From Ritual to Romance
Jessie L. Weston
Available in PDF, epub, and Kindle ebook, or read online. This book has 169 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1920.
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.
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