Folk-Lore (1903)
Volume 14
1620610Folk-Lore — Volume 141903




The Transactions of the Folk-Lore Society

And incorporating The Arch^ological Review and The Folk-Lore Journal

VOL. XIV.— 1903.



DAVID NUTT, 55—57. LONG ACRE. 1903.





Fetish-Worship in Central Africa. Alexander Hetherwick 61

Transmigration Belief in East Anglia. P. J. Heather 63

Stray Notes on Oxfordshire Folklore, III. and IV. Percy Manning 65

The Festival of Uphelly A,' or the End of Yule. Editor 74

Extracts from Signor V. Busutil's Holiday Customs in Malta H. W. Underdown and Margaret Eyre 77

The Dog in Folk-Medicine. Percy Manning 85

Stray Notes on Oxfordshire Folklore, V. Percy Manning 167

Blessing the Geese. Charles J. Tabor 177

History and Tradition. Kate Lee 178

Death and the Herb Thyme. S. O. Addy 179

Some Chinese Folklore. A. R. Wright 290

Charms, &c., figured on Plate IX. R. C. Maclagan 298

Highland Fisher-folk and their Superstitions. Morag Cameron 300

Fishermen in the Faröe Islands. Elizabeth Taylor 306

The Story of Indra Bangsawan. A. S. Cumming 386

Witchcraft in Northern India. W. Crooke and K. N. Knox 407

Stray Notes on Oxfordshire Folklore, VI. Percy Manning 410


Folklore from the Hebrides: A Disclaimer. Allan Macdonald 87

The Fijian Fire-Walk. A. Lang 87

Fifth-of-November Customs. Mabel Peacock and C. S Burne 89

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

Harvest Bonfires in the East Riding. J. Nicholson 92

St. Mark's Eve (April 24th). Mabel Peacock 94

Land Rising Supernaturally. Mabel Peacock 181

Butterfly Charm. N. W. Thomas 182

Crescent Charms (Plate II.) A. C. Haddon 182

Oxfordshire Folklore. W. Henry Jewitt 183

Fifth-of-November Customs. W. Henry Jewitt, C. C. Bell and Mabel Peacock 185

An Episcopal Life-index. Mabel Peacock 188

Le Combat du Pére et du Fils. H. Gaidoz 307

Fetish-Worship in Central Africa. Alexander Hetherwick 309

Omamental Patterns and Reincarnation. A. van Gennep 312

Basutoland, its Legends and Customs. Minnie Cartwright (née Martin) 415

Totemism in New Caledonia. N. W. Thomas 418

The Vessel-Cup. Charlotte S. Burne 419

Jus Primes Noctis. M. Peacock 419


R. C. Maclagan's The Evil Eye in the Western Highlands; John Gregorson Campbell's Witchcraft and Second Sight in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland; and A. Goodrich-Freer's Outer Isles. John Abercromby 95

H. A. Rose's Popular Religion in the Punjab. W. Crooke 100

Nathan Söderblom's La Vie Future d'aprés le Mazdéisme à la lumiére des Croyances parallèles dans les autres Réligions. Alfred Nutt 104

Lord Avebury's The Origin of Civilization. A. C. Haddon 106

A. Nutt's Lady Charlotte Guest's Mabinogion. Margaret Eyre 107

Magnus Maclean's The Literature of the Celts. F. York Powell 108

Ch. Rœssler's Les Influences Celtiques avant et apres Columban. F. York Powell 109

Clara L. Thomson's Tales from the Faery Queen 110

Winifred Faraday's The Edda: The Heroic Mythology of the North. A. F. Major 111

W. Crooke's Folktales from the Indus Valley. Margaret Eyre 111

A. N. Wesselofsky's Zur Frage über die Heimath der Legende vom Heiligen Gral, and W. Staerk's Ueber den Ur sprung der Grallegende. Alfred Nutt 189

Anton Kippenberg's Die Sage vom Herzog von Luxemburg. F. York Powell 196

A. Jeremias's Im Kampfe um Babel und Bibel. Alfred Nutt 197

James Mew's Traditional Aspects of Hell. E. W. Brabrook 200

F. Starr's Physical Characters of the Indians of Southern Mexico, and Notes upon the Ethnography of Southern Mexico W. Crooke 202

Minnie Martin's Basutoland, its Legends and Customs. E. Sidney Hartland 204

M. C. Morris's Vowel Sounds of East Yorkshire Folk Speech; B. Kirby's Lakeland Words; Nathan Hogg's Letters and Poems; F. E. Taylor's Wit and Wisdom of the South Lancashire Dialect; and F. Edward Hulme's Proverb Lore 207

Jessie L. Weston's The Three Days' Tournament. W. P. Ker 313

Alfred Nutt's The Legends of the Holy Grail. W. P. Ker 315

T. K Cheyne and J. Sutherland Black's Encyclopœdia Biblica, Vol. IV. W. Crooke 315

H. C. Fanshawe's Delhi Past and Present. W. Crooke 317

Adolf Strack's Hessische Blätter für Volkskunde, Vol. I. N. W. Thomas 318

Élie Reclus's Les Primitifs. E. S. Hartland 320

S. Chalkley Gould's Early Defensive Earthworks; F. Elrington Ball's History of the County of London; and Eliz. Gallup's Bi-literal Cypher of Francis Bacon. L. Margaret Eyre 320

Andrew Lang's Social Origins, and J. J. Atkinson's Primal Law. Emile Durkheim 421

Emile Durkheim's L'Année Sociologique, 1901-1902. E. Sidney Hartland 426

P. J. Hamilton Grierson's The Silent Trade. A. C. Haddon 435

Lucy A. Paton's Studies in the Fairy Mythology of Arthurian Romance. Jessie L. Weston and Alfred Nutt 437

Emmeline H. Dewar's Chinamwanga Stories, and Florence M. Cronise and Henry W. Ward's Cunnie Rabbit, Mr. Spider, and the Other Beef. A. Werner 444

G. F. Abbott's Macedonian Folklore. W. H. D. Rouse 446

E. V. Anitchkoff's Vernal Ceremonial Songs in the West and among the Slavonians. W. F. Kirby 448


Charles Godfrey Leland. F. York Powell 162

Gaston Paris. Alfred Nutt 164

Index 449

Rules and List of Members.

Index of Archæological Papers Published, 1901.

List of Plates:—

I. Fetish Doll, Achewa Tribe, Central Angoniland. To face page 61

II. Crescent Charms in the Collection of Mr. E. Lovett. 65

III. Rood-screen in Charlton-on-Otmoor Church, with May Garland, 1846. To face page 170

IV. Whitsun Ale in Blenheim Park, 1826 To face page 175

V. The Well-house at Headington Wick Farm To face page 183

VI. The Arms of Sicily To face page 212

VII. Terra-cotta from Taranto, and Pompeian Door-handles To face page 217

VIII. Chinese Charms To face page 292

IX. Witch-stones, Amulet, and Fairy Arrows, from the Scottish Highlands To face page 298

X. Tribal Mark, Roebuck Bay To face page 327

XI. Tribal Mark To face page 329

XII. Tribal Mark, Lagrange Bay To face page 333

XIII. Tribal Mark, Gordon Bay To face page 351

XIV. Natives of West Australia (Roebuck Bay, 1899) To face page 354

XV. West Australian Objects in the Collection of Mr. C. J. Tabor To face page 365