Myth, Ritual and Religion, Volume 1 (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

Myth, Ritual and Religion, Volume 1 (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Andrew Lang

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Myth, Ritual and Religion, Volume 1 (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) by Andrew Lang

This panoramic 1887 study argues that a nation’s mythology evolves from more “primitive” forms—which is why certain aspects of mythology are irrational. This first volume explores definitions and systems of mythology, anthropology applied to mythology, totems, magic, metaphysics, nature myths, Indo-Aryan and Indian myths, Greek myths on the origin of the world, and “savage” myths.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781411460942
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 09/13/2011
Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 388
File size: 563 KB

About the Author

Andrew Lang (1844-1912) was a Scotsman, best known as the compiler of the dozen “colored” Fairy Books. A poet, novelist, literary critic, anthropologist, and historian, Lang was also a founder of psychical research. His books include The Princess Nobody (1884), Ballads and Verses Vain (1884), Letters to Dead Authors (1886), In the Wrong Paradise (1886), The Mark of Cain (1886), and many more.

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