Encyclopedia of World Mythology
The myriad rituals used by medicine men, shamans and elders to call upon the spirits, the customary beliefs in the powers of the gods, and the social and cultural influences behind these beliefs are all explained within this volume.
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The group of gods known as the Aesir lived in Asgard, on the top level. Also on
this level was Vanaheim, dwelling place of the Vanir (another group of gods), and
Alfheim, domain of the elves. On the level below was Midgard, where men lived;
They met to discuss the last sighting of Idunn and realised the last time she had
been seen she was going out of Asgard with Loki. Loki was seized and
threatened with torture and death. Terrified, he promised to go and look for Idunn
if Freyja ...
A few drops of mead fell outside Asgard, and that was the portion available to
men. 4 Carved dragon-head post from the burial ship discovered at Oseberg.
SHIP BURIALS THE ANGLO-SAXON EPIC poem Beowulf desenbes a
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