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Sir James George Frazer (1854–1941).  The Golden Bough.  1922.

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Narcissus and his reflection, 192
Narrinyeri of South Australia, 201
Natal, the Caffres of, 483
Natchez Indians of North America, 63, 215
Nativity of the Sun at the winter solstice, 358
Nature, conception of the immutable laws of, not primitive, 9192; the order and uniformity of, 162
Nauras Indians of New Granada, 497
Navajoes of New Mexico, 678
Navel-string, 3941, 119
Ndembo, secret society on the Lower Congo, 697
Nebseni, the papyrus of, 380
“Neck, crying the,” in Devonshire, 445
Need-fire, 617, 638641
Nekht, the papyrus of, 380
Nemi, 1, 4, 5, 8; priest of Diana at, 1, 8, 106, 161, 167; lake of, 1, 704; sacred grove of, 1, 4, 8, 140142, 147; at evening, 714
Nephele, wife of King Athamas, 290
Nephthys, sister of Osiris, 363
Net to catch the sun, 79
Nets, marriage of girls to, 144; to catch souls, 182; as amulets, 242; fumigated with smoke of need-fire, 641
New birth, through blood in the rites of Attis, 351; savage theory of, 356; of novices at initiation, 697
New Britain, rain-making in, 63; the Sulka of, 64, 76; magical powers ascribed to chiefs in, 84; avoidance of wife’s mother in, 191; expulsion of devils in, 547548; secret society in, 680
New Caledonia, rain-making by means of a human skeleton in, 71; making sunshine and drought in, 78; detaining the soul in the body in, 180; ideas as to reflections in, 192; burying the evil spirit in, 548; taro plants beaten to make them grow in, 581
New Guinea, charm to hasten the moon in, 80; charm for making wind in, 80; constitution of society in, 84; leavings of food destroyed in, 201; seclusion and purification of man-slayers in, 213; continence observed during the turtle season in, 217; dread of sorcery in, 229
——, British, charms used by hunters in, 18; charm against snake-bite in, 31; no despots in, 84; double chieftainship in the Mekeo district of, 178; a widower an outcast in, 207; changes in language caused by fear of naming the dead in, 255; girls secluded at puberty in, 597
——, Dutch, 213; names of relations by marriage tabooed in, 250
——, Northern, rites of initiation in, 694, 695
——, South-eastern, annual expulsion of demons in, 556
New Hebrides, contagious magic in the, 43; magic of refuse of food in the, 201; conception of the external soul in the, 684
New Ireland, 596
New Mexico, the aridity of, 76; the Indians of, 502, 551
New South Wales, natives of, bury their dead at flood-tide, 35; tribes of, 38; way of stopping rain in, 64; the drama of resurrection at initiation in, 692, 693
New Year, Chinese, 468; the Celtic, on November first, 633
New Year’s Day, 558, 569; Eve, 538, 561
New Zealand, sanctity of chiefs in, 204; sacredness of chiefs’ blood and heads in, 230, 231; customs at hair-cutting in, 233; magic use of spittle in, 237; names of chiefs tabooed in, 259; effect of contact with a sacred object in, 474; eyes of slain chief swallowed by warriors in, 498; human scapegoats in, 542
Ngarigo tribe of New South Wales, 498
Ngoio, a province of Congo, rule of succession to the chiefship in, 283
Nias, island of, magic in, 18; natives of, believe in demons of trees, 116; conception of the soul in, 179; detaining the soul in the body in, 180; taboos observed by hunters in, 218; superstition as to personal names in, 245; succession to the chieftainship in, 294; expulsion of demons in, 549; story of the external soul in, 677
Nicaragua, the Indians of, 138
Nicholson, General, worshipped as a god, 100
Nicknames, 247
Nicobar Islands, heavy rains attributed to the wrath of spirits in the, 225; custom of mourners in the, 253; changes in language caused by fear of naming the dead, 255; expulsion of demons in the, 567
Niger, belief as to external human souls lodged in animals on the, 686
Nigeria, Northern, custom of putting kings to death in, 271
——, Southern, the priest of the Earth in, 594; theory of the external soul in, 677, 684, 685
Nightingale in magic, 32
Nightjars, the lives of women in, 687
Nile, the rise and fall of the, 369; thought to be swollen by the tears of Isis, 370; the “bride” of the, 370; money and offerings of gold thrown into the, 371
——, the Upper, medicine-men as chiefs among the tribes of, 85; Kings of the Rain on, 107
——, the White, 266, 565
Nine, a number used in magical ceremonies, etc., 18, 241, 242, 284, 480, 618, 620, 625, 626, 628, 639
Niska Indians of British Columbia, 699
Nisus, king of Megara, story of, 670
Noessa Laut, magic in, 18
Nonnus, on death of Dionysus, 388
Noon, fear to lose the shadow at, 191
Nootka Indians, 66, 179, 217, 522, 599, 698; wizard, 18
Normandy, burial of Shrove Tuesday in, 305; harvest customs in, 429; Brotherhood of the Green Wolf in, 628629; processions on the eve of Twelfth Day in, 647
Norrland, Midsummer bonfires in, 625
Norse stories of the external soul, 673

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