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GENERAL INDEX

bee priestesses, 267

Bellerophon, 128

belomancy, 226

Bible, divination from verses of, 211

birds as totems or crests, 247

ritual feeding of, 251

in weather magic, 257, 259, 261

bring the seasons, 258

said to hibernate, 261

know everything, 250

emissaries of magicians, 60, 257, 258

associated with twins and culture heroes, 257

associated with Greek deities, 255, 256

alleged bird cults in the Aegean,

251 birds and pillars in Kretan art,

252, 253 the relation of birds to stars,

261 foil, bird form of gods and goddesses,

250

bird form of water spirits, 138 epiphanies of Greek deities in

bird form, 255 bird names of kings and heroes,

264 foil., 277-282 bird language, knowledge of, 83,

88, 249 Bisalti, 224

Black Agnes of Dunbar, 60 blind prophets, 77, 78, 79 blood of lamb drunk by priestess

at Argos, 126

of bull at Aigai, 102, 106, 126 of witch drunk as charm, 46 divination by blood of victim, 186 use of blood in necromancy, 241,

242

blood-bond in witchcraft, 21 blood-guilt, cleansing of, 63 blood-letting as witchcraft charm, 21 Bomor, 63 book, prophetic, 93

traditional, 93 Book of the Dead, 37 Boswell, 32 bottomless lakes, 121

Bouch£ Leclerq, 4, 58, 89, 143,

188, 221, 249, 270 Bourina, 119 bowl of liquid, divination in, 145

of water used in drawing lots, 148 boys as instruments in lekanomancy,

160 foil.

Branches, 70, 82 Brizo, 133 Brunne, de, 23 Budjan, 86 Bukerais, 119

bull's blood drunk by priestess at Aigai, 102, 106, 126

supposed to be poisonous, 106 Buraikos, 212 burial service as spell, 37 buried treasure known to birds, 250 Burle, Das, 38

Caere, kleromancy at, 216

story of name C., 229 Caesar, 199

cakes offered to rivers, 113 Canens, 265

canon of prophetic books, 93 Carmenta, 49 Carneades, 54

Cauldron of the Palikoi, 114 cave, Charonian cave at Acharaka, 130

Diktaian, 91

Idaean, 92

of the Sphragitides, 139 Chaeronea, worship of sceptre at,

67

chained statues of deities, 17 Chalkedon, 117 Chalkon, 119

change of sex at initiation of shamans, 90

stories of change of sex, 71, 84 chanting of incantations, 24 Chariklo, 78, 80 charlatans, 28, 97 Charonia.n Cave at Acharaka, 130 Cheiron, 71 children born from springs, 122

divination from play of, 231 Chloris, So

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