Armenian Legends and Festivals
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Armenian Legends and Festivals

By Louis A. Boettiger
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Table of Contents
  • Preface
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Part One
  • Legends
  • Chapter I
  • The Geography of Armenia
  • Chapter II
  • Ancient Historical Legends
    • Section 1. The Legend of Haic
    • Section 2. The Legend of Ara and Semiramis
    • Section 3. Historical Background of the Legend of Ara and Semiramis
    • Section 4. The Legend of Vahakn
    • Section 5. The Historic Background of the Legend of Vahakn
    • Section 6. The Period of National Integration
    • Section 7. Legends of Artasches and Artavasd
    • Section 8. Conclusions
  • Chapter III
  • Legends of the Conversion to Christianity
    • Section 1. Pre-Christian Mythology and Religion
    • Section 2. Legends of Abgar, Thaddeus, and St. Bartholomew
    • Section 3. Legends of Rhipsime and Gregory
    • Section 4. The Armenian Church as a Social Force
  • Chapter IV
  • Locality Legends
    • Section 1. Ararat
    • Section 2. Khor-Virap and Erzerum
  • Chapter V
  • Interpretation and Conclusions
  • Part Two
  • Festivals
  • Chapter I
  • The Gregorian Church
  • Chapter II
  • Pagan Folk Festivals
    • Section 1. Vartavar and the Festival of Mihr
    • Section 2. The Day of the Dead and Vartan’s Day
    • Section 3. Fortune-Telling Day
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  • Chapter III
  • Christian Folk Festivals
    • Section 1. Christmas, Easter, and New Year
    • Section 2. Special Church Ceremonies
  • Chapter IV
  • Private Festival Occasions
    • Section 1. Baptism
    • Section 2. Betrothal
    • Section 3. Marriage
    • Section 4. Funeral
  • Chapter V
  • Summary
    • Conclusions
  • Bibliography
  • Research Publications of the University of Minnesota
    • Studies in the Social Sciences
    • Studies in the Physical Sciences and Mathematics
    • Studies in Engineering
    • Studies in the Biological Sciences
    • Studies in Language and Literature
    • Current Problems
  • Colophon
    • Availability
    • Encoding
    • Revision History
    • External References
    • Corrections
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