Asks God how she can fool her husband. The husband from the tree (or rafters) tells her that she can make him blind by feeding him milk-toast. The husband feigns blindness and slays the lover. The body is thrown into the river. Cf. Types 1324*, 1375, 1388*, 1405, 1461*, 1476, 1536 C, 1575*, 1829.
K1971. Man behind statue (tree) speaks and pretends to be God (spirit). K1971.1. Husband answers behind the statue when wife wants to know how to fool him. K1553. Husband feigns blindness and avenges himself on his wife and her paramour.
*BP III 124
*Anderson in Tauscher Volksmärchen 177
Taylor MPh XV (1917) 227 n. 1
Stiefel Zs. f. Vksk. VIII 74, XXXIX 215. - Literary Treatments: Panchatantra (tr. Ryder) III 18.