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

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Felkin, Dr. R. W., 534
Feloupes of Senegambia, 74
Female kinship or mother-kin defined, 152; indifference to paternity of kings under, 154; at Athens, 155; among the Aryans, 155
Fern-seed, 704, 705
Fernando Po, taboos observed by the kings of, 172, 238
Fertilisation, artificial, 114, 378, 580, 582; of barren women, 581
Fertility, Diana as a goddess of, 8; of women, magical images designed to ensure the, 14
Fetish kings in West Africa, 177
Feuillet, Madame Octave, 306
Fever, cures for, 343345
Fig, artificial fertilisation of the, 378; human scapegoat beaten with branches of the wild, 579
Fig-tree, the sacred, 136; artificial fertilisation of the, 580, 582
Fiji Islands, the, conception of the soul in, 179; notion of the absence of the soul in dreams in, 182; catching away souls in, 187; supposed effect of using chief’s dishes or clothes in, 202; custom at cutting a chief’s hair in, 233; birth-trees in, 682; drama of death and resurrection in, 695
Finland, cattle protected by the woodland spirits in, 141
Finnish-Ugrian peoples, sacred groves of the, 111
Finnish wizards and witches, 81
Finns, 521
Fire, the god of, 23; kept burning for the sake of absent warriors, 26; supposed to be subject to Catholic priests, 53; used to stop rain, 64; as a charm to rekindle the sun, 78; and Water, kings of, 108, 176, 266; kindled by friction, 161, 534, 617, 618, 620, 627, 639, 644, 707; purification by, 197, 198, 213, 648; “new,” 485, 614; sacred, 486, 534; “living,” 638; “wild,” 638; made by means of a wheel, 639; of heaven, 644; extinguished by mistletoe, 659, 662, 706; primitive ideas as to the origin of, 707. See also Bonfires, Fires, Need-fire.
Fire-festivals of Europe, the, 609; interpretation of, 641; solar theory of, 642, 643; purificatory theory of, 642, 647; at the solstices, 643; a protection against witchcraft, 648; their relation to Druidism, 654
Fires, perpetual, 3, 161, 163, 665, 704; the Lenten, 609; Easter, 614; Beltane, 617; Midsummer, 622; Hallowe’en, 632, 635; Midwinter, 636; extinguished before lighting the need-fire, 639; burning of effigies in the, 650; burning of men and women in the, 652; the solstitial, perhaps suncharms, 706
First-fruits, 170, 177, 396, 431, 467, 479, 482, 487
Fish, magical image to procure, 18; sacred, 473; treated with respect by fishing tribes, 527; external soul in a golden, 676
Fishers tabooed, 216
Fishing, homoeopathic magic in, 18
Flamen Dialis, the, 151, 235, 244; rules of life prescribed for, 174
Flaminica, the, 151; rules observed by, 174
Flanders, Midsummer fires in, 630, 646; the Yule log in, 637
Flax, homoeopathic magic at sowing, 28; prayers of old Prussians for the growth of, 288; giddiness transferred to, 545; leaping over bonfires to make it grow tall, 613, 624, 626
Flax-mother, 399
Flight of the king, at Rome, 157
Flowers, goddess of, 588
Flute, magical, made from human leg-bone, 30; skill of Marsyas on the, 354
Folk-customs, the external soul in, 678701
Folk-tales, the external soul in, 667678
Food, homoeopathic magic for supply of, 17; eaten dry, 21, 29, 68; tabooed, 21, 22, 238; taboos on leaving food over, 200
Fools, Bishop of, 586
Footprints, contagious magic of, 44, 45
Foreskins used in rain-making, 65
Fowler, W. Warde, 709
Foxes, burnt in Midsummer fires, 656, 657; witches turn into, 657
Framin in West Africa, dance of women at, 26
France, contagious magic in, 44; peasants ascribe magical powers to priests, 53, 54; images of saints dipped in water as a rain-charm in, 77; kings of, touch for scrofula, 90; custom of the Harvest-May in, 118; May customs in, 121; the May-pole in, 124; harvest customs in, 341, 448450, 453, 455, 457459; the Corn-mother in, 401; the dough man in, 480; hunting the wren in, 537; the King of the Bean in, 586; expulsion of witches in, 561; Lenten fires in, 610; Midsummer fires in, 628630, 645; the Yule log in, 637; wicker-work giants burnt in, 655; mistletoe in, 662; birth-trees in, 682
Franche-Comté, dances in, to make hemp grow, 28; the goat at threshing in, 456
Frey, the Scandinavian god of fertility, 143
Fricktal, Switzerland, the Whitsuntide Lout in, 128; the Whitsuntide Basket in, 129
Friction, fire kindled by. See under Fire
Friesland, East, the clucking hen at threshing in, 451
Frigg, the Norse goddess, and Balder, 607
Frog in magic, 31, 73, 131; maladies transferred to frogs, 544
Frog-flayer, the, in Whitsuntide pageant, 130
Frosinone in Latium, burning an effigy of the Carnival at 302
Fruit-trees, fertilised by fruitful women, 28; homoeopathic magic in relation to, 29; threatened to make them bear fruit, 113; worshippers of Osiris forbidden to injure, 380; wrapt in straw as a precaution against evil spirits, 561; fires lit under, 632; fumigated with smoke of need-fire, 641; fertilised by burning torches, 647
Fuegian charm to make the wind drop, 80

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