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

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Bororos of Brazil, 181, 484
Bosnian Turks, 15
Bough, the Golden. See Golden Bough
Bouphonia, Athenian sacrifice, 466
Boys, at initiation, 692, 696
Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva, the Hindoo trinity, 52
Brahmans, 33, 67, 79, 100, 227, 245, 285, 288, 343, 490
Brains of enemies eaten, 498
Branches, used in rain-charm, 63, 64; in exorcism, 197 fatigue and sickness transferred to, 540, 564
Brand, John, 636, 637
Brandy, North American Indian theory of, 496
Bray, Mrs., 446
Brazil, Indians of, 88, 181, 495, 523, 581; seclusion of girls at puberty in, 601
Bread, leavened, Flamen Dialis forbidden to touch, 174; fast from, in mourning for Attis, 350; communion, 481; eaten sacramentally, 488, 498
Bread-fruit, 33
Breath, of chief sacred, 205, 231; caught by his successor, 294
Brethren and Sisters of the Free Spirit, 101
Breton superstitions as to tides, 35; peasants’ way of getting rain, 76; stories of the external soul, 674; peasants and the mistletoe, 704
Brewing, continence observed at, 219
Bribri Indians, the, 208, 605
Bride, the Whitsuntide, 132, 135; the May, 135; races for a, 156; fishing-net thrown over, 242; of the Nile, 370; name given to last sheaf, 408
Bride and bridegroom, the Whitsuntide, 133; the Midsummer, 133; all knots on their garments unloosed, 241
Bridegroom, the Whitsuntide, 133; of May, 133, 320
Bridget in Scotland and the Isle of Man, 134
Brigit, a Celtic goddess, 135
Brimo and Brimos in the mysteries of Eleusis, 143
British Columbia. See Columbia, British
Brittany, belief as to death at ebb-tide in, 35; the Mother-sheaf in Upper, 401; Midsummer fires in, 628; mistletoe as a protection against witchcraft in, 704; fernseed on Midsummer Eve in, 705
Brooke, Rajah, of Sarawak, 89
Brotherhood of the Green Wolf, 628
Brothers, childless persons named after their younger, 248; ancient Egyptian story of the Two, 674
——and sisters, marriage of, 332
Brothers-in-law, their names not to be pronounced, 250, 251
Brown, Dr. George, 84
Buddha, images of, drenched as a raincharm, 77; the Footprint of, 235
Buddhas, living, 102
Buddhism, 112; and Christianity, 361
Buffalo, sacrificed for human victim, 436; a Batak totem, 691
Buffalo-bull, last sheaf called, 457
Buffaloes, propitiation of dead, 523; the resurrection of, 529; revered by the Todas, 534; as scapegoats, 565
Buginese of Celebes, 33
Building, continence during, 220
Bukaua of New Guinea, 597, 694
Bulgaria, 15; charms in, 30, 31; peasants threaten fruit trees to make them bear, 114; superstitions in, 240; harvest customs in, 405; cure for fever in, 545; needfire in, 640
Bull, in relation to Dionysus, 389, 390; corn-spirit as, 457, 465; at threshing, 458, 459
Bull’s blood, bath of, in rites of Attis, 351
Bull-roarers, 692695
Bullets, magical treatment of, 19; magical modes of averting, 26
Bullocks as scapegoats, 541
Bulls, sacred, of Ancient Egypt, 476
Bunyoro, king of, 199, 270
Burghers or Badagas. See Badagas.
Burglars, charms employed by, 30
Burial customs, 35, 175, 185, 190
Burma, priestly king in, 226, 227; king’s name tabooed in, 257; custom of threshing in, 418; expulsion of demons in, 549
Burne, Miss C. S., 446
Buru, East Indian island, girl sacrificed to crocodile in, 145; eating the soul of the rice in, 482; dog’s flesh eaten in, 496
Burying the Carnival, 301307
Bush negroes of Surinam, 166, 473
Bushmen of South Africa, 495, 604
Busiris, backbone of Osiris at, 367; ritual of Osiris at, 375; “the house of Osiris,” 443
Busiris, king of Egypt, 443
Butter, time for making, 35
Buzzard, killing the sacred, 499
Byblus, Adonis at, 327; Osiris and Isis at, 364
Cacongo, king of, 199
Cactus, the sacred, 23
Cadiz, death at low tide at, 35
Caesar, Julius, 46, 653
Caffres, the, 222, 235, 247249, 522; of Sofala, 33; of Natal and Zululand, 483
Cailleach (Old Wife), name given to last corn cut, 403, 409
Cairo, ceremony of cutting the dams at, 370
Cajaboneros Indians, the, 138
Calabar, expulsion of demons at Old, 492, 567; soul of chief in sacred grove at, 681; belief of negroes regarding external souls, 686
Calabashes, souls shut up in, 188
Calabria, Easter custom in, 345; annual expulsion of witches in, 560
Calendar, the ancient Greek, 279; regulation of the early, an affair of religion, 280; the Egyptian, 368; the Alexandrian, 373; of Esne, 373; the Mohammedan, 632
Calf, killed at harvest, 458; mythical, in the corn, 459
Calicut, rule of succession observed by the kings of, 275277, 296

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