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Cross-references are noted in bold and sources appear at the end of each entry. Different versions of a single myth are presented when pertinent to the overriding theme. These substances promoted a variety of states including possession by the gods, liberation of the soul or a communion with the spirit world.

Performance and reliability cookies These cookies allow us to monitor OverDrive's performance and reliability. Entries are arranged alphabetically without regard to category e. For example, they let us know which features and sections are most popular. Share via Email About the Book Myths from the ancient world usually have some supernatural element, a component often generated from a particular intoxicant.

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Part of that belief is that living can influence what happens to the dead in the afterlife, and the dead can return from the afterlife to affect the living. We use this information to create a better experience for all users. Appendices group entries by category and by place of origin.