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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Next evening the giant, with his head restored, returned for his • revenge, but the
cowar dly Loeghaire reneged and refused to submit. ... Heroes such as the Irish
Finn mac Cool or the Welsh Bran are so great that they are pictured as giants.
GIANTS GIANTS, HUGE AND usually hostile, played a major parr in Norse myrhs
. In general they represented forces of chaos and negativity, against whose
influence the gods were forced to contend to maintain the order of their universe.
Not strictly a god (he was descended from giants), he lived among the Aesir,
joining in their escapades and often helping them out. However, while he was the
gods' friend and companion, and blood brother of Odin, Loki was also their ...
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This is an old book (1970s) I inherited from my father. It's rather intense so I only refer to it when one of my 'newer' books can't answer one of my questions. My favourite sections would be the one ... Read full review