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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The king was most upset and had his stable lad Ivan stand guard all night long .
Half the night passed and then , all of a sudden , Ivan saw a Firebird swoop down
and start pecking at the apples . He grabbed the Firebird's tail , but it tore free ...
The king asked the fish why it had taken this form . The fish replied that he was
Vishnu , come to save all the creatures of the earth from a devastating flood . The
king should gather samples of all species of plants and animals to be saved .
INTRODUCTION Lha - tho tho - ri came to the throne and , in the water - bird year
of 433 , at the age of 60 , he became the first king to learn of Buddhism . Legend
has it that the sky one day filled with rainbows and on to the roof of his palace ...
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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