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 OISIN IN THE LAND OF FOREVER YOUNG OISIN, THE SON of Finn mac Cool,
was out hunting one day with his father and their elite band of warriors, the
Fianna. They were joined by a beautiful, fairy-like woman on a white horse.
As long as the old man kept them in his lamp, the three souls could not be
retrieved by the northern lights and taken back to the heavens. In return, they
would capture the souls of young people to transfer into the body of the old man
so that he ...
Chippewa myths may be divided roughly into the following classifications:
Wenebojo (a real person) creation myths; tales about Matchikwewis and
Oshkikwe, mostly cautionary tales told by women to young girls showing them
how to behave; ...
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