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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It had been prophesied that whoever tasted the salmon would be blessed with
boundless knowledge and that person would be called Finn. Finneces was not
worried, therefore, when, one day, a lad called Demna asked to become his pupil
Loki asked. Frigg replied that one plant, mistletoe, had seemed too young to
swear an oath. Loki went and found the mistletoe and pulled it up. He
approached the blind god Hod, who was standing alone, and asked why he was
not shooting at ...
When Hymir prepared to go fishing the next day, Thor asked to accompany him.
Hymir sneered that he would be useless as he was so young and small.
Infuriated, Thor retorted that he was not sure who would be the first to beg to row
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