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

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Bedouins attack whirlwinds, 83
Beeches of Latium, 150
Beech-tree, in sacred grove of Diana, 8; burnt in Lenten bonfire, 612
Beena marriage, 152
Beer, continence observed at brewing, 219
Beetle, in magic, 31; superstitious precautions against beetles, 531; external soul in a, 674
Belgium, Lenten fires in, 609; Midsummer fires in, 630
Bella Coola Indians, 600
Bells, used in exorcism, 195, 568; to conjure spirits, 199; worn as amulets, 226; rung as a protection against witches, 560, 561
Beltane fires, 617622, 653; cakes, 618621; carline, 618
Benares, Hindoo gentleman worshipped as a god at, 100
Bengal, marriage ceremony at the digging of wells, 144; rule of succession of kings of, 277; ceremony over a Karma-tree in, 342; human sacrifices in, 434; seclusion of girls at puberty in, 602; stories of the external soul in, 670
Benin, king of, worshipped as a god, 99, 200; human sacrifices in, 433
Bera Pennu, Earth goddess, 434
Berawans of Sarawak, 15
Berbers of North Africa, 631
Berlin, treatment of navel-string in, 40
Besisis of the Malay Peninsula, 191
Besoms, burning, flung into the air to make corn grow, 647
Bethlehem, the Star of, 347
Betsileo of Madagascar, 229
Bhars of India, 565
Bhotiyas of Juhar, 569
Biajas of Borneo, the, 566
Bibili, of New Guinea, the natives reputed to make wind, 80
Bidasari and the golden fish, Malay story of, 676
Bilaspur or Bilaspore, twirling spindles forbidden in, 20; temporary rajah in, 287
Bilqula. See Bella Coola
Binbinga tribe of Northern Australia, 693
Birch-trees, 121, 128, 627
Bird, soul conceived as a, 181
Birds, cause headache through clipped hair, 234, 237; absent warriors called, 247; tongues of, eaten, 496; as scapegoats, 541, 545; external souls in, 670, 672, 675677
Birth, pretence of, 14, 15, 197, 406, 421; a man’s fortune determined by the day and hour of his, 37; new, 351, 697
Birth-trees, in Africa, 681; in Europe, 682
Bitch, last sheaf called the, 449
Bithynia, song of reapers in, 425
Black colour in rain-making ceremonies, 67; animals in rain-charms, 72, 161
Blackfoot Indians, 21, 22, 524
Blindness charm to cause, 30
Blood, sympathetic connection between a wounded person and his shed, 43; human, in rain-making ceremonies, 65; as a means of inspiration, 94; smeared on woodwork of nouse, 117; put on doorposts, 175; of childbirth, 209, 229; smeared on person as a purification, 221; tabooed, 227230; royal, not to be shed on the ground, 228; unwillingness to shed, 228; received on bodies of kinsfolk, 229; drops of, effaced, 229; of chief sacred, 230; fetish priests allowed to drink fresh, 238; Day of, in the festival of Attis, 349, 353; bath of bull’s, in the rites of Attis, 351; remission of sins through the shedding of, 356; sprinkled on seed and scattered on field, 432, 434, 438; of sacrificial horse, 478; of men drunk to acquire their qualities, 497, 498; as a means of communion with a deity, 535; of children used to knead a paste, 553; girls at puberty forbidden to see, 600; menstruous, 603, 604
Blood-brotherhood, 113; -covenant, 202
Blu-u Kayans of Borneo, 195
Boa-constrictor, Caffres’ dread of, 222
Boar, in magic, 31; and Adonis, 325, 471; Attis killed by a, 347, 471; corn-spirit as, 460; the Yule, 461, 462; Christmas, 462
Boas, Dr. Franz, 699
Boba, name given to the last sheaf, 405
Bodio, fetish king, 86
Boeotians, the, 143, 371
Bogota, rigorous training of the heir to the throne of, 595
Bohemia, Midsummer tree burned in, 122; throwing Death into the water in, 125; May King and Queen in, 130132; Whitsuntide mummers in, 298, 299; carrying out Death in, 309, 310; bringing in Summer in, 311; the last sheaf in, 404; harvest customs in, 429, 456, 457; cure for fever in, 544; expulsion of witches in, 561; bonfires in, 621, 626; charm to make corn grow high in, 647; fern-seed on St. John’s Day in, 704, 705
Boils, 473
Bolivia, seclusion of girls at puberty in, 601
Bombay, belief as to absence of sleeper’s soul in, 183
Bones, of dead in magic, 30, 71; human, buried as a rain-charm, 72; departing souls bottled up in hollow, 180; used as charms, 201, 495; cakes baked in the shape of, 489; of animals, treatment of, 525529; burnt in bonfires, 616
Bonfires, Midsummer, 122, 622, 629, 645; leaping over, 318, 610; supposed to protect against conflagration, 610; lit by persons last married, 610; a protection against sickness, witchcraft, and sorcery, 610, 620, 621; fertilising influence of, 645, 646; protect fields against hail and homesteads against thunder and lightning, 649
Boni, Commendatore G., 163
Bontoc, the natives of, 433
Bormus or Borimus, 425, 442
Borneo, the Dyaks of, 14; rules observed by camphor-hunters in, 21; telepathy in war in, 25; hooks to catch souls in, 180; rice used to prevent soul from wandering, 181; precautions against strangers in, 195; use of puppets as substitutes for living persons, 492; sickness expelled in a ship from, 564; expulsion of evils in, 566; seclusion of girls at puberty in, 597; birth custom in, 679; tree as life-index in, 682

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