“The Queen of Scotland”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1828 (Buchan)
Keywords: seduction rejection trick animal injury rescue marriage childbirth
Found in: Britain(Scotland)


The Queen tries to seduce Troy Muir; he denies her. To punish him, she has him lift up a certain stone under which a serpent waits. A passing girl draws off the snake by cutting off her breast. Troy Muir marries her. Her breast regrows to suckle their son


  1. Child 301, "The Queen of Scotland" (1 text)
  2. Roud #3878
  3. BI, C301