Volume 1: Preface; Preface to the first edition; Preface to the second edition; 1. The king of the wood; 2. Priestly kings; 3. Sympathetic magic; 4. Magic and religion; 5. The magical control of the weather; 6. Magicians as kings; 7. Incarnate human gods; Appendix. Volume 2: 8. Departmental kings of nature; 9. The worship of trees; 10. Relics of tree-worship in Modern Europe; 11. The influence of the sexes on vegetation; 12. The sacred marriage; 13. The kings of Rome and Alba; 14. The king's fire; 15. The fire-drill; 16. Father Jove and Mother Vesta; 17. The origin of perpetual fires; 18. The succession to the kingdom in Ancient Latium; 19. St George and the Parilia; 20. The worship of the oak; 21. Dianus and Diana; Index. Volume 3: Preface; 1. The burden of royalty; 2. The perils of the soul; 3. Tabooed acts; 4. Tabooed persons; 5. Tabooed things; 6. Tabooed words; 7. Our debt to the savage; Note; Index. Volume 4: Preface; 1. The mortality of the gods; 2. The killing of the divine king; 3. The slaying of the king in legend; 4. The supply of kings; 5. Temporary kings; 6. Sacrifice of the king's son; 7. Succession to the soul; 8. The killing of the tree-spirit; Notes; Addenda; Index. Volume 5: Preface to the first edition; Preface to the second edition; Preface to the third edition; Book I. Adonis: 1. The myth of Adonis; 2. Adonis in Syria; 3. Adonis in Cyprus; 4. Sacred men and women; 5. The burning of Melcarth; 6. The burning of Sandan; 7. Sardanapalus and Hercules; 8. Volcanic religion; 9. The ritual of Adonis; 10. The Gardens of Adonis; Book II. Attis: 1. The myth and ritual of Attis; 2. Attis as a god of vegetation; 3. Attis as the father god; 4. Human representatives of Attis; 5. The hanged god; 6. Oriental religions in the West; 7. Hyacinth. Volume 6: Book III. Osiris: 1. The myth of Osiris; 2. The official Egyptian calendar; 3. The calendar of the Egyptian farmer; 4. The official festivals of Osiris; 5. The nature of Osiris; 6. Isis; 7. Osiris and the sun; 8. Osiris and the moon; 9. The doctrine of lunar sympathy; 10. The king as Osiris; 11. The origin of Osiris; 12. Mother-kin and mother goddesses; Notes; Index. Volume 7: Preface; 1. Dionysus; 2. Demeter and Persephone; 3. Magical significance of games in primitive agriculture; 4. Woman's part in primitive agriculture; 5. The Corn-Mother and the Corn-Maiden in Northern Europe; 6. The Corn-Mother in many lands; 7. Lityerses; 8. The corn-spirit as an animal; Note. Volume 8: 9. Ancient deities of vegetation as animals; 10. Eating the god; 11. The sacrifice of first-fruits; 12. Homoeopathic magic of a flesh diet; 13. Killing the divine animal; 14. The propitiation of wild animals by hunters; 15. The propitiation of vermin by farmers; 16. The transmigration of human souls into animals; 17. Types of animal sacrament; Note; Index. Volume 9: Preface; 1. The transference of evil; 2. The omnipresence of demons; 3. The public expulsion of evils; 4. Public scapegoats; 5. On scapegoats in general; 6. Human scapegoats in classical antiquity; 7. Killing the god in Mexico; 8. The Saturnalia and kindred festivals; Note - the Crucifixion of Christ; Index. Volume 10: Preface; 1. Between heaven and earth; 2. The seclusion of girls at puberty; 3. The myth of Balder; 4. The fire-festivals of Europe; 5. The interpretation of the fire-festivals. Volume 11: 6. Fire-festivals in other lands; 7. The burning of human beings in the fires; 8. The magic flowers of Midsummer Eve; 9. Balder and the mistletoe; 10. The external soul in folk-tales; 11. The external soul in folk-custom; 12. The Golden Bough; 13. Farewell to Nemi; Notes; Index. Volume 12: Preface; Bibliography; General index.
The greatly revised and enlarged twelve-volume third edition (1911-15) of Sir James Frazer's controversial work on classical religion.