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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:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This new edition of World Mythology offers 59 of the world's great myths from Greece and Rome, the Middle East, Northern Europe, the British Isles, the Far East and Pacific Islands, Africa, and the Americas.
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Rosenberg, Donna.
World mythology.
Lincolnwood, Ill. : NTC Pub. Group, ©1994
(DLC) 93085887
(OCoLC)29217395
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donna Rosenberg
OCLC Number: 894776897
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 613 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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) --
Americas: Bolivia: Creation (Tishuanaco/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 --
Creator 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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