Sir James George Frazer (18541941). The Golden Bough. 1922.
Souls, of the dead in trees, 115; every man thought to have four, 179; light and heavy, thin and fat, 179; transference of, 184, 185; abducted by demons, 186; extracted or detained by sorcerers, 187188; supposed to be in portraits, 193; of slain enemies propitiated, 213; of beasts respected, 223; of the dead transmitted to successors, 294; immortal, attributed to animals, 518; the plurality of, 690
Stone, used in ceremony to facilitate childbirth, 14; supposed to cure jaundice, 16; treading on a, as a homoeopathic charm, 33; (lapis manalis) used in rain-making at Rome, 7778; holed, in magic, to make sunshine, 78; external soul in a, 680; magical, put into body of novice at initiation, 699
Stone-throwing as a fertility charm, 7; -curlew as a cure for jaundice, 16
Stones anointed in order to avert bullets from warriors, 26; homoeopathic magic of, 33; precious, magical qualities of, 34; rain-making by means of, 75, 85; in charms to make the sun shine, 78; in wind charms, 80; ghosts in, 190; sacred, 235; in last sheaf, 402, 403; criminal crushed between, 431; fatigue transferred to, 540
Strangers, taboos on intercourse with, 194; suspected of practising magic arts, 194; ceremonies at reception of, 195; slain as representatives of the corn-spirit, 426; regarded as representatives of the cornspirit, 429, 431, 439
Straw, wrapt round fruit-trees as a protection against evil spirits, 561; tied round trees to make them fruitful, 612
Sumatra, magical image to obtain offspring in, 14; pregnant woman not to stand at the door in, 21; homoeopathic magic at sowing rice in, 28; rain-charm by means of a black cat in, 72; personification of the rice in, 415; tigers respected in, 519; human scapegoat in, 570