Folk Lore

Superstitious Beliefs in the West of Scotland within This Century

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Author: James Napier
Published: 1879
Language: English
Wordcount: 53,798 / 160 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 47.1
LoC Category: GR
Downloads: 2,720
Added to site: 2005.05.08
mnybks.net#: 620
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Myth
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human attributes--having human appetites, passions, and affections. Some of these were local deities, others provincial, others national, and others again phenomenal: every human emotion, passion and affection, every social circumstance, public or private, was under the control or guardianship of one or more of these divinities, who claimed from men suitable honour and worship, the omission of which honour and worship was considered to be not only offensive to the divinities, but as likely to be followed by punishment. The vengeance of the deities was thought to be avertable by the performance of certain propitiatory deeds, or by offering certain sacrifices. The kind of sacrifice required had relation to the particular department over which the divinity was supposed to be guardian; and these deeds and sacrifices were in many cases most gross and offensive to morality. The phenomena of nature, being under the direction of one or more divinities, every aspect of nature was regarded as an expression of anger or

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