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World Mythology An Anthology Of Great Myths And Epics

Author: Donna Rosenberg
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780844259666
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World Mythology is a compilation of over 50 great myths and epics. Your students will gain an appreciation and understanding of ancient and modern cultures through myths and epics from the Middle East, Greece and Rome, the Far East and Pacific islands, the British Isles, Northern Europe, Africa, and the Americas. An introduction and historical background supplement each myth. Questions at the end of each selection prompt analysis and response.

World Mythology

Author: Donna Rosenberg
Publisher: Ntc Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780844257686
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World Mythology is a compilation of over 50 great myths and epics. Your students will gain an appreciation and understanding of ancient and modern cultures through myths and epics from the Middle East, Greece and Rome, the Far East and Pacific islands, the British Isles, Northern Europe, Africa, and the Americas. An introduction and historical background supplement each myth. Questions at the end of each selection prompt analysis and response.

Great Myths Of The World

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Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486120392
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A collection of tales from ancient myth and legend. Isis and Osiris, Gilgamesh, Hercules, Pandora, Quetzalcoatl, and other larger-than-life figures populate these pages in a wonderful treasury for all ages.

Parallel Myths

Author: J.F. Bierlein
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307754642
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An entertaining and thought-provoking look at the common threads woven through the world's greatest myths -- and the central role they have played through time. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The World Of Myth

Author: David Adams Leeming
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199762724
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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."

Myth And Knowing

Author: Scott A. Leonard
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: 9780767419574
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Myth & Knowing is the most comprehensive world mythology textbook on the market. The text/reader format provides both jargon-free discussions of current themes and thinkers in the ongoing scholarly conversation about myth and a broad selection of myths chosen for literary merit and the cultural sensitivity of their translations. Rather than being genre-driven, the book emphasizes the psychological, religious, and cultural meanings of myth, presenting these with the intent of fostering a love of literature in students. Book jacket.

Mythology And You

Author: Donna Rosenberg
Publisher: NTC/Contemporary Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780844255941
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Retells 36 major Greek myths within their historic contexts.

Goddess

Author: David Adams Leeming
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195104622
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David Leeming and Jake Page gather some seventy-five of the most potent and meaningful of these tales in an extraordinary rich and readable introduction of this divine figure as she has emerged from prehistory to the present.

Sacred Narrative

Author: Alan Dundes
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520051928
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Alan Dundes defines myth as a sacred narrative that explains how the world and humanity came to be in their present form. This new volume brings together classic statements on the theory of myth by the authors. The twenty-two essays by leading experts on myth represent comparative, functionalist, myth-ritual, Jungian, Freudian, and structuralist approaches to studying the genre.

The History Of Mythology

Author: Veronica Ions
Publisher: Hamlyn
ISBN: 9781841003122
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More than a simple retelling of some of the world's great myths, The History of Mythology separates out some of the recurring themes of myth-making from different countries and continents, allowing the reader to compare and contrast how different cultures have tackled the same issues. From myths that attempt to explain the seasonal fluctuations of the sun to the cycle of birth and death, this book pulls together well-loved myths of Greece and Rome and puts them alongside those of, for example, the Americas and China.