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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Among the tion from the elements . Whether for Koyukon Athabaskans of the
Alaskan boreal everyday use or for ritual and ceremonial forest , the spirit powers
of trees were espe use , clothing is an expression of religious cially valued for ...
... the sun and of Daksha , from which originated the moon shine no more and all
becomes dark . age - old antagonism between the worShiva begins his pralaya ,
dance of destruc shippers of Vishnu and the worshippers tion , accompanied by ...
These hymns provided an had been contaminated by early Christian tion of
incest and , in introduction to lengthy genealogies con influence . What is more
likely is that the the stratified soci necting the divine with the ruling families .
myths of ...
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