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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rarely expressed theme of love occurs in the myth of stellar lovers . Less
emphasised themes include agricultural and pastoral themes , migration and
exile , animalian and vegetal themes , gender - based conflict , and the cultural
other ' .
The myths were often presented to the people in the form of dance or drama with
elaborate costumes , Greek - style choruses , falsetto voice parts and clowning . Y
THE DEMAS OF WEST IRIAN OCEANIC THEMES ALL THE LAND was once a ...
Cooking THEMES BIRD - MADE WOMEN signifies civilised life for the Taíno .
THE THEMES OF these myths focus IT IS SAID THAT one day some men went
on cosmic energy as channelled through to bathe in the river and while they were
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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