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In New Guinea the bird of paradise is thought to have received its feathers from
the spirits of heaven, or indeed to have escaped from heaven, for it is so beautiful
and rarely touches the earth. In Indonesia the souls of the dead may take the ...
THE GIFTS OF BREAD AND HERBS T MYTH OF THE BIRD-MADE WOMEN IT IS
SAID THAT one day some men went to bathe in the river and while they were
washing it began to rain heavily. These men were anxious to possess women, ...
Some of the stars are birds who travel to warmer climes; some are animals
hunting for better grazing land. The sky is their happy hunting ground. Yet there is
one who does not travel. He is Qui-am-i Wintook, the North Star. Once he was
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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
PIS Ancient Near East
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