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758: The various children of Eve

ATU > 750-849: RELIGIOUS TALES > 750-779: God Rewards and Punishes > 758: The various children of Eve


Eve has so many children that she is ashamed when God pays her a visit. She hides some of them and they fail to receive the blessing that God gives those in sight. Thus arises the differences in classes and peoples. [A1650.1].


758A. Origin of Physical Defects

Wicked people entering heaven on rope fall to earth and are injured. St. Peter misunderstands what God says and lets them fall.


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Text titleATULanguageAuthorOriginPublication Date
Die ungleichen Kinder Evas758GermanJacob & Wilhelm GrimmGermany1812

External Examples

Eve's Unequal Children 758 German Internet Archive

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