Prince Heathen [Child 104]

DESCRIPTION: Prince Heathen takes a girl against her will. He rapes her and offers her extreme cruelty, all to break her will. She never yields. At last her babe is born. After further abuse, bringing her close to death, her spirit fails; at last he acts human
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: c. 1818 (GlenbuchatBallads)
KEYWORDS: rape abuse pregnancy
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Child 104, "Prince Heathen" (2 texts)
GlenbuchatBallads, pp. 153-154, "Prince Heathen" (1 text)
GreigDuncan7 1497, "Prince Heathen" (1 text)

Roud #3336
File: C104

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