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

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Minahassa, inspired priests in, 95; ceremony at house-warming in, 186, 679; names of parents-in-law tabooed in, 250; sowing and plucking the new rice in, 482; dummies to deceive demons in, 492; hair of slain foe used to impart courage in, 498; expulsion of devils in, 548
Minnetaree Indians, 419, 529
Minos, king of Cnossus, 280
Minotaur, the legend of the, 280
Minyas, king of Orchomenus, 291
Miracles, god-man expected to work, 93
Miris of Assam, 496
Mirrors, superstitions as to, 192
Mirzapur, rearing of silkworms in, 218
Miscarriage in childbed, dread of, 209
Misrule, Lord of, 585, 586
Missouri, the cottonwood trees in the valley of, 111
Mistletoe, 160, 658, 659, 701; Balder and the, 608, 658667, 701, 702, 710; and the Golden Bough, 703704
Mistress, sanctuary of the, at Lycosura, 243; “of Turquoise,” 330
Mithra, Persian deity, 358
Mithraic religion, 467
Mnevis, sacred Egyptian bull, 366, 476
Moab, Arabs of, 32, 378; king of, 293; wilderness of, 334
Mock sun, 79; execution, 283; kings, 284; marriage of human victims, 581
Moffat, Dr. R., 86
Mogk, Professor Eugen, 642
Mohammed bewitched by a Jew, 241
Mohammedan calendar, lunar, 632
Mohammedans, celebration of Midsummer festival by, 632
Moloch, sacrifice of children to, 281
Molonga, a demon of Queensland, 562
Moluccas, the, clove-trees in blossom treated like pregnant women in, 115; fear of offending forest spirits in, 117; abduction of souls in, 186
Mombasa, king of, 99
Mon, island of, 456
Monarchy, in ancient Greece and Rome, 9; rise of, essential to emergence of mankind from savagery, 47
Mondard, the great, 466
Money, magical stones to bring, 33
Mongolia, incarnate human gods in, 103; story of the external soul in, 676
Mongols, 103, 252, 529
Monkey sacrificed for riddance of evils, 569
Montanus the Phrygian, 101
Montezuma, king of Mexico, 104, 593
Moon, the, and Endymion, 4; ceremony at an eclipse of, 78; charm to hasten, 80; Diana conceived as, 141; ceremony at new, 175; human victims sacrificed to, 444; pigs sacrificed to, 472; the “dark,” 557; temple of, 571; reflected in Diana’s Mirror, 711
Mooraba Gosseyn, a Brahman, 100
Moors of Morocco, 540
Moquis of Arizona, 225, 504
Moravia, “carrying out Death” in, 310, 313; harvest customs in, 408; fires to burn witches in, 622
Mori clan of the Bhils, 474
Morning Star, the, 346; human sacrifice enjoined by, 432
Morocco, iron a protection against demons in, 226; annual temporary king in, 286; homoeopathic magic in, 496; boars used to divert evil spirits in, 540; Midsummer fires in, 631, 632, 646
Moru tribe of Central Africa, 534
Mosyni or Mosynoeci, the, 200
Mota, in the New Hebrides, conception of the external soul in, 684
Mother, of a god, 333; of the gods, 5, 348, 356; the Great (Cybele), 353; of the Maize, 413; of the Rice, 415; or Grandmother of Ghosts, 491493
Mother-corn, 405; -sheaf, 401
—— Goddess of Western Asia, 330, 331
—— -kin, 152, 248, 332
—— -in-law, savage’s dread of his, 190
Motu of New Guinea, 246
Motumotu, the, 81, 192, 246
Mourners, tabooed, 205; change their names, 253
Mouse, soul in form of, 182
Moxos Indians of Bolivia, 23
Mozcas, the, 104
Mukasa, god of the Victoria Nyanza lake, 145
Mukylc´in, the Earth-wife among the Wotyaks, 144
Mullein, used as a charm, 629
Mummers, 126, 127; the Whitsuntide, 296301; at Hallowe’en in Isle of Man, 633
Mundaris of Assam, 118, 557
Mundas of Bengal, 342
Munster, taboos observed by the ancient kings of, 173
Mura-muras, appealed to for rain, 65
Murderers, taboos imposed on, 216
Murrain, need-fire kindled as a remedy for, 641
Music, as a means of prophetic inspiration, 334; and religion, 334335
Muysca Indians of Colombia, 104
Muzimbas or Zimbas, the, 97
Myrrh, the mother of Adonis, 337
Mysteries, Eleusinian. See Eleusinian mysteries
“Naaman, wounds of the,” 336
Nagual, external soul, 687
Nails, used in magic, 44; knocked into trees, 127; used as charms against fairies, 226
Nails, parings of, used in magic, 13, 233; swallowed by attendants, 229; disposal of, 233237
Namaquas, 495
Names tabooed: personal, 244248; of relations, 249251; of the dead, 251256; of kings and other sacred persons, 257259; of gods, 260262
Namuc and Indra, legend of, 702
Nana, mother of Attis, 347
Nandi of East Africa, 214, 235, 247, 372, 483
Nanumea, island of, precautions against strangers in, 195

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