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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Stiff with age, his horse- headed magic staff now become a walking stick, the old
man totters into the arena and begins to beat upon a tiger skin until the tiger is '
dead'. Absorbing the tiger's vitality, the old man now dances with youthful vigour ...
The overcoming of chaos and the ordering of the world become our promise and
our hope, but the divine trickster and the ... MYTH AND METAPHOR Myth
becomes a constant metaphor for what humans can become, moving from the
chaos of ...
When she lit the fire beneath, the supports broke, and the griddle fell on to the
earth below, pushing it downwards to become the underworld with the griddle
now lodged in- between as the earth. A third griddle became the sky. Fashioning
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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