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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Thought to possess supernatural power and to work as a charm , this figure has featured prominently in the myths and traditions of many parts of the world . Egyptian astronomers taught the existence of nine spheres .
It was ruled by the planet Venus , whose influence was thought to be most fortunate . Named in honour of Freya , goddess of Love , it was a day most propitious for marriage . But in Christian lands Friday has always had a gloomy ...
The simple sign of the Star of David thus links ancient magical superstitions with memories of a spiritual battle , and recollections of a fight for survival with thoughts of the One God whose power extends to the ends of the earth .
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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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