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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The tablets were discovered among the remains of temple archives, and most of
the myths feature the deities worshipped in these temples. Their purpose also
remains unclear; there are elements of popular narratives, some passages seem
The only god who does not greet Namtar with due respect but remains seated is
Nergal. Ereshkigal plans to avenge this insult by killing Nergal and so she
summons him to the underworld. Ea equips Nergal with powerful magic and
when he ...
Much remains to be discovered about its ancient past and extensive mythology.
Bordering the earth's greatest ocean, the Pacific, Southeast Asia is made up of
the mainland and the island arc. The mainland comprises Burma, Thailand, ...
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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