Chinese Mythology

Chinese Mythology
Author: Anne Birrell
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 1999-04-26
ISBN: 9780801861833
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Mythology Book Excerpt:

In Chinese Mythology, Anne Birrell provides English translations of some 300 representative myth narratives selected from over 100 classical texts, many of which have never before been translated into any Western language. Organizing the narratives according to themes and motifs common to world mythology, Birrell addresses issues of source, dating, attribution, textural variants, multiforms, and context. Drawing on exhaustive work in comparative mythology, she surveys the development of Chinese myth studies, summarizes the contribution of Chinese and Japanese scholars to the study of Chinese myth since the 1920s, and examines special aspects of traditional approaches to Chinese myth. The result is an unprecedented guide to the study of Chinese myth for specialists and nonspecialists alike.

Celtic Mythology

Celtic Mythology
Author: T. W. Rolleston
Publsiher: Career Press
Total Pages: 578
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Celts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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From Daityas to Devatas in Hindu Mythology

From Daityas to Devatas in Hindu Mythology
Author: Shakti M. Gupta
Publsiher: Bombay : Somaiya Publications
Total Pages: 104
Release: 1973
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Hindu mythology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Daityas to Devatas in Hindu Mythology Book Excerpt:

Glossary of Hindu mythological characters.

Sri Lanka s Mythology

Sri Lanka s Mythology
Author: R. Weerakoon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 185
Release: 1985
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Mythology, Sri Lankan
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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World Mythology

World Mythology
Author: David A. Leeming
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 161
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0197548261
Category: Mythology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Mythology Book Excerpt:

"This book treats myths from all parts of the word, first from a cultural and then from a more comparative perspective. How do myths of the ancient Egyptians or Greeks, for instance, reflect the realities of the Egyptian and Greek cultures? When compared, how do they reveal certain universal themes or motifs that point to larger transcultural issues, such as the place of the human species in creation or the nature of deity as a concept? This book is organized around the universal or near universal motifs: deities, creation, the flood, the trickster, and the hero. Myths from Greek, Egyptian, Norse, Native American, African, Polynesian, Jewish, Christian, Hindu, and other cultures are retold and treated as reflections of the cultures that "dreamed" them and then are compared and discussed in such a way as to expose universal significance, creating a world mythology"--

African Mythology

African Mythology
Author: Stuart A. Kallen
Publsiher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2015-02-12
ISBN: 1420511459
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Mythology Book Excerpt:

This volume looks at some of the popular myths of Africa and discusses their role in the culture and the values they reflect. The book also touches on how hip-hop music has its roots in African mythology. Readers will learn about creation myths, and the role of spirits and magic in African mythology and lore.

Folklore and Mythology

Folklore and Mythology
Author: Andrew Lang
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2019-01-02
ISBN: 3748157029
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Folklore and Mythology Book Excerpt:

After the heavy rain of a thunderstorm has washed the soil, it sometimes happens that a child, or a rustic, finds a wedge-shaped piece of metal or a few triangular flints in a field or near a road. There was no such piece of metal, there were no such flints, lying there yesterday, and the finder is puzzled about the origin of the objects on which he has lighted. He carries them home, and the village wisdom determines that the wedge-shaped piece of metal is a "thunderbolt," or that the bits of flint are "elf-shots," the heads of fairy arrows. Such things are still treasured in remote nooks of England, and the "thunderbolt" is applied to cure certain maladies by its touch. As for the fairy arrows, we know that even in ancient Etruria they were looked on as magical, for we sometimes see their points set, as amulets, in the gold of Etruscan necklaces. In Perugia the arrowheads are still sold as charms. All educated people, of course, have long been aware that the metal wedge is a celt, or ancient bronze axe-head, and that it was not fairies, but the forgotten peoples of this island who used the arrows with the tips of flint. Thunder is only so far connected with them that the heavy rains loosen the surface soil, and lay bare its long hidden secrets.

The Mythology of the Aryan Nations

The Mythology of the Aryan Nations
Author: George William Cox
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1878
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Indo-Aryans
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bulfinch s Mythology

Bulfinch   s Mythology
Author: Thomas Bulfinch
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 381
Release: 2019-09-25
ISBN: 3734087937
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bulfinch s Mythology Book Excerpt:

Reproduction of the original: Bulfinch ́s Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch

Native American Mythology

Native American Mythology
Author: Hartley Burr Alexander
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2005-09-21
ISBN: 0486444155
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Native American Mythology Book Excerpt:

This fascinating and informative compendium of Native American lore recounts the continent's myths chronologically and region-by-region, offering a wide range of nomadic sagas, animist myths, cosmogonies and creation myths, end-time prophecies, and other traditional tales. Legends include stories of sun worship, trickster pranks, the ghost world, and secret societies.

Native American Mythology

Native American Mythology
Author: Jim Ollhoff
Publsiher: ABDO Publishing Company
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2011-08-15
ISBN: 1617840297
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Native American Mythology Book Excerpt:

Who is Kokyanwuuti? What is a shaman? Why are myths so important in our lives? Myths are a rich source of history. People use them to make sense of our world. Even before myths were written down, people told and retold the stories of the gods and goddesses of their homeland. Readers of American Indian Mythology will learn the history of myths, as well as their deeper meaning. From the Southeast tribes stories of how people got fire to the plains tribes stories of the Buffalo Woman, this book helps kids understand the myths that shape and direct people's lives. Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

More than Mythology

More than Mythology
Author: Catharina Raudvere,Jens Peter Schjødt
Publsiher: Nordic Academic Press
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2012-01-07
ISBN: 9187121301
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More than Mythology Book Excerpt:

Written by distinguished scholars from multiple perspectives, this account widens the interpretative scope on religious life among the pre-Christian Scandinavian people. The religion of the Viking Age is conventionally identified through its mythology: the ambiguous character Odin, the forceful Thor, and the end of the world approaching in Ragnarök. However, pre-Christian religion consisted of so much more than mythic imagery and legends and has long lingered in folk tradition. Exploring the religion of the North through an interdisciplinary approach, the book sheds new light on a number of topics, including rituals, gender relations, social hierarchies, and interregional contacts between the Nordic tradition and the Sami and Finnish regions.

Mass Media Mythology

Mass Media Mythology
Author: Rita Parks
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 674
Release: 1981
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Western films
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bulfinch s Mythology Stories of Gods and Heroes

Bulfinch s Mythology  Stories of Gods and Heroes
Author: Thomas Bulfinch
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2015-10-01
ISBN: 1626865086
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bulfinch s Mythology Stories of Gods and Heroes Book Excerpt:

An easily understood reference guide to the deities of Greek and Roman mythology. Stories of Gods and Heroes, originally published in 1855, is the first of three works that make up Bulfinch's Mythology, by Thomas Bulfinch. A useful and concise guide to the gods and goddesses of Greek and Roman mythology, this text was used in history classrooms for over a century. Bulfinch’s writing is an attempt to expand the enjoyment of classic literature for the common reader, explaining the allusions made to mythology in so many other titles of the day.

The Mythology of All Races

The Mythology of All Races
Author: Louis Herbert Gray,George Foot Moore,John Arnott MacCulloch
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1925
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Folklore
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Influences of Pre Christian Mythology and Christianity on Old Norse Poetry

Influences of Pre Christian Mythology and Christianity on Old Norse Poetry
Author: Andrew McGillivray
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2018-10-08
ISBN: 1580443362
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Influences of Pre Christian Mythology and Christianity on Old Norse Poetry Book Excerpt:

The Eddic poem Vafþrúðnismál serves as a representation of early pagan beliefs or myths and as a myth itself; the poem performs both of these functions, acting as a poetic framework and functioning as sacred myth. In this study, the author looks closely at the journey of the Norse god Óðinn to the hall of the ancient and wise giant Vafþrúðnir, where Óðinn craftily engages his adversary in a life-or-death contest in knowledge.

Divine and Demonic in the Poetic Mythology of the Zohar

Divine and Demonic in the Poetic Mythology of the Zohar
Author: Nathaniel Berman
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2018-09-24
ISBN: 900438619X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divine and Demonic in the Poetic Mythology of the Zohar Book Excerpt:

Divine and Demonic in the Poetic Mythology of the Zohar offers a new interpretation of the Kabbalistic “Other Side,” exploring the intimacies and antagonisms of divine and demonic, and showing how the Zoharic literature contributes to thinking about alterity generally.

The Mythology and Fables of the Ancients Explain d from History

The Mythology and Fables of the Ancients  Explain d from History
Author: Banier (M. l'abbé, Antoine)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 642
Release: 1739
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Folklore
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Classical Mythology in the Modernista Poetry of Spanish America

Classical Mythology in the Modernista Poetry of Spanish America
Author: George Dewey Schade
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 430
Release: 1953
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Mythology, Classical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Riley s Historical Pocket Library Six Volumes Consisting of I Heathen Mythology II Ancient History III Grecian History IV Roman History V History of England VI Geography The Prefatory Address Signed George Riley

Riley s Historical Pocket Library  Six Volumes  Consisting of I  Heathen Mythology  II  Ancient History  III  Grecian History  IV  Roman History  V  History of England  VI  Geography       The Prefatory Address Signed  George Riley
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 282
Release: 1790
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Riley s Historical Pocket Library Six Volumes Consisting of I Heathen Mythology II Ancient History III Grecian History IV Roman History V History of England VI Geography The Prefatory Address Signed George Riley Book Excerpt: