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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AHURA MAZDA AND THE AMESHA SPENTAS AHURA MAZDA, the Wise Lord,
is thought originally to be the Iranian equivalent of the Vedic Asura Varuna, both
guardians of the true law, Asha or Arta. Zoroaster had a vision of the Amesha ...
They were not divine, but their spirits were thought to be eternal and they often
intervened to help mortals in need. Heroes were not worshipped in Homer's time,
but by the fifth century BCE, the hero cult had become a widespread form of ...
THE ENVIRONMENT LIFE WAS THOUGHT by the northern people to have
begun with the fusion of ice and fire, and they thought that at Ragnarok, the end
of the world, flames would reach the sky and the earth would sink into the sea.
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