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The Oxford companion to world mythology

Author: David Adams Leeming
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Covering all aspects of mythology, this Companion includes essays on the world's major mythological traditions (Greek, Native American, Indian, Japanese, Sumerian, Egyptian), along with retellings of better-known myths, and entries on mythological types, motifs, and figures (such as the Descent to the Underworld, the Hero, Creation, Odysseus, Spider Woman, and Inanna), and related subjects (such as fairly tales and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedieën (vorm)
Encyclopedias
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Adams Leeming
ISBN: 9780199916481 0199916489 0195156692 9780195156690
OCLC Number: 819292398
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: David Leeming ; reviewed and selectively updated by the original author.

Abstract:

"Covering all aspects of mythology, this Companion includes essays on the world's major mythological traditions (Greek, Native American, Indian, Japanese, Sumerian, Egyptian), along with retellings of better-known myths, and entries on mythological types, motifs, and figures (such as the Descent to the Underworld, the Hero, Creation, Odysseus, Spider Woman, and Inanna), and related subjects (such as fairly tales and legends). The Companion locates myth firmly in our lives today by exploring language patterns, psychology, religion, politics, art, and gender attitudes."- publisher.

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