In the beginnings; early man and his gods.

New York, Putnam [1963] .

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Subjects Religion.
Description 575 pages illustrations, maps 24 cm
Copyright Date [1963]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 539-558).
Summary Comprehensive study of religious beliefs and practices among primitive peoples the world over throughout the ages.
Contents Paleolithic Europe. What is religion? ; Skulls and bear cult ; Hunting magic and Venus statuettes ; Painted pebbles -- The Near East. Earth mother and bearded bull ; Divine heroes of the fertile plain ; The one God and the many -- Europe: Neolithic to Iron Age. Picture book without a text ; Earth mother to owl-faced Athena ; Neolithic island cathedrals ; Megalithic missionaries ; Sex, stags and sun ships ; The magic of the otherworld ; The magic of the clan ; Smiling at death ; Binding on both parties -- Asia. Painted pottery and ritual bath ; Despoilers of the cities ; A world of animal shapes ; Oracle bones and grandfather Tuesday -- Africa. The eye of the falcon ; The mantis and his friends ; Spirits of the rain forest ; The tyranny of the tree ; "You will eat grasshoppers ..." ; The divine rain king ; The sacred dung heap ; Souls in stools -- The Pacific. "I am throwing up my headdress ..." ; Rice spirits and severed heads ; The magic of the arrow ; The eternal dream time ; The power of mana ; Status ritual and ancestor skulls ; Journey to the otherworld -- The Americas. The realm of Sedna ; The cannibal at the north end of the world ; The trickster and dictates of the dream ; Dancing gods ; Butterflies and skulls ; Jaguar in the sky ; The golden crocodile ; "I, your food, have come!" ; Big fox and the war of the sexes ; What happened in early religion.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)523235
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WorldCat Identities Hays, H. R. 1904-1980.
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