Golden Bough

ISBN-10: 0486424928

ISBN-13: 9780486424927

Edition: 2002 (Abridged)

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Description: A certain sacred tree was forbidden to the touch, save only for runaway slaves - if the slave could break off a branch - the golden bough- he could challenge the tree's attendant priest to mortal combat.

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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/6/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 768
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Introduction
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A Chronology of Sir James George Frazer (1854-1941)
The King of the Wood
The King of the Wood
Priestly Kings
Magic and Religion
Human Gods
Departmental Kings of Nature
The Worship of Trees
The Sacred Marriage
The Kings of Rome
The Succession to the Kingdom
The Burden of Royalty
The Perils of the Soul
Taboos
Killing the God
The Mortality of the Gods
The Killing of the Divine King
Temporary Kings
Sacrifice of the King's Son
The Killing of the Tree-Spirit
Adonis
Sacred Prostitution
The Ritual of Adonis
Attis
The Hanged God
Osiris
Feasts of All Souls
Isis
Mother-Kin and Mother Goddesses
Dionysus
Demeter and Persephone
Woman's Part in Primitive Agriculture
The Corn-Mother and Corn-Maiden
Lityerses
The Corn-Spirit as an Animal
Eating the God
The Flesh Diet
Killing the Divine Animal
The Scapegoat
The Transference of Evil
Ancient Scapegoats
Killing the God in Mexico
The Saturnalia
The Crucifixion of Christ
The Golden Bough
Between Heaven and Earth
The Seclusion of Girls
Balder's Fires
The External Soul
Death and Resurrection
The Golden Bough
Explanatory Notes
Index
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