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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 17 May 1990
  • ISBN : 0195074750
  • Page : 362 pages
  • Rating : 5/5 from 1 voters

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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.

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The World of Myth

The World of Myth
  • Author : David Adams Leeming
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1990
  • ISBN : 0195074750
GET THIS BOOKThe World of Myth

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
  • Author : Marie Vautier
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 1998-01-06
  • ISBN : 9780773516694
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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

World Myths and Legends

World Myths and Legends
  • Author : Kathy Ceceri
  • Publisher : Nomad Press
  • Release Date : 2010-03-01
  • ISBN : 9781619300545
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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

Myth

Myth
  • Author : Robert Ellwood
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2008-01-01
  • ISBN : 9781847062345
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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?
  • Author : J.G. Cheock
  • Publisher : J.G. Cheock
  • Release Date : 2017-10-02
  • ISBN : 0987654321XXX
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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?

Oxford Companion to World Mythology

Oxford Companion to World Mythology
  • Author : David Leeming
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-11-17
  • ISBN : 9780190288884
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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 World Book Encyclopedia

The World Book Encyclopedia
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1993
  • ISBN : UOM:39015029201483
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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
  • Author : Hannah Bowstead
  • Publisher : Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
  • Release Date : 2022-04-14
  • ISBN : 9781800076617
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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

World Mythology

World Mythology
  • Author : David Seal,Sharon K. Smith
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2021-08-16
  • ISBN : 9781725268029
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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
  • Author : Evans Lansing Smith, Ph.D.,Nathan Robert Brown
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2008-07-01
  • ISBN : 9781101047163
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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

Martin Buber on Myth (RLE Myth)

Martin Buber on Myth (RLE Myth)
  • Author : S. Daniel Breslauer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-03-05
  • ISBN : 9781317555988
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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

Creation Myths of the World: Parts I-II

Creation Myths of the World: Parts I-II
  • Author : David Adams Leeming
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2010
  • ISBN : 9781598841749
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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.

A Dictionary of World Mythology

A Dictionary of World Mythology
  • Author : Arthur Cotterell
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1986-04-17
  • ISBN : 9780191078934
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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

Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology

Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology
  • Author : Theresa Bane
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2013-08-28
  • ISBN : 9781476612423
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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
  • Author : Frederick Holiday
  • Publisher : Frederick Holiday
  • Release Date : 2022-05-17
  • ISBN : 0987654321XXX
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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.