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The Observance Of Christmas In Various Lands And Ages.

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THE TWELVE DAYS
bear strong resemblances to the Greek demons. And, of coin on Greek ground one cannot help thinking of Pan and the Sal and Centaurs.*
* Those who wish to pursue further the study of the Kallikantzaroi should read the elaborate and fascinating, if not altogether convincing, theories of Mr. J. C. Lawion in his " Modern Greek Folklore and Ancient Greek Religion." He distinguishes two classes of Kallikant-zaroi, one of which he identifies with ordinary werewolves, while the other is the type of hairy, clawed demons above described. He sets forth a most ingenious hypothesis connecting them with the Centaurs.
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