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An Introduction to Mythology

Page: 151

159-160
Pyrrha, 178

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QUEENSFERRY (Scotland), ceremony of Burry Man at, 135-137
Quetzalcoatl, as agricultural god, 129; in creation myth, 171; as
Mexican wind-god, 264-299
Qui-oki, Nottoway god, 305



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RA, Egyptian solar deity, 114, 115; as creator in form of Khepera, 163;
chief of Egyptian heaven, 199; described, 285
Ragnorök, Norse day of doom, 261
Raini, Mundruku creator, 183
Ramayana, the, Hindu epic, 256 et seq.
Rama, 256
Reinach, Salomon, his works, 84-85, 109
Religion, definitions of, 14; pre-animistic, 23; sacred and frivolous
in, 67; difference between myth and, 68; primitive, two great types
of, 82
Religion of the Semites, Robertson Smith's, 61, 83
Religious sentiment, survival of, 70
Researches into the Early History of Mankind, Tylor's, 55
Revue de l'histoire des religions, Tiele's, 65
Rex Nemorensis (King of the Wood), 79
Rhadamanthus, one of the tribunal of the Greek Underworld, 206;
ruler of Elysian Fields, 207
Rhea, wife of Cronus, 18, 134, 276, 277
"Rígsmál," Norse mythic book, 262
Rig-Veda, Indian sacred book, creation myth in, 159-160
Rites, myths of, classified, 157
Ritual, and myth, 89, 238 et seq.; movements, 239;
in folk-belief, 239-240
River Chaco Indians of South America, creation myth of, 183
Romans, their myth of origin of heroes, 149; soul myth of, 152;
fire myth of, 152; place of reward of, 153; moon myth of, 156
Round Table, King Arthur's, as the sun, 122
Rudra, Hindu deity, 132, 291; swallows universe, 163
Rumanians, dismemberment myth of, 146
Russians, dismemberment myth of, 146
Rustem, as sun-hero, 122

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SABITU, Assyrian sea-goddess, 252, 254
Sacred, idea of the, 33; sacred stones, 27
Sahagun, Father Bernardino, Spanish historian of Mexico, 263-264
Samoyede fetishes, 104-105
Satapatha Brahmana, Hindu sacred book, creation myth
in, 160 et seq.
Saturn, Milton on, 277; Keats on, 276-277
Savage and civilized myths compared, 71-72
Savage and irrational element in myth, 15, 16, 45, 51; Tiele
on, 65; Lang on, 67
Scandinavian creation myth, 170, 193-194
Schelling, Friedrich, on myth and national development, 46
Science, early, and myth, 20 et seq.
Science of Fairy Tales, Hartland's, 92
Science of Language, Sayce's, 223
Scotland, Faust legend variant in, 228-233; fisher beliefs of, 234;
boat-language of fishers of, 235; taboo of animal names in, 235;
May-time ceremonies in, 240 et seq.
Sea-gods, 125
Secondary myth, 90; frequently arises out of ritual, 238
Serpent, horned, in American myth, 307
Servius, his allegorical interpretation of the golden bough, 78
Shaddai, or Shedi ('my demon'), early form of Yahweh, 74
Shamans, of Chinooks, 303-304
Shamash, Babylonian god, 250, 288
Sheol, Hebrew Hades, 203-204
Shesu-Heru, 198
Shintoism in the Kojiki and Nihongi, 260
Shropshire Folklore, Burne's, 226
Shu, Egyptian god, 165; birth of, 163
Sidhe (fairy folk) in Irish myth, 295
Siegfried, 122
Sif, Norse goddess, wife of Thor, 294
Sigfusson, Sæmund, Norse historian, 261
Sigu, deity of Arawak Indians,
Sigurd, as sun-hero, 122
Sin, Scandinavian deity, 123
Sin, Babylonian moon-god, 288
Sir John Rowll's Cursing, mythological allusions in, 44-45
Sita, Hindu goddess, 256
Siva, Hindu deity, 291
Skasa-it (Robin) in myths of Chinook Indians, 302
Skrymir, Norse giant, 45
Sky, Egyptian ideas regarding, 165
Sky-god, and Lang's 'All-Father' deities, 74 n.; European, 89;
Sky-Father, 133
Slavonic place of the dead, 207-209
Smith, Professor G. Elliot, theories of, 36-37. 95-100
Smith, William Robertson, his theories regarding myth, 61-64;
on the non-religious character of myth, 61
Snorri Sturlason, Norse mythologist, 260
Socrates, on the analysis of divine names, 42
Solar myth, 36; Lang on, 54; its groundwork, 120-122
'Solar' theory, its mythological merits, 120
Solomon Islanders, death myth of, 151
Soma, 256, 291
"Song of Thrym, The," Norse mythic book, 262
Soul, early beliefs about, 22 et seq.; conception of, 59;
conception of, not essential to idea of god, 72; myths of,
classified, 151-152; search for, among the Chinooks, 303-304;
belief regarding, among Araucanian Indians, 313
South America, star myths of, 140-142; creation myths of, 177-179
Southern Cross (constellation), in South American myth, 141;
different conceptions of, 184
Southern Indians, death myth of, 151
Spencer, Herbert, his definition of religion, 14; his system of
mythology, 59; refutation of his theories by Lang, 60
Spirit, Tylor on, 59, 102; idea of, 102-104; distinction between,
and god, 128; idea of, connected with wind or breath, 298
Staden, Hans, on Tupi-Guarani beliefs, 183
Star myths, 140-142; classified, 156
Stars, personification of, 202
Stratification of myth, theory of, 81-82
Studies in Ancient History, McLennan's, 59
Subterranean passage, legend of, 227-228
Sun-gods, 118-122; in Peru, 119; later phases of, 119; in Egyptian
mythology, 119-120; animistic and anthropomorphic ideas of, 120;
myths classified, 155; worship in Mexico, 299-300; in America, 305
Supernaturalism, Marett's definition of, 24
Surya, Hindu deity, 289
Susa-no-o, Japanese deity, 260
Sym Skynar, 45
Symbolik und Mythologie, Creuzer's, 46
Synonymy, factor in formation of myth, 48


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TABOO, myths of, 143; myths of, classified, 150; of animal names
in Scotland, 235
Tacullies, creation myth of, 147
Taittiriya Brahmana, Hindu sacred book, creation myth in,

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