Yu.E. Berezkin, E.N. Duvakin

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L120A. Dragon tongue and blacksmith mites.

.27.-.29.31.32. (.35.)

The hero hides in the forge from the dragon chasing him. When the monster breaks through, wipes the door with its tongue, the blacksmith (or the hero himself) clamps his tongue with hot mites or throws a red-hot club into the enemy's mouth.

Hungarians, Moldovans, Russians (Arkhangelsk, Pskov, Moscow, Bryansk), Western Ukrainians, Belarusians, Poles, Czechs (?) , Slovaks (?) , Georgians, Finns, Estonians, Setu, Livs, Lutsi, Veps, Karelians, Mordovians, Mari, Chuvash, Bashkirs (Komi, Mansi).

The Balkans. Hungarians: Gidash 1953:147-156 [the younger queen and his brothers go to get the sun-moon stallion; the neighboring king promised to give his daughter for the stallion who brought the stallion; the old woman gives the queen a brush, the second - scraper; uncle says that this is the stallion of the youngest son of the Ironnosed Hag; at the hag house, the queen throws his brush, turns into a cat, eavesdrops when the sons of the hag return; waits for those bridge, kills one by one with the help of a crow that drops water on him; in the form of a cat, he overhears the conversation of the wives of the killed, promising to turn into a poisonous apple tree, pear, water; cuts an apple tree, pear, water - blood flows; hag chases, queen throws a scraper, dirt appears on the way; horseshoe - pierces the hag's legs with spikes; the blacksmith hides the brothers behind the iron gate; brothers drill the gate, the hag sticks his tongue, it is pulled out with hot mites; she leaves; the brothers meet, take Frost, Beat without a miss, One-eyed (sees everything), Obedala, Drink the Sea, Runner as companions; king promises the daughter if 1) sit in a hot oven (Frost is sitting); 2) eat and drink a lot (Oat, Drink the sea); 3) bring clothes from the end of the world (One-eyed sees, Quick-footed pulls out, falls asleep; Without a miss wakes him up); wedding]; Hungarians [the sun and moon are gone; the king promises the throne to whoever returns them; three brothers go in search; the youngest is Kiss Miklos, the elders laugh at him; he has a born a horse from the wind; at the silver bridge, KM is waiting for a 12-headed dragon that carries the moon; defeats it; the same for the golden one (the dragon carries the sun; heads grow back, but the KM still wins); taking the image of gray kitten, KM overhears the conversation between the wife and the mother of dragons; the mother asks to support her eyelids with an iron beam weighing 1200 pounds so that she can see; promises to turn into such a fall that the upper jaw in in the sky, and the lower one on the ground;: swallowed KM and his brothers; the kitten rushed out, the dragon threw a beam at him and immediately became blind, because her eyelids closed her eyes again; KM reached her horse in two leaps brothers and all went home together; on the way, KM discovers dragon traps, the dragon's mother is defeated in the forge]: Curtin 1890:477f in Lajoye 2014:10-11; Moldovans: Botezatu 1981:17-27 [ dragons stole the Sun; the husband and other people go to look for him, the wife gives birth to a son named Ion, aka Fat-Frumos; talks about his father; the Black King sends him for the Sun; he takes a skinny oath, this magic horse; FF consistently defeats dragons: Evening-, Night- Midnight, giants, cuts off their heads; in the last fight, the eagle sprinkles water on the forces of FF, not the giant; FF turns into a rooster, a fly, listens to dragon wives promise to turn into a well, an apple tree, a grape bush (drinking water, eating an apple, a berry will die); FF releases the Sun from the dungeon; the Black King tries to catch the Sun, falls off the roof, dies; on the way back, FF cuts down a well, an apple tree, a vine, black blood flows; the mother of dragons pursues, FF hides in the forge, kills the pursuer, throwing a red-hot club into her mouth; FF is looking for Limbe-Limbeu, the father of dragons; kills a pig, a hare, a duck, an egg, three beetles, the third flies to the castle; the castle watchman kills the beetle without knowing that LL's life in it; FF kills the watchman, burns LL corpse (=Moldavian tales 1968:286-301)], 169-181 [the old woman quickly grew up three hero sons; one chased a frog, the other a duck, the younger Dragan after a squirrel; they went up to heaven, brothers after them ; three snakes took three royal daughters to the next world, as well as the sun, moon and stars; the old woman asked to spread three buckets of red wine and red cloth on the roof; the brothers think that the house is on fire, they throw it chase, they go down, they are angry, but their mother gives them wine; they did not know each other at first; the mother said why she called them; they do not know what to do; the brothers reach the hole, go down the silk cord, the elders frightened, D. went down, became a bumblebee, listens to how the wives of snakes respond to their mother Scorpia, how their husbands come home (by copper, silver, golden bridge; eats 12 fried cows, 24, one a piece of bread); S. says that the bumblebee is D.; the eldest daughter-in-law promises to become a well, the second apple tree, the third a fire; and S. will fall from ground to sky; D. killed all three snakes {described in detail}; here But the stars, the moon and the sun were freed; D. cut off a well, an apple tree, a fire; he came to the blacksmith, this is Kózma-Dimir, his mother's brother; S. managed to bite off a piece of her heel; when S. put her head in, she was killed with a club, the corpse was burned; in a copper, silver, golden garden, D. meets the kidnapped princesses, sends them upstairs; each turns her wealth into 3 apples - copper, silver, gold; pulling out three princesses, brothers the rope was cut off; D. came to CD; he tells us to go to the apple tree of life on Synzyen Day when it rises from the ground into the light; if Grandfather Odolyan wants to say hello, you should reach out not your hand, but the coulter; O. is the father those snakes; when he squeezed the coulter, three drops of blood fell, O. burned down, and the blood turned into an tin flower; the apple tree carried life to the ground; D. released the stars into the sky; tied the brothers to the tails of horses].

Central Europe. Russians, Ukrainians, Belarusians [Battle on the Viburnum Bridge: Having defeated three polyheaded snakes one by one, the hero overhears the conversation between their wives (daughters) and mother, upsets witchcraft, thereby saving brothers; hides from persecution in a forge and, with the help of blacksmiths, kills a snake]: SUS 1979, No. 300A=K303:104-105; Russians (Arkhangelskaya, 1929, Ust -Tsilma, Vasily Sobol, a Nenets, has been a "leader" in herds of deer all his life, i.e. he was a farmhand shepherd) [The Queen cannot give birth to an heir, the tsar decides to buy a gold-head fish, goes to the fishermen , catches it in the third tone. The fish is eaten by the queen, the maid and the bull (he gets the garbage), on the same day they have sons: Ivan Tsarevich, Ivan Devi and Ivan-Bykovich, grow up by months, do not feel their strength - they are maimed in games other kids. The children's parents complain. Three fellows go to the field, meet an old man, he says that going to the right will kill their horses, and to the left will kill them. They return to the king, asking for horses, Ivan Bykovich does not find a horse in the royal stable. He asks the blacksmith to tie a hundred pounds of club, throws it up so that he can hardly see it, catches it easily (his hand does not move), asks him to tie a club of two hundred, then three hundred pounds. He throws the last one, and she comes back quickly, he almost drops it when he catches it. At the crossroads, the fellows turn right, throw a tent at the Iron Bridge and agree to watch one by one. The first two fellows fall asleep on guard, instead of them with a 3-headed one, and the next night, Ivan Bykovich fights with 6-headed Pogany Idol. It invites Ivan to blow into the open field, but he gives way to Idolishch, it blows, and all living things burn three miles in the field. While she admires her work, Ivan cuts off her heads. In the morning, Ivan Tsarevich and Ivan Devi say that they did not sleep at night and did not see anyone. When it comes to Ivan Bykovich's turn, he leaves a knife to his comrades and warns that if he bleeds, they must run to the bridge. The beginning of the fight repeats, Ivan cuts down 8 heads from Idolishche, the latter remains, he asks for permission to take off his left boot, launches him into the tent, then his right one - the brothers wake up, see that the knife is covered in blood, they help fight, go waist-deep into the ground and defeat Idolishche. Three fellows come to the big house, Ivan Bykovich turns into a "goosebumps", overhears how inside an old woman ("nose to ceiling") advises daughters-in-law, wives of three Idolishches, to take revenge on Ivan, turn around poisoned with spring water, berries, and a golden bed. Ivan Bykovich saves his brothers from death three times, water, berries and a bed turned into women when they began to cut them, their heads were cut off. They hear the chase, they hide in the forge. The old woman demands that the blacksmith give them away, he asks her to stick his tongue through the door, and hits him with a copper, tin and iron rod, only the tin rod does not tear. The old woman turns into a horse, Ivan Bykovich saddles it, the old man asks if Ivan will give up his horse if he manages to overtake him, Ivan agrees and loses. The old man hangs his horse on his horse, promises to return it if Ivan gets Elena the Beautiful for him. Ivan Bykovich agrees, he meets Yaryshek on the way ("a thin leg, a golden cap, his forehead is covered, his eyes are out"), one knows how to carry people across the sea, the other to marry, the third to wash in the bath, the 4th carry people in space ("from place to place"), eat the 5th bread, drink water on the 6th, meets a woman who can travel 3 miles in 3 hours. He takes everyone with her. He meets three more Yaryshki: one brags: "I'm buzzing with a foot", the second can shoot with a cream, and the third catches what falls to the ground. One Yaryshko takes a spoon out of his pocket and carries everyone across the sea. The other performs the king's task - washing in a very hot bath ("heat for five soots"), the third goes to marry. The king locks visitors in a ram and sets them on fire, Yaryshko takes them to a safe place. The king makes you eat all the bread in the city, Yaryshko eats everything. The other drinks all the water in her magpies in the city's shops. The Tsar promises to give his daughter if the visitors drink all the water in the well, Yaryshko drinks. Then she orders the princess to get a dress from the state far away in 3 hours, send the old woman, on the way back she falls asleep, Yaryshko "whipped with a foot", she woke up and arrived on time. The king gives his daughter. Yaryshko carried the first one across the sea, at night the princess flies to heaven and turns into a star. Yaryshko saw an extra star in the sky, another shot a cream, the latter caught a shooting star and gave it to Ivan Bykovich. The princess does not want to marry the old man, and persuades Ivan to deceive him when he asks him to walk on the boards above the hole and let him go first. He does so, loosens one of the boards, the old man falls into a hole on "iron sperm". Ivan takes the old man's good, burns a mare, marries Elena]: Karnaukhova 1934, No. 163:340-348; Russians (Pskov) [the tsar has two kingdoms; he sends people to find out why people in one of the kingdoms are not you know where to go; the old man sent: you have to throw the seine three times; the first two times you will get a lot of fish, throw it away; on the third, three white fish pike; let the princess eat - then the tsar will find out where people go away; the cook cooked fish, also tried it herself and gave birth to a son; everyone gave birth to a son: Ivan Tsarevich, Ivan Kukharkin, Ivan-Suchkin-Ploshkin (ISP); grew up quickly, went in search; before that, ISP in three stables whistled, each with only one horse left, the brothers took them for themselves; chose the one who would throw the club higher as the eldest; when he threw the ISP, they had time to drink tea before it fell; they made it the elders; stopped at the bridge over the Kalinovka River; they guard in turn, but Ivan Tsarevich and Ivan-Kukharkin fall asleep, all three times at the ISP bridge; each time the snake drives the ISP into the ground "on the trail", and the ISMP cuts down the snake all three heads; the third snake drove the ISP to the waist, and the ISP demolished only two heads, but the horse finished off the snake; becoming a fly, the ISP overheard the snakes talking; one would thirst, the other would turn into a spring, and the third one mustache into the ground and the other into the sky: as they go, so in her mouth; the brothers went, thirsty; the ISP crossed the meadow - blood, crossed the key - blood too; told the brothers to go forward, they drove into the snake's mouth, and he goes to the blacksmiths, tells them to light the horn; the snake gnawed through the iron doors, stuck her tongue, began to beat her tongue with a hammer; the ISP beat until the snake regurgitated the brothers and died; ran out golden-haired a ram; the ISP threw a club at him, and the ram grabbed it and carried it down the hole; the ISP tells the brothers to lower him on a rope; picked up a club, came to the copper kingdom, there is a girl, a serpent flew in, the ISP killed him; the same in silver kingdom; in gold, the princess hides under the hem, the serpent flies around, the ISP, according to the princess's teaching, grabbed him by the tail, the snake flew, hit the ground and shattered to pieces; each of the princesses turned her kingdom in the testicle; the princess of gold branded the ISP with her ring and ordered the serpent to take the tail: it will deliver it wherever you want; the brothers pulled out the princesses, began to argue over the princess of the golden kingdom, decided to get rid of the opponent, raised the ISP to half the hole and threw it; the ISP shifted the snake tail from hand to hand, found himself on the ground, changed clothes with the old woman's son, came to the feast; the princess saw he has his own stigma; traitor brothers were shot]: Chernyshev 1950, No. 2:10-18; Russians (Moscow) [the white light is gone; Malsyskar alone (?) promised the king that he would return it; he was given two comrades; M. left his comrades at the snake house, giving a glass of water: if there is blood in the glass, then scream; he lay down under the bridge himself; a three-headed serpent is coming, refuses to give the white light, M. cut off his head, put it under the bridge; the same with the six-headed one; every snake wonders that it was a dog that barked; 12-headed M. cut off 11 heads; 12th: a duck in a box, an egg in a duck, an egg in an egg white light; M. took out a white light, woke up his comrades; on the way a meadow and two young ladies; passed by; next time the comrades approached the young ladies, they were torn; Baba Yaga is chasing, M. - to the forge; Baba Yaga she tore her horse; she is told: lick the wall; she licked, her tongue was torn off with hot mites; M.: can you make a horse out of it? they made a horse, but did not tell me to dance if there was music; the men were playing, M. began to dance, the horse was gone]: Vedernikova, Samodelova 1998, No. 21:55-56; Russians (Bryansk region) [the youngest of his sons, Ivan Pópyalov, lay in ash ("in pópala") until the age of 12; the sun hid the serpent; IP asks his father to make him a club, throws him up, puts his forehead, the club breaks; the third club It did not break by 15 pounds; kills three-, six-headed snakes; the 12-headed snake cuts off 9 heads; the snake asks the Raven to fly to call his Snake for help, the IP asks to call his brothers, promises snake meat; The raven is flying to his brothers; the brothers came, killed the snake, his head was broken in his house, the world was lit; halfway through, IP returned for his mittens, becoming a cat, overheard the conversation between his wife and daughters of the snake; brothers they want to relax on pillows in the meadow, IP hits the pillows with a club, blood flows; there are golden and silver apples on the apple tree, IP beats them, blood flows; the spring is the same; they were snake daughters; a snake is flying, their mouth is off the ground to the sky; the brothers throw three pounds of salt, the snake thinks it's an individual entrepreneur, tries, loses time; IP hides in the forge of Kuzma and Demyan; they offer her to lick 12 doors with her tongue, then take the IP; they grab it with ticks for the tongue, killed with hammers, burned]: Afanasiev 1958 (1), No. 135:264-266; Belarusians: Afanasiev 1958 (1), No. 134 (Grodno Region) [two brothers go to plow in the forest, mark the road with straw, the sister must walk along it to bring them lunch; the seven-headed Serpent overheard, changed signs, the girl came to the Snake; one, then the second brothers come, The serpent shows its wealth, offers iron bread, hangs his brothers on a beam; their mother's pea turns into a boy Pokatypea (P.), he grows up, the blacksmith makes him a seven-pound mace, he throws it to the clouds, it falls, breaks; he orders stronger; comes to the Serpent, eats iron bread, breaks the deck without an ax, burns it without fire; P. and the Serpent drive each other into the ground, P. drives him whole, kills him with a mace; kills a horse, hides in a carcass, grabs the Crow that has descended, orders him to bring living and dead water; he brings, P. tears the Raven in two, glues, revives brought with water; revives the brothers; on the way back, the brothers tie him to the oak tree, not believing that he is their brother; he drags the oak tree to the house, leaves his parents, leaves; meets and takes Vyrvigora as a friend, Vyrvidub; P. kills a six-, seven-, nine-headed snake, brings tongues to the king; the wives of the Serpents turn into a bed, into an apple tree, P. cuts them, preventing their comrades from sitting down and eating apples; the third Snake falls from earth to heaven; P. throws three kani (stones?) into her mouth , three falcons, comrades; each time she Snake returns to drink; P. hides with blacksmiths; they tell the Snake to wipe the doors with their tongue, grab her tongue with ticks, P. kills her]: 254-263; Vasilenok et al. 1958 [] : 162-173; Belarusians: Romanov 1901, No. 28 (Mogilevsky, Belyshichi, 1888-1891). [The merchant and his wife live; they have no children. Someone tells a merchant that if you catch and eat one fish, you'll have children. The fisherman is fishing for him. The hostess and maid clean the fish, splash water from under it into the yard. A mare drinks it and gets pregnant. The maid cooks fish, tastes it and gets pregnant. The hostess eats fish and gets pregnant. A maid, a housewife and a mare give birth to sons one by one. Sons grow by leaps and bounds. Their father sends them to study, the kobylin's son serves them, but he understands science better. They're going back to live with their father. Kobylin's son wants to go on a journey with his brothers and asks his father to make them a supply: three clubs (for his son a mace of 3 pounds, for the hostess at 4, and for himself 5 pounds). Kobylin's son checks maces, throws them into the sky and breaks everything (with his palm, knee and forehead). Asks you to forge new ones (5, 6 and 8 pounds). He throws them one by one, they fly away, no one knows where. The sons are going to look for them. They find the first and second. A third is found in the tenth kingdom at the house of a filthy king. Kobylin's son takes his supply. They spend all day walking in this house, drinking and playing cards. Kobylin's son sends his maid's son to watch the bathhouse (spa), says not to fall asleep, otherwise they will lay down their heads. The servant's son falls asleep. Kobylin's son is hiding under the bridge. A filthy king with six heads is coming. Kobylin's son defeats him and takes his six horses. Again, they walk all day, drink and play cards. The next night, the son of the mare sends him to the bathhouse to watch his owner's son. He also falls asleep, and the mare's son hides under the bridge again. A filthy king with seven heads is coming. Kobylin's son defeats him and takes his seven horses. Again, they walk all day, drink and play cards. The next night, the kobylin's son goes on patrol himself, and leaves a towel for the brothers. He says if he gets blood dripping, he needs help. The brothers are falling asleep. A filthy king with nine heads is coming. Kobylin's son cuts down eight of his heads, and the ninth grabs him by the forehead. Blood flows from the towel, the brothers wake up and come to help, defeat the ninth head, and take nine horses. The next day, carts are shared: with six horses, the maid's son, the family goes to the mistress, and nine to the mare. They're going to see their father. Kobylin's son recalls that he forgot gloves (fingers) in the filthy king's house, returns for them and sees three women (two are wives of filthy kings, and the third is a mother). They're talking about how to kill their brothers. One is going to turn into a bed, the second into a jar, gold and silver cups, gold and silver apples, and the third wants to open her mouth, put one jaw (zapa) on the ground, the other under heaven and swallow your brothers. Kobylin's son returns to his brothers, says nothing, they move on. They see it's worth three beds. The servant and the owner's sons want to go to bed, and the mares cut the beds and blood flows from them. They go further, see a pot, gold and silver cups, gold and silver apples. The servant and the owner's sons want to take an apple for a gift to their father, the mare's son does not have time to stop them, they die. Kobylin's son cuts a pot, cups and an apple tree, blood flows from everywhere. He puts the dead brothers in wagons and moves on. There is a woman with her mouth open. Kobylin's son cuts off her upper jaw and drives on top. Baba is chasing him. He hides in the forge, the woman licks the wall and pulls it out. The blacksmith grabs her tongue with ticks, and the son of the mare hits her tongue with a mace. He is exhausted and breaks his mace. Baba offers to compete in singing to see who sings longer. First, she rides it and sings and sings all her songs. Then he rides it and sings. He goes in the direction of his father, and wagons follow them. They drive up to the river. Baba drinks the whole river, bursts, the river flows back. Kobylin's son returns to his father, buries his brothers and lives there], 29 (Bokhotskaya Century, Mstislavsky University, 1888-1891, from peasant Nikita Alekseev, 45 years old, illiterate) [The father has three sons: two smart, and the third fool. The smart ones go to the woods, the fool stays at home. Two daughters-in-law ask a fool to bring water. A pike got stuck at the bridge, a fool helps her, she promises to do whatever he wants. The fool says buckets of water should go home by themselves. The next day, the brothers take him with them for firewood. A fool harnesses his father's horse, a horse kicks, a fool kills it. He says that the sleigh should go by themselves, then cut the firewood themselves and put them into the sleigh. They go home, drive past the lake. A fool sees one fish caught, says who will eat the fish, suck the bones and eat the bones, get pregnant and give birth to a son. All three sons will be heroes. The queen eats the fish, her daughter sucks her bones, and the little girl eats her bones. All three have a son. At the age of 17, sons ask their father to make them three 15-pound swords. They want to go kill snakes with three, six and 12 heads. The father complies with their request. The brothers decide who will be their boss. They hit a stone the size of a house with swords. The female son is just planning, the Tsaritsyn cuts half, the girl's son splits in half. He's becoming the main one. They come to the thirtieth kingdom. The sparkle of sailboats The girl's son (I.) sends a branch son to the bridge to defeat Yuda with three heads. He falls asleep. I. flies an arrow to the bridge, fights a snake, cuts off one head. The serpent asks for a break, asks what the power of a sailboat is. They show each other strength (the sailboat has a pen, Yuda has a bean), I. catches Yuda's strength and swallows it. The snake wins. The next night, I. sends Tsaritsyn's son to the bridge to defeat Yuda with six heads. He falls asleep. I. flies an arrow to the bridge, fights with a snake, cuts off three heads. The serpent asks for a break, asks what the power of a sailboat is. They show each other strength (the sailboat has a feather, Yuda has a nut), I. catches Yuda's strength and swallows it. The snake wins. On the third night, I. goes to the bridge himself to defeat Yudu with 12 heads. He leaves an empty glass for the brothers: if they are filled with blood, they must run to help. The brothers are falling asleep. I. fights with a snake, cuts off two heads. The serpent asks for a break, asks what the power of a sailboat is. They show each other strength (the sailboat has a pen, Yuda has an apple), I. catches Yuda's strength and swallows it. The serpent is angry. I. throws his boot into the room where the brothers sleep. The brothers wake up and run to help. The snake wins. I. asks the brothers to rest for three days. On the first night, I. turns into a dove and flies to Yudina's wife with three heads, the second with six, and the third with 12 heads. He finds out how they are going to destroy it (turn into a well, an apple tree and a huge snake, 25 versts wide and 45 miles long). The brothers are going home and are thirsty. They see a well, I. cuts it with a sword, blood flows from it. They go on, see an apple tree, they want to eat apples, I. cuts it, it bleeds. They go on and see a mountain that shouldn't be there. This is a snake. I. jumps into her mouth and cuts through a passageway through which her brothers and horses pass. I. does not have time to pass, the snake pursues him. He hides in the forge, the snake sheds the roof, the blacksmith grabs the snake with forceps, I. cuts the snake from tail to head. They melt the snake into a mare. During this, I. served as a blacksmith for three years. The blacksmith lets him go and tells him not to stop. I. stops by and serves for another blacksmith for three years. He forbids going to Usiyanskaya Mountain and looking at your native side. I. violates the ban, lies to the blacksmith. The blacksmith lets him go, I. reaches the royal house. The king orders him to marry the girl, otherwise he will not let him go home. He orders to gather 12 fellows, I. collects (Obivala, Obivala, Gunka, Dovgoshost, Lysa Mukha and others). They come to the king to marry the girl. The king gives them 12 barrels of wine and 12 pounds of bread, and tells them to drink and eat overnight. Drinks everything, Oats up and eats. The next night, the king tells me to sleep in a pit with burning coals. Gunka extinguishes everything with her body. The daughter walks in the garden with I., makes him sleep, tries to fly away as a dove. The Bald Fly bites him for the w... Dovgosost takes I. on his tail and catches up with his daughter. They take her on their own way without letting her go to their father. They come to see the king. The king surrounded his house with burning ditches. He tells I. to cross the fire on the bylinka to prove that he did not live with the girl on the way. The girl sticks a thick wire into the bylinka, I. goes over. He invites the king to cross the bylinka to prove that he did not ride his mare. The girl pulls out the wire, the king falls down. I. marries a girl, they go to their kingdom]: 248-254, 254-262; Ukrainians (Transcarpathia; p. Zbui of the Zemplin Committee of Hungary) [the emperor has no children, he walks to sorcerers; one replies that the queen spat in the water, swallowed saliva by fish, brought offspring, and the queen has no children; it is necessary catch this fish in the lake under a stone slab and cook it, but so that no one else tries it; the maid tries the fish, the queen eats the fish, throws the bones to the dog; the maid, queen and dog get pregnant and through nine months give birth to a boy; the emperor is frightened; the advisers order to hire nurses; the boys have grown up and went to school; the son of the female Yanko has learned all the sciences and languages; the king is happy; I learn from books that Once there was a sun, a month and stars, but now there is nothing, the earth is covered in darkness; asks his father, the king says that three shufflers (dragons) have arrived; a 24-headed sun grabbed a sun with 12 heads - the month that had was a star; three royal sons saddle horses, went to look for the sun, the month and the star; the father told them that his brother, i.e. their uncle, studied to be a blacksmith in the Shedzmerice Region; the hell brought a letter: brother serves as a blacksmith for these three shufflers and their paternal uncle Laccibrade, who is elbow tall but has a long beard; the sons must go to Schedzmeritz, where their uncle is; there he is 100 meters Iron gates up, 24 comrades blacksmiths and 24 students; taking a letter to their uncle, the blacksmith, the brothers come to the Shedzmerice region, knock, the gate rings, the uncle comes out; making sure that their nephews are welcome accepts; knows where the lights are, because he is the blacksmith of kidnappers, whom he calls devils; one has a house made of gold, the other has silver, the third has copper; they are 24, 12, 6 miles away, respectively; their girlfriends - 48, 24, 12 miles away; at noon everyone leaves before midnight to see a friend - then you have to come; the princes will come to the copper house and the copper gate, where the weakest (with a star); he has a bridge from him to his home friends; his horse does not walk on the ground, only across the bridge; you have to take out one board in the evening to make a hole; I must sit under the bridge and listen to the shuffling go home; the shuffling sits on the horse the ground is shaking; his horse comes across the bridge to the hole, gets scared, rushes back; the shuffling calms down: there is no horse like him and no good man like him; only his mother-in-law Gynjibaba said she saw Suchiy Yanko, but if he met now, the shuffler would cut him to pieces; I.: I'll cut you down, blows all your heads off, sits on the shuffler's horse, takes his sword and star, throws a star into the sky, she rises to his seat, becomes lighter; the brothers go to the 12-headed shuffling; Y. breaks two silver plaques from the silver bridge; the shuffle promises to chop Suchiy Yanko, mentioned by G. throw meat away to magpies and crows; I blow 6 heads, then 6 more; each one cuts off the end of her tongue, hides it in her pocket, lets go of a month; tells my brother from the maid that he will have a 6-headed horse, brother from the queen - 12-headed, he himself will take the 24-headed shuffler's horse; invites the brothers to take the sun, they are afraid; leaves them the spoon given by the uncle for the matitsa: if it has blood, hurry to help; pulls it out bridges 4 gold plaques; the shuffler promises to chop the son of the dog mentioned by his mother-in-law, throw it away to magpies and crows; I.: I will do it with you; they fight for 24 hours; both ask crows for help, but I promise the more. meat; the shuffling breathes fire, the crows stuff weeds into his mouth, take away the sun, it rises to the sky; the shuffling throws fire even more, the crows in their beaks carry water, pour on I., others grab the shuffling legs, he fell, I killed him, cut off the tip of his tongue from each head; there is blood on a spoon behind the matitsa, the brothers take their horses out to flee; when I appear, they say that they were going to help him, he accuses him they lie, share horses; on the way home, their mother-in-law's hut of shufflers drive home; her daughters met there; I became a cat, climbed through the chimney, the youngest daughter, whose lover had 6 heads, recognizes Me by my eyes, the other two confirm; Gynjibaba: I would know if I saw it; the youngest looks up one century to her mother; G. sees Y., tells his daughters to put him in fur; they think that they did it and burned the fur from which, But I am a sorcerer and escaped; a mother tells one daughter to become a red handkerchief and lie on the road, strangle his two brothers and horses; the other with a silver pear, the fruits of which brothers and horses will choke; the third should become a meadow with silk grass and a well in the middle, people and horses will die from its water; I cut the handkerchief crosswise with a sword, it pours blood knee-deep to horses; the same with a pear, with a well; royal The brother, the chief blacksmith, orders the Iron Gate to be opened because her nephews will run away from G.; she chases with her mouth open, the young men rush to the uncle's yard, his students and comrades close the gate and G.'s eyelids are supported; G. demands to show her Y.; he tells the audience to take up one leaf, and he lets G.'s head into the yard and lock the gate with a key; G. is amazed that some worthless killed six (her daughters and shufflers); Y. replies that he will not let her go; let her become a horse that runs around the light in an hour, better than the Sharkani ones; G.: you can't wait; I ask my uncle for workers with with hammers; they hit G. on the head, she asks for mercy, but does not agree to be a mare; I tell you to hit harder; G. swears to serve faithfully; iron stirrups and a saddle are forged for her; I sit on horseback, take it in my hand a strand of flax lights him, linen does not have time to burn while the mare runs around the world; his uncle praises him, gives him a letter to his father and punishes him not to react, no matter what wonderful things he sees on the way; the brothers go home towards the ditch is old Laccibrad on a hare, followed by his casing and beard; he says that I am not a man; I dismount, L. is in the saddle and flies away on a horse; I tell my brothers to notify father that the sun, the month and the star are already in the sky, and he will go for the horse, which was made in his uncle's forge out of sharkanikha; he returns to his uncle, he reproaches him for his disobedience, tells him to take a hammer and go to the plain, where L. herds a mare and sleeps on iron saddles and stirrups; he must crush his head, take a mare; when he finds L., Y. decides that he is so small that he is not dangerous, grabs the mare, shouts at L.; he wakes up, hits Y. with stirrups and a saddle; I beg for mercy, L.: his sister will no longer wear I., for although Y. beat her, L. himself beat him, so we should honestly leave; I leave; my uncle sends him back; L. agrees to give the mare if Y. brings him a princess from the other side of the world; uncle: it's in the seventh land, it's easy to get there, any novelty you see must be taken with you, the royal daughter will be given for him ; on the way, Y. sees, takes with him hungry (he gets bread on carts), drank (drinks the river, but can't get drunk), cold (he can't warm up near the fire in 12 fur coats and 12 covers), throwing a hammer at the end of the world; crossing the whole world in two steps; having a huge eye and seeing everything; the king receives them, offers to eat a thousand oxen and bread out of three thousand measures of flour in one supper, drink a thousand barrels of wine and a thousand vodka; Y.'s companions eat and drink everything; the king puts him to bed in an iron house, sends blacksmiths to bring bags of coal, kindles a fire; the freezing one takes off one fur coat and one casing, the coals go out, everyone goes to bed; the craftsmen bring more fire; the freezing one sheds two coats and two covers, the coals go out, the craftsmen freeze to death; the king orders in three hours go to the end of the world and take leather and gold to the craftsman to cast a ring and sew shoes; companion Y. steps once and finds himself with the master; on the way back he enters the city, where Sister G. lets he sleeps, puts his horse head as a pillow, takes his ring and shoes; half an hour before the deadline; the seer sees the sleeper and sister G.; another companion throws a hammer, knocking his horse's head out from under the runner's heads; he catches up with sister G. in one step, takes away his ring and shoes, and the other steps he finds himself at the wedding; I. and the princess are married, given the wagon and the army to accompany him to the border; L. pretends to be married stuck in the swamp, Y. tries to help, L. pulls him knee-deep into the swamp, runs on his horse with his wife; I. rides a Sharkan horse to the Shedzmericki region to visit his uncle; uncle: go to the oak grove, where there is a hollow, through it you will get to a city 7 miles deep into the earth, in the city a three-story house on a duck leg is L.'s home; Y. finds a house, hides by a well, meets his wife: let him know where L. has power; L. to his wife: he is called to war, whoever he helps will win; in response to his wife's persuasion, he explains that a wooden deer drinks water near the well, a chamois in it, a hare in the chamois, a duck in a hare, two eggs in the duck; if you break one, he will lose half his strength and both will die; if you take a golden apple on a gold cord and put it in your pocket, you can take the house with you; L. goes to the seventh land for a month to war; I cut animals with a sword, breaks one egg; L. flies home on a mare - he is still stronger than I.; I break the second egg, L. falls, I kill him; turns the house into an apple, takes his wife home, stops by my uncle on the way, he advises him to return to his homeland and secretly build the house; his father's servants discover an unknown house; the princes guard a possible enemy, warmly welcome his brother, he says that he has obtained a mare and married a tsar's daughter from the seventh land]: Gnatyuk 1898, No. 8:39-54; Ukrainians: Petnikov 1956 [Ivan Tsarevich meets an iron wolf while hunting; he agrees to eat it on his wedding day; tsar surrounds the palace with an army, but the wolf passes, I. rides, comes to the hut on a chicken leg, where a witch with three daughters; she agrees to save him from the wolf if he marries her daughter; the wolf is her husband; they decide to lime their son-in-law, send them for his wife and dead water; the crow promises to get it if I. does not touch her crow; teaches the bird to fly into the well and fly sideways, otherwise the watchman snakes will be burned with fire; I. came to to the old man, his wife died, I. revived her; the old man gave a handkerchief, ordered him to throw it at the wolf, he became a 12-headed snake, you have to hit the right and left, the heads flew off; you have to get to the witch as a kitten; I.-kitten hears how the eldest daughter of a witch and a wolf promises to become a well, the middle daughter - an apple tree, the youngest - an upper room with food on the table; he cuts it all, blood flows; returns home to his wife and parents]: 159-163; Verkhovyna's Tales 1970 (Transcarpathia) [the fisherman caught a goldfish, took it to the tsar; the cook fried the queen, tried it herself, gave the rest to the dog, all three gave birth, the dog's son Ivan is the strongest; left the knife in a tree, if blood flows, the brothers go to the rescue; on the bridge they fight a 12-headed serpent who came on a 12-legged horse; the severed heads of the snake all grow back, blood flows from the knife, the brothers come, they hide their heads, the serpent dies; the mother of the Serpent turns into an iron rope, I. does not tell you to touch it, cuts it, blood flows; does not let the brothers drink, cuts the spring - blood flows (it was a snake); the 18-headed Serpent pursues brothers, they hide at the blacksmith, the Serpent gets entangled in chains, I. tells him to open his mouth, throws hot iron, the Serpent dies]: 203-206; Poles [three brothers, the eldest of whom is son of the dog Sucic, come to the castle, where the dragon; S. does not sleep, fights the dragon; brothers see blood on his mitt, come to the rescue, the dragon is killed; in battles with the dragon's brothers and mother brothers die; S. flees from the dragon, hides in the forge; when the dragon breaks through the doors with his tongue, S. grabs his tongue with hot mites, she has to revive his brothers]: Krzyżanowski 1962, No. 303:87-88; Slovaks, Czechs: Uther 2004 (1), No. 300A: 175-176.

Caucasus - Asia Minor. Georgians [the hero defeats three maidens three times; overhears the conversation of their wives (sisters) preparing death for him and his brothers; having destroyed the intrigues of the wives of the virgins, the hero runs away from his pursuers, escapes to forge; kills pursuers with the help of a blacksmith]: Kurdovanidze 2000, No. 300A: 30.

Baltoscandia. Veps, Karelians: Kecskeméti, Paunonen 1974, No. 300A: 223; Livons: Uther 2004 (1), No. 300A: 175-176; Finns [man escaped from court; met with a forest maiden; when she gave birth to a son, took the boy and returned to the village; the boy is monstrously strong, it is better to get rid of it; the father sent him to the king to pick up the allegedly borrowed gold and silver; the king sent soldiers against M. he easily killed them with an iron staff; he had to give gold and silver; Father M.'s griffin poisons an oatmeal field; M. met and accompanied an angler (fishing rod - pine, bait - cow) and a climber ( turns the rocks); they stayed to guard the field, cook in turn; an old woman with an iron tooth gets out of the crevice, beats the cook, eats everything; when M. remains, he killed the old woman, threw her bones into the crevice; tells lower it down on a cowhide belt; below, the girl advises you to rinse with water from the trough, and pour another in return; the same old woman appeared, began to fight; M. drank strong water, and the old woman was weak (apparently dead); the companions picked up the girl and the good to the ground, cut off her belt; in the lower kingdom every day they give the dragon a girl and a sheep, the princess's turn; M. sleeps on her lap; their seas come out three-headed dragon; M.: look, your house is burning; the dragon turned around, M. blew his heads off; the next day the same (the six-headed dragon); the third half of the kingdom laughs, the other cries; waiting nine-headed dragon; M.: there is an even more terrible monster behind you; the dragon turned around, M. blew off his head, the girl put M. a sign on her forehead; M. abandoning the princess, wants to go back to earth; king: this only on a griffin bird; flying with M., the griffin drops it three times and catches it; each time he says that he was also afraid in the oatmeal field when M. shot at him; on the ground, the griffin forbids M. to drink from the spring; M. did not listen, an iron cat jumped out of the spring, tore out his beard; M. ran into the forge; the blacksmith heated the blank, asked the cat to open its mouth: he would throw M. there; but threw iron, the cat died; The girl rescued from the lower world promises to marry the one who pulls the bow; the Angler and the Rock cannot, M. fired two arrows from the bow and told them to pick them up; they went and did not return; M. married a girl] : Concca 1991:26-35; Estonians (Risti) [the plowman plowed, but it turned out to be a lake; a pike jumped out from there; a voice told her to give it to the maid to cook for her grandmother, only she should eat it; the grandmother was a witch ; the maid tried the ear, the dog and the mare swallowed the foam; the maid, the mare and the dog gave birth to a son, the dog's son's name is Juhan; they grew up, went to look for wives; the maid's son's horse walks two miles at once , the mare's son has a mile away, Yu does not have a horse; the old man tells the maid's son where to get a horse under a stone to take three miles in a step; they spend the night at the bridge, guard one by one; the maid's son won one-headed line; the mare's son was frightened, instead of him Yu defeated the double-headed line, the next night of the six-headed; spent the night with the old woman, did not know that she was the mother of devils; left her; see how she was theirs chases, one lip to the clouds, the other on the ground; swallowed the servant's son and the son of a mare; Yu came to the forge; the blacksmith invited the pursuer to make a hole in the wall with his tongue, grabbed his tongue with ticks, Yu began to beat her with an iron club; she regurgitated the swallowed, she was alive, she left herself; they took their wives, they came back; the mother of the devils in the swamp calls them, Yu hits her again; on the way there are soft seats, then beds; Yu. lets you sit down, lie down because I heard that they are going to kill them when they fall asleep; the same is food tables; they married the girls at home]: Järv et al. 2009, No. 15:85-89; setu: Järv et al. . 2009, No. 4 [the queen is childless, the tsar brings fish, tells the cook to cook, not to eat herself; the queen ate the fish, the cook ate the broth, the dog has bones, each gave birth to a son: Ivan Tsarevich (IC), Ivan Povarov (IP), Old Son of Sukin (S.); brothers come to the bridge; IP is the first to guard, the devil goes (vanasitt), the IP hits, he did not notice, S. kills the Devil; the same the next night when the IC guards; on the third - a 12-headed devil; S. leaves a knife - he will drip blood, let the brothers come to the rescue; S. throws a shoe at the brothers, another, but they hid under the stove; S. gathered his strength, killed the devil; the first two devils were wives, one became an apple tree, the other a well; S. destroyed an apple tree, a well; a 12-headed wife had one lip half the world and the other half the world (ühe huule ühe ilmaveere peale, teise huule teise ilmaveere peale), opened her mouth; S. poured flour there; S. and IC slipped through, IP swallowed; S. ordered the blacksmith to cook ticks; the 12-headed wife opened her mouth, her ticks by the tongue, regurgitated the IP, that in flour, S. killed her]: 47-50; Lutsie (West 1893) [in the forest a man leaned to the water for a drink; a waterman grabbed his beard: give what you don't know at home; a son was born at home; grew up, went to the forest, his mother gave 9 cakes on his milk; the devil is tied; the boy consistently throws cakes over his left shoulder; they close the path to the line, he runs to the spring every time; the blacksmith hid the boy; the devil demands unlock; blacksmith: spill your tongue; grabbed his tongue with hot mites, the devil ran away; the blacksmith gave a horse, tells you not to look at what he meets; the young man did not look at the underground dwarfs, at the naked old women, but looked at the girls out of the corner of his eye; the horse was gone; the devil tells him to get a princess; gives him ducks, piglets and veal - these gifts will be enough; he gave it to a wolf, bear and swan; on a stone a man as tall as thumb, advises me to take it with you; young man comes to the king; king: I lost 30 stallions in the forest 9 years ago; bring and get a princess; bear brought; 30 oxen: wolf brought; princess lost a ring in the sea: get it; the swan dives, took it out on the third attempt; the king orders to go to a hot iron bath; the man with a finger is the first to enter, the bath becomes cold, the tooth does not fall on the tooth; so three times; swim in boiling water; the man with the finger first, the water is warm, wash well; recognize the princess among many girls; she warned: she will stand on her left heel; next time: stand on tiptoes; on third time: I will not be among others, I will carry the bowl across the meadow; the king sends the young, giving money and gold; that's the hell, a grave with burning resin, a rope through it: go, I'll get the horse back; young man: show me how; hell walked on the rope, the young man cut it with a sword, the devil fell into the resin, only the smoke remained; came home on horseback; wedding; ate and drank, flowed down his lips, didn't get into his mouth]: Annom et al. 2018:215-220.

Volga - Perm. Mordva: Samorodov 1972 (moksha) [the prince is strong, maims his playmates, leaves with an iron club; takes two heroes as twin brothers; each takes turns guarding the bridge; the twin brothers sleep, Each time the prince kills a 6-, 9-, 12-headed snake himself, hides his heads under the bridge; overhears how snake wives promise to become a spring, an apple tree, a bed, poison, strangle heroes; the mother of snakes will kill one lip to the sky, the other to the ground, one chest will lower to the ground, raise the other to the sky; whips over the spring, apple tree, bed, blood flows; the prince's horse jumps over the old woman, she is sister swallows; by order of the prince, the blacksmiths ask the old woman to stick out her tongue, press her with ticks, she regurgitates the swallowed ones; the prince's horse disappears; she solders the watchmen, takes her away from the wizard; he looks in the mirror, catches up on a three-legged horse; promises to give the horse if the prince brings the youngest sister from a glass house at the bottom of the sea; companions someone who is cold on fire, who drinks endlessly who turns into fish; twin brothers complete the old woman's tasks (one cools the hot bath, the other drinks and eats forty barrels of beer and forty pounds of bread); the perch sister catches the bride who swims away with fish ; the wife creates a ditch with hot coals, the magician on a three-legged horse dies in it; the old man cuts the girl, takes out snakes, frogs, worms, etc., revives the clean one, gives it to the prince]: 221-235; 1985 [someone stole the sun, moon and stars; only Ivashka Noticliv volunteered to go; he was given a coachman; while he sleeps, IP goes to the bridge; a 5-headed serpent arrives; they fight, then the snake offered to rest; IP took possession of with the right barrel, and the snake had to drink from the left; IP cut off the snake's heads; the next night the 7-headed serpent; the same; then the 9-headed (IP changed the barrels again); IP killed the snake; took the luminaries; says to the coachman that must return for forgotten mittens; hears the conversation between the mother and the widows of snakes; widows promise to become a spring, an apple tree, a strong storm; IP cuts a spring and an apple tree with a sword, blood and pus flow; they hide from the storm in the forge; the blacksmith offers to lick the door with his tongue; the IP took his tongue with ticks, sat on a snake, followed the coachman; the girls he met: the guy is good, and the horse is rubbish; the same is the guys; the IP is silent; the same is the old man; The individual entrepreneur scolded him, and the old man scolded him: why are you riding my parent; girls and boys surrounded the IP, asking the old man what to do with him; old man: let Buryaga's daughter get it (about like Baba Yaga); IP went to look for Buriaga; meets, takes as companions a hot bath cooler, counting fish, a stargazer; B. is invited to wash herself in a hot iron bath (the cooler has cooled her down); B. tells his daughter to disappear in the water, disappear into the sky; the counters of fish and stars returned it, IP gave it to the old man, received the stars; came to the king, began to release stars, then a month, the sun; took the kingdom from the king and married the one brought girl]: 273-278; marie {Aktsorin probably has the same text as Chetkarev, but more processed}: Aktsorin 1984 [the childless queen finds a child on the porch, the tsar suggests calling him Babin son; he takes two soldiers as companions, goes after the samogudes; while the companions are sleeping, BS guards the bridge, kills enemies who have arrived three times; then overhears the conversation between three demon sisters and their mother; sisters they promise to 1) create a desert with a meadow and a stream, eat those who stop to rest; 2) put a tea room in the desert; 3) a beer and tea room; the mother promises to catch up and eat the murderers of her sons; IB cuts the meadow, tea room, etc., kills demonesses; the old woman catches up, eats the BS companions, he himself hides with blacksmith Ilya Murovin; grabs the old woman's tongue with ticks, clamps it in a vice, she dies; BS works for IM, gets Samogudi; IM warns of cow intestines on the road, they do not need to be cut; the intestines are asked to cut them, the BS cuts, the bag of harps disappears; THEY say that you can only get the harp by taking out the girl; 11 IM brothers drink a 40-bucket barrel of wine (IM extracted the wine in advance); the same is to eat a barrel of porridge; scattered the heat in the bathhouse where they are told to wash; BS gets the bride; THEY go to bed instead of him the first night, hangs the bride by the legs, beats, snakes, lizards, frogs come out of her; the same on the second night, pieces of heavy blood; otherwise the wife would run over her husband; on the third night, the wife puts her breasts on her husband, almost ran over her husband, hits her, bread comes out, the wife becomes a normal girl; BS brings his wife home]: 118-126; Chetkarev 1948 [the childless queen finds a baby in the restroom, the king calls him Babi Son; he asks the father for two comrades, leaves; they stay in an empty house, where there is a lot of food, they take turns watching; at midnight, the enemy arrives on three, six, nine horses, the BS kills everyone, his comrades are sleeping; eavesdropping, how the sisters and mother of opponents agree to kill BS and his comrades; the younger sister turns into sand for a hundred miles and a stream, the middle sister turns into 200 versts and a tea room, the eldest into three hundred versts and a pub; BS does not give comrades drink, cuts demons with a sword; their mother pursues, BS and comrades are hiding in Ilya Murovin's forge; he offers to stick out his tongue, clamps his vice, the demoness is burned; THEY ask them to bring self-playing harp; BS brings, violates the ban not to cut cow's intestines, he cuts, the harps disappear; IM and his brothers are looking for a wife for BS; her father demands 1) drink 40 buckets of wine, eat the same amount of porridge (IM does everything); 2) wash in a hot bath (they are unharmed); BS gets a wife, they tell them not to touch her for three nights; she puts her arm, leg, chest on the BS, he starts to suffocate, IM hides, hits a woman every time, she lizards, snakes, frogs, caked blood vomits; after the third night, the wife is safe; BS returns to his father]: 20-28; Chuvash: Chuvash tales 1937:27-40 [the snake knocked down from the sky with its tail and captured the sun and the month swallowed peoples and tribes; three babies remained and each foal - white, black, savras; one in the steppe, the other in the forest, the third in the crevice of the rocks; grew up, became Ser-Pattar, Yuman- pattar, Tu-pattar ("land-, oak-, hero mountains"); S. met Y. first, then T., went together; stayed in a house, near the bridge over the river; at midnight S. woke up: the wave carries a man sitting on a copper throne a snake with three crowns on three heads; S. fights him on the bridge, killed him, hid his heads and pieces of body under the bridge, did not say anything to the brothers; they drove up to the village; S. peeks through the window of the hut: there is a woman She rocks the baby, she has a star in her forehead, stars in her ears; she tells the baby that to avenge the death of his father will become a raspberry bush, the heroes will eat berries and die; S. cut the bush, black blood has flowed; the brothers stay in another house at the bridge over Shura-Shyv ("white river"); J. must guard, but falls asleep, S. sees how the ninth wave carries a snake on the silver throne, silver crowns on 9 heads; he drove S. waist-deep into the ground, but S. cut off all the heads, hid it under the bridge; S. spies into the hut again; the same episode, there are even more stars on the woman, sits on a silver chair, promises to turn into a spring ; S. cuts down a spring, black blood has flowed; the brothers spend the night at the bridge over the Black River, T. goes to guard, falls asleep; the twelfth wave carries a 12-headed snake, with gold crowns on their heads; he drives S. into the ground, but S. went out, cut off 11 heads; to save the last one, the serpent took the sun out of one ear, gave it back a month from the other; S. still cut off his head; in the hut, a woman with stars on her body sits on a golden chair, promises to turn into a bed with a feather bed; S. cuts, black blood has flowed; the mother of the snakes surrounded the heroes with her body, swallowed J. and T., S. jumped over his horse, jumps away, the snake pursues ; S. locked himself in the forge, invited the snake to lick the iron door, grabbed his tongue with hot forceps, went out, began to cut off the tail, all the swallowed ones came out, each threw a handful of earth, formed a mountain; S. took the sun and moon out of his pockets, they returned to heaven], 203-209 [the witch doctor tells a childless man to catch fish with gold scales, let his wife eat it; the cook ate the tail, the head is a mare, three were born heroes; they oppress their peers; they want to put them under lock and key, they leave; they stopped in a hut; the mare's son does not sleep; a three-headed snake rides, asks why the horse stumbles; horse: the son of a mare will kill them ; he kills a snake on the bridge, hides his heads under the bridge; the same on the second, third night; the same six-headed serpent; nine-headed; brothers leave; the son of the mare returns for a forgotten knife; the hut is monstrous old woman; he cuts off a piece from her lip, the old woman says that the fly has bitten; promises to turn into a spring; into a feather bed; into a garden with comedians; the mare's son hits the spring with a sword, the water turns into pus; then but with a feather bed; he looked back at the garden, the comedians grabbed him; they demand to get the daughter of the water king; the son of a mare meets, takes his comrades as companions: a birdsman who knows how to count trees in the forest; an invisibility ; the invisible man sees and hears how the water promises his daughter to someone who looks like him: golden hair on his head, silver in a beard; pulled out three hairs, attached a mare to the son; the water gave the daughter; she became with a bird, the shooter hit her; with a tree, he who knows how to count; the mare's son gave the bride, got the horse back; the bride returned, they began to live well].

(Wed. Turkestan. {A link to Aliva, the Adyghe index, is given. It's almost certainly a mistake}. Uighurs: Uther 2004 (1), No. 300A: 175-176).

(Wed. Western Siberia. {Recent Russian borrowing}. Mansi [the merchant's family cooked fish; the daughter and maid ate their ear, the dog licked the leftovers, all three gave birth to a son, each named Vanka, the same appearance; playing with other children, they maimed them; decided to leave; they fired arrows, came to the hut; there was food and decks of cards; began to play; younger V. should have gone to guard, but the eldest (he is the son of a dog) went; a 6-headed devil is driving across the bridge, asks his horse, why does he stumble; the horse predicts the death of the devil; V. killed him, returned to the hut; the same the next day - a 9-headed devil; the third time V. left his mittens in the hut: if one falls, and blood will appear on the other, we must hurry to help; the 12-headed devil overcomes, the brothers are sleeping, V. throws off his boot, the brothers woke up, ran, 6 heads are cut off; once again the same (throws the second boot, the remaining 6 heads cut off); the brothers set off, but V. returned for his boots, became a mouse, overheard the hells talking; one promises to cause heat and become a well, a bed, the other to catch up with the cold and become a hut, the third is to become a pig and kill his brothers; V. cuts a well, a hut, instead of them - dissected corpses; the brothers went on three roads; the pig caught up and killed his younger, middle brothers; the elder V. hid in Kuzma Demyan's forge; the pig licked the door with his tongue, Kuzma Demyan is told to grab the devil by the tongue with ticks, V. did it, crushed the skull with a hammer]: Kannisto 1956, No. 18:182-189).