The birth of the gods; the origin of primitive beliefs

University of Michigan Press Ann Arbor Published In Pages: 260
By Swanson, Guy E.


"The number of superior deities is positively and significantly related to the number of specialties of a type compatible with the nature of a society's ultimately sovereign organization" (96)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Chi squareSupportedp<.05UNKNOWNTwo-tailed


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
PolytheismDependentTheological Systems
Specialties Compatible With OrganizationIndependentOccupational Specialization