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Of Gods and Men Studies in Lithuanian Mythology

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ISBN-10: 0253326524

ISBN-13: 9780253326522

Edition: 1992

Authors: Algirdas J. Greimas, Milda Newman

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With this volume, Greimas gives voice to the cultural memory of his people. He is both storyteller and explicator, deciphering the symbolic world of Lithuanian mythology.This first English translation of Apie Dievus ir zmones is a brilliant convergence of Greimas's historical and folkloric studies. Greimas examines the origins of ancient deities; discusses the concepts of life and death, fate and fortune; looks at codes used by farmers to organize systems of mutual obligations and implicit contracts; examines pranks and games associated with agrarian seasonal changes; and discusses the semantic reconstruction of the names and functions of several deities.Emphasizing the historic dimension…    
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 12/22/1992
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Foreword by Dan Ben-Amos and Alessandro Falassi
Translator's Acknowledgments
Preface
Kaukai
Aitvaras
Ausrine
Laima
On Bees and Women
Gods and Festivals
Gods and Festivals
Notes
Name Index
Subject Index