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World mythology : an anthology of the great myths and epics

Author: Donna Rosenberg
Publisher: Lincolnwood, Ill. : NTC Pub. Group, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Each myth is told in clear, vivid prose that retains the major plot, characterization and style of the original and preserves its appeal as fine literature. An introduction supplements each myth with historical background and literary analysis, while questions following each myth prompt response and analysis.
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Genre/Form: Myths
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rosenberg, Donna.
World mythology.
Lincolnwood, Ill. : NTC Pub. Group, ©1999
(OCoLC)760923148
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donna Rosenberg
ISBN: 0844259667 9780844259666 0844259659 9780844259659
OCLC Number: 40052064
Description: xxi, 722 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: THE MIDDLE EAST --
Babylonia: The Enuma elish --
Egypt: Osiris, Iris, and Horus --
Hittite: Telepinu --
Sumer/Babylonia: Gilgamesh --
Persia: Esfandyar, the Prince Who Would Be King --
GREECE AND ROME --
Greece: The Creation of the Titans and the Gods, --
The Ages of Man, Demeter and Persephone, The Labors and Death of Heracles, --
The Iliad, --
Jason and the Golden Fleece, --
Medea --
Rome: Pyramus and Thisbe, The Aeneid --
THE FAR EAST AND THE PACIFIC ISLANDS --
India: The Creation, Death, and Rebirth of the Universe, The Ramayana --
China: The Creation of the Universe and Human Beings, Chi Li Slays the Serpent --
Japan: Amaterasu, Kotan Utunnai (Ainu) --
New Zealand: The Creation Cycle (Polynesia/Maori) --
Hawaii: The Taming of the Sun (Polynesia/Hawaii) --
THE BRITISH ISLES --
Ireland/Scotland: The Ages of the World, Dagda the Good --
England/Scandinavia: Beowulf --
England/France: King Arthur --
NORTHERN EUROPE --
The Creation, Death, and Rebirth of the Universe --
The Death of Balder --
The Theft of Thor's Hammer --
Sigurd the Volsung --
AFRICA --
Nigeria: The Creation o the Universe and Ife (Yoruba) --
Zaire: The Origin of Life and Fire (Boshongo/Bakuba) --
Benin: The Quarrel Between Sagbata and Sogbo (Fon) --
Ghana: Gassire's Lute (Soninke) --
Mali: Bakaridjan Kone (Segu). THE AMERICAS --
Bolivia: The Creation (Tiahuanaco/Aymara) --
Peru: The Children of the Sun (Inca) --
Venezuela: Wanadi the Creator (Yekuhana) --
Guatemala: The Creation (Maya) --
Mexico: The Creation Cycle (Toltec/Aztec), Quetzalcoatl (Toltec/Aztec) --
United States: --
The Emergence (Navajo), Lodge-Boy andThrown-Away (Crow) --
United States/Canada: The 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) --
Index of Characters with Pronunciation Guide.
Responsibility: Donna Rosenberg.
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