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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Thoroughly annoyed, he persuaded the assembly of the gods that a plague
should be sent down to thin out the people and reduce the noise. But a wise man
named Atrahasis (sometimes Utnapishtim or Ziusudra) consulted Enki (or Ea)
Arthur sent several knights to arrange a meeting, including Cei, but they intruded
rudely on Peredur's reverie and he sent them back battered and bleeding.
Gwalchmai, being more polite, succeeded where the others had failed and when
An Irish champion was sent to collect it and Tristan killed him. He was injured in
the fight, however, and his wound became poisoned. A cure was found in Ireland
where Tristan was sent under an assumed name. There he was restored to ...
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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