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Magic Songs of the West Finns, Volume 1

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Magic Songs of the West Finns, Volume 1 By John Abercromby

Format: Global Grey free PDF, epub, Kindle ebook

Pages (PDF): 301

Publication Date: 1898

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Book Description:

This is the first volume of John Abercromby’s extensive study of Finnish magic songs and their background. First he details the history, ethnography and linguistics of the Finns, indeed, constructs a century-long history of the entire Finno-ugric group from the evolution of vocabulary. Finally in the last (long) chapter he gets to the first part of the exposition of the ‘magic songs.’ This is a summary of the various characters in the songs including a whole range of Finnish gods, goddesses, heroes, wizards, nature-spirits, and so on. He also goes into detail about Finnish Shamanistic practices, including drumming, trance ceremonies, and guide spirits.


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