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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450 BCE, was 'the gift of the Nile'. This was by virtue of the X^m annual
inundation, the rising of the waters of the Nile in July that then spread the fertile
mud across the landscape and gave Egypt life. Without the Nile and its flood
Egypt could ...
Families had to be self-reliant, and family ties gave a guarantee of support in
times of difficulty. This is reflected in the myths of the gods, who had many risky
adventures, but who were a close-knit group that helped and supported each
The mythic narrative as recorded in the Samguk yusa is composed of four scenes
which describe how: a king discovered the daughter of a river spirit who had
been raped; the river spirit's daughter gave birth to a giant egg out of which the
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