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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Iranians from the Alborz mountains , and Atar ( Adhur ) was categorised into five
types marching out to support their fight by the Sasanian clergy : Atash Bahram ,
the against cattle - raiders . fire in temple and hearth ; Vohufryana , the fire life ...
After a bear has been huntin human form and is used to light the fire that it has its
own elaborate ceremony , during ed , a feast is held where the dead bear is in
the hearth which is the centre of each which the slaughtered bear is considered ...
He lay on the pyre , and just as the fire was taking hold the skies opened with a
great downpour of rain . This myth does not appear among Shang writings , but it
reflects the semi - arid environment of the Shang territory in the north . Another ...
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