The Norse Myths

Author : Kevin Crossley-Holland
ISBN : 0394748468
Genre : Religion
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Retells thirty-two Scandinavian myths that have intrigued countless generations with stories of gods, giants, dwarfs, and monsters involved in the creation, development, and ultimate destruction of nine mortal and divine worlds
Category: Religion

Tree Of Salvation

Author : G. Ronald Murphy
ISBN : 9780199948611
Genre : Literary Criticism
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G. Ronald Murphy offers an insightful examination of the lasting significance of Yggdrasil in northern Europe, showing that the tree's image persisted not simply through its absorption into descriptions of Christ's crucifix, but through recognition by the newly converted Christians of the truth of their new religion in the images of their older faith.
Category: Literary Criticism

Tree Of Salvation

Author : G. Ronald Murphy S.J.
ISBN : 9780199371303
Genre : Religion
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Winner of the 2014 Mythopoeic Myth & Fantasy Studies Award At the heart of the mythology of the Anglo-Scandinavian-Germanic North is the evergreen Yggdrasil, the tree of life believed to hold up the skies and unite and separate three worlds: Asgard, high in the tree, where the gods dwelled in their great halls; Middlegard, where human beings lived; and the dark underground world of Hel, home to the monstrous goddess of death. With the advent of Christianity in the North around the year 1000, Yggdrasil was recast as the cross on which Christ sacrificed himself. G. Ronald Murphy offers an insightful examination of the lasting significance of Yggdrasil in northern Europe, showing that the tree's image persisted not simply through its absorption into descriptions of Christ's crucifix, but through recognition by the newly converted Christians of the truth of their new religion in the images and narratives of their older faith. Rather than dwelling on theological and cultural differences between Christianity and older Anglo-Scandinavian beliefs, Murphy makes an argument internal to the culture, showing how the new dispensation was a realization of the old. He shows how architectural and literary works, including the Jelling stone in Denmark, the stave churches in Norway, The Dream of the Rood, the runes of the futhark, the round churches on Bornholm, the Viking crosses at Middleton in Yorkshire and even the Christmas tree, are all indebted to the cultural interweaving of cross and tree in the North. Tree of Salvation demonstrates that both Christian and older Northern symbols can be read as a single story of salvation.
Category: Religion

Storytelling Art And Technique

Author : Ellin Greene
ISBN : 9780313078613
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Join the countless professionals who have benefited from the best how to storytelling guide available today. Storytelling: Art and Technique is a proven handbook and selection tool that shows you how to select, prepare, and tell stories to and for children aged 3 to 13. Ideal for both beginning and experienced storytellers working in public or school library settings, this useful volume reveals the storyteller's art—from planning through performance.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

African American Folktales

Author : Roger Abrahams
ISBN : 030780318X
Genre : Social Science
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Full of life, wisdom, and humor, these tales range from the earthy comedy of tricksters to accounts of how the world was created and got to be the way it is to moral fables that tell of encounters between masters and slaves. They include stories set down in nineteenth-century travelers' reports and plantation journals, tales gathered by collectors such as Joel Chandler Harris and Zora Neale Hurston, and narratives tape-recorded by Roger Abrahams himself during extensive expeditions throughout the American South and the Caribbean. With black-and-white illustrations throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folkore Library
Category: Social Science

Genrefied Classics

Author : Tina Frolund
ISBN : 1591581729
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Re-discover the classics--and use the genre approach to promote classic literature to readers.
Category: Literary Criticism

Tales With Tails

Author : Kevin Strauss
ISBN : 1591582695
Genre : Education
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Provides more than sixty multicultural tales that are accompanied by storytelling instructions and learning activities.
Category: Education