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Acknowledgements List of Illustrations Abbreviations Introduction PartI Data and Methodologies 1: The Greek daimones 2: Iconography and metallurgy 3: African iron: history, ritual, and investigation PartII Metallurgy and Birth 4: Birth, craft, and the daimones: The Eretrian hymn to the Daktyloi 5: Gender and Production: the Fipa 6: The daimones: fertility and ritual performance 7: Pharmaka and apotropaia: the daimones and medicine PartIII Metallurgy and Political Power 8: Iron and political power: Africa 9: Bakongo investiture: kings, iron, and autochthones 10: Daimones and political power: Idaian Daktyloi in the Phoronis 11: Pindar's Telchines Conclusion Bibliography Endnotes
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Greece -- Religion.
Africa -- Religion.
Metallurgy -- Miscellanea.