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 northern border of the region is formed by the Black Sea and the Caucasian
mountain range, to the south by the Arabian desert and the Persian Gulf. Egypt is
sometimes regarded as forming part of the Ancient Near East but is treated ...
Persian Mythology INTRODUCTION THE PERSIANS are a branch of the Aryan
family of peoples as defined by language; more specifically they belong to the
Indo-Iranian branch. Originally horse- and cattle-tending nomads on the steppes
Writing was alien to traditional Persian culture, being a Semitic import described
in legend as 'taught by the demons'. The Semitic Aramaic language and script
came to be used for trade and administration throughout the Achaemenid empire.
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This is an old book (1970s) I inherited from my father. It's rather intense so I only refer to it when one of my 'newer' books can't answer one of my questions. My favourite sections would be the one ... Read full review