Parallel Myths

ISBN-10: 0345381467

ISBN-13: 9780345381460

Edition: N/A

Authors: J. F. Bierlein

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An entertaining and thought-provoking look at the common threads woven through the world's greatest myths -- and the central role they have played through time.
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/11/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

An Introduction
What Is Myth?
Language and Myth
Time and Myth
History and Myth
The Civic Myth
Morality and Myth
The Sense of the Sacred
The Cast of Characters
The Greek and Roman Pantheon
The Norse Pantheon
The Gods of India
The Egyptian Pantheon
The Hawaiian Pantheon
The Aztec Pantheon
Beginnings - The Creation Myths
Creation Myths of India
The Creation Myth of Iran
The Norse Creation Myth
Greek Creation Myths
Creation Myths of Africa
Creation Myths of Egypt
The Creation Myth of Finland
The Chinese Creation Myth
The Creation Myth of Japan
The Polynesian Creation Myths
Creation Myths of the Americas
The Babylonian Creation Myth
The Biblical Creation Stories
The Talmudic Creation Story
"The Creation"
Some Notes on the Creation Myths
The Earliest Times
The Biblical Fall
The Talmudic Fall
The Story of Poia (Blackfoot Indian)
The Four Ages of Man (India)
The Five Ages of Man (Greece)
The Five Suns (Aztec)
The Five Worlds (Navajo)
North American Indian Myths of Emergence
Three Stories of Maui the Trickster (Polynesia)
Prometheus and Epimetheus (Greece)
The Origin of Medicine (Cherokee)
Murile and the Moonchief (Kenya)
The Human Race Is Saved (Iroquois)
The Flood Myths
The Story of Noah
Manu and the Fish (India)
Utnapishtim (Babylonia)
The Flood Myth of Hawaii
Tata and Nena (Aztec)
Deucalion (Greece)
North American Flood Myths
The Flood Myth of the Incas
The Flood Myth of Egypt
Tales of Love
Greek and Roman Love Myths
Two Peruvian Love Stories
Angus Og (Scotland and Ireland)
Algon and the Sky-Girl (Algonquin Indian)
Morality Tales from the Myths
Morality Tales from the Mahabharata (India)
Anansi the Spider (West Africa)
Greek Morality Tales
Four Parallel Stories
The Story of Two Brothers (Blackfoot Indian)
The Story of Two Brothers (Egypt)
Bellerophon (Greece)
Joseph and Potiphar's Wife (Genesis 39)
Some Brief Myths of the Hero
The Story of Siegfried (Norse/Germany)
Theseus (Greece)
Hiawatha Tarenyawagon (Iroquois)
The Myth of Sisyphus (Greece)
The Journey to the Underworld and the Path of Death
Ishtar in the Underworld (Babylonia)
Marwe in the Underworld (Kenya)
Savitri (India)
Pare and Hutu (New Zealand)
Sayadio in the Land of the Dead (Iroquois)
The Spirit Bride (Algonquin)
Osiris and Isis (Egypt)
Blue Jay in the Land of the Dead (Chinook)
The Greek and Roman Afterlife
Peruvian Death Myths
Socrates on the Greco-Roman Afterlife
Persian (Zoroastrian) Death Myths
Nachiketas (India)
Jewish Death Myth
Tibetan Death Myths
Baldur (Norse)
The Death of Moses (The Talmud)
The End - Visions of the Apocalypse
How Rudra Destroys the Universe (India)
The Persian Apocalyptic Myth
The Islamic Apocalyptic Myth
Maitreya (Tibet, Korea, Mongolia)
Ragnarok: The Twilight of the Gods (Norse)
North American Apocalyptic Myths
The Old Testament
The New Testament
Views of Myth and Meaning
Parallel Myths and Ways of Interpreting Them
The Discovery of Parallel Myths
Myth as a History of Prehistory: The Matriarchal Theory
Transitional Thinking in the Interpretation of Myth
Psychological Theories of Parallelism in Myth
A Modern Nonpsychological Approach: Structuralism
Philosophical Perspectives on Myth
The "History of Religions" School of Myth
Myth - Yours, Mine, and Ours
Modern Questions of Faith
The Demythologization of Judeo-Christian Culture
The Legitimacy of the Supernatural
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