Curiosities of Superstition, and Sketches of Some Unrevealed Religions by Adams

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Author Adams, W. H. Davenport (William Henry Davenport), 1828-1891
LoC No. 17016017
Title Curiosities of Superstition, and Sketches of Some Unrevealed Religions
Contents Buddhism, its origin and ceremonies -- Magianism: the Parsees -- Jewish superstitions -- Brahmanism -- Hindu mythology, and the Vishnu Purana -- In China: Confucianism, Taouism, and Buddhism -- Among the Malays, the Slamatan Bromok, the Dyaks, the Papuan tribes, the Ahetas -- The savage races of Asia: the Samojedes; the Mongols; the Ostiaks; in Tibet -- Some African superstitions -- The Zulu witch-finders -- Zabianism and serpent-worship -- Polynesian superstitions -- The Fiji islanders -- The religion of the Maories -- The North American Indians -- Among the Eskimos -- A mediæval superstition: the flagellants -- Scottish superstitions: Halloween -- Second sight; divination; universality of certain superstitions; fairies in Scotland.
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Language English
LoC Class BL: Philosophy, Psychology, Religion: Religion: General, Miscellaneous and Atheism
Subject Folklore
Subject Superstition
Subject Religions
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EBook-No. 41566
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Copyright Status Public domain in the USA.
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