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The World of Myth

The World of Myth Book
Author : David Adams Leeming
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1990
ISBN : 9780195074758
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.

New World Myth

New World Myth Book
Author : Marie Vautier
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release : 1998-01-06
ISBN : 0773516697
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this comparative study of six Canadian novels Marie Vautier examines reworkings of myth in the postcolonial context. While myths are frequently used in literature as transhistorical master narratives, she argues that these novels destabilize the traditional function of myth in their self-conscious reexamination of historical events from a postcolonial perspective. Through detailed readings of François Barcelo's La Tribu, George Bowering's Burning Water, Jacques Godbout's Les Têtes à Papineau, Joy Kogawa's Obasan, Jovette Marchessault's Comme une enfant de la terre, and Rudy Wiebe's The Scorched-Wood People, Vautier situates New World myth within the broader contexts of political history and of classical, biblical, and historical myths.

World Myths and Legends

World Myths and Legends Book
Author : Kathy Ceceri
Publisher : Nomad Press
Release : 2010-03-01
ISBN : 1619300540
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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All societies have their own myths and legends, but they're much more than just stories. Myths and legends tell us about a people’s history, science, and cultural values—the things they knew, the things they believed, and the things they felt were important. World Myths and Legends retells tales from the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. From the Greek myths to ancient epics like Gilgamesh and the trickster tales of Anansi the Spider, it helps readers think about why the same themes, characters, and events may show up in different parts of the globe. Along the way kids will also find lots of fun and interesting projects that let them experience the stories first-hand. World Myths and Legends unveils wonders of the ancient world as it takes readers on a fascinating adventure of mystery and imagination.

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.

Myth

Myth Book
Author : Robert Ellwood
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2008-01-01
ISBN : 1847062342
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An accessible introduction to the complex topic of Myth. Ellwood examines theories, meanings and interpretations, all of which are structured around a typical programme of study.

World Myth or History

World Myth or History  Book
Author : J.G. Cheock
Publisher : J.G. Cheock
Release : 2017-10-02
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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World myth deciphered and organized into a coherent story of our past. It is almost impossible to read world mythology without noticing common threads and patterns that seem to paint a bigger picture. A story told by our ancient ancestors for future generations to remember and learn. What if the eyewitnesses to past events were taken seriously? What if we listen to their stories with unbiased ears, free of assumptions? What if their stories were backed up by scientific discoveries? What if the myths can explain the mysteries?

Oxford Companion to World Mythology

Oxford Companion to World Mythology Book
Author : David Leeming
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2005-11-17
ISBN : 0190288884
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cave paintings at Lascaux, France and Altamira, Spain, fraught with expression thousands of years later; point to an early human desire to form a cultural identity. In the Oxford Companion to World Mythology, David Leeming explores the role of mythology, or myth-logic, in history and determines that the dreams of specific cultures add up to a larger collective story of humanity. Stopping short of attempting to be all-inclusive, this fascinating volume will nonetheless be comprehensive, opening with an introduction exploring the nature and dimensions of myth and proposing a definition as a universal language. Briefly dipping into the ways our understanding of myth has changed from Aristotle and Plato to modern scholars such as Joseph Campbell, the introduction loosely places the concept in its present context and precedes articles on influential mythologists and mythological approaches that appear later in the Companion. The main body of Leeming's work consists of A-Z entries covering all aspects of mythology, including substantial essays on the world's major mythological traditions (Greek, Native American, Indian, Japanese, Sumerian, Egyptian), mythological types and motifs (Descent to the Underworld, the Hero, the Trickster, Creation, the Quest), mythological figures (Odysseus, Zeus, Osiris, Spider Woman, and Inanna) as well as numerous interrelated subjects such as fairly tales and legends. The Companion also locates myth in our lives today, relating it to language patterns, psychology, religion, politics, art, and gender attitudes. Many of the better-known and more significant myths are vividly retold in this volume that will be illustrated with maps, more than 70 black and white images, and eight pages of color highlighting the central role art has often played in the transmission and perpetuation of myth. Following the entries, a rich section of appendices will include family trees of the major pantheons, equivalency charts for the gods of Greece and Rome, Babylon and Sumer, as well as other traditions, an extensive bibliography, and an index.

The World Book Encyclopedia

The World Book Encyclopedia Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1993
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the needs of elementary, junior high, and senior high school students.

The Little Book of World Mythology

The Little Book of World Mythology Book
Author : Hannah Bowstead
Publisher : Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
Release : 2022-04-14
ISBN : 1800076614
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Step into a world of gods, heroes and monsters Throughout history, mythologies have been fundamental to societies and cultures across the world. They are the collected stories of a people – the fascinating folk tales and the epic legends that shape the history and the beliefs of whole civilizations. This pocket guide offers readers an engaging and accessible introduction to the major world mythologies, exploring their origins, foundational stories and key mythological figures. Learn how the Greeks won the ten-year Trojan war, how the Norse god Thor got his mighty hammer, and why the Aztecs made a daily human sacrifice to the sun god, Huitzilopochtli. If you’re looking to enrich and expand on your understanding of world history, religion and culture, then this book is an ideal starting point to fill your mind with stories of wisdom and wonder. Discover the captivating stories behind the following mythologies: Aboriginal, Aztec, Celtic, Chinese, Egyptian, Greek, Hindu, Incan, Japanese, Māori, Mayan, Mesopotamian, Norse, Roman.

World Mythology

World Mythology Book
Author : David Seal,Sharon K. Smith
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2021-08-16
ISBN : 1725268027
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Mythology and religious-studies teachers will appreciate World Mythology for its thematic approach, historical background information, commentary, and discussion questions provided for each myth from a range of geographic regions. For the same reasons, any reader interested in mythology will enjoy the contents and format of the book.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to World Mythology

The Complete Idiot s Guide to World Mythology Book
Author : Evans Lansing Smith, Ph.D.,Nathan Robert Brown
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2008-07-01
ISBN : 110104716X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Make no myth-take-this book is indispensable. The Complete Idiot's Guide to World Mythology explores the gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, monsters and angels of the myths from every corner of the globe. Additionally, it explores the parallels between every culture and the striking similarities in mythic figures and the structure, action, wording, and result of the stories themselves. * Covers Egyptian, Celtic, Teutonic, Norse, Japanese, Mexican, Native American, and other myths * Features information on The Hero's Journey-the cycle of myth according to Jung, Campbell, and others * Appendixes include a glossary of terms and both a general and a subject Index

Martin Buber on Myth RLE Myth

Martin Buber on Myth  RLE Myth  Book
Author : S. Daniel Breslauer
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-03-05
ISBN : 1317555988
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book, first published in 1990, summarizes and evaluates the contribution of Martin Buber as a theorist of myth. Buber provides explicit guidelines for understanding and evaluating myths. He describes reality as twofold: people live either in a world of things, to which they relate as a subject controlling its objects, or in a world of self-conscious others, with whom one relates as fellow subjects. Human beings require both types of reality, but also a means of moving from one to the other. Buber understands myths as one such means by which people pass from I-It reality to I-You meeting. In studying myths, he focuses on the myths in the traditions he knows best, but offers his advice and interpretation of mythology and scholarship about mythology generally.

A Dictionary of World Mythology

A Dictionary of World Mythology Book
Author : Arthur Cotterell
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 1986-04-17
ISBN : 019107893X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The powerful gods of Greece, Rome, and Scandinavia, the more mystical deities of Buddhist and Hindu India, and the stern spirits of the African and American continents all reflect very different civilizations, yet they also demonstrate the unity of mankind in its fundamental need for explanations of the unknown. Arthur Cotterell sets out clearly the chief myths of the world and explains why different mythologies arose in different lands. * Comprehensive coverage in seven main sections of West Asia, South and Central Asia, East Asia, Europe, America, Africa, and Oceania * Clear and informative section introductions highlight the history and lifestyle of ancient peoples and the landscape in which they lived * Illustrated with black-and-white photographs and maps of each key area `An excellent reference book, as well as a good book for dipping into at leisure.' Greek Review

Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology

Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology Book
Author : Theresa Bane
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2013-08-28
ISBN : 1476612420
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fairies have been revered and feared, sometimes simultaneously, throughout recorded history. This encyclopedia of concise entries, from the A-senee-ki-waku of northeastern North America to the Zips of Central America and Mexico, includes more than 2,500 individual beings and species of fairy and nature spirits from a wide range of mythologies and religions from all over the globe.

World Mythology Lite

World Mythology Lite Book
Author : Frederick Holiday
Publisher : Frederick Holiday
Release : 2022-06-25
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book contains brief descriptions of ancient Pagan deities and heroes. * Learn about ancient Pagan deities. * Learn about ancient Pagan heroes.

The Big Book of World Mythology

The Big Book of World Mythology Book
Author : Reeja Radhakrishnan
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2015-11-10
ISBN : 9352140079
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The stories in The Big Book of World Mythology will take you on a magical journey across the rainbow, chasing fairies, fighting serpents, riding dragons and reaching for the sun. These tales from the Americas, Asia, Europe, Egypt, Africa and Oceania will introduce you to Great Spirits, shape-shifting trickster heroes, monsters, giants and wicked witches and a beautiful girl who may suddenly turn into a river or a tree, a seal or even just an echo! Go an adventure with monkey, spider and serpent gods who make you laugh and learn life’s small and great lessons. Beautifully illustrated, this book offers young readers one of the accessible guides to the world’s imagination!

Mythology

Mythology Book
Author : C. Scott Littleton
Publisher : Duncan Baird
Release : 2004-09
ISBN : 9781844830619
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Myths are the timeless expression of the imagination born out of the need to make sense of the universe. Moving across the centuries, they resonate with our deepest feelings about the fragility and grandeur of existence. Mythology is a comprehensive, richly illustrated survey of the mythic imagination in all its forms around the world, from the odysseys, quests and battles of ancient Greece and Rome to the living beliefs of indigenous cultures in the Americas, Africa and Oceania. Looking at each major myth-making culture in turn, this book retells some of the most significant and captivating stories in a lively, contemporary style. Generously illustrated with more than 700 color photographs, Mythology brings you the vibrant stories that echo time and again in our lives.

Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology

Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology Book
Author : R. Jon McGee,Richard L. Warms
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release : 2013-08-28
ISBN : 1452276307
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Social and cultural anthropology and archaeology are rich subjects with deep connections in the social and physical sciences. Over the past 150 years, the subject matter and different theoretical perspectives have expanded so greatly that no single individual can command all of it. Consequently, both advanced students and professionals may be confronted with theoretical positions and names of theorists with whom they are only partially familiar, if they have heard of them at all. Students, in particular, are likely to turn to the web to find quick background information on theorists and theories. However, most web-based information is inaccurate and/or lacks depth. Students and professionals need a source to provide a quick overview of a particular theory and theorist with just the basics—the "who, what, where, how, and why," if you will. In response, SAGE Reference plans to publish the two-volume Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology: An Encyclopedia. Features & Benefits: Two volumes containing approximately 335 signed entries provide users with the most authoritative and thorough reference resource available on anthropology theory, both in terms of breadth and depth of coverage. To ease navigation between and among related entries, a Reader's Guide groups entries thematically and each entry is followed by Cross-References. In the electronic version, the Reader's Guide combines with the Cross-References and a detailed Index to provide robust search-and-browse capabilities. An appendix with a Chronology of Anthropology Theory allows students to easily chart directions and trends in thought and theory from early times to the present. Suggestions for Further Reading at the end of each entry and a Master Bibliography at the end guide readers to sources for more detailed research and discussion.

An Outline of Greek and Roman Mythology

An Outline of Greek and Roman Mythology Book
Author : Francis Willey Kelsey
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1889
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download An Outline of Greek and Roman Mythology book written by Francis Willey Kelsey, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Mysteries of the World

Mysteries of the World Book
Author : Herbert Genzmer,Ulrich Hellenbrand
Publisher : Parragon Books
Release : 2012-09-01
ISBN : 9781445490250
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Mysteries of the World book written by Herbert Genzmer,Ulrich Hellenbrand, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.