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By Fraser J.G.

Джеймс Джордж Фрэзер (1854-1941) - известный английский этнограф, исследователь древнеримской литературы и Ветхого Завета, видный представитель классического эволюционизма в антропологии, один из пионеров сравнительного религиоведения, внесший большой вклад в изучение тотемизма, культа природы и верований в загробную жизнь.
«Золотая ветвь» считается одним из наиболее значительных трудов, исследующих истоки религии. В нем Фрэзер собрал и систематизировал уникальный материал по первобытным верованиям, древним и современным религиям, народным обычаям, существующим в различных уголках земного шара.
Опираясь на огромный массив этнографических и исторических данных, автор стремился показать целостную картину верований и обрядов всех эпох. Переведенная на множество языков, эта книга принесла автору мировую известность и представляет несомненный интерес не только для тех, кто занимается историей религии и фольклористикой, но и для самого широкого кpyгa читателей.
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M MAGIC I some fresh examples. 17 Thus among the Birhors, a primitive Chota Nagpur in India, " a Birhor woman, like a Santal woman, must abstain from eating such fruits of the tarop (Buchania latifolid) or the terel (Diospyrus tomentosd) tree as may grow together in one accrescent calyx. If she tribe of A woman infringes this taboo, she will give birth to twins. must not comb her hair at sunset. Should she do so her hair on Smgbonga's rice, as that is the time when Singwith the bonga (identified sun) retires to eat.

1914) pp. ifosg. " 1 A. Karasek, Beitrage sur Kennt- nis der ArMv, Waschambaa," iix. in Bacssler* (19x3) p. 88. * IX Campbell, In the Heart of Bantulcnd (London, 1922), p. 94. MAGIC members of hi? or her family CHAP. who have joined the hunt, are Another tahoo which sure to have such of Oraons villages have to observe is the stay-at-home even or purchase any eatable that they must not kill, beat, are hunters the as away from home. fowl or animal so long ill-success at the hunt. Summer interesting feature of this Oraon the the men are out hunting, An Hunt is women that so long as of the village behave like men.

MAO1C 12 CHAP. He, from a discovery was noted for a mother whose certain a harlot, made by For the young girl, the whole detected conspiracy. witch, some words concernfew a before, blabbed days out, having the of death and sickness king, being apprehended ing the and brought to the rack to be tortured, at the very first sight of it she presently declared what was designed against the life of the King. Upon this some soldiers were sent, who found the maid's mother and some other gossips roasting the King's a soft fire- Their design was that picture, made in wax, by as the wax did leisurely melt, so the King, being dissolved into to find out the truth of the matter.

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