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The Syrian Goddess, Score Luc Tsg

By: Herbert A. Strong

Description: Lucian of Samosata's De Dea Syria, (the Syrian Goddess) is one of the most 'notorious' classical writings. Not only does it acknowledge that at one time a paramount Goddess was worshipped in regions of the Ancient Near East, it goes into deta

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A True Story, Score Luc Ture

By: Lucian Samosata

Description: Widely hailed as the first science fiction story, A True Story, by Lucian of Samosata is a voyage to the edges of the universe and reason. The title is the first clue that this will be a tall tale. As much a predecessor of Douglas Adams

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Doctrine and Covenants

By: Joseph Smith
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The Book of Mormon, Score Mor Mor

By: Joseph Smith

Description: The Book of Mormon, with interactive table of contents with active links to books and chapters. Updated interactive table of contents to books and chapters

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Articles of Faith of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

By: Classic Sacred Texts

Description: Articles of Faith is considered one of the classics in Latter-day Saint literature. It is the outgrowth of a series of lectures in theology given by Dr. James E. Talmage, commencing in October of 1893. At that time Dr. Talmage was serving as the president of the LDS College in Salt Lake City. The First Presidency of the Church invited Dr. Talmage to prepare a text for use in Church schools and religion classes. The book was first published in 1899. It has s...

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Mormon Pearl of Great Price, Score Mor Pgp

By: Joseph Smith

Description: The Pearl of Great Price is part of the standard works of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church; see also Mormonism) and some other Latter Day Saint denominations. The Pearl of Great Price is a selection of choice mater

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Tenderfoot Days, Score Mor Tfd

By: Geo. Robert Bird

Description: This is a memoir by a non-Mormon about his experiences in the prospecting camps of Utah at the turn of the 19th century. It was donated to sacred-texts by the anonymous volunteer who goes by the name of 'Some Dude'. This is a first-person per

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Under the Prophet in Utah, Score Mor Upu

By: Frank J. Cannon

Description: This is a memoir of Frank J. Cannon (1859-1933). Although born into a prominent Mormon family, Cannon was a freethinker and a progressive. He recounts an insiders' view of the painful process by which the Mormon church and the state of Utah b

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The Tribes of the Thirty-fifth Paralle, Score Nam 35P

By: Harper

Description: This kindle edition edition is very well formatted with more then 10 illustrations.

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An Inquiry Into the Animism and Folk-lore of the Guiana Indians, S...

By: Walter E. Roth

Description: When, some seven years ago, I took up the duties of stipendiary magistrate, medical officer, and protector of Indians in this mosquito-cursed district of the Pomeroon, I determined upon devoting all my spare time—and there has been plenty of

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Rig Veda Americanus

By: Daniel G. Brinton

Description: In accordance with the general object of this series of volumes--which is to furnish materials for study rather than to offer completed studies--I have prepared for this number the text of the most ancient authentic record of American religious lore. From its antiquity and character, I have ventured to call this little collection the RIG VEDA AMERICANUS, after the similar cyclus of sacred hymns, which are the most venerable product of the Aryan mind. As fo...

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Ruth Bunzel on Zuñi Religion, Score Nam Bunzel

By: Ruth Bunzel

Description: Three English versions of Zuñi origin myths have already been published. Cushing published his Outlines of Zuñi Creation Myths (Thirteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology) in 1891. The next published version is that contained in Mr

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The Cherokee Ball Play

By: James Mooney

Description: Among their other many cultural gifts to the world, Native Americans contributed the game which later became known as Lacrosse. The Cherokee Ball Play vividly describes the ethnography of this sport with particular attention to its ritual significance. This sport served as means of community social cohesion, an occasion for some big wagers, a surrogate for battle with other villages, and sounds like a great deal of fun. Many of the ceremonial aspects will b...

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Frank Hamilton Cushing on Zuñi Religion

By: Classic Sacred Texts
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Death and Funeral Customs Among the Omahas

By: Francis La Flesche

Description: A funeral is a ceremony marking a person's death. Funerary customs comprise the complex of beliefs and practices used by a culture to remember the dead, from the funeral itself, to various monuments, prayers, and rituals undertaken in their honor. These customs vary widely between cultures, and between religious affiliations within cultures. In some cultures the dead are venerated; this is commonly called ancestor worship. The word funeral comes from the Lat...

A funeral is a ceremony marking a person's death

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The Navajo Indians

By: William M. Edwardy

Description: Fort Wingate, the largest military post in the Southwest, is situated some three miles south of the line of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad, and not many miles from the Arizona border. Department head-quarters are situated here, and a garrison of nine companies, mostly of the Sixth United States Cavalry, and one company of Indian scouts is constantly maintained. This large force is considered necessary to guard against any possible outbreak of the Navajo I...

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The Shepherd and the Daughter of the Sun, Score Nam Inca

By: Sacred Texts

Description: This section is from the book Serbian Fairy Tales, by Elodie L. Muatovich. Also available from Amazon: Serbian Fairy Tales. Read more: http:/chestofbooks.com/fairy-tale/Serbian/The-Shepherd-And-The-King-s-Daughter-Part-2.html#.U-ipW-OSy8o#

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Myths of Mexicon and Peru, Score Nam Mmp

By: Lewis Spence

Description: The ancient cultures of Mexico & Peru are renowned for their imposing architecture & the cruelty of their religious practices. The intriguing myths on which their beliefs were based -- the tales of the feathered god Quetzalcoatl & his enemy T

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Navajo Origin Legend, Score Nam Nol

By: A. M. Stephen

Description: The Navajo, who call themselves Dine (The People) are the largest Native American group in North America. Their tales of emergence and migration are similar to other Southwestern tribes such as the Hopi (with whom they have a long running r

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Navajo Texts, Score Nam Nt

By: P. Earle Goddard

Description: Navajo or Navaho (native name: Dine bizaad) is an Athabaskan language (of Na-Dene stock) spoken in the southwest United States by the Navajo people (Dine). It is geographically and linguistically one of the Southern Athabaskan languages (the

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