Folklore of Wells
Being a Study of Water-Worship in East and West
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Folklore of Wells Being a Study of Water-Worship in East and West

By R. P. Masani
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Table of Contents
  • FOLKLORE OF WELLS
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS.
  • ILLUSTRATIONS.
  • INTRODUCTION.
  • PART I. FOLKLORE OF BOMBAY WELLS.
    • CHAPTER I. SANCTITY OF WATER.
    • CHAPTER II. WATER SAINTS.
    • CHAPTER III. PENALTY FOR DEFILEMENT.
    • CHAPTER IV. QUAINT PARSI BELIEFS.
  • PART II. WATER-WORSHIP IN EAST AND WEST.
    • CHAPTER V. THE MOST WIDE-SPREAD PHASE OF ANIMISM.
    • CHAPTER VI. CHRISTIAN TOLERANCE OF THE CULT OF WATER.
    • CHAPTER VII. HOLY WELLS AND TANKS.
    • CHAPTER VIII. HEALING WATERS.
    • CHAPTER IX. PROCREATIVE POWERS OF WATER SPIRITS.
    • CHAPTER X. WISHING AND CURSING WELLS.
    • CHAPTER XI. MALEFICENT WATER-GOBLINS.
    • CHAPTER XII. RIVER WRAITHS.
    • CHAPTER XIII. WHO WERE THE WATER DEMONS?
    • CHAPTER XIV. ANALYSIS OF THE BRITISH CULTS.
  • PART III. VARIED RITUALS AND OFFERINGS.
    • CHAPTER XV. WATER-DIVINING AND WELL-OPENING CEREMONIES.
    • CHAPTER XVI. DECORATIONS AND OFFERINGS.
    • CHAPTER XVII. RAG WELLS AND PIN WELLS.
    • CHAPTER XVIII. A MISUNDERSTOOD INDIAN CUSTOM.
    • CHAPTER XIX. ANIMAL DEITIES OF WATER.
  • FOOTNOTES
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