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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T The bear is so important to the Arctic peoples in human form and is used to hyht
the in the hearth which is the centre of each home. The fireboard represents the
deity of the family fire, which protects the family, the home and hearth from evil ...
Thus, the water lily which looks up as we paddle past is really a star fallen from
heaven. The Milky Way is the snow shaken from the cloak of Wakinu, the bear, as
he crosses the Bridge of Dead Souls on his way to the Eternal Hunting Grounds.
A This necklace of bear claws would have been worn as a mark of distinction by
men who had carried out acts of bravery resulting from contact with the bear spirit
. THE BEAR THE CULT OF THE BEAR holds a special place in North American ...
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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