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Myth, Ritual and Religion — Volume 1 by Andrew Lang
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MYTH, RITUAL, AND RELIGION

by Andrew Lang




Volume One




CONTENTS


PREFACE TO NEW IMPRESSION.

PREFACE TO NEW EDITION.

CHAPTER I. -- SYSTEMS OF MYTHOLOGY.

Definitions of religion--Contradictory evidence--"Belief in
spiritual beings"--Objection to Mr. Tylor's definition--Definition
as regards this argument--Problem: the contradiction between
religion and myth--Two human moods--Examples--Case of Greece--
Ancient mythologists--Criticism by Eusebius--Modern mythological
systems--Mr. Max Muller--Mannhardt.


CHAPTER II. -- NEW SYSTEM PROPOSED.