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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Not surprisingly , therefore , associated with husbandry and fertility , and of
religious inscriptions . Many Celtic gods veneration of fire was a particular feature
of shrines were made in stables for her wor discovered in the form of figurines ,
Weapons were that both his feet went through the botTHE VANIR banned in his
temples and the shedding of tom of the boat , bracing him against the FERTILITY
DEITIES known as the Vanir blood in his sacred places was taboo . sea - bed .
On another level , a Polynesian delega- as Tagaloa in Samoa and Tonga were
attribFERTILITY tion to Tahiti to protest against the atomic uted with having
thrown down rocks THE GODS OF FERTILITY and war testings at Mururoa in
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