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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He is so significant a figure that he gives his name to modern India : Bharat . grew
up around FREEDOM AND SPONTANEITY THERE ARE TWO broad sources for
Indian myths : the Vedic literature , which carries the divine authority of being ...
CHOLAS Sri Lanka SRI LANKA INDIA S PANDYAS Girikandi Anuradhapura (
Ancient capital ) Polonnaruva SIMHALA INTRODUCTION ... Apart from a small
aboriginal group , the majority of Sri Lankans are descended from Indian
Apart from the huge influx of peoples from Southern China , the greatest
influence on Southeast Asia was that of India . Indian traders frequented the
coastal towns and there was also interaction between the courts of India and
Southeast Asia .
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