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This is a review of the literature of Sun lore.
While for the most part factually correct, this is not an academic study.
Olcott is light on the citations, and it apparent that he didn't use primary sources for the vast majority of the myths.
But by far the biggest problem here is the reliance on the 19th century
'solar mythology' theorists, in which every myth and scrap of folklore was interpreted as some symbolic aspect of the sun, the solar year, the water cycle, and any other conceivable sun-related phenomenon.
That said, this is one of those books that makes fascinating reading, whether you read it end-to-end or are just browsing.

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Chapter I. Solar Creation Myths

Chapter II. Ancient Ideas of the Sun and the Moon

Chapter III. Solar Mythology

Chapter IV. Solar Mythology ("Continued")

Chapter V. Solar Folk-Lore

Chapter VI. Sun Worship

Chapter VII. Sun Worship ("Continued")

Chapter VIII. Sun-Catcher Myths

Chapter IX. Solar Festivals

Chapter X. Solar Omens, Traditions, and Superstitions

Chapter XI. Solar Significance of Burial Customs. Orientation

Chapter XII. Emblematic and Symbolic Forms of the Sun
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