The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Vol. 2 (of 3) The Belief Among the Polynesians
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The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Vol. 2 (of 3) The Belief Among the Polynesians

By James George Frazer
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  • THE BELIEF IN IMMORTALITY
  • VOL. II
  • THE BELIEF IN IMMORTALITY AND THE WORSHIP OF THE DEAD
    • BY
  • Sir JAMES GEORGE FRAZER, F.R.S., F.B.A.
    • VOL. II THE BELIEF AMONG THE POLYNESIANS
  • MACMILLAN AND CO., LIMITED ST. MARTIN'S STREET, LONDON 1922
    • COPYRIGHT
  • PREFACE
  • CONTENTS
  • CHAPTER I
    • THE BELIEF IN IMMORTALITY AMONG THE MAORIS
      • § 1. The Polynesians
      • § 2. The Maoris of New Zealand
      • § 3. The Beliefs of the Maoris concerning the Souls of the Living
      • § 4. The Beliefs of the Maoris concerning the Souls of the Dead
      • § 5. Taboo among the Maoris
      • § 6. Conclusion
      • FOOTNOTES
    • § 1. The Polynesians
    • § 2. The Maoris of New Zealand
    • § 3. The Beliefs of the Maoris concerning the Souls of the Living
    • § 4. The Beliefs of the Maoris concerning the Souls of the Dead
    • § 5. Taboo among the Maoris
    • § 6. Conclusion
    • FOOTNOTES
  • CHAPTER II
    • THE BELIEF IN IMMORTALITY AMONG THE TONGANS
      • § 1. The Tonga or Friendly Islands
      • § 2. The Tonga Islanders, their Character, Mode of Life, and Government
      • § 3. The Tongan Religion: its General Principles
      • § 4. The Primary or Non-human Gods
      • § 5. The Temples of the Gods
      • § 6. Priests and their Inspiration
      • § 7. The Worship of the Gods, Prayers, and Sacrifices
      • § 8. The Doctrine of the Soul and its Destiny after Death
      • § 9. The Souls of the Dead as Gods
      • § 10. Temples and Tombs: Megalithic Monuments
      • § 11. Rites of Burial and Mourning
      • § 12. The Ethical Influence of Tongan Religion
      • FOOTNOTES
    • § 1. The Tonga or Friendly Islands
    • § 2. The Tonga Islanders, their Character, Mode of Life, and Government
    • § 3. The Tongan Religion: its General Principles
    • § 4. The Primary or Non-human Gods
    • § 5. The Temples of the Gods
    • § 6. Priests and their Inspiration
    • § 7. The Worship of the Gods, Prayers, and Sacrifices
    • § 8. The Doctrine of the Soul and its Destiny after Death
    • § 9. The Souls of the Dead as Gods
    • § 10. Temples and Tombs: Megalithic Monuments
    • § 11. Rites of Burial and Mourning
    • § 12. The Ethical Influence of Tongan Religion
    • FOOTNOTES
  • CHAPTER III
    • THE BELIEF IN IMMORTALITY AMONG THE SAMOANS
      • § 1. The Samoan Islands
      • § 2. The Samoan Islanders, their character
      • § 3. Houses, Agriculture, and Industries
      • § 4. Rights of Property
      • § 5. Government, Social Ranks, Respect for Chiefs
      • § 6. Religion: Gods of Families, Villages, and Districts
      • § 7. Priests and Temples
      • § 8. Origin of the Samoan Gods of Families, Villages, and Districts: Relation to Totemism
      • § 9. The High Gods of Samoa
      • § 10. The Samoan Belief concerning the Human Soul: Funeral Customs
      • § 11. The Fate of the Human Soul after Death
      • FOOTNOTES
    • § 1. The Samoan Islands
    • § 2. The Samoan Islanders, their character
    • § 3. Houses, Agriculture, and Industries
    • § 4. Rights of Property
    • § 5. Government, Social Ranks, Respect for Chiefs
    • § 6. Religion: Gods of Families, Villages, and Districts
    • § 7. Priests and Temples
    • § 8. Origin of the Samoan Gods of Families, Villages, and Districts: Relation to Totemism
    • § 9. The High Gods of Samoa
    • § 10. The Samoan Belief concerning the Human Soul: Funeral Customs
    • § 11. The Fate of the Human Soul after Death
    • FOOTNOTES
  • CHAPTER IV
    • THE BELIEF IN IMMORTALITY AMONG THE HERVEY ISLANDERS
      • § 1. The Hervey or Cook Islands
      • § 2. The Islanders and their Mode of Life
      • § 3. Social Life: the Sacred Kings
      • § 4. Religion, the Gods, Traces of Totemism
      • § 5. The Doctrine of the Human Soul
      • § 6. Death and Funeral Rites
      • § 7. The Fate of the Human Soul after Death
      • FOOTNOTES
    • § 1. The Hervey or Cook Islands
    • § 2. The Islanders and their Mode of Life
    • § 3. Social Life: the Sacred Kings
    • § 4. Religion, the Gods, Traces of Totemism
    • § 5. The Doctrine of the Human Soul
    • § 6. Death and Funeral Rites
    • § 7. The Fate of the Human Soul after Death
    • FOOTNOTES
  • CHAPTER V
    • THE BELIEF IN IMMORTALITY AMONG THE SOCIETY ISLANDERS
      • § 1. The Society Islands
      • § 2. The Islanders and their Mode of Life
      • § 3. The Religion of the Society Islanders
      • § 4. The Temples and Images of the Gods
      • § 5. The Sacrifices, Priests, and Sacred Recorders
      • § 6. The Doctrine of the Human Soul
      • § 7. Disease, Death, and Mourning
      • § 8. The Disposal of the Dead
      • § 9. The Fate of the Soul after Death
      • § 10. The Worship of the Dead
      • FOOTNOTES
    • § 1. The Society Islands
    • § 2. The Islanders and their Mode of Life
    • § 3. The Religion of the Society Islanders
    • § 4. The Temples and Images of the Gods
    • § 5. The Sacrifices, Priests, and Sacred Recorders
    • § 6. The Doctrine of the Human Soul
    • § 7. Disease, Death, and Mourning
    • § 8. The Disposal of the Dead
    • § 9. The Fate of the Soul after Death
    • § 10. The Worship of the Dead
    • FOOTNOTES
  • CHAPTER VI
    • THE BELIEF IN IMMORTALITY AMONG THE MARQUESANS
      • § 1. The Marquesas Islands
      • § 2. Physical Appearance of the Natives
      • § 3. Food, Weapons, Tools, Houses, Canoes, Fishing
      • § 4. Polyandry, Adoption, Exchange of Names
      • § 5. Amusements, Dancing-places, Banqueting-halls
      • § 6. Social Ranks, Taboo
      • § 7. Religion and Mythology
      • § 8. The Soul, Death, and Funeral Customs
      • § 9. Fate of the Soul after Death
      • FOOTNOTES
    • § 1. The Marquesas Islands
    • § 2. Physical Appearance of the Natives
    • § 3. Food, Weapons, Tools, Houses, Canoes, Fishing
    • § 4. Polyandry, Adoption, Exchange of Names
    • § 5. Amusements, Dancing-places, Banqueting-halls
    • § 6. Social Ranks, Taboo
    • § 7. Religion and Mythology
    • § 8. The Soul, Death, and Funeral Customs
    • § 9. Fate of the Soul after Death
    • FOOTNOTES
  • CHAPTER VII
    • THE BELIEF IN IMMORTALITY AMONG THE HAWAIIANS
      • § 1. The Sandwich or Hawaiian Islands
      • § 2. The Natives and their Mode of Life
      • § 3. Houses, Mechanical Arts
      • § 4. Government, Social Ranks, Taboo
      • § 5. Religion, the Gods
      • § 6. Priests, Sorcerers, Diviners
      • § 7. Temples, Images, Human Sacrifices
      • § 8. Festivals
      • §9. Death and Funeral Rites
      • § 10. Fate of the Soul after Death
      • FOOTNOTES
    • § 1. The Sandwich or Hawaiian Islands
    • § 2. The Natives and their Mode of Life
    • § 3. Houses, Mechanical Arts
    • § 4. Government, Social Ranks, Taboo
    • § 5. Religion, the Gods
    • § 6. Priests, Sorcerers, Diviners
    • § 7. Temples, Images, Human Sacrifices
    • § 8. Festivals
    • §9. Death and Funeral Rites
    • § 10. Fate of the Soul after Death
    • FOOTNOTES
  • NOTE
    • TABOO AMOUNG THE MAORIS
      • FOOTNOTES
    • FOOTNOTES
  • INDEX
    • THE END
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