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

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Pillar, fever transferred to a, 545
Pine-cones, symbols of fertility, 353; thrown into vaults of Demeter, 353
—— -tree, in the myth and ritual of Attis, 347, 348, 350, 352; in the rites of Osiris, 380; sacred to Dionysus, 387
Pipiles of Central America, 136
Pirua, granary of maize, 412
Pitteri Pennu, Khond god of increase, 557
Placenta (afterbirth) and navel-string, contagious magic of, 3941
Plague, transferred to camel, 540; sent away in scapegoat, 565
Plane-tree, Dionysus in, 387
Planets, human victims sacrificed to, 444
Plantain-tree, afterbirth buried under a, 40; fertilised by parents of twins, 137
Plants, magic to make them grow, 28; influence persons homoeopathically, 29; sexes of, 114; thought to be animated by spirits, 487; external soul in, 681
Plataea, festival of the Daedala at, 143; the Archon of, 224
Plough, in relation to Dionysus, 387; piece of Yule log inserted in the, 645
Ploughing, by women as a rain-charm, 70; ceremony of, performed by temporary king, 284, 288; Prussian custom at, 342; in rites of Osiris, 375
Plurality of souls, doctrine of the, 690
Pluto, carries off Persephone, 393, 469470
Plutus, begotten in thrice-ploughed field, 421
Poison, continence observed at brewing, 219
Poison ordeal, 294
Poland, objection to iron ploughshares in, 225; harvest customs in, 404, 406, 451; Christmas custom in, 450; need-fire in, 641
Pole-star, homoeopathic magic of the, 34
Pollution and holiness not differentiated by savages, 223
Polynesia, taboos in, 205, 206, 259; sacredness of the head in, 231; infanticide in, 293
Polynesian chiefs sacred, 205
Polynesians, oracular inspiration of priests among the, 94; their way or ridding themselves of sacred contagion, 473
Polytheism evolved out of animism, 117
Pomegranate causes virgin to conceive, 347
Pomegranates sprung from the blood of Dionysus, 389; seeds of, not eaten at the Thesmophoria, 389
Pomerania, harvest custom in, 430
Pometia sacked by the Romans, 6
Pommerol, Dr., 611
Pomos of California, 562
Pompey the Great, 328
Ponape, one of the Caroline Islands, treatment of the navel-string in, 40; king of, 232
Pongol, Hindoo family festival, 482
Pons Sublicius at Rome, 225
Poona, rain-making at, 70; incarnation of elephant-headed god at, 100
Poor Man, name applied to the corn-spirit after harvest, 465
—— Old Woman, last sheaf left for, 465
Poor Woman, name applied to the cornspirit after harvest, 465
Poplar wood used to kindle need-fire, 639
Porta Capena at Rome, 4, 351
Portraits, souls in, 193
Portugal, belief as to death at ebb tide in, 35
Poseidon, 97, 471
Potato Woman, the Old, 405; -mother, 413; -wolf, 448, 449; -dog, 449
Potatoes, magical stones for increase of, 33; custom at eating new, 481
Prayers, to the sun, 14, 26, 78; for rain, 71, 77, 86, 118, 159161; to Dionysus, 387; to dead animals, 507, 522524
Precious stones, magic of, 34
Pregnancy, 238, 239
Pretenders to divinity among Christians, 101
Priest, of Diana, 1, 8, 710; of Nemi, 8, 161, 163, 167; and magician, their antagonism, 52; drenched with water as a raincharm, 70; rolled on fields as a fertility charm, 139; of Zeus, 159; brings back lost souls in a bag, 186; of Dionysus, 291; sows and plucks the first rice, 482; of Aricia, 592; of the Earth, 594
Priestesses, 94, 594
Priestly kings, 9
Priests, magical powers attributed to, 53, 54; inspired by gods, 94; influence wielded by, 196; their hair unshorn, 232; foods tabooed to, 238; of Attis, the emasculated, 347; sacrifice human victims, 589, 591
Princesses married to foreigners or men of low birth, 154
Processions, for rain in Sicily, 74; with bears from house to house, 512; with sacred animals, 535; to the Midsummer bonfires, 628, 630; of giants (effigies) at popular festivals, 654
Progress, the magician’s, 4548
Prophets, Hebrew, their ethical religion, 51
Propitiation, essential to religion, 50; of the souls of the slain, 212; of the spirits of slain animals, 217, 220; of the spirits of plants, 487; of wild animals by hunters, 518532; of vermin by farmers, 530
Prostitution, sacred, before marriage, 330; suggested origin of, 331
Provence, priests thought to possess the power of averting storms in, 53; Maytrees in, 124; mock execution of Caramantran on Ash Wednesday in, 304; Midsummer fires in, 630; the Yule log in, 637
Prussia, contagious magic in, 44; custom at spring ploughing in, 342; harvest customs in, 421, 426; the Corn-goat in, 454; the Bull at reaping in, 459; Midsummer fires in, 627
——, East, harvest customs in, 401, 453, 454, 457
——, West, harvest customs in, 402, 457; pretence of birth of child on harvest-field in, 406, 421
Prussian rulers formerly burnt, 274
Prussians, the old, 288; their funeral feasts, 227; supreme ruler of, 274

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