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Larousse world mythology .

Author: Pierre Grimal
Publisher: New York, Hamlyn, 1973.
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Genre/Form: Mythology
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Grimal
OCLC Number: 5982338
Notes: Translation "from Mythologies de la Méditerranée au Gange and Mythologies des steppes, des iles et des forêts."
Description: 560 pages illustrations, color plates 30 cm
Contents: Introduction: man and myth / P. Grimal --
The Problem of prehistoric religions / A. Varagnac --
Egypt : syncretism and state religion / B. van de Walle --
Empires of the ancient near east : the hymns of creation / M. Viieyra --
Sumer --
Babylon --
Hurrites and Hittites --
Western semitic lands : the idea of the supreme god / A. Caquot --
Greece : myth and logic ; Rome : gods by conquest / P. Grimal --
Persia : cosmic dualism / J. de Menasce --
India : the eternal cycle --
Hindu mythology ; Mythology of Jainism ; mythology of Buddhism / J. Herbert --
Tribal mythologies of central india / O. Herrenschmidt --
Mythology of the Tamils / Pierre Meile --
China : the struggle for power / M. Soymie. Japan : cults and ceremonies / E.D. Saunders and B. Frank --
The Shinto gods --
The Buddists pantheon in Japan --
Celtic Lands : myth in history / G. Roth and P.M. Duval --
The Continental celts --
The Insular celts : Great Britain and Ireland --
Germanic Lands : the mortal gods / P. Grappin --
Slav countries : folk-lore of the forest ; Baltic lands : nature worship / A. Gieysztor --
Finland-ugria : magic animals / A. Sauvageot --
Siberia : the three worlds ; Eskimo lands : man against nature / E. Lot- Falck --
North America : spirits of good and evil / M. Bouteiller --
Central America : gods of sacrifice / M. Simoni --
The Aztecs --
The Mayas --
South America : creation and destruction / A. Metraux. Oceania : Society and tradition / A.M. Panoff --
Melaesia --
Micronesia --
Australia --
Africa : magic and symbolism / R. Bastide --
Pygmies, Bushmen, Hottentots --
Bantu tribes of the south and east --
The Congo group --
The Nilotic tribes --
Sudanese mythologies --
The West African seaboard --
Madagascar.
Responsibility: [Translated by Patricia Beardsworth].

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