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

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Saxony, May or Whitsuntide trees in, 123; Whitsuntide mummers in, 298, 300; “carrying out Death” in, 309; Oats bride and bridegroom in, 409; fires to burn the witches in, 622
Scandinavia, female descent of the kingship in, 155
Scandinavian custom of the Yule Boar, 461
Scapegoat, Jewish use of, 569; a material vehicle for expulsion of evils, 575
Scapegoats, animals as, 540, 565, 568; birds as, 541; public, 562577; divine animals as, 570, 576; divine men as, 571, 576; in general, 574
——, human, 542, 565, 569; in classical antiquity, 577587
Scheube, Dr. B., 507
Schleswig, custom at threshing in, 431
Schrenck, L. vons, 511
Schuyler, E., 543
Science, and magic, 48, 711; and religion, 712
Scorpion’s bite, pain transferred to an ass, 544
Scorpions, Isis and the, 364
Scotland, magical images in, 56; witches raise wind in, 80; iron as a safeguard against fairies in, 226; witch burnt in, 243; harvest customs in, 341, 403, 406408, 452; names given to last corn cut in, 403, 409, 480; saying as to the wren in, 536; witchcraft in, 542; worship of Grannus in, 611; Beltane fires in, 617620; few traces of Midsummer fires in, 631; Hallowe’en fires in, 635; need-fire in, 639641. See also Highlands
Scouvion, or Escouvion, in Belgium, 610
Scrofula, 90, 203, 204
Scylla, daughter of Nisus, 670
Scythians, the, 87
Sea Dyaks, 25, 239, 249, 531
Sea-god, human sacrifice to, 579
Seals, care taken of the bladders and bones of, 526
Sealskins in sympathy with the tides, 35
Seasons, magical and religious theories of the, 324
Seb (Keb or Geb), Egyptian earth-god, father of Osiris, 362
Secretiveness of the savage, 691
Sedna, Esquimau goddess, 552
Seed-corn, 420, 452, 461, 463, 469, 470, 666; -rice, 284; -time, annual expulsion of demons at, 557
Segera, a sago magician of Kiwai, 379
Seker (Sokari), title of Osiris, 375
Selangor, rice-crop supposed to depend on the district officer of, 89; durian-trees threatened in, 113
Seligman, Dr. C. G., 266, 270
Semele, mother of Dionysus, 265, 389
Seminole Indians of Florida, 486, 520
Semites, the, 293
Semitic Baal, 281; kings as hereditary deities, 333; personal names, indicating relationship to a deity, 333; worship of Adonis, 325
Senal Indians of California, 707
Sencis of Peru, the, 78
Senegambia, Python clan in, 502; the mistletoe in, 660
Serbia, rain-making ceremony in, 69; Midsummer fires in, 627; the Yule log in, 638; need-fire in, 640
Serbian women’s charm to hoodwink their husbands, 32
Serpents, in magic, 32; ceremonies observed after killing, 222; killing the sacred, 501; burnt alive, 655, 658
Servius Tullius, Roman king, 152
Set, or Typhon, brother of Osiris, 363, 365, 475
Seven, the number in magical ceremonies, etc., 242, 280, 417, 610, 631
Sex totems, 687688
Sexes, of plants, recognised by some savages and by the ancients, 114; influence of the, on vegetation, 135139; danger apprehended from the relation of the, 700
Sexual intercourse practised to make the crops and fruit grow, 135136
Seyf el-Mulook and the jinnee, story of, 674
Shadow, the soul identified with the, 189192
Shadows, of people drawn out by ghosts, 190; animals injured through their, 190; of certain persons dangerous, 190, 207; of people built into foundations of edifices, 191
Shakespeare on death at ebb tide, 35
Shamans, 88, 683
Shanghai, geomancy at, 36
Shans of Burma, 77
Sheba or Sabaea, kings of, 200
Sheep, torn by wolf in homoeopathic magic, 32; used in purificatory ceremony, 214; black, sacrificed for rain, 72
Shell, called the “old man,” 33
Shenty, Egyptian cow-goddess, 375
Shetland, witches in, 81
Shilluk, the, 266, 294; their kings, 295
Shoes, of priestess, 174; of boar’s skin worn by king at inauguration, 594
Shooting star, superstition as to, 279
Shrove Tuesday, customs on, 134, 302, 305, 317, 461, 614, 651, 656
Shrovetide customs, 298; Bear, 306
Shuswap Indians, 66, 190, 207
Siam, kings of, 99, 224, 257, 593; objection to the king’s image on coins in, 193; mode of executing royal criminals in, 228; belief that a guardian spirit dwells in the head in, 230; ceremony at cutting a child’s hair in, 235; temporary kings in, 284, 289; annual expulsion of demons in, 559; human scapegoat in, 570
Siamese monks, 112; story of the external soul, 669
Siaoo, belief as to sylvan spirits in, 116
Siberia, bear-festival in, 510; sable-hunters in, 525; external souls of shamans in, 683
Sibyl, the, and the Golden Bough, 3
Sibylline Books, the, 348
Sicily, attempts to compel the saints to give rain in, 74, 75; gardens of Adonis in, 344; Good Friday ceremonies in, 345; Midsummer fires in, 631
Sickness, homoeopathic magic for the cure of, 15; explained by the absence of the soul, 183; ascribed to possession by demons and cured by exorcism, 196, 547; cured or prevented by effigies, 492; transferred to things, 539, or people, 540, 544, or animals, 540, 544; bonfires a protection against, 610
Sicknesses expelled in a ship, 563
Sierra Leone, 174; custom of beating a king on the eve of his coronation in, 176

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