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Chinese Mythology Product Detail:

  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 26 April 1999
  • ISBN : 0801861837
  • Page : 322 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

Chinese Mythology Book Summary/Review:

In Chinese Mythology, Anne Birrell provides English translations of some 300 representative myth narratives selected from over 100 classical texts, many of which have never before been translated into any Western language. Organizing the narratives according to themes and motifs common to world mythology, Birrell addresses issues of source, dating, attribution, textural variants, multiforms, and context. Drawing on exhaustive work in comparative mythology, she surveys the development of Chinese myth studies, summarizes the contribution of Chinese and Japanese scholars to the study of Chinese myth since the 1920s, and examines special aspects of traditional approaches to Chinese myth. The result is an unprecedented guide to the study of Chinese myth for specialists and nonspecialists alike.

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Chinese Mythology

Chinese Mythology
  • Author : Anne Birrell
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 1999-04-26
  • ISBN : 0801861837
GET THIS BOOKChinese Mythology

In Chinese Mythology, Anne Birrell provides English translations of some 300 representative myth narratives selected from over 100 classical texts, many of which have never before been translated into any Western language. Organizing the narratives according to themes and motifs common to world mythology, Birrell addresses issues of source, dating, attribution, textural variants, multiforms, and context. Drawing on exhaustive work in comparative mythology, she surveys the development of Chinese myth studies, summarizes the contribution of Chinese and Japanese scholars to the study

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  • ISBN : PSU:000051421816
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From Daityas to Devatas in Hindu Mythology
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  • Publisher : Bombay : Somaiya Publications
  • Release Date : 1973
  • ISBN : UVA:X000033480
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  • Release Date : 1985
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  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Release Date : 2015-02-12
  • ISBN : 9781420511451
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  • Author : Andrew Lang
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2019-01-02
  • ISBN : 9783748157021
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After the heavy rain of a thunderstorm has washed the soil, it sometimes happens that a child, or a rustic, finds a wedge-shaped piece of metal or a few triangular flints in a field or near a road. There was no such piece of metal, there were no such flints, lying there yesterday, and the finder is puzzled about the origin of the objects on which he has lighted. He carries them home, and the village wisdom determines that the

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  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2019-09-25
  • ISBN : 9783734087936
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2005-09-21
  • ISBN : 9780486444154
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This fascinating and informative compendium of Native American lore recounts the continent's myths chronologically and region-by-region, offering a wide range of nomadic sagas, animist myths, cosmogonies and creation myths, end-time prophecies, and other traditional tales. Legends include stories of sun worship, trickster pranks, the ghost world, and secret societies.

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  • Publisher : ABDO Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2011-09-01
  • ISBN : 9781617840296
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Who is Kokyanwuuti? What is a shaman? Why are myths so important in our lives? Myths are a rich source of history. People use them to make sense of our world. Even before myths were written down, people told and retold the stories of the gods and goddesses of their homeland. Readers of American Indian Mythology will learn the history of myths, as well as their deeper meaning. From the Southeast tribes stories of how people got fire to the

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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2004-01-01
  • ISBN : 0486435466
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This series is an exhaustive compendium of German and Norse mythology and a milestone in the study of comparative mythology and religion. Indispensable for students and scholars of folklore, cultural history, and literature. Volume I of the four-volume set includes: God, Worship, Temples, Priests, Other Gods, Goddesses, Condition of Gods, Heroes, and Wise-women.

Classical Mythology in the Modernista Poetry of Spanish America

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  • Publisher : Unknown
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  • Release Date : 2015-10-01
  • ISBN : 9781626865082
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2018-10-08
  • ISBN : 9781580443364
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The Eddic poem Vafþrúðnismál serves as a representation of early pagan beliefs or myths and as a myth itself; the poem performs both of these functions, acting as a poetic framework and functioning as sacred myth. In this study, the author looks closely at the journey of the Norse god Óðinn to the hall of the ancient and wise giant Vafþrúðnir, where Óðinn craftily engages his adversary in a life-or-death contest in knowledge.