[INDOLOGY] a woman marrying a calf

Rolf Heinrich Koch rolfheiner.koch at gmail.com
Wed May 27 11:14:58 EDT 2020

Stith Thompson's
Motif-Index of Folk-Literature:




Am 27.05.2020 um 16:02 schrieb Tieken, H.J.H. via INDOLOGY:
> Dear members of this list,
> A friend of mine, a sinologist, is working on a story (with versions 
> in Chinese and Japanese), in which a princess marries a calf (young 
> cow). The editor of the Chinese version writes that this is a common 
> theme in South Asian story literature, but my friend has so far been 
> to find any references to it. He checked Cowley's collection of jātaka 
> stories and Laurits Bodker's on Indian animal stories.
> I myself am unable to help him either. For one thing, the name of the 
> author of the index on motifs in Indian literature does not occur to 
> me (Thomson?). I hope the motif rings a bell with someone on this list.
> With kind regards, Herman
> Herman Tieken
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> 2515 BP Den Haag
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> website: hermantieken.com <http://hermantieken.com/>
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Dr. Rolf Heinrich Koch

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