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Of gods and men : studies in Lithuanian mythology

Author: Algirdas Julien Greimas
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1992.
Series: Folklore studies in translation.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With this volume, Greimas gives voice to the cultural memory of his people. He is both storyteller and explicator, deciphering the symbolic world of Lithuanian mythology. This first English translation of Apie Dievus ir zmones is a brilliant convergence of Greimas's historical and folkloric studies. Greimas examines the origins of ancient deities; discusses the concepts of life and death, fate and fortune; looks at  Read more...
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Greimas, Algirdas Julien.
Of gods and men.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1992
(OCoLC)988344107
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Algirdas Julien Greimas
ISBN: 0253326524 9780253326522
OCLC Number: 25095315
Notes: Translation of: Apie dievus ir žmones.
Description: x, 231 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. Kaukai --
II. Aitvaras --
III. Ausrine --
IV. Laima --
V. On Bees and Women --
VI. Gods and Festivals --
VII. Gods and Festivals.
Series Title: Folklore studies in translation.
Other Titles: Apie dievus ir žmones.
Responsibility: Algirdas J. Greimas ; translated by Milda Newman.
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Deciphers the symbolic world of Lithuanian mythology. This book discusses the concepts of life and death, fate and fortune. It describes the codes used by farmers to organize systems of mutual  Read more...

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