underwater hell or otherworld
Allen W Thrasher
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Thu Dec 10 18:56:13 UTC 2009
If it's pertinent, there are also Chinese tales of the palaces or worlds of underwater dragon kings (and their daughters), which are taken to be of Indian origin. Stith Thompson would have picked them up, I think.
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