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

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Religion, and magic, 4860, 64, 90, 92, 162, 324, 711; defined, 50; two elements of, a theoretical and a practical, 50; and science, 51, 712; the Age of, 56; transition from magic to, 57; and music, 334, 335
Religions, oriental, in the West, 356362
Religious associations among the Indians of North America, 698
Remission of sins through the shedding of blood, 356
Remulus, 149. See Romulus
Renan’s theory of Adonis, 340, 341
Renouf, Sir P. le Page, 384
Reproductive powers, beating people to stimulate their, 581582
Reptile clan of the Omaha Indians, 474
Resurrection, 236; of the god, 300, 386; of the tree-spirit, 300; of a god in the hunting, pastoral, and agricultural stages of society, 301; enacted in Shrovetide and Lenten ceremonies, 307; of the effigy of Death, 312; of the Carnival, 315; of the Wild Man, 315; of Kostrubonko, 317; of Attis, 350, 360; of Osiris, 374, 376; of Dionysus, 468; of animals, 516, 529; of fish, 527; divine, in Mexican ritual, 592; ritual of death and, 691701
Rex Nemorensis, King of the Wood, 3
Rheumatism, and magic, 44, 45; popular cure for, 196
Rhine, dramatic contest between Winter and Summer on the middle, 316
Rhodes, worship of Helen in, 356
Rhodians worship the sun, 79
Rhys, Sir John, 635, 636
Rice, in homoeopathic magic, 28, 29; in bloom treated like a pregnant woman, 115, 414; used to attract the soul conceived as a bird, 181, 184; in water, divination by, 256; soul of, 413415, 417; two sheaves as “husband and wife,” 418; (paddy) father and mother of the, 419; “eating the soul of the rice,” 482; the new, ceremonies at eating, 482
Rice bride and bridegroom, 418; cakes, 490; child, 417; mother, 413, 415, 417
Rickets, cure for, 682
Riedel, J. G. F., 696
Rings to prevent the escape of the soul, 180; as amulets, 226, 243; as spiritual fetters, 243; and knots tabooed, 238244
Ritual, of Adonis, 335341; of Attis, 347352; of Dionysus, 389; primitive, marks of, 411; magical or propitiatory, 411; myths dramatised in, 608; of death and resurrection, 691701
Rock-crystal in rain-charms, 72, 85
Roepstorff, F. A. de, 255
Romans, sacrificed pregnant victims to ensure fertility, 28; the ancient, their ceremonies for procuring rain, 77, 78; superstition as to egg-shells, 201; cutting hair or nails on shipboard, 234; superstitious objection to clasped hands or crossed legs, 240; belief in the magic virtue of divine names, 261; adopt the worship of the Phrygian Mother of the Gods, 348; their sacrifice of redhaired puppies, 444, 476; their cure for fever, 543; deemed sacred the places struck by lightning, 709
Romanus Lecapenus, the emperor, 680
Rome, the Sacrificial King at, 9, 106; rainmaking in, 78, 149; sacred trees in, 111; kings of, 146151; King and Queen of, 147, 151; founded by settlers from Alba Longa, 148; descent of the kingship in, 152; Midsummer festival in ancient, 153, 154; priests in, 224; name of guardian deity kept secret, 262; Regifugium at, 301; Phrygian Mother of the Gods brought to, 348; Festival of Joy (Hilaria) at, 350351; sacrifice of she-goat to Vedijovis at, 392; annual sacrifice of October horse at, 478; festival of the Compitalia at, 491; the Mother and Grandmother of Ghosts at, 491493; human scapegoats in ancient, 577; Saturnalia at, 583; sacred fire of Vesta at, 665
Romulus, 111, 148, 158, 378
Romulus or Remulus, King of Alba, 149
Rook, island of, expulsion of the devil from the, 547; initiation of young men in the, 695
Rope used to keep off demons, 559
Rose, the Little May, 125; the white, dyed red by the blood of Aphrodite, 336
Roumania, festival of Green George in, 126
Roumanians of Transylvania, 191, 227, 341
Rowan, parasitic, 702
Rowan-tree, a protection against witches, 620
Royalty, the burden of, 168178
Runaways, knots as charms to stop, 242
Runes, magic, Odin and the, 355
Rupert’s Day, effigy burnt on, 614
Rupture, cure for, 682
Russia, thieves’ candles in, 56; rain-making in, 63, 71; celebration of Whitsuntide in, 121, 128, 134; St. George’s Day in, 128; priest rolled on the fields to fertilise them, 137; use of knots as amulets in, 242; funeral ceremonies of Kostrubonko, etc., in, 317318; harvest customs in, 405, 425; wood-spirits in, 465; expulsion of demons in Eastern, 559560; Midsummer fires in, 627, 656; treatment of the effigy of Kupalo in, 652; story of the external soul in, 671; birth trees in, 682; fern-seed at Midsummer in, 704
Rustling of leaves regarded as the voice of spirits, 115
Ruthenia, Midsummer bonfires in, 627
Ruthenian burglars, their charms to cause sleep, 30
Rye-boar, 460, 461; -mother, 399, 400; -dog, 449; -goat, 454; -pug, 449; -sow, 447460; -wolf, 447448; -woman, 428; Woman, the Old, 405
Sabaea or Sheba, kings of, 200
Sabarios, a Lithuanian festival, 480
Sabine priests, 224
Sable-hunters, rules observed by, 525
Sacaea, a Babylonian festival, 281; mock king of, 443
Sacrament in the rites of Attis, 351; of swine’s flesh, 470; of first-fruits, 479, combined with a sacrifice of them, 488; of eating a god, 498; types of animal, 532538
Sacramental bread, 491; eating of corn-spirit in animal form, 470; meal of new rice, 482
Sacred persons, names of tabooed, 257259

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