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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We must therefore speculate about the ancient history of their remarkable
civilisation and mythology . Our main sources of clues are the Sanskrit hymns
called the Vedas , which in their present form might date back to about 1500 BCE
This became a fundamental principle of Hindu theology : the combination of the
male energetic source , called purusha , with its female energy , called prakriti ,
gave rise to the material cosmos . In time prakriti became a goddess in her own ...
He was called Chumong , Unlike the Tanʼgun myth , this myth is only ' Good
Shot ' . As his half - brothers were concerned with the establishment of the
jealous of him , his mother told him to state and not with the origin of the people's
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