Yu.E. Berezkin, E.N. Duvakin

Thematic classification and distribution of folklore and mythological motifs by area

Analytical catalogue

Ethnicities and habitats

K32C. A real wife is made an owl. 41.-.43.

The liar takes the place of a real wife, and the real one becomes an owl. See motif K32.

Subarctic. Southern tutchoni; tagish; doghrib; helmet; taltan.

NW Coast. Tlingits; bellacula [the spirit of a murdered wife enters the owl].

The coast is the Plateau. Quarry [mother turns daughter into an owl].