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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T MAUI SNARES THE SUN WHEN MAUI WAS YOUNG the sun travelled so
swiftly across the sky that his mother and other earth people did not have enough
time to complete their work in the gardens. Maui determined to slow the sun
As they travelled north from their origin in central Australia, they plunged their
digging sticks into the ground at various spots. From these spots waterholes
gushed forth. While they created the landscape and its plant and animal species,
The ancestor beings, for example among the Aranda of the central desert, left
parts of their bodies in the places in m which they travelled. A ^ married woman,
engaged 3 in the daily search for ^5 food, might feel a sudden lit pain inside her ...
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