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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A variant of this appears in the tale ot Culhwch and Olwen in which a cauldron
numbers among the objects the hero must find with Arthur's help. The story of
Peredur in the Mabinogion has been described as a Grail legend without the
The myth of origin given here appears to contain some historical elements. The
union of 'Oro and the highborn lady of Borabora appears to be a union of the
people of the land who wear grass skirts and the paperbark- (tapa-) making
COYOTE COYOTE APPEARS in a wide range of roles all over the central plains
and in the south-west and west of the country. The part he plays varies from
creator to trickster, from lover to magician. Sometimes, especially in tales found ...
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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