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African mythology

Author: Edward Geoffrey Parrinder
Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble Books, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents the mythology of sub-Saharan Africa, including beliefs on creation, birth, death, and oracles, with texts of some legends and animal fables.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Geoffrey Parrinder
ISBN: 076070189X 9780760701898
OCLC Number: 36970707
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New rev. ed. London : Hamlyn, 1982.
Description: 144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: The creator --
God leaves the world --
The first ancestors --
The mystery of birth --
The origins of death --
The world beyond --
Gods and spirits --
Oracles and divination --
Witches and monsters --
Secret societies and ancestors --
Legends of old Africa --
Animal fables.
Responsibility: Geoffrey Parrinder.

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Presents the mythology of sub-Saharan Africa, including beliefs on creation, birth, death, and oracles, with texts of some legends and animal fables.

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