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World mythology : an anthology of the great myths and epics

Author: Donna Rosenberg
Publisher: Lincolnwood, Ill. : NTC Pub. Group, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This new edition of World Mythology offers 59 of the world's great myths from Greece and Rome, the Middle East, Northern Europe, the British Isles, the Far East and Pacific Islands, Africa, and the Americas.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donna Rosenberg
ISBN: 0844257656 9780844257655 0844257672 9780844257679
OCLC Number: 29217395
Description: xxii, 613 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Purpose of myths --
Matriarchal society --
Academic perspectives on myths --
Greece and Rome: Greece: Creation of the Titans and the gods --
Ages of man --
Demeter and Persephone --
Flood cycle: Lycaon: Cause --
Flood: Punishment --
Deucalion and Pyrrha: Rebirth --
Labors and death of Heracles --
Iliad --
Odyssey --
Rome: Romulus and Remus --
Aeneid --
Middle East: Babylonia: Enuma elish --
Egypt: Osiris, Isis, and Horus --
Hittite: Telepinu --
Sumer/Babylonia: Gilgamesh --
Northern Europe: Creation, death, and rebirth of the Universe --
Theft of Idun's apples --
Death of Balder --
Theft of Thor's hammer --
Sigurd the Volsung --
British Isles: Ireland/Scotland: Ages of the world (Celtic) --
Dagda the good (Celtic) --
England/Scandinavia: Beowulf --
England/France: King Arthur --
Far East and the Pacific Islands: India: Creation, death, and rebirth of the Universe --
Indra and the dragon --
Ramayana --
China: Creation of the Universe --
Yi the archer and the ten suns --
Quest for the sun --
Japan: Creation of the Universe and Japan --
Amaterasu --
Kotan Utunnai (Ainu) --
New Zealand: Creation cycle (Polynesia/Maori): Creation of the Universe and the gods --
Creation of human beings --
Creation of New Zealand --
Hawaii: Taming of the Sun (Polynesia/Hawaii) --
Africa: Nigeria: Creation of the Universe and Ife (Yoruba) --
Benin: Quarrel between Sagbata and Sogbo (Fon) --
Faraka: Gassire's Lute (Soninke) --
Mali: Sunjata (Mande/Keita) --
Zaire: Mwindo (Nyanga) --
Americas: Bolivia: Creation (Tishuanaco/Aymara) --
Peru: House of Origin (Inca) --
Bolivia/Peru: Children of the Sun (Tiahuanaco/Aymara/Inca) --
Surinam/Brazil: Paraparawa and Waraku (Trio) --
Guatemala: Creation (Maya) --
Mexico: Creation cycle (Toltec/Aztec) --
Five worlds and their suns --
Creation of the Earth --
Creation of human beings --
Creator of music --
Quetzalcoatl (Toltec/Aztec) --
United States: Emergence (Navajo) --
Ahaiyuta and the Cloud-eater (Zuni) --
Lodge-boy and Thrown-Away (Crow) --
United States/Canada: Woman who fell from the sky (Iroquois/Huron) --
Raven and the sources of light (Haida/Tsimshian/Tlingit) --
Sedna (Inuit) --
Canada: Caught by a Hair-string (Micmac).
Responsibility: Donna Rosenberg.

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This new edition of World Mythology offers 59 of the world's great myths from Greece and Rome, the Middle East, Northern Europe, the British Isles, the Far East and Pacific Islands, Africa, and the Americas.

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