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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Both texts preserve major and minor myths in their great diversity. Miscellaneous
ancient and medieval writings and later encyclopedias also preserve fragments
of myth. THE CREATION OF HUMANKIND BY WOMAN GUA THE PAN GU ...
THE WORLD CATASTROPHE OF THE FLOOD THE FLOOD MYTH is told in four
main versions. The myth of the worker god Gong Gong relates how he stirred the
world's waters so they crashed against the sky barrier, threatening a return to ...
Korean myths are of two types: foundation myths about the people and state, and
creation myths about the origin of the world. Because the foundation myths are so
ancient, most of them are known only from ancient Korean or Chinese records ...
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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