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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A hero's death was much hontree from decaying . oured , adversity was
cheerfully accepted , and to face death with a final humorous remark was the
most honourable act of all . A This picture of Yggdrasill , the World Tree , clearly
shows the all ...
... length adopted by the light ) , positive and negative , male and dominant cult .
nant everyone female , reproduction and decay , fire and One cycle of the
Hawaiian wanted to know water , and life and death . Various schema Kamapuaa
But something happened during this period to indicate that the perfect age was
gone for ever , that it could not be transferred to the earth : death came into the
world , and the earth and humankind were flawed . It was a period of chaos and ...
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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