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

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Sieve, water poured through, as a raincharm, 71
Sikkim, fear of the camera in, 193
Silenuses, minor deities associated with Dionysus, 464
Silesia, Whitsuntide King in, 129; Whitsuntide customs in, 132; “carrying out Death” in, 309311, 314, 614; bringing in Summer, 311; the Grandmother at harvest in, 401; names given to last sheaf in, 402; the Wheat Bride at harvest in, 409; harvest customs in, 428, 449, 451, 453, 457; expulsion of witches and evil spirits in, 560, 561; needfire in, 640
Silk-cotton trees reverenced, 112
Silkworms, taboos observed by breeders of, 218
Silvanus, the Roman wood-god, 140, 141
Silvii, family name of kings of Alba, 149, 163
Simeon, prince of Bulgaria, 680
Similarity in magic, law of, 11
Singarmati Deva, Indian goddess, 218
Singhalese, the, 226
Sins, confession of, 198, 217, 540, 541542, 553, 569; the remission of, through the shedding of blood, 356; transferred to a buffalo calf, 541; transferred vicariously to human beings, 542; of the Children of Israel transferred to scapegoat, 569
Sioux Indians, 497
Sirius, the Dog-star, 370, 384
Sisters, taboos observed by, 23, 25
Situa, annual festival of the Incas, 553
Siva and Pârvatî, marriage of the images of, 320
Skeat, W. W., 417
Skeleton drenched with water as a ra n-charm, 71
Skin disease caused by eating a sacred animal, 473
Skins of sacrificed animals, uses made of, 466, 477, 499501, 529; of human victims, 591
Skipping-rope played at bear-festival, 512
Skulls, of head-hunters’ victims preserved as relics, 433; of bears and foxes worshipped and consulted as oracles, 505; of turtles propitiated, 526
Sky, twins called children of the, 67; observation of the, for omens, 279
Skye, last sheaf called the Cripple Goat in, 455; the need-fire in, 618
Slave, charm to bring back a runaway, 31
Slave priest at Nemi, 3
Slave Coast of West Africa, negroes of the, 116; exorcism of demons from children on the, 196, 226; precautions as to the spittle of kings on the, 237
Slaves, license granted to, at the Saturnalia, 158, 583
Slavonia, harvest customs in, 404; the Corn-spirit in, 448; custom of “carrying out Death” in, 578; the Yule log in, 638; need-fire in, 641; stories of the external soul in, 671
Slavonians, South, 30, 32, 114, 119, 649. See also Slavs
Slavs, 110, 161, 278, 302, 400, 649, 665; of Carinthia, 126; South, 44, 636
Sleep, charms to cause, 30; absence of the soul in, 181182; forbidden in house after a death, 182; sick people not allowed to, 193
Slovenes, 128; of Oberkrain, 134
Smallpox, 493; demon of, transferred to a sow, 540; blood of monkey used to exorcise the devil of, 549; flight from the evil spirit of, 550; demon of, expelled by means of an image, 563; expelled in a boat, 564
Smith’s craft sacred, 86
Smoke, in rain-making, 73; of cedar inhaled as means of inspiration, 95; of bonfires, 612, 622, 645; of need-fire, 640; used to stupefy witches in the clouds, 650
Smoking as a means of inducing a state of ecstasy, 484; in honour of slain bears, 522
Snail supposed to suck blood of cattle, 190
Snake, used in rain-charm, 72; respected by Indians of Carolina, 519; worshipped, 535; said to wound a girl at puberty, 601; seven-headed, external soul of witch in a, 676
Snake-bite, charm against, 32; clan, exposed infants to snakes, 502; -god, married to women, 145; -stone, 34; tribe, in the Punjaub, 535
Snipe, fever transferred to a, 545
Snorri Sturluson, 379
Sochit or Sochet, epithet of Isis, 383
Society, uniformity of occupation in primitive, 61; ancient, built on the principle of subordination of the individual to the community, 357
Sofala, kings of, put to death, 272
Sogamosa or Sogamoza, the pontiff of, 104; heir to the throne not allowed to see the sun, 595
Sokari (Seker), a title of Osiris, 375
Solar theory of the fires of the fire-festivals, 642, 643
Solomon Islands, the, disposal of cut hair in, 235; ceremony for getting rid of fatigue in, 540
Solstice, the summer, its importance for primitive man, 622; the winter, reckoned by the ancients the Nativity of the Sun, 358
Solstitial fires perhaps rain-charms, 706
Son of God, alleged incarnation of the, in America, 102; of the king, sacrificed for his father, 289
Songs of the corn-reapers, 424
Sopater accused of binding the winds, 81
Sorcerers, 84, 233, 235, 236; souls extracted or detained by, 187, 188; influence wielded by, 196; injure men through their names, 245; exorcise demons, 548
Sorcery, the dread of, 233, 691; protections against, 621, 629, 663
Sorrowful One, vaults of the, 371
Sothis, Egyptian name for Sirius, 370
Soul, the perils of the, 178; as a mannikin, 178; absence and recall of the, 180; as a shadow and a reflection, 189192; in the blood, 228, 230; identified with the personal name, 244; of man-god, 265; succession to the, 293295; of the rice, 413, 415; thought to be seated in the liver, 497; the notion of a, 690; the unity and indivisibility of the, 690. See also Souls
——, the external, in folk-tales, 667678; in inanimate things, 679; in plants, 681; in animals, 683; kept in totem, 690
Soul-boxes, amulets as, 679680; -stone, 680

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