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37, 39, 45, 52 ; Nudd, 37, 45, 52 ;

Zeus, 30-1 Water spirits : Nechta, Ireland, 31, 39 Wathi-Wathi tribe : marital terms and

organisation, 179 Weather-lore : {see also Mist ; Rain ;

Snow ; Storms ; and Wind) ;

weather spells, Iceland, 424-5 Wednesday : unlucky to begin or end

work, Cairo, 197 Week, days of, see under names Weir, Dr. H. H. : cat's cradle,

Korea, 82-3 Wells : Boyne from sacred well, Ire- land, 31 ; of St Kentigern,

Glasgow, 329 ; of St Maree, Ross- shire, 331 Wends : goat sacrificed, 276 Wer-beasts : Celebes, 262 ; Wales,

316 West Australia : need to investigate

tribes, 489 West Flanders, see Ypres Westfold : part of King Halfdan's

body buried, 419 West Indies, see Jamaica Westmeath, j^eDurrow ; Farbill ; Fir

Bile ; and Uisnech Weston, Miss J. L. : The Legend of

Merlin, 230-1 Westphalia : driving out the butter- fly, Feb. 22, 263 Wexford county, sec Barrow river Whale : in Icelandic saga, 391 Wheat : crown of wheatears, Ireland,

168 Wheatcroft : "wassail box," 349

(plate) Wherry, Miss B. , exhibit by, 7 Whipping, ceremonial, see Beating,

ceremonial Whitby : exhibits, 7 White : in cutting mistletoe, Gauls,

33 ; Nuada Necht, king of Ireland,

33 ; in plucking herb selago, 34 White animals, see Birds in folklore ;

Bull ; Cock ; Cow ; Crow ; Deer ;

Dog ; Dove ; Falcon ; Goat ;

Horse ; and Ox White Horse Vale : ' Blowing Stone. '

320 Widdershins : in magic, Iceland, 425 Wigtonshire, sre Galloway ; and

Kirkmaiden Wiltshire, see Hill Deverill Windle, B. C. A. : review by, — Hewat's Bantu Folk Lore, 248-51

Winds : [see also North wind) ; as- signed to totem kins, Australia, 118; nature spirits, 136; Odin a wind god, 389, 409 ; Valkyries wind ghosts, 409

Winter : (see also Midwinter ; and under months) ; buried or cast out in efiigy &c., 258; expulsion ceremonies at solstice, 262 ; feast and sacrifice of the Winter Nights, Iceland, 416, 418

Wiraidjuri tribe : totem and phratry, 246

Wise women : diviners at Yule &c., feasts, Scandinavia, 4 1 4- 5

Witchcraft : amongst Bantu, 249 ; amulets against, Italy, Spain, and Romans, 461-2 (plates)

Wives : husbands go to reside with, Paraguay, 123

Wizards : Australia, 125 ; elf-doctors, Ireland, 200-10; Equatorial Africa, 256 ; owl is wizard's messenger, W. Africa, 264 ; witch doctors, Bantu, 249-50, Tugela, 385, 483 (plate)

Woburn : great ash, 63

Wolf: (see also Wer-beasts); devil driven out as, Esthonia, 263 ; heart makes eater fierce, Upsala, 417 ; in poem of Taliessin, 37 ; in temple of Nodons, Lydney Park, 40

Women : (see also Catamenia ; Mar- riage customs and beliefs ; Mothers; Wise Women ; and Wives) ; as diviners, Scandinavia, 414-5 ; labrets, Manyika, 486 ; scarred, Manyika, 486 ; special side of kraal theirs, Manyika, 486, Zulus, 481-2; special place of burial, Zulus, 484

Wood gods : back-footed, Brazil, 131, 13s ; oak gods, 53

Wood-pigeon : mistletoe must pass through maw of, 447

Worgaia tribe : bull-roarers, 491 ; cor- roboree, 489-90 ; love charms, 491 ; totem centres but not sacred store- houses, 240 ; traces of churinga, 490-1

Workington : luck cup, 173

Wotjobaluk tribe : class system, IIO ; marital terms and organisation, 180

Wounds : magical protection against, Iceland, 423-4

Wren : in annual ceremony, Limousin, 273 ; carried to house of newly married, 279 ; in customs for newly-