Too much theoretical reading lately (probably my next reading will be something lighter). I can blame that, ooooooor I can say I wasn’t fully satisfied with the book, which is not, of course, Mr. Eliade’s fault. Except for the shell’s myth (in most cultures the shell and the pearl are a symbol of procreation – the shell represents the vulva while the pearl represents the fetus; shells were also used in funeral processions plus magic and medicine, etc.) the others didn’t really get into me. I wish they did.