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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CHOLAS Sri Lanka SRI LANKA INDIA S PANDYAS Girikandi Anuradhapura (
Ancient capital ) Polonnaruva SIMHALA INTRODUCTION RI LANKA IS A SMALL
ISLAND located just north of the equator , off the southernmost tip of India .
pattern and THE THREE CLAN ANCESTORS TYPE THE MYTH OF THE THREE
Clan Ancestors of the island of Cheju is unique among the myths of Korea . It is
different from foundation myths told on the Korean peninsula both in terms of its ...
The distribution of mythological motifs and the apparent diffusion of cults suggest
more varied patterns of inter - island ... mythic beings and pig domestication in a
belt which linked Indonesia with northern Australia and some remote islands .
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