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" Its principles are not difficult to understand, for they plainly keep up the social relations of the living world. The dead ancestor, now passed into a deity, simply goes on protecting his own family and receiving suit and service from them as of old... "
Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy ... - Page 113
by Edward Burnett Tylor - 1873
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Dissertations on Early Law and Custom: Chiefly Selected from Lectures ...

Henry Sumner Maine - Comparative law - 1883 - 402 pages
...ancestor, now passed into a deity, goes on protecting his family and receiving from them suit and service as of old. The dead chief still watches over his own...rewards the right and sharply punishes the wrong.' Ancestor-worship, the worship of father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, has among the Hindus a...
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On Early Law and Custom

Henry Sumner Maine - Comparative law - 1890 - 402 pages
...ancestor, now passed into a deity, goes on protecting his family and receiving from them suit and service as of old. The dead chief still watches over his own...rewards the right and sharply punishes the wrong.' Ancestor-worship, the worship of father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, has among the Hindus a...
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Ethnology in Folklore

George Laurence Gomme - Ethnology - 1892 - 200 pages
...protecting his own family and receiving suit and service from them as of old ; the dead chief [who] still watches over his own tribe, still holds his...rewards the right and sharply punishes the wrong.' 3 And, in the meantime, the horrid practices and theories of savagery which we have previously examined...
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Ethnology in Folklore

George Laurence Gomme - Ethnology - 1892 - 200 pages
...given way before the conception of the dead ancestor who had ' passed into a deity [and] simply goes on protecting his own family and receiving suit and service from them as of old ; the dead chief [who] still watches over his own tribe, still holds his authority by helping friends and harming enemies,...
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The Popular Religion and Folk-lore of Northern India, Volume 1

William Crooke - Ancestor worship - 1896 - 653 pages
...up the arrangements of the living world. The dead ancestor, now passed into a deity, simply goes on protecting his own family, and receiving suit and...rewards the right and sharply punishes the wrong." ' It is in fact the earliest attempt of the savage to realize the problems of human existence, as the theology...
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History of British Folklore

Richard Mercer Dorson - Social Science - 1999 - 412 pages
...given way before the coneeption of the dead aneestor who had 'passed into a deity [and] simply gocs on protecting his own family and receiving suit and service from them as of old; the dead chicf [who] still watehes over his own tribe, still holds his authority by helping fricnds and harming...
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Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology ..., Volume 2

Sir Edward Burnett Tylor - Animism - 1874
...the social relations of the living world. The dead ancestor, now passed into a deity, simply goes on protecting his own family and receiving suit and service...manes-worship among mankind, from the lower culture upward.2 In the two Americas it appears not unfrequently, from the low savage level of the Brazilian...
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