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Evil in modern myth and ritual by Richard Stivers

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Published by University of Georgia Press in Athens, Ga .
Written in English


  • Social ethics.,
  • Deviant behavior.,
  • Good and evil.

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Edition Notes

StatementRichard Stivers.
LC ClassificationsHM216 .S765 1982
The Physical Object
Pagination189 p. ;
Number of Pages189
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3781802M
ISBN 100820306177, 0820306185
LC Control Number81021907

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Myth and ritual are two central components of religious practice. Although myth and ritual are commonly united as parts of religion, the exact relationship between them has been a matter of controversy among of the approaches to this problem is "the myth and ritual, or myth-ritualist, theory," held notably by the so-called Cambridge Ritualists, which holds that "myth does not.   Evil-looking figures often served as dire warnings to the living. (Public Domain) However, not all dead are good. Ancient myths and folklore are full of tales about the evil dead. Such is the case of the old Russian tale which will be presented here. An Unfortunate Meeting. In this tale, a young man met a witch who had the appearance of an.   Ironically, I discovered this as I composed my latest novel The Serpent's Bite and created the character of Courtney Temple, a failed actress driven to evil deeds by frustration, celebrity and greed. Numerous readers confirmed, what I must have subconsciously suspected, that women were capable of committing horrible deeds on their own hook. human] finds evil and continues it.[E]vil is as old as the oldest of beings.” Though chaotic evil lives on, its defeat has been marked by the good act of God’s creation, an act that is regularly renewed in the ritual recitation and re-enactment of the myth. Thus, “evil is .