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Golden Bough. A Study in Magic and Religion. Part 4. Adonis Attis Osiris. Volume 2

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In "Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion", James Frazer delves deep into the realms of mythology, exploring the connections between various ancient deities such as Adonis, Attis, and Osiris. This fourth part of the series offers a comprehensive look at the rites and rituals associated with these figures, shedding light on the profound influence they had on the beliefs and practices of ancient civilizations.

Frazer's meticulous research and thorough analysis make this volume a valuable resource for anyone interested in the history of religion and the role of myth in shaping cultural beliefs. His writing is both engaging and informative, providing readers with a fascinating glimpse into the minds of our ancestors and the timeless stories that continue to resonate with us today.

Overall, "Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion" is a scholarly work that offers a wealth of knowledge on the subject of ancient mythology. Frazer's insights are invaluable, and his exploration of the Adonis, Attis, and Osiris mythologies is both enlightening and thought-provoking. This book is a must-read for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the enduring impact of these legendary figures.

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The sixth volume in the Golden Bough. Frazer continues into the second part of the compilation of analogies dealing with the recurring theme of the dying god. the worship of the dead, and dead kings. Extensive evidence is presented from the history of Egypt and what had been learned from archaeology in North Africa and the Mediterranean. The Egyptian calendar and festivals, the identify and personality of Osiris, and the relationship of the mother goddess, are discussed in length. - Summary by Leon Harvey

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