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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Originally , birthdays looked into the future and their celebration was regarded as ensuring continuation of life . It was held that life was renewed on that day , which was thought magically to repeat one's actual birth .
Primitive society looked on a dead body as something impure . To touch it , or even pass over its burial place , defiled . Thus , they marked graves with stones . These were meant to be a warning to passers - by to keep well away .
The best course was not to cut the hair at all which was soon looked upon as actually sacred and the seat of a god's spirit . If the hair was shorn , he would lose his abode and seek revenge . This explains why priests especially ...
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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
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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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