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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However, forewarned by Ea not to accept the proffered Water and Bread of Death
, Adapa rejects the offer. ... (This myth reinforces the Mesopotamian view that
eternal life is for the gods; even when offered the chance of immortality, Adapa is
No one was allowed into Tara without a skill and Lugh was asked what arts he
could offer. He said he was a carpenter, but the gatekeeper was unimpressed.
There was already a carpenter in the citadel, he scoffed, by the name of Luchtar.
She told the dwarves she wanted it and offered to buy it from them, but they
refused to sell. Freyja offered a large amount of gold and silver, but still they
would not part with the necklace. A Dwarfs were excellent metal workers and
crafted a ...
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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