Modern Mythology eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 170 pages of information about Modern Mythology.
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Start of eBook1
INTRODUCTION1
REGENT MYTHOLOGY9
Autobiographical11
The Ugly Scars11
My Criticism of Mr. Max Muller12
Success of Anthropological Method12
Mr. Max Muller’s Reply13
THE STORY OF DAPHNE13
Tuna and Daphne15
Criticism of Tuna and Daphne17
The Explanation17
Disease of Language and Folk-etymology18
Mannhardt on Daphne20
THE QUESTION OF ALLIES20
Italian Critics20
A Dutch Defender20
Reply21
Professor Tiele on Our Merits22
Destruction and Construction22
Our Errors23
Uses of Philology23
Personal Controversy24
The Story of Cronos25
Professor Tiele on Sunset Myths26
Our Lack of Scientific Exactness26
My Lack of Explanation of Cronos27
My Crime27
My Reply to Professor Tiele28
Conclusion as to Professor Tiele28
MANNHARDT30
Moral Character Impeached30
Mannhardt30
Mannhardt’s Letters31
How Mannhardt differs from Mr. Max Muller32
Mannhardt’s Method32
Another Claim on Mannhardt33
What Mannhardt said33
My Relations to Mannhardt34
Mannhardt’s Return to his old Colours34
Mannhardt’s Attitude to Philology34
Irritating Conduct of Mannhardt35
Mannhardt on Demeter Erinnys35
Why Mannhardt is Thought to have been Converted37
Mannhardt’s Final Confession37
Mannhardt on Solar Myths38
The Golden Fleece40
Mannhardt’s Approach to Mr. Max Muller41
PHILOLOGY AND DEMETER ERINNYS42
My Theory of the Horse Demeter43
TOTEMISM44
Totemism Defined45
What a Totem is45
The Evidence for Sign-boards45
More about Totems47
Heraldry and Totems47
Gods and Totems47
An Objection47
A Weak Brother48
Mr. Frazer and Myself49
Greek Totemism49
Philological Theory50
Mr. Frazer on Animals in Greek Religion51
Aryan Totems (?)52
Mr. Frazer and I53
Mr. Frazer on Origin of Totemism54
Mr. Frazer’s Theory55
THE VALIDITY OF ANTHROPOLOGICAL EVIDENCE55
Positions which I never held56
Anthropological Evidence57
Mr. Max Muller’s Method of Controversy57
Mr. Max Muller on our Evidence58
The Test of Recurrences60
Bias of Theory60
Concerning Missionaries61
THE PHILOLOGICAL METHOD IN ANTHROPOLOGY61
Names of Savage Gods62
A Hottentot God63
Cause of our Scepticism63
Phonetic Bickerings64
Phonetic Rules64
Basis of a Science64
Philology in Action—­Indra65
Obscuring the Veda65
CRITICISM OF FETISHISM66
Dr. Oldenberg66
Comparisons, when odious66
A Question of Logic66
Anthropology and the Mysteries67
Abstract Ideas of Savages67
Perception of the Infinite68
Fetishism and Anthropological Method68
Origin of Fetishes68
‘Telekinetic’ Origin of Fetishism69
More Mischiefs of Comparison70
Still more Nemesis70
Conclusion as to our Method73
THE RIDDLE THEORY73
The Riddle Theory73
Mordvinian Mythology76
Lettish Mythology77
The Chances of Fancy78
ARTEMIS78
Artemis78
Otfried Muller80
Beast Dances81
The View of Classical Scholars81
Mr. Max Muller’s Explanation82
Wider Application of the Theory82
The Bear Dance83
THE FIRE-WALK84
Mount Soracte84
Hirpi Sorani84
Mannhardt’s Deficiency85
The Fire-walk86
Fijian Fire-walk87
Kling Fire-walk90
Tupua’s Incantation used in Walking Over the Uum-Ti.—­Translation92
Corroborative Evidence93
Bulgarian Fire-walk94
Indian Fire-walk96
Psychical Parallels97
Conclusion as to Fire-walk98
Psychical Research99
THE ORIGIN OF DEATH99
The Origin of Death100
Death, regarded as Unnatural100
Why Men are Mortal102
Savage Death-Myths103
The Greek Myth103
The Serpent104
Dualistic Myths105
Economic Myth105
Maui and Yama106
Maui Myths106
Yama107
Inferences108
The Stealing of Fire108
Prometheus109
Savage Myths of Fire-stealing109
Origin of the Myth of Fire-stealing110
CONCLUSION111
APPENDIX A:  The Fire-walk in Spain112
APPENDIX B:  Mr. Macdonell on Vedic Mythology112
FOOTNOTES112
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