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From Ritual to Romance

Jessie L. Weston

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Written in a formal academic style, with extensive passages in a dozen different languages, this relatively short book is an attempt to explain the roots of the legend of the Holy Grail. Chapters include: The Task of the Hero; The Freeing of the Waters; Tammuz and Adonis; Medieval and Modern Forms of Nature Ritual; The Symbols; The Sword Dance; The Medicine Man; The Fisher King; The Secret of the Grail (1): The Mysteries; The Secret of the Grail (2): The Naassene Document; Mithra and Attis; The Perilous Chapel; and, The Author.

This book has 169 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1920.

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