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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Instead , every city in the The Olympian gods were fickle and it ancient Greek
world , spanning from southern Italy across the Aegean and was not expected
that they would watch Adriatic islands to the coast of Asia Minor , created its own
Likewise , whereas the Greeks did not lay much emphasis on their war god Ares ,
the Romans proudly embraced Mars as their ancestor and the embodiment of the
martial spirit necessary to fulfil INTRODUCTION ANY OF THE GREEK myths ...
Venus is the Roman equivalent of the Greek Aphrodite and also shares
similarities with the Sumerian fertility goddess ... This led him to behave
antisocially , like Achilles sulking in his tent while his fellow Greeks died on the
battlefield at Troy .
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