Yu.E. Berezkin, E.N. Duvakin

Thematic classification and distribution of folklore and mythological motifs by area

Analytical catalogue

Ethnicities and habitats

K82. Evil sister-in-law .


man's wife or another woman tries to kill his sister.

Arabs of Sudan, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Kabila, Aramais, Aramais, Arabs of Iraq, Yemen (Khujariya), Mehri, Jibbali, Losap (Carolina), Ontong Jawa, Dafla, Toto, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengalis, Telugu, Tamils, Sinhales, Oriya, Santals, Greeks, Russians (Terek Coast, Arkhangelsk, Pskov, Voronezh), Ukrainians (Chernigov; etc.?) , Belarusians, Abkhazians, Adygs, Karachays or Balkarians, Ossetians, Nogais, Kumyks, Avars, Gunzibs, Tatas, Georgians, Megrelians, Armenians, Azerbaijanis, Turks, Kurds, Persians, Kafirs (Prasun), Turkmens, Uzbeks, Latvians , Lithuanians, Setu, Finns, Veps, Mordovians, Mari, Chuvash, Kazan Tatars, Tatars, Yellow Uighurs (Mongolian), Bashkirs, Altaians, Buryats, Dagurs, Nanais, Orochi.

Sudan - East Africa. Sudanese Arabs [Al-Tubbar (AT) persuaded Brother Mohammed to marry; M.'s wife disliked her; put monkey testicles in her food, AL became pregnant; M. took her to a deserted place and fled; son- the monkey asked him if he could go out; began to bring food to his mother; took the hairdresser's curling wand, she ran after her, he told his mother to do her hair, then returned the wand; Wad al-Nimair (VN) played ball, the monkey took it away, VN after him, saw AT, married him; other wives are jealous; threw AT with the child into the well; the monkey son carries her food; the toothpick in her hand became a tree; the wives told VN that his new wife was in spirit and returned to the river; they were infertile, told VN they would get pregnant if they ate monkey meat; he led VN to the well, VN heard the monkey talking to the AT, pulled off the well wives, took out a wife and child; the monkey hid under the bed of the dying sultan, announced on his behalf that AT was his daughter; ATM's brother became the new sultan; VN divorced other wives, began to live with AT and the Sultan, the monkey with them]: Al-Shahi, Moore 1920, No. 7:71-75.

North Africa. Moroccan Arabs: El Koudia 2003, No. 6 [seven brothers are waiting for their mother to give birth to; she gives birth to a daughter, but the mother's sister puts up a stick, not a spindle; brothers think a boy has been born again, they leave ; the daughter has grown up, asks why people call her the sister of seven brothers; she goes looking for them; a servant and a maid are with her; her parents gave her an amulet, it is in her hair, they see what is wrong with her; the servant finds him, breaks her; she is bathed in a black river, she becomes a maid; the servants themselves bathe in white, ride her camel; the elder brother is a sultan, others are provincial chiefs; the elder recognizes the camel and the dog, believes that the woman on the camel is his sister; the real sister was sent to herd camels; she speaks to the camels, talking about herself, they listen to her, they do not graze, they lose weight; the sultan comes, she tells him about everything, camels begin to graze; the sultan orders to take his imaginary sister and husband and real sister to those streams; the imaginary husband and her husband drink black water, the sister is white, everyone regains their true appearance; deceivers they burn; the brothers' jealous wives persuade their sister to swallow an egg if she loves her brothers; she is pregnant, her brothers drive her away; she comes to the old people; they feed her salty meat, hang her down with her head, she belches seven snakes; the old men send a letter to the Sultan; the sister is returned, the wives are executed], 14 [the widower has a daughter and son Aamar younger than her; the stepmother tyrants the children, breaking the dishes, accusing them; the father abandons them they are in the forest; they find an abandoned house, they live there; the sister finds a treasure; two years later, A. asks A. what he would do with the gold; A. replies that he would buy toys; after a while, she would buy a gun shoot father and stepmother; when she replies that she would buy cattle, the sister realizes that A. has become an adult; a woman comes asking for permission to live; her sister wants to drive her away, but she marries A.; hates her sister; says that whoever swallows three eggs loves A.; snake eggs, sister swallows, her stomach grows; brother ties her to a tree, cutting off her hands; she frees herself from fetters, goes to live with deer; the Sultan's people catch her; the old woman feeds her salty meat, hangs her upside down, she belches three snakes; the sultan marries her; when leaving, warns her two other wives of the cunning; they push her her in the well, she gives birth to twins named Abdurrahman and Othman; the servant hears her voice, evil wives threaten to kill her children, are kicked out of the palace; she tries to get water for the children, while she has hands grow; she finds an empty house, lives there; the woman's sultan and father look for her, come to her house; she tells her story; the father falls through the ground, only the beard remains; the sultan burns the evil wives alive]: 33-38, 90-95; Kabila: Taos-Amrush 1974 [daughter asks to open the cage, her father's favorite partridge flies away; mother and daughter run away in fear, climb a tree; the girl wrote, the animals saw her, the snake got up, bit her mother, the animals ate the fallen woman; the rabbit saved the baby from her womb; told the girl to go down, gave her the boy, taught him to quickly make him an adult; he marries; the wife did not loves her sister, lays snake eggs on her, her stomach grows; her brother throws her into a hole in the forest; the passerby pulls her out, the healer pulls out the snakes, the woman dries them; gives birth to a son; goes with him to his brother; a boy tells their story; brother and wife fall into the ground, sister pulls brother by the hair back]: 154-163; Mammeri 1996, No. 1 [the hunter brought a partridge to later use as manshchik; daughter asked her mother to let her play with the partridge; she flew away; although it's late in the evening, the husband kicked his wife and daughter out of the house - do not come back without a partridge; in the forest, a hare tells them to climb tree, predators will soon return; the girl's tears are dripping down; the hare explains that it's raining, but the jackal finds out that the sky is clear; the lion sent an ant to check, the woman killed him; then the snake, she bit the woman, she fell, the animals ate her; the hare asked to leave her baby from her womb, kept it; when the animals went hunting, told the girl to go down, handed her a boy, his name is Hawthorn, i.e. he was born among hawthorn bushes; gave bone marrow to feed the child; the girl was sheltered in the village; she found a pot of gold, now they have enough to live on; asks her brother what he would do with the money ; would buy toys; in a few years: a horse; then: home; so the brother became an adult and his sister showed him gold; he married; the wife is jealous of Sister B., because she is more beautiful than her; made an omelet from 7 snake eggs and gave her; B. believes her wife that her sister is pregnant; sister advises her to leave her sister in the forest; in the forest B. tells her sister to cut wood in one place and he and his wife will cut in another; all day sister hears barking brother's dogs and the knock of his ax; it's already dusk; the rider asks what the girl is doing alone in the forest at such a time; she tells him to go by - her brother and wife are nearby; the same second rider; the third led her to a place where barking and an ax could be heard; there the dog is tied to a tree, and a mallet swings in the tree, which the wind hits the calebass; the girl went with this man; in the village, an old man advised him feed the girl salty meat, do not let her drink for three days, then hang her legs over a trough of water; as the snakes crawled out to the water, a man killed them with a knife; married a girl; they have a son, a wife suggested the name Silver because he was born in wealth; he complains that other boys laugh at him - he does not have a maternal uncle; the father agrees to let the boy go with his mother, but warns that his uncles are forest animals; they come to B. under the guise of beggars; agree that S. will ask his mother to tell the story; his brother's wife does not want to let him in, but B. himself allowed it; the woman pretends not to want to tell, but B.'s children are intrigued and asked to tell; as the story goes, B. and his wife sink into the ground; at the last moment, the sister grabbed her brother by the hair and pulled it out, and hit his wife on the head with a mallet, she disappeared into the ground; the woman's husband came to them; B. married again]: 7-24; Arezki 2010 [the wives of seven brothers put snake eggs on their sister, her stomach began to swell, she was kicked out; old man fed her salty meat, hung her feet above the water, the snakes wanted to drink, crawled out, the old man killed them; the girl got married, gave birth to a son named Izuminka; they come to the woman's brothers, the son asks to tell the story, the mother tells how it happened, shows dried snakes; sisters fell into the ground]: 130-131; Dermenghem 1945 [the girl and her baby brother were orphaned; the girl raised him, found a treasure; asks what to do with the money, if there were any; the boy replies that he should buy sweets; the next year, buy a farm; she realizes that her brother has grown up; he is married, his wife is jealous of his sister; she put it her snake egg in an omelet, her sister's stomach began to swell; her brother took her to the forest, tied her to a tree; the first traveler passed by, the second untied her, married her; fed her salted lamb, hung her legs above her pelvis with water; the snake crawled out to drink, he killed her, salted her; they have children; a woman comes with them to her brother's house disguised as beggars; the brother does not recognize her sister, his wife recognized; as she tells her story and pulls out the body of the snake, brother and wife fall into the ground; the wife has completely failed, and the sister pulls out the brother, they are reconciled]: 57-62; Algerian Arabs [the wives of seven brothers hate the sister of the brothers Aisha; they gave her snake eggs to eat under the guise of pigeons; her stomach began to swell; the brothers buried A. alive, but a passerby heard moans and dug her up; wise El-Moudjarrab advises feeding A. salted lamb and hang them by the legs above a basin of water; snakes crawled out of her mouth to get drunk, the man killed them and married A.; she gave birth to a boy named Hab-Hab-Roumann; when he plays with other children, on him They laugh: why does he not have a maternal uncle; A. reports that he has an uncle; negotiates with his son that he will bring him to his brothers and begin to tell a story about strangers, but in fact about himself; she will see how the brothers react; they cry, A. opened up to them; the brothers beat their wives for a long time, then buried them alive]: Belarus 1982:46-51; Tunisia [orphan girl Lulji has a younger brother Ali; she found treasure and waited for her brother to grow up; gave him the money, he bought a herd of sheep, built a house and got married; his wife hated Lyulja, made him swallow a snake egg without biting, told her husband that his the sister is pregnant; he asked her to look in his head, and the snake, feeling the heat from the sun, began to move in L.'s stomach; the brother was convinced of his wife's words and took his sister to the tent to cook lunch, and he will look after the sheep; in fact, he left her, went home; a storm hit, L. almost died; two horsemen arrived, both wanted to take the girl for themselves, one defeated the other, killed; L. to him told her story, he cooked the meat in butter, salted it thoroughly; then tied her legs and hung it from the ceiling, placed a wooden bowl of water under it; the snake came out of the girl, he married L. ; she gave birth to two sons; went to the market, saw her brother; he became poor; when she returned home, L. told her children to ask her to tell a story that disturbs her heart when a beggar came; she received the beggar, fed him and put him to bed in the children's room; they asked for a story, she began to tell; the brother understood everything, apologized, she forgave him, he returned home, killed his wife; returned to sister, began trading with her husband, living next to them]: Al-Aribi 2009, No. 83 in Korovkina MS; Egyptian Arabs [prince wants to marry; finds a girl who collects onions with her father; father immediately orders the construction of the palace; the girl refuses the prince: let him learn the craft; the carpenter promises to learn in two years, the blacksmith in a year, a poor silk weaver who is not allowed into the front row - in 5 minutes (all it takes for the prince to see how he works); the prince weaved his father's palace, the girl married the prince; two years later, the prince and the vizier enter the Maghrebin coffee shop; they were locked up along with others, prisoners are hung by the legs, poison is drowned out of them; the prince says that the master will receive more if he sells a silk shawl (the one he made for testing and depicts the royal palace); the seller was detained, the prince and other prisoners were released; soon the king died, handed over the throne to his son; he fell ill; tells his son, who is 6 more, to marry only after the wedding of his daughter (she is 8), otherwise the wife will harm the son's sister; after the death of the father, the sister asks her brother twice what he would do with his father's treasures; he suggests various nonsense, she realizes that the brother is still young; the third time offers to irrigate the field near the palace, harvest; his sister gives him money; the old woman persuaded the young man to marry her daughter; fed her sister the eggs of the umbar bird, which make virgins pregnant; angels adopted a newborn girl and her mother died; the old woman continues to harm; after all, the girl tells everything; the old woman and her daughter have been burned]: Spitta-Bey 1883, No. 7:94-104.

Western Asia. Aramei [Pasha's wife slander his sister, she is locked; his wife puts a snake with food for her, she crawls into her stomach; Pasha believes that her sister is pregnant, leaves her in the mountains; meets her by the stream prince, brings to himself; the doctor takes the snake out of the girl's body; the giant takes the girl into the dungeon; the pasha executes the evil wife, frees his daughter and the daughter of the forest king, marries that one; the giant and three others monsters accuse each other of missing girls, kill each other; first, the sons of Pasha's new wife disappear; after the ceremony, they stay; the prince marries Pasha's daughter]: Belov, Wilsker 1960:378-380 ; Iraqi Arabs: Yaremenko 1990, No. 18 (all of Iraq) [sister persuades her brother to marry, finds him a wife, who gives birth to two children; she moves around her sister more and more, complains that she is doing nothing; gives she eat eggs that make her pregnant; her brother leaves her sister in the desert; she gave birth to three talking birds, they told her brother everything; he returns his sister, divorces his wife], 19 (prov. Babil) [the wife disliked her husband's sister, loaded her with work; put bird eggs in her wineskin, she began to drink, swallow it, became pregnant; the husband took her sister to the desert; she found a palace, a garden, a well, stayed there , gave birth to two red birds; they began to fly to the girl's brother's wife while she was drying the grain, telling their story; the husband heard, kicked his wife out, returned his sister, promised not to marry again]: 106-111, 111- 112; Yemen (SW corner, Khujariya region, western 2006) [sister lives with her brother and his wife; goes to the roof at night, turns to the Month; wife tells her husband that her sister has lovers; suggests look in her head, puts a lizard in her clothes, tells her brother that she gave birth to a freak; her brother tells her sister to bring him lunch to the field, lets the bulls in, they trample her; she turns into a palm tree, and coffee, which she brought into the stream; women came to wash clothes in it, asked the palm tree to bend down (to hang it and then take off the laundry), she bent down; when her brother's wife came, her clothes remained on palm tree, she did not bend back; the husband calls the woodcutter, but the palm tree asks not to cut her body; the same goes for the second; the husband brings the deaf and dumb man, who cuts down the palm tree; the old woman picked up a date, brought it home and forgot; Every day, when she comes back, she sees the house tidy; her little nieces say it's them; but one day an old woman found a young woman who told her everything; her brother sees her, does not recognize her, asks for a wife; the sister asks the old lady to demand a bed made of stone and glass, straw and wood, clay and cloth; he makes them, brings them, they say strange things; the sister explains who she is; he ripped his wife's belly open, brought his sister home]: al-Baydhani 2008:41-49; mehri [a man has a wife and sons, and his brother's sister is with him {i.e. his sister?} named Leylenot; when he left, he left her in the care of his wife; she asked L. to look into the pit {cave?} , left it there, closing the exit; when her husband returned, his wife said that L. was missing; they went to look for her; the couple were arguing whose ram should be sacrificed; in the morning they slaughter a ram; L. smells, asks," My father's brother {?} , give me meat and dates too, I'm in a cave, your wife locked me here"; two came up, one of them, Maheimiden, married L.; the second, Maheimood, asked where L. was, and he was shown her grave; but he read over Her is the Koran; it turned out that a goat's head was buried in the grave; when L. and Mohaimiden died, two trees grew on their grave: one with fragrant fruits and the other giving henna]: Hein, Müller 1909, No. 47: 126-129; Jibbali [the wife was a witch, gave birth to a boy, killed him with her mother to eat him with other witches, accused her husband's sister; he was going to kill her, but he doubted; gave the witch money, she brought it to the place where the witches ate his son's meat; he took his son's liver: this part was offered to his wife, but she wanted another one; at home he invited his wife to open the basket, said it was the one the part she was offered; drove his wife and mother-in-law away, stayed with his sister and his cattle]: Müller 1907, No. 25:112-113.

Micronesia-Polynesia. Losap (Truk County, Carolina) [When he dies, the chief tells his son to marry only from his island to love his sister; he brings his wife from another island; the wife does not like the husband taking care of the sister is more than about her; after giving birth to a boy, asks her husband's sister to look after him, picks her husband's favorite flower, puts it on his sister; the husband drives his sister away; the god Olofat marries her, they have two sons; one of them sails to his uncle's island, sleeps there with women; local men want to kill him; but brothers come to their uncle; an uncle calls men, they can't kill brothers; then their sons are called Anun Mwarasi ("rainbow"); but Rainbow and O. are brothers; the sons of Rainbow hit O.'s sons with spears, but O. cured them, explained that they were descendants of the island's leader; after that, Rainbow left the island and helped him before residents]: Mitchell 1973, No. 61:175-177; Ontong Java [Asinga is Liliou's sister; he has a wife and two daughters; his wife wants to eat A., L. allowed her; she did not finish eating her and threw it away, but said she ate it whole; A. began to come to her nieces in the garden, they come crying every time; L. followed, grabbed A., revived her; killed his wife]: Keopo 1981:67-68.

Tibet is the Northeast of India. Dafla [brother and sister live alone; finally, brother finds a bride; she agrees to marry him only if he kills her sister; brother cuts off sister's head; the corpse disappears; it turns out to be a demon took the form of a girl to provoke a young man to kill his sister and eat the victim]: Bori 1995:48-49; toto [7 brothers have one sister; 6 brothers are married; brothers are gone on business, they must return to the seventh; their wives do not like their sister, they offered to take her lice out, they pushed her into the river; when crossing the river, each of their brothers hears a voice and says that if it is someone from our family, let them come to my clothes left; there is no answer to the words of the 6 brothers, and a beautiful bird came down to the younger one's clothes; when he found out that the sister was missing, the brother went to look for her; at this time, the wives fried the bird, ate it, and the cat swallowed the bone; tells his younger brother that if he shares rice with her, she will give him a birdseed; the cat regurgitated the bone, the young man hid it and she gradually became a girl; the brothers beat and drove the wives away; the sister She married safely and after her death became the Cikouri parrot (the origin of these parrots)]: Majumdar 1991, No. 17:256-259.

South Asia. Punjabi [three brothers are married; their sister Ambi is terribly poor; wants to go to the party but needs a handkerchief; the wives of two brothers drive her away, the third's wife gives a handkerchief on the condition that if she is wearing it at least one speck will appear, she washes the handkerchief in A.'s blood; when A. returns from the holiday, a crow flies over her and drops her droppings, a stain appears on her scarf; Brother A.'s wife talks about what happened to her husband; he killed and buried his sister; one day all three brothers saw a mango tree and decided to pick the fruit; every time they hear a voice: brothers, brothers, don't pick a mango, brother killed his own sister, don't pluck; they try to pick the fruits by force, it fails; they understand that the voice comes from under the roots; they dug up their sister, washed it, she is alive; the brother repented deeply, drove his wife away; the brothers and sister have become good live]: Sheikh-Dilthey 1976, No. 1:5-7; Marathi [the king and queen died, leaving seven sons and a youngest daughter; the wives of six hate their daughter-in-law, seek her expulsion; the wife of the seventh good to her, gives s food with her own food; the wives of six tell her to return if she marries Chundun Rajah, who has recently died; then let him put them on wooden benches and the seventh on an emerald-decorated one; the girl passes through the forest, sees the tomb, climbs into it from the rain, C. gets up, asks her; he is bewitched: Peri grabbed the necklace in which he lives, will give it back if he becomes her husband; the brahmana performs the wedding ceremony, C.'s wife gives birth to a boy; comes to her husband's parents; once a peri flew in, the boy accidentally tore off her necklace, it crumbled, C.'s wife collected it, put it on her husband, he finally came to life; wives The brothers were invited to a wedding, the seventh was put in a precious chair; six brothers hanged their wives, took others]: Frere 1868, No. 20:249-261; Bengalis [wives of seven brothers hate their sister; when the brothers went on business, trying to lime it, giving difficult assignments; 1) get water out of the well without tying the ropes to the bucket (the crows brought water in their beaks, filled the bucket); 2) peel the rice husks without a grain grater and chimes (the finches were peeled); 3) bring the milky sap of a tree, which is dangerous to go to because of wild animals; when the girl got there, she met her brothers returning home; She did not complain about her sister-in-law, but said that their eyes hurt, so they sent her for juice; the brothers brought juice; the wives, when uncomfortable, rubbed it into their eyes and went blind; brothers sent them to their parents]: Devi 1915:97-100; Telugu {the collection contains mainly Telugu texts and several Marathi texts; there is little possibility that this text does not apply to Telugu, and to Marathi} [the king and queen died, leaving seven sons and a youngest daughter; the wives of six decided to lime their daughter-in-law, only the youngest's wife loves her; in the absence of husbands they fed her clay, her stomach is swollen, they accused her of debauchery, drove her into the forest; they mocked her that they would see her give them molasses on plates of leaves; the king found the girl in the forest, gave a laxative, her stomach was gone, and the king married her; But the brothers became impoverished; one day they came to that kingdom carrying a load of grass; they did not recognize their sister; she told them to bring their wives; the queen began to serve them molasses on plates of leaves; she greeted the wife to her younger brother, others are disgraced]: Venkataswami 1923, No. 85:165-167; Tamils [7 brothers are married and have a younger sister; when leaving, brothers tell their wives to take care of her, but their wives tyrant her; they tell her to make many cow cakes; the girl turns to her late parents - the cakes are ready; the same with cooking a huge amount of rice; they tell me to drink a huge pot of water in which they washed rice; she drank it, but it is alive swollen; the brothers agreed to leave her in the forest; but she called the people together, talked it all over; people told her brothers about it, who burned their wives in a lime kiln and returned her sister]: Blackburn 2005, No. 72; Sinhalese [seven sisters met a girl, said they wanted to marry seven brothers; the girl brought them to her brothers; the brothers' wives cooked rice, asked her sister-in-law to watch, she fell asleep, the rice washed away in the rain; they gave her a drink of water with sharp shards, one stuck in her throat, she was speechless; they put her in a bag of a monkey, beat her; the sisters accused her sister-in-law of debauchery; younger her brother agreed to kill her, left her in the woods, smeared her sword with snake blood; the brothers and their wives went blind; the girl came to town, got married, began to tell her son her story; the brothers heard her, saw her light; their wives did not see the light and starved to death]: Parker 1914a, No. 126:215-218 (translated to Volkhonsky, Solntseva 1985, No. 106:262-263); oriya [an evil neighbor persuades the Ta'poi girl to ask her seven brothers the golden moon; they order the moon to the jeweler; when they leave, they tell their wives to take care of their sister; only the youngest cares, the rest push around, send them to the forest to look for the missing goat; the brothers return, that is, they all says; they dress T. as the goddess Mangala; when the wives meet halfway, the imaginary goddess cuts off each of them; hugs the youngest, gives her all the gifts that the brothers brought; the rest of the sisters drowned]: Mohanti 1975:83-84; Santals: Bodding 1929, No. 86 [seven brothers leave, their wives tyrant their sister; she turns into fruit in a tree; brothers come back, tears fall on them, brothers cut a fetus, they find a sister there; they push their wives into a hole, put a wheel on top, tell their sister to relieve themselves; many days later, the brothers agreed to release them]: 303-307; Campbell 1891 [wives of six brothers they try to lime their sister as soon as they leave; they tell them to bring 1] brushwood without a rope from the forest (the snake tells them to put brushwood on her, wraps it like a rope); 2) the tigress's milk (the cubs feel sorry for the girl, they milk the mother, give milk); 3) bear milk (cubs give); 4) bring water in a leaky vessel (the frog closes the hole); 5) collect scattered mustard seeds (pigeons collect); 6) bring cover the roof with a bunch of leaves without tying them with a rope (another snake ties them); 7) get flowers from the tree; when a girl climbs a tree, the brothers' wives leave thorny bushes around, leave; brothers they come back, the sister's tear drips on them, they let their sister down; they push the wives into the well]: 119-124; ho [the wives of six brothers try to lime their sister in their absence, they tell them 1) bring water in the leaky vessel (frog plugs a hole), 2) brushwood without a rope (the snake bandaged), 3) collect the sown seeds (pigeons collect), 4) bring the bear's milk (the bear gives); wives are told to climb the tree for with fruits, break off branches, leave; brothers spend the night under this tree, sister's tear drips, they notice it, take it off, execute their wives]: Bompas 1909:469-470.

The Balkans. The Greeks [when dying, the father tells his son and daughter not to do either harm or good; the girl saw a baby crying, persuaded her brother to pick up a child, although he did not want to; raised a girl, married her brother on her; one day, when he returned, he hugged his sister first and then his wife; she hated his sister-in-law; let her eat snake eggs, her stomach began to swell; the brother sent the servant to kill his sister, but he simply left her in mountains; the shepherd took her to him; hung her over the cauldron in which milk was boiling, the snakes came out; she came to the king, began to tell her own story; said three times: if I am telling the truth, let a tree branch will break; the branch breaks every time; the king's wife is tied to the horse's tail; the sister married the shepherd's son]: Legrand 1881:227-231.

Central Europe. Russians, Ukrainians, Belarusians [Bezruchka: Upon the lie of a witch wife, a brother expels her sister from home, cuts off her hands (cf.: 883A); she marries a tsar; slandered again , and the king expels her with her child; she is miraculously healed; accepted by her husband; when the truth is found out, the witch is punished]: SUS 1979, No. 706:176-177 (48 entries); Russians [(according to Afanasiev 1861); the brother's wife releases his horse, the falcon, throws her son under the horse's feet, accuses her husband's sister of this; the brother takes his sister to the forest, the prince finds her; she will give birth - hands up to the elbow in gold; substituting letters; mothers they cut off their hands, drive them into the forest; she drops the child into the well, her hands grow to pick him up; the boy and mother come to their father, the boy tells their story]: Potanin 1891:153; Russians ( Teresky Bereg) [dying, parents to son: call your sister mother; brother married Baba Yaga's daughter; wife cut down the best tree, killed the best pigeon, accused her sister, brother believed but asked; stabbed his own child; the brother cut off his sister's hands and drove her out; Ivan Tsarevich found her and married her; she gave birth when her husband was away, Baba Yaga changed letters (not a puppy, not a lamb, not a frog); the child was tied to her chest, kicked out; she leaned to the river, the child fell, her hands grew, she picked up the child; voice: build Nikolina's church; she came to the house where everyone gathered, tells a fairy tale, that is, everything what happened; baba yaga was shot at seven gates]: Balashov 1970, No. 47:160-163; Russians (Arkhangelskaya, Pinezhsky district, village. Veegor, Mikhail Krivopolenova, 1925) [Brother and sister live together, without parents. The brother sells, gets married, his wife decides to kill his sister-in-law. He kills a bull, then her husband's beloved horse, then his own child, blames his sister-in-law. The brother did not forgive the murder of the child, took his sister to the forest, wanted to cut off his head, but regretted it and cut off his arms up to the elbow and left him in the forest. The prince sees the girl, covers her coat with his coat, and gets married. In the absence of the prince, a son is born "the sun in the forehead, a month in the back of his head, in gold at the elbow, and in silver at the knee." They write a letter to the father, the messenger stops at the merchant's wife on the way, she replaces the letter: a child was born with a dog's body, wolverine legs, and hare ears. The Tsarevich orders to save the child's life; on the way back, the merchant's wife again replaces the letter with an order to execute the mother and child. The old king did not dare to execute and sent them both to the sea. The boy leaned over to the water and fell down. The mother cannot pick him up, she hears a voice, sees that her hands have come from the sea and have grown to her, and saves the child. She goes to her merchant brother, they don't recognize her. The boy tells his story as if he had been. The brother recognizes his sister, kills his wife, everyone goes to the kingdom to his son-in-law]: Ozarovskaya 2009, No. 27:321-323; Russians (Arkhangelskaya, 1908, Lapinskaya volost, 18-year-old girl A.S. Filatova, lived an employee in different villages of Pomorye, composes ditties and songs/"folk poetess"/, illiterate) [An old widower marries Yaitsna-Babitsna, she does not love her stepdaughter. She kills a horse, a cow, her child, says the old man's daughter is to blame. He can't forgive a child's death. The old man takes his daughter to the forest, cuts off his arms up to the elbow and throws it. Ivan Tsarevich sees her, takes her home, leaves her in his room and does not let anyone else into it. The mother finds out who lives there, he asks for the blessing of marrying a handless person, the mother first resists (the son says "we still have nothing to do"), but then agrees. A girl gives birth to a son, Ivan goes overseas. The handless wants to visit her father and asks her mother-in-law to tie the baby to her chest. On the way, she leans to the stream to get drunk, the child falls into the water. Her voice tells her to bend down and reach for the baby, she doesn't believe it's possible, but when she goes down to get her son out of the water, her hands appear. She comes to her father, where her husband, Ivan Tsarevich, finds himself, and no one recognizes her (she has hands). Ivan asks someone to tell the story, and the son tells his mother's story, Jaicna-Babicna calls the story a lie, and goes to the stove. Ivan recognizes his wife and takes her father back to his kingdom. Yaitsna dies behind the stove, and lies there]: Tseitlin 1911, No. 12:9-11; Russians (Pskov) [Ivan da Marya, brother and sister; I. married Anna, his wife disliked M.; put snake eggs on her instead birds; M. became fat and stupid; A. gave birth to a child, but fell asleep; secretly buried, smeared sleeping M. with chicken blood; I. believed his wife, kicked out his sister; the prince found M., brought him to the sorcerer; he ordered hang her by the legs, the snakes got out of M., she recovered, the prince married her; they have a son and daughter; M. and her children went to visit her brother; M. began to tell a fairy tale - her story; while she was telling, I. and A.'s bed began to go to the ground; she pulled brother M. by the hair, and A. fell into the abyss]: Ploshchuk 2004, No. 54:141-143; Russians (Pskov, Ostrovsky y.) [when dying, parents tell their son to take care of their sister; she advises his brother to marry; the wife disliked her sister-in-law; broke bottles of wine, killed a stallion, killed her own baby, blamed everything on her sister-in-law; brother took his sister to the forest to cut off her head, but agreed to cut off only her hands; she came to the royal garden to eat apples from the branches; the prince found her and married her; when he left, she gave birth to a son: hands up to the elbow covered in gold, knee-deep in silver, a month on the back of his head, the sun on his forehead, frequent stars on the top of his head; the messenger stayed at the house of the woman in labor's brother; his wife changed the letter: she gave birth to neither a dog, nor a cat, nor a mouse; changed the prince's answer: to drive his wife out with the baby; she dropped the child into the water, fell asleep; when she woke up, the child was alive and her hands were in place; she changed clothes with the shepherd, began to beg; came to her brother's house, Tsarevich is also there; tells a fairy tale - his story; everything turned out, a feast for the whole world]: Smirnov 1917, No. 104:333-337; Russians (Voronezh) [Orphans brother and sister live together. His brother gets married, his wife is jealous of his beautiful sister. She tells her husband that in his absence, she broke dishes, stabbed his beloved horse, killed his child. The brother cannot forgive his sister for the last act, takes her to the forest and cuts off her hands. The brother shows his hands to his wife and says he killed his sister. A girl enters the royal garden and eats apples. Bova Korolevich notices this, leaves her to live at court, marries her. In his absence, his wife gives birth to a beautiful child ("on his forehead, a month on the back of his head"). Her brother gets the birth news letter, and his wife replaces him with a birth message "no mouse, no beast, but some freak". She also replaces the Queen's answer, ordering the child's mother to be killed before he returns. The king and queen feel sorry for their daughter-in-law, tie the child to their breasts and let her go. The girl leans to the water to get drunk, the child falls into the river. When she reaches for him to get him out of the water, her arms grow. She asks for salvation for the child and healing for herself. Together with her child, she stays at her brother's place for the night, and her husband is also there. He and the owners recognize her, but they doubt her because she has hands. Bova asks how she lost her arms, and her brother says that her hands were cut off by a car. He admitted to being her husband. The three of them return to the prince's parents, the wife tells how she was healed and how her hands returned. The child becomes even more beautiful after falling into the water ("the star in the forehead became brighter"). The daughter-in-law and brother were shot, the prince's son grew up and became tsar]: Baryshnikova 2007, No. 6:66-70; Russians (Voronezhskaya, 1940) [Andrey and Alena remain orphans, the father punishes his son to take care of their sister. Andrei's wife wants to kill her daughter-in-law, in the absence of her husband she cuts off her paws and ears, pulls out the tail of her beloved cat, then cuts off the horse's tail and mane and accuses Alyonushka of it. The wife cuts velvet and silk prepared in the shop for trade, after which Andrey takes his sister to the "raw forest" and leaves her alone. The water from the stream and the wind make Alyonushka beautiful, Ivan Tsarevich sees her (hunts in the forest), falls in love and marries her. In her absence, she gives birth to three sons. Andrei's envious wife finds out about this and makes her husband set up a post yard. A letter is sent to the post office with a message for the prince about the birth of children, she replaces him, writes that Alyonushka gave birth to three puppies. She also changes Andrei's answer to an order to expel his wife. Alyonushka and her children find themselves at her brother's inn at night. The hostess does not want to let the vagrants in, but Andrei opens a barn for them. Ivan Tsarevich also stays there, he wants to listen to an unprecedented fairy tale, no one can tell, and Alyonushka's sons (her husband does not recognize her in a poor dress) tell a story about the expulsion of their mother. Ivan recognizes his wife, forgives Andrey with Alyonushka, and punishes his wife]: Korolkova 1941, No. 6:37-40; Russians (Voronezhskaya, 1940) [The girl accidentally stumbles upon a forest dwelling, enters rooms, or The third, last to see the Beast on the chain. It asks for 2 vats of blood to be moved, she performs, the Monster drinks, gains strength, frees herself and makes the girl live with him ("or else I'll eat you"). Ivan hunts in the dense forest, but does not kill animals, but replenishes his hunt, the she-wolf asks not to kill her and gives her the wolf cub, Ivan gathers a bear cub, a lion cub, a crow, a falcon, etc. Ivan walks into a dense place, walks into a hut, meets a girl, finds out about the Beast. It wants to fight Ivan, but sees him hunting and decides to put up. The three of them live, Ivan takes care of the girl like a sister. The monster persuades her to pretend to be sick and send Ivan hunting to the mill for water and supplies so that the Beast can lock animals loyal to Ivan there. Ivan collects water, calls animals, but they remain locked behind 12 doors, he thinks they are slow, but they will catch up and leave. The monster asks Ivan to heat the stove, a crow, a falcon, an eagle fly to Ivan, they say not to hurry, they say how many doors the hunt has gnawed through to come to his aid. The monster sends the girl several times to find out if the bath is ready. (Ivan replies that one, two, three corners are flooded, delaying the moment when the Beast appears). It does not wait, comes to the bathhouse, is going to grab Ivan, a hunt appears, drags the Monster, puts it in the oven, locks the flap, it burns down. Ivan leaves the girl on a chain, promises to forgive her when she cries a vat of tears. Ivan goes to another country, stays with an old woman (afraid of hunting), she talks about a beautiful princess who cannot marry anyone, because all suitors are defeated by a giant, and for him She doesn't want to get married. Ivan leaves the old woman hunting and tells her to watch his knife in the glass: if he covers himself with blood, then he is in danger and it is time to release the animals. Ivan comes to a beautiful metropolitan city, invites the princess ("her height was heroic, her face was white as snow, her eyebrows were black as velvet, her cheeks were scarlet like cherry blossoms, her chest rises high") to go out for him, she agrees. Ivan opposes the giant when he grabs his hand and Ivan is bleeding, the old woman goes hunting. Animals come running and tear the giant apart, Ivan cuts off his head; marries a princess. She goes to visit the girl (she sat on a chain for a year) in the forest, finds an empty vat, lets her go, invites her to go to her maid. The girl agrees, but she is jealous, finds the Giant's tooth in the oven, sews it into a pillow and puts it on Ivan. The tooth gets into his ear, he dies. The princess buries him in a high tower (with the inscription "There is no stronger and braver than the Russian hero Ivan"). Hunting climbs into the tower, the bear removes the coffin lid, the hare pulls a tooth out of Ivan's ear, he comes to life, plays the pipe, the animals dance, the princess rejoices]: Korolkova 1941, No. 8:45-49; northern Ukrainians (Chernigovskaya, Nezhinsky district) [when dying, parents tell their son: if she marries, listen to his sister, not his wife; the wife hates her sister-in-law; she stabbed the dog, accused her sister; then the horse; when the son, the brother took his sister into the forest, cut off his hands and left him; the girl was found by a "brother's servant", married her; when she left, she gave birth to children up to half of gold, up to half of silver; her brother's wife changed the letter: she gave birth to two puppies; replaced the letter from her husband with an order to drive away the mother and children; they were tied to her neck; she bent down for a drink, the children fell into the water, the hands of the industry; one day she went unrecognized to where her brother and wife lived; told everything; brother cut off his wife head, left with sister]: Malinka 1902, No. 30:306-308; Belarusians [when dying, parents tell their son and daughter to live together as with them; brother marries; wife believes that he loves his sister more than her; she slaughtered a cow, blamed her sister; the brother is not angry; the horse is the same; the child; then the brother took her sister to the forest, cut off her hands; she came to the royal garden, where golden apples count; she ate one; they began to look; the king found, fell in love, married; when he left, his wife gave birth to a son - a month in the forehead, at the back of the head of dawn; the messenger spent the night with the woman's brother, his wife changed the letter - she gave birth not to a beetle, not a toad; changed the answer: drive the wife away with the one she gave birth to; she bent over the well, the child fell, her hands grew; she came to her brother's house, her husband there; she told everything; the king took his wife, the brother tied his brother to horse tail and let him into the field]: Romanov 1887, No. 55:283-285.

Caucasus - Asia Minor. Abkhazians [one hundred brothers have only and beloved sister Gunda the Beautiful, they feed her the bone marrow of mountain game; the brothers' wives envy her, ask her to leave the tower and eat with them, they put a ring in the island; G. swallows it, falls dead, the corpse is thrown into the forest; hunter Alhuz finds it, she coughs up the ring, comes to life; sledges drive evil wives out]: Inal-ipa et al. 1977:30; (=1988, No. 13:82-86; =Bgazhba 2002:69-72); the Adygs [seven brothers have a sister, their wives do not like her, Orsaryzh (patroness of the hearth, an evil old woman in fairy tales) advised her to give her hare fat to eat, his sister became pregnant, her brothers threw her into the steppes; she gave birth to a hare that turned rags into new things; the khan gave him a hut and an arba, he and his mother moved to the village; the khan liked the hare's mother, his wife and their mother decided to poison her; the hare overheard, changed food cups, the khansha died herself; the khan married the hare's mother, and the current hare comes from this hare]: Aliyeva 1978, No. 34:260-262; Karachays or Balkarians [Soltan has a beautiful and kind sister Salim; she invites him to marry; his wife Sopra is jealous of Salima's beauty and intelligence; poisoned the dog, blaming his sister-in-law - Soltan did not show discontent; then killed her son Zaur; Soltan left her naked and tied sister in the forest; hunter Nazir found her, married her; she gave birth in the absence of her husband, named the child Nazir; messenger sent to N. stayed at Sapra's house; she changed the letter - his wife gave birth to an animal; N. tells her to leave his wife and dog puppy in the forest; disguised as a beggar, she came to Nazir's house and told her story; Sapra was left in the forest ]: Malkonduev 2017:752-758; Ossetians [young people began to mock the old man, smashed his gun; he and his wife climbed a tree above the sea, fell into the water with a tree; they were carried to an island, they a son and daughter were born; when dying, the old man does not tell his son to marry before his daughter marries and not to take a blue-eyed and red-haired daughter; the son went to his father's homeland, fell in love with such a girl, the sister lifted the ban; daughter-in-law decided to destroy the plot; strangled a pet bear, a pet wolf, her husband's foal, each time accusing his sister; strangled her own son; the brother sent the worker to take her sister to the forest and cut off her arms; Khan's son found her and married her; when she left, she gave birth to a boy; her brother's wife changed the letter - the wife gave birth to a snake; she also changed her husband's answer: drive his wife into the forest; she dropped the child into the river, Huastergi ordered him grab the hands of the industry; she was hired as an employee at her brother's house; the khan's son spent the night in it, she told her story; the blue-eyed redhead was tied to the stallion's tail]: Dzagurov 1983, No. 122:519-527; Nogais [when they die, parents bequeath a chest to their daughter Salimat, tell them not to show the contents to anyone; brother S. Asker marries girlfriend S. Fatima; they want to know what's in the chest; F. kills his child, puts F. in bed; A. leaves S. in the woods, cutting off her hands; old people take S. home, their son takes her as his wife; leaves, S. gives birth twin boys, her husband's parents send a messenger, F. replaces letters: S. gave birth to freaks; S. must be driven into the forest; she leans over the river, the child falls, she prays to Allah, her arms grow; children grew up, together with S. they come to A.'s house; S.'s husband also comes there; S. tells his story; A. hacked F., S. returns to her husband with his children]: Nogai 1979, No. 24:125-129; Kumyks [the young man's wife disliked his sister; broke a jug, then other things, then killed her own child, each time accusing her sister-in-law; brother took her sister to the hollow, cut off her hands, left; the girl came to the same house, who lived there the young man married her; when he left, asked him to inform him of who his wife had given birth; the messenger stayed at the girl's brother's wife's house; she changed the letter: the wife gave birth to ugly; the husband told him to wait, the brother's wife changed the letter again: let the parents drive her wife away; she leaned over the water, the child slipped out, she tried to grab him, the hands of the industry; she met her husband, he did not recognize her, they stayed at the house Brother's wives; she tells her story; everything is fine, her daughter-in-law was killed]: Aliyeva 2013, No. 71:307-311; Avars [wife cuts her husband's burka, throws a silver dagger into the fire, kills his son, in everything accuses his sister; she goes to the forest, the hunter marries her, goes to war; the old men send a messenger to his son with the news of the birth of a son; the sister-in-law replaces the letter that a puppy has been born; the son asks him to wait The sister-in-law again replaces the letter, as if he tells him to kill his wife and child; she goes begging, stays in her sister-in-law's house; tells her story, her husband kills his wife, everyone is happy]: Saidov, Dalgat 1965:72-76 (=Khalilov, Osmanov 1989:196-200); Gunzibs [brother married, wife hated his sister; kills her child, puts a bloody knife in daughter-in-law's hands; releases a horse husband, accuses his sister; brother leaves her naked in the forest; Khan's son finds her in the hollow of a tree, takes her as his wife; leaves, she gives birth to a gold-haired boy, Khan father writes a letter to his son, the messenger stops at the girl's brother's house, his wife replaces the letter as if the wife gave birth to a puppy; then replaces the son's letter, as if he demands to expel his wife and offspring; the khan's son is looking for a wife, brother to sister, they meet in the forest, build inn to ask travelers; a woman comes with her son, tells everything; brother kills sister]: Berg 1995, No. 21:219-233; taty [a sage helps a childless old man get magic roses for an old woman to give birth to a son and daughter; an evil soothsayer turns a sage into gray (water spirit); brother and sister grow up, a neighbor persuades her sister to influence his brother to marry her; tears off the heads of the chickens, cuts off the udders of the cows, the tails of the horses, each time accuses the sister-in-law; when he kills his own baby, the husband believes, cuts off his sister's hands, drives her away; in the forest, the wind lifts her up the tree, her the son of the padishah sees, takes him as his wife; the husband leaves, the wife gives birth to a son; her brother's angry wife replaces the letters of her husband's parents and her husband himself, as if she gave birth to a freak, as if she should be expelled; she and the child fall into water, they are swallowed by fish, her hands grow back, the woman's patron saint is the same gray; her son has grown up, managed to catch a tornado in a stone bag that turned the sage into gray, he turns gray again into man; everything is explained, the woman's brother ties his wife to the horse's tail, lets her through the thorns; her son is a wise man to live on the river bank]: Kukulla 1974, No. 16:130-150; Georgians: Kurdovanidze 1988 (2), No. 94 [sister tells brother she will marry after he marries and she raises his son; brother's wife hates his sister; broke dishes, burned her husband's clothes, and finally stabbed her own the baby, accused her sister-in-law; the court ordered her hands to be cut off and driven into the forest; the prince saw her and married her; left; the wife gave birth to a golden-haired son; the maid changed the letter, hoping to marry her prince daughter: as if the wife gave birth to a puppy; the prince orders him to wait for his return, the maid changed the letter again: kill the wife, drown the child; the husband's parents hung the child in their daughter-in-law's bag on their back, sent him to the forest; the child fell into the river, the Lord returned her hands through his mother's prayer, she grabbed the baby; they all meet in the same house, the woman tells her story; the daughter-in-law and old woman are tied to the tail of a horse, The prince was reunited with his wife and son]: 137-140; Chikovani 1954 [the sister of five brothers is widowed, she has two boys; the brothers' wives hate her; they killed a bull; a horse; they tell their husbands that their sister stabbed her; then the baby was killed; the brother blinded his wife, left her children in the forest; the boys were fishing; one fish asked her to let her go; returned with the woman's eyes; began to work, got rich, and where they stayed brothers, crop failure; they came for bread; mother told her eldest son to throw a ring uncle unnoticed; the ring was found; sister to brother: as you did not take the rings, I did not kill the child; brother tied his wife to horse tail]: 67-70; Megrelia [Kato was orphaned when her brother named Nartia is only three years old; K. raised him; N. took a wife named Sasha; she does not love N.; set fire to the house, threw her son into the fire , accused N.; she was sentenced to death; her brother cut off her hands, left her naked in the forest; she eats apples under the tsar's apple tree; Tsarevich Alexei finds her, marries her; in his absence K. gave birth; sent a messenger, S. changed the letter: the wife gave birth to a puppy; replaced A.'s letter: throw his wife and puppy into the hole; the king kicks her daughter-in-law out; leaning over the river, K. dropped the baby, but she has branches of her hand; K. comes to the palace, tells his fairy tale; everything is fine; S. was tied to a horse's tail]: Stepanov 1898, No. 11:34-39; Armenians [Everyone loves Lusik; her brother got married, L.'s wife disliked; broke the dishes, accused L.; stabbed horse; finally stabbed her child, put a knife in L.'s pocket; L. is judged, his hands are cut off, thrown into the forest; the prince finds her, takes her as his wife; she gives birth to a golden-haired boy, sends a messenger to her husband with a letter, Brother L.'s wife replaces the letter: the wife gave birth to a puppy; the husband tells him to wait for his return, the daughter-in-law again replaces the letter with an order to drive L. away by hanging the puppy on her chest; L. drops the child into the well, the elder tells her to get it, her arms grow; the prince has returned, went in search of his wife, met, without recognizing him, her brother, who is also looking for L.; they stop at the caravanserai, where he comes unrecognized L., tells her story; her daughter-in-law was tied to a horse's tail; where her blood splashed, thorns and thorns grew, where her tears shed, a lake opened; at the bottom of him you can see a child in the cradle with with a knife under the pillow and a woman kneeling in front of the cradle]: Tumanyan 1984:20-33; Azerbaijanis: Bagriy, Zeynally 1935 [mother is pregnant; her seven sons leave promising to return if a sister will be born, let the mother hang a sieve at the door; if the boy is born again, let the mother hang an arrow, they will not return; Nazdy-Khatun was born, but the evil neighbors replaced the sieve with an arrow; NH went to spin wool; one woman lost her shoes; everyone swore in the name of her father or brother that they did not take it, and NH by her dog's name; she was told she had brothers; she came to their tent, cooked and cleaned, hid; the next day one of the brothers remained on guard; the brothers recognized her sister, she became their housekeeper; one day her fire went out, she saw smoke in the distance, came, hanged by her hair girl; she is Alta, the daughter of King Ugur, kidnapped by divas; NH took fire and left, A. did not betray her, but the divas went to pick up the ball, came to the brothers' house; began to scream that his mother had sent NH a ring, she put her finger in the crack The diva sucked her blood; the brothers found out (the diva killed), their head was walled up in the corner of the tent, 7 flowers grew; NH put them in the chest, the flowers turned into 7 girls; the brothers married them, they gave NH poison, she had her stomach was swollen, the brothers drove her sister away; two shepherds argued who should get her, one was going to cut her in half, she vomited in fear, the poison came out; the shepherd Ahmed married her; her child plays, made a horse out of reeds, says it drinks; brothers: can a reed horse drink? boy: Can 7 brothers leave one sister? The brothers returned NH, the wives were thrown into the well, they took the good girls; three apples fell from the sky: one to the narrator, one to the listener, and one to the outside; they ate, went into the ground; you eat and live long]: 273-280; Bogoyavlensky 1892 c, No. 7 [the wife disliked Gulchi-khanum, her husband's sister; cut off the head of her baby, put G. in her pocket; the brother expelled her sister; she steals apples from the royal garden; the prince grabbed her and married her; in the absence of her husband, G. gave birth to a gold-haired son; her daughter-in-law changed the letter - G. gave birth to a puppy; changed her husband's letter - to expel G.; she found an empty palace; when she returned, the prince put on iron bast shoes, went to look for G.; met Brother G., who became a dervish, also looking for his sister; they came to G.'s palace, where the prince's son, everything is fine; his daughter-in-law was tied to the tails of wild horses]: 319-322; Nabiev 1988 [brother married, daughter-in-law disliked her dumb sister-in-law; twisted the parrot's neck, accused her sister-in-law; killed the horse (the same); took her son to the old woman for upbringing, said that her sister-in-law killed him; brother ordered take her sister to the forest; she ran after the hare and went to the palace; the owner of the palace told her that she was no longer dumb; she herself was the daughter of a padishah, and the hare is the chief magician; they took refuge in the forest from the vizier, who killed her father; one day my brother got lost, went to the palace; my sister threw a golden apple and a ring into his things; sister: this is how your wife slandered me; my brother made my wife tell me where his son is, hers left in the forest]: 94-96; Turks [seven brothers want a sister; a mother gives birth to a girl, a midwife deliberately hangs a black flag rather than a red flag; brothers think that a boy has been born, they leave; the girl grows up, her friends tell her about her brothers; her mother gives her a donkey out of ash, he brings her to her brothers; they do not understand who is cleaning the house; the younger one guards her, finds her sister; brothers warn her not to let the fire go out; the cat extinguishes the fire, the girl comes to the old woman, she gives a sieve of ash and coals, the ash mark now reaches the house; the brothers dig a trap hole, the old woman's dev-son falls into it, is killed; an old woman comes, the cat brings her son's head, the old woman pulls out his tooth, pierces the girl's leg; the brothers bring her to their mother to bury the body; someone pulls out a tooth, the girl comes to life]: Stebleva 1986, No. 39:160-163; Kurds [seven brothers ask their mother to put out a sieve if a girl is born; the woman's brother's wife hangs a gun out of envy, the brothers wanted a sister, they don't come back; girlfriends tell the grown-up girl to swear brother, they say that she has brothers; she comes to a house in the forest, secretly cooks there; her seventh brother is waiting for her, they recognize each other; Luna replies to her uncle's wife that the sister of the seven brothers is more beautiful than her; finds her, throws the ring into the water, she drinks, dies; the brothers put her body in a golden box, let her into the steppe on a camel; the padishah's son takes the ring out of her mouth, she comes to life, he marries her]: Rudenko 1970, No. 56:202-204.

Iran - Central Asia. The Persians [12 princes promise to leave home if their mother does not give birth to them a sister; they left, and after 7 years their mother gave birth to 12 girls; they went to look for brothers, the youngest came to the youngest; his wife hates her; the neighbor advises to feed her husband's sister salty food, and then let her drink from a jug in which there are snakes in the water; the girl's stomach is swollen, her brother believes that she is pregnant and kicked her out of the house; her prince picked it up, she recovered, he married her; her brother's wife snuck into marriage, cut off the heads of the prince's little brothers and put a knife next to the young one; she was kicked out again; she met Peri; she revived the slaughtered boys and lodged them in a palace in the desert; the Shah met them and everything was clarified; her brother's wife was burned at the stake]: Osmanov 1987:295-298; kafirs (prasun) [(Budruss materials); seven supernatural women have married seven brothers, encouraged them to kill their only sister; the youngest takes her to the mountains, but does not kill her, but leaves her in a cave; she goes out for a drink, her a man sees, takes him away with his wife, she gives birth to a son; he has grown up, his mother sent him to his uncles, who give him the right to herd calves in the meadow of the god Mara (=Imra)]: Snoy 1962:75; Turkmens [seven hunting brothers They tell a pregnant mother to hang a doll at the gate if a daughter is born; evil neighbors replace her with a bow and arrow; brothers do not return; born Ak-Pamyk does not know that she has brothers; neighbors tell her squeeze the mother's palm when she takes hot grains of wheat, the mother talks about the brothers, gives a rolling cake that shows the way; AP cleans up the brothers in the cave; the youngest does not fall asleep, grabs AP, that tells us who she is; eats the berry promised to the cat, he blows out the fire; AP comes to the diva for fire; he gives when he comes and kills his brothers; the old woman says that only the milk of the cannibal camel Ak- Maya; her camel helps AP, sucks, pours into a wineskin; AM chases AP, who splashes some of the milk, forms the Milky Way; AP revives the brothers, but the youngest does not have enough shoulder blades; the brothers are married , wives hate AP, pour lead into her ears, she is dumb and deaf; she is sent on a camel to look for a husband; she is married by the prince, and the vizier's son takes a camel; advises the prince to look for a second wife; son AP pushes, lead falls out of it; when he learns that his wife has recovered, the prince sent a new one back; Uncle Bayram meets AP's son; she sends bags of scorpions to the brothers' wives, they die]: Sokali et al. . 1955:69-81; Uzbeks [Hasan and Khurliko's parents died; Bai married Hasan to his daughter Zuleikha; she hated Khurliko, first burned down her property, then stabbed her own child, and planted a lift Hurliko is a knife; her brother cut off that hand and drove her out; in the garden of Padishah Hurliko ate melons; Prince Anwar saw her, married; having received the throne in another kingdom, left his wife to give birth to a child; Z. changed a letter with a message that Z. gave birth to a puppy and a kitten; replaced a return letter: even if she gave birth to a son with a golden pigtail, a daughter with a silver pigtail, cut off her breasts, throw the children into X.'s bag over her shoulder, drive them into desert; the padishah did not maim his daughter-in-law, but drove him out; when H. crossed the river, the son fell out and drowned; the elder returned the child and returned his mother's hands; tells him to throw 7 pebbles, the river will divide into ditches, her you can go; leave 40 - palace and wealth will appear; returning to his father, A. set off to look for his wife, met her brother Hasan, they came to Hurliko Palace; at night she put diamonds in her brother's pocket and pearls; Khurliko accuses Hasan of theft, he swears he is innocent; she talks about everything; Zuleikha was executed]: Afzalov et al. 1972 (2): 208-216.

Baltoscandia. Seto [when he dies, parents tell their son and daughter not to marry or marry; the son's godfather is St. Mary, and her daughter has St. Nicholas; the son still takes his wife, moves his sister to the closet; the wife decides to lime her; kills piglets, tells her husband that his sister did it; the sister swears to St. Nikolai, who is innocent; the same when the wife killed sheep; cows; horses; then killed her newborn child; then the brother took her sister to the forest and cut off her hands, hung them around her neck; sister came to a wealthy house, there are apple trees, she began to eat apples; the old woman noticed asking her merchant son to guard the thief; he grabbed the girl, persuaded her mother to leave her in the house; the mother gave her son a hundred rubles to find a wife; he He spent the money, did not find a suitable bride; so three times; then his mother told him to take the handless; the son left on business, his mother wrote to him that his wife had given birth to a girl; she sent a letter through his friend, and this was just right there was a handless brother; his wife found the letter, replaced him with another, writing that his wife gave birth to a puppy; answering, the husband tells him to wait for him to return; the evil sister replaces the letter again, telling the puppy to hang it from his neck daughters-in-law and drive her out; mother-in-law hung the baby with her severed hands, which seemed alive; the woman came to the sea, asked God to pick her up, wanted to throw herself into the sea; an old man came out she stuck her hands, she took the child in them; came to her brother, he did not recognize her; her husband was there; she began to tell her story; her brother's wife tried in vain to prevent her; she was tied to the horse's tail ( huu hanna otsa) and let her go around the world; a blue stone and a walnut bush beat her for another nine years until nothing was left of her (voolits' tõist viil perrä ütesä aastakka kooni ar lõppi)]: Sandra 2004:226-231; Finns (Vuokkiniemi) [parents died, brother brought his wife, she turned out to be a witch, decided to lime his loving sister; slaughtered cattle, said his sister did it; in the next time she broke the dishes; the third time she killed her baby; the brother left her sister on the island, cutting off her hands; she ate berries and fruits; the Queen found her and married; went on business, stayed at that witch's house; a messenger came with a letter: his wife gave birth to a beautiful boy; the witch changed the letter: she gave birth to a puppy; the Queen's letter was replaced by an order to leave the mother and child in a barrel into the sea; Three years later, the barrel was thrown onto a rock; the boy broke the barrel, it was washed away by a wave; the mother turned to God, it was also washed away, but washed ashore; the pike asks her not to kill; sent it to where the sea foam is returned the woman's hands; rubbed the foam with her hands - the child returned; they came to the house, which turned out to be the woman's brother's house and her husband was there; she was not recognized; asked the boy to tell a story; he ordered put a watchman in the doorway so no one could go out; told the mother's story; all is well; the witch was tied to a stallion's tail]: Schreck 1887, No. 12:98-107; Veps [dying, mother tells son and daughter live together; brother married Baba Yaga's daughter; she stabbed a cow, a stallion, accused her husband's sister, who does not pay attention; when she stabbed her own baby, the brother took her sister to the forest, cut off her arms and legs; God gave her arms and legs; she came to her brother unrecognized, told her story; brother tied his wife to the stallion's tail; where her leg fell, there was a poker, where her hand was a rake, where the ass was turf, where the ass was the turf, where head - there's a rock, where the vulva is a swamp, where the eye is - there's a window in the swamp (kuna döug - sihe kohk, kuna käzi - sihe haravm kuna perze - sihe turbaz, kuna pä - sihe kalli, kuna po - sihe so, kuna silm - sihe silmlähte)]: Onegina, Zaitseva 1996, No. 11:69-71 (approximately the same No. 22:110-112); Latvians [Bezhandka. When parents die, they punish their children not to marry. (Also: the father wants to marry his daughter, drives her away for disobedience, tells her to cut off her hands). My son is getting married after all. The brother's wife hates her sister-in-law, killing a dog, a horse, and blames her husband's sister for this. Then the wife kills her child, and the brother cuts off his sister's hands and drives her away. The sister goes to the royal garden, picks apples with her mouth. The king marries her, goes to war. When a child is born, the wife sends a messenger to the king with news. The angry daughter-in-law replaces the letter, reports that the animal was born. The king tells the child to be raised. The daughter-in-law replaces the letter again. The queen and child are driven into the forest, the child falls into the water, the mother, crying, reaches for him, and her arms grow back. She and her child live in a forest hut. One day the king stays there for the night. He is told about everything that happened in the form of a fairy tale]: Aris, Medne 1977, No. 760:311-312; Lithuanians [9 married brothers, they have a sister; she collected a jug full of berries, daughters-in-law are envious; three became walk around in a round dance and cursed her oak so that her oak grew to her knees, to her lower back, whole; brothers walk by, hear her sister's voice; they say that they brought her a sieve, a gold ring; sister: I won't sift, I won't wear the ring; the brothers told their wives to spell my sister; three went in a round dance again, the oak let the girl out; the brothers gave her a sieve, a ring]: Kerbelite 2021, No. 63:128-130.

Volga - Perm. Chuvash [7 sons of a pregnant mother: if you give birth to a boy, throw a nomad on the road, if the girl is a spindle; the woman gave birth to a girl Piguet, but the neighbors replaced the spindle with a nomad; the brothers went for far away; girlfriends tease P. with a murderer - because of her, the brothers are missing; the mother does not confess; the old woman advises to go to the window, ask her mother to breastfeed, pinch her chest with a window frame; mother confesses; P. went to the brothers, the mother gave her two drops of her milk; with P., the daughter of Baba Yaga Harham; they are sailing in a boat, swimming, H. took P.'s clothes, P. complains to the mother, she shouts for H. to return; this is one drop of milk; the third time there is no more drop, the mother does not hear; P. in the boat asks the daw, forty to take her earrings to her brothers; those: better die; the cuckoo carries it; the brothers jumped in search both girls were brought, but P. is held for H. and H. for P.; the imaginary H. is sent to water the horses, the younger brother hears her complaint song; the old woman ordered to invite both girls to jump over the fire; the real P. jumped over, H. burned down; brothers' wives are jealous of their husbands for their sister; tied P. to a birch tree by braids in the forest; brothers found her; ask wives if they want a greyhound dog or a stallion; wives: of course, a stallion; they were tied to the tails of four stallions and driven across the field; their head became a pomelo, their hands became a rake, their legs with a pitchfork; P. was passed off as a forest prince; the narrator feasted at the wedding]: Yukhma 1990:361-368; Mordovians : Evseviev 1964, No. 28 []: 217-219; Samorodov 1972 [Vardine (a semi-mythical creature, an evil envious girl, ragged) teases Anyuta that she does not have an older brother; mother says there are two in to another village; gives beautiful clothes, leaves his spit on them, he will call for help; V. invites A. to swim three times, puts on her clothes; the third time the spit is washed off, the mother does not hear a cry for help; the brothers take V. for A.; the real A. tells the birds to peck for the chaff, and V. tells the grain to bite; the brothers hear A. complaining for a month; ties V. to the stallion's tail; the brothers' wives kill the horse, son A. they accuse her; her brother leaves A. in the forest with his fingers in oak; fingers and clothes rot, A. lives in a hollow; her master's son marries her, he is taken as a soldier; she gives birth to a son with an iron heel, a stone heel with the top of his head, the moon on the back of his head, the sun on his head; (A.'s letter to her husband is apparently replaced); the husband orders that by his return there should be neither wife nor son; the father-in-law ties the child to A.'s chest, drives him away; the old man orders put your hands in the river, fingers grow back; A. meets her husband, then brother, tells her story]: 252-261; Paasonen 1941:265-268 [wife decided to lime her husband's sister; killed a bull, accused the girl; husband cut off his wife's hands, hung the baby around her neck, she was covered in the forest with brushwood; she got up, reached the river, the baby fell into the water, she wanted to pick him up, her hands grew; the woman and her son came to the same house, there But her husband came without recognizing his wife; she told her son to ask her to tell a fairy tale; told her story; her husband tied his sister to the stallion's tail, drove her through seven fields], 268-273 [same story]; Yurtov 1883, No. 12 (erzya) [=Pomerantseva 1973:5-13, =Maskaev 1967:272-282; two brothers have a beautiful sister named Duboglo Pichai; their wives are jealous of her; they killed a stallion, one stabbed her baby - the brothers do not react; then in the bathhouse, they poured molten wax on the DP, put it in a coffin; the brothers left the coffin in the forest at a fork in three roads, poured wheat nearby; Virtyan, the widow's son watches the geese that go to peck for wheat; . brought the coffin home, his mother melted the wax, V. married DP, since then happiness has been in the house; the DP brothers came, did not recognize her, cried, lamented his deceased sister; she opened to them]: 165-189; marie [ the wife does not love her husband Ivan Tsarevich's sister; consistently cuts chickens, geese, sheep, cows, horses, accuses her sister-in-law; I. each time replies that this is his father's capital; then kills her son; I. cuts off her sister leaves her hands in the forest; she comes to the merchant, his son marries her; leaves to trade; a letter from his wife that she gave birth to a healthy boy; I.'s wife intercepts the letter, writes a response with orders drive his wife out; over the river she drops a child tied in a sash, her arms grow to pick him up; comes to her brother disguised as a beggar, her husband is there; she tells her story, I. ties wife to the horse's tail]: Chetkarev 1948:113-120 (=Aktsorin 1984:176-181); Tatars [brother married, wife does not love his younger sister; cut down apple trees, slaughtered a foal, accused her sister-in-law; then killed child; the husband took his sister to the forest, cut off her hands; she went to the garden of the padishah's son; the prince fell in love, married; left on business; the wife gave birth to two sons; the padishah sent a letter to his son, his brother's wife replaced him, the same with the answer; a woman with her newborns was abandoned in the forest; she leaned to the water, the hands of the industry; she left her children at the forester, was hired as workers; all participants in the events come there; she says his story; his brother's wife was arrested, he himself was remarried]: Zamaletdinov 2009, No. 59:219-235; Bashkirs: Barag 1989, No. 27 [Bagribaxa learns from a neighbor that she has brothers; asks her mother fry peas, puts hot peas to her chest, her mother admits that the brothers have disappeared across the seven seas; B. goes to look for them, her friend Kyunhylu is with her; they swim, K. offers to change clothes, mistaken for a sister, B. was sent to look after the horses; she sings a song about the brothers' horses drinking water, one of the brothers hears, they recognize her sister; they tell the wives not to let her leave the yard; they lead Bagribax for berries, wrapped in horse skin, hidden under a bridge; the youngest daughter-in-law did not want to, she cries; the brothers come back, sing about gifts for their sister, hear her song - let the wives take the gifts; brothers find a sister, bring it in the chest; only the youngest daughter-in-law was able to pick it up], 72 [two brothers and their sister Gulsasyak live; the brothers hunt, they will not get anything; then they wanted to hunt for happiness sisters; since then they have begun to bring a lot of game; the brothers' wives envied G., threw her in the bathhouse into a boiling pot; said that she fell there on her own; the brothers left the coffin in the cemetery without covering it with a lid; next to it two bags of wheat for birds; an old woman from another village wonders where her geese eat so much every day; her son sailed in a boat for geese; looked into the coffin, there is a living beauty, he married her; brothers they became impoverished, came to their sister to beg, did not recognize her, but she recognized them; told them everything; the brothers burned their wives alive; stayed with their sister]: 143-145, 349-351; Bessonov 1941, No. 37 (Zlatoust) [7 the sons went hunting for the 7 seas; the daughter was born after they left and went to look for them; the father then went to the cart, fast as the wind, a bull, a rooster and a maid; quietly put a chip and three spits on it; they speak her voice; the maid tells the girl to swim, puts on her clothes, the girl cries; the mother's voice tells her to return her clothes, threatens to cut the maid's head; the girl sings: scream, rooster, roar, bull; everything repeats; when the maid is dressed as a girl, the rooster does not scream, the bull does not roar, the cart does not go; the spitting is over in the fourth sea, the maid begins to beat the girl, she has to tell the cart to go; the brothers took the maid for her sister, and her sister was sent to watch the threshing floor; she sings, complains, the brothers hear, ask questions, went to the bazaar; the brothers' wives do not love their sister, but love the maid; they wrapped their sister in bull skin, put them under the bridge, and the maid was dressed up again; as they crossed the bridge, the brothers heard the sister's voice; they ask the wives and the maid: do you need 40 carts of firewood or a piebald mare? they want a mare; they have been tied to their tail; where their heads touched the ground, marsh hummocks formed, where their backs are lakes]: 204-207.

Turkestan. Yellow Uighurs (Mongolian) [Edeel and Deeldeel are married, but they bring the best furs not to their wives, but to their sister Erdenedondog; they decided to kill her and offer a game: swallow the ring and take it out of the back of her head; pretended to be successful; the sister swallowed it, choked and died; the brothers wrapped their sister's body in cloth, put it in gold, silver and iron coffins, attached the caught deer to the horns, and they let him go; elderly spouses lived on the seashore, a deer came to them; a little girl was in the coffin; she grew up quickly and married Khan; gave birth to a boy; brothers came but did not recognize her sister; she told the adoptive mother, when the brothers came again, to call the babies nephew E. and D. and their sister's son; brothers ask wives if they even die from a fast horse or from a sharp knife; one dumped blame for another and said they wanted to die from a horse; they were tied to 16 horses]: Luvsanjav, Travers 1988:103-107 in Sutrop 2018:172-174.

Southern Siberia - Mongolia. Altaians [Kuikachi and Oskus-Uul; at the instigation of an evil wife, the brother expels her sister from home, cuts off her hands; Ak-Biy's son saves her, takes her as a wife; the husband joins the army, the wife gives birth to a son; mother-in-law, having imprisoned throws them into the barrel, throws them into the river, feeds their son that his wife gave birth to a puppy; mother and son escape; sister and child come to her brother; everything is revealed, the culprit is punished]: Demchinova 2003:160; telengits (with. Saratan, Ulagan District) [Boodoy-Kyokshin tells Sister Boodoy-Koo not to kill the gray mare, not to go to Mount Bodiota; she stabbed the mare, put her liver on fire, the fire went out, she went to the mountain, comes to the wife of the seven-headed Diellbegen for fire; she tells me to look in her head, pulls a red thread out of BK's clothes; D. follows it for BC, kills, sucks blood; brother found his dead sister, hides in a hole; D. has one head singing, the other laughs, etc.; his brother kills him, revives his sister with blood; kills D.'s eldest, youngest sons, the middle one kills him; he is killed by his brother BK Kuzyl- Taadyi; sister leaves dead in the rock; Ai-Kaan's daughter Altyn-Tana and Kyung-Kaan Kyumyush-Tan can revive him; AK and Boodoy-Koo, disguised as brother, go after them; disguised as brother Boodoy-Koo wins competitions and gets both girls; they are surprised that the imaginary man knows how to handle a needle; ask him to make a spit; Boodoi-Koo does not know how, goes over the mountain, where her brother's horse cut out for her skewer; Boodoi-Koo goes forward, puts his brother's clothes on his body, leaves the body as if his brother fell off his horse, runs away like a hare; the girls see Bodo-Kyokshin's body, revive it with healing water, he takes them as his wife; finds his sister's note, catches them, brings a hare, does not know how to turn him back into a sister; wives do not like the hare, pour poison into his ears; brother puts the hare in the chest on the horns of the maral; hunter finds a beautiful woman in the chest, gets married; brother finds out about it, everyone lives in peace]: Sadalova 2002, No. 301-307; tubalars [the wives of three brothers tied their younger sister San Aru to trees by braids, they said that she demanded that she be married; the brothers hear her sister's song, but only the youngest goes in search, frees her; next time they threw her into a hole, fell asleep; the same; both times each brother, When he hears a song, he cuts off his ear; the third time they put small beads in his ears, poured lead, she became deaf; the brothers were offended that her sister was silent, the elders beat her with a whip, told the youngest to drown her, but he let her down her in the river in a chest wrapped in bull skin; two (var.: three) brothers catch a chest, the youngest takes her as his wife, picks beads and lead from her ears, San Aru hears again, gave birth to two sons; husband meets his younger brother, tells everything, the brothers send their wives to their relatives; they want revenge, their brothers shot them]: Sadalova 2002, No. 33:323-339; Buryats: Barannikova et al. 1993, No. 6 (SE Buryatia) [Zer Dalai sees a lung among the herd, it has turned into a 50-headed mangadhai Asuri Shara; they decide to fight in 3 days; ZD hides his sister Bashalay, a bird and a dog in a white rock; his mangadhai kills; asks all objects in the yurt where the inhabitants are; the doorknob says it's in a white rock; B. runs away from the mangadhai, pours blood out of the tueska, the mangadhaya licks it off the ice, the tongue is an example, B. cut off his head; disguised as a man, she goes to heaven to three Sunday girls; finds herself inside a bottomless monster camel; there are people swallowed 5, 10 years ago; B. pierces a hole with an arrow, people and animals go out; Sunday girls suspect that this is a girl, but she avoids being tested; brings them to her brother's remains, runs away herself with a hare; Resurrectionists revive ZD, become it wives; he is going to shoot a hare, his sister tells him not to shoot, takes on a human form; two older wives tied a ball of red thread to the ZD belt, they found the house where B. lives; threw them in her mouth golden ring, she is dead; the youngest wife answers ZD that she is not to blame; he asks the elders what they want: the tails of 70 horses or the tips of 70 ribs; tied them to the tails of stallions; put the body of his sister ZD in a box, hung a blind red deer on the horns; the red deer came to Khartaganag Khan; a child and a golden ring fell out of the box; the girl grew up, the khan's son married her, they have a child; ZD found them, everything is fine]: 109- 117; Rudnev 1914 (Khorinsky) [sister sends younger brother to marry; wife mistook sister for another wife, knocked over Araka, the guests left; the wife tells her husband to kill his sister, he cuts off his sister's hands in the forest; She is married by a khan's son, she is a mukhur-khatun (a handless princess); in her husband's absence, she gives birth to two boys with a gold eagle and a silver eagle in their forehead; her husband's father sends a letter, his brother's wife replaces him as if a woman had given birth to two puppies; the same on the way back, kill all three; the khan did not kill them, but drove them away; the mother began to breastfeed her sons by the river, they went into the water; the hermit promised that they would be found; the mother met her sons, they brought her hands, thrown by her brother into the river; the hands were given to the lords of the waters; the boys came to tell stories at their father's house; the villain woman was torn by horses, she turned into gadfly, still stings]: 437-448; dagurs [three wives are annoyed that her husband loves her sister and shares property with her; the older two offer her to catch a bone with her mouth, stuff a bone down her throat, she loses consciousness; a coffin with a body and rich gifts is being taken to bury, the chain is broken, the poor couple brought the coffin to the house, found the girl; put her in a can; the neighbor's son saw, decided to marry; after the wedding, the wife silent, he hit her, the bone jumped out; the woman's brother accidentally entered that house, everything was clarified; the sister said that the third wife was not to blame; the two husbands offered to choose execution; the eldest asked to break her four horses, the average one hanged herself]: Stuart et al. 1994:136-138.

Amur - Sakhalin. The Nanais [the elder has three wives and a beautiful younger sister; the wives gave her a drink, put a rat under her robe; when her sister got up, the rat fell out; one of the wives: she gave birth to a rat from no one; husband cut off his sister's hand; told the slaves to take his sister away from the camp; the severed hand disappeared into the ash; the slaves took the girl to the old woman's house; well done fell in love with the powder, she gave birth to a son, who immediately grew up; he caught his mother's hand instead of fish, his hand grew; the mother tells her son not to go up the river; he went, came to his mother's brother's house; he asks to tell a fairy tale, the boy told everything, ran away; the brother came to sister and begged her for forgiveness]: Sem, Sem 2020, No. 74:354-357; Orochi [the man has a beautiful wife; his sister Mandurako gave her a drink, she fell asleep, M. put piglets under her clothes; when the girl got up, the piglets fell, grunted; M. told her husband that his sister lived with a hog; he cut off his sister's hand; the sister spit on the place, the wound healed; she went on a journey, came to someone's house, there many animals were killed; the hunter married her; brought her to his father; a son was born in his absence; her husband's parents treat her badly; taking the child, she left; the raccoon brought her to his house, everything is there; the son grew up; the raccoon went to his country; the son helps his mother make a thread and a hook; he caught a hand from the river, it grew to his mother's body; he went, found his father's home; tells a fairy tale, that is, his story; the father came with him to to his wife; contrary to his mother's fears, the young man goes to the raccoon, his father's younger brother; flew there wrapped himself in a bee; the young man returned home, hunting many animals; the raccoon also returned]: Medvedev 1992:356-361.