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The Life-Giving Myth

1st Edition

By A. M. Hocart

Routledge

254 pages

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Myths are the expression of a form of knowledge essential to life. Including mainly previously unpublished work by A.M. Hocart the book examines such issues as:

Why a queen should not have been married before; why a guest is sacred; why people are believed to have been turned into stone; how money originated.

These issues are considered as part of a socio-religious complex embraced in many parts of the world, both East and West. (There are chapters on the UK, India, Sri Lanka, Africa, Fiji, Egypt, and Ancient Greece).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC002000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General