The Evolution of the Dragon
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The Evolution of the Dragon

By Sir Grafton Elliot Smith
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Table of Contents
  • THE EVOLUTION OF THE DRAGON
  • PREFACE.
  • CONTENTS.
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
    • ILLUSTRATIONS IN THE TEXT.
  • Chapter I.
    • INCENSE AND LIBATIONS.[3]
    • The Beginning of Stone-Working.
    • The Origin of Embalming.
    • Early Mummies.
    • The Significance of Libations.
    • Early Biological Theories.
    • Incense.
    • The Breath of Life.
    • The Power of the Eye.
    • The Moon and the Sky-World.
    • The Worship of the Cow.
    • The Diffusion of Culture.
    • Summary.
    • APPENDIX A.
    • APPENDIX B.
    • APPENDIX C.
  • Chapter II.
    • DRAGONS AND RAIN GODS.[130]
    • The Dragon in America and Eastern Asia.
    • The Evolution of the Dragon.
    • The Dragon Myth.
    • The Thunder-Weapon.[203]
    • The Deer.
    • The Ram.
    • The Pig.
    • Certain Incidents in the Dragon Myth.
    • The Ethical Aspect.
  • Chapter III.
    • THE BIRTH OF APHRODITE.[235]
    • The Search for the Elixir of Life. Blood as Life.
    • The Cowry as a Giver of Life.
    • The Origin of Clothing.
    • Pearls.
    • Sharks and Dragons.
    • The Octopus.
    • The Swastika.
    • The Mother Pot
    • Artemis and the Guardian of the Portal.
    • The Mandrake.
    • The Measurement of Time.
    • The Seven-headed Dragon.
    • The Pig.
    • Gold and the Golden Aphrodite.
    • Aphrodite as the Thunder-stone.
    • The Serpent and the Lioness.
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