Yu.E. Berezkin, E.N. Duvakin

Thematic classification and distribution of folklore and mythological motifs by area

Analytical catalogue

Ethnicities and habitats

K27z2a. Those who met for one night. 17.23.30.

Having noticed a woman's pregnancy, her relatives or relatives accuse her of debauchery, because, according to their calculations, she could not conceive from her husband or groom. After difficult trials, the woman again meets the boy's father, whom she gave birth.

Palestinians, Saudia, Punjabi, Bengalis, Tamils, Persians.

Taking over Asia. The Palestinians [when he went to town, the sheikh's son spent the night in a vacant lot; the genies were celebrating their wedding; the owner of that wasteland said he could not go — he had a guest; others advised that genie move the guest to the Sultan's daughter's bed for the night, and return her by morning; the young man and the girl managed to exchange rings; when the princess gave birth, the Sultan did not execute her, but sent her with the child to another city; that young man lived there; the child was constantly crying; when he was taken out for a walk and was accidentally taken by his father, the baby stopped crying; the lovers met and compared their rings; everything was fine]: Hanauer 2009:188-190 ; Saudia [the fortuneteller told the poor man that the cause of his family's misfortunes was his beloved youngest son, born under an unhappy star; the father reluctantly married his son, marrying the poorest girl, but He promised him that he would not know his wife until he earned money; one day a young man hears birds talking: a child conceived that night would find a pearl in his mouth every day; contrary to his promise, a young man got together with his wife and went to work in the morning; when his daughter-in-law was pregnant, her husband's parents accused her of debauchery and she ran away; she was picked up by a kind woman, she gave birth to a boy; the ruler's childless wife She ordered him to be stolen, replaced by a dog; the dog was thrown away, and the boy grew up and the ruler married him to the daughter of a neighboring king; but every time the young tried to unite, their bodies seemed stiff; The dervish told the king to ask his wife two questions: Where are the pearls? and Where is your puppy? she understood everything, brought the accumulated pearls and confessed everything; the ruler expelled his wife and executed the old woman who kidnapped the baby; to find the woman's husband, the dervish advised to give alms generously, maybe Perhaps a woman recognizes her husband among those who came; she found out that her husband called himself the happiest; the ruler kept both the young man and his parents with him]: Juhaiman 1999:111-116.

South Asia. Punjabi (Seraiks, Multan) [the merchant's son had just married when he was asked to sail on a ship with goods; while in a distant city, he went to rest and heard swans talking; if this the young man will get together with his wife today, a boy will be born whose mouth will fall rubies if he laughs; the swans decided to immediately take the merchant's son home if they are given pearls to eat; the wife does not immediately believed that her husband had come, then gave her necklace to the swans; she met her husband, and in the morning the swans carried it back; his parents decided that the child was not his, left her daughter-in-law in the forest; she came to to a hermit, gave birth to a son; the jeweler's wife replaced him with her child, came with her husband to another city, where her husband became a vizier; the wife of the merchant's son found her son, tried to carry him away, but she was captured and taken to the forest to kill her; she was bought by a prostitute, and the torturers brought deer blood for now; the prostitute agreed not to teach her her profession, but ordered her to take care of the cow and spin; the grown son came to the prostitute, the cow said to him that he was going to get together with his mother; the king, the vizier and everyone, including the woman's husband, who found himself in this city, gathered; the cow told everything; the vizier and his wife were executed, the prostitute was awarded]: Mehta 2011: 123-129; Bengalis [merchant Shankha's son squandered his fortune, his mother and wife are in poverty; he has a wife Shakti; finally, he promises her to go on a trade expedition, his mother has hidden away for this purpose money; Shanha hears Bangoma and Bangami talking; Bangoma tells her husband that he knows the fate of the young man, but will reveal only one thing: Shakti will soon have a godlike boy; the huge swan Manik can quickly take him to his wife from afar and bring him back; Shanha asked M. to do so; on the way back, M. advises him to leave him the necklace given by his wife, but Shanha does not agree; his humpback sister noticed traces leading to his wife's room; she starved her, beat her, she ran away from home; after 7 months she fell from exhaustion, she was fed by bears and tigers; she was found by a woodcutter, she asked him to sell a piece of sandalwood, but no one buys it; his wife found a hut, thought Shakti was her husband's mistress; when she gave birth, she stole her child with the midwife witch; the midwife arranged for her wife the lumberjack became queen, and the boy was introduced instead of a stillborn child, calling Neelmanik; Shanka lost his necklace (it fell to M.'s swan) and immediately forgot his wife; the necklace spoke and told M. take him to N.; the goddess of the sea hid Shakti for 12 years and then sent him to where she would meet her husband and son; at this time, the woodcutter met Shanka, who bought sandalwood and saw a letter carved by his wife's hand on it ; I immediately remembered everything; the imaginary queen saw Shakti, ordered her clothes to be torn off and thrown into the cave; at that time the king confiscated Shanky's ships and threw him into prison; on the way, Shanka saw N., in which his necklace; N. found his mother, she recognized him; Shakti and the imaginary queen let streams of milk from afar from their breasts, but only the real mother's milk fell on N.'s lips; M.'s swan flew in and told everything; N. reigned, Shanka stayed with his son and took his mother; Swan M. also began to live in the palace]: Bradley-Birt 1920, No. 5:126-138; Tamils [Tsarevich Kantarupan married Princess Kantarupi; 7 heavenly maidens fell in love with him and kidnapped him, he spent every day with one of them; they felt sorry for his wife, they sent him to her every eighth day, but Kantarrupi herself was intoxicated and did not know it; when she became pregnant, her father told her to be taken to the forest; there an old prostitute Cauntaravalli burned the body of her deceased daughter; Kantarupi wanted to throw herself into the fire, but the prostitute offered to replace her daughter; if she gives birth to a boy, he must be killed, if her daughter should be raised; Kantarupi gave birth to a beautiful boy, but at the instigation of a prostitute, the midwife replaced him with a wooden doll; she had to kill the baby, but left him at the anthill where the five-headed serpent lived; Kantarupi's father found him, raised him; the young man went into the prostitutes quarter and saw a woman he fell in love with; went to her at night, stepped He screamed at the calf, and the cow said, “What to expect from a man who was going to hug his own mother; when he saw his mother, her milk splashed into his face; the prince found out; Kantarupi turned to Kali and seven heavenly maidens gave her husband back to her]: Shulman 1980:259-261; Tamils [about the same]: Blackburn 2005, No. 32.

Iran — Central Asia. The Persians [the padishah of the country Mashrek imprisoned his son, and the padishah of Maghreb imprisoned his daughter in a fortress on the mountain; the Peri saw them sleeping and took the girl to the boy for one night to compare their beauty; the boy and the girl exchanged rings; their padishahi fathers released both; they began to look for each other, fell ill; the princess's nanny brought Shahzada the ring that Shahzade gave the girl that night; shahzade recovered and, under the guise of a doctor, came to the princess, married her and went home with her; while standing, the bird took her necklace, Shahzade went to look for it; at this time the Emir and his daughter arrived; Shahzade's wife disguised as a man; agreed that the emir leave her daughter with her; shahzade accidentally dug up treasures; when he returned, he began to live with two wives]: Osmanov 1987:298-301.