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World Mythology : An Anthology of Great Myths and Epics - Donna Andrea Rosenberg

World Mythology

An Anthology of Great Myths and Epics

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Published: 1st July 1999
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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.

Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. xiii
The Middle Eastp. 1
Babylonia
The Enuma elishp. 3
Egypt
Osiris, Isis, and Horusp. 12
Hittite
Telepinup. 22
Sumer/Babylonia
Gilgameshp. 26
Persia
Esfandyar, the Prince Who Would Be Kingp. 58
Greece and Romep. 79
Greece
The Creation of the Titans and the Godsp. 82
The Ages of Manp. 90
Demeter and Persephonep. 93
The Labors and Death of Heraclesp. 100
The Iliadp. 106
Jason and the Golden Fleecep. 159
Medeap. 204
Rome
Pyramus and Thisbep. 247
The Aeneidp. 255
The Far East and the Pacific Islandsp. 289
India
The Creation, Death, and Rebirth of the Universep. 291
The Ramayanap. 296
China
The Creation of the Universe and Human Beingsp. 324
Chi Li Slays the Serpentp. 330
Japan
Amaterasup. 335
Kotan Utunnai (Ainu)p. 339
New Zealand
The Creation Cycle (Polynesia/Maori)p. 351
Hawaii
The Taming of the Sun (Polynesia/Hawaii)p. 360
The British Islesp. 367
Ireland/Scotland
The Ages of the Worldp. 369
Dagda the Goodp. 378
England/Scandinavia
Beowulfp. 381
England/France
King Arthurp. 418
Northern Europep. 457
The Creation, Death, and Rebirth of the Universep. 459
The Death of Balderp. 467
The Theft of Thor's Hammerp. 475
Sigurd the Volsungp. 478
Africap. 507
Nigeria
The Creation of the Universe and Ife (Yoruba)p. 509
Zaire
The Origin of Life and Fire (Boshongo/Bakuba)p. 515
Benin
The Quarrel Between Sagbata and Sogbo (Fon)p. 518
Ghana
Gassire's Lute (Soninke)p. 521
Mali
Bakaridjan Kone (Segu)p. 528
The Americasp. 567
Bolivia
The Creation (Tiahuanaco/Aymara)p. 570
Peru
The Children of the Sun (Inca)p. 574
Venezuela
Wanadi the Creator (Yekuhana)p. 578
Guatemala
The Creation (Maya)p. 595
Mexico
The Creation Cycle (Toltec/Aztec)p. 600
Quetzalcoatl (Toltec/Aztec)p. 609
United States
The Emergence (Navajo)p. 615
Lodge-Boy and Thrown-Away (Crow)p. 622
United States/Canada
The Woman Who Fell from the Sky (Iroquois/Huron)p. 625
Raven and the Sources of Light (Haida/Tsimshian/Tlingit)p. 634
Sedna (Inuit)p. 637
Canada
Caught by a Hair-String (Micmac)p. 643
Notesp. 653
Selected Bibliographyp. 691
Index of Characters with Pronunciation Guidep. 709
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ISBN: 9780844259666
ISBN-10: 0844259667
Series: Philosophy & Religion
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 1st July 1999
Publisher: NTC Publishing Group,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.8  x 3.7
Weight (kg): 1.02
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised