Frazer. Golden Bough (VI). The Scapegoat.

Today's free book is The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion. Part VI: The Scapegoat (Third Edition, Vol. 9 of 12) by James George Frazer.

For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image. The most convenient online edition is at Project Gutenberg.


Chapter I. The Transference of Evil.
§ 1. The Transference to Inanimate Objects.
§ 2. The Transference to Stones and Sticks.
§ 3. The Transference to Animals.
§ 4. The Transference to Men.
§ 5. The Transference of Evil in Europe.
§ 6. The Nailing of Evils.

Chapter II. The Omnipresence of Demons.

Chapter III. The Public Expulsion of Evils.
§ 1. The Occasional Expulsion of Evils.
§ 2. The Periodic Expulsion of Evils.

Chapter IV. Public Scapegoats.
§ 1. The Expulsion of Embodied Evils.
§ 2. The Occasional Expulsion of Evils in a Material Vehicle.
§ 3. The Periodic Expulsion of Evils in a Material Vehicle.

Chapter V. On Scapegoats in General.

Chapter VI. Human Scapegoats in Classical Antiquity.
§ 1. The Human Scapegoat in Ancient Rome.
§ 2. The Human Scapegoat in Ancient Greece.

Chapter VII. Killing the God in Mexico.

Chapter VIII. The Saturnalia and Kindred Festivals.
§ 1. The Roman Saturnalia.
§ 2. The King of the Bean and the Festival of Fools.
§ 3. The Saturnalia and Lent.
§ 4. Saturnalia in Ancient Greece.
§ 5. Saturnalia in Western Asia.
§ 6. Conclusion.

Note. The Crucifixion Of Christ.

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