Native American Mythology

Native American Mythology


This interesting and informative compendium of local American lore used to be assembled by way of certainly one of twentieth-century America's best ethnographer/anthropologists. Hartley Burr Alexander recounts the continent's myths chronologically and region-by-region, providing a remarkably wide variety of nomadic sagas, animist myths, cosmogonies and construction myths, end-time prophecies, and different conventional tales.
The tales start within the a ways North, between Norsemen and Eskimos, and variety during the land of the wooded area dwellers, with vast illustration of tribes resembling the Iroquois and Algonquian. Legends from the Gulf area and nice Plains surround solar worship and trickster pranks, and from the Indians of the mountain and wasteland come stories of Navajo gods and episodes from the ghost international. the gathering concludes one of the natives of the Pacific coast, with tales of mystery societies, totemism and totemic spirits, and the Raven Cycle — the supernatural lore surrounding the black fowl who hung the sunlight, moon, and stars within the sky, placed the salmon within the rivers and the fish within the sea, and amused itself by way of fooling individuals with its shape-shifting tricks.

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