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A hero's death was much honoured, 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-knowing eagle ...
The universe was divided into Po and Ao (loosely translated, darkness and light),
positive and negative, male and female, reproduction and decay, fire and water,
and life and death. Various schema for the unwise were worked out, often on ...
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
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