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 INANNA'S DESCENT TO THE UNDERWORLD INANNA, 'QUEEN OF HEAVEN
AND earth', decides to go down to the underworld. Realising the danger that
such an undertaking involves, even for a goddess of her power, she makes ...
NERGAL AND ERESHKIGAL THE HEAVENLY GODS have a banquet and
Ereshkigal, queen of the underworld, sends her envoy Namtar to receive her
share of the feast. The only god who does not greet Namtar with due respect but
THE UNDERWORLD THE GREEKS DID NOT have a heaven and hell like many
religions, but they did believe in various sorts of afterlife. The most frequently
encountered was the underworld, known as Hades ('the unseeing' or 'the unseen
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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