Zalmoxis, the Vanishing God: Comparative Studies in the Religions and Folklore of Dacia and Eastern Europe by Mircea Eliade

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Using archaic documents and traditions, Eliade reveals the enigmatic religious history of Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, and Macedonia. He covers such topics as the ethnic name of the Dacians; the cult of Zalmoxis, mysterious god of the ancient Gatae; the folk cosmogonic myth in Romanian folklore; the mythico-ritual meaning of legends concerning the founding of the Moldavian State; and the significance of folk beliefs concerning magic, ecstasy, and the mandrake plant.

University of Chicago Press, 1986.
ISBN: 9780226203850. 260 pp.
Series: Midway Reprints.
Translated by Willard R. Trask.
Softcover. Fine.