Tuesday, August 02, 2016

C177. Baer (p. 158). How Brother Rabbit Brought Family Trouble on Brother Fox

This is Chase177.

ATU0050 the sick lion
K0961 the sick lion
G0061 relative's flesh eaten unwittingly

the hint of Mrs. Fox eating Mr. Fox is just a suggestion at the end, but this motif is "frequent motif in Bantu folktales"

"AT 50 occurs both in Europe and Africa, but the ending of this tale is distinctly African; the immediate source of teh Afro-American version is probably Africa. parsons found it reminiscent of Portuguese tales she had heard in New England."

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