„The old notion that the savage is the freest of mankind is the reverse of the truth. He is a slave, not indeed to a visible master, but to the past, to the spirits of his dead forefathers, who haunt his steps from birth to death, and rule him with a rod of iron.“
— James Frazer, buch The Golden Bough
Chapter 3, Sympathetic Magic (See also: the Noble savage).
The Golden Bough (1890)