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Sex in the world of myth

Author: David Adams Leeming
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, Limited, 2018 ©2018
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In Sex in the World of Myth, David Leeming argues that sex is as important in myths as it is in our lives. Myths are our cultural dreams, and sex is pervasive in all mythologies because it has obsessed and confused us like nothing else - what's more, sexual myths, like all myths, can serve many purposes. The reproductive acts of the ancient Greek goddess Gaia perhaps reflect a pre-Olympian matriarchal social system.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Leeming, David Adams, 1937-
Sex in the world of myth.
London, UK : Reaktion Books Ltd., 2018
(OCoLC)1018036921
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Adams Leeming
ISBN: 9781789140347 178914034X
OCLC Number: 1048922298
Description: 1 online resource (240 pages)
Contents: Mesopotamia --
Egypt --
Canaan and Israel --
Greece and Rome --
India --
Northern Europe: Celts and Norsemen --
China and Japan --
Sub-Saharan Africa --
Oceania --
The Americas
Responsibility: David Leeming

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In Sex in the World of Myth, David Leeming argues that sex is as important in myths as it is in our lives.  Read more...

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