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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His presence causes many of the events in the mythology. Lokis mysterious
nature is revealed by the fact that although he constantly caused trouble for the
gods, it was often his quick thinking and cunning that got them out of trouble
Only he may divine the causes of illness and misfortune or retrieve lost souls
abducted by spirits. It is he who ... Muttering a spell and throwing some mustard
seed, Padmasambhava then caused fire to blaze up all around them. At that time
It is then concluded that this totemic ancestor has caused the woman's pregnancy
, either by entering into her body limself, or else by hurling a small bull-roarer at
her hips and thus causing the acute pains which suddenly came upon her.
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