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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The clock was stopped not to honour the deceased but to guard the living . The action told Death to get out of the house ; that , having done his nefarious work , the time of his rule there was over , and a new era of life was about to ...
But if we dig deep enough in search of the original coffin , pious considerations for the dead suddenly change into crude self - interest on the part of the living . Indeed , this was the prime motive in its invention .
Even after all other precautions had been taken , the living were still afraid that the dead person might , return and act against his former community . To make absolutely sure he stayed in his tomb , they weighed the soil down with a ...
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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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