The world of myths & mythology : a source book /

Despite the boundaries of geography and time, civilizations around the world have drooped myths that reveal a universal human quest for the meaning of life and a deeper understanding of the mystery of being. Enjoy learning the different interpretations of creation; the sun, moon, heaven, and earth;...

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Main Author: Bartlett, Sarah
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: London : Blandford, 1998.
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Summary:Despite the boundaries of geography and time, civilizations around the world have drooped myths that reveal a universal human quest for the meaning of life and a deeper understanding of the mystery of being. Enjoy learning the different interpretations of creation; the sun, moon, heaven, and earth; death, rebirth. and the underworld; heroes, warriors, and their quests; legendary lovers and divine desires; tricksters and beasts and monsters. The myths contained in this fascinating anthology are drawn from a wide array of cultures, among them Greek Egyptian, Indian, African, Norse, South American, Chinese, Japanese, and Native North American. As you read these tales, you will discover a surprising connection to the ancient people who related them. We are all concerned with who we are and where we have come from.
Physical Description:320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-312) and index.
ISBN:0713726733 :
0713726733