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Index,

471

from sixpence blessed by seventh

son, Lewis, 371 ; water from

springs, 70 ; water from suicide's

skull, Ross-shire, 370 ; water

in which puppy boiled, 85-6 ;

water into which gold has

been thrown, Ross-shire, 371 ;

water in which bezoar stone

soaked, Malays, 399, 406-7;

seventh son can cure sick, Azores,

142, or seventh son of seventh

son, Ross-shire, 372-3 ; votive

offerings for cures, ancient Greece,

267,277

Mediterranean basin : Gorgon myth limited to, 213-4

Medusa myth, see Gorgon myth

Meetings, 1-7, 113-5, 209-11, 321-3

Melanesia : i,see also Fiji islands ; Louisiades ; Loyalty islands ; New Caledonia ; New Guinea ; New Hebrides ; Pines, island of ; and Solomon islands) ; classification of objects, 431 ; no totems, 259

Melchizedek, see King Melchizedek

Members deceased, i, 5, 114, 162-6

Members elected, i, 2, 11 3-4, 209, 321

Members resigned, 1-2, 5, 113

Men : birth during moon eclipse always of boy, W. Australia, 340 ; killed for offence before chief. New Caledonia, 252 ; stay till 7th day in house after death, Malta, 83

Mesembria : coins with solar wheel, 289

Messapians : votive offering after defeat of, Olympia, 266

Metals in folklore, see Iron ; Lead ; and Silver

Mexico : {see also Zapotec tribe) ; Indian folk beliefs, 202-3

Michaelmas Day : cakes for, Hebrides and Ross-shire, 381-2

Middlesex, see London

Mid-Lent Bonfire in Venice, 1819, by C. J. Tabor, 92

Milesians : bringers of Coronation Stone, 28

Miletus : statue of Chares at. 274

Milk : bewitching and protection of, Scotland, 97 ; not drunk, Malays, 391 ; offered to fairies, Ross-shire, 381 ; as omen of Grand Lama's birth, Tibet, 50 ; stolen by witch as butterfly, 182 ; of tigress in Malay tale, 391-2, 401

Milky Way : in folktale, W. Australia, 362

Millet : in connection with witch- craft, India, 408-9

Miltiades : figure of in votive offering, Delphi, 265, 273

Milton Common : folktales, 413-4

Mirror: as amulet, China, 1 15, 297

Mirzapur : folktales, 38

Mistletoe : in song, Christmas, Baldon, 177

Mkhoma : fetishism at, 61-3 (plate)

Molimo, see Morimo

Monastir : rural guards, customs of, 420

Mongolia : divinatory system, 431

Monkey : astragalus in divination, Basutos and Ba-Thonga, 122-3 ; bezoar stones from, Malays, 399 ; in folktale, Punjab, 112 ; in time cycle, China, 297

Monkton Farleigli, in Civil War, 179

Moon : Abraham not moon god, 198 ; cassia tree in, China, 296 ; eats kangaroos, W. Australia, 352 ; eclipses, explanation of and omens from, W. Australia, 340- 1 ; full, corroboree at, W. Australia, 360; hare in, China, 296 ; new, corroboree at, W. Australia, 360

Moose-deer : name of clan, of Sioux, 427

Morayshire : luck in fishing, 303

Morgain le Fay, 437-43

Morimo, Great Spirit of Bechuana, 205, 416-7

Morocco : selection of king by tribe,

37. .

Morrigan, Irish war goddess, 438

Morris dances, see Dances

Moth : black and white hawk-moths as omens, Malta, 85

Mother-of-pearl shells, see Shells

Motley colour : assigned to Zenith region of space, Zufii, 430

Mountain-ash : cows driven by switch of, Ross-shire, 379 ; charm against witchcraft, Scotland, 97 ; piece carried on fishing boats. Highlands, 302-3 ; sprig tied to cow's tail, W. Highlands, 96

Mountain lion : name of clan, Sioux,

Mountains : in amulet, China, 294 ;

corresponds to cardinal point &c.,

China, 431 Moqnt Sinai : election in abbey, 45