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The motif The grave-pig is a part of: Ghost

See also The bone-horse


Death, ghost, portent, sign, omen

Description of this motif: The grave pig is the ghost of a pig, that has been buried alive in the past. It portends death and calamity. Source: Just Mathias Thiele: Danmarks Folkesagn (1843-60), vol. 2, p. 236f, in the edition issued by Rosenkilde og Bagger 1968.


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