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Jan. 10th, 2011 @ 10:50 am Another academic text for polytheists.
Rethinking Ghosts in World Religions edited by Muzhou Pu/Mu-chou Poo.

Among the articles of potential interest:
"Wind and smoke : giving up the ghost of Enkidu, comprehending Enkidu’s ghosts"
"Belief and the dead in Pharaonic Egypt"
"The Roman manes : the dead as gods"
"The ghostly troop and the battle over death : William of Auvergne (d. 1249) connects Christian, Old Norse, and Irish views"
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Date:January 12th, 2011 03:06 pm (UTC)
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seconding the "sounds interesting." thanks for the heads up!