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
They have resisted conversion both to Islam and Christianity , maintaining a
belief in a world of spirits linked closely to natural phenomena . ... The spirit of the
deceased ( gimokod ) bathes in it in order to forget its former life . A similar idea ...
When there was still primeval water everywhere , a piece of mud floating on the
waves told Ulgan that it was the spirit of evil and that it lived on the ground
underneath the water . Ulgan named the spirit , the first man , Erlik , then asked
for some ...
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This gorgeously illustrated book is divided into three sections: essays on the role of myth in major civilizations, including non-European ones; an encyclopedia of gods and goddesses; and a micropedia ... Read full review