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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Others swept east along the Danube from where, a century later, they invaded
Greece and Asia Minor. The tide turned towards the end of the third century BCE,
however, when the resistance of the Romans in the south, the Germans in the ...
The story of Taliesin is included in later compilations. Among the 'Native Tales',
the collection boasts the earliest surviving Arthurian tale in Welsh, Culhwch and
Olwen, which shows forms of eleventh-century style, vocabulary and custom.
A much later version of this myth, which was probably a cultural diffusion from
Tibet in the third century CE, relates that at the beginning of time primeval matter
was like a chicken's egg. After 18,000 years this matter separated, and sky and ...
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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