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Richard Knight hoped to discover the meaning of the widespread practice of phallic worship in the ancient world, and what relationship this might have to the theology of the ancients. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

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Mark Buckley added it Sep 27, Nora marked priapuss as to-read Jan 26, Open Preview See a Problem? Of all the rites which belonged to ancient polytheism, none were more furiously inveighed against by the zealous propagators of the Christian faith than the obscene ceremonies performed in the worship of Priapus, the god of procreation.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Hence proceed that haste and violence with which devout persons of all religions This was a very interesting read. Books by Richard Payne Knight.

Hotten- Isernia Italy – pages. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. A Discourse on the Worship of Priapus: Book ratings by Goodreads. I had long ago discovered, that the women and children of the lower class, at Naples, and in its neighbourhood, frequently wore, as an ornament of dress, a sort of Amulets, which they imagine to be a preservative from the mal occhii, evil eyes, or enchantment exactly similar to those which were worn by the ancient Inhabitants of this Country for the very same purpose, as likewise for their supposed invigorating influence; and all of which have evidently a relation to the Cult of Priapus.


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The modern Amulet most in vogue represents a hand clinched, with the point of the thumb thrust betwixt the index and middle finger show more. Amy marked it as to-read Jun 24, Tim Craighead rated it it was amazing Oct 04, Rosaria Tirone marked it as to-read Feb 03, Sally marked it as to-read Nov 21, Want to Read saving….

Middleton, in his celebrated Letter from Rome: A Discourse on the Worship of Priapus: Men think they know, because they are sure they feel; and are firmly convinced, because strongly agitated.

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Mustafa Al-Laylah rated it liked it Sep 28, Struck with this conformity in ancient and modern superstition, I made a collection of both the ancient and modern Amulets of this sort, and placed them together in the British Museum, where they remain.

Scott added it Jun 13, He commenced with no theories, but was content to follow the facts wherever they might lead. HAVING last made a curious discovery, that in a Province of this Kingdom, and not fifty miles from its Capital, a sort of devotion is still paid to PRIAPUS, the obscene Divinity of the Ancients though under another denominationI thought it circumstance worth recording; particularly, as it offers a fresh proof of the similitude of the Popish and Pagan Religion, so well observed by Dr.

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