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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In an Ekoi (Nigeria) story, a sheep generously gives of the food of his farm to his
neighbours, but when he sells his farm for a python's shining stone, those
neighbours refuse to reciprocate, informing him that it was ridiculous for him to
sell his ...
However, instead of bringing up soil in his claws, as in versions related by other
tribes, the crawfish built a mud chimney that eventually reached the surface of the
water. THE STORYTELLING STONE THERE WAS ONCE an orphan who grew ...
H THE CALENDAR STONE AZTEC CREATION MYTHS are vividly portrayed in
the impressive Calendar Stone. Discovered in 1790 near the Great Aztec Temple
in Mexico City, the four- metre-wide disc is less a true calendar than a ...
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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