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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texts shows that it comes from a much older tradition. Probably of more interest to
scholars than the story itself is the list of Arthurian characters it introduces.
Culhwch alone mentions 200 names, including an inventory of Arthur's court.
God performed a miracle to show his approval and the first humans made love,
hiding their ashamed faces behind a grass fan. This rare ... The lowest scene
shows the watery underworld where her mortal soul will rest in peace and die.
These show the elaborate internal anatomy of beings and animals: in the latter
case, it often indicates which parts of the ... It shows the internal organs of the
bodies of these beings, but these are at the same time features of the landscape.
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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