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The golden bough : a study in comparative religion

Author: James George Frazer
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Topbooks, 2013. ©2012
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Frazer's groundbreaking study of myth and magic was among the first works of trans-historical anthropology, examining the world-wide beliefs in magic held by ancient peoples, and illuminating the ancient practices of nature worship, the myths of the dying god, and the divine sacrifice of kings.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James George Frazer
ISBN: 9781482088274 1482088274
OCLC Number: 995047900
Description: 439 pages ; 28 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. The king of the wood --
Ch. 2. Priestly kings --
Ch. 3. Sympathetic magic --
Ch. 4. Magic and religion --
Ch. 5. The magical control of the weather --
Ch. 6. Magicians as kings --
Ch. 7. Incarnate human gods --
Ch. 8. Departmental kings of nature --
Ch. 9. The worship of trees --
Ch. 10. Relics of tree worship in modern Europe --
Ch. 11. The influence of the sexes on vegetation --
Ch. 12. The sacret marriage --
Ch. 13. The kings of Rome and Alba --
Ch. 14. Succession to the kingdom in ancient Latium --
Ch. 15. The worship of the oak --
Ch. 16. Dianus and Diana --
Ch. 17. The burden of royalty --
Ch. 18. The perils of the oul --
Ch. 19. Tabooed acts --
Ch. 20. Tabooed persons --
Ch. 21. Tabooed things --
Ch. 22. Tabooed words --
Ch. 23. Our debt to the savage --
Ch. 24. The killing of the divine king --
Ch. 25. Temporary kings --
Ch. 26. Sacrifice of the king's son --
Ch. 27. Succession to the soul --
Ch. 28. The killing of the tree-spirit --
Ch. 29. The myth of Adonis --
Ch. 30. Adonis in Syria --
Ch. 31. Adonis in Cyprus --
Ch. 32. The ritual of Adonis --
Ch. 33. The gardens of Adonis --
Ch. 34. The myth and ritual of Attis --
Ch. 35. Attis as a god of vegetation --
Ch. 36. Human representatives of Attis --
Ch. 37. Oriental religions in the West --
Ch. 38. The ritual of Osiris --
Ch. 40. The nature of Osiris --
Ch. 41. Isis --
Ch. 42. Osiris and the sun --
Ch. 43. Dionysus --
Ch. 44. Demeter and Persephone --
Ch. 45. Corn-mother and corn-maiden in N. Europe --
Ch. 46. Corn-mother in many lands --
Ch. 47. Lityerses --
Ch. 48. The corn-spirit as an animal --
Ch. 49. Ancient deities of vegetation as animals --
Ch. 50. Eating the god --
Ch. 51. Homeopathic magic of a flesh diet --
Ch. 52. Killing the divine animal --
Ch. 53. The propitiation of wild animals by hunters --
Ch. 54. Types of animal sacrament --
Ch. 55. The transference of evil --
Ch. 56. The public expulsion of evils --
Ch. 57. Public scapegoates --
Ch. 58. Human scapegoates in classical antiquity --
Ch. 59. Killing the god in Mexico --
Ch. 60. Between heaven and earth --
Ch. 61. The myth of balder --
Ch. 62. The fire-festivals of Europe --
Ch. 63. The interpreetation of the fire-festivals --
Ch. 64. The burning of human being in the fires --
Ch. 65. Balder and the mistletoe --
Ch. 66. The external soul in folk-tales --
Ch. 67. The external soul in folk-custom --
Ch. 68. The golden bough --
Ch. 69. Farewell to Nemi.
Responsibility: by James George Frazer.

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Frazer's groundbreaking study of myth and magic was among the first works of trans-historical anthropology, examining the world-wide beliefs in magic held by ancient peoples, and illuminating the ancient practices of nature worship, the myths of the dying god, and the divine sacrifice of kings.

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