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The mythology of South America : with a new afterword

Author: John Bierhorst
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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Bierhorst traces the principle myths from tribe to tribe in seven carefully mapped regions of South America. This book includes samples from mythological stories and some chapters are devoted to special topics such as myth and politics. Bierhorst introduces readers to the female creators of the northern Andes, the male gods of the Ancient Incas, and the shameless tricksters Sun and Moon. This edition includes a new
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bierhorst, John.
Mythology of South America.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)681740380
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Bierhorst
ISBN: 0195146255 9780195146257 0195146247 9780195146240
OCLC Number: 48265664
Notes: Originally published: New York : William Morrow, ©1988, in series: Gods and heroes of the New World.
Description: xi, 279 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Greater Brazil --
Guiana --
Brazilian Highlands --
Gran Chaco --
Far South --
Northwest --
Central Andes.
Responsibility: John Bierhorst.
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