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The Oxford companion to world mythology

Author: David Adams Leeming
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2005.
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Covers all aspects of mythology, including substantial essays on the world's major mythological traditions (including Greek, Native American, Indian, Japanese, Sumerian, Egyptian), mythological types and motifs (e.g., Descent to the Underworld, the Hero, the Trickster, Creation, the Quest), mythological figures (e.g.,Odysseus, Zeus, Osiris, Spider Woman, Inanna) as well as numerous interrelated subjects such as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Wörterbuch (Fachlexikon)
Encyclopedias
Encyclopédies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Adams Leeming
ISBN: 0195156692 9780195156690 9780195387087 0195387082
OCLC Number: 60492027
Description: xxxvii, 469 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Cultural listing of entries --
A-Z entries --
Pantheonic family trees and charts of equivalent deIties.
Responsibility: David Leeming.
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Cave paintings at Lascaux, France and Altamira, Spain, fraught with expression thousands of years later; point to an early human desire to form a cultural identity. This companion explores the role  Read more...

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