THE WORLD OF MYTH AN ANTHOLOGY

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The World Of Myth

Author : David Adams Leeming
ISBN : 9780195074758
Genre : Religion
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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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World Mythology An Anthology Of Great Myths And Epics

Author : Donna Rosenberg
ISBN : 0844259667
Genre : Social Science
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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.
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The World Of Myth Anthology

Author : Kevin Adams
ISBN : 1986624773
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This second volume covers the time of October 2007 through January 2010. and the stories contained herein are some of the best of those submitted to 'The World of Myth' magazine during that time of publication. Humor, horror, suspense and fantasy are all represented in this second anthology by some of our top writers, many of whom have gone on to become published writers in their own right. This second volume of The World of Myth Anthology will be a welcome addition to any literature fan's library.
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Myths Legends And Folktales Of America

Author : David Leeming
ISBN : 9780199840267
Genre : Fiction
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This marvelous collection brings together the great myths and legends of the United States--from the creation stories of the first inhabitants, to the tall tales of the Western frontier, to the legendary outlaws of the 1920s, and beyond. This thoroughly engaging anthology is sweeping in its scope, embracing Big Foot and Windigo, Hiawatha and Uncle Sam, Paul Revere and Billy the Kid, and even the Iroquois Flying Head and Elvis. In the book's section on dogmas and icons, for instance, Leeming and Page discuss the American melting pot, the notion of manifest destiny, and the imposing historical and literary figure of Henry Adams. And under Heroes and Heroines, they have assembled everyone from "Honest Abe" Lincoln and George "I Cannot Tell a Lie" Washington to Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Martin Luther King, Jr. For every myth or hero rendered here, the editors include an informative yet readable excerpt, often the definitive account of the story in question. Taken as a whole, Myths, Legends, and Folktales of America reveals how waves of immigrants, encountering this strange land for the first time, adapted their religions, beliefs, and folklore to help make sense of a new and astounding place. Covering Johnny Appleseed and Stagolee as well as Paul Bunyan and Moby Dick, this wonderful anthology illuminates our nation's myth-making, enriching our idea of what it means to be American.
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World Mythology

Author : Donna Rosenberg
ISBN : 0844257680
Genre : Social Science
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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.
Category: Social Science

The World Of Myth Anthology

Author : Various
ISBN : 9780615183992
Genre : Fiction
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This anthology was three years in the making, and the stories contained herein are some of the best of those submitted to 'The World of Myth' web magazine since it began publication in 2004. Humor, horror, suspense and fantasy are all represented in this anthology by some of our top writers, many of whom are published authors in their own right with novels and/or short stories and poetry to their credit.
Category: Fiction

God

Author : David Adams Leeming
ISBN : 9780195113877
Genre : Philosophy
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He has been a trickster, a shaman, a divine child; he has been a sacrificial victim, a consort of the earth goddess, a warrior, a sky king; and the creator, a distant and impersonal immensity. He is the male divine, seen in the many gods of myth, and his life story is told here in this graceful and illuminating account by David Leeming and Jake Page. Illustrating their points with materials ranging from the prehistoric cave paintings to the mystic Jewish Kabbalah, from the ancient Indian Vedas to tales of the North American Indians and other myths from around the world, Leeming and Page reveal the changing mask of the male divine. We see how that divinity emerged in some areas from cults involving "animal masters" (as in the Bear Man of the Cherokee Indians), sorcerers, and shamans who embarked on spirit journeys. God sometimes appeared as the trickster--as Loki of the Norse people, Legba of Africa's Yoruba, Raven and Coyote of North America, and Krishna of India--both creative and bedeviling. With the Neolithic age came the rise of agriculture and animal husbandry, of settlements and specialization in the roles of males and females--and a more sophisticated body of myths and rituals. Here the Mother Goddess was dominant, and the male God became her consort, ultimately dying in order that nature might be renewed. The authors illustrate this new stage in the male divine with tales of the Egyptian Osiris, the Caananite Baal, and Wiyot of California's Luiseno Indians, among others. They describe the rise of a male sky God as "the equal to, the true mate, of Goddess, who was still associated with Earth." In the Iron Age, the sky God became more aggressive, separating from the Goddess and taking his place as the King God, as Zeus, Odin, and Horus. Ultimately he emerged as the creator, a more distant and impersonal force. Here Leeming and Page also illuminate an important trend--a sense that the divine is beyond gender, that it permeates all things (as seen in Chinese Tao, the Indian Brahmin, and En Sof of the Kabbalah). They see a movement in the biography of God toward a reunion with the Goddess. "As the Supreme Being becomes less Goddess and less God," they write, "it speaks more clearly to the essential human need for unity and understanding." In their previous work together, Goddess, Leeming and Page provided a marvelous biography of the female divine--an account that won a wide and enduring audience. Now, in God, they provide the perfect companion volume--completing, as the authors write, "a record of what we humans believe ourselves at the deepest level to be."
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The World Of Myth Anthology

Author : Kevin Adam
ISBN : 1986622614
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On September 6, 2004, with the simple click of a mouse, The World of Myth was born. Originally created to be a safe haven, which offered a place for creatures to polish their craft and share their ideas with each other. But it became more. Much more. Over time, The World of Myth has become possibly one of the best online magazine on the World Wide Web today. For the last three years (2004 - 2007), it has published over one hundred and fifty short stories, more than three hundred poems, and well over ten dozen collective pieces of art.
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World Mythology An Anthology Of The Great Myths And Epics Hardcover Student Edition

Author : McGraw-Hill, Glencoe
ISBN : 0844259659
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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World Mythology is a compilation of over 50 great myths and epics. Your students will gain an appreciation and an understanding of ancient and modern cultures through myths and epics from the Middle East, Greece and Rome, the Far East and the 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 section prompt analysis and response.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Mythology

Author : David Adams Leeming
ISBN : 0198028105
Genre : Fiction
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What makes something mythic? What do mythic events and narratives have to do with us? In Mythology, David Leeming offers an unusual and effective approach to the subject of mythology by stressing universal themes through myths of many cultures. This anthology collects a wide array of narrative texts from the Bible to English literature to interpretations by Joseph Campbell, C.G. Jung, and others, which illustrate how myths serve whole societies in our universal search for meaning. Leeming illustrates the various stages or rites of passage of the mythic universal hero, from birth to childhood, through trial and quest, death, descent, rebirth, and ascension. The arrangement of texts by themes such as "Childhood, Initiation and Divine Signs," "The Descent to the Underworld," and "Resurrection and Rebirth" strip mythic characters of their many national and cultural "masks" to reveal their archetypal aspects. Real figures, including Jesus and Mohammed, are also included underlining the theory that myths are real and can be applied to real life. This edition is updated to include additional heroine myths, as well as Navajo, Indonesian, Indian, Chinese, and African tales.
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