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The great themes : world myth

Author: Tony Allan; Charles Phillips; Time-Life Books.
Publisher: Amsterdam : Time-Life Books BV, ©2000.
Series: Myth and mankind.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A cross-cultural examination of the commonality of themes which appear in the mythology of various peoples.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Great themes.
Amsterdam : Time-Life Books BV, ©2000
(OCoLC)894781334
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Allan; Charles Phillips; Time-Life Books.
ISBN: 0705436837 9780705436830
OCLC Number: 44490940
Notes: Created, edited and designed by Duncan Baird Publishers.
"First Time-Life English language printing 2000."
Description: 144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm.
Contents: The meaning of myth --
In the beginning (Order out of chaos --
The birth of the gods --
The shape of the universe --
Making the earth --
The first people --
How things came to be --
The universal flood --
Visions of renewal --
Picture essay: Worshipping the heavens) --
A world alive with gods and spirits (Powerful spirits of place --
Masters of the elements --
Bonds between animals and humans --
The divine drama of the seasons --
The great goddess --
Tricksters and troublemakers --
Guardians of hearth and home --
Picture essay: Sinuous and eternal symbols) --
God-Kings and supermen (Divine rulers --
History into myth --
The call to glory --
The epic quest --
The death of heroes) Confronting the final mystery (How death came into the world --
The soul's journey --
Facing a final judgement --
The worlds of the dead --
Living visitors to the dread domain --
Returning to the land of the living --
Picture essay: Acts of sacrifice) --
An enduring legacy (The twilight of the gods --
An unquenched thirst for legend --
Folklore enters the Space Age).
Series Title: Myth and mankind.
Other Titles: World myth
Responsibility: writers: Tony Allan, Charles Phillips.

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A cross-cultural examination of the commonality of themes which appear in the mythology of various peoples.

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