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 tells Atra-hasis to build a boat and load it with his family and various species
of animals. When the flood is released, they are safe in the boat while everyone
else is drowned. The gods are in great distress, especially the mother goddess, ...
There he will meet Gilgamesh who meanwhile has been dreaming about objects
falling from the sky; his mother tells him that they represent a man who will
become his best friend. After Enkidu's arrival the two men decide to win glory and
'Shall I tell you a story?', came the voice again. The boy was beginning to feel
afraid. He looked in every direction yet still could see nobody. When the voice
called out again, he realised that it was coming from the stone on which he was
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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