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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Sedna is usually generous to humans and releases the sea mammals in her care
. ... SOAPSTONE AND IVORY CARVINGS IN CANADIAN INUIT mythology, the
entire universe was dormant until creative human acts brought it into existence.
ANIMALS AS NON-HUMAN PERSONS ACROSS THE ARCTIC, animals are
conceptualised as non-human persons and are endowed with consciousness
and intelligence. Some species of animal are said to live in communities which
God performed a miracle to show his approval and the first humans made love,
hiding their ashamed faces behind a grass fan. This rare ... The central scene
shows the immortal soul of the dead woman in her human form, complete with
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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