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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The early focus on prosperity emphasised the ritual of the fire ceremony and
gave prominence to the gods of nature who could guarantee that prosperity, such
as Agni the fire god and Indra the rain god. During the first millennium BCE the ...
They conquered the earliest inhabitants, the Yakkhas and the Nagas, and went
on to establish themselves in the northern plain. Tamils, probably immigrants
from Dravidian India, arrived on the island between the early centuries CE and c.
EARLY RULERS INITIALLY, THE YAYOI people were organised on the basis of
loosely related clans with independent territories. Strong ties with Korea on the
mainland were maintained by these people and their descendants even as late
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