The motif Consecration, initiation is a part of: Ritual
Description of this motif: Initiating rituals transform persons into initiated, and they thus become members, part of a community. Baptism turns one into a member of the Christian community, a wedding binds people together with religious bonds. In the tale "The Bond of Friendship" two young men are "married" to each other; consecrated to everlasting friendship according to a Greek tradition.
The tales are sorted by year. The leading numbers refer to the number of occurrences of the motif in the respective texts.