Yu.E. Berezkin, E.N. Duvakin

Thematic classification and distribution of folklore and mythological motifs by area

Analytical catalogue

Ethnicities and habitats

L38. Demon trap.


The demon sets a trap, people fall into it. Cf. motive K64A.

Western Sami (Sweden), Nenets (Yugorsk Peninsula), Eastern Khanty, Northern and Southern Selkups, Kets, Nganasans, Dolgans, all Yakuts, Evenks (Turukhan, Verkhnelensky, Angarsk, Sym), Evens, Evens of Kamchatka, Nanai, Orochi, Nivkhs, Chukchi, Reindeer Koryaks, Forest and Tundra Yukaghirs, Asian Eskimos, Bering Strait and Northern Alaska Inupiat, Upper Kuskoquim, Tanana, Atna, tsetsot, chipewayan, eyak, haida, biloxi, kogi, yupa, shikuani, makiritare, warrau, taulipan, kariña Guyana, wapishana, oyampi, mayhuna, karijona, yukuna, letuama, kabiyari, uitoto, chikuna, munduruku, spiking, Juruna, Shipibo, Kashinahua, Eseeha, Rickbacza, Paresi, Caduveo.

Baltoscandia. The Sami [Pättja Pådnje's children disappear one by one; they are caught by stallo in his traps; PP puts on an old fur coat, climbs into the trap as if caught; S. brings the loot home, hangs thaw over the fire, went outside to cut a trough to put meat in it; his three sons watch him work; at this time PP hid the teslo; S. sends sons one by one, they are nothing they don't find it, the youngest notices that the prey has opened his eyes; S. goes by himself, PP kills him with a stick, cuts him, cooks, puts on his clothes, feeds his wife lutag ("bug"); she asks why the meat tastes like S., PP replies that he cut his finger; cuts off her head]: Læstadius 2002:242-244.

Western Siberia. The Nenets (Yugorsk Peninsula) [the old woman has two sons, the eldest Verabuk; the fish was gone, V. went to look for what was going on; came across a stump as tall; put on his owl (outerwear), can't be removed; hit the stump with his right foot, it stuck; and so on all his limbs and head; the giant old man came to the trap for prey; V. said that his sledge was rolling by itself; let him down the slope, the giant believed; V. invited the giant to sledge, promised to push; ran away himself; the giant caught up with him, drove him on a sledge, V. ran away again, the giant did not notice]: Tereshchenko 1949:144-146; Eastern Khanty: Kulemzin, Lukina 1978, № 98 (b. Agan) [the woman does not tell her nephew to shoot killer whales; he shoots, misses, tries to pick up an arrow, sticks to the ground; Iron-nose-stove-nose-woman takes him home in a basket, nails him to the wall, goes to get the cauldron; the young man tells the son and daughter of the cannibal to let him go, promises to make spoons, kills, cooks, climbs a tree himself; the cannibal cuts a tree, goes to rest, the young man asks her to open her mouth, promises jump into it, sprinkles sand into her eyes, runs away]: 89; Lukina 1990, No. 34 (b. Wah) [(Quail from Shatilov 1982:79-81); Alvali hit a teal with an arrow; cannot pull an arrow out of his body; hits with a bow, the bow sticks; etc., until his head sticks; the teal was Savs's trap -iki; he brings A. home; he asks him to feed him first, then sends him to bring a larger pot; A. persuades his daughters to let him go, promises to make spoons to sip his soup; kills both cooks, puts meat on sticks along the path; climbs a tree with sand in his shoes; S. eats meat; vomits axes, cuts wood, axes break; remains alone; A. asks S. to open his mouth to jump there; sprinkles sand, kills it with an ax, burns it, ashes turn into mosquitoes]: 134-136; Lukina 1990, No. 14 (b. Vasyugan, Western 1971) [the man is dead, the dog asks Torum how to revive him; he tells him to put a stone on his feet, rotten on his head; the dog went to obey the order, the devil advised him to do it on the contrary; the man got up, a stone pierced his head, he died altogether; T. told the dog to wear a fur coat and eat human garbage; before that, the dog was a friend to man]: 75; Soldatova 2008, No. 16 (b. Wah, 2008) [Alva's grandmother does not tell Alva to hunt on the other side, father and grandfather did not return from there; A. goes, shoots a duck, it does not move, he takes an arrow that has hit the duck, sticks his arms and legs; Savs-Iki brought A. to him, put him on a rope, tells his daughters to fatten, went to get a large cauldron himself; SI's daughters pierced A.'s cheeks, they were swollen; A. suggests making SI's daughters spoons, they untied him, he killed them with a hatchet, cooked it, climbed a tree, leaving two crows in the canopy; SI decided that he ate meat in his daughter's canopy, found earrings in the cauldron, was going to cut down a tree on which A.; he offered to jump into his mouth - let SI spread his eyes and mouth with chopsticks; A. covered SI's eyes and mouth with garbage, cut it to pieces, burn it, midges and mosquitoes appeared]: 124-125; Selkups: Voskoboynikov, Menovshchikov 1951 [Icha (Itya) falls into the trap of the line, he drags him into his home; in the absence of a devil, I. kills his daughters, runs away, climbs a tree; the devil vomits an ax (he's a whole city last year swallowed); Bear, Fox offer to help cut down a tree, but they deceive the line; I. promises to jump the line into his mouth, he lies face up; I. falls asleep with ash in the eye of the line, jumps off the tree kills, burns him; sparks turn into mosquitoes]: 135-139; Pelikh 1972 (Southern Selkups) [Itche lives with his evwa (mother, grandmother) she does not tell him to go far from home; he is sailing in a boat, someone repeats it words; he hits him with an oar, it gets stuck; with his foot, the same with his hand; Punewalde puts it in the back, carries him away; on the way, I. wraps himself in bark; P. threshes him, thinks that his bones are cracking; at home, P.'s daughter tells lie face down; he lies down sideways; she shows how to lie down, he kills her with a knife, cooks her; P. finds his daughter's head in the soup]: 344-345; Prokofiev 1935, No. 1 (Northern Selkups) [Icha lives with grandmother; throws an arrow at the teal, she flies by; tries to take an arrow, sticks with his fist, heel, etc.; hell brings it to his daughters, goes after the cauldron; I. promises his daughters to make a wooden spoon, kills them, climbs larch; devil eats his daughters; cries; an ax vomits to cut larch; Bear, Wolverine, Fox consistently offer to help cut down a tree, run away with an ax; I. promises to jump a line into his mouth, he lies face up; I. falls asleep with ash, jumps off a tree, kills it, burns it; sparks turn into mosquitoes]: 101-102; Sangi 1989 [boy Icha - the ant lives with its grandmother; his parents were eaten by an evil spirit; I. got out of the boat, stuck to the ground with his foot; the spirit brought him home, began to fatten him; I. killed the daughters of the spirit, cooked his tongues and eyes, and climbed on larch; the spirit ate his tongues and eyes, thinking it was I.; I. tells him to open his mouth, promises to jump into it; throws sand in his eyes, kills with an ax; burns, ashes turn into mosquitoes]: 132-135; chum salmon : Nikolaeva 2006 (village. Pakulikha, western in 1959 R.V. Nikolaev) [{just like Osharov 1936a, but the name of Chuuta's hero]: 158-162; Osharov 1936a [Damn it, this is his trap; Ichekochko stuck; asks the Devil not to eat him, but to take him to his daughters for toys; asks him to untie his daughters, he will cut out spoons for them; killed the girls with a knife, cooked them, placed the fried pieces on sticks on the way to the plague; ran away, leaving the little birds in the canopy as if the girls were having fun; Damn it ate meat, released the birds, found the heads of his daughters; counted the stars, missed the grains of sand, realized that I. ran away on the ground; I. climbed the tree, the devil began to cut, the Hare offered to cut for him; when the Devil fell asleep, hit him with the butt of an ax, as if the forest had fallen, ran away with the ax; Damn a new axe vomited (he swallowed it once, swallowing seven cities); the same episodes with the wolverine; with the bear; I. offers the Devil close his eyes, open his mouth, he will jump there; threw sand, killed Devil, burned it, mosquitoes, spiders, midges appeared out of it]: 101-105; Porotova 1982 [the youngest of the three brothers was trapped by a giant; he brought he was married to his daughter, they had a son; they went to visit his relatives; his wife felt ashamed that she was big, went back to take the child; the husband returned to his own]: 67-69; nganasany : MAE RAS archive, Op.2 D.992, F.K-I; handed over to M. Momzikova [1) 1973, Demnime Kosterkin, Ust-Avam (?) , Gorbacheva and Chesnokov; Dyaikyu (D.) runs, sees the mountain. I climbed the hill. He sees the plague. I went to the plague. I found a deer shovel. I picked it up. I took up snow. I stuck it to my shoulder blade, broke my nose, smeared snow on my shoulder blade, it turned out like a piece of meat. I went to the plague. I went into the plague. The old lady in the plague is going to cook meat. The water boils in the boiler. D.: "I don't eat someone else's meat. Let the old lady cook my meat." The old lady threw meat into the cauldron. Soon the meat was cooked. The old woman began to pull out the meat, and there was one bone - the shoulder blade. D.: "Your pot ate my meat." He was given a new piece of meat. Then he went and stuffed some reindeer. He came and said, "I've killed a lot of deer. Go sledge the reindeer, go get the reindeer." People went, found nothing; 2) Momde was recorded by Alexander Cheleevich in 1982 from old reindeer herders, p. Volochanka; They say that in the old days, Dyaikyu's boyfriend and his grandmother lived, had a deer rib bow and an arrow with iron tips, went hunting and hunted many partridges, and fished on a bark boat wood. One day she says to her grandmother: "It's bad for us to live without reindeer. We need to get deer from our neighbors. Let's go to them." D. made a canopy on the sleigh, put his grandmother under the canopy, harnessed himself into a sleigh and dragged it, and stopped in the tundra. D.: "Let's stop here. Then I'll go alone and you stay here. Don't go anywhere. Take a knife and stick it in your clothes near your throat and sit like that. When people arrive, let them think you're dead." Grandma stuck a knife in her clothes near her throat and sat down with her head knocked over. D. covered his grandmother with a canopy and went to the camp. I went into the middle plague, there are a lot of dudur people there. The plague owner: "Where does the guest come from Who is this?" D.: "I walk with my grandmother along the tundra, live hunting, I don't need anything." All the duduru were happy and asked him: "Oh, Dyaikyu! They're talking about you all over the tundra! Where is your grandmother? Why did you leave your grandmother behind?" "I left it here not far away, in a beam. She doesn't like visiting. But she's not sitting idle. She makes me new clothes." Girl: "We should call her to the chum." D. to two dudur girls: "Be careful! Grandma is sitting under the canopy. She is shy and she can stab herself with a knife out of fear." The Duduru girls ran to Dyaiku's sleigh with a gurba. They opened the canopy: my grandmother is sitting with a knife in her throat. They got scared of the girl, came running and said to D.: "Your grandmother stabbed herself with a knife out of fear! Don't ruin us, D.! Tell us how we can pay off?" D. cried: "Oh, how will I live without my grandmother! They killed my grandmother, hurt me! I'll go from you to the tundra and get fresh meat." And he went to the tundra, saw an abandoned camp, found a deer-eaten shovel there, collected blood-splattered snow, stuck it - it turned out to be a shovel with meat. He returned to the Duduru camp with this shovel: "I killed a lot of deer. I'll pack it tomorrow. I brought some for dinner. Put this spatula in the pot and cook it. I'm going to eat my own meat." The hostess Duduru threw the shoulder blade brought by the deer into the cauldron where the meat was cooked. Now it's time to get the meat out of the boiler. The hostess pulled out all the meat and a clean shoulder blade without a single piece of meat. D. saw a bare bone and was angry: "What kind of people did I come to? They killed my grandmother! Your pot ate my meat! God will punish you!" Duduru fell to their knees: "D., don't ruin us! Ask for whatever you want! D.: "Give me fifty reindeer and I'll leave you. I'm going to bury my grandmother alone." Dudura caught fifty deer, harnessed them into the best teams, escorted D., came to his grandmother and laughs: "Oh, how I deceived the dudur! Now let's go to our summer seats." Throughout the winter, D. and his grandmother were argishili and by summer they arrived on the bank of a large river, they put a chum. One morning, D. says to his grandmother: "I'll take a boat along the river." I got into a boat made of tree bark. After three turns of the river, a man in a boat meets him. He stopped in the middle of the river and asked: "Where are you sailing from? What is your name? Do you want to eat?" - "I am D., I live with my grandmother, not far from here my chum is on the shore. Where are we going to eat?" - "Oh, I've heard of you! We're going to eat here." The man pointed to the water, leaned down and whispered something. The water near the boat began to boil and a table with different meals and two cups of hot tea came out. A stranger and D. ate and drank hot tea. After that, D. said to the person: "Thank you for the treat. Come visit me tomorrow." D. returned home and told his grandmother how a stranger treated him to food and hot tea on the water. In the morning, D. to his grandmother: "I invited that person to visit today. I'll also serve you on the water. I'll put you and the table in the water, and when we get there, I'll say, "Grandma, give it!" - you get out of the water with the table." My grandmother nodded her head in agreement, and she thought: "It is better to drown than to live with such an unlucky grandson." D. tied a stone to his grandmother and lowered the table into the water near the shore. At noon, a guest came to the camp. D. met him: "You treated me on the water. And I'll treat you on the water." D. and the guest man sailed to the place where his grandmother with the table was sunk, leaned to the water and loudly called: "Grandma, serve it!" But the water did not boil and my grandmother did not swim out. D. shouted again and then again, but there was no grandmother and no table. Poor D. screamed for a long time, so long that he lost his voice. The guest waited and waited for a treat and sailed to his side. And D. took the pole and started driving it down the bottom, only in the evening he pulled his dead grandmother out and was very surprised that she did not want to live. He buried D.'s grandmother, grieved and decided to swim across the river and look for people there. I took a boat across the river and then went on foot. He goes and sees: there is a stump ahead. He kicked this stump and his foot stuck. He hit him with his second leg and the other one stuck. I rested my hands and my hands stuck. In the evening, Shigie the ogre came: "Ha-ha! There is no such thing as my hereditary trap without prey!" He tore D. off the stump and carried him home under his arm, hung him on a hook at home near the fire, and went to bed. D. was hanging, the fire blew him up, and he wanted to urinate. She saw the cannibal and said: "Why did you hang it by the fire? The whole hearth will flood!" She took off D. and put it on the ground. He lay there all day, afraid to move and waiting for Shigie the Ogre to wake up and cook it in a large pot. In the evening, the cannibal went outside. As soon as she sat down, D. ran up, fell under her feet and cried in the voice of a baby child. The cannibal is frightened, calling the old ogre: "Get out faster! We had a baby! Bring a pillow!" Sigie the cannibal comes out and grumbles: "What kind of children can be these years?" The child was brought into the plague, swaddled and sat rejoicing. A day later, D. says in the baby's voice: "Go! (Dad!) Let me talk!" - "No, it's too early to tell you. You'll tear your lips." - "Why don't you let your only son speak! You won't even have a dumb baby anymore!" - stood up for D. the cannibal. "All right, let him talk." A day later, D. again: "Dad, I want to walk!" "No, it's too early for you. You'll break your legs." Ogre: "Why don't you let your only son go! After all, you'll never even have a lame child again!" - "Okay, go, just be careful." D. got up and started running. First I ran through the plague, and then ran outside. On the street, I saw that the cannibal has a lot of deer and a large supply of food. On the third day, D. says to S.: "Dad, let's slaughter an advanced deer. I want meat." - "Why slaughter a good deer?" Ogre: "Why don't you want to slaughter a good deer! After all, you won't even have a skinny child anymore!" - "Okay, stab it." D. stabbed the deer and refreshed him: "Let's transport the meat to the other side. Then I'll bring you fresh meat every day." - "Why transport it? You can roll over on a boat and drown." Ogre: "Why do you oppose your only son! After all, you're not going to have another kid anymore!" - Ogre: OK. D. loaded all the meat into the boat and sailed to the other side. After crossing, he unloaded the meat, made a hole in the boat and sank it, shouted the ogre Shigie: "I'm not your son at all! I'M D.! I'm leaving you forever! Live together!" He took as much meat as he could and went without looking back at his plague. He lived without caring about anything until he ate all the meat, and when there was no meat left, he went to look for new camps and other duduru people]; Porotova 1980 [Dyaiku was hit by a stump, his fist stuck, then his leg, etc.; old man brought him home, told his wife that a fox had been trapped; while the old man was away and the old woman went out into the yard, D. jumped off the crossbar, became a baby, went under the old woman's hem; asked to slaughter the only one deer, the old woman tells her husband to allow it, because he is their only son; D. loads meat into the boat, sails away, shouts that he is not their son, but D.; elsewhere there is a hole in the boat in which the foreman's three sons are supposed to sail, covers the hole with clay, his sons drown; D. returns to his mother, tells how he deceived the old man, drowned people]: 21-24.

Eastern Siberia. Dolgans: Efremov 2000, No. 12 [Lyybyra sails in a boat, jumped on a stone, an oar, an arm, a leg, etc. stick; Angaa Mongus carries him away in his pocket; L. ran away while he sat down to recover, his wife from She swallowed a needle and thread in anticipation of dinner, but found nothing, A. ripped open her stomach, found only a needle, cried; came back, brought L., hung her on the hook, left; L. relieved her small and great need, A. decided that it was dripping fat; L. promises them to make spoons, they release him, he cuts off their heads, cooks meat; A. ate the children; L. answers A. either from behind the wall or from the chimney; tells them not to climb under the hearth with his head and back, he puts a hot poker in his ass; he is dead, L. returned home]: 223-227; Yermakov 1988 (Khatanga, Zap. Efremova 1964 {apparently another version published by Efremov} [Lyybyra jumped on a stone in the boat; his paddle, legs, arms, stomach, head stick; the stone turns into Angaa Mongus, who carries L. in his pocket; L. cuts his pocket, runs away along the way; at home, AM first accuses his wife for eating L., then discovers a hole, catches up, brings L., hangs it on the hook, leaves; L. tells AM's wife and children to remove it, and it will dry up; leads them to the forest to harvest firewood, sends them home with firewood, runs away with an ax himself]: 78-79; Western Yakuts (Western 1938, Vilyuisky District) [Lyybar has a silver boat, golden oars ; someone calls him, he comes up, it's a mushroom, he kicks him, hits him, sticks, Angaa Mongus brings him to him; L. asks him to fatten him first; sends him for a knife; the owner of the knife - to the owner of the sharpener, the sharpener must be taken away by stallion, you need a rope to bridle, a rope across the river, AM falls into the water, sinks; orders his pelvic bones to become a pestle, his tibia to become a stupa]: Illarionov et al. 2008, No. 15:173-177; northwestern (Olenek) Yakuts [Charchahaan wants to pick wood fungus from larch (it serves as a medicine); his arm, second arm, legs, forehead stick; Angaa Mogus takes it away, C. cuts through bag, runs away, puts bark under his fur coat; AM finds it, kicks it, thinks that his bones are cracking, brings it to the children; C. promises to make them a spoon, tells them to give them a sharp sword, cuts off their heads, puts them on bed, cooks meat , digs a way out; AM can not stick his head, C. offers to climb backwards, pierces with a hot foot; he orders to make oars from his two hands, make a boat out of his back bones, make a ankle with a pole in booth, cauldron from the skull, cups from the eye sockets]: Ergis 1964, No. 39:118-121; northeastern (Indigiri) Yakuts [old man Lyybyrda catches fish in a silver boat with a silver net; hears three times what is his name from the forest; each time he breaks the boat and oars (then they recover), goes to look for who called him; the third time he kicks the horse's skull, consistently sticks to it with all limbs and head; eight-headed Alaa Mogus brings him home; L. persuades himself to fatten himself first; three years later sends A. for a sharp knife; then a series of episodes, each neighbor sends A. to another; needed sharpen the whetstone, bring the bull the whetstone, the horse catch up with the bull, the bridle catch the horse; it is on the other side; old man Alanay advises A. to tie stones to his legs, arms, neck; A. drowns; tells L. to watch a pestle from his knee bone, a stupa from his skull, a bowl from his cervical vertebrae, a hipped booth from his back bones, he will take his property and cattle for himself (transferred to Sivtsev, Efremov 1990:132-136, =Sivtsev-Omolloon 1976:112 -118)]: Ergis 1964, No. 40:123-125; Central Yakuts (4th Malzhagar Nasleg of Khangalassky Ulus) [old woman Tebenekeen wanted to brush the foam off the top, her hand stuck; so all her limbs and head; Ala Mongus brought her into the house in a bag; she offered to fatten her first; then sends her to sharpen her ax; to do this, go to get a bar; the owner sends AM to the borrower of the bar, who dropped it into the sea; AM sinks, orders him to make a pestle out of his shin bone, a mortar from the occipital vertebra, a ladle from the cervical vertebra, and a bolt from the second; all those people were T.'s brothers; leaving the barn where she was locked, T. killed children AM, took his wealth]: Ergis 1964, No. 41:127-129; Yakuts (places of recording?) : Ergis 1967a, No. 83 [fisherman Lyybyrda (var.: Aigyn-Taigyn or old woman Tebenekeen, old woman Yuchei) hears a person's voice in the forest; walks and sticks to a mushroom (horse skull); Mongus picks up the fisherman and fattens him to eat him; it is impossible to slaughter the fisherman because the knife is stupid; the fisherman sends M. to Bolona for a large knife, he sends him to Haranai for a grindstone, and the last one behind Alanay's horse to carry a stone; A. sends M. across the river for a bridle, M. sinks], 84 [the clever and strong Chaarchahaan sticks to a mushroom in the forest; he was caught by Angaa Mongus , put it in his bag and went home; on the way, Chaarchahaan put a corje under his dress; when he got home, M. beat C., ordered his children to cook dinner with it, and went hunting himself; C. a large knife, put the children next to each other and cut off everyone's heads, cooked them in a large cauldron, dug a hole for himself; M. came and tasted the meat; feeling that it was the meat of his blood relatives, he wanted to catch C., but he killed him with a red-hot foot (icebreaker); by the dying will of M. himself, C. made oars from his hands, a boat from his body, pillars from his hips, and a bowler hat from his skull]: 177; Ilympic Evenks Chirinda , 2007) [Komoy decided to eat Sarsican and set up traps that were like mushrooms; Sarsican kicked one of them and stuck; the coma took the prisoner home, hung him to dry, and left himself; Sarsican persuaded The children took it off, started playing with them, and offered to dig an underground passage; when the lump returned, the children and Sarsican were sitting underground; Sarsican shouted a coma to climb into them, but backwards, because the hole is narrow; the lump did so; Sarsikan pierced it with a hot iron, then killed the children and returned home]: Duvakin 2013; Turukhan Evenks (Chunya River, western 1925) [The bear set up a sticky trap; Tanina swam along the river, hit the trap with an oar, then stuck with his pole, fist; the Bear carried it in his bag, T. put stones in it, ran away; the Bear's children found stones; the Bear set up a trap again, brought T. to the children, went to get fish; T. told the children to give him a knife to make spoons so that they could eat it; killed, cooked the cubs, ran away; the bear ate the cubs; did not catch up with T., he legs were reduced, bears became clubfoot]: Osharov 1936a: 57-59; Evenks (Verkhnelensky - Kachugsky District, Irkutsk Region) [the old man goes hunting, the Mushroom mimics everything he says; the old man hits him with his staff, he sticks, kicks him, his leg sticks; the giant takes out the prey, carries him home; the old woman goes to look for her husband, falls into the same trap; both she and the old man died]: Voskoboynikov 1967, No. 35:102-103; 1973, No. 36:155; Angarsk Evenks [the shaman frightened him off, shot the hazel grouse; he freshens, roasts him, he continues talk; shaman spewed feces, he says that the man did not kill him; the shaman shoots, stomps his foot, his leg, his hand stuck, he froze; Namanny came, dragged the prey home, the sledge caught on the tree (and the shaman's body obviously fell off the sledge); the wife says there is nothing, swallowed the ring {what?} ; N. thinks that she ate the prey, ripped her belly apart; then sewed it up, it came to life; N. found it, brought it frozen; he came to life, emitted feces, N. went to eat it on the river with sand; N. cooked his son N., left his head in bed; N. and his wife ate their son; the wife says that he feels her son's meat; the shaman stabs N.'s legs at night; he hits his legs, legs, arms are broken; the shaman is gone]: Petrova 1936, No. 11:156-157; Sym Evenks [Murivul kills the bird, eats it, defecates; the feces says, You did not kill me; M. shoots at him, the arrow sticks; hits, sticks successively with his hands, legs, and head; the ogre puts it into the bag, carries; stops; M. fills the bag with stones, clings to a branch; at home, the ogre's wife finds only stones in her bag; the ogre rips her belly, thinks that she has swallowed food alone; there is only thimble; he heals his wife, returns to M., brings him home; leaves with his wife; M. asks the Ogre's children to let him go, promises to make onions; kills, cooks; parents eat them instead of M.; he hides under with a bed, pierces both with an awl, they die]: Vasilevich 1936, No. 46:62-64; Evens [Debricken-Kobrikan goes for firewood, sees a rotating mushroom; sticks to it with one leg, the other, hands, forehead; The giant brings the prey home; the DC says he should be cut with a large knife; the Knife tells him to follow the Sharpener, Tochilo to take him away; the old man tells the Giant to grab the Deer by the leg; he kills him with his with iron horns; DC sends the Giant's wife to wash the cauldron; promises his children to make onions for them while they sleep; digs a dig, runs home]: Novikova 1987:38-39; Evens of Kamchatka [the magical man Debare saw a mushroom on a birch tree, hit it with his fist, his hand was stuck, then both arms and legs; the sorcerer brought it to him, hung it over the cauldron; D. says that the sorcerer does not have an ax, he goes for an ax; then the same thing - a sharpener, a saucepan, etc.; at this time, the sorcerer's children were playing, knocked over the cauldron; D. asks to show how they would cut it, hacked them and cooked them himself; the sorcerer ate the children, pulled the blanket off the bed, and there were alone heads; the sorcerer is looking for D., runs out into the street, D.'s voice is from somewhere out of the ground]: Kasten, Avak 2014:61-67.

Amur-Sakhalin. Orochi [Davekta tells the bird to inflate its fur, she makes excuses why it does not cross the river to him; his Older Brother addresses him; he hits it, she flies up a tree; his the arrow gets stuck; he climbs a tree, sticks to it; Sandunga takes D. out of the trap, brings him home, hangs him over the hearth, goes for firewood; D. tells S.'s little sons to release him; show where their father's spear; wounds his leg, blood flows on the ice; S. licks it, his tongue freezes, D. kills him with a spear; sets fire to the Seal's house, they die, he takes their fish supplies; the fox asks to take her in a sledge, eats her fish, runs away, hides with an old woman; D. screams like an owl and like a hare, the Fox laughs; asks not to kill her, marries the old man's daughter Ka; brings a deer; eats it herself; wife D.: Elder my brother told me to tie oily salmon to my tail; D. The fox did not catch up]: Aurora, Lebedeva 1966, No. 2:129-130; Nanais [Margo enters the forest hut, there is a baby in its cradle; he screams, scratches; M. tells him to come to him; M.'s house on a rock above by a river of blood; after M. leaves, the baby gets up, comes to M.'s house; M.'s wife tells me to go to her giantess mother Maiza-mama, there is a fairly large bed; M.-M. waited for him to lie in the cradle for 30 years; sucking her chest, the baby becomes the hero of Alhoo; M.'s wife tells A. that M. is caught in the net of the giant Moohan, who roasts him over the fire; she sends A. to the giant in the iron bird; tells him not to sit on top of his head trees; A. tears an iron net in which two ducks are caught; these are two shamans; A. decides to spend the night on the top of the tree, falls into the giant's net; he wants to hack him, but misses, cutting the net; A. splits his head with his iron beak; a protector spirit (Juli) comes out of the fire, reproaches A. for not listening to M.'s wife, losing time; he flies in an iron bird to save M.; A. swims under salmon with ice to the village of a giant, frees the aged M., kills residents; flies to a tree under which bones with a gadfly; Dergeri arrives, carrying the kidnapped sister Ker-Alda; A. saves her, but D. flies away; A. arrives at the old woman's house, goes to bed with her, in the morning she is a young beauty; A. arrives at D.'s house, kills him and one of his three daughters; kills the giant Gochenda, who fought the smaller giant Nandada and would soon kill him; marries daughter N.; flies to the girl Dienda saved from the clutches of Dergeri, marries her; with her brother Kichalda kills two of the three giants who killed his father; the soul of the third in In a special object, A.'s first wife in the form of a duck finds it, brings it, A. kills the giant; A. and K. marries his daughters; kills several more giants, takes more wives; now he is a great shaman]: Lopatin 1933, No. 1:202-210; nivkhs: Medvedev 1992 [there is larch on the island, a cradle on a knot; 9 swans and 9 cranes arrive and feed a child; a man found a child, brought it to his wife; he grew up, went to fight with the line that killed his parents; went to bed under the larch; stuck; this is a trap trap; he took the young man, flew to his three children, they have 2, 3, 6 heads; the young man prayed to his ancestors, the rat untied the iron chain; the young man began to fight with the devils; clenched the chief, cutting him in half with armbands; drove one son into the ground, tore off his heads; fought with the 6-headed for a long time; the mother flew in on a crane, gave ointment; the young man smeared arms and legs, strength increased; hell offers his sister to marry, the young man refused, killed all devils]: 108-113; Pevnov 2010, No. 4 [the poor young man was lying motionless in the mud in the house; the woman called him; he got up, went breaking trees; went downstream, fell into the trap of an evil spirit, made to the size of a human figure; cilantro flew, began to argue whose trap and whose prey; the cilantro woman took him to the house where cilantro; he was shackled in iron, two dogs were guarded; next to him, in shackles, an elderly man, the son of the mountain owner, and a young man and sister, the children of the owner of the sky; the man put cilantro to sleep with a song, ordered an iron mouse gnaw through the shackles, ripped open the stomach of a huge old woman, there is a chest in it, in the chest of snakes and lizards, a man trampled on them, there are seven eggs; he breaks these eggs on the bridge of cilantro, they die; far in the sea the hanging barn, in which the daughter of the master of the sea, will marry whoever gets to her; a man fires an arrow, it pierces the barn wall; then the others, they pierce each other's tails; he runs along them like the bridge, taking them off with a knife; the woman let a hundred needles into it, then something else, then disappeared; he beat everything off, slashed it with a knife, the woman appeared, he married her, returned to her to the people he had saved, took the second wife is the daughter of the master of heaven (he bit off her little finger and swallowed it, and now he regurgitated); he has one wife from heaven, the other from the sea, both sons are even more powerful than their father], 5 [the sister made an bow, the brother hunted, I got nothing; sister: when you go around seven capes, there will be a stream flowing with blood; brother is coming; at the capes, a crow, a kuksha, a fox regret his imminent death; he lay down in a recess in the size of his figure, could not stand up; A cilantro in the form of a bird flew in, took it away, the cilantro ate it; the crow took the bone of his little finger, brought it to two sisters, who rocked it in the cradle, the young man was born; he came to the old woman, who said that his sister had it groom; young man nailed his sister to the wall]: 105-114, 115-119; Pilsudski 2003, No. 18 [a man sits on a hummock, sticks; tells his iron rat to tear it off; sits on a tree, the same thing, the crow tears it off ( these are all his shamanic patrons); on a stone - he calls a cuckoo; a woman comes out, pours water on him, he is already dying; his sister flew in a cuckoo, his tail is a spear, his wings are sabers, his beak is iron club; freed and cured his brother; with his younger brother he killed that woman; when he returned home, she was there, he married her]: 123-124.

SV Asia. Chukchi [five brothers disappear; the sixth falls into a kele trap, pretends to be dead; he calls prey a seal, brings him home; Kele's wife decides to butcher the boy in the morning, because the body is still too soft (or hard); Kele leaves his bowel movements to guard the prey at night; the boy defecates in the same pot, muffling the watchman's cries; kills Kele and his family with a knife; brings mother's tambourine kele]: Bogoras 1928, No. 12:336-338; reindeer Koryaks (Chavchuvensk dial) [Dabro sees a singing mushroom; kicks it, hits it with his hands, bites it; all its members stick one by one to the mushroom; The giant takes D. home, fattens him to eat; D. digs a dig, runs away; the giant gets stuck in the dig, D. cuts off his head; returns home]: Zhukova 1988, No. 8:27; forest Yukaghirs: Johelson 1900, No. 14 (b. Corcodon) [two brothers are trapped by the Fairytale Old Man; he makes a spit to fry them; they promise his son their sister to be his wife, for which he drops his iron skis on his father, they cut off his head; son The SS feels his wife's breasts, says that his father fed him this; the brothers lure the SS son into the ice-hole, kill him; their fire goes out, they die]: 28-29; Nikolaeva et al. 1989 (1), No. 27 [=Zhukova, Chernetsov 1992:68-71; Someone calls Dovre from a tree, he sees a log house on the tree, climbs, is caught; a fabulous old man (SS) brings him to eat for his children; D. sends him to Sirhashi for a sharper knife, who for with a sharpener to Nyadyai, etc.; the SS gets a calf, it turns into a bull, kills the SS; by this time D. has already killed all the SS children; the log house in the tree turns into a girl, she has been bewitched, D. takes her wife, now lives with two wives]: 85-89; tundra yukaghirs (Hellerchinskaya tundra, Nizhnekolymsky district) [Dorbu thinks who named him by that name; in the forest, a stump answers him, Dorbu ; he hits the stump, sticks (tar-baby); the devil comes to his trap, puts D. in his bosom, carries him home; D. cuts through the devil's clothes with a knife, runs away along the way; the wife finds nothing; the devil comes to D.'s house, he invites him to dig a dig; the nose of the line sticks out of the ground, D. hits him, kills the devil; D. was a mouse]: Gogolev et al. 1975:196-197.

The Arctic. Asian Eskimos: Bogoraz 1949, No. 9 [five brothers disappear one by one; their mother gives birth to a younger one; he falls into the trap of an evil spirit, pretends to be dead, frozen; the spirit carries him to On his back, he clings to trees; at night he kills the spirit and his family with a woman's knife]: 155-159; Rubtsova 1954, No. 5 [Akhakhanaurak falls into the cannibal's trap; pretends to be dead; he carries him home; A. tries to grab his feet on trees; kills a sleeping cannibal, his wife and children at night; returns home]: 92-93; Menovshchikov 1988, No. 19 [older brothers die; younger Kayaksigvik; father reluctantly gives him a kayak; while he is chasing a white whale, a sea chicken climbs into his mouth (his hands are full); at home, his father pulls her by the tail; K. meets a man dressed in iron; he thinks leaky shoes K. mouth, gives his clothes, turns out to be a mountain ram; K. falls into the old man's nets; he carries the "seal" home; K. pretends to be dead, clings to a tree on the way; the old man's wife cannot gut because of his iron clothes, the old man thinks that the seal has not yet thawed; leaves his feces to guard; K. pours out the pot, kills the sleeping old man and his wife; comes to the dwarfs, marries; they accept lake foam for ice floes, lemming for a bear, marten for a deer; K. easily kills "bear" and "deer"; dwarfs turned out to be partridges; returning home, K. finds his (apparently younger) brother, he is an old man; parents have long died]: 94-97; Bering Strait inupiate [teenager kayaking along the river. The kobuk, sees a large sparkling ulu in the bushes, touches, his hand sticks, he pretends to be dead; the cannibal ties him up, takes him home; on the way, the young man grabs the bushes several times; daughter The cannibal says that her father has brought her a cannibal again; the cannibal tells his wife to cut the prey; the young man strains his body, the cannibal thinks it is frozen, leaves it until morning; both cannibal daughters play, they say that the prey opened his eyes; at night the young man runs away, kayaks home; the cannibal cannot catch up with him]: Garber 1940, No. 11:97-10; Bering Strait inupiate (west in the village. Shishmarev, although the action takes place in the upper reaches of the river. Kobuk) [brothers disappear one by one; in old age, the couple has another son, Ogoonogoroseok; the father wants to kill him so that he does not leave them; digs traps on the path, puts a noose at the entrance into the house, shoots a bow; W. easily avoids dangers; swims away; before that he received a partridge feather and a weasel skin (amulets) from his father; swims down the river, kills a seal, takes his head with him; on the shore a house with a woman in it; a kayak like W.'s next to it, but old and fallen apart; W. throws a seal's head into the needle; a seal fights a woman, they kill each other; in the next needle, a young woman puts it inside, there is an old woman, a knife hangs above her; W. does not sleep; cuts off the head of a young woman, puts her head where she sleeps, puts her crown where the woman slept; the old woman gets up, lights a lamp, cuts her head like she thinks, to a young man; the way out of the needle has disappeared, but when W. gets out; the needle disappears, the black bear is chasing W., W. manages to sail away in a kayak; hears the bear calling him in that voice old woman; the next needle has several broken kayaks, these are the W. brothers' kayaks; he enters the first house, throws a harpoon at the person who comes in, he disappears; W. comes to the next one, there's an old woman, W. kills her, pulls her skin; they come after him (in the sense of an old woman), ask him to treat the wounded; this is the one W. threw a harpoon at; W. asks to turn off the lights, finishes off the wounded, sheds off the old woman's skin, runs away; after him wolves and wolverines run away, he manages to sail away in a kayak; sees an object hanging on a tree, touches it, is trapped; the catcher brings prey to his mind, believes that the game is dead, falls asleep; his two children they also fall asleep; W. kills a man with a stone, goes out, looks into the house, there is a dead bear and two bear cubs; W. swims on; when he reaches the sea, marries; father-in-law tells not to go to the mountain, W. goes, kills two ferocious dogs, father-in-law says they were his hunters, decides to kill his son-in-law; tells 1) to get a tree for the boat (the log rushes to O. when he starts cutting off branches, W. splits him); 2) walrus boat skin (the storm begins, O. calms the sea); 3) the father-in-law pours resin on the hearth in the dugout, O. caresses behind the turf; takes his wife and daughter to his home, the storm calms down only when he throws them into sea; O. finds them alive with his father-in-law, burns him in the dugout in the way his father-in-law wanted to burn him; brings the family home; along the banks of the river he sees dens instead of dugouts where hostile creatures lived]: Keithahn 1958:52-611; Northern Alaska Inupiate: Ivanoff Brown 1981 (Selawik) [Nunamiu and his wife Qimmiq have four sons, they go and go; N. conceives a fifth, making a fire to sparks fell into his wife's vagina; a Qayaq son is born; his father magically educates him in strength and dexterity, gives amulets made from the bodies of insects and small nimble animals (weasels, minks, shrews); After preparing food for his parents, K. goes up the Kobuk Valley in search of his brothers; his father tells him to take his uncle with him, whom he meets on the way; K. enters the hut in the parking lot. an unfriendly person, he throws it away, he turns into a woodpecker; a wolverine picks up a broken tooth from a beaver hut; a man sleeps with him, leaves in the morning, it was a wolverine; K. says that his thumb eats people like him; the man runs away in fear, turns out to be a trot; someone voracious behaves strangely, rushes at K. with a knife; K. offers him to die in the fire, he jumps goes to the fire and burns; in the village of K. gets married; in the spring, the wife waits for her father to cut her to take out the child; K. teaches her how to give birth in the usual way; goes on, meets a giant; he says that his two wives will come soon , they will fight; let K. cut both strands, first the one that comes from the sea, because she is aggressive; after urinating, the giant flooded the whole valley; K. does this, the giantesses bandage their wounds, husband sends them to clean up the house; wives live with the giant only in spring; the giant kills the caribou with uprooted larch; K. leaves, prepares material to make a boat, wants help; spies, sees that the Fox girl roasts meat, the Squirrel melts the resin, the female birds sew the boat's skin, the Beaver prepares the frame and oars, the Raven is the dart for the birds, the Wolf and Wolverine scrape the bark, the Bear is knocking down trees, cleans the branches; then everyone dances, the Woodpecker hits the tambourine; K. jumps up, grabs the Fox, she remains human, the others run away in the form of animals and birds; in summer K. swims down the Yukon, the wife again is made by a fox; K. meets, takes his uncle with him; they see how a person breaks off fir chips, they fall into the water, turn small ones into trout, large ones into salmon; thanks to this, there is fish; The shore of the house, the bones and skulls of his brothers, a naked woman; K. throws the head of a lahtak into her vulva, her head tears the cannibal; K. buries her bones; there is a shiny ball on the tree, he attracts K., who hangs in a trap ; the cannibal brings him home, his two children say that the game has opened their eyes; the cannibals fell asleep, K. cut off their heads; K.'s boat slips between the crushing rocks, only the paddle is crushed; the giant in the boat and K. they throw darts at each other, the dart K. cuts off the giant's head; enters the house, the giant's wife throws the ulu, K. throws it at her, cuts off his head; the door is closed, he gets out as a mouse; turns into trout bites off the tip of the fisherman's jail; comes to him, offers to repair the prison, pierces the fisherman; turns into salmon, climbs into the fishermen's net; the leader's son eats his head, the bone gets stuck in he is in his throat, he dies; bones are thrown into a hole, K. is reborn, he is shot at, he runs away; they swim to the sea; his uncle has left, turning into a lynx; K. becomes a falcon; the leader of the people catches him, eats, he revives from his bones, marries the leader's stepdaughter; he wanted her for himself; sends a storm, K. steals the boat into the open sea; K. regurgitates the pebbles given by his father, the wind has subsided; K. burns it The leader's face with a stone; he orders to split a log into firewood; this is how he killed many of his stepdaughter's suitors; with the help of a caress amulet, K. performs the task, the leader is surprised that K. is alive; the leader orders to shoot partridges, K. kills a huge cannibal bird there; crosses the log abyss, K. falls, but returns unharmed; crawls away from the community house where the leader wanted to burn him; K. evades those let into He has arrows, kills the leader's warriors himself; ties him naked to a pole, leaves him in the cold; appoints a new leader, flies away with a falcon]: 40-114; Lucier 1958, No. 18 (Noatagmiut) [Kayakturangniktuak leaves his parents, swims to look for people; when he jumps ashore, he falls into a trap, pretends to be dead; the cannibal carries him home, he clings to willow branches; at home, the cannibal's children notice that the game has opened their eyes; It was decided to cook the prey in the morning; at night I. kills the ogre and his family with a knife; gets a lahtak, comes to two women; one has the right half of the person in the trap, the other has the left half of the man; I. enters the dugout the first woman; in bed puts the woman's live lahtak head between her legs; at night, the head fights against the toothy vulva; I. kills the woman with her knife; the second says that the first one sleeps]: 106-108; Ostermann 1952 [ four brothers disappear one after another; after conceiving a fifth son, the husband carves sparks that fall into his wife's bosom; lets the baby swallow hot stones, making him invulnerable; the young man goes to avenge his brothers, meets various strange creatures; sees a ball hanging from a tree on a rope; touches it, his arms and legs are glued one after another; an ogre comes and takes him home; a young man wants to put a teslo under his head; at night he kills the ogre, his wife and children with it; after that, the trap ball has lost its strength]: 242-243.

Subarctic. Upper chuskoquim [two sons complain to their father that their uncle Ch'ititazkane is just sitting at home asking them to melt the snow and bring him a drink; the father advises him to bring his brother water with the dog crap; C. is offended, leaves; a man kills beavers, bakes one, gives C.; in the morning there are no signs of a fire, it was Wolverine; C. makes a boat; takes the chest bone of a black grouse as a model for the frame (Dendragapus canadensis); asks who will sew the birch bark cover; hears a response from the forest and from the coastal willow; spies on two pretty young girls sew; in the morning he sees that one has small stitches, the other big, and her hair was disheveled; opens large stitches, calls again, the neat girl finishes her work; C. tries to grab her, but she flew away; C. will tar the boat, sails on the river; someone with the shores tried to grab him, C. stabbed the attacker in the eye; it was the Mouse, so the mice had small eyes; C. sees a trap on the river, falls into it, pretends to be dead; the catcher brings him home, she is surprised that the prey blows the winds; puts a baton under C. He jumps up, kills the owner, the old woman falls on the tail, so the wolverines have a flat tail; Wolverine's wife climbed a tree, became write from there; C. left her alone, returned to the boat; the man spears salmon; C. turns into salmon, takes the tip; this is the beak of a seagull; C. comes to that man, he asks if he is not him deprived him of his tip; a girl comes to C. in the parking lot; he sees that she was making human skin; he does not agree with her, wants to know how she kills people; she spreads his legs, puts her wand in, takes him out half; thinks she killed him; but he jumps up, kills her with a truncheon; they come to people who don't know what a dream is; he falls asleep, they think he's dead; he teaches them to sleep; C. sees the bear sleeping on the shore, with his blueberry-smeared ass out; C. tells him he won't sleep like this; the bear runs away into the forest; since then, bears have not slept by the shore]: Deaphon et al. s.a.: 74-84; tanana: De Laguna 1995, No. 5 [Chetitalkani makes a boat out of partridge and birch bark keel bone; sails down the Yukon; gets to various animal people; two rocks collide and disperse; this is Wolverine's trap; C. fires an arrow, it hits a rock a little; swims himself in a boat, caught by a rock by his shirt; pretends to be dead; Wolverine brings him home; one of the children notices that the game has opened his eyes slightly; Wolverine sharpens knife; C. grabs a stone ax, kills her; Wolverine's children climb a tree, C. kills them; the girl in the menstrual hut was in the forest; climbed a tree; extinguished C.'s fire with urine around the trunk; she can't be killed; wolverines have come from her, they steal prey from the barns], 9 [same; C. kills Wolverine and his wife; he has one daughter, she flees in a tree]: 98-103, 128-129; atna [ A fox hunter sees traps hidden in the snow and a woman approaching them; looks for a trap under the snow with an arrow; says his name is Ciił Hwyaa, she replies that her name is Nuuni Elebats' en Baan; he finds her other trap, puts his clothes in it, full of branches and greased; she believes she caught Lisa, he laughs, she chases him; he screams that her mittens are too heavy, advises throw it off; so provokes her to throw off all her clothes, tells the winds to blow, she freezes; he roasted her on a spit, her 12 brothers ate meat; the fox laughs, they chase, under the mountain he kills them one at a time; so he killed them 10 Wolf brothers, but two cautious ones escaped]: Billum 1979:93-95; tsetsot [a man finds an ogre trap when he approaches it; pretends to be dead; a cannibal carries it home in a bag; in At the ogre's house, a man kills him with an ax; turns his children into martens; rips open the stomach of an ogre's wife, two ferrets jump out of there]: Boas 1896-1897, No. 15:44-46; Chipewayan [hunter gets into A giant trap made of sunlight; pretends to be dead; a giant carries it to his home; a hunter throws ash into the mouth of the giant's children, runs away; the giant chases him]: Goddard 1912, No. 4:53-54.

NW Coast. Eyak [the forest ogre trap opens and closes; eight brothers die in it; their sister warns the ninth; they trap a deck shaped like a human figure; The cannibal tries to eat it, then cuts a piece of meat off his leg, cooks it and eats it; brother and sister kill the ogre and his wife]: Birket-Smith, Laguna 1938, No. 20:308-310; Hyda (Skidgate) [young man He falls into the trap of a demon; he carries him to his home; there the young man sees his brothers' bodies cut; at night he revives them, runs away with them]: Swanton 1905:260-261.

Southeast USA. Biloxi [see motive K1; Uncle Tuche leaves him across the sea; T. marries the cannibal's daughters; she wants to kill him; he falls into her trap; she asks where to apply fatal blow; he says it's in the head; she doesn't believe it, wants to hit her ankle; he hits her with an ax himself, cooks her body; she comes to life; her daughters kill her by sticking hot iron into a hole in her head]: Dorsey, Swanton 1912, #28:105

The Northern Andes. Kogi [a forest woman throws a wicker bag on the hero's way, catches it in it, carries it home in her bag; he makes a hole in the bag, runs away]: Preuss 1926, No. 9:200-201; yupa [one of the hunters are lost, trapped by the Jaguar; Jaguar's son released him; he sees the Cannibal Sun hunting birds, devouring them, refusing to throw off the son of the Month below; the Sun takes the man The month takes him away, hides him in a cave where the menstruating daughters of the Month are and where the Sun is afraid to enter; allows a person to marry one daughter and copulate with others; the person wants to return home, the Month gives him cassava and yam, teaches him agriculture; a person brings plants to people; he should only eat cold, he freezes; dies after drinking hot chicha]: Wilbert 1974, No. 42:131-135.

Llanos. Sicuani [Furna in the form of a turtle falls into the trap of Quemeini; he carries the prey in the basket home, leaves it on the trail, sends her daughter to fetch prey; she finds a turtle instead of a turtle hero; he marries her; kills father-in-law]: Wilbert, Simoneau 1992, No. 10-11:62-65.

Southern Venezuela. Makiritar [the cannibal father-in-law sends his son-in-law to check the top; he is caught in it; the jaguar (=father-in-law) wants to eat it; the otter swallows the hero; his spirit rises to the sky, renews himself in the shaman's lake; returning, adjusts so that ants eat father-in-law]: Civrieux 1980:97-99.

Guiana. Varrau [when trapped, the hero smears himself with excrement; demons leave their prey by the river to wash it; the hero rushes into the water, runs away]: Wilbert 1970, No. 187 [Kororomanna kills a monkey , got lost in the forest; at night, chebu forest spirits began to hit the trunks with sticks; K. began to beat the monkey's stomach like a drum; one of x. asked him to show his hand, leg, face; K. shows parts of the monkey's body; blows the winds; x. hears a sound, asks him to pierce his anus; K. pierced him with a bow; x. promises that others will take revenge for him, disappears; K. hides on the Euterpe palm tree; x. beat the corpse monkeys, thinking it was K.; he laughs; x.'s big eyebrows prevent them from looking up; one stood on his head, saw K.; x. trying to cut down a tree; their axes made of turtle shells, knives made of pods, break ; the biggest x. climbs the tree with his feet forward; K. pushes him down, shouting the words that x. promised to shout, the other x. kill him thinking they are killing K.; K. runs away; hid in a hollow, there the woman says that her snake husband will come; but in the morning a hawk sang, K. said it was his uncle, the Serpent was frightened, let him go; K. found a fallen tree on the trail with the baby in the hollow; it was child H., K. killed him, hid; the woman. wrapped the ground in a bundle followed by K., walked away; K. replaced it with earth with her own trail; the woman threw the parcel into the fire, burned herself; K. went on the path, his leg stuck, it's a trap x; they put it in the basket, moved away, K. ran away; threw an arrow into the skull; he ordered him to be carried (in coryum tape, as women carry a load) and feed it; the skull became fat, the bark was fat broke with weight; K. asked to wait for him to find another bast, ran away; the skull mistakenly rushed after the deer, killed him, and began to count his fingers - two, not five! The man laughs from the other side of the river; the skull jumped into the water, drowned, all the ants came out of it; the other x scoops the pond with his scrotum; K. poked him with an arrow, x. thought it was gadflies, then stuffed K. into deck; K. gave x. tobacco, became friends with him, he gave him a small package of fish, he brought it to his mother, there were a lot of fish; on the way, various animals told K. about his mother, carrying different fruits that K.'s mother gave them (rat - yam, aguti - cassava, paka - yam, deer - cassava leaf, tapiriha - pineapple; (trap episode, p. 428)], 204:424-430, 472-473; taulipan [falls into the demon's loop; the demon puts it in basket; the hero tells the basket to open its mouth, runs away; the demon eats the wax from the hero's quiver]: Koch-Grünberg 1924, No. 9:47-48; carinha (Guyana) [man is trapped in epo (dangerous forest perfume); the bird advised him to smear himself with crap; epo still put it in the basket, carried it; on the way, the man ran away, climbed a tree; epo began to cut the trunk with axes from turtle shells; sent ants, the man threw them off; one of the epo climbed his feet forward; the man pierced him, threw him off, the demons ate him, mistaking him for a man; the man goes on, falls into the hollow, there are snakes, the man smears again crap; snakes blow the wind, ask what they smell like; a man answers a big snake that a deer, a small snake like a rat; he sees a snake-eating hawk, "uncle" addresses him, who answers, calling the man" nephew"; the snakes are frightened, trying to crawl away, the Hawk pecks out their eyes, the man finishes them off]: Gillin 1936, No. 7:196-198; vapishana: Farabee 1918 [Dweed and Tuminkar hunt; contrary to T.'s warning, D. jumps into the noose placed by Aniri; is caught by the scrotum; A. carries it, leaves the basket on the ground near his house; T. frees his brother, puts a wind gun in his place and quiver of poisoned arrows; A.'s wife finds no prey; A. and his wife think that the quiver is a young man, and the wax on it is fat; they began to fry, poison got into the wax; decided that bitterness is from the bladder; they were poisoned and died]: 114-116; Wirth 1950:176 [the man put his hand in Kurupira's trap; stuck, put his second hand, legs; K. told the bag to open his mouth, put the man there, carried it; he also told the bag to open his mouth, grabbed a branch, ran away; K. sent his stick to look for the man, but he had already left the forest into the field, returned home], 178 [the younger hunter was trapped by Kvaska; the eldest began to pull him out , also stuck; K. carried them in the basket; on the way, the elder told her to open her mouth, grabbed a branch, ran away; K.'s wife did not find prey (the fate of her younger brother is not mentioned)], 178-179 [Kvaskai put the trap; the older brother did not tell the younger brother to touch it, he touched it, got caught by the testicles; the elder also pretended to be dead; K. carried both in the basket; the older brother told her to open her mouth, jumped out; cut off his finger the youngest, found K.'s house on the trail of blood; while he was in the field, the elder brother learned from his wife K. how to revive and kill her; killed her, revived her brother; cooked the old woman, K. ate her; the elder brother threw her head to him, brothers ran away]; oyampy [the forest spirit caught the man, put him in the basket, brought him to the tree in which he lived, put the basket on the ground, went to tell his wife; the man left a log and his own in the basket excrement, ran away; the perfume ate it all]: Grenada 1982, No. 63:373.

Western Amazon. The father-in-law (future tapir) sends his son-in-law (next month) to check his snare; he is caught like a bird. Mayhuna [ducks free the hero, place a partridge in his place]: Bellier 1991b, No. 4c: 188-189; Cipolletti 1988, No. 3 [ants collect his flesh, squirrel frees bones from snares and collects everything body again]: 37-38.

NW Amazon. Karijona [a good Račaike hunter (from rača - wind gun) has always relieved himself in one place; the Dung Beetle put a noose there; R., out of curiosity, puts his foot in the noose, falls into the loop trap; pretends to be dead; The beetle tries to cut off his head, hits the tree; juice flows, the Beetle thinks it's fat, mixes it with crap, takes it as a side dish for meat; carries prey in a basket; puts it near the house to the ground, sends his wife for her; R. runs away with Beetle's axe; The beetle took the form of a leader, came to R. to ask him for an ax, he gives him; The beetle takes his form and flies away; R. continued to defecate on in the same place, wiping his ass against the tree; it turned out to be a forest line - Itutari; R. shot a poisoned arrow when the poison reached his head, the tree fell, but R. bounced; bananas and sugar grew in this place reeds and lulo; R. cleared the area, planted them; climbed onto a palm tree for fruit; I. appeared with a club; R. threw his soft, offered to lie down with his arms and legs apart; killed I. with a heavy bunch, finished him off with a club; took shelter hunting birds; (another) I. appeared, saw that R. was relieved, asked him to make an anus too; R. pierced his hole with a stake; I. glad, since then they have been less annoying to people; (two plug-in episodes before the previous one); the motmot bird flew through a hole in the hollow; R. wanted it too, the bird closed both holes; R. became fluff, flew through the hole; killed birds from the wind cabin, then revived; Parrots reply that they are flattening their testicles; R. also flattened, died; came to life, killed parrots, revived]: Schindler 1979, No. 15:128-138; yukuna [see motive K1; one by one Kawarimi asks three groups of cranes to take him; the latter give him feathers; tell him not to look down when they fly over the little ones, or else they fall; people shoot arrows at the cranes, they shout that they are being bitten by a scorpion, an ant, a spider; he looks at the next little one, falls, the cranes pick him up, bring his aunt to her husband; this is an anaconda, Pamitewa's aunt; the cranes have flown away, K. pretends not to wake up; P. gives Take this daughter's crane across the stream; K. turns into a man, rapes her; runs, touches the trap, hangs from the sky by her legs; smeared with crap; Imu sends a daughter, she says that the game has rotted, sends his father; I. believed that K. was dead, brought home, ate cassava crap; K. promises daughter I. to lie with her if she freed him; she put a deer on the grill; at night I. throws the hook, he is for K.'s hair, the daughter pretends to be behind her hair; I. threw the smut in four directions, the world caught fire; K., in the form of an insect, hides in the water in the leaf axil; comes to the ogre Dragonfly (Iñapurá); accidentally burned it (now the dragonfly is like this); asked to hide it from I.; he hid it in the water; at the request of I. sent an anaconda, then a caiman, a manatee; both cannibals live together, Imo eats excrement; in Someone cooks at home; K. opened the box, the Parrot girl appeared; wants to go back in the box, he did not allow it; burned his penis; she hears this word for the first time; neither she nor Imo and Inyapur have neither genitals, no anus; copulate with any part of the body; K. and Parrot (i.e. Dragonfly's wife) have copulated; Dragonfly asks why K. has an erected penis - wasps have bitten; Dragonfly's wife asks to kill him; he hears K. blowing the winds, he likes the sound, he asks him to pierce his anus; K. pierces him to the heart, he dies; K. marries a widow (Parrot); Wolves (Martens?) they stole it, left Mother Komarov in return; K. killed her, mosquitoes flew out of her; K. took his wife; then see motive K8A]: Jacopins 1981:127-150; letuama [the name of the great mother Rupari Kumurua, her husband Great Anaconda; the cranes gave the shaman feathers, he flew with them to RK; she gave them cakes, wrote it in the sauce, burned pepper; the shaman coughed and gave it to himself; Anaconda frightened him; the cranes flew away and took the feathers; RK told the shaman to watch the children; they were snakes, he killed two naughty ones; copulated with her to exhaustion, she showed her way home; then a frog showed the way; he got to cannibal women; gave eat, saw his penis, asked what it was; - Women's food; agreed to show how, but with one at a time and without witnesses; he has been living with the main woman for a year; they have children; aunts ate them; birds they warn that he will also be eaten; he hid in a hollow with wasps, became a wasp himself; the wasps drove the women away; going on, the shaman fell into the trap of a demon; he smeared himself with crap; he tickles him with a wand; brings his daughter; the daughter turned the man into a cricket, hid it in the house; the man came to Dragonfly; he did not have an anus, pretended to eat and feel better; asked to give him an anus; the man pierced him with a stake, killed him; took him wife; came home; when mother came out to meet her, wives turned into..., flew away]: Palma 1984:194-202; kabiyari [Yedjia turned into a forest chicken, trapped by cucarron (Mutu is a cricket?) ; smeared with sewage, M. thinks that the excrement is a laid egg, ate it, took it to his children, they also ate; Y. ran away, hid at Yapuri, he replied to M. that he did not see Y.; Y. stayed with Yapuri; he hid kept his daughters in a box; Y. became ill, did not go with the owner to the precinct, opened the box, sisters Krakhmal and Cassava came out; Y. killed their father, took them home]: Correa 1989, No. 4:76-77; uitoto [ The cannibal father-in-law sends his son-in-law to check the top; a jaguar jumps out of it; the son-in-law turns into a jaguar himself, runs away]: Rodríguez de Montes 1981, No. 19:150-151; chikuna [one brother falls into a trap a demon; the other turns him into a deer; while the demon makes a strap to carry the prey, the hero revives his brother in human form, both run away]: Nimuendaju 1952:127.

Central Amazon. Munduruku [Akainoatpyo is his nephew, Karujuribo is his uncle; K. turns into deer and other animals, A. cannot kill them; Grandma A. advises him to kill a tapir with his hand in him ass; tapir - K.; he jumps up, drags A. through Tapajos, frees him, emptying his stomach; advises choosing a third crocodile with trees growing on its back to cross the river; now the name A. - Perisvat; P. rejects two smaller crocodiles, swims on a big one; lies that the crocodile's belching is fragrant; jumping ashore, shouts that it stinks; at night, Inambu prevents P. from sleeping with conversations; P. breaks her eggs, since then the Inambu has laid only three eggs; P. kills a monkey, sleeps in a hollow; this is Jaguar's lair; he demands that P. give him parts of his body one by one; P. gives limbs and monkey liver; leaves excrement responsible for itself, climbs a tree; Jaguar devours excrement instead of P.; P. spends the night with a man whose leg bones are devoid of flesh, pointed; he tries pierce P.; when his leg pierces the tree, P. ties it with a bowstring; releases it in the morning; copulates with Jaguar's wife; he chases P., P. turns into a battleship, scratches out Jaguara's eyes; Jaguar does new in latex wood, they have been shining ever since; P. spends the night by the Inambu fire; refuses to lie in a hammock with her; she flies away, carrying fire; P. falls into the hunter's trap with both hands and feet; he leaves the old woman to guard the prey; the old woman falls asleep; the ant, the bee, the wasp cannot gnaw through the fetters, the monkey frees P.; the hunter beats the old woman in anger, she turns into a suruja night bird; P. returns to her grandmother; dies when she rubs his uruku]: Murphy 1958, No. 29:95-102

Eastern Amazon. The Sun trap pinched the young man's hand; the Sun puts the young man in the ant basket; after carrying the basket home, the Sun leaves it and follows his son; the hero runs away. Hissing [the men went camping; the latter put his hand in a hole in the ground, his hand was pinched; in the morning, a bearded and hairy demon (one of the informants identified him with the Sun) threw his rod kar, he finds the prey himself; the man pretended to be dead; the demon carried him in the ant basket; the man twitched, the demon stabbed him, he pretended to be dead again; the demon put the basket outside the house, his son found it empty; the man hid in the hollow, Kari found it; the demon filled the entrance with a stone; the man saw quatipurú chewing nuts, asked for help; rodent animals (paka, guinea pig, capybara) gnawed, breaking his teeth; when the last tooth was broken, the hole was made, the man went out, climbed the tree; the demon sent a snake, the man threw it off; the demon went after the ax, the man ran away, jumping on the trees; saw in the river two caimans with bushes and an imbauba tree on their backs; one drove to the other side; the demon ordered him to return, but the caiman swam on; released gases, told him to be called a fart, then a freak; man replied that the caiman was beautiful, etc.; the man called him a disgusting fat fart when he was on the other side; came to an inumba, who had three hammocks for her two wings and legs; contrary to the ban, he lay down in a hammock, it broke off, the inambu flew away; spent the night in an old house, heard singing at night, saw a skull in the morning, took it to a place where the rain would not wet it; the tapiriha is married to a jaguar, did not let her husband eat it man; he heard melodies in the forest; came to two other tapir spouses; then home; his little son was already grown up; the man taught people the melodies he heard]: Nimuendaju 1922:390-393; juruna [ The Kuadê sun had a trap hole in the rock; the man was caught, pretended to be dead; K. carried him in a basket of ants; he jerked when the ants began to eat their eyes; K.'s stick wanted him hit, but K. did not order, said that the prey was dead; hung the basket on a branch outside the house; the next day his son found nothing in it; K. chased a stick, but she mistakenly chased the deer and killed him; K. found a man in the hollow of a tree, wounded him with a stick, did not reach him, covered the hole with a stone; at night, tapirs, wild pigs, deer, monkeys, paki, agouti gnawed stones, breaking their teeth, freed the man; the next once the young man cut his hair, painted his face so that K. would not recognize him; climbed onto a palm tree for nuts; threw off a small bunch of K.; killed a big one; K.'s stick became a boa constrictor; blood became spiders, ants, snakes, centipedes ; they covered the whole ground, the young man had to jump on the trees to go out into a clean place; darkness came; K.'s three sons, by order of their mother, began to try to wear their father's feather crown; only the youngest withstood the fever; his mother told him to walk slower so that people could do their business; told him to rest at noon and before sunset]: Villas Boas, Villas Boas 1973:94-97.

Montagna - Jurua. Shipibo [several people pass by the demon Nisho's trap; one touches it, is caught; the rope turns into a poisonous snake; N. comes, carries the prey home to fry; the man urinates, flooding the fire; N. thinks that fat is pouring, pours urine on the cooked cassava; goes to bring firewood; the man tells his son N. that he needs to recover; he frees him, he runs away; the woman hides him, lets in N. wasps; man returns home]: Gebhaert-Sayer 1987, No. 7:356; kashinahua [Naimbo builds a staircase, the end reaches the sky; the storm breaks it, takes N. far from the village; he follows hunters, but is afraid of stepping on poisonous ants, goes the other way; gets stuck in a hawk cannibal trap, hitting it first with one leg, then with the other, with one hand, with the other, with the other head (=tar- baby); Hawk has huge testicles, and he carries his penis in his bag; puts N. in the same place, brings it home; goes for firewood; Hawk's wife is N.'s ex-fiancée, whom Hawk stole; she hides it under a vessel; The hawk asks their domestic parrot what happened; the woman promises to kill the parrot if he gives it away; the Hawk tells them to look for his ants, wasps, snakes, but the woman recalls them or presses them every time; At night, Hawk's penis crawls to his wife, ejaculates between her knees; now she sleeps with N., gives birth to a boy; N. goes to the forest, climbs a genip tree; Hawk finds him, led him down; N. throws him fruits, tries to throw them further and further; goes down, runs to the river; animals fish there, hide it in the sand, covering their faces with a basket; the Hawk blows the wind, but N. manages not to cough; the Hawk returns home, animals show N. the way to his mother's house; he loses her but eventually gets home]: d'Ans 1975:214-232.

Bolivia - Guaporé. Eseeha [the animal hypostasis of Docuei'ai is guazo (coati?) ; his father Edósiquiana, the owner of animals; D. clears the forest with the Anteaters; they set fire to the trees around, E. pulls D. out of the fire, but since then quazo has dark and sparse wool; D. comes to old woman; she replies that she boils water to cook guazo (i.e. D); he pushes her into the cauldron himself, eats it; Anteaters set a trap, D. falls into it, gets stuck with all his limbs and head, since then they flat, thin; Vultures flock; D. comes to life, turns Vultures into vultures; frees the biggest after he gives him the most beautiful daughter; in his absence, his wife goes looking another husband; the Snake asks to get her teeth; she does, gets bitten, dies; her sister runs away from the Snake; the man hides her in his daquidei; cuts the Snake into pieces, which turn into current snakes; takes the girl in wives; she is pregnant, walks through the woods, gets to Jaguar and his sister, hides inside bamboo; Jaguar finds her, eats her; the baby jumps out of his anus, comes to his grandmother; grows up, kills Jaguar, firing first with a bow, then with a gun]: Verna 1985:69-71

Southern Amazon. Rickbacza [the hunter falls into the trap with his hand; the jaguar leaves him to fry and leaves; the hunter leaves his excrement, runs away; the jaguar punishes the owl he told to guard the prey]: Duas Lendas 1982:71-72; Pereira 1973, No. 6 [a group of men went to war with Sintas Largas; one recently married, put his hand in all holes; put his hand in a hole in the Black Jaguar termite, could not pull it out; Jaguar came. called the Owl to fry the prey; the owl tied it up and began to fry; the fire was weak; the man wrote and pumped it, the Owl ate it, the fire went out, the man untied the vine, ran away; the Jaguar began to chase; The Spider, the Snake, the other The spider hid the man; the man climbed into the hollow of the Toad; she sprayed poison into Jaguar's eyes, the Jaguar ran to wash them; the man returned home; went to the forest for fruits, climbed a palm tree, Jaguar came, the man asked Close his eyes, threw a bunch instead of the fruit, killed him; the corpse rotted, the finger remained; the man took it, killed animals with it; climbed a tree, gave a finger to his wife, she pointed a macaw at the parrot, pressed too hard the finger killed both the parrot and the husband; told others that the husband fell from the tree; then confessed; the finger lost its strength, the widow was left alone]: 40-42 (=1994, No. 5:67-73); paresi: Pereira 1986, No. 7 [younger brother falls into the trap of the demon Shikhali; he brings him home, says he brought firewood; his two daughters lie down with a young man; they have poisonous insects in their vaginas, they tell him to stick his reed and pull him out insects, have sex, then put the insects back; at night, the young man falls asleep, eaten by S.; the older brother does the same thing, but he does not fall asleep; Sh. 1) sends him to bring toucans (they kill people); the old woman tells you to burn the thorns on the tree first (var.: wives cover the holes in the young man's face with wax, the toucans did not peck him); the young man brings toucans, S. revives them; 2) clean the bird cage (there are snakes, the old woman or wives warn, he burns snakes, S. revives); 3) fish with poison (old woman: there are caimans created by Sh.; you need to heat the stones, boil the lake; S. revives cooked creatures); 4) get make arrows (the vine must fall on his head, the water spirit pulls out); 5) tear the bark off the tree (the son-in-law climbs up, throws the bark, killing S.); beetles came out of his stomach, so his daughters could not revive; two beetles have been turned into a sacred nose flute; a young man, along with his boy and girl, swims down the river in a cassava trough; wives send two parrots; they fly to a young man in the mouth, cut the heart, come out of the sides; since then they are red; the children tease Cocotero (their father's sister) who comes to them that she has a hairy vulva; every time she wants to grab them, they jump in water; Zatiamare (K.'s elder brother and dead boys) traps them; the forest spirit copulates with the girl, she turns into a spirit herself; the boy is killed by fish, he flies away with a falcon; Z. finds him veins, teeth and brain, making them into timbo, fish venom, kills many fish], 91 [the hunter falls into the trap of a snake; when the snake takes out the hunter, it smears it with sewage; while it calls others, the hunter runs away; other snakes kill the one that missed their prey]: 131-149, 560-561.

Chaco. Kaduveo [Go-noeno-hodi finds a man cut in half; he makes brothers Godá-kil ("out of the head") and Godá-txák ("from the legs"); they go to an old woman who caught men trapped, deprived her genitals; the brothers got into the trap, sprinkled gold on their mouths so that the old woman thought the prey was dead; the old woman sees two young men trapped behind their legs, they have big cocks; freed, they came to life, brought them to themselves; both lay down with her, she had teeth in her vagina, she bit off their dicks; but their cocks were burning, the old woman began to scream; the young men came back, she gave them poisonous fruits, they died]: Wilbert, Simoneau 1990a, No. 52:88