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Middle Eastern mythology

Author: S H Hooke
Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England : Penguin ; New York, N.Y. : Viking Penguin, 1963
Series: Pelican books, A546.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The role of mythology in ritual and in the origins of customs, cults, and hero worship are covered by this comparative survey. Discusses legends of the Egyptians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Canaanites,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S H Hooke
ISBN: 0140205462 9780140205466
OCLC Number: 14365111
Notes: On cover: From the Assyrians to the Hebrews.
Description: 198 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Types of myth. --
1. Mesopotamian myths: Sumerian myths --
Babylonian myths. --
2. Egyptian mythology: The Osirian myths --
The myths of Re, the Sun-god --
Nilotic myths. --
3. Ugaritic mythology: The myths of Baal --
The legend of Keret --
The legend of Aqhat --
The births of Dawn and Dusk (Shahar and Shalim) --
The myth of Nikkal and the Kathirat. --
4. Hittite mythology: The myth of Ullikummis --
The myth of Illuyankas --
The myth of Telepinus --
5. Hebrew mythology: Creation myths --
The myth of Cain and Abel --
The myth of the Flood --
The myth of the Tower of Babel --
The myth of the destruction of the cities of the plain --
The cult myths (The Passover cult myth --
The myth of the epiphany on Sinai) --
The Joshua myth --
The myth of the Ark --
The Elijah and Elisha myths. --
6. Mythological elements in Jewish apocalyptic: The book of Daniel --
Other apocalyptic uses of myth. --
7. Mythological elements in the New Testament: The birth narratives --
The resurrection narratives. --
8. Christian myth and ritual.
Series Title: Pelican books, A546.
Responsibility: S.H. Hooke.

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