The World of Myth: An Anthology

The World of Myth: An Anthology


in view that its book in 1991, The global of Myth has supplied hundreds of thousands of scholars with a desirable, wide-ranging creation to international mythology. construction at the bestselling culture of the 1st variation, the long-awaited moment version deals a uniquely finished choice of myths from a variety of cultures around the world. that includes a thematic association, it is helping scholars comprehend international mythology as a metaphor for humanity's look for which means in a fancy global. writer David Leeming provides a sweeping number of myths whose origins diversity from old Egypt and Greece to the Polynesian islands and smooth technological know-how. scholars could be captivated by means of tales of serious floods from the traditional Babylonians, Hebrews, chinese language, and Mayans; stories of apocalypse from India, the Norse, Christianity, and glossy technological know-how; myths of the mum goddess from local American Hopi tradition and James Lovelock's Gaia; and masses extra. the most wide-ranging anthologies on hand, this quantity contains myths from African, Australian Aboriginal, Aztec, Celtic, chinese language, Greek, Hittite, jap, Muslim, and Persian cultures.

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