Primitive belief 203 " …explain the widespread custom of covering up mirrors or turning them to the wall when a death has taken place in the house…feared that the soul, projected out of the person in the shape of his reflection in the mirror, may be carried off by the ghost of the departed, which is commonly supposed to linger about the house until the burial." Frazer, The New Golden Bough.
Primitive belief 204 "As with shadows and reflections, so with portraits; they are often believed to contain the soul of the person portrayed." Frazer, The New Golden Bough.
Primitive belief 204 "…when Dr. Catat and some companions had photographed the royal family in the Bara country…they found themselves accused of taking the souls of the natives for the purpose of selling them…." Frazer, The New Golden Bough.
Primitive belief 204 "…it is a German superstition that if you have your portrait painted, you will soon die." Frazer, The New Golden Bough.
Primitive belief 216 "In such cases one motive for the inconvenient restrictions laid on the victors in their hour of triumph is probably a dread of the angry ghosts of the slain." Frazer, The New Golden Bough.