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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MEMPHIS AND HERMOPOLIS (THE CREATION) Memphis AT MEMPHIS, the
secular capital of Egypt from the First Dynasty, c. 3 1 00 BCE, the major deity was
the creator god Ptah. According to the legend, Ptah took precedence over Atum ...
SOCIAL MYTHS - CREATION STORIES THROUGHOUT OCEANIA, MYTHS were
used to instil social values such as family obligations, the rights of the first-born,
respect for I the sacred, condemnation of incest and, in □ the stratified societies,
AZTEC CREATIONS OR 'SUNS' THE AZTECS, like many Mesoamerican peoples
, believed that the universe was conceived ... It was a series of cosmic struggle
between these sibling gods that led to the creation and destruction of successive
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