the DB turns into itself. Ayyu people turn into birds and fly to their homeland. The DB country became even more beautiful while he was driving. DB and his wife bow to the sacred tree Aal Luuk Mac. Aitala Kuo propitiated the spirit mistress of the earth with eight horsehair. Then mares are milked, koumiss is cooked, and ysyakh is arranged. Aitaly Kuo turns to feed the spiritual owners of the land, hearth and taiga. DB and Aitaly Kuo become the ancestors of people]: Yemelyanov 1980, No. 3:22-33; Western Evenks (Kirensky): Vasilevich 1966, No. 35 [the house was like a storage shed on stilts; when her husband left, his wife raised a ladder; Chingit picked up his dropped mittens, her husband's hat, came to the house, began to sing an ordinary song; the wife replies that the voice is a stranger; chingit shows first the mittens, then the hat, the wife lowers the ladder, Chingit takes the woman away; the husband asks the pine tree, she refers to the larch, the larch replies that the wife has been taken away by chingit; the husband breaks into Chingit before he kills his wife, kills him with an arrow, returns him wife]: 322-324; Pinegina et al. 1952 [Sictan's wife tells him to throw his mittens into the plague hole when he returns, then he will open it; he forgets his mittens in the forest, they are picked up by Gadar and Gelon flying across the sky; they throw them to his wife S., she unlocks them, they carry her away; S. shoots at them, arrows break pieces of stone from their bodies; the deer brings S. to the country where G. and D.; S.'s wife burns a red squirrel in which their strength is; S. kills them, returns his wife]: 67-69; Western Evenks (Podkamennaya Tungusska: Vanavara) [the wife tells Kurivulu that she is afraid to be alone when he and his two brothers hunt; K. builds a house on on stilts, raised his wife there; killed a deer while hunting, began to fresh, saw Mangi on his wings carry his wife {text is cut off}]: Vasilevich 1947:137; Baikal Evenks (Barguzin) [Karatkakan Noyen, in the form of a bird, carried Dolodai's seven daughters with his foot; the youngest Suvudangina became an eagle, flew back; says that Kuludai's hero from the south will not be able to defeat KN, only Arsalan Bakshi in the east will win; Flies there, becomes his wife, gives his two eagle feathers for his arrows; KN comes, scolds AB, he leaves the yurt, while KN kidnaps S.; AB pursues, they fight as deer and saiga , elk and wild boar, then people; their horses go to where the objects in which the lives of heroes are located; KN has an arrow in a box in his sister's hand, AB has a saw; con. AB manages to swallow the saw so that the enemy does not take possession of it, AB breaks an arrow, kills KN, takes his wives]: Georgi 1936 (Western 1772): 233-235 (translated from the German original to Voskoboynikov 1958:172-177); Baikal Evenks (Barguzin) [father, elder, middle brothers leave, disappear; the youngest is walking, the old man teaches how to ride a heroic foal; at the crossroads there is a stone with the inscription "Right Road black, left white"; the young man's father walked on the right, brothers on the left, he walks on the right; the old woman teaches him to go to Chagan-kan, around his house there is a river of blood, the banks are made of human bones; gives the pestle to throw if C.'s daughters will chase; the horse carries C. to the roof of the house, tells them to change the barrels of poisonous and eternal water; steps over one of C.'s daughters, jumps away, C.'s daughters are chasing, they can neither lift nor bypass the abandoned pestle, stop chasing; comes to the daughter C., whom he has stepped over, now she is his wife; they find the remains of the young man's father, revive them with eternal water; the young man takes his father, wife and an old woman with an inscription, goes to look for brothers; throws a girl who threw his brothers at her into a hole, pulls out her brothers; an old man comes, asks for a knife, hides in a hole, there was a soul in that knife young men; young man goes down in belts, girl shows where the knife brought by the devil, the young man takes it, changes barrels of poisonous and eternal water; the devil drinks poisonous water, dies, drinks after him, his wife dies devil; brothers pick up the girl and riches, cut off the rope; the young man is injured, the mouse hits, she eats grass, recovers, he also recovers; C.'s daughter is sacrificed a snake, the young man puts him in his mouth a birch tree, a snake kills; falls asleep, throws it into the water; the girl pulls it out, revives it; the young man saves the spider's children from the fire, he gives the net to rise to the upper world; the young man appears at the brothers' wedding under the guise of old man, takes his form; stays with three wives, older brothers tied to horse tails]: Voskoboynikov 1958:72-79 (=1973, No. 18:80-89); Far Eastern Evenks (Olekminsky District Yakutia) [against his wife's wishes, Hickteney goes hunting; sees the Eagle carry his wife west; H. follows, comes to his blind mother, who lost him 20 years ago; she says that the eagle is Chadanai , his soul is in a red squirrel; gives a horse; the old father says that you have to go without stopping with those who will ask them to come in; they are not people, but dogs, snakes; H. kills the squirrel, returns wife]: Voskoboynikov 1960b, No. 7:33-38; Far Eastern Evenks (Uchursko-Zeisky): Voskoboynikov, Menovshchikov 1951 [{also started in Vasilevich 1947:275}; Torganay hunts, his younger brother Chanykoy stays at home, dirty; T. is surprised that he has become clean; C. admits that two female swans wash and comb it; C. grabs one, T. hides her clothes, marries her; three days later, his wife with her clothes and C. disappear; the three-headed eagle tells him to go west, catch a wild deer with a broken horn, a silver bridle; on it, T. comes to the foot of the mountain, turns the deer into a stump, himself into a child; an eagle brings him to him; T. ties himself to his leg, so he gets to the top of the mountain; finds his young son, he is nursed by Chirkumai; his mother and her sister go down, T. cuts his wife's plumage with an ax, the sister flies away; their son Huruguchon wants to marry the daughter of the Sun; she is guarded by a one-legged, one-armed Awasi; he eats half a berry with half a spoon; H. flies in (the text breaks off)]: 185-191 ( similar text in Vasilevich 1966, No. 15:263-267); Myreeva 2009b (probably Uchursky): 128-145 [in the depths of years gone by at the mouth of five deep-water rivers with thundering valleys and blazing capes, under a young man Tyvgunay appeared as a sprawling tree; he does not know where he came from; he made a bow, saw two ducks, but does not shoot (maybe they belong to people, it will be bad if I kill); they fly away, sing: grateful that you did not kill; one says she left a thimble on the bump, tells him to take it - he will help; T. came to the camp, there is a rich leader; promises a daughter to someone who pulls a pierced bow out of the ground; no one maybe; T. did not try it, returned under his tree; a man is sitting there, saying that he is his older brother (his name is Cholbon Chokuldai), looking for him for several years; T. talks about the leader, his daughter and bow; HF: enter my horse's left ear, there's food; go into the right ear - there are clothes; T. gained strength, dressed in armor, both drove on a huge heroic horse; HC pulled out his bow, the shaft broke, the arrow flew to the sky ; the brothers flew on horseback to the upper world to find out where the arrow had hit; there were people like mosquitoes, cattle like spiders; smoke from the ground, half charred old man and old woman; old man: liver disease, give me some liver; old woman: they gave it to me to make my skins, if I give it to you, I will be hit on the head with a gold poker; then the same about the brain (they will hit me on the head with a poker); then the old woman to the old man: when you were young and you were defeated by heroes, flew to the upper world, taking us with them, I left a two-year-old boy HCH on larch, and a six-month-old T. under a branched tree; when they heard, the brothers broke into plague, parents were happy; mother: there are invincible heroes in this country; they are now lying because some death from the middle world took half of their bodies away from them; they are us they fry on fire and ask who we left in our homeland; gathered shamans to find out who could not predict are being killed; the brothers fed their parents, went unnoticed in the chum of heroes; the shaman became spinning: the young men who released death are here; the heroes do not believe, they want to cut off the shaman's head; she asks the young men to show up not to be killed; two heroes Singkeltuken Eden (SE) and Begaltukan Eden (BE) ask the brothers to return their full bodies, because it is shameful to kill cripples; they did; during the battle, HC sees nothing, begins to weaken; his horse tells him to hit him with a silver hatchet, then he will see a raft with a smoke smoke attached to his horse; he is divorced by an old woman, she must be killed; HH did it; SE offers to take a break, leads to him, offers to sit down; HH fails and flies down; SE addresses someone below: I let you down the strongest hero; in response: if he drives cattle in front, they would keep them alive for several days; HCH throws lumps of clay, they turn into cattle; HH leads into the chum, where people are smoked and eaten; the old woman says to HC: if you smell this country, you won't come back to the ground; HC and the local leader look at each other for 30 days without closing their eyes; then the leader closed his eyes Three days later, the second; HC saw a bell above him and a hole in the upper world far above; became a spider, then a bird, crawled, flew; jumping into the hole, became human again, then the bell rattled; the monster leaned out: let the people of the middle world continue to come to me with their cattle, then sometimes they can return; so shamans pay for cattle; HC led SE to fight against the rock where the sky comes into contact with with earth; there the sky is like scissors; HF was the first to jump, the sky cut off the tip of the horse's tail; when SE jumped, he was cut in half; HC found T.; he was barely alive, his enemy BE too; BE fired an arrow, ordering him to hit at the sea and bring it to him; the arrow did it, the fish is the soul of HCH; T. sends an arrow to the larch for a little swallow; it is about to slip into the hole in the upper world; T. remembered the thimble, threw it, he plugged the hole, the arrow brought the swallow; BE: none of us will win, we will not fight anymore, we will exchange souls; T. and HC took their parents and returned to earth; T. married the girl who gave the thimble, and HC is on the daughter of a hero whose bow pulled out], 150-154 [each time Tenenge does not give a roe deer to hunters; once they beat him terribly with twigs; he weakened, called the roe deer; she tells him to go to the lake, geese will arrive, their wings will take off, we must choose the best ones; geese are trying to take away their wings, T. struggled to overcome her, she gave birth to a boy, took her parents to the upper land; her father tells me to go to bring scattered flour; the roe deer shows where it is, tells squirrels, chipmunks, birds to collect; then the roe deer tells us to go to the lake, collect moss, give the elk that will come to the middle of the lake; T. gave, climbed on horns, they became earth; T. went, two boys shoot a bow; T. opened his mouth, caught an arrow with his mouth, and the other boy missed; T.: this is my son (whose arrow he caught); T. gave the flour to the old man; that wife does not give, orders to bring the lost prison; the roe deer leads, T. took the prison; made the raft, pierced a huge huchen with a jail, and when he hits him; T. fell into the water and died]; 2013 (Uchursky) [Torgandun and his younger brother Chanikol lives alone, not born a woman; T. realizes that he did not come down from the sky (otherwise there would be dew on his neck), did not rise from the lower world (he would have left a footprint), but grew like grass; C. 35 years have been lying in the mud in the plague; two girls from the upper world flew in, washed C., cleaned everything up; the same for the next two days; C. is forced to tell his brother everything; T. tells him to grab the girls tomorrow, and he he will be in ambush himself; hides under a pile of chips; the youngest swan girl feels T., does not go down, the eldest Gakhantyma decides to go down, even if she has to become T.'s wife; C. grabbed a swan girl, she tried to fly away, but T. grabbed them both, took away their clothes, hung them on top of the horse riding; one day T. went hunting, G. asked C. if he would like to ask him to cut down the horse riding; he asked for a tendon cauldron, cut down the horse riding in the evening; G. knocked over the boiling pot on C. died, and G. flew away wearing her swan clothes; the crow does not know where to look for G., sends him to the crow sitting on horse riding; the raven asks T. to kill a deer for him, points to deer that can take T. to the mountain on the edge of the world; next to a larch with a three-headed eagle's nest; you have to kill deer, kill with an arrow eagle, pretend to be an eagle, the eagle raises to the nest, will feed; you have to make a tambourine out of reindeer skins; prevent the eagle from sleeping; and when he falls asleep, tie yourself to his feet, hit the tambourine; with fear the eagle will carry to the meadows of the upper world; there are many deer in the upper world; G. in clothes through which you can see the body, through her body bones, through her bones the brain; 33 copper and iron boys serve her; they hit deer foreheads in front of T.'s eyes, T. lost consciousness; waking up, followed in the footsteps; the same again at the house of beautiful Solkokchon; T. meets a teal to the female, who is lurking child G.; younger sister G. again does not tells them to go down, but G. goes down to feed the child, T. leaves the shelter, tears her swan clothes, finally marries; their son grew up quickly, his mother gave him the name Yvulchen; I. grabs a female deer by the leg, she flies with him to a mountain in the upper world; says that he is destined for the daughter of the owner of the upper world, Gevan the old man, who rides seven stars; leaves his giant brother with him, who first tries to kill I ., throwing it up, then offers competitions; 1) raise a cast-iron ball frozen into the ground, 2) jump with balls placed at a great distance from each other (I. does everything); the hero of the upper Cholbondor ("riding Venus") is satisfied, gives I. to the upbringing of his sister; (hereinafter about the struggle of the heroes of the upper world and the exploits of son I.)]: 41-83; Far Eastern (?) Evenks [while Torganay and his brother are hunting, three-headed Kadanay carries his wife by air; the mare gives birth to a heroic horse for T.; he drives T. to a river dotted with human teeth and bones, teaches say that the river is good, the water is decreasing; the horse slips through the cliffs, crushed; T. takes not black, but white foam, lubricates the bones, the horse comes to life; brings him to the rock, turns into a berry meadow ; girls come down, T. sticks a needle to one of them's headscarf; T. cuts down K.'s two heads; his wife orders to burn three squirrels, K. and his rock house disappear, T. returns his wife home]: Varlamova 2004, No. 5:164- 174; Evenks of China [Ayijilun is the daughter of an old hunter, his mother died; it became difficult to hunt: the demon king with a horn on his head declared the animals his own, sent an owl to watch; if she found a hunter, the king's servants killed him; the young man Lunjischan is kind and strong; he drove away the demon king's servants sent to kidnap A.; everyone hopes he will marry L.; but the demon king sent servants again, they poisoned the dog, put L to sleep . and her father, L., was brought to the king; L. goes after her; birch, bindweed give their leaf, stalk as magic means; L.'s horse flies, in the court of demon king L. turns into a worm on a birch leaf; in this L. climbed into the servant's pants, got inside the palace; around it is said that the demon king's wedding with A. is being prepared; L. took his form, the bindweed stem tied the demon king like a rope, L. killed him; L. and A. rode home on horseback; the poisoned dog came to life; A. and L. are still celebrating their wedding day]: Bäcker 1988, No. 25:183-189; Evens: Kozlov 1956 [someone demands that a person give him to wife's older sister; he refuses, someone hides the sun for three days, has to give it back; the same with the middle and younger; the man goes to look for them, marries a girl; she forbids entering the barn; man comes in; one-legged Cholare, chained to a pole, asks him to be released; the man frees, he takes his wife; the man finds sisters, each saying that C. was chained by their husbands; the man helps the deer, burbot, a cowshed builder; they help him, he kills C. and his mother]: 286-296; Novikova 1958 [Umesne's wife is carried away by a cedar tree that has turned into a big bird; for the first time W. catches up and takes his wife away, the second kills his wife and cedar; goes to look for his wife; the old woman tells him to cut down the larch on which the cedar nest; W. finds a cedar with silver feathers in the nest; the old woman turns into a girl tells him to go home; his wife is at home]: 50-52 (=1987:49-51); 1987 [Upon returning from hunting, Omochon learns that his two wives have been taken away by three brothers, his three sons have been killed; O. comes to his eldest wife, she tells him to pretend to be a servant who is unable to pull a bow; warns the younger one; feeds him secretly to restore his strength; brothers laugh, let them shoot; O. kills them with arrows; their father suspected that O. was a hero; asked him to take out his heart and eat his process; O. could not hit the old man with an arrow; carves out his heart, but did not eat the process; took his wives, returned home]: 86-89%; (see also K24 motif: lots of texts).

Amur-Sakhalin. Nanais: Medvedev 1992 [Susu-Na slept for 15 years in the ruins of a camp; he was a baby when the immortal Malym Mafa stole everyone in full; the old woman gives SN his grandfather's clothes, he becomes as a hero, goes to horned people; on the way he saves the wader's nest that has fallen into the water, he promises to help; stays at the witch's house, she tries to kill him at night, but he puts a cauldron instead of himself ; does not enter the barn, where the crossbow calls the witch, the arrow pierces her; the bird Cory carries the beauty, SN hits Cory with an arrow, calls the rescued bride, leaves her with the old woman; comes to Cory; he already in the form of a man, dies, saying that MM's soul is an iron man Saika, he is in a tiger's skull, a skull under one of the hummocks in a distant swamp; the sandpiper flies after MM's soul and throws the little man's SN when SN fights MM; SN tears off the little man's arms and legs, MM is immobilized and left to die; prisoners are released; SN learns that five suitors are competing - who will get the bride SN; SN comes, wins easily in shooting (hits a bee, while others can't hit a crow and a sparrow), throws grooms into the river; returns with his wife to their native places]: 248-262; Sunik 1958, No. 4 (Kur-Urmiysky) [well done entering the house, Where is old Sangani with iron hair; she would kill him, but the beauty summoned her to fight and was seriously wounded herself; the iron satka orders to get a three-legged one-eared golden hare and a nine-planted bear; Well done, he catches and ties the hare; the bear almost killed him, but beautiful Khumsikani came down from the sky, defeated her; well done, brought a hare, a bear, his wife recovered; once she sent her husband to catch fish, but he came back, started hitting her {it's not clear why}; she left, taking away all the food, all the birds and the game; well done, he loses consciousness from hunger, finds himself in the underworld; like on earth, he lives with a local beautiful; she makes a paper horse, turns it into a real one, he returns to earth to his two wives; his wife was taken away by Borolda Bonga; well done comes to him; there is beauty, her jewelry is frogs and crayfish; he fights with B.; a bird from a tree throws him a golden box, an egg in it, B.'s life in the egg; well done breaks an egg; brings home a third wife]: 136-139; Shimkevich 1896:75-81 [wife defeats three people (one of them with a boar's head) who come to work; but a fly (a man from the underworld) overcomes her, drags her away; the husband comes to the cannibals, pretends to eat human, himself hides her in the chimney; at night he lies down with the woman, but her skin is covered with needles; the husband comes to the house a fly, finds his thin wife and daughter a fly; she says that her parents' souls are in a balloon, who hangs in the sky; the husband knocks him down with an arrow, pulls out two black eggs, breaks a fly on his forehead, he dies; the husband returns with four wives (old, daughter fly, cannibal and her sister)] ; the Orochi [the ox tells the owner to go to the sea, 12 swans will arrive, take off their clothes, become girls; we must hide the youngest's plumage; she clapped her hands, created a rich house, fed her, put her to sleep; he woke up - neither at home nor girl; the ox reproaches that the young man did not make her wife; we must sow two sunflower seeds, they will grow to the sky; we must climb them; stars are the roots of trees in the upper world; ox also tells him to get into one ear, get out of the other, the young man is great and handsome; the young man hit his head against the sky, it parted, he saw houses, in one of them that beauty; her father gives difficult problems, the girl helps to solve; 1) recognize the bride among three chickens (she will raise her wing, there is a white feather); 2) find out among 12 girls with curtained faces in the same dresses (the bride is glued to clothes needle); 3) find and bring three arrows fired in different directions; the bride tells you to choose a frozen skate, his hair is in the opposite direction; gives a bottle of medicine to heal wounds; the first arrow in the side sturgeon; the young man took the arrow, cured the sturgeon; the second was brought by the mice to their queen; the young man ate the horse; the mouse returned the arrow and revived the horse; the young man helped the weaker army; after the victory he found out that in their city the princess was wounded by an arrow; took out an arrow, put medicine, the princess recovered; the young man returned to the bride, her father gave it to him; one day a man decided to visit the land; his wife warned not to eat chicken; his met, given cock meat; he ate and became a rooster, so the rooster meets the morning dawn]: Aurora, Lebedeva 1978, No. 82:133-135; Udege people: Podmaskin, Kireeva 2010:100-105 [Aha dreams, that she was carried away by a seagull of keels; Egdig's brother does not believe in danger; A. disappears; the dog's skull replies that the girl was taken away by K., tells her to shoot an arrow, she will bounce, follow the arrow; the same is the bones dogs; skull and bones turn into two young men, go with E.; E. frees a jay entangled in branches; sees A. and her two sisters K. picking blueberries; the jay lures A., she sees E., they agree to defeat K. during the campaign; E. hides in the house; A. sings, the K. brothers listen, dress K. like a dead man; kingfisher, nuthatch, heron, eagle, squirrel, humpback dwarf boho - K.'s assistants they cry; only kingfisher and squirrel say they see E. hiding, K. blows them away; others do not want conflict, say that E. does not; when everyone falls asleep, E. tells the mouse to gnaw through the tendon straps; fights with K. and his brothers and assistants; they have a bowstring on their bow, their spear tip falls off, their pants fall off; E. kills K. and his brothers, beats their assistants; since then, the nuthatch has a blue back, the back of the squirrel became a frog; E. married one of K.'s sisters, the other, and gave his sister to his two companions], 142-147 [orphan Omolo ("grandson") lives with rich man Bogo; he tyrants him, O. grew up but weak with his eyesight; the dog Leho comes to him; dives into the lake, pulls out shell money, O. lives well, his fiancée Agdig; B. is jealous, asks the shaman to harm O.; he brings overseas cannibals, they take A . for his master; O. asks the fire spirit Puzya Azani for help; P. gives a fiery horse, tells the stars to ask about the road; Alcor ("dog") says that A. was hidden in a pit of water; O. takes the fish out of the pit, she turns into Agdiga; they run on a fiery horse, throw their fiery hair twice, he first entangles the pursuer, then turns into an insurmountable fire wall; the shaman who helped B. The eagle ancestor takes away strength]; Wilta [western 1938; a huge bird takes the chief's daughter; Gawhat sees how it happened; the chief gives him soldiers, tells him to find his daughter; he is lowered on ropes into a hole; a woman hides it, her cannibal husband falls asleep, G. cuts off his red hair, he dies; G. rings the bell, the soldiers pick up the woman; when they pick up G., they cut off the rope; in the house there is a devil G. finds vessels with white and red water; red water is healing, revitalizing; it revives a child hanged with a feature; the child's parents give G. a two-headed sevon (?) , he takes G. upstairs; the leader does not believe G.; his daughter and her husband come in, says that G. saved her; he marries her]: Petrova 1967, No. 8:148-150; nivhi [=Ostrovsky]: 38-40; Sangi 1989 [sister with brother grows up alone; brother sees two seals taking off their clothes (scales), turning into girls, washing themselves; he hides clothes, giving one only when she agrees to become his wife; sister tries to kill The seal is sharp, hurts her; she swims away, tells her to marry her brother herself; she braids like a woman; her brother goes to the sea, two girl seals tell him the words of their older sister (his wife) to make him a loon bowl of wood; they take it to the sea; two long-haired women catch it, tickle it; he causes thunder, they kill them; a sea lion brings him to the island; a slave shows the way; a young man puts on a slave's clothes; turning into a water flea, he jumps over two closing wolves, two bears; shamans try to cure the wounded Nerpa; the young man revives her, takes her home; his sister is barely alive there; he - successful hunter]: Pilsudski 1991:395-402

Japan. Ainu [the young man sees the goddesses bathing, hides the clothes of one of them; hears in a dream that she is the bride of Ripun-kando-koro-kamui; he is thrown down a ladder from the sky and summoned for testing; goddess gives him a fan that causes cold and heat; a young man 1) sits in a cold house; 2) rides a fiery horse; he is sent to earth with his wife; she gives birth to a son and daughter; returns to heaven with his daughter]: Etter 1949:156- 158; Japanese: Ikeda 1971, No. 974 (including North Ryukyu) [warrior and minister Yuriwaka defeats the cannibal, abandoned on the island as a servant traitor; at home, the servant takes the place of master; the hand falcon Yu finds him, he sends a blood-written letter with him to his wife; she sends back an inkwell with a brush; the falcon brings them, but dies of exhaustion; Yu returns, his horse recognizes him, he pulls his bow, a broken tooth or a scar on his back is recognized by his old nurse; he kills servants with a bow, joins his wife; (the play on this story was first played in 1551)]: 217-218; Markova 2000, No. 3 [ Yuriwaka Daijin was awake for seven days and slept for the same amount; on the way to Edo, his ship stopped at the uninhabited island of Akaremuna; Chief Carai told the servants to keep the master on the island asleep. took his weapon, sailed off; told his wife that Y. died, bequeathed his wife to him; locked the horse in an iron stable; Yu ate oysters; sailors sailed by, picked him up; he was hired as a mower in his old house; he was recognized by a horse, he killed a karay with his bow, returned his wife], 4 [the son of the ruler Kyushu Yuriwaka suppresses the rebellion in Silla; on the way back, the brothers Karanaka and Motomas solder him, throw him on the island; his wife Yu refuses K., who puts her in prison; the falcon Yu brings her his message, dies on the way back; two years later, sailors bring Yu home; unrecognized, he participates in a shooting competition from Luka, kills brothers, returns his wife]: 17-21, 21-25.

SV Asia. Chukchi: Anonymous 1958 [written in 1955 in Uelen; while husband is hunting and daughter is at home, wife goes swimming in the lagoon with other women; two men take her clothes away; she follows, they change in seagulls, along with other seagulls, they take her away; in the spring, the husband and daughter go to look for bird eggs; they see a yaranga, comes in, his wife is there, a big seagull is nearby; she tells the seagulls to attack the hunter, he successfully fights off with a stick; hits the skimmer himself on the wings; other seagulls are happy because their leader forced them to carry his prey; after killing the skimmer, the husband returns home with his wife]: 70; Belikov 1982:24-27 [white the bear kidnaps the man's wife; he comes to the bears, they offer competitions; 1) jumps beyond the bear; 2) defeats the bear in martial arts; 3) play the ball with the head of a walrus (dodges, throws head, fangs pierce the bear); 4) kills the kidnapper, the bear Kochatko, with a spear; gets a bear as his wife, returns home with two wives], 46-51 [wife disappears, Rorath goes by boat to crushing rocks, between which birds fly; then the country of Kele; R. catches a stone ball, injures an enemy with it; jumps from a height, pulls out a stone thrown into the sea, wins the run; gets his wife back]; Bogoras 1902, No. 31 [approximately like Menovshchikov 1974, No. 63]: 633-634; Bogoraz 1900, No. 75 [hunger, boy and sister left, boy made onions, killed a mosquito, then gadfly, winter, bird, hare, fox, grows up , kills an elk, a bear, seals, walruses; began to look for a wife, found a home, brought his wife; she disappeared; his sister gave 5 pairs of shoes, he asked for five more; on the seashore, an old owl gives a bandage with wooden men, cuts off a piece of ice from the ice floe, tells him to swim on it; he swam across, entered the house in the rock, where the kidnapper's sister spat, the exit is closed; she wants to fresh the hero and feed her children, throws a knife, he cut off the right hand of a wooden man on a bandage; the hero threw the knife himself, cut off the woman's hand; the same left hand; throws his teeth, cut off the head of a wooden man, the hero cut off her head; killed children; became an ermine, got out, broke a hole under a stone, ran to another stone house, climbed inside, gnawed through his sleeping peritoneum, jumped inside, gnawed his heart, took his wife, brought her on the ice floe back; hits her sister to tell her if there is anyone stronger than him; sister: there is a five-headed kele on the island; brother came to him, nailed his hands with stakes, put him on a stake, cut off his wings, flew on them back home; next time my sister sends him to a woman in the east; she cut her brother to pieces, cooked it, and he was born again; she burned him - the same thing; fed her cell dog the same thing; he snatched her heart and insides, ran; she followed: give me and marry me, we'll be the strongest; he did, he didn't come home]: 196-199; Bogoras 1902, No. 49 [two cousins (each has two wives) are the best seal hunters; quarrel when unable to catch up with a small seal; he takes them to sea; the storm brings them to a deserted island; one sails away, leaving the other, takes his wives at home; Pity People sends a whale carcass to the island; a man makes a knife out of a whale rib, a fat stone, hunts deer and seals; the next summer, a traitor comes to see the bones of the abandoned one; while he climbs a cliff, another sails away in his boat; a traitor dies on the island]: 664-665; 1928, No. 23 [the orphan has five strong uncles; they defeat him in circles, kick him, trample him; he pretends to be dead, catches the Raven ; refuses to buy a knife, two sisters of the Raven, the deer; the Raven promises to make him a shaman; the young man defeats his uncle, moving the land and the sea; marries the daughter of the fifth, good uncle; the dawn takes her away; the young man stands on a spear, flies to the North Star (Cole); that wife is blind, daughter is blind in one eye; the young man makes them sighted; finds Dawn asleep, kills him, takes his wife back; now she is kidnapped by the Sun and Month; The sun creates a river of centipedes; a young man throws meat to him, crosses the river; the same episode with rivers of beetles of different colors; a young man enters the Sun; he lets a bloody sunny one around the room a disk made of wood, iron, copper; the young man turns into hair, into a needle, unharmed; the Sun throws him into the fire, the young man comes to life; takes his wife home again, promises the Sun to marry his sister; Sun and the Month come for her; a young man makes a girl out of snow; the Sun and the Month carry her to heaven; a warm wind makes her melt, kills the Sun and the Month with a blizzard], 49 [The Shaman Eagle takes the man's wife; he follows her; The falcon gives him his combat outfit; in it a man kills the Eagle; returns his wife and five other kidnapped women, takes them as wives; Eagle's mother pursues them; the eagle shamanizes, cutting off her wings, the man finishes off her wings her]: 364-367, 433-436; Kozlov 1956 [a man takes his wife hunting, an eagle takes her to the island; there are already many people there; a stick guides the hunter, he comes on the ice for his wife; the eagle's mother says that the eagle's father and He took her from the village, promises to help; tells people to hide under a huge pole; the eagle brings a whale; tries to lift a pole, he can't, his claws are stuck in a pole; people return home, no longer they hunt deer and raise domestic ones]: 48-51; Menovshchikov 1974, No. 57 [The eagle kidnaps his wife Yenavyochgyn' a; Fox teaches how to find the kidnapper; E. kills the Guard Eagle, meets his wife by the lake; tells in the evening, tire Eagle, cut off his sleeping head; returns home with his wife; enemies chase them; Fox invites enemies into the house, sets fire, enemies die]: 218-221; Dolitsky 1997, No. 2 [(Zap. P. Skoryk); Enavchegyn does not find his wife's home; the fox asks him to feed him, says that his wife was taken away by a huge eagle; tells him to go to the mountain where another giant eagle guards the path to the land of eagles, hit him with two arrows; finding his wife collecting water, tells her to cut the kidnapper's throat with a knife at night; the couple has returned, the Fox tells them to hide in the bush; when the chase comes, the Fox assures that his house puts the guests to bed, sets fire to the house, they burn down]: 7-9; coastal Koryaks [Triton takes his wife Ememkut a; he comes for her three times, killed by Triton, revived by his father Big -Raven; Spider explains that Triton keeps his heart in a box; E. takes the box, throws his heart into the fire, Triton dies]: Jochelson 1908, No. 67:227-230; Russified, probably tundra Yukaghirs: Bogoras 1918, No. 7 [A monster woman makes a man marry her; he finds another wife coming out of the ice-hole to him; the monster puts him to sleep, goes to the ice-hole, fires an arrow at the woman; the husband dives, finds his wife near death; she orders to ask for help from three Cranes; the husband approaches them, becoming a shrew, grabs the youngest by the leg; the Cranes agree to follow him; the youngest extracts an arrow from a woman's heart; a double-headed Eagle takes a woman; the younger Crane takes away his prey; the spouses are happy, have many children], 22 (p. Nizhnekolymsky District Campaign) [Lala does not find his wife at home; Vulture refuses to tell, Soyka says that the kidnapper is Raven Son; L. comes to the house to find his son there, who was also kidnapped during this time; the Armed Forces explain that the aircraft is iron, he can only be killed by fire; they help to cover his house with firewood while he sleeps; the Sun burns down, L. returns his wife and son]: 21-24, 93-94 ; itelmen: Menovshchikov 1974, No. 176 [Ememkut marries a forest woman Yanamltsyah; his father Kutkh orders him to hunt bears, pushes him into a bear den, lies down with I.; she puts on a nettle shirt, she burns K.; the bear sends E. home; K. tells her son to fish, pushes her into the water, Char sends E. home, he finds his wife K. again; K. digs a trap hole, E. pushes into it; he digs a turn, returns again, tells wolves and bears to break K.], 194 [=Jochelson (per.)]: 524-527, 570-573; Orlova 1999 [as in Menovshchikov, No. 176]: 151-154; Jochelson 1961, No. 26 [Ememkut marries Ayanomlkhchi, his brother Sisilkhan wants her for himself; calls E. to hunt bears, wolves, catch char; pushes her into a den, a wolf's lair, an ice-hole; Bears, Wolves, Goltsy feed E., send him home; S. digs a hole into the underworld, E. fails; refuses to marry underground girls; S. forces A. to marry him; she wears the prickly skin of flounder, S. I have to let her go; A. falls into the hole after E., both return; E. sends bears to carry S. and his sister Sirim, who helped him]: 181-183.

The Arctic. Asian Eskimos (Chaplino) [the husband of his younger sister is Napagun, the eldest is K'utylin; K. calls N. to hunt the island, sails away, drowning his kayak; he survives, kills the seal, whale; K. tells N.'s wife that her husband went to another woman, but she refuses to marry K.; K. comes to see N.'s bones; N. leaves in kayak K.; K. dies]: Kozlov 1956:182-184; Kodiak [ The chief's son goes after five geese; they turn into girls, bathe in the lake; he hides his youngest's clothes; she gives birth to him a son; his sister calls her a goose; she puts on her feather outfit, takes his son and flies away; the husband comes to Bird Heaven for her; on the way he sees wood splitters; chips turn into salmon and trout; the wife agrees to live with him if he does not leave the house; he looks into another house, where the birds dress up and paint; the Seagull and the Raven have not yet finished this procedure; in a panic, she paints it all black, it white; the birds are reluctant to take the person back to the ground; a raven carries, falls, turns into a floating log; a man turns into a white whale]: Golder 1903, No. 10:98-104; chugach [(=Johnson 1984:50-51); hunters forget a friend on an island ; Sea Lions invite him to their home; an old woman says that only drowned people used to come to them; a man heals a Sea Lion by removing a harpoon from his body; Sea Lions send him home; they give a boat - the stomach of a sea lion; when he reaches the ground, he throws his stomach back into the sea; (=Johnson 1984:51-52); another hunter deliberately throws the first on the island to take his wife; the abandoned does a house made of cormorant wings; one day other hunters find it; bring it home; screaming like a cormorant, he kills an opponent with this cry; takes his wife back]: Birket-Smith 1953:155-156; central yupik (lower reaches of Kuskoquim) [a good hunter is married, they live with his grandmother; he feeds a red fox at the hole; his wife disappears; he comes to the fox, she is a young woman (but then a fox again); takes him to a village where an old woman and a granddaughter; an old woman says that his wife was stolen by two brothers who can turn into wolves; a man comes to a house where his wife waits for wolves, kills both with arrows; an old woman her granddaughter gives him a bow and arrow, he kills a black bear; returns home with his wife, the fox has shown the way again]: Orr, Orr 1995:101-125; Northern Alaska Inupiate: Burkher 1989 (Cape Berrow) [ the wife disappears; the husband leaves the meat for his little daughter, goes south, sees a huge tree, a rope hangs from the hollow; he climbs it, his wife and other women are there, they are carried away by a bird man; the husband lets his wife down and others, a woman, a tree is burning; husband and wife return to their daughter; a wolf took care of her at that time, chewing meat for her]: 25-31; Curtis 1976 (20) (Kotzebue) [A month kidnaps a woman; a husband goes in search, goes to Orlitsa, lives with her; Orlitsa on the fifth attempt brings his wife, as if fainting, Orlitsa teaches her to bring her back to life, her husband lives with both wives; visits with his earthly wife parents, then they live at Orlitsa's place again, every year here and there]: 185-188; Ingstad, Bergsland 1987 (Anaktuvuk Pass) [the eagle takes the man's wife; he comes to the mountain, rises, becoming a feather; carving fire, lulls the attention of the Groundhog Watchman and then the Eagle (the smell of smoldering wood calms them down); tells the women in Eagle's house to return to where they were stolen, takes his wife, sets them on fire eagle skin hanging on the wall; eagle unable to chase]: 240-241; copper: Jenness 1924, No. 91 [two men sail to the island, one abandons the other, taking his kayak and weapon; shouts that he will take his wife and come in a year; the abandoned one finds a dead seal, a walrus, survives; when the rival returns, the abandoned one leaves in his kayak; a year later he finds his bones]: 87-88; Rasmussen 1932 [the hunter is married, the other wants his wife, kayaks off an island where both hunt seals; abandoned by witchcraft, drives a whale carcass ashore, eats whale meat all summer long; the second the hunter returns to look at his bones; when he goes ashore, the first one sails in his kayak, returns to his wife; after a while he visits the island, his enemy starved to death there]: 238-239; caribou [returning from hunting, a man finds food cooked; finds Lisa taking off her skin; grabs skins = clothes, gives it for a promise to become his wife; Wolf offers to swap wives, says that a man's wife smells like a fox; she runs away; a man follows in the footsteps - first human, then fox, comes to a hole; he is offered a she-wolf, wolverine, lemming, and other animals as his wife; he rejects them everyone, returns to the Fox Wife]: Rasmussen 1930b: 93-94; netsilic [Kiwiok hides the clothes of one of the bathing girls; others fly away as goose; wife gives birth to two sons; teaches them how to eat grass, not meat; collects feathers, flies away with his sons; K. comes to a man with a hole in his back; he cuts his fin, the chips turn into salmon; K. pretends not to see holes; man sends salmon to transport K. across the lake to the village of Geese; sons recognize father; wife married to Goose; K. returns wife]: Rasmussen 1931:373-375; polar: Holtved 1951a, No. 36 [ goose girls bathe with their feathers off; a man hides them, returns them, does not give them alone, takes her as his wife; she gives birth to two eggs, from which twins hatch; they collect feathers, fly away with their mother; a man asks his mother to make him shoes with several soles; goes to look for his wife, avoiding monsters sent by the Geese; meets a giant chopping willow; chips turn into salmon and trout; man lies that he came up to him from the front (which means he did not see his huge testicles); a giant turns his testicles into a boat, takes a man to the country of Geese; two sons recognize their father; he drives his wife's new husband away , lives with her; she gives birth to two eggs, dies; he buries him; a giant gives him a whip; with it a man kills many Geese attacking him; few are saved]: 55-59 (=1951b: 140-152; transl. Changers 1985, No. 204:412-415): 140-152; igloolik: Kroeber 1899, No. 7 (Smith Sound) [a man steals a feather outfit of Goose Girls; gives back to everyone but one, marries her; she finds the outfit hidden by her husband flies away with his sons; he follows her; comes to a giant woodworm; his chips turn into seals and walruses; he tells the man to close his eyes and carries him in a boat; sons tell their mother that the father has come, she does not believe; he comes in, she loses consciousness, dies; he buries her; she comes to life; he kills her with a spear; many geese arrive; he kills them, only two (his sons?) fly away]: 170-172; Rasmussen 1930a (hall. Fox) [like the Polar Eskimos; the husband stays with his wife in Birdland]: 265-267; Baffin's Land [the hunter hides the clothes of four bathing girls; one does not return, takes her as his wife; three others put on their jackets, fly away with geese; Goose wife accidentally stained with whale blood; attaches feathers to herself and her son, flies away with him; the husband goes to look for them; passes between the crushing rocks, jumps over a boiling pot through a fat pot; the human pelvis passes it after it copulates with it; a man with a hole in his back cuts a tree; the hero pretends not to notice a hole; the man sends it to the land of birds in a self-propelled kayak; the son recognizes his father; in the house the hero sees an old man next to his wife; both his son and his son fly away as birds; the hero manages to rip his wife's stomach, and bird eggs fall out]: Boas 1901b, No. 14:179-182; Labrador Eskimos, West Greenland (1 entry from Labrador, 4 Greenlandic) [bachelor sees women bathing, hides one of them's clothes; the rest turn into waterfowl, fly away; the wife gives birth to a son, then a second; makes wings for herself and her children from the collected feathers, all three fly away; the husband swims in a kayak to look for them; comes behind a man with with an ax, whose lower body trembles; lies that he came up to him from the front and did not notice anything special (otherwise he would kill him); gives him a new ax, for which the man tells the salmon to sit on the tail, close it eyes; the husband finds himself in a place where his sons recognize him; looks into the house, where a man with his nose upturned asks his wife to marry him; the wife asks his wife with his nose to akoy moon noticed (otherwise he would kill him); birds fly away; the wife gives birth to a son, and other women turn into seagulls, that man into a duck, the house into a "charming hill" (mountain of guano covered with turf)]: Rink 1875, No. 12:143-148; (same in Egede 1788:55-57, Rasmussen 1921-1925 (1) :364, (2) :12-14, (3): 74-76 in Hatt 1949:95; Rink 1866:91-93 in Hatt 1949:95); Greenland, Labrador [lonely Asalok names the skulls of those killed seals with his children, plays with them; one day she sees goose women bathing, steals the clothes of one of them, who becomes his wife, gives birth to three sons, teaches them to collect bird feathers and fluff, flies away with them; A. swims to look for her, the old eagle woman says that his family lives on a rock; A. enters a house where there are many people, the house immediately becomes a rock, people are seagulls, his wife and children look at him with hatred, fly away; And . returns home alone]: Millman 2004:143-144.

Subarctic. Koyukon [a woman picks berries, sees an eagle, says she would like to bury her face in his tail feathers; a man appears, he is an Eagle, takes her away; her husband is looking for her, the Eagle offers compete; a person wins martial arts by putting on Eagle pants invisible to him by an old woman; at night in the house, an Eagle becomes an eagle, a man becomes a wolverine, she eats an eagle, she does it again human; he brings his wife back]: Attla 1989:87-109; tanana [The raven comes to hunt the island with his hawk nephew; sails in the boat alone; takes the Hawk's wife; returns a year later, believing that the Hawk is dead; turns his feces into a man to guard the boat; he screams, but the Hawk jumps into the boat; when he sails away, advises the Raven to eat mice; the Raven chokes on the bone, dies; at home the Hawk kicks wife in the stomach, many crows fly out from there; Hawk lives with his wife again]: De Laguna 1995, No. 19:177-179; tanaina [Raven sails in a boat, taking his beloved of two wives with him to hunt; people from the oncoming boat takes it away; he prepares material for a large boat, tells partridges and hazel grouses to sew a leather coating on a frame of twigs; puts a wooden image of a merganser duck on the nose; that turns his head, the boat begins to sail like a duckling; he sails in it to his wife's kidnappers, takes her away, runs on the shore, hides with his wife in the steam room; in the morning he sees how high the water rose at night during storms]: Tenenbaum 1976 (2): 28-31; upper tanana [The raven brings his wife to the river to catch fish for her; the fish (obviously Salmon) jumps out three times, hits the Raven, but he still gets it; in this time the fish took the Raven's wife away; the Frog "raises" water for him so that he can descend into the fish world; there the Muskrat Slave cuts firewood for the fish, breaks the ax; fears that he will be severely punished; the Raven repairs his ax for promising to pour soup into the hearth when he enters the fish house; confused, the Raven takes his wife away, the Muskrat runs with them; the Raven tells the aquatic plants to grow thicker to detain the fish; The Frog helps to return to land; makes the Muskrat's house above the water, tells you not to go (for a long time) under water so that fish do not eat it]: Kari 1996:39-46; southern tutchoni [spouses live by the lake; another person came to live with them; pretended to be returning home; when the husband went hunting and the wife went into the water to clean the fish, the former guest grabbed and took it away; the husband sees his wife from afar, promises to return for her with her brothers; two years later they found a passage under the glacier, went to another valley; pushed a man left to watch two old women into the fire, he burned down; the old women showed the wrong way, but the husband found wife; in the evening she took her two children, quietly left the camp; everyone else was killed at night]: Workman 2000:125-128; tagish [8 brothers saw the mouse, began to push her into the water, the youngest saved her; his unloved dirty wife; she invites him to marry the daughter of the Sun; he sees smoke on the grass, enters a tiny house, there is an old woman; he falls asleep when he wakes up, finds himself in a big house, old woman she cooked a lot of food; she gives him a piece of ice, a whetstone, two pieces of dried fish, tells him to bring blue jay and hummingbird skins, buttercup stems, branches of various trees; shoot at the sky in the clearing with an arrow from the buttercup stem, then the second, then fire the rest of the arrows, they form a ladder to the sky; when he climbs it, he drags the stairs with him; he hears the bell ringing, it's the daughters of the Sun swaying on a swing (people did not know what a swing was before); wearing a jay skin, she flies up to the daughters of the sun, drives him away; then she flies up in the form of a hummingbird, the youngest of the sisters catches it, the eldest buys from her hummingbirds for a spoon from an abalone shell; in the morning, the sisters wake up, the man lies between them; the Sun sends a slave to find out what the daughters are doing, who reports that they are with a man; sisters tell the man that many men tried to marry them, but their father killed everyone; The sun sends his son-in-law to bring water, there are two eagles on the way, a man throws food to them, they let it pass; the sun puts the man in the cauldron, cooks for a long time, but he is intact, clinging to the lid of the cauldron in the form of a hummingbird and holding a piece of ice; (hereinafter referred to as the pass in the recording; the sun sends the eldest daughter with the man to the ground, gives a pen; if the husband is not faithful, the pen will get wet); they They sail in a boat to a man's parents; he sends his younger brother to bring his wife, but the boy sees only a ray of sunlight in the boat; a ray enters the house, then becomes a woman; the first wife is jealous, grabbed him when he went to get water, scratched him; the daughter of the Sun saw that the feather was wet; she turned into a ray of sunlight, disappeared; the next morning the heat increased; the first to die was the former wife, she jumped into water; the world burned down; only that man, his brother and sister, and their spouses hid under a river cliff, they had that piece of ice; the Sun's daughter's husband came back to her, the rest stayed on earth]: McClelland 2007 (2), No. 53:282-288; inner tlingits [the man has lost everything; his wife advises him to marry the daughter of the Sun; he sees smoke over the grass, there is a door to a big house, there is a Little All-Knowing Old Woman in it; she gives the man birdskin, a piece of ice, a whetstone, a bow and 8 arrows; he hears laughter in the clouds, shoots arrows, they dig into the tail, form a chain, he climbs it into the sky, puts it on blue jay skin; girls swing on a swing, drive a jay; puts on a hummingbird skin, the youngest catches a bird, takes it to bed, in the morning sisters see a man next to him; their Sun Father offers his son-in-law a test hot; a man takes a piece of ice in his mouth, unharmed; The sun tells him not to cheat on his daughter, not to meet his former wife; a man descends to earth with his new wife; every day he goes to fetch water; one day meets her first wife, she scolds her; when he returns, the daughter of the Sun puts a feather in a bucket of water, the water has become muddy, the wife returns to her father; it causes terrible heat, all people have died, in addition men, for he held a piece of ice and a whetstone in his mouth; he returned to heaven to the daughter of the Sun]: McClennan 2007 (3), No. 136:617-620; helmet [Swan chief kidnaps man's wife; husband leads warriors to high a cold country; they reach a place where the sky beats on the ground; they slip, one of them is touched by the sky; he is sent back in the boat; the wife helps her husband by putting the Swan to sleep; all Swans are killed, one hunter escapes; on the way back it turns out that the sky has frozen to the water; shamans and animals try to punch a hole; Lynx breaks his nose, since then he has been dumb; Laska makes a small hole, her others expand; the expedition returns home]: Teit 1917a, No. 11:453-455; taltan [The swan takes a woman; her husband and friends come to the edge where the sky beats against the ground; one of the participants magically slows down, people pass; walk through the country of Ducks, then Geese; the weather gets warmer as you approach Swan Land on the other side of the sky; a woman runs away with people; Swans stop I'll chase to the edge of the sky because it's getting too cold for them there; people are coming home]: Teit 1921a, No. 58:336-337; beaver [Rabbit Tail stole a man's wife, drove him across the lake; she plucked the partridge, left a trail of feathers; the husband and his men came to the old man and the old woman, found out that the KX had horns on his head, it was difficult to kill him; killed the old man and the old woman; secretly met his wife, to ask KX to sharpen her knife, make love to KX longer in the evening so that he would fall asleep more soundly; cut off his head with a sharpened knife; she did everything; because the horns were on the sides of his head, KX slept on his back, it was easy for him to cut his throat; husband and wife are running away; her husband's men killed KX's men, broke their boats on the shore, returned home]: Goddard 1916:268-270.

NW Coast. Tlingit: Swanton 1909, No. 4 [Killer whales kidnap a woman who comes to the water; the husband follows her; the Chief of the Sharks advises the husband to wish the slave's axe to split; the axe splits, the husband repairs it, for this, the slave agrees to help], 59 [the leader of Killer Whales marries a woman; when entering the sea, the husband lifts the water like a blanket; passes several villages where different types of fish live; the cod is pale, walks upside down; a man paints Cod red; Sharks show him the village of Killer Whales; while a slave floods the hearth, the husband takes his wife away; Sharks kill Killer Whales to prevent the chase]: 26-27, 215-217; Hyda (Skidgate ) [killer whales take the woman away, the man at the bottom of the sea takes her as his wife; the husband first gets to the floating seaweed, then goes down to the bottom; gives gifts to the Heron Watchman, who hides him; grabs his wife when steam envelops the room where she is sitting; returns home with her]: Swanton 1905:244-247 [see motif K27; an old man helps her husband find his wife's trace; advises giving the Heron tobacco and wicker cedar branches; The heron hides husband in his mouth; hides him again when he and his wife run away from her captors], 338-340 [The marten takes her husband to the floating seaweed; he gives the Heron cedar branches, a drill, a whetstone; the Heron hides him under with the mouse; the husband helps the slaves Raven and the Raven cut down a tree; they throw a vessel of water over the hearth to fill the room with steam; at home, the hero hides his wife in a box; one day he finds him empty, and in a box hole]; hyda (Masset) [the young man lives with his grandmother; the uncle sees that he is a good hunter, gives his daughter for him; at the request of his mother-in-law, the son-in-law gets a sea otter; the wife goes to the sea to rinse the skin, the killer whales take it away; the husband goes down to the bottom of the sea, gives mouse fat, whetstone to the Heron (sharpen her broken beak), Geese - tc! al (plant?) , they skip it, everyone explains how to overcome the next obstacle; a man makes a Tesla broken by a slave intact, he promises to pour water into the hearth; in the clouds, the couple takes his wife away; throws it behind hair from a comb (bushes), a comb (mountain); they climb a rope to the surface; the Killer Whale slave does not hold, but pushes the boat]: Swanton 1908a, No. 35:495-500; Haida O. The Prince of Wales (and the Tlingits? ; the author has "tlingits-hyda") [Gunarh's wife washes the skin of a sea otter in the sea, Killer Whale takes it away; taking Marten and Swallow into the boat, G. swims to two algae rising to the sea surface, ties a boat to them; goes down to the bottom; cuts the skin in front of blind Geese, they see the light, show the way; the slave breaks the teslo, G. glues it together, he promises to help; tells another slave to overturn a pot of water put on fire; in the cloud, couple G. takes his wife; puts something like tobacco in the slave's mouth, the slave swells, closing the passage; Geese send G. along the same path, and the pursuers are told where they dug up traps; Marten takes G. and his wife into the boat; among the killer whales, one with a double fin; shouts that he, the slave, will continue to help people; G. and his wife return]: Beck 1989: 100-112; Tsimshian [chief Gulaxnisem hunted sea otters, and their herd also included whales {probably killer whales: so on}; for this reason, killer whales kidnapped G.'s wife; he went in search; salmon pointed the road after G. painted his cheeks red and gave him a narcotic root; the following were ducks, while all the ducks were blind; they showed the way after G. cut through their eyes, although he did it badly in a hurry {what was bad is not very clear}; the bridge guard, who sounded when giving a signal to killer whales, hid G. under his cape; in the house, the killer whales they had kidnapped Salzan's slave; he was cutting wood in a hurry: killer whales were going to fry G.'s wife to turn her into a killer whale too; he broke his stone ax, G. gave him a lot of narcotic root, and he didn't notice how G. passed; spat on the axe and it was whole again; S. had two wives, both minks; they smelled G., but S. told them to go about their business; G.'s wife was already fried on one side and washed on the other; brought water, S. poured her into the hearth, G. grabbed his wife and took her away, no one noticed it in the clouds of steam; S. lay down in the doorway, blocking the way for his pursuers, he was beaten to death; G. had a knife that brought him to the ground and then to upper world; there he killed two grizzlies and a snake, married two grizzly daughters; wanted to take them to the ground, but he was allowed to go down with only his old wife]: Barbeau, Beynon 1987, No. 54:175-176; bellacula [Killer whale kidnaps Vaovalis's wife when she comes to the sea to wash clothes; in the underwater world, a slave splits a log with a wedge; V. tells the wedge to break; repairs himself; grateful the slave promises to fill the hearth with water; steam envelops the room, V. takes his wife, climbs her rope into the boat; finds the bones of his adopted son in her, who died waiting for exhaustion, for V. day is a year; V. revives it]: McIlwraith 1948 (1): 544-546; quakiutl [(no beginning?) ; Omal (Raven) comes to the Killer Whale's servant, tells his four wedges to split; he repairs it himself; the slave helps him find the Killer Whale's wife; O. hides in the wood, hugs the woman when she takes firewood; kills many Killer Whales, Ducks; returns to earth with a woman]: Boas 1910, No. 18:217-223; Heiltzuk [Vavalis sends his wife to rinse the cat's skin; the woman is kidnapped by Killer Whale; the husband follows her; The crow, Halibut, Cod reply that the woman has passed recently; the leader's slave splits the logs; V. tells his wedge to break; repairs the hearth for promising to fill the hearth with water; hiding behind clouds of smoke, takes his wife away]: Boas 1928b: 105-107; Nootka: Sapir, Swadesh 1939, No. 10 [four Thunderbird Brothers come to play a hoop with the Woodpecker; Black Bear, Crane on the Thunder Team, lose; Kingfisher, Quatyat in the Woodpecker's team, they win; the eldest of the Thunder takes the Woodpecker's wife; he sends Quatyat, he turns into a berry, the stolen one recognizes him; the woodpecker turns into salmon; tells his wife to eat it, bones carry to the river; revives, returns with his wife; see motive I3], 13 [a woman takes off the skin of a cat killed by her husband; the skin takes her to the underwater world; spirits (these are sharks) are going to cook a prisoner; husband dives, runs away with his wife; throws pointy sticks, they turn into thickets; throws fat - perfume hesitates, devouring it, fighting; husband's friend pulls fugitives to the surface by the rope; husband throws fat to sharks, they keep fighting over it]: 51-53, 63-67; poppies [like a noodle; husband rich, wife Thrush; one Thunder comes to play]: Densmore 1939:208-210.

The coast is the Plateau. Quarry [seal hunter tells new wife not to look if she hears dogs chewing; woman watches; sees first wife in Wolverine guise; she bites her in half; husband burns her Rossomokha, pushing into the earthen furnace, revives his new wife; one day he brings a white seal, asks his wife to wash the carcass; she enters the water, the marine inhabitants take it away; the husband dives, brings stones to the little fish, under which fish live, makes blind geese sighted; Satsan cuts down a tree to make the kidnapped woman fins; the husband tells the wedge to split; repairs; for this S. pours water into the fire; the husband carries wife; S. prevents the pursuers from leaving the house, Geese and Fish put obstacles in their way; the sea floods the earth to the sky; the husband kills his wife with an ax, throws it into the water; the water begins to fall; first Muskrat, Then the Beaver dive, both repeatedly bringing portions of clay from the bottom; man makes new land out of them]: Jenness 1934, No. 8:141-143; chilcotin: Farrand 1990, No. 13 [old man and boy live together; young man two wives, the old man wants them for himself; undressed, the young man climbs a tree to the eagle's nest for feathers; the old man rips off the bark, making the trunk slippery, tells the tree to grow; tells the woman to go with him to another the parking lot; the old man likes it, the other, who has a child, rejects him; the young man makes a cloak for himself with feathers and his own hair; the spider lowers the young man, letting him make a rope with a web; the young man finds a faithful wife and their son; a wife carries him in a basket; a young man beats to death an old man and an unfaithful wife], 27 [Ferret's wife (Fisher) disappears; his friend Marten makes the baby able to speak; he explains that a man took her mother away; Ferret and Marten come to the lake, ask two women about their customs, kill them, put on their skin; Marten throws salmon caviar to the girl with such force that she causes she is in pain; the girl screams that it is not her sister; at night, imaginary women cut off the kidnapper's head, run away with the kidnapped]: 29-30, 41-42; shuswap: Teit 1909a, No. 1 [Coyote wants to take possession of two wives of his son (or nephew); asks to get feathers from the eagle's nest on the rock; advises to wear the best clothes, leave them on the ground before climbing; tells the rock to grow; pulls on his wrinkled skin, puts on a young man's clothes, takes his wives; migrates with them; women Rat and Mouse make the rock low again; the young man turns his pubic hair into thickets where rats and mice now live; finds Coyote camp; leaves him his eldest wife, takes his youngest wife back], 16 [Copper kidnaps Otter's wife (Fisher); Otter and Marten brothers meet Medi's two sisters (Rat and Mouse); asking about their usual behavior, kill, put on their skin; on Marten, the skin does not cover his genitals and faces around his eyes; the younger sister of the dead notices that the Mouse looks strange; at night, the Otter and Marten cut off Medi's head, they throw them into the lake; they return home with the Otter's wife; Medi's blood drips, his younger sister thinks he's drinking; Medi's people call waterfowl to reach his head; Loon dives and brings his head, Copper revives], 53 [Coyote and his nephew are both married; Coyote turns his excrement into an eagle's nest, invites his nephew to go for feathers, leave his clothes below; raising his eyelids, makes the rock high; tightens his saggy skin, puts on his nephew's clothes, tells his wife at home that her husband is dead; the nephew sees two women downstairs, Spider and Mouse, collecting Indian hemp; four times them calls; both sing, the rock becomes low again; he makes his pubic hair better quality hemp, gives it to women; then = (1)]: 622-623, 675-677, 737-738; Thompson: Boas 1895, No. II.5 ( ntlakyapamuk) [=2002:87-88; Coyote's son has two wives, Coyote wants one for himself; sends his son to a tree for a bird; the tree grows; when the son jumps into the sky, the Coyote makes the tree low again; the young man wants pull out roots; it turns out that these are holes in the sky = stars; turns two old women into birds; spider spouses bring him down to the ground in a basket; wife and son meet him; he kills a deer, sends a Coyote for him; the Coyote drowns in the river; turns into a piece of wood; two women make a plate out of it; it eats food; they throw it into the fire; it turns into a baby; they make him a servant; they keep fog in the vessels and wasps; left alone, Coyote opens vessels, releasing fog and wasps into the world]: 17-18; Teit 1898, No. 2 [at the beginning of time, Coyote makes a son out of clay; he bathes, dissolves in water; from resin, melts in the sun; from white stone - lives, his name is Nlixentem; Loon and Duck marry him, one dark skinned, the other is light; Coyote turns their excrement into eagle chicks, asks his son to go after them a tree that tells the tree to become tall, comes to his wives in the clothes and appearance of his son, takes a bright one, drives the dark-skinned one; N. walks along the heavenly plain, pulls out large edible rhizomes, blows out of the holes the wind, these rhizomes are stars; goes into an empty dugout, takes the basket, the baskets attack it; he puts the basket back, tells the baskets to become people's servants; the same episode in the dugout of mats; the awls ; combs, birch bark vessels; N. comes to two blind old women; they eat rotten wood, pass food to each other, N. intercepts it, old women quarrel, accusing each other; feel the man, they say that it smells bad; N. turns them into two types of hazel grouses; comes to the spider spouses, they call themselves his grandfather and grandmother, they lower them to the ground in a basket; N. finds a faithful wife and son; Coyote people starve, Raven discovers N. who has returned, gets meat for his children; people force him to confess where the meat comes from; they return to N., celebrate, ask him to take him back and his second wife; N. sends The coyote behind the carcass of a dead deer, the Coyote falls into the river, swims to the dam, followed by two sisters hold salmon; turns into a wooden plate; eats food, throws the plate into the fire, the Coyote turns into a baby, sisters adopt him; in their absence, he breaks a dam, releasing salmon into rivers; goes downstream; asks three or four girls if they want salmon, the youngest answers, Yes; he sends his penis into her across the river, the end stays in her vagina, the girl gets sick; the Coyote carries salmon across the rivers; a group of girls replies that they want mountain sheep meat, not salmon; in this place The coyote creates rapids; under the guise of a shaman, comes to the sick person, asks everyone to sing loudly, leave him with the girl in the steam room, copulates, removes the end of the penis, the girl recovers; Coyote creates fake berries on the bushes, negotiates with the Grizzly to eat her supplies first, then him; runs away, the berries dry up], 18 [Marten's wife goes to fetch water; says she wants Salmon as her husband; he invites her to the river; Marten and her brother Ferret go down to Salmon's dugout; Marten asks his wife to put her new husband to sleep; cuts off his head; both brothers and the woman run away, throw their severed head into the river; Swan, Goose, Ducks, I can't reach the dives, Loon pulls his head from the bottom; Otter and Wolf revive Salmon]: 21-29, 64-66; lillouette [like Thompson, No. 2]: Teit 1912b, No. 8:307-209; comox (chatloltk) [Ku'lten has a wife Wa'qwaqole ("thrush" in Quakiutl); Thunder Bird Qoatkum comes, offers to compete; throws a disc of fire, a disc of fog, K. intercepts them; then Coatkum blows the house to pieces with a storm takes V.; Wren gives advice: swim to Coatkum in the guise of fish; K., Mink and other people turn into fish clothes, let themselves be caught; in the guise of trout, K. tells his wife to eat it, throw the cartilage into the water ; comes to life, takes his wife, returns home with her; other fish, hanged to dry, immediately jump into the water, come home, and regain their former appearance; K. and his men take Keith's boat, looking like a whale; sit inside with a heavy stone; first the sons of the Thunderbird, then their father tries to grab a whale, their claws get stuck; only the youngest son remains alive; now he flies, rattling, only in summer]: Boas 1895, No. VIII.11:82-84 (=2002:205-207); halkomel (snanaimuk) [the hunter kills seals; his wife goes to wash the skin, it is carried away by Finval; the husband goes down to the bottom; does sighted blind women, they show the way; the crane shows the way, gets a spear; the slave asks for the split wedge to be repaired; for this they pour water into the hearth in Finval's house; the husband grabs the wife, they are safe getting home]: Boas 1895, No. V.3:55-56; sechelt (sisiatl): Hill-Tout 1904a: 43-45 [(paraphrase in Lévi-Strauss 1971, no. 676:338); the young man has two wives; he shot an antelope, sent his father bring meat; his strap bursts at the crossing, he is carried away by the river, he turns into a piece of wood, the woman picks it up, uses it as a plate, the food disappears from it; the woman throws the plate away, she turns into a baby; a woman raises him, four days later he grows up, leaves; turns his excrement into birds, talks about it to her son, he climbs a tree, the father tells the tree to grow; there is a son in heaven He comes to two blind women, slowly takes their food; makes them sighted; catches salmon for them; they open a hole in the floor, they lower it in the basket; he opens his eyes ahead of time, the basket returns; the second time he goes down, his little son recognizes him; he and his mother say that the second wife left with the boy's father], 52-54 [the man shot the sea otter, the wife went to wash the skin, it turned into the sea fox, dragged it into the sea; the husband went down to the bottom; the Crane, the Goose, another bird are screaming, he tells them to remain silent, show the way; hid in a tree, the slave began to cut the trunk, the man grabbed the chisel with his teeth, broke; went out, repaired, for which the slave spilled water into the hearth; in the dark and clubs, the couple took his wife away; the slave falls twice in front of the pursuers, each time creating a mountain; the husband and wife reach the boat, save themselves]; the snowman [The fox makes white birds out of his excrement; asks his son to take off his clothes, get the birds out of the tree; takes the form of a son, puts on his clothes, takes one of the son's two wives; the tree grows to the sky; the Spider lowers the hero; when he descends through the clouds he goes bald; a loving wife recognizes him; restores his hair; hides in her things; he opens; the fox and his unfaithful wife are carried away by the river ]: Haeberlin 1924, No. 20:400-403; Skagit: Hilbert 1985:23-32 [the petty officer's daughter falls in love with a poor young man; the father bobs both in a box, throws them into the water; the box sails to the island; lives there a woman with four maids; they open the box, take the young man as her husband, leave the girl (she is no longer mentioned); the mistress turns herself and the maids into nuts, brings the young man to the foreman; the young man throws three nuts one by one, they become beautiful; the petty officer says that his daughter was better; the young man showed his wives ahead of schedule, so they are gone; he goes in search of his wife (i.e. mistress); the two argue whose clothes make them invisible; the young man puts them on himself; comes to a woman hiding him from her sons; four bring cold, these are the winter months, the fifth is warm; says that the young man's wife will go out today married; at a wedding, an invisible young man drinks herbal tea from his wife's cup; she looks through strong glasses, sees him, drives the groom, returns him to the young man], 66-72 [Coyote's son is married to Turtledove and Duck; Coyote himself is them wants; creates a woodpecker, sends his son to the tree for him; the woodpecker soars higher; the Coyote waves his penis, everything is drowning in the fog; puts on his son's clothes, marries the Duck; the Turtledove rejects him; The spider lets his son down heaven to earth; he comes to Turtledove, leaves the Duck Coyote; creates a river; the Coyote crosses it, is carried away by the current; he turns into a wooden bowl; two women Magpie and Snipe pick her up; The food left in it disappears; they break the bowl; the Coyote turns into a baby, women raise him; in their absence, he eats food; they guess they want to punish him]; Puget Sound: Ballard 1929:144-147 [Coyote's son has 4 wives-2 Gorlinka sisters and 2 duck sisters; elder Gorlinka has a baby son; Coyote asks his two sisters for advice; these are berries in his belly; on advice" sisters", Coyote makes an eagle out of his excrement; asks his son to take off his clothes, get the eagle off the cliff; takes his form, puts on his clothes, takes his Duck Wives; Gorlinka wives do not believe in her husband's death , leave food for him; The spider lets the hero down, his son recognizes him; he becomes small, the turtle wives carry him in their luggage; the Coyote returns his son's clothes, it stinks; the young man causes rain, the Duck wives find themselves in the water, turn into ducks; Coyote swims down the river to the dam, behind which five women (Sandpipers) keep salmon; Coyote turns into a baby; five sisters (this is Birds Carriers) hold salmon behind the pond; Coyote turns into a baby, women pick him up; he breaks the dam, releasing salmon into the river; cooks salmon, falls asleep; 5 wolf brothers smear his lips fat, eat salmon, leave], 147-148 [Coyote's son has 4 wives - 2 turtle sisters and 2 Salmon Milks; Coyote likes them because they are white; he makes a nest and eagles out of his crap, puts them on a rock, asks son to climb with his clothes off; the rock grows, the birds turn back into crap; the Coyote takes the Milk Wife, the Gorlinka wives live separately, leave their husband baked tubers; the Spider lowers the hero, his son recognizes him; he becomes small, turtle wives carry him in their luggage; the young man causes rain, the Coyote swims down the river to the dam, behind which five women (these are carrier birds) hold salmon;" sisters" Coyote advise him to turn into a baby; women pick him up; he breaks the dam by releasing salmon into the river; follows them, cooks them, falls asleep; 5 wolf brothers smear fat on his lips, eat them salmon, go away; Coyote does the same to the Wolves; arranges a waterfall above which salmon do not rise]; comox (chatloltk) [The Thunderbird Waquakle kidnaps Culten's wife; K., Mink and other people turn into fish, let themselves be caught; in the guise of salmon, K. tells his wife to eat it, throw the cartilage into the water; comes to life, takes his wife away; other fish hanged to dry jump into the water, they come home, they also regain their former appearance; K. and his men take Keith's whale boat; sit inside with a heavy stone; first the sons of Thunderbird, then their father tries grab a whale, their claws get stuck; only the youngest son remains alive; now he flies, rattling, only in summer]: Boas 1895, No. 11:82-84; Cowlitz [Coyote's son has four wives; K. tells the fire to blaze, women jump up, K. sees their legs; turns his crap into a bird, a hill into a mountain; his son shot a bird, took off his clothes, climbed the mountain; the mountain grows, the bird turns into excrement again; K. puts on his son's clothes, comes to his wives; two white-legged men accept him, the other two (one has a child) suspect the truth; a spider helps son K. go down a rope to the ground; he finds salmon, hidden to him by his faithful wives; returns, allows his father to keep two wives; causes rain; Coyote and his wives fall into the river; wives drown, turn into mice; K. swims downstream; cf. H18 motive]: Adamson 1934:243-245; upper coulitz [Coyote's son Eagle is married to two mouse sisters and two turtle sisters; when the Coyote puts sparkling wood into the fire, the women throw off their clothes, he sees that the Mice have white vulvas and black ones, prefers white ones; makes eagles from his excrement, puts them on a rock, sends the Eagle to get the chicks; he takes off his clothes, climbs a rock, finds there is excrement; the Coyote makes the rock smooth, puts on his son's clothes, takes his form, tells his wives to migrate, takes Mice; the old spider lowers the Eagle to the ground; the son recognizes him; he kills a deer, tells him The coyote to carry it, causes rain, the Coyote is carried away by the river; the Coyote asks the trees for help, predicts the usefulness of those that give him their branches; turns into a dead deer, swims up to the boy; the grandmother the boy knows that it is a Coyote, runs to beat him, he swims away; in the form of a baby in a basket, Coyote comes to five virgin sisters; they raise him, the youngest does not love him because lying on their knees he always puts his hands between their legs; they have a pond with fish; in the absence of the girls, the Coyote gets up from the cradle, digs a ditch; the sisters come running and hit him, but he manages to release the salmon; first he screams Down the river, then catches up, screams, Up; so there are few salmon in the upper reaches]: Jacobs 1934, No. 2:103-107; sanpual [younger brother wants an older wife for himself; sends brother for with eagle feathers on a rock, throws the rope; eagles lower his younger brother; he doesn't kill lovers, leaves]: Ray 1933, No. 8:147-149; Okanagon [Otter (Fisher) warns his younger brother The marten does not go in a certain direction; he goes, the woman in the house bends his face to the fire, since then the marten's muzzle has been wrinkled; the otter brings this deer woman to his wife; tells him not to swim far in lake; after giving birth to a son, she swims, climbs a log, it descends under water with her; brothers meet a boat with two young men, who say that they are servants and guards of the new wife of the underwater leader; Their otter kills, brothers put on their clothes, come to the chief; Marten jumps awkwardly into the boat, everyone wonders what's wrong with him; the otter tells his wife not to let the chief sleep longer; when he falls asleep, his brothers cut him off head, swim away with the woman; the pursuers almost catch up, then they throw their heads; the Turtle, the Frog dive, can't reach their heads from the bottom; the Frog's legs are painted, the Turtle is made a shell; now both are not they freeze in the water, reach out their heads; the shell and color remain]: Hill-Tout 1911:158-161; curdalen: Reichard 1947, No. 4 [Coyote's son has a Tern's wife (tea head tern - Sterna aurantia, tern) and Black Swan (CL); ChL has a child, everyone loves her, Tern is childless, disliked; Coyote decides to take the Tern for himself; Asks his "advisers" (excrement); while the young man climbs up the tree, the Coyote looks at him, raising his eyebrows, thereby forcing him to rise to the sky; he takes Tern as his wife; in the sky a young man killed an elk; hears the voices of cannibals; each has two sticks, one tied to the bones of killed people, to the other moose; one knocked the other to the ground with a stick, he has long spider legs; he asks for an elk in exchange for protection; two beaver women bring a young man to their place; a young man kills a deer, then another; the first carcass disappears; the Beavers say he killed their husband, they smile; the young man kills the deer again, sees how long-legged, round-bodied comes to eat it; kills him; wives cry, it was their father; young man revives him, the Spider calls him son-in-law; wives know that the husband misses his wife on earth, ChL; the young man comes to two blind strands quarreling over a hemp stem; gives them hemp, they let him down from heaven into her box; she descends in four steps, jerks like spiders descend; on the ground, the young man pulls the rope, the box returns to heaven; the son recognizes him, the CH tells how badly the Coyote treats with them; the young man beat Coyote, Tern, his brothers and mother with a stick], 25 [while the man is away, Thunder visits her; one day he takes her away completely; the husband goes to look for her; enters the house, the owner gives four needles; so three times; in the fourth owner tells him to use these needles to climb a steep mountain; the man climbs, it is still far from the top; he asks the Chipmunk, then the Squirrel to help, they tell him to hold their tail, pull the man out, but not to on top; feathers take him upstairs; his wife tells him to hide in a hole under the bed; when Thunder falls asleep, she takes all the rags hanging from the walls, goes down to the ground with her husband; Thunder wakes up but does not see his clothes, falls down the mountain]: 77-80; Teit 1917e, No. 3 [Coyote is jealous of his son; asks him to climb a tree, get eagles from the nest; blinking, makes the tree grow to the sky; there the son comes to two Spiders who quarrel over Indian hemp; gives them hemp, they lower it to the ground in a basket; he kills his father]: 120-121, 172-174; clickitate [a man named Onion had Grizzly wives and Black Bear; Grizzly warned that she was on her period and needed to retire for a while; after her period was over, she asked her two children to bring her normal clothes; brother and sister saw that the mother is gradually turning into a grizzly; the others were warned; The bear climbed the tree, the Vulture turned into a door curtain, the bow became an onion, brother and sister fled with the help of the dog; Grizzly destroyed objects that humans had become; all that remained was the Coyote, who had become a piece of rotten wood; he said that if the Grizzly touched him, she would have fly larvae in her back; said in which direction Brother and sister fled; they grew up, married to each other; sister does not tell brother/husband to go to a particular area; he goes, meets a mother there; she offers to look in his head, kills; daughter creates a spring; pushes the mother off the cliff when she drinks; the Grizzly dies; the Coyote appears, the woman throws her things into the fire, then burns herself; the Coyote raises the boy; it's the Eagle, he grows up, takes the wife of three Mice, Gorlinka, Cricket; the Coyote puts willow branches in the fire, the flame breaks out, the women lift their legs; the Coyote sees that the Mice are white, the other two wives have black genitals; he likes white ones; he turns his excrement into eagles; sends the Eagle to the rock to get feathers; makes the rock tall; takes the form of a son, puts on his clothes, takes his Mice wives, mistreats Cricket, and Gorlinka; The Spider lowers the Eagle off the cliff; Gorlinka's son recognizes his father; the Eagle kills the deer, tells Coyote to carry it, it rains, the Coyote is washed into the river, swims downstream, turns into a dead deer; his a girl picks up; her grandmother knows it's a Coyote, wants to hit, he swims on, turns into an old man, stays with five unmarried sisters; they own a salmon lake; he makes them sticks- diggers, digs runoff from the lake himself; sisters beat him, breaking five bone spoons with which he covered his head, but he releases water and fish; he catches fish in the river, bakes, falls asleep, Wolves eat it; Wolves fall asleep, Coyote steals poultry eggs from them; makes rapids on the river that salmon should not rise above]: Jacobs 1934, No. 31:79-91 (retelling in Lévi-Strauss 1971, No. 606a: 233-234); quinolt: Farrand 1902, No. 2 [Blue Jay is the leader's slave; swims with him for mother-of-pearl, leaves him on a cliff at sea, takes four of his five wives; birds, dolphins refuse to carry the leader ashore; whale transports; the son tells the chief that Blue Jay makes him wipe his ass; the chief tells his son to put a hot stone in Jay's ass; drives away the slave and four unfaithful wives], 11 [five Wolves kidnap the man's wife; he comes to her disguised as an old man; Wolves suspect something; he punches them with an arrow, takes five arrows and a bow, kills Volkov, returns his wife]: 98-100, 120-121; quileut [ Thunderbird kidnaps Kwety's wife; he turns into a berry, a sprout, a shell; his wife picks him up, he takes her home in his former form, but Thunder takes her back every time; K. turns his boat into a whale; Thunder's claws get stuck in a whale, Thunder sinks, turns into stone; Thunder's younger brother is still looking for him; lightning flies out of his eyes, flapping wings are thunder strikes]: Reagan, Walters 1933:311-312; ne perse [Coyote's son is the best hunter; makes fire by kicking a log; Black Cricket and White Swan are his wives; he climbs a tree to get the prey left; Coyote makes a tree grow to the sky; puts on his son's clothes, takes the White Swan; cannot cause fire from a log; Black Cricket leaves with his son; Spiders bring Coyote's son down from the sky on a rope; son of Black The cricket is the first to know his father; the White Swan turns into a swan out of shame; the son of the Coyote sends him to bring meat, separates him from the camp by deep gorges; the Coyote sails along the river on a raft in the form of a baby; The eldest of the Swallow Sisters picks him up; he breaks their fish dam, releasing salmon into rivers]: Phinney 1934:376-381; Western sachaptines [Coyote's son has two wives - Black Beetle and White Duck; Coyote puts willow branches in the fire, sparks fly between women's legs, Coyote sees their genitals, decides to take possession of the Duck; asks his son to climb trees to get eagles for feathers; blinking, makes the tree high to the sky; marries a Duck, the Beetle is left alone with his son; heavenly people bring the young man on a rope to the ground, tying a huge spoon to the end instead of a basket; on the ground he kills a deer, puts it in a spoon, heavenly people pull her to himself; everyone welcomes the young man on earth, the Beetle and her son recognize him; The duck turns into a duck, Coyote is treated like a slave]: Farrand, Mayer 1917, No. 1:135-137; Yakima: Hines 1992, No. 44 [son The coyote is married to three sisters, the youngest Coyote wants herself; asks his son to climb a tree for eagle feathers, advises him to take off his clothes; leans a tree with branches against a smooth trunk; then cleans and puts on clothes son, migrates with his wives; two days later the son goes down; the youngest wife hides him in her bag; he kills the Coyote with a truncheon, throws him into the river; the Coyote turns into a baby, swims to the dam, behind which five sisters keep salmon; while they are away, breaks the dam with five wooden scoops; sisters break scoops but not Coyote's head; Coyote threatens his "sisters" with rain if they don't teach him catch salmon; where they give him wives, he makes good fishing spots, where they don't give him bad ones], 45 [Coyote's son has two Swan wives from the coast, two Gorlinki; he loves Gorlin, Coyote likes Swans; he makes artificial eagles, invites his son to climb the rock after them, takes off his clothes, makes the rock smooth, puts on his son's clothes, says that Coyote stayed on the rock; sleeps with the Swans; Gorlinki know that it's not their husband, they leave food for him in the parking lots; five days later, the Spider lowers the young man off the cliff; he kills a deer, tells Coyote to bring it, he is carried away by the river; the Coyote turns into a baby, picked up by five Swallow sisters holding fish behind the pond; breaks the dam with wooden shields over their heads; sisters smash them, but the Coyote is intact]: 121-126, 126-131; lower chinook [the chief leads his boats to an island with many abalone shells (used as money); Blue Jay persuades everyone to sail away, leaving the chief alone; takes two of his three wives; bird people tell the chief to climb into a hole in the body a whale is brought home, given shell money and otter skins; the chief's son is bald, his eyes are sore; the wives are blind; the chief washes their eyes, they see the light; the chief tells them to put burning smut in the opponent's ass; shares his wealth among his tribesmen]: Boas 1894a, No. 10:130-132; Vasco [Coyote makes eagle chicks out of his giblets; sends his grandson Eagle to get feathers; makes the rock high; takes the form of a grandson, puts on his clothes, sleeps with his two wives Mouse and Woodpecker; Thunder splits the rock, the Eagle descends, catches up with the family, his wives welcome him; the Coyote is washed away by the rain into the river, he turns into a piece of wood; two sisters pick it up; he turns into a baby; when they are not there, he takes on its true form, eats their fish; destroys the dam, releasing salmon into rivers; showers his sisters with ash, turning them into birds]: Curtin 1909b, No. 5:264-267; tillamook [a young man sends a friend to his mistress instead of himself; next time a girl cuts a young man's cheek thinking it's a stranger again; it was a true lover; they got married ; she asked what his scar was, he killed her; five wolf brothers revived her, made her wife; secretly from them she gave birth to a son with her first husband; the boy finds an elk killed by his father; the father comes to the wolves disguised as an old man; ambushes four, the youngest runs away; cubs burn in the house, one escapes; the wife, taking her son, returns to her husband]: Jacobs, Jacobs 1959, No. 20:75-80; alsea [the hero's father sleeps with his two wives; creates a bird in a tree; the hero's son asks him to get it; the tree grows, the hero goes to heaven; the thunders bring him down, wrapped in the skin of a whale; the hero returns, puts his father in whale skin on hot stones, throws it into the sea; it turns into a whale, then regains its former appearance]: Frachtenberg 1920, No. 5:75-81; cous [Coyote turns his excrement into woodpeckers; sends son get woodpeckers out of the tree, tells the tree to grow to the sky, then descend, copulates with both wives of the son; the hero stays in the sky, meets the Sun Girl; copulates with an icy penis (since then the sun is not so hot); The sun sends it to his sister; old people teach him to overcome challenges; 1) harpoon salmon (the hero misses four, hits the fifth), 2) get a hammer from the bottom of the lake (water is covered with ice, he breaks the ice with a hammer; the opponent can't break, the hero saves him), 3) hunt an elk (this is Old Man himself, he's scared), 4) knock down a tree (the hero bounces when the tree bounces off when the tree falls), 5) cut a whale (he swallows the hero and swims away; the hero gets out of the womb, swims on a log; people in the boat bring him back); The month recognizes his son-in-law; The old spider woman lowers the hero and his wife in the basket to the ground; the hero's children are almost blind, because the Coyote touched their eyes with his penis; the hero puts coyote skin on his father, turns them into a coyote; the Spider raises the hero with his wives and children in the basket back to heaven, he lives there now]: Jacobs 1940, No. 29:214-221; Klamath [see motive F2; old man Kmukamch tells his son named Aishish to get birds; advises him to undress before that; makes reeds or a pine tree grow up; puts on his son's clothes, comes instead of him, takes his wives; butterfly sisters save A., he comes back]: Barker 1963, No. 4 [larks in reeds; A. marries Butterflies and others Insect women; tells his son from his Bullfinch Wife to throw five K. hearts into the fire, which are at his feet; K. dies]: 37-45; Gatschet 1890 [sends eagles, but A. finds larks in the nest]: 94-97 [nest on the stem of horse sorrel; Chaffinch, Crane, Water Hen are faithful wives; A. tells his son to throw his grandfather's pipe into the fire; he dies; comes to life, sets fire to the sky; A. and his family are hiding from the dripping resins], 99-101 [Wild Duck is happy to have a new husband; Water Hen, Squirrel, Chaffinch and especially the Crane mourn the former]; modoc: Curtin 1912:1-16 [Latkakawas rejects all suitors falls in love with a beautiful young man; her brothers accidentally kill him; old Kumush can revive him, but wants L. for himself; she rushes into her lover's funeral pyre, K. snatches her out of the fire the baby; his name is Isis; he marries many women; K. wants them for himself, sends I. to the tree for the eagle's chicks, makes the tree tall; puts on I.'s abandoned clothes, comes to his wives; four of them do not believe it is I.; K. sets fire to the grass, the smoke rises crooked; one of the faithful wives takes off in a basket to the top of the tree, lowers I.; wives heal him; the smoke from his fire rises straight; I. burns the legs of unfaithful wives, turning them into ducks and other waterfowl; burns K.; he is reborn, he is alive as long as the Morning Star is; I. realizes that K. is not his father; turns faithful wives into butterfly, badger, wren].

The Midwest. Western Ojibwa: Jones 1916, No. 19 [every time ten brothers find the house tidy; find a girl, she becomes the youngest's wife; the jealous elder hurts her; she tells her husband ten days not to come to her; he violates the ban, she flies west as a bird; he follows her, the trees show the way; his grandfather and grandmother gave him an inexhaustible supply of food, warned him of dangers; he returned his wife and hers nine sisters married his brothers], 19a [as in (19), eleven brothers, the eldest Machigives; the young man follows the big bird, successively passes three old women and an old man warning of dangers; the old man gives four copper hooks to climb a steep mountain; the young man reaches the top as a butterfly, duck, squirrel; the girl's father promises her to whose finger the bead will stick to; The rabbit wraps a finger with a rope, the Raven lubricates pus from his eyes, but the young man wins; the wife and her sisters become birds, bring it home; sisters marry older brothers]: 372-374; Western swamp crees (stone crees) [two brothers live separately, hunt beavers; someone cleans and cooks in their teepee; next time they return, they see two women; beautiful husbands an older brother, ugly - the youngest; the youngest decides to kill the elder's wife, shoots, the arrow falls between the ribs, her sister (i.e. the youngest's wife) pulls out the arrow; the women (they are Thunders) leave; the older brother reproaches the younger brother, leaves in search; meets an old woman, she saw women, one of them was sick (i.e. injured); gives squirrel claws and Thunder skin; with their help, a person climbs a mountain and flies to the Thunder; women are happy, Thunder ( Thunder Bird, but no mention of bird appearance) tells women to return to their brothers; the older brother and women return to the younger brother, who has been crying all this time; everything is fine; women find an arrow with which younger brother injured his elder's wife; this arrow will now bring hunting luck]: Brightman 1989:102-104; Northern Ojibwa (Sandy Lake) [someone cooks in the absence of brothers; the older one scares a woman, the youngest turns into a feather, catches her; the eldest shoots her in the leg out of jealousy, she runs away; the youngest follows her; the rabbit says she is the daughter of Thunder, the shaman gives glue to climb a steep mountain; the husband finds a wife; snakes and frogs cannot eat - the food of the Thunder; they give him their feathers, teach him how to hunt beavers; the spouses return to people; Machi-Avia kidnaps a woman; his house is made of humans hair; the older brother comes, is killed; the younger one revives him, kills M., frees the prisoners who are bald in M.'s house; both brothers and a woman rise to heaven, now they are stars]: Ray, Stevens 1971:88-92; Steppe Cree: Bloomfield 1930, No. 11 [a person lives alone; someone brings firewood, cleans the house; he finds a woman; they visit her parents; he realizes that his wife and her relatives are bears, that he will not be able to stay with them for long], 24 [ten brothers live alone; the youngest is the most beautiful, the first to return from hunting, finds the house tidy, the firewood cooked; finds a woman; the older brother Machikivis behaves inappropriately to her; she leaves; her husband follows her; she is the Thunder, she has nine sisters; they think he killed the Snake because he is stained with his blood (clay is snake blood); they eat Slaughtered Serpent; go down to earth; now all ten sisters marry ten brothers]: 59-61, 228-236; Skinner 1916, No. 3 [Mujikivis is the eldest of ten brothers; someone cooks and cleans the house; M. finds a woman, her fifth brother marries her; M. tries to seduce her, she refuses; he wounds her in the leg with an arrow; she goes to live separately; tells her husband not to come to her for four days; he comes before the deadline , she runs away, gives birth to a boy; he follows in her footsteps; four grandmothers (the last one is young) consistently give him advice and magic objects to overcome obstacles; explain that his wife is daughter of Thunder; he climbs a steep mountain to a nest in which Thunder eggs; crosses the river on a log that rises and falls; father-in-law tells men to pick up his grandson; who has it he will urinate, he will reimburse his mother for his wife; M. (here he is one of the Thunder) takes water in his mouth, splashes it on his chest; everyone laughs; the child pees on the man's hands from the ground; a person notices a rusty stain on the water, paints his face; Thunders ask show them the source, they hit monsters (the Great Pumas); a man kills a porcupine that is dangerous for the Thunder; the Thunders bring him back to earth; the brothers at first do not believe he is back, they think that jays and crows laugh at them; each brother marries one of the Thunder sisters]: 353-361; steppe ojibwa [eight brothers find firewood cooked; take turns guarding; woman appears to the youngest; breaks the trunks with his hand moved; the older brother kills her out of jealousy; she flies away; the younger one shoots arrows, follows them; meets four old women one by one; they give sharp claws , bones and horns explain what to do to climb the pointed mountain; there will be eight identical sisters in the house, the wife will sit closer to the entrance; the young man sits next to her; the father-in-law sends everyone with him Eight daughters, they fly to their brothers; animals mock their brothers, saying that the youngest is back; this time it is; brothers get married]: Skinner 1919, No. 4:293-295.

Plains. Blacklegs [Thunder takes the man's wife; he goes in search; the Wolf cannot help, the Raven gives the crown a wing and an arrow with a moose horn; explains that Thunder is afraid of them, tells them to know wife's eyes; on the wall of Thunder's stone dwelling, many eyes, a man recognizes his wife; points a wing and arrow at Thunder, then admits defeat; allows his wife's eyes to be taken away, the wife is reborn; Thunder gives my ritual tube; will fly in the summer, it will rain for human berries to ripen; OcksDene and es, i.e. r Central Anmericatoupse C.- Inupiakmatic LanguageEastern I The tube remains with]: Grinnell 1962:113-116; Josselin de Jong 1914 (piegan) [two friends sail to the island to collect feathers; one sails away, leaving the other, takes his wives; the first one dries goose meat and berries, digs a dugout , fills it with feathers, survives winter; the second arrives a year later; the first sails away in his boat, takes his wives back; a year later he finds the corpse of the second on the island]: 66-68; teton (oglala) [Thunderbird takes the young man's wife; the grandmother gives him an invisible hat and a knife that cuts everything; makes a self-propelled boat with eyes and a tail; a young man kills three of the four Thunderbirds; drops his hat, western Thunder The bird picks it up, escapes; the boat brings home the young man and his wife]: Walker 1983:121-126; arpaho [Nihansan asks the man to get the eagle's chicks off the cliff; makes it smooth and cool; takes a man's clothes, takes his wife, mistreats his son and daughter; the person left on the rock cries, his tears turn into beads, people find beads at the foot of the cliff; wild geese let the hero down on his backs; he feeds hungry children, kills N.]: Dorsey, Kroeber 1903: No. 41:78-81; iowa [the chief has two daughters; the young man takes the eldest, the youngest wants him too; the eldest refuses to share her husband with the youngest; the youngest cries; the leader tells Ishiinka to get rid of the young man; I. puts the tails of raccoons into the hollow, asks the young man to go after raccoons, tells the tree to grow to the sky; puts on the clothes left on the ground young men, comes to his wife; but owls on moccasins do not hoot, the birds on the headdress do not sing; the wife suspects deception; the young man asks Voronov to let him down; the fourth agrees; the wind above tore off his head young men hair, he is bald; comes to his wife; birds start singing, owls hoot; I. runs away]: Skinner 1925, No. 23:482-484; from [woman and husband treat her little brother badly; he is taken away by an unknown woman; brings her to an underground cave with bison; she is a buffalo spirit; he grows up, marries her, they have two sons; she says the Big Bison wants to take his place; says he'll find her with children where rose hips grow; she and her sons become bison, leave with others; the bird says that the footprints of his wife and sons will be red; the young man finds his wife and sons; wins the fight Big Bison, brings back his wife and children]: Anderson 1940:121-126; Osage [the girl's parents don't marry her; she leaves with a stranger, he turns out to be Bison; she gives birth to him a Calf; another Bison kidnaps her, creates two more women of the same appearance; promises to return her to her husband if he identifies his wife; The calf tells the father that the mother moves her right ear; the husband takes his wife, they come to people; the calf kicks another boy with his foot, he calls him names; The calf cries; the father picks him up, goes to the buffalo; all the bison (skins?) at the camp they turn into bison, follow]: Dorsey 1904c, No. 23:27-30; throw off Pawnee: Dorsey 1904b, No. 60 [the chief promises a daughter to whoever shoots a red bird; the old woman's grandson kills her, The coyote grabs her, marries the chief's eldest daughter; the bird's feathers in his hands turn yellow; the hero keeps a few red ones, they shine; marries the leader's youngest daughter, becomes handsome; alive owls hoot on his legs; the Coyote makes raccoons out of his quiver, asks the hero to get them out of the tree, makes the tree grow; puts on the hero's clothes, takes his wife; owls stop hooting; Vulture, Eagle, The hawk, the Raven put the hero on their back and let them down; he chases the Coyote away, the owls on the legs hoot again; 2) the young man is married to the chief's daughter; his clothes are decorated with live owls and other birds; the Coyote kidnaps her, spends the night with his wife; a young man discovers a deceiver; the chief burns the Coyote alive; a hairy humanoid creature jumps out of his womb]: 239-245, 253; Kiova-Apache [unmarried Coyote asks a married man to climb a rock for the eagle's chicks; tells the rock to grow; takes the wife left on the rock, gives his stepsons only leftovers; the Spider lowers the married man to the ground on a web; he comes home , kills opponent]: McAllister 1949, No. 20:71-73.

Southeast USA. Alabama [people regularly go down from heaven to earth in a boat, sing and laugh, play ball; a man grabs a woman running after the ball, others return to heaven; the wife gives birth children; tells them to ask their father to bring a deer from the hunt; gets into a boat with the children, starts to get up, but the husband manages to stop them; then the wife makes the boat smaller, takes to the sky in it, and the children the father manages to grab it; follows his wife with them in another boat; the wife dances, they throw a corn cob at her, she returns to the ground with them; then runs again in the boat with the children; a person follows them one in another boat, looks down, falls, crashes]: Swanton 1929, No. 19:138-139.

California. Oriental pomo [The hawk is not loyal to the Partridge, she decides to leave him; weaves a basket with patterns symbolizing the water world; sends children to the cave with food; she sits in the basket herself, she swims on the lake; seeing the patterns, water creatures do not touch her; she goes ashore, the ribbking monster Gilak takes her away; his sister is a ritual drum, she has teeth in her vagina, with which she devours those brought by her brother and women thrown into a hole in the roof, spits out bones; in the passage leading to the house from the side, there are two bears and two rattlesnakes; Gadfly also guards; once he fell asleep, G. snatched him into punishment is one eye; brother G. forgot to set a trap at the entrance, G. tore off one leg; hawk's wife G. did not throw his sister to eat, but led him through the door for himself; The hawk flew to G.'s house, killed two bears and two snakes, but was trapped, broke his spine, Brother G. threw it into Sister G.'s vagina, who ate it; Hawk's grandfather asked two Flint Brothers and two Bluebirds brothers to go with him; gathered him Hawk's bag of bone, blinded bears and snakes with smoke, trapped a stone; Coyote and his four companions and two Brothers-G. began to play guessing (dice); G. shot Flint, an arrow bounced; Bluebird shot G.'s second toe, killed him; then they killed Brother G., fed them a toothy vagina; started dancing on the drum, smashing it; Coyote revived Hawk; they wanted to burn down the house, but Bumble-Fly asked to leave him; everyone comes back, but people smell dead, Hawk decides to leave, his brother is with him; Coyote goes to the fork, and then Hawk's trail goes along the same path, his trail brother on the other; the Coyote throws up his stick, she falls, divides him into two Coyotes; they follow two trails (text ends)]: Angulo, Freeland 1928:244-249; southern mountain mivoks [ a huge bird lived on the back of the sky; flew there through a hole in the zenith of the sky; kidnapped a toad woman, made her wife, dragged her people to eat, but she refused human beings; Eagle - the leader of the First Men, Toad's nephew, took him away; the Toad taught him how to kill the monster, gave him a stone knife; the eagle pushed the bird into a vat of blood, cut off its head; the Toad weaved a rope out of the grass, they went down on the ground; Coyote planted bird feathers, from which various trees and grasses grew]: Merriam 1993:163-167; coastal miks [Coyote and his wife leave, his grandson Hawk stays; takes his wife, goes with her to the bottom of the sea; they have two sons; his wife ran away, crushed his shell money; sprayed water through the roof of the house like rain; the Hawk is following her, she is with the shaman chief; he tells me to catch salmon; the Hawk cries, he has no net, the Coyote helped catch; ordered to catch the obsidian blades again, the Obsidian blades sticking out in the water, the Hawk jumps there, shouting the name of the Coyote, the blades fell; for the fourth time (third not described) in The water's hair is like worms, the water is red; the Hawk shouted the name, the water became clear; the Hawk lost, he was killed; his son is always in his hair, he came to tell Coyote; he came to play, i.e. shoot at each other with a bow; pigeons are pecking blood, it seems that the Coyote is not wounded, he is winning; the shaman chief was killed, the Coyote revived the dead from the bones, with the Hawk and his wife alive]: Kelly 1978, No. 19a: 33-35; Yokutz [Falcon, his wife, Coyote, live together; while the Coyote is sleeping, Condor arrives to kidnap the woman, she agrees to sit on his back; when Falcon returns home, the Falcon sends the Pigeon Vulture, Muhu looking for a wife; The lizard sees a hole in the sky, the Fly finds a woman; she is guarded by an old man; The falcon comes, talks to his wife, the old man does not recognize him; while the old man sleeps, the Falcon and his wife return to the ground (no details)]: Kroeber 1907a, No. 31:221-223.

Big Pool. Northern Payutes: Powell 1971 [Mountain Sheep marries a Bird, rejects Coyote's daughter; he invites him to sleep on a cliff, makes the rock tall; the Sheep dies at the top, the Eagle brings it bones, his wife revives him; he invites the Coyote to throw stones against the wind; they fly back, break Coyote's arm, leg, second leg, head, chest; people burn his remains, but the wind blows his heart away from him a new Coyote appears]: 223-224; Steward 1936, No. 29 (Owens Valley) [a celestial kidnaps Tuhuki'ni's wife, his tribesmen take turns sleeping with her; the hornet reports this to T.; he rises to heaven; is in the guise of an old man; puts heavenly people to sleep with a rattle, pulls his wife's hair out from under the men sleeping on them, takes his wife], 30 (Owens Valley) [the hero rejects the Coyote's daughters; he pushes him off a cliff, he falls on a narrow ledge; after a few months he is so thin that the Bat catches him when he jumps down; returns to his family]: 396-397, 407-408; northern shoshones [Chief Eagle promises one of his two daughters to whoever kills a fox; the old woman's poor grandson brings a fox, marries his older sister; he urinates at night, his wife drives him away; he finds clothes and red paint, becomes big and beautiful; marries his youngest, Raven marries his older sister; his grandmother sends him to the buffalo pit; the Coyote pretends to be his friend, lowers him into the hole, begs for his weapons and clothes, comes to his wife; the young man's hat was wearing a live bird, now she screams all the time; the grandmother helps her grandson get out of the hole; he comes to his wife; the bird screams over his head; the Coyote has to return all the young man's property]: Lowie 1909b , No. 23h: 274-275; Utah: Kroeber 1901 (Uintach), No. 6 [Coyote asks Drake to go with his eyes closed; takes his wife, urinates in the eyes of his children; Drake finds himself on a steep cliff; The Bat tells him to jump down, catches him; the Drake kills the Coyote, causing frost; throws away the children born from him]: 272-274; Lowie 1924, No. 28 (southern Utah) [The wolf tells Frost that a dead ram lies on the rock; Frost climbs upstairs, Coyote cuts off the rope; takes Frost's wives, she gives birth to a child; The Bat lowers Frost; he kills the Coyote and the baby born]: 53-54; Mason 1910 (Wintah), No. 12 [Drake comes to treat Coyote's wife; sends him many times for water, copulates with a woman; Coyote asks Drake to ruin the eagle's nest on the rock; makes an impenetrable ditch around; takes a wife Drake, bad treats his son; people tell Drake to jump down, catch; Drake kills Coyote with a club born cold]: 310-314.

The Great Southwest. Hopi: Malotki, Gary 2001, No. 6 [Oraibi beauty rejects suitors; Kachina Pongoktsina lives with her grandmother, marries her; Grandma P. has many kachin relatives, they send rain, they give game; the young move to live with his wife's parents; they have two sons; a man from Kiisiwu kidnaps a woman, takes her away on a flying shield; P. and his sons (they are still young, but accompany him) go looking wife; an old woman teaches her what to do; when P. finds his wife, returns with her, sends her children forward, he puts her to sleep after copulation, kills her with a knife, runs away; she pursues him; in a kiva in the east of him they make him small, hide it under a dice; the deceased is about to find him, he runs to a kivu in the west, becomes one of the dancers; in another kiva in the West, the ritual participant hides him in his flute; the fourth kive P. hides in a sunflower flower growing in the middle of the pond; the dead notices its reflection, rushes after it, drowns; P. observes rituals for several days; the wife revives normal alive a woman; he is warned not to look back until he and his next wife reach a certain milestone; P. looks around, his wife rushes to run; his wife and P. turn into two stars, one forever chases another]: 30-54; Mullett 1993 [an eagle man kidnaps a woman; an eagle, a hawk take her husband to heaven; he wins against an opponent, burns him; when reborn, the opponent becomes kind]: 78-88; Stephens 1929, No. 10 [a monster from the sky (feathered, but rather anthropomorphic) kidnaps women; each lives for four days, then devours her; kidnaps the hero's wife; he wins competitions, frees his wife and other women]: 21-25; zunyi [Knif-wings kidnap the young man's wife and many other women; the young man goes looking for her; hedgehogs make him a resin copy of the kidnapper's ice clothes to replace her with her; gophers give a salt ball that helps you walk between cougars and bears, along knife steps; Knife wings offer challenges: 1) pluck trees with one hand (gopher gnaw their roots for a young man); 2) sit in a burning one a fire (the knife-wings burn in his changed shirt, the young man remains alive); the young man cuts the kidnapper's corpse into pieces, throws them into the sky, creating stars (head: a star following the sun; one leg: Morning Star; hands: Pleiades; lungs: all small stars; hips: Orion's Belt); spiders bring the young man and liberated women down to the ground; the young man comes to his grandmother, descends with her to Coluvelakvi ]: Parsons 1930, No. 6:24-32; Oriental Ceres (Cochiti): Benedict 1931:47-49 [Shell Man and his wife Yellow Woman had a pet eagle; his wife was tired of him, she didn't care about him, he took it to heaven; The spider showed the way, carried AB to heaven; her sister hid it in the house under her skin; he brought turkeys; when YW ate turkey soup, she remembered the land and her husband; both return to earth], 70 [The Sun kidnaps his wife Stilina (White Shell Man) when she goes to fetch water; the Spider tells S. about this, tells S. not to follow the new path; he goes, defeats the Tornado Man; he brings him to the Sun; S. takes his wife home; the Sun promises that she will give birth to a chief son], 71-72 [Stilina's wife's hand eagle (Shell Man) flies away, she tries to catch him, he takes her to heaven; S. hunts for the Spider, who This tells us where the kidnapped wife takes him to heaven on two crossed owl feathers; Payatamu ("young man"; it is not clear whether he stole his wife for Eagle or Eagle for him) offers to hide; at first S. could not find P. and his mother, then found but not found, he got his wife back, came back with her with the help of the Spider (in the same way)]; Western ceres: Boas 1928a (Laguna) [Silicon Wing (KK) takes the wife of a young Shock-of-Hair (SH) to the top of the mountain; he sleeps on the top of the Enchanted Mesa, on the fourth night a man appears, tells him where his wife tells Spider to ask for help; she tells the Wind raise SH to the mountain; an elk and a deer guard the entrance to the KK house, SH throws this Spider potion at them, they promise to help; a spider boy catches birds in the snare, afraid of them; SH easily catches many birds, takes the Spider; she gives SH one bullfinch, he eats it; the spider young man is amazed because he ate only a piece; the Spider gives SH clothes and a resin club, he comes to his kidnapped wife while KK is hunting, replaces flint things with resin ones; KK promises to return his wife if SH 1) spends the night in the cold (SH is covered with a blanket of rabbit skins, alive); 2) knock down the tops of four hills with a club (KK throws resin club, she is powerless, SH knocks down the tops of the flint); 3) sit in the fire (KK in resin clothes burns, SH in flint unharmed); SH frees all kidnapped women; Spider lowers everyone in the web on resin rope; after lowering, pulls the rope back]: 111-118, 258-259 [summary]; White 1932 (Akoma) [Flintbird (KP, a man dressed in flint) descends from the sky, kidnaps a woman; Spider helps her husband named Kasevat rise to heaven, makes a false robe for him out of resinous pine chips; he replaces KP clothes for them; Spider's son helps K. withstand the tests; 1) spend the night in the cold (the web closes K. from hail); 2) weed the corn field in a day (K. pulls weeds by pulling the web that covered the field); 3) K. brings chips, they turn into a huge pile of firewood; 4) KP pushes K. into the oven, he hides in a dig dug in advance by Badger; 5) KP and K. they sit in fires; KP burns in his false resinous attire; K. frees his wife and other captives; Spider's son lowers them all to the ground in a basket]: 172-178; Pima [woman becomes wife a bird and gives birth to her a son]: Russel 1908:221; Shaw 1968:22-25; papago [Big Brother loses to the Player; makes a mixture of corn and bird feathers; after eating it, the player becomes an ogre eagle; Older Brother climbs into his nest on the mountain; finds a woman who gave birth to Orla Orlenok; hides a fly in a corpse; cuts off the heads of Eagle and Eagle who have fallen asleep; during the Eagle's agony, the earth shudders; Big Brother throws eagle feathers and fluff, they turn into clouds (white in the east, black in the west, pink in the south); it revives the dead by spraying corpses with hot water; cuts through a crack in the rock, people go down down it to the ground; a woman descends last]: Densmore 1929a: 39-53; teva (San Juan) [a young man asks a married friend to go get eagles; magically puts him in a nest, leaves him there; says that he must have died, invites his wife to marry him; she refuses, organizes a search; the man ate what the eagles brought, drank rainwater, weakened; he was brought home, cured; a friend died of shame]: Parsons 1926, No. 9:36-38; maricopa [two girls go to marry the Red-Winged Starling; Coyote burns his shoulders, rips off strips of skin to make red spots; replies yes, people call his Starling; arranges a wedding with girls; Starling and his friend Oriole fly into a smoke hole, carry girls away; Coyote cries; sends Cardinal to lure Starling into the upper world; Cardinal pretends a wounded man, a starling follows him through a hole in the sky, it closes behind him; he comes to an ice house, two girls warm him up at night in bed, but it's still cold; he sows corn, pumpkins, beans, catches rabbits and deer; girls try all this food for the first time; the Coyote takes the Starling's wives, but they continue to search for him with the Oriole; the Vulture lowers the Starling to the ground, putting him on his back: Starling and Oriole take these girls again, Coyote is driven away]: Spier 1933:405-409; yavapai: Gifford 1933a (SV yavapai): 349-364 [people lived underground at the bottom of a deep dip; there was a pine tree growing there ("dog- tail tree"), wrapped in a vine; people climbed it to the ground, their leader was Hanyiko' (Frog); his shaman daughter made him sick; before his death, he ordered him to be burned and watched the stars; when two stars appear in the east before sunrise, these are feathers that adorn his head; in 2 months 5 stars appear - this is his right hand; in 3 months it will be cold, his whole body will be visible; the red star will celebrate 4 months; corn will grow on his grave; when the corpse is burned, everyone surrounds the fire, but the Coyote jumps over the short Badger, grabs, carries, eats his heart; before that, people they said that the deceased would be reborn in four days; Coyote: let him die forever; H. died forever; Coyote agreed; his daughter died, people refused to change their minds; it snowed; people: mountains covered with cornmeal; Coyote: snow; therefore, snow does not consist of cornmeal; when it rained, the dry tree did not get wet; Coyote: let it get wet; because Coyote took possession of H.'s heart, from the holes from which people came to the ground, water poured in; people put all kinds of seeds and the girl in the hollowed out pine tree trunk, sealed; after the flood, the girl came out, the others died; she lay down like this that water was dripping into her vagina, the sun was shining on her; she conceived and gave birth to a girl; she grew up, her mother placed her in the same place, but the Water and Sun did not want to converge with her daughter; then the mother covered her with her body and the daughter became pregnant; her son Skatakaamcha; his mother took the eagle and fed the chicks; he interrupted the partridge's leg; when he repaired it, she spoke about the fate of his mother; S. decided to kill the monstrous bull (bison?) ; The badger dug an underground passage under him, S. stabbed the monster with a hot knife, killed him; put on a blood-filled stomach; the eagle brought it to the nest; the eagles say that the prey is alive, the eagle does not believe; the eagle flew away, the eagle flew in, S. killed her with a hatchet; told the eagles to remain silent; killed the eagle when it returned; threw the eagles out of the nest; made the rock half as low, but no more; The Bat lowered it in the basket ; he opened his eyes, the Bat fell and was injured, S. cured her; came to his grandmother, who cries; he threw eagle feathers at her, said he killed both eagles; married; Wind stole his wife; Spider warns that Wind offers to compete kills losers; S. beat him in a ball and ring game; won a competition whose hair is longer; Wind stabbed S. 4 times without causing harm; S. killed him with a knife; threw one hand to the east, the other to the south, one leg to the west, the other to the north: let the wind blow from different sides; S. brought his wife back; grandmother: there is a bad Chewasistesikkaamcha; S. came to his house, slowly throws away food for fear of being poisoned; killed C. with a knife; Bear's arrow reeds; S. invites him to marry his grandmother; he gave reeds; believes that the best tips are coal tips; S. killed him with flint; a tree for the ends of the Owl's arrows; S. and offered him his grandmother as his wife; she found the heart of the Owl, it was on the sole; S. shot there, killed the Owl; an bow tree in the canyon with converging and diverging walls; S. put a deer horn between them; went east to his father the Sun; the Sun's wife warns that the Sun will try to kill S. in the steam room; but S. is not afraid of the heat; the Sun recognized his son, let him choose a horse; a man at the cliff pushes passers-by with his foot; he grew up with his back to the rock; S. lets a chanterelle first, it dodges; then a rattlesnake, the man is afraid of it; S. disconnected him with an ax from the cliff, threw it into the abyss; below 6-7 women devour the fallen; S. threw that man's stomach into the fire, he burst into the eyes of the women, S. hacked them; there was a boy, he ran to the cave, S. did not I managed to get it, left the snakes to guard, but they fell asleep; the boy left, creating new ones like him; grandmother: you can't handle them], 402-412 (Western yavapai) [people live underground; younger brother invites the elder to illuminate the world; he makes a disc, smears ocher, hangs it, but the younger one makes a disc of white lime, smears ocher; it gets light but too hot; the younger brother asks the eldest to raise the sky with a reed pole, he did it; at night, the elder brother touches the genitals of his two daughters; they hide on the shore under the willow, where he relieves himself, and swallow his bowel movements; he begins to lose strength, tells him to be cremated after death; people sent the Coyote for fire, at which time they lit a fire, standing around; the Badger was lower than the others, the Coyote jumped over him, took his heart and ate it; the burnt heart had to lay the ground, cultivated plants would grow; and so only one corn stalk would grow; the best cobs went to the Hopi and Navajo, and the worst yavapai; people decided to get to the upper world; the hummingbird found a hole in the sky; under the guidance of their younger brother, they planted a pine tree and a vine that wrapped around it; they climbed up, but the old man and his two granddaughters stayed; when they got to the ground, from water poured in the holes; the flood was caused by those two daughters of the older brother who turned into frogs; people hollowed out a pine tree, put food inside the girl and sealed it; only the girl survived, the rest drowned; she lay down with her vagina under the rays of the sun and under drops of water, conceived, gave birth to a daughter; she grew up, tried to repeat everything, but the Sun and Water recognized their daughter, conception did not occur; then the mother covered her daughter's body with her body, the Sun and Water did not notice the substitution; the daughter gave birth to a son Matinyaupakaamcha; the eagle took her to its nest and ate it, M. stayed with her grandmother; interrupted the bird's leg with a stone; she: if you'll cure him, I'll say something; when he finds out that the old woman is not his mother, but his grandmother, killed the eagle, on the advice of his grandmother, by heating the tip of his spear; the grandmother sends him to kill the bison (ox); the badger and the gopher dug an underground passage under lying bison; the mouse plucked the hair from where the heart was, explaining that its children were cold; M. pierced the bison from below; he plunged his horn into the underground passage, but M. dodged; made a cape out of the skin, and under it bison blood; allowed the eagle to grab itself; blood gushed, the bison decided that M. was killed; the chicks see that the prey was alive, but the eagle did not believe; when it flew away, M. found out where the eagle would fly; becoming a lizard, smeared with resin the place where the male and female sit; killed the eagle; told the chicks to remain silent, otherwise they would kill; The Bat lowered M. in the basket, ordering them to close their eyes; he opened, they fell, M. broke the Bat's bones, but cured her; M. looked into the grandmother's house through a hole in the roof; called her; grandmother: the wind was whistling; when he saw her grandson, she began to dance with joy; the bald eagle took M. to an island on the lake; there were already many prisoners there; M . ordered the prisoners to eat crushed flint to the eagles and hide, digging an underground passage; the eagles died; the crane stretches its leg across the lake; people cross it like a bridge; children fall into the water, turn into ducks; M. decides to make a bow; the grandmother warns of dangers every time where to look for bow materials; onion wood where the canyon walls converge and diverge; M. shoved between they have a deer horn, took out the material; reeds for arrows owned by Owl; M.: I propose marriage to my grandmother; Owl is glad, he gave reeds himself; when Owl came, M. told his grandmother to find out where his heart was; in the sole legs; M. shot there, killed Owl; the grandmother straightened her vulva with an arrow; when M. looked, the arrow broke; where the flint for the tips, sparks fly out; M. covered himself with a turtle shell, took out flint; wood for the front of the arrows owned by the Bear; M. called him to marry his grandmother; said he was making charcoal tips; The bear believed, shot M. with a coal arrow with a tip, and M. killed him with an arrow with a flintlock tip; grandmother: cut the deer in a clearing, not under a tree; M. began to cut under a tree; a naked woman came down from the tree, chased M. to get along with him; the grandmother hid it under the hearth; but the woman began to write there, M. got out; M. made penises out of blue stone, quartz, lava and clay, used it every single night, breaking off women's vaginal teeth; she became his wife; she was actually a bear; offered to drive game at him; he hung his clothes on a pole; three or four bears rushed at her, M. killed them, pulled out their fangs and claws; Spider told M. that the Wind took his wife away; let M. compete with him outside, not in his cave; who would chase the ball faster; M. won all the prisoners and the life of the Wind; who has longer hair, M. won again, killed The winds were a club; they spent the night in the Wind Cave; the wife became snakes in front of the entrance, M. jumped over them; M. went to look for his father, the Sun; spent the night with people who wanted to kill him; closed him for the night eyes with pebbles ("glass eyes"), the owners think that he is awake; the Sun's wife to her husband: your son has come; he wants to test the visitor, invites him to the steam room; M. all gives up a couple and says it's cold, The sun believes he is his son; M. tamed the horse, went home; the Sun and the Cloud began to argue over him; each painted one half of his body; M. returned east to the Sun, and the grandmother went west to the Sun, and the grandmother went west to ocean]; havasupai: Smithson, Euler 1944:44-49 [young man decides to marry; mother confesses that Bluebirds have two sisters married to Blackbird (they were birds, now hopi); he is theirs takes away, Blackbird catches up, demands that his property (their clothes) be returned; the older sister takes something out of her body, gives it to him; he puts it on his beak; since then blackbirds have red feathers above their beak ; the woman died, the sister and the young man burned the body, came to the boy's mother; she, contrary to warning, leads her daughter-in-law to collect seeds, she disappears; the young man throws feathers on four sides of the world; when she throws up, they fly away; he realizes that the kidnapper is in heaven comes there; it's the Wind; he offers competition; 1) whose hair is longer (the boy's); 2) running; the young man overtakes, the Wind has to turn into tornado; he cuts off the head of the Wind, descends with his wife to the ground; builds a solid house, Thunder and small birds try to get it in it, carry the woman again; the young man, his wife and mother flee south, where the land is converges with the sky; the mother gets tired, lies down; they climb into heaven, lower her rope, pick her up, all three remain in the sky], 69-75 [hunters leave the chief on the rock; at home, Coyote takes his two wives, not feeds them; the Bat lowers the leader, he kills evil tribesmen; jumps into the abyss with his wives; they turn into stars]; Valapai [celestials lose in wrestling and running competitions]: Kroeber 1935:290-291; Navajo: Baylor 1976 [Coyote and Gopher are rivals; the girl promises to choose the one who will bring the most rabbits; the Coyote steals Gopher rabbits, but he has the same number at first, and next time twice as much; he marries a girl; while hunting, Coyote invites Gopher to sleep on a cliff, tells the rock to rise tall, takes Gopher's wife; on the fourth day, Gopher manages to make a rock low again; he catches up with the Coyote; wraps the hot stone in meat, lets the Coyote swallow it, he dies; Gopher asks why his wife is crying; she replies that the eyes hurt because of the gleam of the snow]: 56-60; Johly, B'yash 1958 [a young man marries and has a son; the Coyote leaves his skin on the trail, the boy touches her, she wraps him around, turning him into a coyote; the Coyote takes his clothes and bow, goes to his wife, but does not find it; The squirrel, who saw what happened, helps the young man take off his coyote skin, throw it again at the real Coyote; the young man does not like the smell of coyote left in the house; he goes to his wife's sister, marries her; she also gives birth to a son, Coyote changes her appearance again with the young man; the older sister does not notice the deception, the youngest feels that she is not a real husband with them; the Squirrel returns the young man to his true appearance, and the Coyote makes him a coyote again; the son is the first to recognize his returning father; the Coyote invites the young man to climb the rock for eagle feathers; these are two grasshoppers, whom the Coyote painted as eagles; the Coyote blows on the rock, she grows up to heaven; the young man spends 4 years with the Eagles; marries; the leader Orlov organizes a dangerous campaign against Bumblebees, then Wasps, Locusts, Weeds; the Spider gives the young man grass, he chews it, blows it at enemies, they are here But they die; the spider lowers him to the ground in his bag (the young man opens his eyes ahead of time, falls, but is alive); going from one fire pit to another, the young man finds a family; tells his son to heat the pebbles, gives them swallow Coyote, he dies; wife turns into deer, son becomes antelope chief; rainbow hero goes south]: 8-14; Yuinth-Nezi, Hatrali 1957 [as in Johly, B'yash 1958; Coyote paints crows under eagles; star people help Little Brother go down by planning in the clouds; he lets the Coyote swallow a hot star in a lump of fat]: 4-8; hicarilla [like Navajo; Coyote tells the rock to grow; eagles give the hero their clothes to go down]: Goddard 1911, No. 26:224; Western Apaches: Goddard 1918 (San Carlos) [Coyote sends a Puma to an eagle's nest on a rock, tells the rock to grow; eagles give a man their plumage, fly with him to heaven, give their wife; their enemies are pumpkins, zucchini, melons, Puma easily killed them; went down to earth, five years have passed; caught up with his wife, who has Coyote children in her basket; Puma killed all but one, he hid himself; told Coyote to swallow four hot stones and drink water; the Coyote burst]: 67-68; 1919 (White Mountain) [the hunter has a wife and two sons; the Coyote reports a nest with eagles on at the top of the cliff; lowers the rope hunter onto the rocky ledge, throws the rope, says he will now take his wife; the man asks the eagles how the adult birds will arrive; the male arrives, then the female, male again, female again, each with a "rain-man" or "rain-woman"; eagles bring water to man in a turquoise vessel, give an eagle's robe; a man kills a man with a skull who killed with a stone eagles; kills bees, wasps, hornets; grass that attacks eagles; stars bring him down to the top of the hill, from there he flies to the ground; Coyote gouged out the eyes of man's children with an awl; he told his wife to heat four stones, put the Coyote's legs on two, ordered them to swallow two; the Coyote's tail fell off; the man killed the Coyote's children with a stick; became an eagle and lives in the sky]: 132-135; chiricahua [Coyote has a wife and son; the other The coyote asks him to climb a rock, she grows to the sky; the impostor takes his wife, gives his son the worst meat; the Bat lowers the hero in the basket; he opens his eyes, the basket falls, but he is unharmed; finds his son; his wife carries him in her bag; he kicks the impostor out]: Opler 1942, No. 1:28-31.

NW Mexico. Tepecano [the mother of a lazy young man sends him from home to learn to work; three daughters of God descend to the lake shore, one takes a young man as her husband; God allows him to take his wife, tells him not to offend her; in her mother-in-law's house, she fills her bins with corn and beans; her mother-in-law burns cakes, burns on her daughter-in-law's face in the morning; so three times, the daughter-in-law returns to God; the young man comes for her, but hurts his wife again; she leaves forever, God punished the man by sticking his head en un tepetate duro (weathering calcareous crust)]: Mason 1914, No. 4:155-160; tarahumara [younger brother took his wife, treated animals well; the elder did not like animals; chased the youngest, he climbed onto the poplar; the elder began to cut, the felling overgrown; went for the big water, taking the youngest's wife; the youngest sent the animals to look for the fugitives, they did not find them; the Ant swam across the waters in the shell, found the Elder Brother and the woman on top of the poplar, returned, reported; the Younger sent flying animals, they brought the Elder; he ran away, turning into a lion (cougar); asked the bees to let him eat; mosquitoes helped him open el encino wider, the lion was bitten by him, caught; collected firewood, set it on fire, told a good Leo to tear up the bad , he ripped his heart out; he tried to escape to heaven, Orlik (Aguililla) caught him; he was thrown into the fire again, Little Brother lives in the sky]: Olmos Aguilara 2005:252-255.

Mesoamerica Vultures kidnap the Sun's wife; he hides under reindeer skin, catches a vulture, and rises to heaven on his back. Mopan, kekchi [old man T'actani has a daughter X't'actani; she is a weaver and a spinner; Kin killed an antelope, filled the scarecrow with ash and grass, and carried S. past the house every evening; T. advised his daughter to pour on the water path; K. slipped, the scarecrow burst; then K. asked the hummingbird for his skin, giving cotton wool in return so that it would not freeze; S. asked his father to shoot the hummingbird, who stunned him; at night in Sh. K. became a man; asked S. to get her father's magic stone mirror and wind tube, covered the mirror with soot, poured pepper into the tube; K. did not smoke one place in the mirror, T. saw K. and S. in the boat; not was able to shoot, almost suffocated; asked his Uncle Chac (Thunder) to kill the fugitives; K. turned into a turtle, S. turned into a crab, both dived to the bottom; after being hit, K. swam out, saw S.'s blood on the water; told the fish to collect it, but they began to eat flesh and drink blood; then he told the dragonflies, they collected them in 13 wooden decks; K. left them to the woman, promising to return in 13 days; opening the decks, K. found them in them various poisonous snakes (in the 1st), non-venomous snakes (2nd and 3rd), mosquitoes (4), sand fleas (5), green hornets (6), yellow wasps (7), small black wasps (8), the same but with white wings (9), white caterpillars with with poisonous hairs (10), flies (11 and 12), S. (13); K. sent a man to throw the first 12 decks into the sea; he heard a noise, discovered it out of curiosity, the creatures broke into the world; S. does not have a vagina; on the advice of old woman K. put S. between two hills, told a small deer to run, the trail was too small; the big one was just right; when he met S., K. decided that it was too tempting for people, told the Rat to write in vagina; since then, sex has been followed by disgust; K. found out that S. was cheating on him with his brother Shulab; he asked the turkey and another bird to give him their bile, asked the old woman for pepper, tinted everything with uruku, told the old woman to make a cake out of it, baked it in his armpit, gave it to her lovers; they began to spit, could not quench their thirst, S. ran to the river for a drink, agreed when Vulture offered to pick it up; takes Vultures to the village; the leader's house is supposedly made of stone, but this is guano; K. turned into a dead antelope, told the fly to lay down larvae; catches Vulture, tells him to be attributed to the leader; in the land of vultures hides in brushwood carried by a lumberjack, then comes to the village, holes 7 grains of corn, which causes Vulture to hurt his teeth, he lets him in to cure him; K. cures, puts them to sleep, takes Sh., tells two vultures to take them back; turns into the Sun, S. into the Moon, Shulab to the Morning Star, younger brother to the Evening Star; K. places a mirror at the zenith; each the day seems to be moving further west in the afternoon, but in fact he returns east; at first, S. is bright like him; she feels sorry for the people who work all the time, K. takes one eye out for her]: Thompson 1930:126-132; Kekchi: Becker-Donner 1976 [see K16 motif; Kagua Sake (Sun) and Kagua Chok (Cloud) are brothers; CS marries Kan Po (Moon); she has no vagina; mountain sheep it can't, the deer makes the vagina with its hoof; the aroma is very strong, the CS is afraid that people will fight because of it; tells the rat to write there; KC and KP fall in love with each other; CS mixes turkey bile with their food, making people quarrel; they quarrel over who to get water; the spacecraft does not return to get water; KC cries, his tears turn to rain; brothers play buluc on a board laid through a deep ravine; when the CC jumps for the third time, the board breaks, it falls into the depths; since then, clouds have risen above the ravines; his tears become rivers flowing from the gorges; the vulture invites the KP marry their king; carries her first up and then down to Xibalba, where the devil Mausahquink lives, a real fiancé; the CS learns about what happened from flies; asks the goat to lend him the skin; flies gather at him under his tail; Vulture descends on the carrion, puts his head inside; the CS grabs him by the neck, tells him to tell him everything, take him to Xibalba; KP complains loudly; CS sends a toothache to M. using 13 grains and 13 needles; KP must invite the COP, pretending to be a great wizard; after blowing M. on his head three times, the COP puts him to sleep; CS and KP rise to the sky; motionless; San Cosme heals them with flowers and fragrances seeds; they turn into the sun and moon; when they first see them, 400 people and animals turn into stars]: 122-124; McDougall in Thompson 1977:440.

Llanos. Sicuani: Wilbert, Simoneau 1992, No. 25 [Kúwei makes his wife out of clay, she melts in water, wax melts by fire; he has difficulty finding a woman in the forest; her name is Avalibey ("heart or spirit") tree"), she does not have a vagina; he gave her a drink, asked the animals to defloriate her; the monkeys could not; the fox could, because K. inserted a hard wood stick into his penis; the Kúkuli duck invited her to take the boat, take the fish away; the monkeys go to the festival to Pumenerrua (the name of Kuwait's wife); the howler monkey smears Kuwait's hands with glue, attaches his tail, he goes to the Monkeys; P. lives on island in the sea; K. slides across the vine, the monkeys laugh, K. turns them into monkeys; K. takes the form of an old man in ulcers; everyone goes hunting, K. stays to cook firewood, bathes, becomes the same, throws away his scabs, they have become two types of edible tree mushrooms and fish; K. turns Kukuli into a duck; Royal Vulture E'étsu kidnaps P., she returns; E. tells K. to fall from a tree, he seems to be dead; K. tells his wife to cover it with cassava like larvae; E.'s wife comes to peck; K. grabbed her, plucked her, bathed her in peppery water; she curses people, they will fight, die, get sick; each time K. replies that this will not happen; on the third day he falls asleep, remains silent, the prophecies of E.'s wife come true; then about son K. Matsuludani], 26 [there are only men at first; Kuwai carves a woman out of a laurel tree; the tree is hard, K.'s penis is flattened; he asks the Fox to try; he inserts a wand into his penis made of solid wood, reaches the goal; the wooden woman becomes real; her name is Pumeniruwa; Yakukuli duck is fishing; P. asks for it, Y. invites her to the boat, brings her to her place; The vulture, in turn, takes her away; arranges a festival, everyone drinks chicha from the fruits of the Mauritia flexuosa; K. learns from the monkeys that they are going to the festival; goes with them, pretends to be an old man; he is left to harvest firewood; P. accompanies him; he bathes, takes his former appearance, takes his wife away; pretends to be a dead sloth; grabs the Vulture that has descended; plucks him, lowers him into hot peppered broth; he predicts that K.'s descendants will die (describes various causes of death); K. has to agree; Vulture grows feathers, flies away], 27 [Furnaminali ( Furna) makes a woman out of a laurel tree; she does not have a vagina; the fox manages to do it because he has a bone in his penis; Vulture sends a Yakukuli duck to steal F.'s wife - as in (26); monkeys they tell F. that Vulture invited them to a feast overseas; they go there on a rope, they can't take F.; the woodpecker carried it; the monkeys laugh, think that F. will fall, be eaten by piranhas; F. suggests they drink water from the sea, their lips turned black; F. covered himself with ulcers, his wife does not recognize him; chooses a "grandfather" at the dance; collecting fuel, returning to his former appearance as in (26); F. told the man to pretend dead, sprinkled with cassava slices (like larvae); the Vulture was grabbed, scalded, peeled off its feathers, tied to a pole in the square; Vulture names diseases; each time F. replies that there is no such disease; when he fell asleep and stopped answering, Vulture named all kinds of witchcraft that were fatal to humans; so he won, his feathers industry, he flew away], 28 [Furna (aka Kuwai) makes his wife out of clay , she melts in the rain; wax melts in the sun; from fragrant laurel tree - successfully; her name is Pumeneruva; she does not have a vagina; at the festival F. asks the monkeys to make it; they fail; the maicero monkey flattened his penis, leaving a tiny protrusion; then the Fox was made a bone in the penis out of the knot, he managed to pierce P.; Yakukuli's duck kidnaps P. - as in (26, 27); P. becomes a wife royal vulture Edapukuni, calls the monkeys to the festival, they tell F. about it, give him a tail, glue his hands so that he can jump with them on the branches like a monkey; walking in front they destroy Toad's house, and repair it behind; for this, the Toad smears F. and some monkeys with paint, which will make them attractive to P.; they cross the vine to Vulture Island; F. almost fell; he looks like an ulcer-covered old man; collecting firewood and identifying as in (26, 27); sardines emerge from F.'s scabs; Y. F. and P. return home; those who go fishing do not return, they turn into animals], 39 [while Furnaminali was playing the flute, the young Farah stole his wife, who contracted gonorrhea from him; F. carved his new wife out of a sassafras tree, but she did not have a vagina and could not eat; F. called animals to help; the monkey only broke his penis, now it is short; only Fox managed to pierce the woman; F. tries to make people (without a woman, inserting his penis into holes), but only animals are obtained; then he made four eggs; Kahuvali, Tsamani, Ivinai, Tsparai came out of them Duva (daughter); his mother-in-law F. became pregnant from behind with thought, Matsuldani was born; F. checks if it was his son; 1) throws him into the river three times, but he falls ashore each time; 2) shoots him, he catches him arrow; 3) shoots him in the eye with a wind gun, the arrow deviates; recognizes his son; more about the spread of fish, the appearance of European things]: 115-122, 133-137, 138-141, 142-143; guayabero [ Kuvoi made a woman out of clay, she melted in the water; the wax melted from the fire; heard a woman laughing out of wood, carved a woman; she did not have a vagina; monkeys tried to pierce her unsuccessfully, succeeded The fox, because he has a bone in his penis; Mingo (apparently the Duck) took K.'s wife in a boat, taken by the Royal Vulture; K. sees monkeys going to the party; came there in the guise of an old man in ulcers; after swimming, he became the same; returned his wife; the vultures rushed in pursuit; K. fell off the tree, the corpse wormed; came to life, grabbed Vulture, plucked him]: Schindler 1977a: 223-226.

Southern Venezuela. Makiritar [Uanádi hooks fish, she turns into a Kaweshawa woman, drags him under water, then they go ashore; V.'s nephew, the Capuchin monkey, warns that K. piranha's vagina, she had already bitten off his and the Possum's penises; Paka took an iron needle from Heron, inserted it into his penis, K.'s teeth broke off; Coati did the same; then V. poisoned piranha with fish poison; K. and V. visit Father K. under water; Curasso kidnaps K.; V. makes a new wife out of white clay, she melts in water; from black resin, melts in the sun; the frog wife only paints and powders, the bird wife laughs all the time; The bee tells V. who kidnapped K.; Lenivets gave V. the appearance of an old man; sees dirty and aged K. surrounded by her children born from Curasso; Curasso tells K. to cut the Sloth; she gropes under her hair tongue, identifies her husband by him; first both turn into cockroaches, then V. into a woodpecker, K. into a frog, a woodpecker flies with a frog in its beak to the heavenly lake of Aquena; he kills and roasts it; hangs it; the lizard his instructions cut off the rope, K.'s bones fall into the lake, K. comes to life, becomes beautiful again; a second woman, but small, appears from her severed hand; V. marries the Lizard for his help]: Civrieux 1980:32-43.

Guiana. Arecuna [Madá-Wenín is unable to find a wife; he was advised to hook a beautiful girl out of the river; a voice warns him not to leave his wife alone; a bird he shot Pauhil turns into a man, takes his wife to heaven; M.-V. drives away an insect, an insect tells him where his wife is; M.-V. puts on the old man's skin, asks Pauhil to take him to heaven; the parrot recognizes him, M.- V. waxes his mouth; takes his wife, who is pregnant with Pauhil; at home, her pregnancy disappears]: Armellada 1973, No. 67:206-211; Carinha (Guyana) [the forest spirit kidnaps the hunter's wife; he is covered with hard hair, you can't punch it with an arrow; a man sets it on fire, the spirit burns; a man shaves his wife, who has also begun to grow hair]: Gillin 1936, No. 9:199-200.

Western Amazon. Sekoya [Thunder kidnaps the hero's two wives; the youngest recognizes the ex-husband, the eldest does not; he rewards the first and punishes the second]: Cipolletti 1988, No. 4:49-57; napo or canelo [ a man climbs a rock, from there to the cave to hunt tayu (Steatornis peruvianus) birds; another wants to take possession of his wife, removes the rope; a man walks through the gorge, comes to the dwarfs; they cook food that feeds on its smell; what they smell is their excrement; when they see how they have relieved themselves, they are asked to do their tiny anal holes; some die from surgery; dwarfs ask their wives to give birth to children with anal holes; dwarfs tell a man to go after the cougar, she brings him home, his wife remains faithful]: Ortíz de Villalba 1989, No. 48:92-94.

NW Amazon. Yukuna [Kanuma stole sacred flutes from ñamatu women; they left him alone with cultivated plants; he married various animals, but no wife could give him cultivated plants, he ate wild plants; his stork grandfather saw Jeechú's daughters by the river, who gave him manioc cake; K. noticed the crumbs under the hammock, made them tell everything; K. was the first to see that the girl who was the owner of the animals, Inérukana; she told him to take the sisters, the owner of the fish, Mairero; M. told her to be put in a boat filled with water and fish venom; the piranhas came out of her vagina, but was left alone ; when K. got together, she bit off his penis; the penis was on his stomach, the navel was his mark; K. sent his wife to the garden, but she saw that it was just savannah; brought cassava from her father, then yam, coca, peach palm tree; K. tried to plant them, but J. did not give seeds, only fruits; M. cooked a lot of wild yams for K.; he ate, his penis jumped out in the place where people have it now; M. told her husband to watch how her sisters would come and plant cassava; they themselves were cassava; K. heard the girls laughing that he did not have a penis; went out and they ran away; sent J. to chew his younger brother's coca instead; on the contrary M.'s paths pushed him on the site, he fell and became a coca; his soul became a harpy eagle, which told K. not to cry - there would always be coca; coca, cassava, pineapple and other plants were also human and ready right away to use, but K. did everything himself, since then he had to work; M. warned her husband that one day he would kill her; let him bury her in maloka, covered with leaves; K. mistook his wife's brother for her lover and shot him with bow; buried her body; she ended up with her father J. (i.e. in the afterlife); K. came for her; J. gave a rolled up hammock and told her not to open it on the way; K. opened it, a bee flew out, bit him and disappeared; then K. found out that his wife was living in heaven with the chief of the vultures; wearing an ulcerative shirt, K. appeared there unrecognized; the fly told the vulture chief that she saw a lot of fish (worms in corpses); K. put a thorn, M. began to weave the basket and pricked; the vulture leader went without it; K. took off his ulcerative shirt and took his wife; on the way they saw bees sucking honey; K.'s wife rushed there and disappeared into a hollow where the bees are]: Hammen 1992:154-157; maku [Idu Kamni (associated with toadstool or cormorant) drank a vine infusion, vomited into the river, a woman appeared, but he didn't want it; drank it infusion of another vine - an Aguti woman appeared with a kitchen pot; he is happy with her; the wife gives the birds crumbs, they bring them to the Vultures, they decide to steal the woman; after the holiday, the wife cleaned her hair with IR, fell asleep, the Vultures took her away; one bird told IC that his wife was with the Vultures, the other (swallow-tailed kite) that she was making beer from them; IC flew to the Vultures in the guise of an old sick swallow ( kite?) with diseased skin (at the same time running on the ground in the form of a deer); one bird recognized him, but IR twisted its tongue; IR dropped (as if from old age) calebass; the leader recognized him, but immediately forgot, because IC turned tongue to the leader's spirit; in the form of a deer, IK lay down in the forest as if dead, began to rot; The Vultures flocked, but noticed that he opened his eye, flew away; then IK killed the tapir; he came to his wife, who was making beer for on the holiday, told the hornet to bite her, she lost consciousness; the leader of the Vultures tells him to stay to take care of his wife; IK revived his wife, took on her true form, and burned everything in the house together with the little birds Vultures; they rushed to save their property, IC and his wife sailed away in the boat; the water rose, washed away the Vultures; IC's wife sees a hollow with honey and larvae, sticks her head into the hollow; IC threw his honeycombs down, his wife fell, Toads jumped out of her womb, galloped into the woods]: Silverwood-Cope 1972, No. 6:234-241.

(Wed. The Central Andes. {Spanish borrowing is very likely}. Quechua (high-mountain shepherds of the Ausangate massif south of Cusco) [a shepherd sees female stars going down to swim in the lake; hides one of them's shining clothes; the Star has only one eye; the shepherd gives a poncho leads her, the others fly away; the wife gives birth to two children; when they are young, the father shows them shining clothes, tells them not to tell their mother, goes to the valley; the children show clothes, the mother flies to heaven; a returning shepherd scolds children, makes a flute, a flute advises giving the cow a vulture to heaven; on Holy Saturday, the vulture leaves the shepherd in the sky in front of the church gate; says that all the Stars are the same, one-eyed, the wife will be the last to come out; when she goes out, the wife turns to the shepherd herself, promises to return tomorrow, sends her home with a canyua (Chenopodium pallidicaule Aellen; at an altitude of about 5000 m, the main culture); a shepherd descends on another condor; lives with children, their canyua supply never ends (apparently, we are talking about the first canyua, its heavenly origin; it doesn't say the Star is back)]: Lanata 2004:260-261).

Montagna - Jurua. Kashinahua: Ans 1975 [childless husband and wife flee to another village; a spider chick is raised, which returns to the forest, becomes the chief of the spiders; rivals offer her husband to climb a tree to get spider chicks; take the stairs away; the spider chief invites a man to his place, gives another chick to raise, gives a bottle; at night, a man and his wife open it and run; huge bees devour other men]: 207; Shenipabu Miyui 2000 [rivals decided to take the man's wife; asked him to get japó chicks (=spider: corpse family, genus of oropendola) from the tree, cut off a ladder made of a vine; the spiders flew in, bringing prey (monkey, turtle, battleship; lowered the man to the ground, gave them food; gave them a good uruku, paint themselves and poisonous for those who left him on a tree; the spider chief told his son to take the man home, gave chicks with him; at home, the man told his wife to take care of the chicks; painted his wife and himself a good uruku, gave others a poisonous one, they died; the rest wanted to take the man's wife away again, took him to collect bee honey; offered to put their hand in the hollow, the hand was stuck, the companions left; the wild Indians came, the man shouted that he would kill them, they they were frightened, left; the man managed to free his hand, he returned to his wife; others offered to get the battleship out of the hole, failed the exit; the battleship brought the man to the ground, also gave two types of uruku; good the man painted himself and his wife, the poisonous one gave his rivals, they all died]: 99-103; (cf. kashibo [Nokueya Sun created trees, animals; his wife sculpted the first couple of people out of clay, N. made them joints; the man asks for food; N. shows him corn and other food; the man asks his penis, what he wants to eat; answer: vagina; more about how a man (his name is Irakutscha) stole N.'s wife; he descended from heaven, the world fell into darkness; N. sent his son to bring his wife, but he brought the wrong women (the story ends)]: Tessmann 1930:141)

Bolivia - Guaporé. Chiriguano [Choihui came to the house where a married woman lived with a young daughter; drank a beer, left, looked after the woman; when she and her husband went to the field and were alone with her daughter, took her away; the husband cannot find the kidnapper; the woman's brothers think that her husband killed her; send him to a tree to ruin the stork's nest; throw away the stairs; the man marries Stork's two daughters; he promises to return first wife; during the holiday, she comes to the kidnapper with her husband, tells him to greet his wife last; the stork pushed the man, who became a stork, took his wife; the kidnapper tried unsuccessfully shoot him]: Nordenskiöld 1912:283-285.

(Wed. Southern Amazon. Kamayura [a red mako flew to the village of Morená, where the Sun and the Moon lived; they realized that it was a mako made by Vanivaní, and went to him; he cut each of them five times and collected blood, made mako out of each clot; the Sun and the Month returned to their homes, began to make mako in the same way; in their absence, V. came and took all the mako, wives of the Sun and the Month; they slowly came to V., the Sun sent blood-sucking flies to bite women, collected blood, turned her back into wives {what happened to the original wives is not clear}; V. went down the river and took all the makos with him (so in the area where they live kamayura, red makos are not found); old Mavursinim walked to V., cannot cross the river; V. sends a tiny boat for him twice, then sends a caiman, M. takes it to V.; he treats him with tortillas and beer made from cassava cakes soaked in water]: Villas Boas, Villas Boas 1973:191-194).

The Southern Cone. Araucany [old Atapay plays ball against the winged Conatraro, always wins; his team includes Pishmaihuile, Comcüimahuile, Big Eagle, Little Eagle and Mencholonco Birds (Fringilla) matutina); Caimeñtraro and los Tiuques - in the opposite direction; A. wants to get rid of P.; when P., tired of playing, leaves home out of need, Conatraro (hereinafter Traro - T.) connects him and takes him to the edge of the world; Mencholonco birds distract T.'s attention, prancing on horses, freeing P., who cuts off T.'s head; makes balls from his eyes for play, from his wings - milestones for the game; comes to A. under the guise poor old man; A. took his wife P., who recognizes her husband; P. plays and wins, throws the ball at A.'s testicles; he screams in pain, jumps into the water, disappears; P. returns his wife, shares A.'s wealth with the Eagles and Comcüimahuile]: Pino Saavedra 1987, No. 25:76-80.