Yu.E. Berezkin, E.N. Duvakin

Thematic classification and distribution of folklore and mythological motifs by area

Analytical catalogue

Ethnicities and habitats

L22B. The metamorphosis of the blind. (.56.58.-.62.68.)

People who wake up blind in the morning turn into fish, birds, or animals. See motif L22.

Llanos. Sicuani [in partridges].

Guiana. Warrau [in fish]; curl [in fish]; kalinya [in wild pigs]; macushi [in thunder]; waiwai [in kibihee (wild pigs?) ; in coati].

Ecuador. Colorado [in birds].

Western Amazon. Siona [into frogs]; sekoya [in wild pigs]; napo [into frogs; river dolphins].

NW Amazon. Carijona [in bakers]; bara [in monkeys]; toucano [in monkeys]; yagua [in monkeys, wild pigs, bakers; toucan; howler monkey, birds, deer, anteater]; chikuna [ into a hawk; into an eagle].

Southern Amazon. Bororo [to otter].