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From cosmogony to exorcism in a Javanese genesis : the split seed

Author: Stephen Cavana Headley
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Series: Oxford studies in social and cultural anthropology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Stephen Headley translates and studies a Javanese ritual and myth, the birth of the man-eating demon, Kala. He shows that this genesis myth, with its movement from cosmogony to exorcism, constitutes  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Cavana Headley
ISBN: 0198234236 9780198234234
OCLC Number: 47939846
Description: xi, 250 pages : illustrations, [1] map ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Oxford studies in social and cultural anthropology.
Responsibility: Stephen C. Headley.

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