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35. Cf. B-P, vol. 1, p. 13 and the parallel versions of the Grimm’s tale, “The King of the Golden Mountain.” Selling children to demons is a widespread archetypal motif. Cf. also B-P, vol. 1, p. 21; vol. 2, pp. 318, 320, 516, 526; vol. 3, pp. 97, 107, 465; vol. 1, pp. 98, 302, 490. 36. For a similar interpretation of the father figure, see C. G. Jung, The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, CW 9/i, para. 396, pp. 214f. There Jung makes this interpretation with regard to the image of the father god, but it seems to me that the same interpretation is also applicable to mythological father figures. 37. Cited from B-P, vol. 1, p. 13. This Hessian version, like “Mary’s Child,” came from Gretchen Wild in Kassel in 1807, and is one of the fairy tales included by the Grimm brothers (1812). 38. This motif, in connection with others, was a key point in my decision to interpret this fairy tale as pertaining more to a woman’s psychology, for in this way the black woman or the quaternity of the black woman could be interpreted as an aspect of the Self. Nonetheless, the anima can of course also appear in a quaternity and with symbolic attributes of the Self as a result of contamination. The anima would then in some way represent the (feminine) quaternity principle vis-à-vis a presumably trinity-oriented masculine collective consciousness. 39. Cf. Plutarch, Über Isis und Osiris (On Isis and Osiris), text and commentary by T. Hopfner (Prague, 1940), vol. 1, p. 25. Osiris is called “the black one,” and a pyramid text addresses him as follows: “Thou art black and great is thy name, Great Black Fortress.” His sister-consort Isis is sometimes actually called “the black woman” or “the black-red woman.” 40. See also the Grimm’s fairy tales “Mother Holle,” “The Miller’s Drudge and the Cat,” and “The Water Nixie”; or the Austrian fairy tale, “The Wild Man.” 41. Cf. B-P, vol. 1, p. 207. 42. This is suggested by the fact that after the nearly fulfilled three years of cleaning, the woman has become white down to her toes; thus the full three years of cleaning would mean the whitening of the “black woman.” 43. Cf. C. G. Jung, Psychology and Alchemy, CW 12, passim. 44. Cf., for example, the statement of Maria Prophetissa: “Wash and wash,

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