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The world of myth

Author: David Adams Leeming
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An anthology of myths ranging from ancient Egypt and Greece to the Polynesian Islands and modern science.
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Genre/Form: Mythology
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Leeming, David Adams, 1937-
World of myth.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1990
(DLC) 89048070
(OCoLC)20670594
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Adams Leeming
ISBN: 0199762724 9780199762729 9781283863162 1283863162
OCLC Number: 607785357
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 362 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: I. Cosmic myths: Creation stories --
Flood stories --
Afterlife stories --
Apocalypse stories --
II. Myths of the gods: Pantheonic stories --
God as archetype --
Stories of archetypal gods --
Supreme being --
Great mother --
Dying god --
Trickster --
Stories of gods, goddesses, and lesser spirits --
III. Hero myths: Hero stories --
Conception, birth, and childhood of the hero --
Journey quest of the hero --
Rebirth, return, and apotheosis of the hero --
IV. Place and object myths: Stories of places and objects --
Mountain --
City --
Temple --
Genitals --
Stone --
Tree --
The garden, the grove, and the cave --
Labyrinth.
Responsibility: David Adams Leeming.
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This study of the myths of different cultures is concerned with finding the relevance of ancient stories and placing them in a cultural context. Although a predominant number of the myths examined  Read more...

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