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logos

word, reason; rational account

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mythos

myth; traditional account

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naive realism

claim that reality is exactly as perceived by the senses

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structuralism

claim that the human mind categorizes experience in terms of binary oppositions

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apkallu

mythical fish-man as Mesopotamian culture-bringer

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asu

Mesopotamian herbalist, doctor, medical practitioner

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masmassu

Mesopotamian expert in divinatory medical diagnosis and treatment

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materia medica

substances used in treatment of diseases

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miqtu

mesopotamian disease characterized by convulsions and loss of consciousness (epilepsy)

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siknu

inner character, nature of a thing (Mesopotamian)

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swnw

Egyptian physician

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wab

Egyptian priest, sometimes involved in medical care

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sau

Egyptian magician

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ukhedu

Egyptian morbid disease matter, excrement

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metu

vessels through which various materials move in the body

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per ankh

egyptian "House of Life"; library, scriptorium

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mammisi

birth-house within Egyptian temple precinct

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Sekhmet

lioness-headed goddess of plague and healing

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loimos

plague, epidemic

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nosos

(individual) sickness, disease

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daimon

unidentified divine power

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miasma

physical, moral pollution (dirt)

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pharmakon

plant, medicine, poison, charm, scapegoat

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katharsis

purification, cleaning

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epode

sung or spoken charm or spell

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phylakterion

protective amulet