Intoxication in mythology

a worldwide dictionary of gods, rites, intoxicants and places

By Abel, Ernest L.

Publishers Summary:
"From Acan, the Mayan god of intoxicating drinks, to Zagreus, the first incantation of Greek Dionysus, this encyclopedia encompasses intoxicant-related stories from world mythology that explain the origins of a particular intoxicant or how that intoxicant was involved in creating a particular culture"--Provided by publisher.

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ISBN
978-0-78642-477-1
Publisher
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2006.


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Reviewed on April 15, 2007

Having written on subjects as diverse as Confederate sheet music and Semitic hereditary diseases, Abel (psychology, Wayne State Univ., Detroit) turns his scholarly attention to the role of intoxicants in world mythology, reaching beyond time-worn Greek and Roman myths to achieve a culturally diverse subject presentation. The A-to-Z cro...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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