Iconography Of Religions

Author: Inge Kleivan
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Includes sections on ethnographic descriptions, general observations about the religion of the Eskimos, rites of passage in the individual's life cycle, hunting rituals, ritual behaviour in social conflict, the shaman, the world picture, ...

Iconography Of Religions

Author: Henri Albert van Oort
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Sung period 960-1279, Yuan period 1280-1368 From the twelfth century the
decay of philosophical Buddhism in China set in and Buddhism — in general —
became slowly a folk-religion with little profoundness but with much rituaI. Many
supernatural stories were based on Mahayana. They inspired artists to represent
in statues or paintings the numerous deities and other creatures. As a folk-
religion Buddhism did not remain pure either, as quite a few deities were
assimilated or ...

Iconography Of Religions

Author: Armin W. Geertz
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Hopi Indian altar iconography Armin W. Geertz. The fertility of vegetation in
general is symbolized by the several double paahos. Concerning the animals of
the hunt: the presence of the antelope heads refer to the namesake of the society,
but also to the wild game. Although the Spider Clan owned the Antelope
Ceremony at Orayvi, it is the Horn-Millet Phratry which has the antelope as its
clan animai. At any rate, the ceremony has, as one of its purposes, to increase
the growth of the ...

Iconography Of Religions

Author: Joachim Karl Bautze
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ON THE ICONOGRAPHY OF THE TERRACOTTAS "Hinduism, quantitatively
regarded, is a worship of one deity under various aspects, and of genii and saints
and demons, whose aid may be invoked either for spiritual or for altogether
material ends. This Hinduism, in the period we have referred to, broadly speaking
, that of the last three centuries before Christ, was not so much coming into
existence for the first time, as coming into consciousness and prominence (
Coomaraswamy ...

Iconography Of Religions

Author: Arthur P. Bourgeois
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... (4) statuettes as personalized supports for ingredients concerned with
prohibitions and transgressions; and (5) masks and sculptured posts as
personalized extentions of charm specialists that shield and protect potential
fertility against harmful influences. In short, each is concerned with human life, its
protection and continuity, which for the Yaka and Suku is the core of their religion.
CATALOGUE OF ILLUSTRATIONS Plate I, 1-3 ndzo makhulu — Northern
INTRODUCTION 19.