The native does not pry with any great interest into ongms except as they give a general warrant for his beliefs or customs; but he is really interested in the correctness of filiation, of the full and deliberate handing on of spells and rites. Traces of this we find in the mythological references contained in the spells; and still more perhaps in the interest shown in and consideration given to ancestral spirits. These receive oblations (cf. M .F. I and 26, Ch. II, Sec. 4), they are taken into the magician's confidence when some of his taboos are ritually lifted (cf M.F. 26 and Ch. V, Sec. 2) .