"A milestone, not only in the field of classics but in the wider field of the history of religion. . . . It will find a place alongside the works of Jane Ellen Harrison, Sir James George Frazer, Claude Levi-Strauss, and van Gennep."--Wendy Flaherty, Divinity School, University of Chicago "This book is a professional classic, an absolute must for any serious student of Greek religion."--Albert Henrichs, Harvard UniversityBurkert, Walter is the author of 'Homo Necans The Anthropology of Ancient Greek Sacrificial Ritual and Myth', published 1986 under ISBN 9780520058750 and ISBN 0520058755.