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Apollodorus, Library (ed. Sir James George Frazer), book 3 (search)
these precautions and is found out, he is liable to pay compensation of a big mythun, a pig, one blanket, and one bead, whatever his means, to
the first man he brings ill-luck to by talking to him. Before the British occupation, if
the man, for any reason, could not pay the compensation, the other might make a slave of
him, by claiming a pig whenever one of his daughters married”
（W. R. Head, Haka Chin Customs, Rangoon, 1917, p.
44）. In the Himalayas certain
religious ceremonies are prescribed when a person has seen snakes coupling
（Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, 1884, pt.
i. p. 101; the nature of the ceremonies is not described）. In
Timorlaut, one of the East Indian Islands, it is deemed an omen of great misfortune if a
man dreams that he sees snakes coupling （J. G. F. Riedel, De
sluik- en kroesharige rassen tusschen Selebes en Papua, The Hague, 1886, p.