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Nature of Collection, whether:—

1. Original or translation. — Translation by Margaret Hunt. 2.1fhy word of mouth state narrator'* s name. 3. Other ijarticulars.

Special Points noted by the Editor of the above.— See Author's notes,

vol. i. p. 357. Remarks by the Tabulator.— ^or inc. l. (wisdom-giving fish or snake), cf. Campbell, ii. 361, 363 ; and see 366, No. 47 (white snake); iii. 331, No. 82, (Fionn), and see p. 297. Corpus Poeticum Boreale, i. 39, 157 (Sigfried). FolMore Journal, vi. 299 ff. (white snake). Kennedy, Legendary Fictions, p. 216, " Farquhar the Physician." Mahinogion (Guest), ed. 1877, pp. 471 ff. • Rassmann, Deutsche Heldensage, i. 124. Volsunga-Saga (Camelot Series), pp. 64, 92. See also Ralston, Songs of the Russian People, p. 99 (under- standing secret things by means of fern).

Kassandra the prophetess had been licked by a serpent. (See Tzetzes' Argument to Lycophron's Alexandra; also Eustathius, the Homeric Scholiast's remarks about Helenus, brother of Kassandra, ad Iliad, vii. 44.) Compare the " Melampus" myth. (Apollodorus 1.9; see also HI. 6, for the story of Teiresias in which serpents figure. Pliny, x. 137, throws doubt on the story of Melampus.) Michael Scott obtained his wisdom by serpents' bree (brigh), cf . Inferno^ canto xx. ; Scott's Lay of Last Minstrel, canto ii. and notes in Appendix.

(For understanding language of animals), cf. Boner, Transylvania, p. 872. Corpus Poeticum Boreale, i. 242, " Lay of Righ " (Kin-the-Young learnt language of birds). Dasent, Norse Tales, Iii. Ixiv. Day, Folktales of Bengal, 150, 152. Denton, SerMan Folklore, *' The Snake's Gift." Grimm, Household Tales, No. 122, " Donkey Cabbages," and ii. 541 fF. ; Deutsche Sagen, i. 131 ; Teutonic Myth., iii. 982-983, 1216; iv. 1682. Qubematis, Zool. Myth., i. 152. Jnd. Antiquary, iii. 520. Magyar Tales, p. 301, and notes, p. 421. Naake, Slavonic Tales, " The Language of Animals." Payne, Arabian JVights, i. 14. Sagas from the Far East, -p. 21. Satuja ja Tarinoita, iii. p. 37. Straparola, 12th Night, Fable 3. Tales of the Alharnbra, "Legend of Prince Ahmed al Kamel." Tylor, Prim. Cult., i. 190, 469; J. G. Frazer in Archaeological Review, vol. i.

(For talking birds), cf. American Folklore Journal, i. 204. Arabian Nights, " The Merchant, his Wife, and his Parrot " (also in Seven Wise ^Tasters'). ArchcBological Review, March, 1889, p. 26. Asiatic Researches, vol. X. " Vasavadatta." Bleek, Hottentot Fables, p. 65. Busk, FolJdore of Rome, p. 11, " Filagranata." Calcutta Review, l^^i, "Legends of Raja Rasalu" (see also Temple, Legends of the Punjab^. Callaway, Zulu Tales, pp, 53, ^&, 72, 100, 106, 121, 130, 134, 135, 219, 362, 363. Campbell, 1. 25, 219 ; ii. 288, 361. Casalis, Basutos,^,. 339. Chaucer, "Manciple's Tale,"

I "Squire's Tale." Comparetti, "II Pappagallo," No. 2. Corpus Poeticum Boreale, i. 39, 131, 144, 157, 242, 255, 259, 306, 307. Cox, Tales of Thebes (ind Argos, p. 175. Crane, Italian Popular Tales, pp. 17, 43, 75, 167-183,