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" Among the Seminoles of Florida, when a woman died in childbirth, the infant was held over her face to receive her parting spirit, and thus acquire strength and knowledge for its future use... "
Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy ... - Page 387
by Edward Burnett Tylor - 1871 - 426 pages
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Myths and Myth-makers: Old Tales and Superstitions Interpreted by ...

John Fiske - Folklore - 1873 - 251 pages
...; and the Greenlanders, according to Cranz, reckon two separate souls, the breath and the shadow. " Among the Seminoles of Florida, when a woman died...acquire strength and knowledge for its future use Their state of mind is kept up to this day among Tyrolese peasants, who can still fancy a good man's...
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THE MYTHS OF THE NEW WORLD A TREATISE OF THE SYMBOLISM AND MYTHOLOGY OF THE ...

DANIEL G. BRINTON - 1876
...with Twle and hollow. lize their sterile wombs ; and when, among the Seminoles of Florida, a mother died in childbirth, the infant was held over her face...thus acquire strength and knowledge for its future use,1 So among the Takahlis, the priest is accustomed to lay his hand on the head of the nearest relative...
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The Gods and Religions of Ancient and Modern Times, Volume 2

De Robigne Mortimer Bennett - Mythology - 1880
...for several months was nevertheless still alive. Among the Seminoles of Florida, when a woman died ia child-birth, the infant was held over her face to...acquire strength and knowledge for its future use. It is said of the Fijians that they distinguish between a man's " dark spirit/' or shadow, which goes...
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Myths and Myth-makers: Old Tales and Superstitions Interpreted by ...

John Fiske - Folklore - 1882 - 251 pages
...Greenlanders, according to Cranz, reckon two separate souls, the breath and the shadow. " Among the Serninoles of Florida, when a woman died in childbirth, the infant...acquire strength and knowledge for its future use Their state of mind is kept iip to this day among Tyrolese peasants, who can still fancy a good man's...
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Myths and Dreams

Edward Clodd - Dreams - 1885 - 251 pages
...those about to die, in hope that the vital principle as it passed from the body would enter theirs. Among the Seminoles of Florida, when a woman died...acquire strength and knowledge for its future use. So among the Takahlis, the priest is accustomed to lay his hand on the head of the nearest relative...
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The Agnostic: A Monthly Journal of Liberal Thought, Volume 1

Agnosticism - 1885
...mouth. Among the Seminoles of Florida, when a woman dies in childbirth, the child is held over her mouth to receive her parting spirit, and thus acquire strength and knowledge for its future use. At the deathbed of an ancient Roman the nearest kinsman lent over to inhale the last breath of the...
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The Golden Bough: A Study in Comparative Religion, Volume 1

Sir James George Frazer - Dying and rising gods - 1890 - 816 pages
...being impregnated by the passing soul. Amongst the Seminoles of Florida when a woman died in childbed the infant was held over her face to receive her parting spirit.' The Romans caught the breath of dying friends in their mouths, and so received into themselves the...
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The Ghost World

Thomas Firminger Thiselton Dyer - Ghosts - 1898 - 447 pages
...that the vital principle might be transferred from one person to another; and, among the Scminolcs of Florida, when a woman died in childbirth, the infant...held over her face to receive her parting spirit. Algonquin women, desirous of becoming mothers, flocked to the bed of those about to die, in the hope...
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The Idea of God and the Moral Sense in the Light of Language ..., Volumes 1-2

Herbert Baynes - Comparative linguistics - 1895 - 343 pages
...identical. Of the Seminoles of Florida we are told that, 'when a woman dies in childbirth the infant is held over her face to receive her parting spirit,...acquire strength and knowledge for its future use.' At the death-bed of an old Roman the nearest kinsman used to lean over — et excipies bane auimam...
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Myths and Myth-makers: Old Tales and Superstitions Interpreted by ...

John Fiske - Folklore - 1898 - 251 pages
...Greenlanders, according to Cranz, reckon two separate souls, the breath and the shadow. " Among the Seininoles of Florida, when a woman died in childbirth, the infant...acquire strength and knowledge for its future use Their state of mind is kept up to this day among Tyrolese peasants, who can still fancy a good man's...
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