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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:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Presents major myths and epics from around the world accompanied by historical background, literary analysis, and an evaluation of each myth's appeal.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donna Rosenberg
ISBN: 0844257672 9780844257679
OCLC Number: 38911612
Description: xxii, 584 pages : illustrations ; 23 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). The Americas: Bolivia: Creation (Tiahuanaco/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 --
Creation 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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Offers 59 of the world's great myths - including selections from "The Iliad and the Odyssey", "Beowulf", "King Arthur" and "Quetzalcoatl". Each myth is accompanied by an introduction that offers  Read more...

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