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Python; a study of Delphic myth and its origins

Author: Joseph Eddy Fontenrose
Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press, 1959.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Eddy Fontenrose
OCLC Number: 4089770
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xviii, 616 pages illustrations 25 cm
Contents: Introduction. Themes of the combat --
Apollo and the dragon. Python and Delphyne ; Tityos ; Phorbas and Phlegyas --
Kyknos and other bad characters. Kyknos ; Lapiths and Dryopes ; Pyreneus and Sybaris --
Python and his derivatives --
Zeus and Typhon --
Typhon and Python --
Dragoness and Lamia. Echidna, Keto ; Skylla ; Lamia ; Poine and Psamathe ; Empusa, Mormo, Gello --
God and the dragon in the nearer east. Hittite dragon and demon ; Baal's combats with sea and death ; Aqhat ; Dragon as sea and death --
God and dragon in Mesopotamia. The God's combat ; Comparative analysis ; Tammuz and Bilulu ; Gilgamesh --
God and dragon in Egypt and India. Egyptian myths ; Indic myths ; Observations on Asiatic myths --
Chaos and cosmos. The chaos demons ; Gigantomachy ; The dying God ; Demoness and love goddess ; Trickery and magic ; Summary --
Perseus and Kadmos Perseus ; Kadmos --
Herakles. Perseus ; Kadmos --
Herakles. Alkestis and Thanatos ; Herakles at Pylos ; Antaios ; Geryon and Cacus ; Laomedon and Hesione ; Acheloos, Nessos, and Amaltheia ; Hydra and lion --
Earlier forms of the Delphic myth. Telphusa ; Dionysos at Delphi ; Poseidon and Pyrrhos ; Herakles and the tripod --
The Corycian cave. The Cicician cave ; The Parnassian cave ; Lykoreia ; Pyrrhos, Deukalion, Lykoros ; Men of oak and stone ; The three sisters of Parnassos --
The rituals. The Babylonian new-year festival ; Other oriental rituals ; Septerion and Pythian festival ; Concluding remarks on myth and ritual --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: [by] Joseph Fontenrose.

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