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CULT OF FIRE AND EPHEDRA THE CULT OF FIRE and the use of the
intoxicating Haoma plant go back to the earliest phase of Aryan nomad religion.
Atar (Adhur) was categorised into five types by the Sasanian clergy: Atash
Bahram, the fire ...
CULTS AND CUSTOMS THE OLDEST GODS were usually fertility gods or 'gods
of the land' to whom first fruits and other offerings were brought. Important annual
or seasonal rituals developed and certain families, usually of chiefly origin, ...
The contact experience led to the formation of a number of syncretist cults. In the
Society Islands, a major cult from 1826, known as Mamaia, was led by 'prophets'
claiming to be possessed by Jesus, John the Baptist, Paul and the Virgin Mary.
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