XVII. THE HERO IS BRANDED: 

branding, marking


1. A brand is applied to the body. The hero receives a wound during the skirmish. A princess awakens him before the fight by making a small wound in his cheek with a knife. A princess brands the hero on the forehead with a signet ring; she kisses him, leaving a burning star on his forehead.


2. The hero receives a ring or a towel. We have a combination of two forms if the hero is wounded in battle and the wound is bound with the kerchief of either a princess or a king.