Modern Mythology
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Modern Mythology

By Andrew Lang
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  • Modern Mythology, by Andrew Lang
  • MODERN MYTHOLOGY
    • DEDICATION
    • INTRODUCTION
    • REGENT MYTHOLOGY
      • Mythology in 1860-1880
      • Autobiographical
      • The Ugly Scars
      • My Criticism of Mr. Max Müller
      • Success of Anthropological Method
      • Mr. Max Müller’s Reply
    • THE STORY OF DAPHNE
      • Mr. Max Müller’s Method in Controversy
      • Tuna and Daphne
      • Criticism of Tuna and Daphne
      • The Explanation
      • Disease of Language and Folk-etymology
      • Mannhardt on Daphne
    • THE QUESTION OF ALLIES
      • Athanasius
      • Italian Critics
      • A Dutch Defender
      • Reply
      • ‘Braves Gens’
      • Professor Tiele on Our Merits
      • Destruction and Construction
      • Allies or Not?
      • Our Errors
      • Uses of Philology
      • Personal Controversy
      • The Story of Cronos
      • Professor Tiele on Sunset Myths
      • Our Lack of Scientific Exactness
      • My Lack of Explanation of Cronos
      • My Crime
      • My Reply to Professor Tiele
      • Conclusion as to Professor Tiele
    • MANNHARDT
      • Mannhardt’s Attitude
      • Moral Character Impeached
      • Mannhardt
      • Mannhardt’s Letters
      • How Mannhardt differs from Mr. Max Müller
      • Mannhardt’s Method
      • Another Claim on Mannhardt
      • What Mannhardt said
      • My Relations to Mannhardt
      • Mannhardt’s Return to his old Colours
      • Mannhardt’s Attitude to Philology
      • Irritating Conduct of Mannhardt
      • Mannhardt on Demeter Erinnys
      • Mannhardt’s ‘Mean Argument’
      • Why Mannhardt is Thought to have been Converted
      • Mannhardt’s Final Confession
      • Mannhardt on Solar Myths
      • Mannhardt on Märchen.
      • ‘The Two Brothers’
      • The Golden Fleece
      • Mannhardt’s Approach to Mr. Max Müller
    • PHILOLOGY AND DEMETER ERINNYS
      • Mr. Max Müller on Demeter Erinnys.
      • My Theory of the Horse Demeter
    • TOTEMISM
      • Totemism
      • Totemism Defined
      • What a Totem is
      • The Evidence for Sign-boards
      • More about Totems
      • Heraldry and Totems
      • Gods and Totems
      • An Objection
      • A Weak Brother
      • Mr. Frazer and Myself
      • Greek Totemism
      • The Greek Mouse-totem?
      • Philological Theory
      • Mr. Frazer on  Animals in Greek Religion
      • Aryan Totems (?)
      • Mr. Frazer and I
      • Mr. Frazer on Origin of Totemism
      • Mr. Frazer’s Theory
    • THE VALIDITY OF ANTHROPOLOGICAL EVIDENCE
      • Anthropological Evidence
      • ‘Positions one never held’
      • Positions which I never held
      • Anthropological Evidence
      • Mr. Max Müller’s Method of Controversy
      • Mr. Max Müller on our Evidence
      • The Test of Recurrences
      • Bias of Theory
      • Concerning Missionaries
    • THE PHILOLOGICAL METHOD IN ANTHROPOLOGY
      • Mr. Max Müller as Ethnologist
      • Names of Savage Gods
      • A Hottentot God
      • Cause of our Scepticism
      • Phonetic Bickerings
      • Phonetic Rules
      • Basis of a Science
      • Philology in Action—Indra
      • Obscuring the Veda
    • CRITICISM OF FETISHISM
      • Mischief of Comparisons in Comparative Mythology
      • Dr. Oldenberg
      • Comparisons, when odious
      • A Question of Logic
      • ‘Scholars’
      • Anthropology and the Mysteries
      • Abstract Ideas of Savages
      • Perception of the Infinite
      • Fetishism and Anthropological Method
      • Origin of Fetishes
      • ‘Telekinetic’ Origin of Fetishism
      • Civilised ‘Fetishism’
      • More Mischiefs of Comparison
      • Still more Nemesis
      • For Us or Against Us?
      • The Fallacy of ‘Admits’
      • Conclusion as to our Method
    • THE RIDDLE THEORY
      • What the Philological Theory Needs
      • The Riddle Theory
      • Mordvinian Mythology
      • Lettish Mythology
      • The Chances of Fancy
    • ARTEMIS
      • Artemis
      • Otfried Müller
      • Beast Dances
      • The View of Classical Scholars
      • Mr. Max Müller’s Explanation
      • Wider Application of the Theory
      • The Bear Dance
    • THE FIRE-WALK
      • The Method of Psychical Research
      • Mount Soracte
      • Hirpi Sorani
      • Mannhardt’s Deficiency
      • The Fire-walk
      • Fijian Fire-walk
      • Kling Fire-walk
      • Tupua’s Incantation used in Walking Over the Uum-Ti.—Translation
      • Corroborative Evidence
      • The Fire-walk in Trinidad.
      • Bulgarian Fire-walk
      • Indian Fire-walk
      • Psychical Parallels
      • Conclusion as to Fire-walk
      • Psychical Research
    • THE ORIGIN OF DEATH
      • Yama
      • The Origin of Death
      • Death, regarded as Unnatural
      • Why Men are Mortal
      • Savage Death-Myths
      • The Greek Myth
      • The Serpent
      • Dualistic Myths
      • Economic Myth
      • Maui and Yama
      • Maui Myths
      • Yama
      • Inferences
      • The Stealing of Fire
      • ‘Fire Totems’
      • Prometheus
      • Savage Myths of Fire-stealing
      • Origin of the Myth of Fire-stealing
    • CONCLUSION
    • APPENDIX A: The Fire-walk in Spain
    • APPENDIX B: Mr. Macdonell on Vedic Mythology
    • FOOTNOTES
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