How Did it Begin?: Customs & Superstitions, and Their Romantic Origins, Volumul 10
D. McKay Company, 1966 - 352 pagini
Customs, superstitions, habits, and expressions that abound in daily life in such areas as etiquette, birth, marriage, death, fashions, medicine, magic, sports, religion, and the Armed Forces. Highly entertaining as well as informative.
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These agencies , sailors believed , hovered all over the sea and peopled ships . They could cause terror and destruction . One way of dissuading them from evil intention was sympathetic magic , of the potency of which primitive man was ...
It was believed that the stork once had been a human being . Finally , there was the fact that storks loved water and frequented swamps , marshes and ponds . Ancient tradition held that it was in those watery places that the souls of ...
It also was believed formerly that the sacred unguent permanently immunized the king from the influence of harmful spirits . It served as a magical , protective armour against any kind of evil forces . Hedging the king with an invisible ...
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LibraryThing ReviewComentariu Utilizator - TheDivineOomba - LibraryThing
This is a book that was a product of its times - it has some interesting facts, but the author is of a different age - for example, he kept referring to "primitive people". Also, a few things were ... Citește recenzia completă
LibraryThing ReviewComentariu Utilizator - -sunny- - LibraryThing
A good collection of different beliefs, customs, and superstitions, with good explanations of origin and significance through the ages. I read this partly for bits of information that might make good ... Citește recenzia completă
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