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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Thus to hear or to witness RAMA Rama's struggles is to relive our own lives ,
RAMA IS the seventh avatar of Vishnu . but in a divine context . His humanity and
the fact that he fell in The Ramayana story is interpreted by love have endeared
Another account tells how the hero Gun risked all by stealing divine cosmic soil to
stem the flood , but he failed and was executed . His son Yu was born from his
belly , and then Gun metamorphosed into a bear . The version of the flood myth ...
In some religious systems , this creator was a divine trickster , both a benevolent
and creative god , and an unpredictable and frequently destructive trickster . He
was a god who had within him both life and death . He was a trickster who ...
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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