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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According to the legend, Ptah took precedence over Atum because he had
created the heart and tongue of Atum. Ptah was particularly revered as the god of
craftsmen and workers, and among his many titles was that of 'father and mother
They found her and took pity on the 'old lady', bringing her food and treating her
kindly. In return she taught them to braid their hair, but the scent of the goddess
was upon her fingers and the queen noticed the new hairstyles and perfume and
When Procne's sister Philomela visited them, Tereus raped her and cut out her
tongue so that she could not tell anyone. But Philomela wove a tapestry depicting
the outrage and showed it to her sister. Procne and Philomela took revenge by ...
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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