Malay magic, being an introduction to the folklore and popular religion of the Malay Peninsula

This book is an introduction to the study of folklore, popular religion and magic of the Malays as understood among the Malay of the Peninsula. It describes in detail the the popular beliefs of the Malays with regards to animals and nature and their relations with the supernatural, including charms, superstitions and magic rites. It also covers social customs and ceremonies relating to births, marriages and funerals. Numerous iIllustrations and photographs are also included.

 

Title
Malay magic, being an introduction to the folklore and popular religion of the Malay Peninsula
Creator
Skeat, Walter William, 1866-1953
Subject
Ethnic Communities>>Customs and Traditions
Folklore--Malaysia--Malaya
Magic, Malay--Malaysia--Malaya
Malays (Asian people)--Malaysia--Malaya
Malays (Asian people)--Social life and customs
People and communities>>Customs>>Folklore>>Paranatural and legendary
People and communities>>Customs>>Life cycle customs
People and communities>>Social groups and communities
Customs
Publisher
Macmillan, 1900
Contributor
Blagden, Charles Otto, 1864-1949
Digital Description
application/pdf, 88687 KB, 815 p. : ill.
Table of Contents
ch. I. Nature
ch. II. Man and his place in the Universe
ch. III. Relations with the supernatural world
ch. IV. The Malay Pantheon
ch. V. Magic rites connected with the several departments of nature
ch. VI. Magic rites as affecting the life of Man
Appendix
List of illustrations
Plates.
All Rights Reserved. National Library Board Singapore 2007.

 

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