Primitive belief 549 …the tiger is another of those dangerous beasts whom the savage prefers to leave alone, lest by killing one of the species he should excite the hostility of the rest. Frazer, The New Golden Bough.
Primitive belief 550 "…the Seminole Indians spared the rattlesnake because they feared that the soul of the dead rattlesnake would incite its kinfolk to take vengeance." Frazer, The New Golden Bough.
Primitive belief 553 "Cherokee hunters ask pardon of the deer they kill; if they fail to do so, they think that the Little Deer, the chief of the deer tribe, who can never die or be wounded, would track the hunter to his home by the blood drops on the ground and would put the spirit of rheumatism into him; sometimes the hunter, on starting home, lights a fire in the trail behind him to prevent the Little Deer from pursuing him." Frazer, The New Golden Bough.
Primitive belief 558 "It has been shown that the sharp line of demarcation which we draw between mankind and the lower animals does not exist for the savage." Frazer, The New Golden Bough.
Primitive belief 588 "…the result is an endless number of very unamiable devices for palming off on someone else the trouble which a man shrinks from bearing himself." Frazer, The New Golden Bough. Scapegoat?
Primitive belief 589 "In Vedic times a younger brother who married before his older brother was thought to have sinned in so doing, but there was a ceremony by which he could purge himself of his sin." Frazer, The New Golden Bough.