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Mythology for storytellers : themes and tales from around the world

Author: Josepha Sherman
Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. : Sharpe Reference, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mythology has existed in some form in every human society that has left records. This collection of myths begins with a 16-page introductory essay on the definition of mythology.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Anthologie
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sherman, Josepha.
Mythology for storytellers.
Armonk, N.Y. : Sharpe Reference, ©2003
(DLC) 2002036575
(OCoLC)50844439
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Josepha Sherman
ISBN: 9781317464181 1317464184
OCLC Number: 616676956
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 369 pages) : color illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; An Introduction to Mythology; 1. The Creation; The Beginning of Creation: A Myth from Ancient Babylon; Ancient Creation: A Myth from Ancient Assyria; Atum the Creator: A Myth from Ancient Egypt; Ptah Creates the World: A Myth Variant from Memphis, Ancient Egypt; Colored Clays: A Myth of the Shilluk of Sudan; In the Beginning: A Myth of the Yoruba of Nigeria; Bringing up the World: A Myth of the Boshongo People of Zaire; Two Creators: A Myth from the Kono of Sierra Leone and Guinea. Moving the Sky: A Myth of the San of NamibiaTheogony: A Myth from Ancient Greece; Ymir and the Creation: A Myth from the Norse; Vainamoinen and the Creation: A Myth from Finland; With the Help of a Mole: A Myth from Romania; The Saga of Creation: A Myth from Magyar Hungary; The Cosmic Egg: A Myth from Ancient India; How the World Was Created and Re-Created: A Myth from India; Creation from Chaos: The Tao: A Myth from China; P'an Ku: A Myth from China; Nü Wa Creates Humanity: A Myth from China; The Two Sons of Heaven: A Myth of the Mongol People. The Beginning: Izanagi and Izanami: A Myth from JapanThe Creation Story: A Myth of the Tagalog of the Philippines; Something from Nothing: A Myth from Melanesia; Three Creations: A Myth of the Dusuns of Borneo; Rangi and Papa: A Myth from the Maori; Ta'aroa: A Myth from Tahiti; Creation of Earth and Life: A Myth from Samoa; The Creation of Man: A Thompson Indian Myth; The Origin of the Apaches: A Myth of the Jicarilla Apache; Four Creations: A Myth of the Hopi of Arizona; The Origin of the World: A Myth of the Wyandot People; The Twin Creations: A Myth of the Wyandot People. Creation of Earth and Humanity: A Myth of the Arapaho PeopleCreation by Thought: A Myth of the Winnebago People of Wisconsin; Glooscap and His People: A Myth of the Micmac People of Canada; Hurakan Creates the World: A Myth of the Mayan People; The Fifth Sun: A Myth of the Aztecs of Mexico; Quetzalcoatl: A Myth from the Aztecs of Mexico; Creation from Illusion: A Myth of the Uitoto People of Colombia; Amana: A Myth of the Calina People of South America; The Birth of Humanity: A Myth of the Yupa of South America; 2. Myths of Death and Rebirth; Myths of Death. Death Comes to Humanity: A Myth of the Khoikhoin PeopleThe Messenger Fails: A Myth from Nigeria; Heiseb and Death: A Myth of the San of the Kalahari; The Origin of Death: A Myth of the Maasai People; Why People Die: A Myth from Madagascar (Malagasy Republic); The Slaying of Humanity: A Myth of Ancient Egypt; Orpheus and Eurydice: A Myth from Ancient Greece; The Woman Who Was Death: A Myth from India; Choosing Death: A Myth of the Poso People of Indonesia; The Bird That Brought Death: A Myth of the Aranda of Australia; The Moon and Death: A Myth of the Wotjobaluk People of Australia.
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This illustrated collection puts the riches of world mythology at the fingertips of students and storytellers alike. It includes favourite and little-known tales from Africa, Asia, Europe, the  Read more...

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