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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ANAT MOT THE WORD MOT MEANS 'Death' and he personifies death in all its
aspects; to 'be eaten by Mot' is to die. In the Ugaritic myths he is the main
adversary of Baal whom he can never completely vanquish. It has been
proposed that ...
By the fifth century BCE mythos was predominantly used in contrast with the word
logos, which also means 'speech'. Logos has connotations of rational speech
and writing and mythos came to mean 'fiction' or 'story'. The poetry recital, where
... both creative and destructive, two contending forces within a single being
which becomes a means of revealing the transformational processes at work
during this time. Gulu (Ganda/Uganda) is such a creator god. He has a daughter,
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