Spirits of the Corn and of the Wild, Vol. 1 [The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion, Part V] 1935 James George Frazer


Title: Spirits of the Corn and of the Wild, Vol. 1 [The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion, Part V]

Author: James George Frazer

Description: Volume I only. Third Edition. Ex-library. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and gilt decorative bough design on front board. Some fraying to head of spine; call number labels on spines blacked out. Blacked out library stamps on all edges of text block. Library markings and previous owner's name on endpaper/ffep; otherwise, aside from a few usual library markings, pages are clean. Last couple pages have chips to their top edge. xvii, 319 pp. 8.7 x 5.8 inches. No index (appears in Volume II).

Contents: Dionysus; Demeter and Persephone; Magical Significance of Games in Primitive Agriculture; Woman's Part in Primitive Agriculture, The Corn-Mother and the Corn-Maiden in Northern Europe; The Corn-Mother in Many Lands (The Corn-mother in America, The Mother-cotton in the Punjaub, The Barley Bride among the Berbers, The Rice-mother in the East Indies, The Spirit of the Corn embodied in Human Beings, The Double Personification of the Corn as Mother and Daughter); Lityerses (Songs of the Corn Reapers, Killing the Corn-spirit, Human Sacrifices for the Crops, The Corn-spirit slain in his Human Representatives); The Corn-Spirit as an Animal (Animal Embodiments of the Corn-spirit, The Corn-spirit as a Wolf or a Dog, Cock, Hare, Cat, Goat, Bull-Cow-or-Ox, Horse or Mare, Bird, Fox, Pig, On the Animal Embodiments of the Corn-spirit). Note: The Pleiades in Primitive Calendars.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Fair
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Macmillan Company
Place: New York
Year: 1935

Keywords: paganism, anthropology, religion, comparative religion, mythology, Golden Bough, Dionysus, Demeter, Persephone, Lityerses, Greek gods, agricultural societies, Corn Mother, European, human sacrifice, animals,

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