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1. Fertility can be described as the capacity of human being, animal, and plant to reproduce and maintain life. ‘Regeneration’ comes from the Latin re-generare, ‘beget again/anew,’ a process including the moment of discontinuance, death. This peculiarity of living matter is bound up in shapes, specific to each respective culture, which also subject the human…

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Naacke, Claudia, “Regeneration/Fertility”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 27 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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