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The World of Myth

The World of Myth Book
Author : David Adams Leeming
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 1992-02-27
ISBN : 0199762724
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hercules, Zeus, Thor, Gilgamesh--these are the figures that leap to mind when we think of myth. But to David Leeming, myths are more than stories of deities and fantastic beings from non-Christian cultures. Myth is at once the most particular and the most universal feature of civilization, representing common concerns that each society voices in its own idiom. Whether an Egyptian story of creation or the big-bang theory of modern physics, myth is metaphor, mirroring our deepest sense of ourselves in relation to existence itself. Now, in The World of Myth, Leeming provides a sweeping anthology of myths, ranging from ancient Egypt and Greece to the Polynesian islands and modern science. We read stories of great floods from the ancient Babylonians, Hebrews, Chinese, and Mayans; tales of apocalypse from India, the Norse, Christianity, and modern science; myths of the mother goddess from Native American Hopi culture and James Lovelock's Gaia. Leeming has culled myths from Aztec, Greek, African, Australian Aboriginal, Japanese, Moslem, Hittite, Celtic, Chinese, and Persian cultures, offering one of the most wide-ranging collections of what he calls the collective dreams of humanity. More important, he has organized these myths according to a number of themes, comparing and contrasting how various societies have addressed similar concerns, or have told similar stories. In the section on dying gods, for example, both Odin and Jesus sacrifice themselves to renew the world, each dying on a tree. Such traditions, he proposes, may have their roots in societies of the distant past, which would ritually sacrifice their kings to renew the tribe. In The World of Myth, David Leeming takes us on a journey "not through a maze of falsehood but through a marvellous world of metaphor," metaphor for "the story of the relationship between the known and the unknown, both around us and within us." Fantastic, tragic, bizarre, sometimes funny, the myths he presents speak of the most fundamental human experience, a part of what Joseph Campbell called "the wonderful song of the soul's high adventure."

The World of Myth

The World of Myth Book
Author : David Adams Leeming
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2013
ISBN : 9780199316366
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An anthology of myths ranging from ancient Egypt and Greece to the Polynesian Islands and modern science.

The World of Myth

The World of Myth Book
Author : David Adams Leeming
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2018-07-13
ISBN : 9780190900137
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The bestselling anthology of world mythology, updated and revised in a new Third EditionOrganized thematically, this text offers one of the most wide-ranging collections of the myths from cultures around the world including Aztec, Greek, African, Australian Indigenous, Japanese, Moslem, Hittite, Celtic, Chinese, and Persian.

Creation Myths of the World Parts I II

Creation Myths of the World  Parts I II Book
Author : David Adams Leeming
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2010
ISBN : 1598841742
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nearly every belief system in every part of the world has its own distinctive answers to how the world was created, often taking the form of a story or myth. These narratives offer insight into a culture's values, its world view, and its interpretations of the relationship between the individual, society, and the divine.

The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

The Oxford Companion to World Mythology Book
Author : David Leeming
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2005-11-17
ISBN : 0195156692
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Consists of nearly two thousand entries covering all aspects of mythology, including Greek, Roman, Native American, Indian, Japanese, Sumerian, and Egyptian.

World of Myths

World of Myths Book
Author : Marina Warner,Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2003-11
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A compilation of myths from cultures around the world which have been translated from their original languages.

The World of Myth

The World of Myth Book
Author : David Adams Leeming,Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature David Adams Leeming
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1990
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Examines the universal themes of myths from cultures ranging from ancient Egypt and Greece to Christianity and modern science, analyzing how different cultures and societies have addressed fundamental human concerns and experiences

A Dictionary of World Mythology

A Dictionary of World Mythology Book
Author : Arthur Cotterell
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1980
ISBN : 0192177478
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download A Dictionary of World Mythology book written by Arthur Cotterell, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Goddesses

Goddesses Book
Author : Burleigh Mutén,Rebecca Guay
Publisher : Barefoot Books
Release : 2003
ISBN : 1841480754
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Britomartis, goddess of the moon, was a clever, active girl who loved to hunt with her bow and arrows.... Britomartis was sacred to fishermen, hunters and sailors.

From Olympus to Camelot

From Olympus to Camelot Book
Author : David Leeming,Professor of English and Comparative Literature David Leeming
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release : 2003-05-08
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From stories suggested by the great cave paintings to the experiments by modern scientists, this is a sweeping and innovative look at the mythology of Europe. 21 illustrations.

World Mythology

World Mythology Book
Author : Roy G. Willis
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 1993
ISBN : 9780805027013
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Looks at the mythology of Egypt, the Middle East, India, China, Tibet, Japan, Greece, Rome, Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Australia

The World of Classical Myth

The World of Classical Myth Book
Author : Carl A. P. Ruck,Danny Staples
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1994
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dogs of Myth

Dogs of Myth Book
Author : Gerald Hausman
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780439276115
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A collection of traditional tales about dogs from around the world, arranged in such categories as "The Trickster Dog," "The Enchanted Dog," and "The Super Dog."

The Truth of Myth

The Truth of Myth Book
Author : Tok Thompson,Gregory Schrempp
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2020-02-03
ISBN : 0197506690
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Truth of Myth is a thorough and accessible introduction to the study of myth, surveying the intellectual history of the topic, methods for studying myth cross-culturally, and emerging trends. Readers will encounter insightful commentaries on such questions as: What is the relation of mythology to religion? To science? To popular culture? Did the events recounted in myths actually occur? Why does the term "myth" have so many contradictory definitions and connotations? Offering serious students with an intellectual "toolkit" for launching into this fascinating field, the book is especially useful in conjunction with case studies of individual mythological traditions.

The World of Greek Religion and Mythology

The World of Greek Religion and Mythology Book
Author : Jan N. Bremmer
Publisher : Mohr Siebeck
Release : 2020-01-07
ISBN : 316154451X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this wide-ranging work on Greek religion and mythology, Jan N. Bremmer brings together his stimulating and innovative articles, which have all been updated and revised where necessary. In three thematic sections, he analyses central aspects of Greek religion, beginning with the gods and heroes and paying special attention to the unity of the divine nature and the emergence of the category 'hero'. The second section begins with a discussion of the nature of polis religion, continues with various facets, such as seers, secrecy and the soul, and concludes with the influence of the Ancient Near East. The third section studies human sacrifice and offers the most recent analysis of the ideal animal sacrifice, combining literature, epigraphy, iconography, and zooarchaeology. Regarding human sacrifice, it concentrates on the famous cases of Iphigeneia and the werewolves of Mount Lykaion. The fourth and final section investigates key elements of Greek mythology, such as the definition of myth and its relationship to ritual, and ends with a brief history of the study of Greek mythology. The multi-disciplinary approach and rich footnotes make this work a must for anybody interested in Greek religion and mythology.

God

God Book
Author : David Adams Leeming,Jake Page
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release : 1997
ISBN : 019511387X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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He has been a trickster, a shaman, a divine child; he has been a sacrificial victim, a consort of the earth goddess, a warrior, a sky king; and the creator, a distant and impersonal immensity. He is the male divine, seen in the many gods of myth, and his life story is told here in this graceful and illuminating account by David Leeming and Jake Page. Illustrating their points with materials ranging from the prehistoric cave paintings to the mystic Jewish Kabbalah, from the ancient Indian Vedas to tales of the North American Indians and other myths from around the world, Leeming and Page reveal the changing mask of the male divine. We see how that divinity emerged in some areas from cults involving "animal masters" (as in the Bear Man of the Cherokee Indians), sorcerers, and shamans who embarked on spirit journeys. God sometimes appeared as the trickster--as Loki of the Norse people, Legba of Africa's Yoruba, Raven and Coyote of North America, and Krishna of India--both creative and bedeviling. With the Neolithic age came the rise of agriculture and animal husbandry, of settlements and specialization in the roles of males and females--and a more sophisticated body of myths and rituals. Here the Mother Goddess was dominant, and the male God became her consort, ultimately dying in order that nature might be renewed. The authors illustrate this new stage in the male divine with tales of the Egyptian Osiris, the Caananite Baal, and Wiyot of California's Luiseno Indians, among others. They describe the rise of a male sky God as "the equal to, the true mate, of Goddess, who was still associated with Earth." In the Iron Age, the sky God became more aggressive, separating from the Goddess and taking his place as the King God, as Zeus, Odin, and Horus. Ultimately he emerged as the creator, a more distant and impersonal force. Here Leeming and Page also illuminate an important trend--a sense that the divine is beyond gender, that it permeates all things (as seen in Chinese Tao, the Indian Brahmin, and En Sof of the Kabbalah). They see a movement in the biography of God toward a reunion with the Goddess. "As the Supreme Being becomes less Goddess and less God," they write, "it speaks more clearly to the essential human need for unity and understanding." In their previous work together, Goddess, Leeming and Page provided a marvelous biography of the female divine--an account that won a wide and enduring audience. Now, in God, they provide the perfect companion volume--completing, as the authors write, "a record of what we humans believe ourselves at the deepest level to be."

The Handy Mythology Answer Book

The Handy Mythology Answer Book Book
Author : David A. Leeming
Publisher : Visible Ink Press
Release : 2014-08-18
ISBN : 1578595215
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Stories centuries in the making, and many centuries worth of stories, are an integral part of modern society. Whether modern or ancient, every culture has its myths. Mythology forms our understanding of our origin, history, and traditions. They tell of our heroes and deities. Myths are vehicles for understanding religion, for learning language, and for understanding society, but they can often be difficult to understand and confusing. The Handy Mythology Answer Book examines and explains, in plain English, numerous myths and mythology. From the ancient Greek and Roman to Egypt and Babylon, from Native North American Indian to Celtic, Middle Eastern, Indian, Asian, African, and the lesser known myths from around the world, The Handy Mythology Answer Book has them covered. Whether it is the modern retelling of a classic myth or an ancient story about a Norse god, this helpful resource demystifies the myth, looks at different archetypes and motifs, and even shows how myths help explain our existence and institutions. It answers nearly 600 questions and offers fun facts about the treachery and violence, the inspirational and epic, the supernatural monsters and heroic mortals found in mythology, such as How and when did myths originate? What are the three primary myth types? What is the nature of Creation Myths? How can myths be compared to dreams? Why do humans tell myths? What was the Egyptian Book of the Dead? How is the epic of Gilgamesh like later epics? Why is the biblical flood story so like the Babylonian flood myth? What was the myth of Theseus, the Labyrinth, and the Minotaur? What are the Homeric Hymns? How and why are the Odyssey and the Iliad so different from each other? What is the popular appeal of the Odyssey? Did the Greeks see these myths as religion or as entertainment? What was the background myth of the Oedipus plays? What was the nature of Roman mythology during the Roman Republic? What was the Metamorphosis? How did Christian narrative and tradition fit into and come to dominate the Roman mythological tradition? How is Celtic culture and mythology related to the culture and mythology of Greek, Roman, and other cultures? How did the Vedas contribute to Hindu mythology? Who invented Chinese writing? What was the Aztec pantheon? What is the story of the Cherokee Grandmother Sun? Who are some Native American tricksters? What is the story of Schrödinger’s Cat? How did Freud use myths? How is myth used in politics? A glossary of commonly used terms and an appendix of parallel mythology exploring universal themes, motifs, and archetypes from across various cultures further explains the world of mythology.

A World of Their Own Making

A World of Their Own Making Book
Author : John R. Gillis
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 1997
ISBN : 9780674961883
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Discusses ritual events we regard as family traditions and how they must be open to perpetual revision so we can satisfy our human needs and changing circumstances.

Myth

Myth Book
Author : David Adams Leeming
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780195161052
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This text explores classic works such as the Song of Songs to reveal the cultural energies that ancient mythmakers sought to corral in their creations. Leeming suggests that myth and factual knowledge do not negate, but complement each other.

The World of Mythology Classical myth

The World of Mythology  Classical myth Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9780765681041
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The World of Mythology Classical myth book written by , available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.