Primitive belief 685 " In folk tales the life of a person is sometimes so bound up with that of a plant that the withering of the plant will immediately follow or be followed by the death of the person." Frazer, The New Golden Bough.
Primitive belief 686 "The same bond, it is supposed, may exist between a man and an animal, so that the welfare of the one depends on the welfare of the other, and when the animal dies the man dies also." Frazer, The New Golden Bough.
Primitive belief 687 "The people of Leo believe that when one kills a crocodile in the river, one also kills a man in the village." Frazer, The New Golden Bough.
Primitive belief 693 " A tree which has been struck by lightning is naturally regarded by the savage as charged with a double or triple portion of fire…a plausible theory that the reverence which the ancient peoples of Europe paid to the oak was derived from the much greater frequency with which the oak appears to be struck by lightning…supposing that the great sky-god, whom they worshipped and whose awful voice they hear in the roll of thunder, loved the oak above all trees…and often descended into it from the murky cloud in a flash of lightning…." Frazer, The New Golden Bough.
Primitive belief 697 " …kindling of the bonfires was deemed a protection against conflagrations throughout the year." Frazer, The New Golden Bough.