The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion (Third Edition, Vol. 4 of 12)
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The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion (Third Edition, Vol. 4 of 12)

By James George Frazer
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Table of Contents
  • Contents
  • Preface.
  • Chapter I. The Mortality Of The Gods.
  • Chapter II. The Killing Of The Divine King.
    • § 1. Preference for a Violent Death.
    • § 2. Kings killed when their Strength fails.
    • § 3. Kings killed at the End of a Fixed Term.
    • § 4. Octennial Tenure of the Kingship.
    • § 5. Funeral Games.
    • § 6. The Slaughter of the Dragon.
    • § 7. Triennial Tenure of the Kingship.
    • § 8. Annual Tenure of the Kingship.
    • § 9. Diurnal Tenure of the Kingship.
  • Chapter III. The Slaying Of The King In Legend.
  • Chapter IV. The Supply Of Kings.
  • Chapter V. Temporary Kings.
  • Chapter VI. Sacrifice Of The King's Son.
  • Chapter VII. Succession To The Soul.
  • Chapter VIII. The Killing Of The Tree-Spirit.
    • § 1. The Whitsuntide Mummers.
    • § 2. Mock Human Sacrifices.
    • § 3. Burying the Carnival.
    • § 4. Carrying out Death.
    • § 5. Sawing the Old Woman.
    • § 6. Bringing in Summer.
    • § 7. Battle of Summer and Winter.
    • § 8. Death and Resurrection of Kostrubonko.
    • § 9. Death and Revival of Vegetation.
    • § 10. Analogous Rites in India.
    • § 11. The Magic Spring.
  • Note A. Chinese Indifference To Death.
  • Note B. Swinging As A Magical Rite.
  • Addenda.
  • Index.
  • Footnotes
  • Credits
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