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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He was often represented with the head of an ibis, and the baboon was an
animal par ticularly regarded as sacred and associated with him. He was the god
of wisdom and learning who had invented hieroglyphs, literally 'the sacred writ
In mythology, mother goddesses are commonly represented in threes, and the
Morrigan is often represented by her terrifying sisters. Sometimes a trio
represents different aspects of the same character; Naoise, the lover of Deirdre,
has two ...
In north-east Arnhem Land, the two Djanggawul sisters are called 'daughters of
the sun': they represent the sun and its life- giving properties. T THE WAGILAK
MYTH AT THE BEGINNING of time, the Wagilak sisters set off on foot towards the
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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