Yu.E. Berezkin, E.N. Duvakin

Thematic classification and distribution of folklore and mythological motifs by area

Analytical catalogue

Ethnicities and habitats

M8C. Cleaned eyes. 45.66.72.

Birds pierce through a layer of clay, wax, resin, etc., that covers the character's eyes or anus.

Northeast. Viandot [The raccoon hides in a tree above the river, the fox sees its reflection, rushes into the water; the raccoon asks if he started swimming early; the fox makes a fire around the tree, falls asleep; the raccoon goes down, smears his eyes with clay; the clay dries up, the Fox cannot open his eyes; the Woodpecker cleaves the clay, slightly injures the Fox; he paints the Woodpecker's crest with his blood in gratitude]: Walker 1995, No. 4:37- 50.

Montagna - Jurua. Machigenga [the shaman's wife cheats on him with his brother; he turns into a jaguar, kills lovers; he exterminates people along with other jaguars; his younger brother, ocelot, tells his mother to give him water resin in the nostrils; the great woodpecker, heron, lizard, monkey cannot penetrate the resin crust; the little woodpecker pierces; the brother takes the Jaguar and other jaguars to the cave, its entrance closes; the assistant feeds him chicken, says it's human meat; when he gives human meat, the Jaguar will come out of the cave and devour all people]: Baer 1984, No. 9:446-449.

(Wed. Bolivia - Guaporé. Tupari [Waledad failed to revive his deceased son; then he caused rain, which flooded the land fleeing the hills V. dumped into the water; Arkoanyo invited him and his brother named Wap collect resin; he climbed a tree himself, began to dump the resin, covering the brothers' faces, arms and whole body; told two chickens to lift the brothers into the air, but they could not; the other two birds did it - smaller larger but stronger; they took the brothers north and washed a stone house for them there; the brothers are now there; when Valedad is furious, it rains on earth]: Caspar 1975:181-182).

Chaco. Birds pierce the Trickster-fox anus covered with clay or wax (matako has the Takwah trickster)]. Chorote [The fox invites the Iguana to compete to see who will starve longer; the Iguana eats secretly, the Fox is barely alive; when he is going to eat, the mistol seeds fall out of his ass; he asks the bees to cover up his ass with clay; now he can't relieve himself; the woodpecker pierces his hole, since then he has white feathers on his head]: Wilbert, Simoneau 1985, No. 148:277-278; angaite [Battleship sealed with clay Fox's ass; all the birds began to hammer, continued (without a bird coloring motif)]: Cordeu 1973, No. 15:214-217; poppies: Wilbert, Simoneau 1991a, No. 9, 10:40-45; matako [Takwah eats baby Wasps; she covers all the holes in his body with wax or clay; birds pierce a hard crust, splashing blood stains their feathers]: Wilbert, Simoneau 1982a, No. 99-103:197-205; toba: Wilbert, Simoneau 1989a, No. 210:293; mocovi: Wilbert, Simoneau 1988, No. 56 [Chunga's bird invites Fox to dive; at this time it steals his supply of mistol seeds; puts the Fox on a sharp branch; the tornado removes it, but the food is now falling out of his ass; he asks the bees to seal it with clay; now the Fox suffers from constipation; the woodpecker pierces the plug, the excrement splashes on the gathered birds; since then they have had colorful plumage], 57 [about the same; passing animals remove the Fox from the stake; the woodpecker first seals its anus, then breaks through the cork; now the birds are brightly colored], 58 [as in (56); the wasp seals; details of the red and yellow coloring pages are described], 59 [Raccoon and Fox got into a fight over mystol seeds, the Raccoon put the Fox on a sharp branch; tears himself; further as in (56)], 60 [The duck is the Woodpecker's girl; the fox kills her, puts on her feathers; the woodpecker smells strange, invites the Ant, he bites the imaginary girl in the genitals, the Fox screams, runs away; the Woodpecker asks the Raccoon to punish the Fox; the Raccoon and the Fox fight over the mystol, the Raccoon puts the Fox on the branch; he gets off himself, as far as in (56); the fox bleed and died], 61 [Kota√° made his wife (i.e. Fox) immediately fall out of the ass; further as in (56) ; since then, the foxes have a red ass], 62 [Fox's anus sealed, the woodpecker pierced the plug, all the birds laughed], 63 [Fox's anus sealed, the woodpecker pierced the plug, the birds were sprayed with excrement and found their current coloring]: 77-79, 80-81, 82-83, 83-84, 85-86, 87-88, 89, 89-90.