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The Mandaeans of Iraq and Iran; their cults, customs, magic, legends, and folklore,

Author: E S Drower, Lady
Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1937.
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Drower, E.S. (Ethel Stefana), Lady, b. 1879.
Mandaeans of Iraq and Iran.
Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1937
(OCoLC)590406950
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E S Drower, Lady
OCLC Number: 4821581
Description: xxv, [1], 436 pages frontispiece, illustrations, 29 plates, folded plates (plans) 23 cm
Contents: The Mandaeans (or Subba) of Iraq and Iran --
Mandaean religious literature --
Ritual dress and insignia --
Lay life --
Marriage --
Cosmogony, astrology, and holy-days --
Baptism ---
The Manda or cult-hut --
The priesthood : consecration of the priest, or Tarmida --
The priesthood : the high priest or Ganzibra --
Death and rites for the souls of the dead --
Eating for the dead --
The Parsi ritual meals --
The Mandaean alphabet --
Legends, magic, and folk-lore --
Legends of creation, the flood, etc. --
Of Abraham and Yurba --
How Hibil Ziwa fetched Ruha from the darkness --
The story of Qiqel and the death of Yahya --
Nebuchadnezzar's daughter --
Sun stories --
The bridge at Shuster --
The fire-worshipper and Adam Bul Faraj --
How Dana Nuk visited the seventh heaven --
The millennium --
Concerning the mountain of the Maddai and how the Turks came to take it --
How the Mandai and their Ganzibra left the mountain for a better country --
The child conceived on the 29th night of the moon --
The Kanshi uZahla --
The hauntings --
The plague in Shuster --
The stone-throwing --
The Kaftār --
Bibi's sons and their strange adventure --
Shaikh Zibid --
Of beholding events in trance --
How evil spirits abuse the dead, etc. --
Men who have returned from death, etc. --
Of the power to see spirits --
The Simugh : the true history of Rustam and his son --
Hirmiz Shāh --
The man who sought to see sin, the moon --
The Simugh and Hirmiz Shāh.
Responsibility: by E.S. Drower ('E. S. Stevens').

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