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Title: Considerazioni generali per lo studio della teriantropia indiana
Author⁄s: Filippi, Gian Giuseppe
Date issued: 2005
Type of document: Article
Is part of: Annali di Ca' Foscari : Rivista della Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature straniere dell'Università di Ca' Foscari, 2005, vol. 44 (3), pp. 165-178
Publisher: Padova, Editoriale Programma
Abstract: In India, mostly among the low castes and the forest inhabitants, the belief on the therianthropy is still alive. The origin of that tradition goes back to the Vedic times, as it is testified in several Hymns belonging to the 'atharvan' ritual stream. The wizards who are the sources of this possession typology would provoke the phenomena of transformation of some human being in were-tigers. Therefore since the most ancient time this magic operation has been considered by Indian people as the 'tiger illness'; actually, with the support of scientific means, it is possible to demonstrate that the 'tiger illness' is a real pathology overlapping with the rabies epidemics.
Language: ita
Keywords: Therianthropy
Access rights: open
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