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Title: Curiosities of Superstition
And Sketches of Some Unrevealed Religions
Author: W. H. Davenport Adams
Release Date: December 5, 2012 [eBook #41566]
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Sketches of some Unrevealed Religions.
W. H. DAVENPORT ADAMS,
AUTHOR OF “HEROES OF THE CROSS,” ETC.
“To my mind there is no study more absorbing than that of the Religions of the World,—the study, if I may so call it, of the various languages in which man has spoken to his Maker, and of that language in which his Maker ‘at sundry times and in divers manners’ spake to man.”—Max Müller.
“Primus in orbe Deos fecit timor.”—Statius, Thebaid, 661.
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||Buddhism, its Origin and Ceremonies
||Magianism: the Parsees
||Hindu Mythology, and the Vishnu Purana
||In China: Confucianism, Taouism, and Buddhism
||Among the Malays, the Slamatan Bromok, the Dyaks, the Papuan Tribes, the Ahetas
||The Savage Races of Asia: the Samojedes; the Mongols; the Ostiaks; in Tibet
||Some African Superstitions
||The Zulu Witch-finders
||Zabianism and Serpent-Worship