Primitive belief 594 "Animals are often employed as a vehicle for carrying away or transferring the evil." Frazer, The New Golden Bough.
Primitive belief 598 "But perhaps the thing most commonly employed in
Primitive belief 601 "Sometimes, instead of chasing the demon of disease from their homes, savages prefer to leave him in peaceable possession, while they themselves take to flight and attempt to prevent him from following in their tracks." Frazer, The New Golden Bough.
Primitive belief 601 "When the Indians of New Mexico were decimated by smallpox or other infectious diseases, they used to shift their quarters every day, retreating into the most sequestered parts of the mountains and choosing the thorniest thickets they could find, in the hope that the small pox would be too afraid of scratching himself on the thorns to follow them." Frazer, The New Golden Bough.
Primitive belief 603 "When the festivities were over, all the people gathered together and expelled the spirits from the village by shouting, beating the posts of the houses, and overturning everything under which a wily spirit might be supposed to lurk." Frazer, The New Golden Bough.