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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... a late cosmological and chronological compilation collated from earlier
sources during the early ten th century CE. THE HISTORY of the universe lasts 1
2,000 years. At first Ohrmazd's world of light coexists with Ahriman's world of
BLACK MISERY AND RADIANCE AT ONE TIME, it was said, when nothing
existed, two lights were born. ... Then, out of chaos arose multi-coloured streams
of light which separated in the manner of a rainbow, and from their five colours
As in Mesoamerica, creations were seen in terms of the relationships between □
> light and dark and successive endeavours by deities to perfect their handiwork.
In one Inca version, the god Viracocha first created a world of darkness, ...
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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