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Index.

Members resigned, r, 2, 6, 129, 385

Menhirs, sec Stones

Menstruation, see Catamenia

Merionethshire, see Aberdovey

Merlin : The Legend of Merlin, by Miss J. L. Weston, 230-1 ; pro- phecies, 56

Mermaid : in amulet, Spain, 462 {plate)

Metals in folklore, see Gold ; and Silver

Mexico: calendar systems &c., 13; maize goddess Chicome coatl, 127

Mhars : scapegoat ceremony, 269, 274

Miach, son of Dian-Cecht, 29

Middlesex, see London

Midir the fairy king, 67, 153, 162, .167, 170, 336

Midsummer : {see also Midsummer Eve) ; sacrifice, Scandinavia, 417

Midsummer Eve : rushes offered to Manannan, Isle of Man, 141

Midwinter : {see also Christmastide) ; divination, Iceland, 414-5 ; Yule feasts, see Christmastide

Milesians : Bile, ancestor of kings, 59 ; Eber, leader of, 153 ; king Irel, 33 ; landing of, 164-5

Milk : curdled, baby fed w^ith, Bantu, 250-1 ; in nursing, amulets to in- crease, Italy and Spain, 468 {plate)

Millet : Kaffir beer prepared from, 481

Mincopies of Andaman islands, 120

Mindanao : negritos, 120

Mining customs and beliefs : oaths, Forest of Dean, 54

Minstrelsy, mediaeval, 380-1

Mirfield : wassailing, 350

Missel-thrush, see Thrush

Mist : brought by magic, 425 ; cast round Man by Manannan, 141

Mr. Clodd on Crystal-Gazing, by A. Lang, 231-3

Mistletoe : badge of Hays, 318 ; carved on tomb, Bristol, 323 ; ceremony of cutting, Gauls, 33-4, and Hays, 319-21 ; charm against glamour &c., Perthshire, 318-9; in coffin of Brigantian chief, 321 ; the 'golden bough,' Nemi, 444; King Gramofianz, 346-8 ; could not be harmed by fire or water, 445 ; medicinal, 322 ; from oak connected with sun, 320, and life- blood of oak, 445 ; must pass

through maw of birds, 447 ; in "wassail box," Yorkshire, 349

Mitres : Tibet, 3

Moa, Central Africa, 481

Modred, see Medrawt

Moharrem month : marriages &c. unlucky, Cairo, 196-7

Monday : nursery rhyme, Cairo, 197

Monmouthshire : (j'^^a/j^ Chepstow); fairies dance under female oak, 54

Montgomeryshire : blindfolding cus- tom, Shrove Tuesday, 275

Mooldtharp (bird) : driven away, S. Australia, 264 ; souls as, S. Aus- tralia, 264

Moon : ancestor of Rajput princes, 376 ; crescent amulets, Spain, 457- 60 {plates)

Moqui Indians : dances, i ; Cropping Animals' Ears, by J. Smeaton Chase, 72-3 {plate)

Moravia : harvest custom, 276

Morayshire : fairs, Tf^^l

More Cairene Folklore, by Prof. A. H. Sayce, 130, 191-200

Morgan le Fay, King Arthur's sister, 52, 340

Morgawse, sister of king Arthur, 51

Morocco : {see also Fez ; and Morocco city) ; five as protective number, 458 ; kotba, a burlesque festival, 506 ; rain, rites to obtain, 506 ; Spanish amulets show traces of Moorish occupation, 455, 458-9, 468-9 {plates)

Morocco city : burlesque festival, 506

Morrigu or Morrigan, The, 166

Moscow : marriage custom, 283

Moss : lines " wassail box," York- shire, 350

Mother-right: Australia, 1 1 7, 489; origin, 19; Paraguay, 123-4; primitive, 16-7

Mothers : of brides not at weddings, Zulus, 478 ; terms for, Australia, 302

Mountain ash : badge of Clann McLachlan, 453 ; berries attract birds, 447, food of fairies, Ireland, 442, and make intoxicating drink, 439 ; Standard of Fianna, 433

Mourie, see St Maree

Mouse : as local nickname, 23

Moy, country of the : in tale of Diarmuid and Grainne, 438

Moytura, battle of, 209

Mozabites, slayers of Ali, 507

Mucuna : seed as amulet, Spain, 467