Yu.E. Berezkin, E.N. Duvakin

Thematic classification and distribution of folklore and mythological motifs by area

Analytical catalogue

Ethnicities and habitats

L41. The hero runs away along the way.


After catching a person, the ogre carries his prey home, but the caught person runs away along the way or at the ogre's house. See motif L38 (a man is trapped by a demon).

Zulu, Sakata, Batanga, Tangale (Sudanese Arabs), Malgashi, Kabila, Algerian Arabs, Tunisian Berbers, Italians (Tuscany), Sardinians, French, British, Kurnai, Valman, Bukavak, Vatut , Bougainville, San Cristobal, Badu, Ulithi, Ifaluk, Ponape, Ngatik (near Ponape), Marshall Islands, Futuna, Kirati (?) , Nepalis, northern India, Rajastans, Kho, Oriya, Sinhalese, Toraja, Kalinga, Bagobo, Paywan, Hungarians, Abkhazians, Dargins, Persians, Tajiks, Mountain Tajiks (Darvaz), Uzbeks (Kokand), Yagnobes, Swedes, Norwegians, Western and Eastern Sami, Karelians, Tubalars, Kumandins, Teleuts, Altaians, Shors, South Altai Tuvans, Khakas, Mansi, Nenets (Yugorsk Peninsula, Forest), Ents, Southern Selkups, Dolgans, Central, North Western (Olenek) and northeastern (Verkhoyan) Yakuts, Western Evenks (Turukhansky, Angarsk), Baikal Evenks, Sym Evenks, Nanai, Udege, Forest and Tundra Yukaghirs, Chukchi, Inhalik, Tlingit, Uvikino, Quakiutl, Nootka, Makah, Bellacula, Squamish, Twana (Skokomish), Clallam, Snookualli, Skagit, Puget Sound, Lummi, Upper Chehalis, Lower Chinook, Vishram, Clackamas, Tillamook, Western sachaptin, ne perse, upper coquill, steppe cree, mikmak, grovantre, assiniboine, karok, kato, vintu, chukchansi yokutz, chumash, kawaisu, monache, kitanemuk, western and northern shoshoni, ute, southern payute, yawapai, mescalero, Western Apache, Chirikahua, Lipan, Navajo, Hopi, Sia, Cochiti, Chorti, Bribri, Kogi, Shikuani, Sanema, Yanomam, Yanomami, Taulipan, Carinha (Guyana), Wapishana, Oyampi, Colorado, Carijona, Whitoto, parintintin, munduruku, spike, juruna, surui, paresi, tapirape, apinaye, chorote, lengua, caigua? , chiripa, apapoquwa, mbia.

Bantu-speaking Africa. Zulu: Snegirev 1937:206-208 [A hyena-like beast with a basket instead of a head grabs a man, carries him to a rock in its basket, throws it down, eats the brain; one person replied that prefers to go through the bushes, broke branches, put them in a basket, grabbed branches, left branches in the basket instead of himself, ran away; since then, children carried away by the monster have done so; now they frighten children ; (retelling in Knappert 1977, No. 1:171-172)], 209-210 [roughly the same, the hyena took the chief's main wife, who grabbed the branches; the hyena jumped off the cliff itself]; sakata [Takinga does not listen to parents , they give it to a harsh teacher; on the way, he asks for permission to say goodbye to his parents, runs into the forest, eats bananas on someone's property, Trimobe (a buffalo man) comes, says that his bananas, puts T. in a bag; he asks to put stones there as well; on the way, Trimob calls out to T., who throws a stone every time; the last time he jumps out himself, Trimob thinks it's a stone; realizing the deception, he catches up with T. brings home, tells the children to cook the prey; the rat advises to ask Trimob to go for pepper, while T. will supposedly turn into two boys in a cauldron; T. tells the children to untie it to plant him in the cauldron, throws them into the cauldron; runs away after receiving an egg, a stone and a stick from the rat; the rat tells Trimob that he ate his children; T. throws objects, they turn into a forest (stick), lake (egg), mountain ( stone); Trimob asks to lower the vine, promises to be a friend to T.; he cuts off the vine, Trimob breaks; the bird helps T. go down the mountain for promising to become an obedient boy; T. comes home, that's it happy]: Colldén 1979, No. 19:172-174.

West Africa. Tangale [people dig peanuts, kill rats, send a girl to fry them for fire, tell them to walk along a narrow path rather than a wide one, which leads to Nanamudo; the girl walks along a wide path, N. gives her fire from her ass; goes with the girl, eats the rats, puts all the peanuts in bags, sends them to her place, puts all the peanut pickers in the bag, goes to her place, asks each tree on the way if it will help her carry bag; only the prickly tree bends down, N. scolds the rest; hangs the bag on the tree, leaves; many of those passing by refuse to intervene, finally, those who pass open the bag, people run away; N. comes, rushes at the passers-by, the Lizard hides from her in an anthill; in the end N. is killed, the Hare says he is the elder; everyone roasts N.'s meat, the hare quietly puts it in a piece of bitterness, everything go away, the Hare gets all the meat]: Jungraithmayr 2002, No. 1:2-43; batanga [The dog and his sister Turtle steal fruit from a tree owned by Leo; the lion guards, rushes at thieves, the dog runs away, The turtle hides, but the Nightingale gives it away - sings where it is; the lion puts it in the lamb, collects the fruit himself; the turtle gnaws through a hole, puts a stone in its place; at home, Leo sees a stone, is angry in vain]: Binam Bikoï 1977:29-32.

Sudan - East Africa. Malgashi [the couple promise the ogre Rabibiba an unborn child if he allows them to pick plums; the boy Kifundri grows up, R. comes for him; the mother says he recognizes her son by white clothes; R. tears clothes apart, gives them to all the boys; mother tells R. to come at night, she will put K. at the hearth; K. puts her younger sister in her place, R. takes her away; fearing his mother, K. runs away, builds a hut; R. steals in the garden, he catches him; K. says that his meat will deteriorate if he is pierced with a spear, hacked with an ax; advises putting a stone on his head and not turning around if something falls; jumps down the road, R. brings only a stone to his wife; next time K. advises him to carry it in a closed basket; R. and his wife went home for firewood, K. persuades R.'s children to open the basket; pushes them into the fire, cooks; shouts to cannibals what they ate; runs away; cooks meat, treats R. who comes; says that meat is delicious if you put hot iron in your eye; R. dies; R.'s wife comes, chases K. around her husband's corpse, dies of fatigue]: Korneev 1977:195-200; (cf. Sudanese Arabs [the fox can't catch a rooster; then he offers him a game: let the rooster spin on a tree branch, and he, a fox, on the ground; the rooster feels dizzy, falls, the fox puts him in a bag, falls asleep; the rooster wakes up, gnawed through a hole, ran away, putting a stone in his place; the fox brought his mother's bag, told him to boil water in the cauldron; he dumped the contents of the bag, the fox and his mother sprayed boiling water, and they began to mourn their unfortunate fate]: Al-Shahi, Moore 1920, No. 40:170-171).

North Africa. Kabila [the boy Velajude climbed a fig tree with no figs, called everyone to eat figs; blind Ceriel pulled him down, put him in his wineskin, tied him with grass, walked away; he got out, he filled the bag with stones, shouted from a distance that she was carrying stones; the next time she stole it, tied the bag tightly, locked V. in the closet at home, fattened it; he held out a spoon, an ax instead of a finger; Ts. went to invite relatives to a feast, told her daughter to cook V.; he cooked daughter C. herself, put on her dress, bandaged her eye (she had a thorn); the guests noticed an eye with a thorn in the soup; C. grabbed V., but he said that she keeps the root; V. set fire to the house, ran away]: Taos Amrush 1974:22-26; Algerian Arabs [Gulya keeps trying to catch Hadidouane, but he hides in his bronze house every time; promises to go with her for water, for firewood, but let her pour out the water she still has, does not take ropes with her; she does not go to get water himself, Gulya cannot cook bundles of firewood; finally, she caught H., carried it in a bag; H. recalled that Gulya missed the prayer time; Gulya went to pray, H. filled the bag with stones, ran away; once he found a coin, bought a fig tree, ate it, threw it away, and a large tree grew out of it overnight; H. climbed a tree, began to eat fruit; Gulya asked for it, not to throw it, but to hand it from hand to hand; Gulya grabbed him again and brought him home in a bag; began to fatten him, every time she felt her hand - whether she was fat, but H. does not stick her hand, but a spindle; realizing the deception, Gulya went to call her relatives, telling her daughter to cook a "calf"; H. says that there is a dangerous louse around Guli's daughter's neck, she asks her to be killed, H. cuts off the guli's daughter head, cooks meat, puts on her clothes; while gulya eats, H. runs away and shouts from afar that Gulya has his daughter; cannibals covered H.'s house with firewood and set it on fire, but H. sat in a vat of water]: Belamri 1982: 100-106; Tunisian Berbers [Ali's father has a garden with figs; a witch comes up to Ali, asks for figs; does not want to pick it up herself, let him pick it up from hand to hand; grabs the boy and takes it away; asks people to drink; they fix her bag, take out the boy, put a jug in the bag; the witch comes again, everything repeats itself, this time she brought the boy to her daughter, told her to raise her; when Ali grew up, the witch went to invite her sisters to a feast, and told Ali to kill her daughter and cook couscous; but Ali heard them negotiate; he stabbed the witch's daughter with a razor himself, cooked it, and put the severed breasts in a bowl. put on the clothes of the witch's daughter; while the witch and her sister were eating, Ali prepared the horse, collected valuables; invited the witch to look for his daughter's chest in the bowl; killed the cannibal; returned home]: Stumme 1900:44-45.

Southern Europe. Italians (Tuscany) [Buchettino found the money, bought a fig, climbed a tree and began to eat; the cannibal asked him to throw it off; one, the other fell into the mud; the cannibal asked B. to get down and hand it in his hands, grabbed , took it away in a bag, stopped on the way, walked away; B. cut the bag, filled it with stones, ran away; at home, the cannibal threw the stones into the cauldron, realized that he had been deceived; went back; B. on the roof, says that he climbed in, putting a friend pans, pots and other dishes on each other; the cannibal did so, fell and crashed]: Crane 1885, No. 85:265-267; Sardinians [boy Pistirrincheddu steals grapes; an ogre comes up, puts it in the bag and takes him away; P. made a hole, got out, and filled the bag with stones; the cannibal caught him again and this time brought him home; (put him in a cage and fattens him); P. puts him a rat tail instead of his finger; (frees himself and climbs to the roof); invites the ogre to put the chair on the table, spit on the chair and climb like that; the cannibal fell down and crashed to death]: Aprile 2000:399; Sardinians [woman found a coin, gave her son named Pochettin to buy figs; one of the figs fell out the window; the woman advises not to touch it: a tree will grow; P. climbed this tree to eat fruit; (the dragon lured P. took it away in a bag); left out of need, P. got out; the episode repeats, this time the dragon brings P. to his place; the rat tail motif; when leaving, the dragon tells his wife to fry P.; he pretends not to know how to sit on a shovel; the ogre's wife shows that P. pushes her into the oven; climbs onto the roof; shouts to the dragon that he is eating his wife's breasts; advises the cannibal to climb to him, placing pots one on top of the other; the cannibal fell and crashed to death]: Aprile 2000:399-400.

Western Europe. The French (Alpes-Maritimes; probably the only French option) [the boy Pitchin-Pitchin-Pitchot (PP) found money, asks his mother what to do with it; she offers to buy peppers, apples, dogwood, PP rejects the offer every time; when he offers to buy figs, agrees; eats them in front of an open window, the penultimate one fell into the garden, the next year a tree grew; PP climbed the tree to eat figs; the cannibal asks him to throw him off; then tells the branch to bend down, PP falls into the ogre's bag; on the way he left the bag, went for a drink, PP cut a hole with a knife, filled the bag with stones, climbed onto the roof of the house The cannibal, hid behind the pipe; at home, the cannibal tells his wife Katrina to cook the cauldron, pours the contents of the bag into it, the cauldron split from the stones; PP laughs; the cannibal asks how he climbed onto the roof; PP: put all the pots and plates on top of each other; the cannibal did so, climbed, everything fell apart; PP: sat on a red-hot iron bar; the cannibal did so, died]: Delarue 1957, № 327C: 328-329; the British [the witch offers cherries to the elf, who looks into the bag, she takes it home to fry; leaves the bag to pick the mushrooms, the woodcutter releases him, they put thorns in the bag; the same is strawberries, the witch collects marjoram, rubble in a bag; for the third time, the witch offers clothes, brings the elf home; her cat advises asking the witch to show how to open the stove, push her into the fire; the witch and her house burn down, the elf and the cat are leaving]: Kharitonov 2008:221-228.

Australia. Kurnai [the man was picking fruit; little men (niol) grabbed him, carried him in a leather bag; stopped drinking from a puddle; the man asked him to drink too, refused to drink dirty water; until The kidnapper went to the stream, the man ran away]: Massola 1968:74-75 in Waterman 1978, no. 4885:132.

Melanesia. Valman [his parents took the boy to the forest for a sago; he got lost; fell asleep in a sago vessel; the cannibal found him, took him to bake it; he got out on the way and ran home]: Becker 1971, No. 40:789; bukavak [the father took the child into the forest, climbed wild almonds, threw off the fruits, went down, began to prick them; each time the fetal nucleolus flew into the boy's mouth; he ate so full that he could not walk; father hid it under a rock, left; Tajam and Tasak came in the morning, began to chop almonds on this stone; Tajam hears a voice every time; thinks it's a lizard, eats it; finally finds a boy; they weave a basket is carried to his village; at the fork, the boy recognizes the path to his village; runs away, clinging to a branch and telling him to be responsible for himself; in his village, Tajam orders to bring tarot from the field to bake to meat; but the basket is empty, he is accused of lying; his two sisters refuse to give their children to eat; then Tajam decides to run into a spear himself; it has been cut, eaten from the tarot]: Lehner 1931a, No. 3:42-44; cotton wool [the elder brother leaves his younger brother in the forest because he does not want to go with him to the village; the spirit finds him, carries him behind his back in a bundle; the boy clings to a branch, runs away, leaving his sewage ; in his village, the spirit calls for prey, others find only crap; the spirit stuck an arrow under the tree, jumped on it from a tree, died]: Fischer 1963, No. 43:188-189; northern Bougainville [boy he is capricious, goes to sleep on the platform in front of the house; the spirit of Tukis takes him along with the platform; he grabs a branch, climbs a tree; when he finds the loss, T. returns; the boy throws a nut at him; T. says, Darkness, darkness, come fast; boy throws nuts at him; dawns, T. leaves]: Blackwood 1932:93-94; mono (Shortland Islands) [parents don't give boy bethel, he cries; Nitu took him into the forest; the boy climbed a tree, ripped off the bark from the trunk and wrote; sitting at the top, he said "day"; N. ordered to say "night"; at dawn N. disappeared into the cave; the boy went down and ran to the village; men killed N.]: Wheeler 1926, No. 39:60-61; San Cristobal [the boy is naughty, wants a lizard to play with; his parents put him outside, go to bed; the dwarf kakamora comes, takes him away him with a mat; on the way, the boy quietly grabs a branch above the path; a dwarf enters the cave, the entrance closes, the dwarf eats the mat; the parents go to look for their son, bring him home]: Fox, Drew 1915: 191 (=Fox 1924:142-143); Badu [while men hunt turtles, Dorgai (cannibal) puts sleeping children in her basket, carries them away; two elders run away on the way; D. eats children; men come, they kill her with spears]: Haddon 1890, No. 7:63-65.

Micronesia-Polynesia. Uliti [the cannibal Ratheu is going to eat the fisherman Tautau; after inviting him, he sends him juice from 10 palm trees to collect juice; T. climbs each, drinks juice, leaves a coconut shell vessel on each of them for he returns to himself, sleeps in the man's house in a boat suspended from the roof; R. comes, hears snoring, carries the boat away; T. clings to a tree branch, wakes up, runs away; at home R. discovers that the boat empty; comes back to the men's house for T., closes it there, burns it with the house]: Lessa 1961, No. 15:61-62; Ifaluk (Yap County, Carolina) [Taunetau fisherman realizes that his companion is an ogre; tells the coconuts to be responsible for themselves, returns to the man's house; the cannibal takes him back; on the way, T. grabs a branch, returns; when the ogre enters again, people frighten him with fire and knock, he runs away]: Spiro 1951:299 in Lessa 196:242-243; Ponape (Eastern Carolinas) [Big Ant thinks his friend Little Ant is with him on the boat, and he turns out to be an ogre; he leaves the water responsible for himself. returns to the man`s house; the cannibal comes for him, takes him away with the house, he grabs the branches, runs away, the cannibal finds nothing at home; the Big Ant sails away in the boat; the cannibal climbs a palm tree, tells her grow up, fall on the boat but fall into the water, eaten by fish]: Fischer MS: 899-900 in Lessa 196:243; Ngatik (south of Ponape) [two boys sailed to fish; the cannibal spirit also took the form of a boy, asked to take him with him; he grew up on the boat, fell asleep; the brothers tied his hair to the boat, jumped into the water, sailed to the island, went to bed in the man`s house; the spirit came there at night, began to try who salty skin; found the boys, took them away with their lies; they woke up on the way, clung to the pandanus branches, the spirit did not notice, carried the bed further; at his vault dugout he told the doors to open, threw it there loot; blew the horn, called the spirits to a feast; they said that if he deceived them, they would kill him; the dugout was empty, the spirits killed his comrade]: Mitchell 1973, No. 75:221-223; Marshall Islands (Fr. Jalooj) [under the guise of a man, an ogre comes to people playing ball; the chief's daughter runs away for the ball, the ogre takes her away, locks her in his house; his mother lets her out; tells her to run, giving three coconuts and ants; a girl throws coconuts, a cannibal spends time collecting ants; a girl hides in a tree, a cannibal catches her with a net, branches fall into the net; the ogre's mother cut a hole in the net in advance, the girl runs away; at home the cannibal finds only branches online]: Tobin 2002, No. 11:67-71; Futuna [the demon Sungele (aka Fapolo) did not allow whistling or screaming in his possessions; chased a man who was walking screaming and whistling, he climbed onto the coconut tree; the demon followed, the palm tree fell into the sea, the demon killed the man, he became a rock, it still stands; then the demon grabbed a boy named Efe, carried him to a wooden vessel; he left his bowel movements in the vessel, clung to a hibiscus branch, ran away to his mother Olu; the demon caught him again, the same; the third time took him and his mother to him; they turned into mother-and-son stars]: Burrows 1936:227-228.

Tibet is the Northeast of India. Kirati (? eastern Nepal) [brother asks sister to give him bread; sister: now, wheat must be sown first; etc., all operations; when the bread is ready, the cake rolls and turns into a banyan tree; the boy is on him climbs in; Rakshasi comes, threatens to cut down a banyan, the boy falls into her bag; on the way she leaves out of need, the boy runs away; at home, Rakshasi finds only sand laid by the boy in her bag; she returns to the banyan, everything repeats itself, a wasp nest instead of sand; the third time Rakshasi goes straight to the house, goes to call his aunt, tells her daughter to cook the prey; she likes the boy's black hair, he promises to make her hair just as beautiful, cuts off her head, puts on her dress, cooks meat; tells Rakshasi who has returned that he does not want to eat, will go to bed upstairs; takes flails and millstones with him; screams Rakshasi that she ate her daughter; Rakshasi runs out, killed with an abandoned flail; aunt killed by a millstone; all is well]: Heunemann 1980, No. 16:129-133.

South Asia. Nepalis [the witch asks the shepherdess to get fruit from the tree, teaches her to stand on a dry branch, grab a green one, the dry one breaks, the shepherdess falls into the witch's bag; on the way she stops for water, the traveler unties the bag, the boy puts a hornet's nest in his place; the witch brings "meat" to her daughter, who has been bitten by wasps; next time the witch advises the shepherdess to step on a green branch, grab a dry one; the ploughman unties the bag, puts stones in it; the third time the witch pulls the shepherdess off the tree by the legs, carries her home, leaves, telling her daughter to grind rice; the shepherdess offers help, kills the witch's daughter with a pestle, runs away; the witch has stopped catching children]: Bystrov et al. 1962:165-168; northern India, Balundshahr County, Hindi [the potter's son climbed the tree for fruit; the cannibal asked for fruit as well ; when he went down and handed her the fruit, she grabbed the boy, put it in a bag, carried it away; on the way he got out, put stones and thorns in his place; the next time it happened again, but the cannibal reported the boy went home; told her daughter-in-law to cook it; she is surprised how beautiful the boy's eyes and head shape are; he says that his mother pierced his eyes with a hot needle and treated his head with a pestle; the boy blinded her, crushed her head, put her down to cook, put on her clothes; when the ogre was eating, she also gave her to the cat; he told her to spit it out: she was eating her daughter-in-law; the cannibal did not hear, young man (disguised as a daughter-in-law) said he would explain now, ran away; did not fit that tree anymore]: Crooke 1895, No. 540:193; the Rajastans [the widow is fasting to improve karma; her son wants to fast with her; she persuades him not to do so, and he agrees only after she has baked him his favorite treat - gulguls (sweet cakes); he ate 6 gulgul, and buried the seventh, watered it, told him to grow into a tree, on which gulguls grow; climbed on it, began to eat, two grow up in place of each plucked one; a witch and her daughter come up; the witch also asks for a gulgul; does not tell her to throw it off, asks to put it in a turban and let him down; pulls the turban, the boy falls, the witch puts him in a bag of thorns and carries him to eat; on the way he asks him to drink in the lake once, dives, swims away; climbed back onto the gulgulu; the witch comes again, changing her face; the same (she takes him away in a water keg); at home, the witch tells her daughter to stretch the pestle caught, cook it, and she goes for wine; the boy shows the witch's daughter her teeth; she wants to be just as beautiful; he says that his mother kneads it every day with a pestle, but first she has to change clothes; the boy smashed the witch's daughter's head, cooked meat; the witch eats it; the cat asks for her, since the mother eats her daughter, but the witch is drunk and does not listen; finds her daughter's finger, but does not want to believe; the groom came the next morning for her daughter; on the way, the imaginary bride gave a sign to stop to to relieve her need, she ran away; the witch came back to the gulgul tree; this time the boy did not fall, but threw a stone on the witch, killing her; since then, mother and son have always eaten gulgulas and distributed neighbors]: Dinesh 1979:99-114; ho [a boy grazes cattle, his mother gives him bread every day; one day he left a half-eaten piece, it has grown into a tree that brings bread instead of fruit; one day he climbed a tree to buy bread; Rakshasi came, asked for bread, told him not to throw it - it would get dirty, she was old to catch; the boy went down, she put it in a bag, took it away; while she was going down to the water to drink, the travelers heard the boy screams, released him, he put stones in a bag; Rakshasi's daughter found them at home; the next day, Rakshasi lured the boy in the same way, brought his daughter, went for with firewood; the daughter replied to the boy that she would crush his head; he asked him to show how he blew her head, put on her clothes, cooked meat; Rakshasi ate her daughter and fell asleep; the boy killed her with a stone, returned home]: Bompas 1909:464-465; oriya: Kudinova, Kudinov 1995 [the shepherdess planted a rice cake, a tree grew on which the fruit was tortillas; the cannibal took the image of an old woman, asked for cakes; boy asked her to collect the ones that had fallen, but she needed fresh ones; he went down, she pulled him off the tree, put it in a bag, took it away; went to drink water; at this time, the ploughmen released the boy, put it in a bag stones; they were found there by the witch's daughter; the next time the witch carried the boy home; he persuaded her daughter to let him go, promising to teach him how to grow beautiful hair (rub goat milk into her head); the witch went after the boy again; he asked her to open her mouth, threw a scrap at him, killing the witch]: 280-284; Mohanti 1975 [the boy planted a cake, a tree grew on which cakes are like fruit; cannibal took the image of an old woman, asked for cakes; the boy asked her to collect the ones that had fallen, but she needed fresh ones; he went down, she put it in a bag, took it away; on the way she went to relieve herself; the boy ran away, putting thorns and stones in the bag; at home, the cannibal saw that the prey was gone; the next day, but the cannibal did not stop, brought her daughter's bag, told her to cook, and went to the blacksmith herself sharpen her teeth; the daughter was adopted, kidnapped; she hid the boy, cooked the birds; this is how they live for a while; the girl pretends to be afraid to be alone; the cannibal says that gold is under the floor, and you can only kill her by pulling out one of the hairs on her head; the girl began to comb her, pulled her hair out; she and the boy took the gold and got married]: 103-105; Sinhales: Volkhonsky, Solntseva 1985, No. 110 [=Parker 1914a, No. 155:367-373; two sisters went to the temple, the youngest wished wealth, the eldest wished her relatives to eat; the eldest was married to another village; she ate all the inhabitants, ate her father, and brothers who came to visit her; the youngest and her mother run away, the mother turned around and petrified; the younger sister disappeared into the cave; the king found her, married her; when a midwife was needed, the older sister offered her services; at night she took the bed with her younger sister; she clung to the branches, stayed in the tree, became invisible to her older sister; the eldest returned, guarded the banyan; the king found a wife and child; made a fire as if my wife was dead and he was burning her remains; older sister: since I can't eat my sister, I don't want to live; I threw myself into the fire], 162 [Yakshini has a son and daughter, my son brought flour and a pot under his fingernail filled to the brim, the mother pressed pies (kevums), ate everything with her daughter, the son got only one that fell into the ash (the mother said that the owners of the flour took everything); the son planted a pie, a tree grew on it kevums are ripe; yakshini asks to throw her kevum; says that he fell on a spit, into the mud, into the manure; asks to take the kevum in his mouth and jump into the bag; takes the boy, leaves the bag for a while, his people they untie it, the boy puts clods of mud in his place, returns to the tree; the yakshini tells his daughter to slaughter the boy, put a cup of blood under the stairs, let the meat fry; the girl found only clods of earth; yakshini goes back to the tree (the same, the boy puts rat catchers in his place); for the third time, the yakshini brings the boy; he invites the yakshini's daughter to comb her hair, stabbed her, left her the meat was roasting, put a cup of blood, took a pestle, a pestle and a mortar, climbed a tree; the yakshini began to eat his daughter's meat, the boy began to sing about it; she climbed the tree, he threw a pestle, a mortar, a pestle at her, killing Yakshini]: 270-273; 368-371.

Malaysia-Indonesia. Toraja [Pottori Tondon tells her husband that if a lizard living in the house screams, he must run; she screams herself, the husband comes running in panic, hits his wife on the head with a dagger, she rushes into the pool of the river; every day, her daughters come to the shore, she gives her younger breast; the eldest explains to her father that she fed the youngest mulberry; he follows, tries to grab the PT, she slips out; the sisters leave, the eldest she climbs a mango, puts a knife in one fruit, throws a wild boar that comes up, he dies; going to look for fire, the eldest comes to the witch Indo Orro-Orro; she makes her admit that the fire needs to fry the wild boar, so shares the meat that she takes everything for herself; the sisters follow, quietly replace the meat in the witch's basket with stones; she brings the basket to her husband, he scolds the IOO; the sisters eat wild boar meat, the IOO finds them, fattens them; the lizard warns the sisters that IOO wants to eat them, tells them to leave a louse, a bug, a flea in the house to answer for themselves; sisters climb a palm tree, tell it to be tall, throw it where their mother is; fall on east; PT does not recognize them, gives them a pig talker; they see a dagger scar on her head, they cry, everything turns out; PT is married to a boa constrictor; PT tells daughters to throw nuts off the roof, says they are mice; The boa constrictor stops paying attention, falls asleep, the PT throws it under the house where buffaloes trampled on it]: Teselkin 1959:23-31 (= Braginsky 1972:138-144).

Taiwan - Philippines. Kalinga [girls Ginayao and Ginnanai climbed under the walnut shell on which Giantess Angtan sat down to wash yam potatoes, pinched it through the holes; she carried them in the basket, girls asked to go through the forest; Ginnanai grabbed the vine, ran away, Ginayao fell asleep; son A. Udon began to chop wood; G. asked Cabunyan to hand them over like stone; offered W. to teach him how to chop, cut off his head; left the dish by the river to be responsible for W.; A. ate the cooked A., G. returned home]: Rybkin 1975, No. 12:43-44; bagobo [brother and sister hear someone telling them to wait to make a basket for them; Buso asks to look in his head, there are big lice and worms; takes children in the basket; the girl asks to stop picking up a comb; brother and sister run away with stones in the basket; Buzo's wife finds stones in the basket; buzo looks for children, sees them on a bethel palm tree; tells plants at the foot of the palm tree grow large, children tell a palm tree to grow, drop nuts on plants, they drown; buzo leaves, children return to their parents]: Benedict 1913, No. 3:44-45; paywan [for now two brothers are hunting, the Bear took their sister; when they return, they shoot an arrow to the east, south, they don't fly; the arrow flies west, the brothers find their sister in the Bear's cave, he sleeps, they turn into spiders , they climb quietly, take their sister away; next time the Bear takes the girl again; on the way she clings to a branch, runs away unnoticed; the Bear's children find an empty box; the Bear still wants to eat the girl , comes again; this time the brothers were waiting for him, killed him]: Egli 1989, No. 79:223-228.

The Balkans. Hungarians [the mother sent the girl for firewood, the Wolf grabbed her, put her in a bag, carried her home, stopped to rest; the girl got out, filled the bag with thorns, climbed a tree; wife at home scolds the Wolf; the next time, the girl put stones in the bag; the third time the Wolf carried the bag home, told his wife to heat the stove, left; the girl asked the Wolf's wife to show me how to sit on the shovel, put it in the oven, ran away]: Hungarian... 1955:21-24.

Caucasus - Asia Minor. Abkhazians: Inal-ina 1977 [Sasrikva asked his mother if there was anyone stronger than him; met a plowman without an arm and without a leg ("half dried"); he put him and his horse in his pipe, plugged him in his belt (or put it under a block of earth); the wife who came (in one case she is called Satanei-Guasha) was ordered to capture "some unfortunate Abkhazian" for the children's amusement; his wife carried S. in a trough on his head, he grabbed a tree branch on the way, ran away; the hostess urinated at home, the current picked up S., he was caught in the net; the returning owner told S. how he and a hundred companions spent the night in the cave, it turned out to be a lamb (horse) skull; the dog brought the skull to the shepherd, who threw it with a stick on the mountain; everyone died, the narrator was crippled; S. returned home, now knew that many were stronger than him]: 20-21; Chursin 1956 [Sasirkva greets the giant ploughman; he throws a lump of land at him with his horse; tells his wife to take the doll to the children; the giantess carries S. with his horse on a platter, putting him on his head; S. grabbed a branch, jumped, galloped; at home, the giantess discovers the loss, urinated, put a snare, the river of urine brought S. into the snare; the giantess makes S. a toy for children; he replies that S. knows that he lets himself freeze into the lake in winter, breaks the ice; the giant could not free himself; says that he now knows what S. is in front of him; tells him to take him out of it after his death spine vein, put it on; S. cuts off the giant's head, hits a residential tree, it falls]: 218-219; Dargins [the father sends the boy with the bulls to a watering hole, does not tell him to look around there; that looks around, sees an apple tree, climbs for apples, the witch's daughter tells her mother about it, she takes the boy in a sack; leaves a bag by the forest to collect firewood; shepherds find, release the boy, put him in a bag a stone, the witch brings the stone home; the next day, the shepherds put an evil herd in the bag; on the third day, the witch goes home without stopping; while sharpening his teeth, the boy speaks "zilpipi" from the cauldron; the witch's daughter likes it, she pushes the lid away, the boy shoves it into the cauldron instead of himself, hides under the roof; the witch eats the daughter, asks the boy how he got in, he replies that he's a hot crowbar; the witch burns]: Osmanov 1963:112-114.

Iran - Central Asia. Persians: Osmanov 1987 [a boy as tall as the top (that's why his name is Vershok) climbed a date palm asking him to drop his dates; he threw off only the green ones; the diva shook the palm tree, V. knocked down, the divas carried him in a bag; while he sat down to rest, V. ran away; the same next time (put thorns in the bag); the third time the diva brought V. home in his fist; told his mother to cook; V. shoved her into the cauldron himself and cooked her; hid in a niche, climbing up a pile of thorns; told the diva that he was eating his mother; diva: how did he get up? thorns; divas climbed, V. set fire to thorns, divas burned; V. took possession of everything]: 316-318; Marzolph 1984, № 311A (multiple records; Khorasan, Isfahan, Azerbaijan [dervish consistently marries three princesses ]) [Namaki, the youngest of the 7 sisters, forgets to lock one of the 7 doors for the night; a diva enters, N. is forced to obey him, he carries her away in a sack; on the way she runs away with a stone in return; the diva finds her again and brings them home; lets N. eat the human ear and nose; she throws them away unnoticed, but they respond to the wonder when he asks where they are; the diva puts N. in the basement; the same consistently with the other sisters; the latter feeds the cat's ear and nose, they respond to the wonder that they are in the stomach; the girl finds wonderful objects in the diva's house, including a vessel with his soul; breaks it, the diva dies (or he fall into a hole with knives and fire); happy return home]: 66-68; mountain Tajiks (Darvaz) [Odin's boy, nicknamed Zardoliyak, planted an apricot kernel, grew up a tree, he climbed on it to eat fruit; the old woman asked herself not to catch the thrown apricot, told her to go down, give her a handful in a skullcap, carried Z. in a bag; on the way she walked away for a while, Z. cut the bag with a knife, filled it with stones, returned to eat apricots; the old woman brought the bag to her daughters, poured the contents into the cauldron, the stones split the cauldron; the next time the old woman brought Z. home, who hid under her roof at home; said he sat on a hot shovel, she lifted it under the roof; the old woman sat on a shovel, burned down]: Rosenfeld, Rychkova 1990:208-209; Uzbeks (Kokand) [the girl did not split the apricot bone, but planted, told her to grow up quickly; climbed on an apricot for fruit; an old woman came, asked her to drop her fruits, asked her to go down - it was difficult for her to collect; the girl went down, the old woman carried it in a sack; sat down to rest, the girl ran away, climbed the apricot again; the old woman came again and finally persuaded the girl to get down; this time she tied the bag, brought it home, left the girl to her 40 divas sons; those fell asleep, the girl cut off their heads with a golden sword, ran home]: Ostroumov 1890, No. 25:141-143; Yagnobtsy [Shomilty asks the reaper to help reap the sickle; he sends for a sickle to his wife; S. tells her that the king demands girls; she does not give, he shouts to her husband about it, he tells her to give it back, S. takes the girl away; promises to cure the bald shepherd, buries it up to the neck in the ground, kills, takes the herd away; plants a seed apricot, threatens to grind it, if it does not grow, the apricot grows in a few days, S. climbs on it; the old woman asks to throw it off, asks for it in her hands, grabs S., takes it away in a bag; reapers they offer her to eat bread, S. runs away, leaving stones in the bag; the old woman's daughter lowers the contents of the bag into the cauldron, it breaks; the old woman catches Sh again in the same way, does not stop eating bread, brings Sh. home; while sleeping, S. gets out, cuts off the heads of the old woman's daughters, throws one into the cauldron, hides at the top of the plane tree; the old woman eats meat, discovers dead daughters; asks how S. climbed; he says he hit himself in the ass with a hot iron; she does so, burns, dies]: Andreev, Peshereva 1957, No. 33:167-169; Tajiks [boy Bakhrom planted an apricot; apricot grew rapidly, B. climbed on top of it, began to eat apricots; the blind witch asks her to drop the fruit, go down and serve her; takes B. in a sack to his home; while he lights the fire, B. runs away, climbs the poplar; says he climbed, sitting on a hot shovel; the witch dies]: Amonov, Ulug-zade 1960:148-149.

Baltoscandia. Swedes [a witch catches a boy in a bag; sometimes he picks fruit from a tree and she makes him go down; the first time he runs away on the way, then she brings him home and tells his daughter cook; he convinces him to release, promising to comb or help the witch's daughter in some other way, kills her and cooks her; the witch eats her own daughter]: Liungman 1961, No. 327C: 65; Norwegians: Asbjí ; ørsen, Moe 1960 [almost like Dasent; the witch says she brought a knife, then a fork, then a spoon; on the way she asks where to go to rest, the boy answers what half a mile is, etc.; for the first time puts a pine root in a bag instead of himself, a stone in the second; when the trollich shakes the bag into the cauldron, the stone breaks the cauldron]: 97-101; Dasent 1970 [a woman has a well-fed son, his name is Butter Cup (WC) ; a witch comes, her head is under her arm, her mother tells the World Cup to hide; replies that the World Cup is gone; the witch says she has a silver knife for him; the World Cup pops up, the witch asks him to get a knife out bag, takes him away; on the way he asks if it is far from Storing; the World Cup replies that it is only half a mile; the witch goes to bed, the World Cup cuts a hole in the bag, returns to her mother; the same for the second time (silver spoon) ; for the third time (silver fork), the witch comes home straight; goes to call guests, tells her daughter to cook the loot; she does not know how to start; the World Cup advises to lie on the cutting board, cuts off the girl puts his head in bed, cooks the meat, climbs onto the roof, taking the root of the spruce and the stone; when the guests feast, the World Cup screams that they are eating broth from the witch's daughter, throws a stone and root at them, everyone dies, he takes gold and silver]: 124-129; Western Sami (Lyngen, coast of northern Norway) [children were skiing late in the evening; Stallo put up a bag, they were in a bag, S. carried them; time left; the elder boy got out of the bag and released the others, put stones in the bag; S. brought the bag home, ordered a fire to be made under a large cauldron; emptied the bag through the hole above the house; stones fell into the cauldron, it crashed, S.'s wife scalded]: Lagercrantz 1958, No. 342:28-29; Eastern Sami: Volkov 1996 [children ride down the mountain, Taly (Bear) puts up a bag; carries, walks away in need; the children cut the bag, put stones, left alone; T. shakes the bag over the cauldron, the boy bounces off, sings that his father, mother, brother, etc. are a sorcerer; T.'s wife orders to take the witchcraft boy back; boy T. is grabbed in the house, hung on a spruce tree]: 65; Yermolov 1959 [the guys were riding down the mountain; Talla the bear put up his bag, carried the children, lay down and fell asleep; the children got out, put stones in the bag; one boy stayed to answer the bear; at home, T. tells his wife to cook the boat; the boy sings: my father is a sorcerer, my mother is a witch; T. decided that the children have turned into stones; he was frightened and carried the boy back; he tells you to take it all the way; in the evening, people ask whether to hang the bear on a pine tree or on a Christmas tree; he cries; now you can see tears dripping and freezing on the Christmas trees; it's resin]: 46-47; Zaikov 1997, No. 8 [children they ride down the mountain, the Bear puts up the bag; carries it, leaves it on a tree, goes out of need; the children cut the bag, put stones, left a one-eyed girl; the Bear's wife pours the contents into the cauldron, stones they break the cauldron; the girl is taken as a cook; she cooked the cubs, ran home; Bears ate the cubs]: 192-193; Karelians [the elderly have a son and a dog Golden Tooth; old woman Xueyotar enters the hut and asks the hostess, where is her son; she replies that she went to the forest with his father; S. says that she wanted to give him a golden knife; the boy jumps out of the stove; S. tells me to take the knife out of the bag, takes the boy in the bag; while was resting, the boy put stones there, returned home; the same twice more (gold scoop; gold watch); brings home for the fourth time; S. tells his daughter to fry the boy; he says he does not know how sit on a shovel, the girl shows that he puts it in the oven; puts her clothes on; when S. comes in, he kills her by throwing stones at her]: Evseev 1981:263-264.

Southern Siberia - Mongolia. Tubalary [Dielbegen came to a boy named Pashparak (Little Finger), asks him to look in his head, P. searches, fell asleep, Dielbegen carried him in a bag, P. ran away on the way, put him in a bag of rotten things, Diellbegen's children found them; the second time Diellbegen carried P. home, asked what fire he would boil on; On the branches of an ironwood growing at the base of the sky; Djellbegen went for them; P. promised Diellbegen's children to make bows if they released him; cut off the heads of the sleepers, cooked them, Diellbegen ate them; P. dug the way outside, D. answers either from the yurt or outside; poured with boiling water]: Baskakov 1965:25-27; Kumandins: Baskakov 1972:147 [Mashparak stung bread among the arable land; Diellbegen came, ordered him to look in his head, grabbed it, carried it in a bag, sat down, fell asleep on the way; M. put rotten firewood in his place; the children told D. that he had brought them rotten], 148-150 [Dielbegen came to Mashparak, told him to look in his head, took it away in a bag, fell asleep on the way; M. put it in his place stones, D.'s children found them; next time they were rotten; the third time M. dug a hole, D. failed, M. poured boiling water on him]; Baskakov 1972:147; Teleuts [Tardanak boy was on arable land; seven-headed Elbegen told him to get into the bag, carried it, lay down, fell asleep, T. got out, filled the bag with grass, returned to his place; it turned out that E. brought herbs to his children; E. put T. in the bag again, brought it to him, went to buy firewood; T. promises two children E. to hit the arrow; they untied the bag; T. cut off their heads, put them on their bed, cooked their bodies, dug them out of the yurt into the street; E. returned, called the children, found their heads; T. answers from home and then from the street; when E. found a dig, T. knocked over the boiler on it, E. cooked]: Tokmashev 2013:346-348; Altaians: Sadalova 2002, No. 19 []: 163-173; Khokholkov 1997 [at Teletskoye Lake the cannibal Pelbegen from the Telengite tribe lived; she caught the young Pashparak, carried it in his bag, fell asleep on the way; he ran away; at home, the cannibal's children found stones in his bag; P. again caught P., brought them home, fell asleep again; the children released P., he killed them, scalded P. herself with hot oil; when she recovered, Month grabbed her and carried her, threw down her flint and flint, fallen flint became an island on the lake]: 20-21; Shors [Mashmoruk lives alone, Chelbegen lives with three children; C. asks M. to look in his head, put it in a bag, brought it to the children; poured it out - the bag is only dry rotten; next time the same, but C. did not want to rest (so that M. did not run away along the road, but apparently stopped); there was only ice in the bag at home; M. brought him the third time; C. left, M. asked his children show his father's sword, ordered him to lie down to find out which of them was beautiful, cut his throat, chopped the meat, began to cook, covered his heads with a blanket; C. began to eat, called the children - they did not answer; C. found heads, became call M., the one in the basement; C. down, and M. at that time up; so several times; M. called out to C., poured boiling water into his face; advised him to rub himself against the cedar bark; his skin was torn off; M. went across the river; C.: how crossed? M.: collected the full hem of the stones and made a bridge out of dry hogweed; C. drowned]: Arbachakova 2010, No. 6:227-231; South Altai Tuvans [old man Daptamal, old woman Burshukbey, they have a boy Ottukbay, Gestickbey girl and seven goats; jelbege comes successively, swallows goats, children, an old woman; drags the old man, who leaves stone and turf in his place several times; she holds his hands, brings him children, leaves them to smoke, goes for a skewer; children eat his feces and urine; he promises them something better if they untie his hands; kills, cooks seven yellow jelbegyats, puts their heads on the bed; digs going out of the house; when the jelbege rushes into the hole, D. scalds it with boiling water; finds three live goats, a living wife and children in her stomach]: Taube 1994, No. 30:238-240; Khakas [Chelbigen takes away from an old woman Her tardan is seven goats, then takes her away in a bag; on the way she falls asleep, she leaves stones in the bag, runs away; at home C. pours stones into the cauldron, they break through the bottom; next time T. leaves bark in the bag; in the third C. brings her home, goes to beat the animals; T. asks C.'s children to release her, promises to cook them salamat; defecates; the children take sewage for salamat, devour; T. cuts off their heads, covers it with a blanket, cooks the liver; C. devours it; chases T.; she pours the blood of children C. three times on the ice, C. licks it, his tongue freezes; T. cuts his tongue twice, cuts off C.'s head the third time; laughs, her liver bursts, she dies]: Katanov 1907, No. 437:446-449 (=1963, No. 437:135-136, Torokova, Sychenko 2014, No. 17:337-341).

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 it; 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; Forest Nenets (Western 1914 g on the river. Maykovskaya) [Chaika is alone in the plague, his mother, older brother's wife, older brother, grandfather went to buy firewood, berries, hunt, etc.; an old giant came, swallowed Chaika, went to his place; he had a knife, he cut through the giant's stomach, went out, came back; explains to relatives who come why he cries; they hid in the corners of the plague with a gun; the giant comes home, notices a hole in his stomach, comes back, he's shot, chopped, thrown into the fire; he said his body would turn into midges, horseflies, osm, husband, snakes, lizards, frogs, butterflies]: Lechtisalo 1947, No. 44:101-104; Mansi: Kuzakova 1994 [Ekva-Pygris lives with her grandmother, who does not tell her to shoot arrows outside the house, he shoots, Por-ne carries him in a bucket, he runs away on the way; next time he takes him away in a stone cauldron; while he goes to buy firewood, E. asks her children for him untie, kill, cook, P. ate them]: 128-129; Kupriyanova 1960 [Ekva-Pygris lives with his grandmother; she does not tell him to shoot an arrow outside the house; he shoots, Por-ne takes him in a bucket, he runs away on the way; next time he takes them away in a stone cauldron; tells the children to guard their prey; E. asks them to untie them, cuts off their heads, cooks the meat, puts them in cups; hides in larch; P. eats meat]: 128- 129; Lukina 1990, No. 139 [Ekva-Pyris lives with his grandmother; loses an arrow, a woman with an iron body takes him away; he drills a tiny hole, runs away; so twice; the third time the body is copper, the knife breaks, the woman brings E. to her daughters, goes to kick birch bark; E. asks the girls to release him, he will make them a wooden scoop the size of their skull; cuts off their heads; taking hot ash and red-hot crowbar, climbs a tree; a woman cuts a trunk; Fox, Hare, Wolverine offer help, axes are blunt against a stone; E. asks a woman to open her mouth to jump at it; throws ash and scrap, finishes off cannibal with an ax; returns to his grandmother]: 373-376; Popova 2001, No. 7 [grandmother does not tell Ekva Pygrisu to go towards the north wind; he goes, sees a boat, shoots ducks, the boat takes him to old woman Kirp Nölp; carries him in a birch bark body, he cuts a hole with a knife, runs away; everything repeats, KN carries him in an iron body, he drills a hole, falls out with a needle; the third time - the copper body, the EP knife is broken, KN brings it to his two grandchildren, goes to make birch bark scoops; EP promises the grandchildren of KN to make wooden ones, they release it; he asks to put their heads on a log to try on, cuts off, cooks meat, climbs larch; ties mice in the corner to squeak like children; KN eats grandchildren; Lisa offers KN to help cut down a tree, breaks an ax against a stone; the same is Deer; EP invites KN to open her mouth to jump there; throws a hot walk; KN dies]: 59-69; Rombandeeva 2005, No. 25 [Ekva-Pygris lives with his grandmother, shoots an arrow, goes looking for her; a woman invites him get into her birch bark body, promises to look for his arrow himself, takes him away, he drills a hole along the way, gets out; the next day it's the same with the iron body; on the third day he can't drill a stone; a woman brings it to her home, tells her son and daughter to watch, goes to get firewood; E. asks them to release him, make them drink his blood; cuts off their heads, cooks meat, climbs larch; the woman eats her children; begins to cut larch, the Hare offers to cut for it, blunts the ax against the stone; the same Fox; Wolverine; E. offers her open his mouth, throws hot ash with him, then hot scrap; she dies, E. returns to his grandmother]: 237-245; Entsy (Madu dialect) [old Dia met a giant who carried it in a bag cook home; D. cut the bag with a knife, ran away; the giant found it by smell, tied it up, brought it home in a bag, went to buy firewood; D. cut the ropes with a file, got out of the bag, killed the giant's old woman, put it in bag, ran away; the giant returned to cook the old woman; then realized that D. had deceived him]: Sorokina, Bolina 2005, No. 81:292; southern Selkups (Ivankino, Ob, 1967) [Aunt Aldiga raised Ida, does not tell ride to the underside of the lake, there are cross-eyed white and red crucian carp; Going, crucian carp with straight eyes, but Pyunexevo crap I go mimics, Walking hit his hand, hand stuck; so with all limbs, head; P. put it in the back, carried it, Walking with a knife made a hole, ran away, returned to his aunt]: Tuchkova, Wagner-Nagy 2015, No. 8:66-67.

Eastern Siberia. Dolgans; Southern, Turukhan, Angarsk, Sym Evenks; Yakuts: Sivtsev, Efremov 1990 (no place of recording) [Chaachahaan is preparing to slaughter a bull; Alaa Mogus comes and eats a bull, C.'s three sons are hiding, AM asks all the objects in the house where C. and his sons are; everyone says that AM has not used them for a long time, AM breaks them; only the poker says that C. always shoves her into the fire, shows where the hid are, AM swallows her sons, H-na carries them home in his bag, he cuts the bag, runs away; the wife says the bag is empty, AM thinks she has already swallowed C., cuts her stomach, regrets killing in vain; AM brings C. again, gives it to her daughters, goes for salt, at this time the daughters got into a fight about who will eat C., killed each other; C. digs a way out, answers AM from the yard or from home; AM gets stuck in the dig, C. leads the lion to bite him; C.'s living sons come out of A.'s abdomen]: 104-111 (=Sivtsev-Omolloon 1976:69-80); Ergis 1964, No. 38 (central, 4th Malzhagar Nasleg of the Khangalassky ulus) [ Chaachahaan promises to slaughter a bull by the evening; his son Ot Atah ("grass leg") happily started riding, fell, broke his right leg, began to ride on the other leg, broke it too, began to ride on both arms, He also broke them, started rolling on his head, his head flew off, started rolling on his chest, his chest broke, and the guy died from this; Ora Mayi's son ("naughty brain") ran to collect branches, threw them up, a branch fell on his head, he died; his son Ot Syalyya ("grass pants") was allowed to hold a burning splint, he accidentally set fire to his pants, burned down, died; his wife, an old woman Chabychahaan (the name of birch bark dishes), sitting and stirring the bull's blood in a birch bark dish, fell into this dish with blood and died; son Sebirdeh Tues ("foliage chest") was walking carrying bovine breast, his chest broke and he died; daughter Kyl Kyuemey (" hairthroat") wanted to fry and eat the bull's thin oil seal, clay from the hearth stuck to the omentum, she swallowed it, choked and died; son Habah Bas ("bubble-head") said, My relatives are all died, stood, cried, scratching his head, suddenly his fingers dug into his head, which killed him; C. ate one fried intestine, decided to call Mogus to reduce meat; the elder, middle Ala Mogus they say that they have lost their ability to eat; the youngest agrees, eats meat and the dead, carries C. himself as a gift to his wife; he cuts through the bag, falls out; the wife hastily swallowed a thimble with a needle, found an empty bag; Mogus decided that she ate C. in the yard, ripped her stomach, and a needle and a thimble fell out; Mogus returns for C., who hides himself in dry bark, M. tramples on C., thinks that her bones are cracking; at home near M. C. says it's better to eat it with small dried fish; promises M.'s children to make a spoon, who give him their father's knife, he cuts off their heads, puts them on their bed, cooks their meat, hides in a hole leading from home; to get into it, M. becomes thin, C. cuts off his head, takes the swallowed ones out of his stomach; does not find live water; the bird screams, Little finger; C. cuts M.'s little finger, there is a snuffbox with live with water, he revives his wife and children], 39 (reindeer) [Charchahaan wants to pick wood fungus from larch (it serves as a medicine); his hand, second hand, legs, forehead stick; Angaa Mogus takes him away, C. cuts through the bag, runs away, puts bark under his fur coat; AM finds him, kicks him, thinks his bones are cracking, brings it to the children, leaves himself; C. promises to make them a spoon, tells them to give them a sharp sword, cuts off their heads, puts them down to bed, cooks meat, digs a way out; AM felt that it was the meat of his blood relatives, wanted to catch C., could not stick his head into the move; 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 his ankle as a pole in the booth, a cauldron from the skull, cups from his eye sockets]: 112-116, 118-120 (including Yakut text, both texts together pp.108-120); 1967, No. 79 [poor man (var.: old woman) Chaarchahaan stabbed a bull; his children die from accidents; he invited Alaa Mogus to visit; he ate everything, took the owner, to feed her children; on the way, C. falls out of the bag; AM's wife does not find C., AM kills her, suspected that she ate a hotel, but C. was not in her stomach; AM brings C. a second time, leaves , ordering the children to slaughter and cook C.; he cooks lunch from AM children himself, digs an underground passage; AM tastes his children's meat, calls C., who responds on the street; AM jumps out there, and C. responds from home; AM climbs into the underground passage, C. kills him, takes his children out of his stomach]: 176; Khudyakov 1890, No. 9 (Verkhoyansky) [Charchakhan has people Hairthroat, Wood-leaf Chest, Smelly Side, Bubble Head; y he was a lousy bull to the cloud, a faded bull to the sky; a bull was killed; Leaf Breast raised his sternum, broke his chest and died; Hairthroat wanted to swallow part of his lung, peeled off his throat, died; Herbal Leg went for water, put water on the ice, began to jump, legs, arms, everything broke, died; Herbal Pants began to make a fire, burned down; Bubble The head scratched his head in sorrow, it burst, died; C. goes to three eduns; the first one eats little, the second one has stopped altogether, the third goes with C., eats everything, takes him away in his bag; while he went to relieve himself, C. cut the bag and ran away; the edun's wife was happy that he had brought meat, swallowed a thimble and a needle; the eater thinks she ate the meat, gutted it, there was only a thimble and a needle inside; the eater found C., he stuffed bark under his clothes, the eater stepped, there was a crackling sound, he brought the eater he came to his place, went for fish; C. promises the children of the edun to make a knife, they released C., he killed them, cooked them, put their heads on the bed, dug out; the eater eats his children; looking for C., he responds to something from at home, then outside; the eater poked into the hole, got stuck, C. cut off his head]: 232-239; Evenki of the Baikal region [little man Tagelchiken meets Mangi, throws meat into his mouth; meat ends, M. puts T. in his bag, brings him home to eat, stops; T. offers to look in his head, puts him to sleep, puts stones in his bag, hides; M.'s wife and children find only stones in his bag; M. comes back, puts T. in his bag again, brings him home; he tells him to cook him in a new dish carved from wood growing across ten mountains and rivers; M. and his wife go to make dishes, tie T. to middle pole in the plague; M. promises to make onions for children if they untie it and give their father's knife; kills children, cooks their meat, puts their heads on the bed; M. and his wife eat their children; find their heads, they chase T.; he throws bubbles of children's blood on the ice; M. and his wife lick her, freeze her with their tongues to the ice, T. cuts off their heads]: Voskoboynikov 1967, No. 12:39-43.

Amur - Sakhalin. Bikin Nanai [the old man asks the Combo girl if she is full; she knocks on the bunk beds; so she is thin; the old man gives her oil and millet, leaves; next time a box of chumiza, fat; so on twice; finally, she knocks on the pillow; it means she is full; the old man takes her away in a bag, stops to rest, she runs away, leaving a stone in the bag; at home the old woman scolds the old man, they fight; so twice more (K. puts rotten things in a bag; bumps); for the fourth time the old man does not sit down to rest, brings K., passes it off as his son, she is happy]: Sam 1976, No. 4:129-131; Nanai [the hunter went by boat to hunt for elk; The owner of Mount Kalgam put him to sleep, carried him with the boat; the hunter grabbed a tree branch, K. did not look for him, left]: Bereznitsky 2005, No. 139:516; Udege [young Egdy tries to shoot back at the cannibal Sontra Mas, but he has a stone body, a metal chest; S. carries him in a boat, E. says that it is dangerous to swim in the middle of the river, jumps ashore unnoticed; wife S. finds nothing in the boat, sends her husband to catch up with E.; E. killed the elk, cut it in half; says S. that he will throw his lower half into his mouth, throws the elk's ass; the upper half throws the front part elk; horns steam S.'s stomach, S. dies; E. puts on his clothes, comes to his wife, tells him to cook a cauldron and knife; lowers the noose through the chimney, catches the witch by the horns, kills with an ax; helps on the way birds, boys, fish; marries a rich girl; father-in-law tells you to collect discarded oats (birds collect); 2) get a ring thrown into the water (fish get it); 3) kill a fox with seven tails; they pass by foxes with two, three, etc. tails, E. kills the seven-tailed; 4) bring an undying heat from the sun; E. helps a wild boar, elk, bear along the way; the old woman brings him heat wrapped in cloth; animals bring his home; father-in-law unfolds the bundle, burns]: Lopatin 1933, No. 2:241-246.

SV Asia. Forest and tundra yukaghirs; Chukchi [man fell asleep in the tundra; The bear grabbed him, carried him; the man set fire to his wool with a match; The bear left the man, threw himself into the water; The bear and the man separated, taught each other a lesson]: Tyn'etegyn 1959:11-12.

Subarctic. Inhalic [The giantess puts the children in her park, ties them up, goes home for a bowl and spoon; the bird tells the captives that they will be eaten; unties the park when a boy promises to paint The bird carries feathers; carries him across the river; the giantess comes, opens the park, finds sticks and stones put in there by children; hears one boy laughing; trying to drink the river, almost reaches the goal, but it bursts; beluga whales and various fish jump out of it; children turn into birds, fly to look at the Giantess's house, find bones eaten there]: Chapman 1914, No. 23:96-98.

NW Coast. The Tlingits [(recorded Livingston F. Jones in Juneau in the 1900s; a retelling in Smelcer); a giant kills a young man, then his brother; throws his third brother into his basket, carries him home; he cuts through hole, runs away, follows a giant into his cave, kills him with an arrow; burns a corpse, ashes turn into mosquitoes]: Smelcer 1992:18-19; bellacula: Boas 1898 [boy playing with girls; chewing resin, Sneneik comes up; girls ask for resin, S. throws everyone into his basket; the boy cuts a hole with a knife, everyone gets out except one girl; her mother cries, snot they turn into a boy, he grows up quickly; hides in a tree above the river; S. takes his reflection for his own; then he sees a young man, asks to make her just as beautiful; he says that's why she will have to cut off her head; kills S.; in her house she revives dried children, brings them home; marries, he has a son; he tells his wife that his name is the Son of the Sun; rises to heaven on eagle fluff]: 83-86; McIlwraith 1948 (2): 437-441 [two var.; hairy anthropomorphic monster Sninick kidnaps children, corpses, and funeral gifts; the chief's son lies in a coffin, pretends to be dead; S. takes him away in his basket home; the young man grabs a knife above him, runs away; people throw burning resinous branches into S.'s home; S. and his relatives die in smoke and fire], 441-444 [children play; cannibal Snik puts them in her basket, carries them home; children cut a hole with a knife, run away; one girl can't get out; her mother cries, snot turns into a young man; he hides in a tree above the river; S. sees him reflection, dives behind him; then decides that it is her own reflection, admires it; when he learns the truth, asks the young man to make it just as beautiful; he breaks her head between stones; burns the corpse, the ashes turns into mosquitoes; a young man finds a girl in S.'s house, leads to her mother; returns to his father himself (not named)]; uvikino [Azi cannibal caught children and teenagers, carried it in her basket; the girl with a broken tooth had a knife with her, she made a hole, the children got out and ran away, but the eldest girl could not get out; in A.'s house, she sees an old woman stuck to the ground; she explains that she got there here when I was a girl; grew into the ground when she ate tallow; tells me not to eat the first portion of fat that A. (you can eat fat further); gave a basket in which the girl quietly hid her fat; when A. went to collect clams, the old woman ordered to put a sink on each finger, point her fingers at A.; she died in horror; the old woman ordered A. to boil her breasts, hide them in the back room; A.'s sons, who returned from hunting, ate them, thinking they were eating the girl; when the girl told them so, they fell, she cut their throat; the old woman told them to take a small box of fat with her; in the village, the girls opened it, it had an inexhaustible supply of fat, everyone ate]: Hilton, Rath 1982:69-85; quakiutl [one has the boy is a knife, the other children try in vain to borrow, decide not to play with the owner of the knife; he screams that a giant is coming, they do not listen to him; the giant puts everyone in the basket, the boy with the knife cuts a hole, runs home; men come to the cave, where the ogre seals the children's eyes with resin, hangs them by the legs to smoke; people promise to make the ogre beautiful like them, he lies down with his eyes closed, his killed with a stone; children are taken home]: Wallace, Whitaker 1981:154-157; chickpea [the cannibal seals the children's eyes with resin, takes the children in the basket; some run away along the road, the rest are cannibal smokes; women cry; one blows her nose, a boy emerges from the snot; hides in a tree above the water; the Resin Woman sees his reflection, thinks it is herself; he drops a leaf; she asks him to go down , make her beautiful; he breaks her head between stones; comes to her house; the pot screams, calls the mistress; the cannibal comes to life, comes; her heart hangs on the wall; the young man pierces him with an arrow; a woman dies; he revives children, they return to their parents]: Boas 1895, No. 9 [young man goes to save children]: 114; 1916, No. 6 [Forest Woman; three boys run away; cannibal asks Snot to be her husband]: 903-907; Sapir, Swadesh 1939, No. 21 [Resin Woman; one girl runs away]: 89-97; chickpea [the girls in the boat sailed to the shore where a cannibal (chehah) named E-ish-so-oolth lived; she covered their eyes with resin , threw it into her basket; two clung to the overhanging branches, ran away; the rest in the village were mourned; one mother's tears formed a puddle, turned into a boy Eut-le-Ten; his mother told him about his sister's fate; he went to save her; climbed a tree; the cannibal saw his reflection in the water; she told him to go down, promising to feed her and shelter her; he explained that he was handsome because his parents put him down his head was placed on a stone, and another stone was placed on her forehead; the cannibal asked her to do the same, the boy killed her; he came to her husband; he split logs with a wedge; dropped a wedge, asked to pull it out; the boy climbed in, the cannibal pulled out another wedge; the boy again turned into a puddle of tears, went to the ground, got up as a boy; the cannibal wants to try too, crushed by a log; in the cannibal house, the boy frees the girls from the cage, washes their eyes from tar]: Carmichael 2006:27-35; poppies [like a nook; one boy runs away]).

The coast is the Plateau. Squamish [the children are alone at home; the cannibal Qalqaliλ came, gave the children dried salmon and, when they reached out their hands, grabbed them, threw them into their basket and took them away; Titki ¿ ctn) made a hole and let the young children out; bringing the rest to her house, K. was going to cover their eyes with resin; T. told them all to close their eyes tightly, then it would be easier to open them; she began to dance by the fire, and T. shoved it into the fire, the others held it, K. burned down, the children returned home]: Kuipers 1967, No. 1:228-229; clallam [Slapu puts the children in the basket; puts the hunchback on the bottom, wants make him a toy for his daughter; the hunchback climbs out on the way, runs away, grabbing a branch; S. throws stones at his boat; he has leaky oars, stones fall into these holes; other children S. covers her mouths and eyes with resin; the older girl opens her eyes, pushes S. into the fire; the ashes fly up, now in the trees (without explanation); the girl brings the children home]: Gunther 1925:148-149; twana (skokomish) [a big woman sees children on the beach, throws them into her basket; one boy cuts a hole with a knife, most jump out of the basket on the way; the cannibal covers the rest with resin on the eyes; makes a fire; the heat melts the resin; children ask the cannibal to dance, push them into the fire; return home]: Boas 1895, No. VI. 3:57-58; snookually [The cannibal collects children in the basket, roasts them at home; a humpback boy runs away on the way, grabbing a branch; other children push the cannibal into the fire]: Haeberlin 1924, No. 40:437-438; skagit [the hunchback takes children on a picnic in a boat; at night, the Cannibal takes them away in his basket; the hunchback grabs a branch, gets out, runs after people; at home, the children themselves push the Cannibal into the fire; the hunchback brings people]: Hilbert 1985:108-110 [Cannibal's younger sister finds fried a corpse, eats, then realizes what it was; comes to the village, people tell her to climb over the roof, they also throw it into the fire; the Cannibal's daughter Tree Roots leaves], 150-151 [when the hunchback was sailing in the boat, Cannibal threw stones at him, so the rocks and hills of the Lacorner District appeared]; Puget Sound: Ballard 1929:103-104 [a snail woman collects children in a basket, roasts them at home; a humpback boy runs away along the way, grabbing a branch; other children push the cannibal into the fire; children turn into small birds], 104-105 [The snail woman's basket is smeared with resin from the inside; then becomes the snail's shell; the snail puts it in the hunchback basket, mistaking him for a child; he pushes it into the fire; it explodes, pieces of her body turn into jellyfish]; lummi [giantess Ch'eni walks with a basket, offers salmon to the crying baby, throws it into his basket, at the bottom of which there is a snake; goes to the next one; one was older, she smeared the basket with resin; on the way he clung to a branch, got out, ran away; in S.'s house, the girl offered the others children push the cannibal into the fire; C. burned, the ashes turned into lice; and the flock of birds are former lice]: Thompson, Egesdal 2008:107-109; upper chehalis [after bathing and picking berries Crane and more three fell asleep; Xwαn wakes them up four times, screaming as if a cannibal was coming; then he fell asleep, and the cannibal carried them away in a resin basket; along the way, three grab branches and run away, and S. and the Crane are a cannibal she brought it home, began to feed her; they pretended to be sick, they were allowed to shamanize, they put the cannibal and her sisters to sleep, burned them together with the house; S. and the Crane: let no one bother people anymore vacationers after picking berries]: Adamson 1934, No. 78:145-146; lower chinook [the cannibal puts the Coyote, Crane and Heron in her basket; the Heron clings to the branch, runs away; the Coyote advises the Crane to bend, then straighten her neck, the cannibal can't find the right skewer (straight or crooked); the cannibal and her daughter make the Coyote and the Crane their slaves; they burn them with the house]: Boas 1894a, No. 7:110-111; vishram : Hines 1998, No. 42 [the old cannibal Tuh -Tuh -Nah puts two boys in the basket, carries them to her cave; by the river they scream that her children are burning; she throws the basket, runs home; they put stones in the basket; the old man stretches his leg like a bridge, the boys cross to the other side; the cannibal follows, steps on the old man's knee, he throws it into the water; downstream she grabs for an old fisherman, goes ashore; Coyote sees her and is frightened; (text is cut off)]: 175-177; Spier, Sapir 1930 [the cannibal puts a boy and a girl in the basket; they make a hole, run away, leave roots in return and grass; an old man carries children across the river; a cannibal rushes after them into the water, drowns]: 274; clackamas [the chief's daughter goes to watch ritual dances; a cannibal kidnaps her crying child, feeds her crying child, feeds snakes and frogs; he grows up but she continues to carry it in the basket; when he clings to a branch, her neck stretches out; on the advice of the Crane, the young man cuts off her head at this time; her relatives are trees they attack him; he climbs a spruce tree, makes a ladder with his bow and arrows, goes up to heaven; see motif K23]: Jacobs 1952:121-129; tillamook [Wild Woman comes and gathers sleeping children into his basket; everyone's despised boy has a fin on his back; he makes a hole in the basket, runs away]: Jacobs, Jacobs 1959, No. 14:45-46; Western sachaptines [woman asks children to give her water, those are not they give, she turns into a bird and flies away; her husband Luke scolds the children, leaves; her sister and little brother go to their relative boat maker; they are noticed by the owl cannibal; they turn into worms, Owl puts them in his bag; they scream that his children are burning; he leaves his bag, runs to check; the children run to the river, ask the boat manufacturer to transport them; he stretches his leg like a bridge; the Owl answers that he ate the children; sends Cancer, Oyster, Butterfly to carry the Owl in a boat; Cancer tells Owl to tie stones for balance, breaks the boat, drowns the Owl]: Farrand, Mayer 1917, No. 14:176-177; ne perse : Phinney 1934 [a girl does not want to bring water to her mother; she attaches feathers to her hands, flies away; her husband turns into a bow; a girl and her little brother meet the Bear; they turn into two worms, she puts them in the basket; they crawl away, the cubs find an empty basket; the children ask their grandfather Long-legged (a crane?) transport them across the river; he stretches his leg like a bridge; the bear is afraid to step on it, asks for a boat; the long-legged overturns the boat in the middle of the river, the Bear sinks]: 434-437; Spinden 1917, No. 13 [ a woman asks her son and daughter for water, they are in no hurry; she attaches feathers to her hands, turns into a crow, flies away; their father becomes an old flintlock gun; the children go to their grandfather; when they see an Owl, turn into two worms; an owl puts them in a bag; they scream that her house is on fire; an owl runs to her children, a boy and a girl run away; a grandfather stretches a leg for them across the river, hides it under a boat; Butterfly, Cancer, Oyster, Salmon, Swallow make a boat out of parsnip, advise Owl to tie stones to her neck; Owl sinks]: 192-193; upper coquil [there were many Resin Women (LF), they are tall, 8-10 feet, also Resin Men; the lucky player went to get firewood for the steam room, LJ put it in her basket, carried it to make it her husband; he clung to the branches, climbed the tree; she did not find it, but he found himself, promises to go down and lie down with her if she fills her deer skin with dentalium shells; she does it; he goes down to see if he can carry everything away; sends her for with a woodpecker's headdress, takes the skin off the dentium; she runs after him, repeating everything he screams or says to himself; he is sent a boat from the other side; LJ thinks he's in the steam room, throws him she drowned into the water inside; she tries to cross the river after the boat, sinks; people shared the dentarium]: Jacobs 2007:140-143.

The Midwest. Steppe Cree [Vesakaicak pretends that the spear of the Hairy Heart pierced him; he carries him behind his back, V. clings to the branches; the Hairy Heart leaves the prey, sends his wife for it; She only finds a bunch of fir branches; they cook it for a long time, then realize that the prey has run away]: Ahenakew 1929:339-340.

Northeast. Mikmak [kookwes (giant) lures boys into the depths of the forest, imitating the voice of a male partridge; thinking of hitting his head against a stone, hits an anthill, throws a birch bark into the shoulder box; one knife with him, he cuts a hole, the boys run away, the only one who dies is left; while the giants fry the dead, the boys come running to the village; people kill both giants with arrows, they fall dead not understanding what was going on]: Rand 1893, No. 23:288-289 (inaccurate retelling in Nowlan 1983:16-20).

Plains. A cannibal carries a man behind his back. Grovanter [when a dwarf sees a dwarf, a man pretends to be dead; a man's hand swings, hitting a dwarf; he leaves his prey on a stump, follows the children; the man runs away; the dwarfs see rot on the stump, decide that the prey has rotted]: Cooper 1975, No. 9:462; assiniboine [a giant catches a man; leaves him in a tree to call his family; a man puts dirt and rotten wood in his place, runs away; a giant cooks and Eats what is left behind; a man kills him with a spear]: Lowie 1909a, No. 14:164-165.

California. Karok [an old woman walks, throws people into her basket with sharp flints; Laska (?) She throws her on the tips]: Kroeber, Gifford 1980, No. D3:42; Kato [the cannibal goes, throws a man into her basket; on the way he clings to a tree branch, runs away]: Goddard 1909, No. 34:236-237; screw [the cannibal lowers meat on a string into the dugout; the little boy grabs it; she pulls the boy out, carries it away in the basket; on the way he clings to a branch, runs away; leaves something in basket; she comes back for it, people kill her]: Dubois, Demetracopoulou 1931, No. 45:371-372; Chukchansi yokutz [the Cannibal's basket inside is covered with resin; The Cannibal carries the children in it, devours them; the boy urinates, the Cannibal decides it's raining, hides under a tree; the boy grabs a branch, runs away; people set fire to the basket on the Cannibal's back, chase her to her cave, beat her to death; she turns into an echo]: Rogers, Gayton 1944, No. 19:204; Chumash: Blackburn 1975, No. 16 [brothers Sumivovo Jr.) and Six'Suc (Sr.) are children of Thunder and Mist; travel; Uvoev carries a basket of resin behind his back; sings; brothers go to his voice,. throws them into the basket; Six'Suc blocks the mouth of the basket with a flute; fires with a fire drill; brothers jump off, run away; the demon burns, turns into stone], 66 [Uvoev throws a boy into her basket, brings him home; he clings to a branch, runs away; the demon's wife does not find loot in the basket]: 114, 257; kawaiisa: Zigmond 1980, No. 47A [giant Grasshopper hunts for children; a little girl cries, her mother tells her to go home; she does not obey; the mother leaves by herself; The grasshopper comes, gives the girl his snot instead of fat, throws her into the basket, takes her home and eats it; the same an episode with a little boy who, however, grabs a branch on the way and runs away], 47B [as in A, but only the one with a girl; she grabs a branch herself and runs away]: 159-161; monach [cannibal catches boys, puts them in his basket; one grabs a branch, runs away]: Gifford 1923, No. 5:307-310; Kitanemuk [Falcon and Raven meet a cannibal carrying a basket of hot resin behind her back; she tries to shove them in; they put onions across the basket, sit at the ends, set fire to the resin; the cannibal burns]: Blackburn, Bean 1978:568.

Big Pool. Western Shoshones [the ogre grabs a man, carries it in the basket, he runs away]: Smith 1993:83-84 and 154-155 [the ogre's children find an empty basket; the hero comes back and kills them, closes in an ogre's dugout; he dies of the cold while standing outside the door], 162 [catches a boy]; northern shoshones [ogre giant Zoavts freezes to death; an old woman tells her grandson to pick up his beads; in the morning D. thaws, finds kidnappers, puts them in a bag, carries them home; an old woman and a boy cling to branches, get out of the bag, escape; at home D. discovers that the prey is gone]: Lowie 1909b, No. 14:261-262; Utah [an ogre kidnaps a boy or girl, carries it in a basket; while resting on the way, the child runs away, leaving stones and excrement in the basket]: Lowie 1924 (Southern Utah) [ogre steals boy], No. 46 : 75; Smith 1992:47 (Ancompagre Utah) [At night, the cannibal puts her hand in the hut; the girl touches her, the cannibal pulls her out; at home, the cannibal finds excrement in the basket and eats it], 114 (White River Utah) [a cannibal steals a boy; he leaves a stone in the basket]; southern payut (Moapa) [an ogre catches a boy in the forest, carries it in the basket; the boy sets her on fire; the cannibal burns]: Lowie 1924, No. 19:186.

The Great Southwest. Yavapai [a cannibal catches a boy in the forest, carries her in a basket of knives; a boy sets fire to her, a cannibal burns]: Gifford 1933a: 390-391; Western Apaches (White Mountain) [Owl carries away in her a basket of young children, cooks and eats with his wife; in one village he took two boys, went to urinate on the way; the boys grab the branch, turn into bird's fluff, run away; at home, the son and wife of Owls find in stone and excrement left by boys in the basket]: Goddard 1919:137-138; chiricahua [The giant puts the woman and boy in his basket; they relieve her, grab a branch, get out; show him a horned toad; he gets scared of it and leaves]: Opler 1942, No. 2:22; mescalero [the boy sees a giant, climbs a tree; the giant cuts a tree, puts the boy in the basket, carries him home; that grabs a branch on the way, runs away; the giant's wife finds only the excrement left by the boy in the basket]: Opler 1946:271; lipan [Big Owl puts children in her basket]: Opler 1940, No. 1 [ one boy asks what he is most afraid of; Forest spirits; another clings to a branch, whistles to imitate the spirit; Owl is frightened, boys run away], 2 [a horned toad tells the boy that Big Owl is afraid of her; the boy shows him a toad, he runs away]: 59, 60; Navajo [giant; grabs one of the two boys playing; he clings to a branch, runs away, leaving a stone in the basket]: Parsons 1923b, No. 15:375; Hopi [So'yoko eats people; grabs, ties hands, leads an ugly Snake boy on a rope; he asks for permission to depart out of need; Old Spider Woman hides him in a hole, ties a rope to a pile of crap, tells the crap to be responsible for the boy, takes him away; asks the Rattlesnake to help his "nephew"; he poison the boy's arrows, the boy kills S.; the wife S. finds her husband's corpse, chases the boy; he hides in the hut of the kachin, who cultivates the field, then in Gopher's mouth; he replies to the cannibal that his cheek is swollen; the goat tells the boy who has come running to sit on sight in the middle of his kiva; makes an infusion of sour sumac leaves, moistens his tight penis with it; when the cannibal climbs into the kiva, the Goat copulates with her, the sour juice dissolves her vaginal teeth; copulation lasts so long that the cannibal dies; the goat rattles in a rattle, goats and lambs appear from the womb of the deceased, the Goat gives them to the boy so that he has a herd when he marries; his The boy dedicates political fingers (pahos) to saviors]: Malotki, Gary 2001, No. 13:124-135; oriental ceres: Gunn 1917 (Sia) [Yellow Woman gets pregnant from the Sun, gives birth to twins; mother tells them who their father is; their grandmother Spider gives them a bow and arrows; weaves a web like a bridge over a river; in the center there is a hole leading to the house of the Sun; he tests his sons; 1) a turquoise steam room (they cool it by spitting out its shells); 2) locked in a room with moose, bison, deer, antelope; 3) in another with bears, cougars, rattlesnakes; the Sun gives them bows and arrows, hunting sticks for rabbits (they can't leave them before reaching home); mother and father warn not to go to dangerous places, the twins go; the cougar throws those following the arrow poles into the abyss, they throw him off; 2) the bear guards arrow feathers; twins kill a bear, pull a scarecrow on a rope, scaring the mother; turn themselves into the skin of a dead deer, let the eagle carry themselves away; kill eagles, throw them out of the nest; kill those who have arrived eagles; a marmot plants a seed by the cliff, a pignon pine grows, the twins descend it; the giantess puts them in a basket, carries them behind their backs, they grab a tree, run away; she catches them again; sends them at home for fuel; they push it into the fire themselves; fire lightning arrows; the mole digs under the antelope; the twins pierce it from below; tell the antelopes to eat grass, not people; the mole is promised its giblets]: 43-52 in Boas 1928a : 251-252; Benedict 1931 (Cochiti) [a giant catches twins, carries them home in a basket; they run away, leaving their excrement behind]: 19-20; mojave [the cannibal catches the hero, puts cacti in the basket; along the way, he carves fire, sets fire to cacti, flies away with a gadfly; the cannibal burns]: Devereux 1948:247.

Mesoamerica Chorty [old woman Sesimite walks into houses, eats babies; (as a beauty?) offers himself to a young man on horseback; turns his long hair into a net, catches, takes a young man to his house; a young man (on the way?) runs away; when S. walks along a dry riverbed, other young men set fire to her hair]: Fought 1985:144.

Honduras - Panama. Bribry [people crossing the river in one place often disappeared; the shaman spent the night in this place; a big man came with a basket behind his back, screaming, kuyer, kuyer! put the shaman in the basket, ran; the shaman quietly grabbed the branch, got out; the man kept running]: Bozzoli 2006:81.

The Northern Andes. Kogi [Niuálue came down from the sky, began fishing with poison, went downstream, and when he returned, he saw that Taimú had eaten the catfish he had already picked up; he ate them raw - mouth and back and (S. 85) at he had a second set of eyes on the back of his head; N. climbed one of the four trees nearby; T. asked the fish where N. was, they were silent, he ate them; finally, one looked at the tree; T. began to gnaw trees, a day later he knocked down two out of four, butterflies flew out of the trunk, worms crawled out, T. ate them; he could not gnaw anymore, broke his teeth; called squirrels, mice, hedgehogs and other animals, they knocked down the third a tree; N. tied the last one with 9 threads to the sky; when the trunk was gnawed, it did not fall; asked for help from the eagle, which carried it to his nest to watch the chicks; the tree, meanwhile, fell, T. ate the fallen butterflies and worms with him, thought N. was eating; N. decided that the eagles smelled bad, threw them on the ground, went down and ran away; the eagle asked his sister Saumá (a female forest demon, driving you crazy) catch N.; she put T. in her bag, N. began to play with her, so twice; the third time she carried the bag, but put it down and walked away; N. tore the bag and ran away]: Preuss 1926, No. 9:194-201.

Llanos. Sicuani: Wilbert, Simoneau 1992, No. 10-11 [2 var.; Furna in the guise of a turtle falls into the trap of Quemeini; he carries the prey in the basket home, leaves him on the trail, sends his daughter bring prey; she finds a hero instead of a turtle; he marries her; kills her father-in-law], 115-118 [var 4; Munuani (Munuane, Munuanë) catches fish, notices a reflection or a shadow a fisherman who has climbed a tree, hits him with an arrow, takes him home on a raft or boat to eat; on the way, a person quietly slides into the water and runs away; arrows do no harm to M.; when he learns that his eyes M. on his lap, a man kills M. by hitting the knee with an arrow]: 62-65, 404-412.

Southern Venezuela. Sanema: Wilbert, Simoneau 1990b, No. 249 [the hasakoli woman came when an old woman, children, and a girl in her first period were at home; the girl ran away, killed the rest X., carried them away in the basket, She put three living children on top; one grabbed a tree on the way, ran away; people lit a fire at the spirit lair, threw pepper; the children carried away died, but the spirits were gone]: 467-468; Yanomam [husband hunting, the wife has her first period; the husband turns into an evil spirit, comes to eat his wife, kills her, takes her two little brothers to the cave with her corpse; the eldest boy grabs the vine at the entrance and ran away; people come to the cave, hear the spirits sharing the meat of the victim; making a fire at the entrance, throwing pepper; all the spirits died, the little boy too]: Wilbert, Simoneau 1990b, No. 246:458-461; yanomami [Kreakrea killed a girl in ritual detention, sending her mother to fetch water; killed the children, took two alive to keep him; one of the boys grabbed a tree on the way and ran away; people lit a fire near K.'s lair, threw pepper, K. died]: Wilbert, Simoneau 1990b, No. 248:465-466.

Guiana. Taulipan; Cariña in Guyana; Wapishana; Oyampi.

Ecuador. Colorado [a demon hit a hunter in the forest, he pretended to be dead; while the demon called his wife, the man put a rotten block in his place and disappeared]: Calazacon, Orazona 1982:216-220.

NW Amazon. Carijona; witoto [while parents are in the gardens, the children were playing, jokingly called hanai (forest spirits), maybe sitting in this hole; a long-armed hanai woman with big claws appeared; lay down in hammock, told her to light a fire under her, when the adults came back, hit her in the leg; they hit her, she scattered the fire, all traces were gone; mothers did not understand where the firewood went, the children did not speak; the next once on a full moon, the woman again persuaded the children to burn all the firewood under her, but not to touch her staff; the boy pinched a piece off the staff, turned out to be like a yam; they told his parents, they told them to break it next time the staff; it fell apart, people ate it; the old woman came, drove the children from house to house, put the basket, shoved the children into it, carried it away; one boy grabbed the leaves of the roof of the house, escaped; people walked along on a bloody trail to the cave, they made a fire at the entrance, threw pepper at it; battleships and other animals were caught in the net at the exit; the animals' mouths stank because they ate children with giblets ; two hanai ran away]: Preuss 1921, No. 11:345-353 (=1994:116-117).

Central Amazon. Munduruku [the Nambikwara Indian thinks he killed the Munduruku, but he only pretends to be dead; the nambikwara carries the loot in the basket; leaves, putting it on the ground; the munduruku runs away, putting a stone in basket; the nambiquar family is disappointed]: Kruse 1949, No. 30:639; parintintin [Anyan-Pian (forest spirit) and Tandav-u hunts coati; T. climbs a tree, AP tells him to go down his head, shakes the trunk thick; he falls, AP carries it in the basket along with the game and leaves; T. runs away on the way; AP kills his family; T. kills AP children; AP kills T., who turned out to be weaker shaman]: Pereira 1980 (2): 605-606

Eastern Amazon. Spiking; zhuruna.

Bolivia - Guaporé. Surui [a man hides in a tree hunting birds; laughs when Nee-Wi swallows fruit; Nee-V makes him get down, takes him home in the basket, blows into his flute, killing prey; this is how many people disappear; one day he leaves the basket on the path; the Vulture frees a person, takes him to the village; at home, Ni-V finds only rotten things in the basket; people come to Ni-V, blow In his flute, he and his mother fall dead, go up to heaven; sometimes Nee-V goes down and takes the kids away]: Mindlin 1995, No. 9:32-36.

Southern Amazon. Paresi [the hero is left by a rival at the top of the tree; asks the vulture to take him to be eaten by his (vulture) mother-in-law; when the vulture descends, the hero jumps out of his (vulture) baskets; mother-in-law disappointed]: Pereira 1986, No. 2:70.

Araguaia. Tapirape [Vare kills a coachi tree; when he goes down, the forest spirit hits him and puts him in the basket; on the way, V. wakes up, puts a stone in the basket, runs away; the son of the forest spirit finds a stone instead of game; the forest spirit comes to V., kills his mother; V. kills everyone in the forest spirit village]: Wagley 1977:182.

Eastern Brazil. Apinaye [Nimuendaju 1939:154-158; a man tells his wife's brother to get the macaw chicks out of a crevice in the rock; the boy is afraid to take them, the son-in-law has pushed the pole away, left; for 5 days the boy is hungry, thirst, mud; the Jaguar tries to catch his shadow; the boy spits, the Jaguar noticed him; told him to throw off the chicks, ate them both; lowered the boy, led him to the river; to his home; he had fire; the Jaguar's wife grinns her teeth; The jaguar makes the boy a bow and arrow, tells him to kill Jaguariha if he threatens; the boy killed; the Jaguar gave him roasted meat, told him to answer the call of a rock and a hard aroeira tree on the way home, not answer the rotten; the boy answered all three calls, now life is short; the boy answers the call of the forest spirit (megalō) Kamdúre; he asks who the boy is calling; - Father; - Am I not your father? ; -Father has long hair, ear inserts; MK returns with long hair, inserts, takes the boy in the basket; while MG was resting, the boy put a stone instead of himself, on top of the coati, ran away; MK children did not found the prey; the boy came to the village; animal people went to get the fire; the Jaguar gave it voluntarily, the smoldering trunk was carried by Tapir; Jacques (Penelope marail) and Jaho (Grypturus sp.) swallow coals, now they have red throat]: Wilbert 1978, No. 61:172-175.

Chaco. Lengua [two children meet Yatafapkie in the forest; he carries them away in his bag with snakes; hangs the bag on a branch, leaves them for a while, the children run away, shamans heal them at home]: Loewen 1969:120; chorote [two brothers hide in a tree hunting birds; see naked and hairy cannibals; this is the forest owner and his wife; despite the ban, one of the brothers laughs when they pull out their pubic hair; cannibals find it, cut it in half and swallow it; the second brother runs away on the way, comes to the village; Falcon kills cannibals, revives what they eat]: Wilbert, Simoneau 1985, No. 124:239-241.

Southern Brazil. Kaigua [brothers climb a tree, make koati; Anya tells him to throw them to him; elder Nyanderike-y throws the koati away, but A. finds it, puts it in the basket, tells the brothers to go down; N. descends, A. beats him, puts him in the same basket, carries him home; leaves the basket for a while, the younger brother revives the elder, they put a stone in N.'s place, run away; domestic A. only coati and stone are found; A. goes looking for brothers; N. throws a stick, it turns into a doe, A. chases it, kills it, thinking it's N.; puts a wand in his mouth, says, Here's the mouth that called me; etc. (Here's my eyes, what I'm they saw; the nose that smelled me); the brothers come to A.'s daughters, painting their heads red; they tell the girls that they must peel off their father's head and rub the crown with pepper to hand over A. just as beautiful; A. died; the brothers set fire to Anya's daughters' long hair, who also died]: Strelnikov 1930:307-308; apapakuwa [Nyanderikoy creates a coati, throws Anyaya from the tree ; he asks N. to go down, puts him in the basket; leaves him for a while; brother N. revives him, they put a stone in his place; Anyai's daughters find only koati and stone in the basket; A. returns; N. creates a deer, A. chases him, mistaking him for N.; brothers cover their heads with flowers; they tell A.'s daughters that their father needs to scalp and rub the crown with pepper to become just as beautiful; A. bursts, the brain turns into mosquitoes and barigues (horseflies?) ; brothers marry A.'s daughters; set fire to the grass around, women's hair lights up, heads burst, mosquitoes appear]: Nimuendaju 1914:397-399; mbia [see J9 motif; woman gets to creatures Mbae-ypi, they eat her; the baby in her womb can't be killed, it's Pa-i, the Sun; he makes a brother out of a leaf (next Month); brothers kill Mbae-ypi; Charia kills koati, then shoots at PA-i (who's in the tree?) , puts it in the basket, carries it to her daughters; Pa-and leaves stone and sewage instead, runs away; the girls do not find the promised game in the basket]: Cadogan 1959:70-83; Cadogan, Lopez Austin 1970:74-85.