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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Charon, the ferryman of the underworld, then took the dead across the infernal
rivers: the river Styx (river of hate), Acheron (river of woe), Lethe (river of
forgetfulness), Cocytus (river of wailing) and Phlegethon (river of fire). A The
Fundamental to Central and Eastern mythology is the fish-faced creator god and
the dreaded Mongol-Tartars. The forest and steppe, therefore, evoked conflict-
ing feelings as both friend and foe. Not so the river, as Kluchevsky explains: He ...
The mythic narrative as recorded in the Samguk yusa is composed of four scenes
which describe how: a king discovered the daughter of a river spirit who had
been raped; the river spirit's daughter gave birth to a giant egg out of which the
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