Originally published in 1911, this book constitutes an archaeological survey of the thunderweapon and its significance in a variety of different cultures. Initially the intention was to focus on Ancient Greece, but it soon became apparent that the evolution of the thunderweapon could not be made intelligible until seen in terms of the connections between diverse traditions. Containing numerous illustrative figures and detailed information on sources, this book will be of value to anyone with an interest in archaeology, anthropology and human prehistory.
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- Date Published: February 2012
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107670068
- length: 136 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 8 mm
- weight: 0.18kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
List of illustrations
1. Danish, Scandinavian, and German popular tradition
extent of the thunderstone belief in Europe and other continents
2. The thunderstone in pagan religions of the present
3. The thunderstone in ancient Greece
4. The thunderstone in ancient Italian religion and folklore
5. The original form and age of the ideas
6. The classical Greek and the Tibetan thunderweapon
7. The trident: the Greek triaina and the Indian trisula
10. Sources and particulars.
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