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

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Summer, bringing in the, 311316; and Winter, battle of, 316317
Summer-trees, 311, 314
Sun, prayers offered to the, 14, 26, 78; magical control of the, 7880; ceremonies at eclipses of the, 78; ancient Egyptian ceremony for the regulation of the, 78; sacrifices to the, 79; chief deity of the Rhodians, 79; supposed to drive in a chariot, 79; caught by net or string, 79; father of the Incas, 104; Parthian monarchs the brothers of the, 104; and Earth, marriage of the, 136, 145; not allowed to shine on sacred persons, 169, 170; represented as a man with a bull’s head, 281; Adonis as the, 337; Nativity of the, 358; the Unconquered, Mithra identified with, 358; Osiris as the, 384; first-fruits offered to the, 431; ceremony at the reappearance of the, in the Arctic regions, 551; hearts of human victims offered to the, 589; rule not to see the, 595; not to shine on girls at puberty, 596600, 602; symbolized by a wheel, 644; fern-seed procured by shooting at the, 705; the ultimate cooling of the, 713
Sun-god, the, 73, 105; -goddess, 168
Sunflower roots, ceremony at eating, 487
Sunshine, use of fire as a charm to produce, 647648
Surinam, the Bush negroes of, 166, 473
Swabia, the Harvest-May in, 118; Maytrees in, 123; disposal of cut hair in, 235; Whitsuntide mummers in, 297; Shrovetide or Lenten ceremonies in, 307; the Old Woman at harvest in, 402; harvest customs in, 454, 457, 458, 460; Lenten fires in, 612; Easter fires in, 617; Midsummer fires in, 624; “fire of heaven” in, 644
Swallows as scapegoats, 541
Swami Bhaskaranandaji Saraswati, 100
Swan-woman, Tartar story of the, 676
Swazieland, knots as charms in, 242
Swearing on stones, 33
Sweat, contagious magic of, 43
Sweating as a purification, 207
Sweden, sacred grove in, 110; peasants stick leafy branches in cornfields in, 118; guardian trees in, 120; birch twigs on the eve of May Day in, 122; bonfires and May-poles at Midsummer in, 122; Midsummer Bride and Bridegroom in, 133; Frey and his priestess in, 143; dramatic contest between Summer and Winter on May Day in, 316; harvest customs in, 406; custom at threshing in, 431; Yule Boar in, 461; Christmas custom in, 462; Easter bonfires in, 617; May Day bonfires in, 621, 645; Midsummer fires in, 625; the need-fire in, 641; the mistletoe in, 661, 663; Balder’s balefires in, 664; superstitions about a parasitic rowan in, 702; the divining rod in, 705
Swedish kings, traces of nine years’ reign of, 278
“Sweethearts of St. John,” 343, 344
Swine’s flesh, sacramentally eaten, 470, 472; not eaten by worshippers of Attis, 471
Swineherds forbidden to enter Egyptian temples, 472
Swinging, at ploughing rite in Siam, 285, 288; to make the flax grow high, 289
Switzerland, harvest customs in, 455, 457, 458; frightening away the spirits of the wood in, 561; Lenten fires in, 613; the need-fire in, 641, 645; the mistletoe in, 661, 662; fern-seed on St. John’s Night in, 705
Sword, a magical, 109
Swords used to ward off or expel demons, 549, 551
Sycamore at doors on May Day, 121; effigy of Osiris placed on boughs of, 376
Syleus, the legend of, 442
Sylvan deities in classical art, 117
Sympathy, magical, 38
Syrians, their religious attitude to pigs, 471; esteemed fish sacred, 473
Syria, 241; Adonis in, 327; precaution against caterpillars in, 531
Szis, the, of Upper Burmah, 418
Ta-ta-thi tribe of New South Wales, 76
Tâ-uz (Tammuz), 338
Tabali, chief of, 237
Taboo, or negative magic, 1922, 29; of chiefs and kings, 204; the meaning of, 223; conceived as a dangerous physical substance which needs to be insulated, 594. See also Taboos
Taboo rajah and chief, 177178
Tabooed acts, 194202; hands, 204208, 210, 214, 233; persons, 202223, 593595; things, 223234; words, 244262
Taboos, on food, 21, 238; on parents of twins, 66; royal and priestly, 168175; on intercourse with strangers, 194; on eating and drinking, 198; on showing the face, 199; on quitting the house, 200; on leaving food over, 200; on chiefs and kings, 202; on mourners, 205; on women, 207; on warriors, 210; on man-slayers, 212; on hunters and fishers, 216; as spiritual insulators, 223; on iron, 224; on sharp weapons, 226; on blood, 227; relating to the head, 230; on hair, 231; on spittle, 237; on knots and rings, 238; on words, 244; on personal names, 244; on names of relations, 249; on names of the dead, 251; on names of kings and other sacred persons, 257; on names of gods, 260; regulating the lives of divine kings, 593
—— observed in fishing and hunting, 20; by children in the absence of their fathers, 21, 22, 26; by wives in the absence of their husbands, 2125; by sisters in the absence of their brothers, 25; after house-building, 117; for the sake of the crops, 138; by the Mikado, 169; by headmen in Assam, 173; by ancient kings of Ireland, 173; by the Flamen Dialis, 174; by the Bodia, 175; by sacred milkmen among the Todas, 175; by priest of Earth in Southern Nigeria, 594
Tahiti, seclusion of women after childbirth in, 208; king and queen of, 224, 593; sanctity of the head in, 231; names of kings not to be pronounced in, 259
Talismans possessed by the Fire King of Cambodia, 108

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