The Sacred Bee. In Ancient Times and Folklore

The author is not concerned with Bee-keeping, but with the sacredness of the Bee, with her purity, with the Honey which figures so largely in early religious rites and which was known to the Greeks as the ‘Food of the Gods’. We are told of the myths and superstitions connected with the Bee, which are found among the folklore of many peoples, of the story that she was ‘Ox-born’, was a symbol of the soul of man, and that she was the only creature who came to the earth unchanged from Paradise. The concluding chapter deals with beelore today among many of the primitive peoples of Asia, Africa, and Australia .. This is the most important book written on the bee in folklore & myths. Its world coverage explains the reason for this premier position.

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