An Inquiry into the Animism and Folk-Lore of the Guiana Indians

Walter E. Roth


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An Inquiry into the Animism and Folk-Lore of the Guiana Indians is a book by British colonial administrator and anthropologist Walter E. Roth, first published in 1915. In 1906 Roth was made protector of Indians in the Pomeroon district of British Guiana, which is where he gathered the material for this book. Exploring the cultural beliefs of the Indo-Guyanese people, chapters include; No Evidence Of Belief In A Supreme Being; Tribal Heroes; Traces Of Spirit, Idol, And Fetish Cult; Creation Of Man, Plants, And Animals; The Body And Its Associated Spirits; Dreams; Idiocy; Familiar Spirits; The Spirits Of The Bush - Natural History; Animals As Sentient Human Beings; The Spirits Of The Mountain; The Spirits Of The Water; The Spirits Of The Sky; Omens, Charms, Talismans; Sexual Life; The Medicine-Man; and, Animism And Folk-Tales Of Recent Introduction.

This book has 164,223 words, 234 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1915.

Production notes: This ebook of An Inquiry into the Animism and Folk-Lore of the Guiana Indians was published by Global Grey in 2019, and updated on the 30th December 2022. The artwork used for the cover is 'Hillside Landscape' by Edward S. Siebert.

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