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

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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
South Sea Islands, human gods in the, 96
Sow, corn-spirit as, 460; the cropped black, at Hallowe’en, 636
Sowing, homoeopathic magic at, 28; sexual intercourse before, 136; continence at, 138; rites of, in Egypt, 371; and ploughing, ceremony of, in the rites of Osiris, 375; expulsion of demons at, 575
Spain, belief as to death at ebb tide in, 35; Midsummer fires in, 631
Spark Sunday in Switzerland, 613
Sparrows, charm to keep them from the corn, 530
Sparta, state sacrifices at, 9; sacrifices to the sun at, 79; king not to be touched, 224; warned by oracle against a lame reign, 273; octennial tenure of kingship at, 279
Spears, sacred, 351, 571
Speke, Captain J. H., 196
Spells, cast by strangers, 197; at hair-cutting, 233; cast by witches on union of man and wife, 650
Spelt-goat, last sheaf called the, 456
Spices used in exorcism of demons, 196
Spiders in homoeopathic magic, 31; ceremony at killing, 524
Spindles not to be carried openly on the highroads, 20; not to be twirled while men are in council, 20
Spinning forbidden to women under certain circumstances, 20
Spirit, Brethren and Sisters of the Free, 101; of vegetation, see Vegetation; the Great, of American Indians, 264
Spirits, in trees, 112; water, 145; averse to iron, 225; evil, fear of attracting the attention of, 248; distinguished from gods, 411; of the woods, 465; retreat of the army of, 546
Spitting, forbidden, 218; upon knots as a charm, 241; at ceremony of expulsion of evils, 568
Spittle, used in magic, 13, 233, 234, 237; tabooed, 237; used in making a covenant, 237; magical virtue of, 435, 437
Sprenger, the inquisitor, 681
Spring, magical ceremonies for the revival of nature in, 320; ceremony at the beginning of, in China, 468
Spring customs and harvest customs compared, 410
Spring, oracular, at Dodona, 147
Springbok, not eaten by Bushmen, 495
Squirrels burnt in Easter bonfires, 616, 656
Stabbing men’s shadows in order to injure the men, 189
Standing on one foot, custom of, 284, 285, 288
Star, falling, in magic, 17; the Evening, in Keats’s last sonnet, 34; of Salvation, 346; of Bethlehem, 347; the Morning, 432
Stars, shooting, superstitions as to, 279
Stella Maris, an epithet of the Virgin Mary, 383
Stepping over persons forbidden, 211; over dead panther, 221
Sternberg, Leo, 513, 517
Sticks, charred, uses of, 614, 616, 624, 626; and stones, evils transferred to, 540; whittled, 508, 512
Stiens of Cambodia, the, 524
Stinging with ants as a form of purification, 601
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
Stoning human scapegoats, 579
Storms, Catholic priests thought to possess the power of averting, 53; caused by cutting or combing the hair, 234
Stow, in Suffolk, witch at, 44
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
Straw-bull at harvest, 457; -goat, 456
Strength of people bound up with their hair, 680
Strings, knotted, as amulets, 243
Strudeli and Strätelli, female spirits of the wood, 561
Stseelis Indians of British Columbia, 605
Stubbes, Phillip, his Anatomie of Abuses, 123
Stubble-cock, name of harvest supper, 451
Styx, passage of Aeneas across the, 707
Substitutes, put to death instead of kings, 278, 282, 289; temporary, for the Shah of Persia, 289; for human sacrifices, 354
Substitution for human victims, of animals, 292, 392, 436; of rice-cakes, 490; of effigies, 491
Sudanese, 30
Suffocation as a mode of executing royal criminals, 228
Sulka, the, of New Britain, 64, 76, 247
Sulla, at the temple of Diana, 164
“Sultan of the Scribes,” at Fez, 286
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

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