Modern Greek Folklore and Ancient Greek Religion: A Study in Survivals

  title={Modern Greek Folklore and Ancient Greek Religion: A Study in Survivals},
  author={Am{\'e}rico Paredes and John C Lawson},
  journal={Journal of American Folklore},
Preface 1. Introductory 2. The survival of pagan deities 3. The communion of gods and men 4. The relation of soul and body 5. Cremation and inhumation 6. The benefit of dissolution 7. The union of gods and men General index Index of Greek words and phrases. 
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