Frank Graziano

in Cultures of Devotion

Published in print December 2006 | ISBN: 9780195171303
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199785193 | DOI:

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This concluding chapter discusses how folk saint myths are formed. This is followed by sections that consolidate recurring themes: politics; justice; life in death; dreams; innocence, purity, and childhood; romance, infidelity, and sexual aggression; water; skulls, bones, and skeletons; and protection in travel.

Keywords: myth formation; justice; life in death; dreams; purity; sexual aggression; water; skeletons; travel

Chapter.  9923 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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