Balder the Beautiful, Volume I. A Study in Magic and Religion: the Golden Bough, Part VII., The Fire-Festivals of Europe and the Doctrine of the External Soul
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Balder the Beautiful, Volume I. A Study in Magic and Religion: the Golden Bough, Part VII., The Fire-Festivals of Europe and the Doctrine of the External Soul

By James George Frazer
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  • A STUDY IN MAGIC AND RELIGION
  • THIRD EDITION
  • PART VII
  • BALDER THE BEAUTIFUL
  • VOL. I
    • THE FIRE-FESTIVALS OF EUROPE AND THE DOCTRINE OF THE EXTERNAL SOUL
  • J.G. FRAZER, D.C.L., LL.D., Litt.D.
    • FELLOW OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE PROFESSOR OF SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL.
    • IN TWO VOLUMES
    • VOL. I
    • PREFACE
  • CONTENTS
  • CHAPTER I
    • BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH
      • § 1. Not to touch the Earth
      • § 2. Not to see the Sun
    • § 1. Not to touch the Earth
    • § 2. Not to see the Sun
  • CHAPTER II
    • THE SECLUSION OF GIRLS AT PUBERTY
      • § 1. Seclusion of Girls at Puberty in Africa
      • § 2. Seclusion of Girls at Puberty in New Ireland, New Guinea, and Indonesia
      • § 3. Seclusion of Girls at Puberty in the Torres Straits Islands and Northern Australia
      • § 4. Seclusion of Girls at Puberty among the Indians of North America
      • § 5. Seclusion of Girls at Puberty among the Indians of South America
      • § 6. Seclusion of Girls at Puberty in India and Cambodia
      • § 7. Seclusion of Girls at Puberty in Folk-tales
      • § 8. Reasons for the Seclusion of Girls at Puberty
    • § 1. Seclusion of Girls at Puberty in Africa
    • § 2. Seclusion of Girls at Puberty in New Ireland, New Guinea, and Indonesia
    • § 3. Seclusion of Girls at Puberty in the Torres Straits Islands and Northern Australia
    • § 4. Seclusion of Girls at Puberty among the Indians of North America
    • § 5. Seclusion of Girls at Puberty among the Indians of South America
    • § 6. Seclusion of Girls at Puberty in India and Cambodia
    • § 7. Seclusion of Girls at Puberty in Folk-tales
    • § 8. Reasons for the Seclusion of Girls at Puberty
  • CHAPTER III
    • THE MYTH OF BALDER
  • CHAPTER IV
    • THE FIRE-FESTIVALS OF EUROPE
      • § 1. The Lenten Fires
      • § 2. The Easter Fires
      • § 3. The Beltane Fires
      • § 4. The Midsummer Fires
      • § 5. The Autumn Fires
      • § 6. The Hallowe'en Fires
      • § 7. The Midwinter Fires
      • § 8. The Need-fire
      • § 9. The Sacrifice of an Animal to stay a Cattle-Plague
    • § 1. The Lenten Fires
    • § 2. The Easter Fires
    • § 3. The Beltane Fires
    • § 4. The Midsummer Fires
    • § 5. The Autumn Fires
    • § 6. The Hallowe'en Fires
    • § 7. The Midwinter Fires
    • § 8. The Need-fire
    • § 9. The Sacrifice of an Animal to stay a Cattle-Plague
  • CHAPTER V
    • THE INTERPRETATION OF THE FIRE-FESTIVALS
      • § 1. On the Fire-festivals in general
      • § 2. The Solar Theory of the Fire-festivals
      • § 3. The Purificatory Theory of the Fire-festivals
    • § 1. On the Fire-festivals in general
    • § 2. The Solar Theory of the Fire-festivals
    • § 3. The Purificatory Theory of the Fire-festivals
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