The Sacred Tree in Religion and Myth

The Sacred Tree in Religion and Myth

by J.H. Philpot


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The Sacred Tree in Religion and Myth by J.H. Philpot

Alleged by ancient cultures around the world to possess both divine and demonic aspects, trees have frequently been linked with cult worship and pagan rituals. This volume focuses on the subject with lively insight, examining topics ranging from the deity-inhabited sycamores worshipped in Egypt to the dreaded moss-women in Central Germany.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486436128
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 05/11/2004
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.42(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter ITree-Worship--Its Distribution and Origin
Chapter IIThe God and the Tree
Chapter IIIWood-Demons and Tree-Spirits
Chapter IVThe Tree in Its Relation to Human Life
Chapter VThe Tree as Oracle
Chapter VIThe Universe-Tree
Chapter VIIParadise
Chapter VIIIMay Celebrations
Chapter IXChristmas Observances

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