Curiosities of Superstition: And Sketches of Some Unrevealed Religions

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The Floating Press, Dec 1, 2012 - Religion - 390 pages
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Interested in learning more about the religious rites, beliefs and practices of different cultures around the world? Check out W. H. Davenport Adams' Curiosities of Superstition. This important early work of comparative religious study highlights similarities and differences of sacred practices throughout history and around the globe.
 

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Contents

Curiosities of Superstition
4
Its Origin and Ceremonies
5
The Parsees
53
Chapter III Jewish Superstitions
81
Chapter IV Brahmanism
100
And the Vishnu Purana
118
Confucianism Taouism and Buddhism
141
The Slamatan Bromok The Dyaks The Papuan Tribes The Ahetas
167
Chapter XI Zabianism and SerpentWorship
219
Chapter XII Polynesian Superstitions
251
Chapter XIII The Fiji Islanders
269
Chapter XIV The Religion of the Maories
282
Chapter XV The North American Indians
297
Chapter XVI Among the Eskimos
321
The Flagellants
326
Halloween
336

The Samojedes The Mongols The Ostiaks In Tibet
183
Chapter IX Some African Superstitions
202
Chapter X The Zulu WitchFinders
212
Divination Universality of Certain Superstitions Fairies in Scotland
351
Endnotes
382
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