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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In the Marquesas, the Vehine Hue or wild women, were forever trying to steal or
rape wandering males. Female spirits in Tonga and the Gilberts were said to
strangle mortals they made love with. Maori, Tuamotuan and Tahitian myths tell
THE GIFTS OF BREAD AND HERBS T MYTH OF THE BIRD-MADE WOMEN IT IS
SAID THAT one day some men went to bathe in the river and while they were
washing it began to rain heavily. These men were anxious to possess women, ...
SEASONS, CYCLES AND WOMEN THE MYTH of the 'Flight of the G&jyo Women'
is an account of the symbolic and physical associations between seasonal fertility
and that of women. In typically shamanic fashion, Guahayona must attain ...
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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