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

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Psoloeis, the, at Orchomenus, 291, 292
Psylli, a Snake clan, 83, 502
Ptarmigans and ducks, dramatic contest of the, among the Esquimaux, 317
Puberty, girls secluded at, 595; initiatory rites at, 692
Punchkin and the parrot, story of, 669, 687, 690
Punjaub, the, General Nicholson worshipped in his lifetime in, 100; human sacrifice in, 112; belief as to tattooing in, 180; Snake tribe in, 535, 536; human scapegoat in, 566
Puppets, of rushes thrown into the Tiber, 493; used to attract demons of sickness from living patients, 564
Puppies, red-haired, sacrificed by the Romans to the Dog-star, 444
Purification, of man-slayers, 212, 215; of hunters and fishers, 216; after contact with a pig, 472; by washing, 473; before partaking of new fruits, 484, 488; by emetics, 485, 488; by standing on sacrificed human victim, 572; by beating, 602
Purificatory ceremonies, at reception of strangers, 195; on return from a journey, 197
—— theory of the fires of the fire-festivals, 642, 647; more probable than the solar theory, 650
Puyallup Indians, 256
Pygmalion, king of Cyprus, 332
Pythagoras, maxims of, 44, 45
Python clan, in Senegambia, 502
Quartz used in circumcision, 224
Quartz-crystal used in rain-making, 76
Queen, name given to last corn cut at harvest, 407; the Harvest, in England, 405; of Athens, married to Dionysus, 142; of the Corn-ears, 405; of Egypt, the wife of Ammon, 142; of Heaven, 337, 711; of May, 127, 129, 131, 320
Queensland, beliefs as to the afterbirth in, 39; namesakes of the dead change their names in some of the tribes of, 253; expulsion of a demon in Central, 562; seclusion of girls at puberty in, 598
Quetzalcoatl, Mexican god, 491
Quilacare, suicide of the kings of, 274275
Quinoa-mother, the, 413
Quiteve, title of king of Sofala, 273
Quito, the kings of, 431
Quonde, in Nigeria, king-killing at, 271
Ra, the Egyptian sun-god, 362, 364, 366, 475; and Isis, 260
Race, to determine the Whitsuntide king, 129; succession to a kingdom determined by a, 156; for a bride, 156; of reapers to last sheaf, 459
Races, at Whitsuntide, 124, 129; on horseback to the Maypole, 132; at fire-festivals, 611
Radica, a festival at the end of the Carnival in Frosinone, 302
Rain, the magical control of, 6278, 234, 629, 645; prayers for, 71, 77, 86, 118, 159161; kings expected to give, 8587, 9899; supposed to fall only as a result of magic, 87; Zeus as the god of, 159; prevented by the blood of a woman who has miscarried, 209
Rain-bird, 72; -charms, 71, 131, 210, 234, 300, 341, 400, 437, 438; doctor, among the Toradjas of Celebes, 68; -gods, 7375; king, 70, 107; -makers, 62, 8486, 107, 269, 270; song, sung by women, 118; -stones, 76, 85; temple, in Angoniland, 64
Rajah, temporary, after death of rajah, 287
Rajahs, among the Malays, supernatural powers attributed to, 88; two, in Timor, 177
Rajputana, gardens of Adonis in, 343
Ralî, the fair of, in India, 319
Ram, with golden fleece, 290; as vicarious sacrifice for human victim, 292; sacrificed to Ammon, 477; Tibetan goddess riding on a, 492; killing the sacred, 500; consecration of a white, 534
Ram’s skull in charm to avert demons, 492
Rama, his battle with the king of Ceylon, 670
Ramanga, among the Betsileo, 229
Raratonga, in the Pacific, 39
Rarhi Brahmans of Bengal, 602
Raskolnik, Russian Dissenter, 71
Raspberries, wild, ceremony at gathering the first, 486
Rat’s hair as a charm, 31
Rats, in magic, 39; superstitious precautions of farmers against, 531
Rattle, wooden, swung by twins to make fair or foul weather, 66
Rattlesnakes respected by North-American Indians, 520
Raven’s eggs in homoeopathic magic, 32
Reapers, contests between, 401, 403, 404, 407, 426, 439; throw sickles at the last standing corn, 401, 403, 404, 407, 446, 452; blindfolded, 404, 407; of rice deceiving the rice-spirit, 414; pretend to mow down visitors to the harvest-field, 430; remedies for pains in the back, 455
——, Egyptian, their lamentations, 338, 371, 382, 443, 444
Reaping-match of Lityerses, 426
Rebirth from a golden cow, 197; of ancestors in their descendants, 256
Recall of the soul, 180
Red colour in magic, 15; wool, 242
Red-haired men sacrificed by ancient Egyptians, 378, 380, 443, 476; puppies sacrificed by the Romans, 444, 476
Reddening the face of a god, 148
Reddis or Kapus in Madras Presidency, 73
Reflection, the soul identified with the, 192
Reflections in water, supposed dangers of, 192
Regalia, sanctity of, in Celebes, 295
Regeneration from a golden cow, 197
Regicide among the Slavs, 278; modified custom of, 283
Regifugium at Rome, 157, 301
Reincarnation of animals, 526527
Relations, names of, tabooed, 249251; of the dead take new names for fear of the ghost, 253

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