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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Once the moon is nourished it continues to chase the sun, who allows it to starve
again before allowing it to feed once more. THE MOON IN INUIT MYTH it was
once possible for any person to journey to the moon. This would happen when
The myths often begin with a familiar ▻ Gods were believed to have two sides to
their character. domestic scene, something the audience can at once relate to: an
outrageous human activity, a bride or groom quest, someone under attack.
Once he was Nagah, the mountain sheep, and one day he found a high
mountain with steep sides, ending in a sharp peak reaching up into the clouds.
He climbed to the very top. Shinob, the Great Spirit, was walking across the sky
when he ...
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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