The Legend of Perseus: A Study of Tradition in Story, Custom and Belief, Bind 2


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Side 200 - Indians, not having anything better, only pull a thread out of their ponchos, and fasten it to the tree. Richer Indians are accustomed to pour spirits and mate into a certain hole, and likewise to smoke upwards, thinking thus to afford all possible gratification to Wallechu.
Side 41 - The squaws generally agreed, that they had discovered life enough in them to render my medicine too great for the Mandans; saying that such an operation could not be performed without taking away from the original something of his existence, which I put in the picture, and they could see it move, could see it stir.
Side 293 - The manner was that when the Corps was brought out of the house and layd on a Biere: a Loafe of bread was brought out, and delivered to the sinne-eater over the Corps, as also a Mazar-bowle of maple (Gossips...
Side 203 - Fillan], on one side of which the men bathe, and on the other the women. Each person gathers up nine stones in the pool, and, after bathing, walks to a hill- near the water, where there are three cairns, round each of which he performs three turns, at each turn depositing a stone ; and if it is for any bodily pain, fractured limb, or sore, that they are bathing, they throw upon one of these cairns that part of their clothing which covered the part affected ; also, if they have at home any beast that...
Side 294 - The manner was, that when the Corps was brought out of the house, and layd on the Biere, a Loafe of bread was brought out, and delivered to the Sinne-eater over...
Side 228 - The practice of throwing pins into wells, of tying rags on bushes and trees, of driving nails into trees and stocks, of throwing stones and sticks on cairns, and the analogous practices throughout the world, suggest that they are to be interpreted as acts of ceremonial union with the spirit identified with well, tree, stock, or cairn.
Side 96 - And Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, and the silver, and the garment, and the wedge of gold, and his sons, and his daughters, and his oxen, and his asses, and his sheep, and his tent, and all that he had : and they brought them unto the valley of Achor.
Side 237 - In this way he enters into the brotherhood, is reckoned as of the same stock, obtains the full privileges of a kinsman. The mingling of blood— the Blood-Covenant, as it is called — is a simple, though repulsive ceremony. It is sufficient that an incision be made in the neophyte's arm, and the flowing blood sucked from it by one of the clansmen, upon whom the operation is repeated in turn by the neophyte.
Side 298 - It is to be remarked, that during the Oration, there stood upon the Coffin a large Pot of Wine, out of -which every one drank to the health of the deceased. This being finished, six Men took up the Corps, and carried it on their shoulders to the Church.
Side 293 - ... be it widow, mother, sister, or daughter — for it must be a female — to give, over the coffin, a quantity of white loaves in a great dish, and sometimes a cheese with a piece of money stuck in it, to certain poor persons. After that they presented, in...

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