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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ATRA - HASIS ( OLD BABYLONIAN FLOOD MYTH ) The Babylonian flood myth
has Sumerian antecedents which are only known from fragmentary texts that
concern the floodhero , called Ziusudra , who escapes the great deluge sent by
T THE WORLD CATASTROPHE OF THE FLOOD THE FLOOD MYTH is told in
four main versions . The myth of the worker god Gong Gong relates how he
stirred the world's waters so they crashed against the sky barrier , threatening a
return to ...
Although Professor Lawson's texts was obtained by a German Alexander of
Hawaii published the flood collector early this century who recorded account ,
serious scholars shied away , per numerous myths and songs relating to nathaps
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