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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It nourished them and , so they imagined , saved them from the plague . It buoyed up their spirits and relieved fatigue . Water became stagnant and deteriorated on long trips across the seas , whilst beer not only kept its taste but ...
Animal - sacrifice , so man imagined , was a welcome food for the gods and gained their favour . Altars became the very pivot of worship . But the burning of beasts was far from pleasant , especially because of the stench it created .
We need little imagination to see in the red globe evidence of a flourishing practice . The sign represents a vessel brimful with patients ' blood . “ Here is the place where you can get reliefl ” , was the unspoken but once ...
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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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