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An Introduction to Mythology

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Boreas, Harris on, 95; as wind in Greek myth, 133
Bornean ideas of after-life, 216-217
Bororo Indians and Milky Way, 141
Borvo, Celtic (Gaulish) god, 294
"Bragaræthur," the, a portion of the Edda, 260
Brahma, Hindu deity, 115, 256, 290-291; as creator, 160, 162;
his mythological side, 291
Brahmanas, savagery in, 20
Bran, British deity, 296
Brasseur de Bourbourg, Abbé, French translator of Popol Vuh,
187-188, 290
Brazilian Indians, earth myth of, 134; fire myth of, 139; moon
myth of, 156
Bres, Celtic god, 295
Bretons, fire-stealing myth of, 149
"Brewing of Ægir, The," Norse myth, 262
Brigit, Irish goddess, 296
Brinton, Professor D. G., his Myths of the New World, 190-191;
mentioned by Leland, 270
Britain, totems in, 28
British gods, 296 et seq.
Brounger, myth of, 26; folk-song on, 27 et seq.
Browny, a goblin, 44
Bryant, Jacob, his Analysis of Ancient Mythology, 46
Buddhists, place of reward of, 153
Bull-roarer, 19; gods evolved from, 24
Buri, Norse primeval deity, 170
Burnt-offerings to spirits, 106-107
Burry Man, the, 135-137
Bushmen, myth of Kwai Hemm among, 19; dismemberment myth
among, 146; creation myth of, 147; myth of origin of man of,
148; culture myth of, 150; death myth of, 151; star myth
of, 156; moon myth of, 156
Buyán, isle of, 208

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CABRAKAN, earth-giant in Kiche myth, 265 et seq.
Cadmus, Greek solar hero, 122
Cahrocs, fire-stealing myth of, 149
Californian Indian creation myths, 180
Camulos, Celtic (Gaulish) tribal god, 294
Carayas Indians, culture myth of, 150
Caribs (Bakairi), their name for Earth-Mother, 134; name for
Milky Way, 141; (of Guiana) star myth of, 142; (Antillean)
beast myth of, 145; dismemberment myth of, 146; culture myth
of, 150; flood myth of, 153; place of reward of, 154; place
of punishment of, 154; creation myths of, 182
Castor and Pollux, their human form, 156
Caturix, Gaulish war-god, 294
Celtic myth of origin of heroes, 149; culture myth, 150; place
of reward, 153; place of punishment, 154; adventures in
Underworld, 155; sun myth, 155; creation myth, 169, 194;
Otherworld, 209-210; mythic system described generally, 294
et seq.
Centeotl, Mexican maize-god, 134
Central Africans, death myth of, 151
Centzon Mimizcoa, Mexican name for the star-spirits, 211
Cephalus as sun, 50
Cerberus, dog guardian of Latin Hades, 44
Ceremonies representing details of myths, 87
Cherokee Indians, culture myth of, 150
Chiapas Indians, culture myth of, 150
Chicomecohuatl, Mexican maize-goddess, 299
Childhood, conservatism of, 64
Childhood of Fiction, Macculloch's, 222
Chinese creation myth, 166-167, 193
Chinook Indians, myths of, 31, 300-304; beast myth of, 145; myth of
journey through Underworld of, 155; food of the dead myth of, 155;
idea of after-life among, 213-214; mythic system of, 300-304
Chippeway Indian belief in after-life, 212
Choctaw Indians, myths of, 304; creation myth of, 306-307;
Paradise of, 307; priests of, 308
Cingalese, soul myth of, 152
Cipactli animal in Mexican myth, 98
Classification of myth, 138 et seq.
Codex Regius, MS. of the Edda, 261-262
Coem, hero of Tupi-Guarani Indians, 183
Comes, Natalis, his interpretation of myth, 45
Compact with gods, 112-113, 117-118
Comparative mythology, 47
Comparative religion, 13
Comparative tables of myths, 144-157
Complementary process in folklore, 233
Con or Cun, thunder-god of the Collao of Peru, 309, 310
Conservatism of childhood, 64
Cook, Professor A. B., 89
Copacahuana, fish-goddess of Peruvians, 125-126, 315
Corn-sheaf, rites connected with, 128
Corn-spirit, 113-114; distinction between, and god, 128;
abode of, 129-130; as ruler of Underworld, 218
Cosmic egg in Japanese myth, 168
Cosmogony generally, see Chapter VI, pp. 158 et seq.; also
Creation myths
Cosmogonies, relationship of, 187-193
'Covent Garden' school of mythology, 75
Cox, Rev. Sir G. W., advocates universality of the sun myth, 50;
on relationship of mythology to folklore, 223
Coyote, evil principle in Maidu
Indian creation myth, 180
Creation myths generally, see Chapter VI, pp. 158 et seq.;
Babylonian, 34-35, 165-166; table of, 146-147; Egyptian, 163-165;
Chinese, 166-167; Jewish, 167; Japanese, 168; Iranian, 169;
Celtic, 169; Norse, 170; Mexican, 171-172; Peruvian, 173; American
Indian, 174-186; South American, 177-179relationship of, 187-193;
conclusions on, 192-194; of the Choctaw Indians, 306-307
Creation Myths of Primitive America, Curtin's,

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