The Macmillan Illustrated Encyclopedia of Myths & Legends
Macmillan, 1989 - 260 pages
Fully indexed and containing lavish color illustrations and a wealth of line drawings, this is the most up-to-date, beautiful, and graphically useful reference of its kind on the market today.
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In a spirit-possessed trance or frenzy, they raise themselves to the upperworld.
Here they can gain control over the spirits of disease in order to exorcize them
from sick people. There are even tales in which shamans succeed in bringing the
They have resisted conversion both to Islam and Christianity, maintaining a belief
in a world of spirits linked closely to natural ... This is why each spirit is careful to
shape for itself a container made from a leaf, in which the dew may hide.
e \ Uke-mochi In the Shinto mythology of Japan, an agricultural spirit and food
goddess, married to INARI, the god of rice. When the moon god Tsuki-yomi
visited Ukemochi, he was splendidly fed, for Uke-mochi filled the seas with fish,
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