Maurer, Konrad, Isländische Volkssagen der Gegenwart, vorwiegend nach mundlicher Ueberlieferung gesammelt und verdeutscht von Dr. Konrad Maurer. Leipzig, 1860. Pp. 281-82. (Narrated by Frau Brynjulfsson in Kopenhagen.)
Ill-treated heroine (by step-mother)--Lost shoe--Shoe marriage test--. Mutilated feet--Animal witness (birds) -- Happy marriage.
(NOTE.--.Story resembles Arnason's "Story of Mjadveig", but is incomplete.)
(1) Widowed king Mani has beautiful daughter named Mjadveig. He marries woman with two hideous daughters. Stepmother is jealous of heroine, hides her from suitors, and displays own daughters.-- (2) A king's son finds tiny shoe, and vows he will only wed the woman who can wear it. Stepmother makes one daughter cut off heel, so as to wear shoe; prince is obliged to take her.-- (3) On the voyage, birds fly over ship, singing, "Hewn-heel sits at the prow; her shoe is full of blood. Mjadveig, Mani's daughter, sits at home, a doubly-deserving bride." [Narrator could not remember more of the story, except that the prince in the end obtained Mjadveig.]
Cox, Marian Roalfe. Cinderella: Three Hundred and Forty-five Variants of Cinderella, Catskin, and Cap O' Rushes, abstracted and tabulated. London: David Nutt for the Folklore Society, 1893.
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