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

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North-American Indians, 210, 228, 494, 496, 524, 529, 533, 594, 605, 678, 698
Norway, 133; harvest customs in, 428, 429, 453, 454; Midsummer fires in, 625; superstitions about a parasitic rowan in, 702
Nubas of Jebel-Nuba, 203
Nufoors of Dutch New Guinea, 246, 250
Numa, 4, 147, 149, 151, 158, 164
Nut, Egyptian sky-goddess, mother of Osiris, 362, 363
Nuts passed across Midsummer fires, 629
Nyakang, first of the Shilluk kings, 267
Nyanza, Lake, incarnate human god of, 98
Nyassa, Lake, 596
Oak, the worship of the, 159161, 659, 710; effigy of Death buried under an, 309; the principal sacred tree of the Aryans, 665; human representatives of the oak perhaps originally burnt at the fire-festivals, 665, 666; life of, in mistletoe, 701; supposed to bloom on Midsummer Eve, 706; struck by lightning oftener than any other tree, 708
Oak branch, in rain-charm, 77; crown, sacred to Jupiter and Juno, 148, 151; god, 151, 161; leaves, 148, 661; mistletoe, an “all-healer,” 660662; nymphs, at Rome, 147; -spirit, 701, 703; -trees, sacrifices to, 161, and ague transferred to, 546
—— wood, perpetual fire of, 161, 704; used for the Yule log, 637, 638, 666; used to kindle the Beltane fires, the need-fire, and the Midsummer fires, 618, 620, 639, 665
Oaths, on stones, 33; taken by Mexican kings, 87, 104
Oats Bride, 408; -cow, 457, 458; -goat, 447, 454, 457; -mother, 400; -sow, 460; -stallion, 459; -wolf, 448, 449
O’Brien, Murrogh, 229
Octennial cycle based on an attempt to harmonise lunar and solar time, 279280
October horse, sacrifice of the, 478
Odin, sacrifice of king’s sons to, 278279, 290; legend of the deposition of, 279; human sacrifices to, 354
O’Donovan, E., 242
Offspring, charms to procure, 14, 15
Ogres in stories of the external soul, 669, 670
Oil, in magic, 23, 25, 26, 76; of St. John, 661, 662, 706; human victim anointed with, 435
Ointment, magical, 41
Ojebway Indians, 13, 45, 78, 113, 211, 245
Olala, secret society of Niska Indians, 699
Old Calabar, 119, 493; expulsion of devils and ghosts in, 567
Old Man, Arab custom of burying the, 378; the last sheaf called the, 402, 426, 427, 467
—— men, savage communities ruled by, 47
—— Rye woman, 428, 465
—— Wife, name given to last corn cut, 403
—— Witch, burning the, 429
—— Woman, of the Corn, 372; last ears of corn called, 400; last sheaf called, 402; killing the, 428; burning the, 614
Old Woman who Never Dies, North American Indian personification of maize, 419
Oldenberg, Professor, 67
Oldfield, A., 251
Oleae, the, at Orchomenus, 291, 292
Olive wood, sacred images carved of, 7
Olofaet, a fire-god, in Namoluk, 707
Oloh Ngadju of Borneo, the, 492
Olympia, races for the kingdom at, 156
Omaha Indians, 63, 216, 473, 474
Omens, magic to annul evil, 37; from observation of the sky, 279; from boiling milk, 482; from the smoke and flames of bonfires, 612, 615, 616, 621, 624, 645; from cakes rolled down hill, 620; of marriage, 626, 646
Omonga, a rice-spirit, 416
On or Aun, king of Sweden, 278, 290
Ongtong Java Islands, ceremony at reception of strangers in the, 196
Onitsha, on the Niger, king of, 200; ceremony at eating the new yams at, 483; human scapegoats at, 569
Oracles, given by the king as representative of the god, 94; by inspired priests, 94
Oracular spring at Dodona, 147
Oraons of Bengal, 144, 342, 434
Orchomenus in Boeotia, human sacrifices at, 291
Ordeal of battle, 158; by poison, 294
Orestes at Nemi, 2, 6, 216
Oriental religions in the West, 356362
Orinoco, Indians of the, 27, 28, 71, 73, 78, 524
Orion, the constellation, 355
Orissa, Queen Victoria worshipped as a deity in, 100
Orkney Islands, transference of sickness by means of water in the, 544
Orotchis, bear-festivals of the, 514
Orpheus, the legend of his death, 379
Osiris, 52, 325, 443; the myth of, 362368; the ritual of, 368377; the nature of, 377382; and the sun, 384; the cults of Adonis, Attis, Dionysus, and, 424; key to mysteries of, 444; and the pig, 472, 475; in relation to sacred bulls, 476
Osiris, Adonis, Attis, their mythical similarity, 325
“Osiris of the mysteries,” 376
Osiris-Sep, title of Osiris, 375
Ostiaks, the, 521
Ostrich, ghost of, deceived, 526
Ot Danoms of Borneo, 195, 597
Ottawa Indians, 214, 522, 527
Ounce, ceremony at killing an, 523
“Our Mother among the Water,” Mexican goddess, 588
Ovambo of South-west Africa, 224
Owl, eyes of, eaten to make eater see in the dark, 496; life of a person bound up with that of an, 684; sex totem of women, 688
Ox, in magic, 22, 31, 72; corn-spirit as, 457, 466468; slaughtered at threshing, 459; sacrificed at the Bouphonia, 466; effigy of, broken as a spring ceremony in China, 468
Oyo, king of, among the Yorubas, 274

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