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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One exception is the myth of the three clan ancestors of Cheju Island , where the
ancestors have rituals addressed to them both as clan ancestors and as the
ancestors of the island's society . With the growth of twentieth - century Korean ...
pattern and THE THREE CLAN ANCESTORS TYPE THE MYTH OF THE THREE
Clan Ancestors of the island of Cheju is unique among the myths of Korea . It is
different from foundation myths told on the Korean peninsula both in terms of its ...
Ancestors can inhabit the feather crown which filled musical instruments used in
ritthe house with light and uals . Among the Baniwa and hung it on a post in the
Barasana , Autes are regarded middle of the dwelling . as ancestors , their phallic
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