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FOLK-LORE


A QUARTERLY REVIEW

OF

MYTH, TRADITION, INSTITUTION, & CUSTOM

BEING

The Transactions of the Folk-Lore Society

And incorporating The Archælogical Review and
The Folk-Lore Journal.


VOL. XIII.—1902.


Publisher's design in Folk-Lore of the Northern Counties.png

Alter et Idem


LONDON:

PUBLISHED FOR THE FOLK-LORE SOCIETY BY

DAVID NUTT, 55–57, LONG ACRE.


1902.

[L.]

PRIXTED BY J. B. NICHOLS AKD SOXS,

PARLIAMENT MANSIONS,

ORCHARD ST., VICTORIA ST., S W.

V. (3

CONTENTS.

I.—(March, 1902.)
Minutes of Meetings: Wednesday, November 6th, 1901
Minutes of Meetings: Wednesday, December 5th, 1901
Minutes of Meetings: Wednesday, January 22nd, 1902
Twenty-fourth Annual Report of the Council 5
Presidential Address. E. W. Brabrook . 12
More Folklore from the Hebrides. A. Goodrich-Freer 29
Unlucky Children. H. A. Rose . . . . 63

II.—(June, 1902.)



Minutes of Meetings: Wednesday, February 26th, 1902
Minutes of Meetings: Wednesday, March, 26th, 1902
The Letter of Toledo. M. Gaster 115
Malay Spiritualism. Walter Skeat 134
 

III.—(September, 1902.)


Minutes of Meetings : Wednesday, April 23rd, 1902 225
Minutes of Meetings : Wednesday, May 28th, 1902 226
The Lifting of the Bride. W. Crooke .
Balochi Folklore. M. Longworth-Dames 252

IV.—(December, 1902.)


Minutes of Meetings Friday, June 20th, 1902 . 337
Minutes of Meetings Wednesday, July 16th, 1902 339
Minutes of Meetings Saturday, October 25th, 1902 339
The Modern Commercial Aspect of an Ancient Superstition E. Lovett ...... 340
The Origin of Totem Names and Beliefs. A. Lang 347
Discussion of the Above. A. C. Haddon, G. L. Gomme, R. R. Marett ...... 393
Australian Marriage Systems. A. Lang . 398

Collectanea : —
Boer Folk-Medicine and some Parallels, I. Alice B. Gomme 69
The Sister's Son in Samoa. A. C. Stanley . . 75
Rice Harvest, and other Customs in Ceylon. R. J. Drummond 77
Puli Rája, or the Tiger Prince. M. N. Venkatasvámí and W. Crooke . . . . . . 79
"Long Ju-ju." . . . , . .166
Folklore Notes from St. Briavel's. Margaret Eyre . .170
Harvest Customs. Alice B. Gomme, E. H. Binney, and Clara J. Jewitt . . . . . 177
Boer Folk-Medicine and some Parallels, II. Alice B. Gomme and E. Peacock . . . . . . .181
Goblins. A. Lang, Elizabeth Taylor, and William Martin 183
Some Notes from North- Western India. W. Crooke. . 186
Scottish Charm against Witchcraft. Fred. R. Coles . 275
Burial Custom in Japan. J. C. Hartland and E. S. Hartland . . . . . . .276
Rice Harvest in Ceylon, II. R. J. Drummond . 277
Unlucky and Lucky Children and some Birth-Superstitions. A. J. Rose ....... 279
An Indian Ghost Story. W. Crooke . . . .280
Myths Current in the Sahara Desert. W. J. Harding-King . 284
Stray Notes on Oxfordshire Folklore. Percy Manning . 288
Some Native Legends from Central Australia. M. E. B. Howitt ....... 403
Folklore in the Kennet Valley. L. Salmon . . .418
Holiday Gleanings. I. Cornwall, Margaret Hall. II. Shropshire, F. A. Milne ...... 429
How to Annul "Blood-Brotherhood." Charlotte S. Burne 430

Correspondence : —
History, Tradition, and Historic Myth. Alfred Nutt . 84
Lame Gods. Louise Kennedy 88
Fire-walking in Southern India. A. C. Haddon . . 89
Tree Worship. A. Lang 90
Jingle Sung at Castleton. Mabel Peacock and Frank Kidson 91
A Written Charm. A. C. Bell 92
The Vessel Cup. E. Lovett and E. W. Clarke 94
Yew Wood. N. W. Thomas . 96
The Sources of some Ballads in the "Border Minstrelsy." A. Lang ....... 191

Unlucky Children, H. A. Rose .... 197
The Sister's Son in Samoa. W. H. R. Rivers . -199
Yew. H. A. Rose ...... 201
Charm Against the Evil Eye. Charlotte S. Burne . . 202
The " Calenig," or " Gift." Mabel Peacock . . . 202
London Eolk-Etymology. F. A. Milne and A. B. Gomme . 203
The Mumming-Play and other Vestiges of Folk-Drama in the British Isles. T. Fairman Ordish .... 296
The Collection of Folklore. Sidney O Addy, Charlotte S. Burne, W. Crooke, Walter Skeat, C. G. Seligmann, and John Roscoe ...... 297
Garland Day at Castleton : Addenda. S. O. Addy . '313
Eggs in Witchcraft. E. Peacock . . . '431
Butterfly Charm. S. O. Addy ..... 432
Reviews : —
Frederic Seebohm's Tribal Customs i7j Afiglo-Saxon Law.
G. Laurence Gomme . , . . '97
Alfred C Haddon's Head-Hunters, Black, White, and Broivn. W. Crooke ... .... 101
Gustaaf A. v. d. B. van Eysinga's Indische Invloeden op Oude Christelijke Verhalen. E. Sidney Hartland . .104
W. Wells Bladen's Notes on the Folklore of North Staffordshire. E. Sidney Hartland ..... 106
Isaac T. Headland's Chinese Mother Goose Rhymes. Alice B. Gomme ....... loS
Robert Petsch's Formelhafte Schlilsse i?n Volks-Mdrchen. N. W. Thomas . . . . . .110
'^.TmxnQy?,en's Sagen aus dem alien Irland. Alfred Nutt . 110
'^ose^'^YiaW^ King Horn. Alfred Nutt . . .111
M. Schvvarzfeld's Cilibi Moise, Practica si apropourile lui. M. Gaster . . . . . . .111
Ernest Crawley's The Mystic Rose. E. Sidney Hartland . 205
Ch. Letourneau's La Psychologic Ethnique. R. R. Marett . 209
Carl Horstman's Nova Legenda Anglie. E. W. Brabrook . 212
T. K. Cheyne and J. Sutherland Black's Encyclopedia Biblica, vol. LLL. ; and A. Keane's The Gold of Ophir, Whence bi-ought and by Whom. W. Crooke. . . . .218
G. Dottin's Contes et Legendes d'Lrlande, Traduits du Gaeliqne. Alfred Nutt ...... 220
Karl Amersbach's Licht- 2ind Nebelgeister. E. Sidney Hartland . . . . . . .221

Jessie L. Weston's Morie?i, Reiidered into English Prose, and Edith Rickert's Marie de France, Some of her Lays done into English. W. W. Greg 222
John R. Clark Hall's Beoivulf and the Fight at Finnsburg. {sc|Albany F. Major}} ..... 223
Winifred Faraday's The Edda, I. The Divine Mythology of the ^ North. Albany F. Major .... 223
Emile )!ixV€vc^& L Atmee Sociologique, 1 900-1 901. E. Sidney Hartland .... 314
W. G- Wood-Martin's Traces of the Elder Faiths of Ireland, Eleanor Hull ..... 323
Whitley Stokes's Notes on the Togail Bruidne Da Derga Eleanor Hull . 327
Ivor B. John's The Mabinogion. Eleanor Hull 330
Alfred Nutt's Ciichulainn, the Irish Achilles. Eleanor Hull 332
Lady Gregory's Ciichulainn of Muirthenme. Alfred Nutt 333
Seumas MacManus's Donegal Fairy Stories 335
Fernand Nicolay's Histoire des Croyances, McBurs, Usages, et Coiitumes {selon le Plan die Decalogue). R. R. Marett 336
T. F. Henderson's Sir Walter Scott's Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border. Charlotte S. Burne 336
W. H. Furness's The Home-Life of Borneo Head-Hunters its Festivals and Folklore. E. Sidney Hartland . 436
General Augustus Pitt-Rivers's Antique Works of Art from Benin. Margaret Eyre .... 439
J. F. Hewitt's History and Chronology of the Myth-Making Period ...... 441
L. B. Paton's The Early History of Syria and Palestine ; and A. Duffs The Theology and Ethics of the Hebreivs. A. H Sayce ...... 442
M. a. Potter's Sohrab and Riistem. W. Crooke 445
Jessie L. Weston's Sir Cleges, Sir Libeaus Desconus. W, W Greg ...... 447
Alexander PuUing's The Sin of Witchcraft 448

Index 449
 
Rules and List of Members.

Index of Archæological Papers Published, 1900.

Contents, vii
List of Plates
I. Charm found at High Fernley Farm . To face page 93
II. Plan of the Long Ju-ju of the Aros . ,, ,, 169
III. Cottage with "Bogle "Charm, Nairnshire, N.B. „ ,, 275
IV. Specimens of "Trade" Charms . • j> n 338

ERRATA.
Page 169, Hne 11 from bottom, for nianher read nujiiber.
Page 174 ;;, for Albrigthon read Albrighton.
Page 192 «, for ** read *[*.