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Ghost contains among others: Sea ghost, The bone-horse, The grave-pig


Ghost, dead, death, soul

Description of this motif: A ghost is a dead person's soul, that has returned from the other side or never has been set free from this world despite death. The early tale "Ddningen" ('The dead man', 1830) and later "The Traveling Companion" (1838) is about a ghost, who helps the young Johannes, because he unselfishly saved the dead man's corpse from abuse.


The tales are sorted by year. The leading numbers refer to the number of occurrences of the motif in the respective texts.

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