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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Asklepios is said to have been killed by a thunderbolt from Zeus after he
transgressed by trying to raise the dead . Athens ... Disconcerted , Oedipus
consulted the Delphic oracle , who told him that he would kill his father and marry
his mother .
Her revenge They were only allowed to fight in battles was terrifying . First , she
sent poisoned after they had killed at least one man . They robes to Creon and
Glauce which were said to keep men as slaves or to have burned them to death .
Ravana , the Maricha disguised as a golden deer . enemy of Rama , was cursed
to fall from When Sita saw the beautiful deer she paradise to endure three births
as a begged Rama to capture it for her . demon and to be killed each time by ...
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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