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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They decapitated their Another common aspect of the cult war victims as an act of
triumph and kept of the head in myth is the ' beheading the heads as trophies or
offered them up to game ' found in the Ulster Cycle in the gods in temples .
TRISTAN AND ISEULT H THE SACRED HEAD CELTIC MYTHOLOGY is full of
stories in which giants and enemies are beheaded or heroes are challenged to
decapitation contests . We know , too , that the Celts were head - hunters ; they
THE SACRED LANDSCAPE T THE WALRUS AND THE HARPOON HEAD
THERE WAS ONCE a man who made a beautiful harpoon head . The first time
he went out hunting with it he spotted a walrus on an ice floe . He paddled his
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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