Through the proof of her cleverness she becomes the king's wife. He becomes angry and banishes her. She takes him home with her as her dearest possession. [Besides standard versions of the type, individual motifs, which belong to the cycle or are similar to them, are found in Ireland in stories about the famous mythical builder, Gobán Saor. See Ó Súilleabháin: A Handbook of Irish Folklore, 496, 575.]

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  1. A Story

    There was once two famers who had two brood mares grazing on a farm and it happened that both mares foaled the same night on the farm.

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Bridget Brogan
    Informant
    Patrick Coleman
    Age
    45
    Occupation
    farmer