World Mythology An Anthology of Great Myths and Epics

ISBN-10: 0844259667

ISBN-13: 9780844259666

Edition: 3rd 1999 (Revised)

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World Mythology is a compilation of over 50 great myths and epics. Your students will gain an appreciation and understanding of ancient and modern cultures through myths and epics from the Middle East, Greece and Rome, the Far East and Pacific islands, the British Isles, Northern Europe, Africa, and the Americas. An introduction and historical background supplement each myth. Questions at the end of each selection prompt analysis and response.
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Book details

List price: $75.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 2/12/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.464
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
The Middle East
Babylonia
The Enuma elish
Egypt
Osiris, Isis, and Horus
Hittite
Telepinu
Sumer/Babylonia
Gilgamesh
Persia
Esfandyar, the Prince Who Would Be King
Greece and Rome
Greece
The Creation of the Titans and the Gods
The Ages of Man
Demeter and Persephone
The Labors and Death of Heracles
The Iliad
Jason and the Golden Fleece
Medea
Rome
Pyramus and Thisbe
The Aeneid
The Far East and the Pacific Islands
India
The Creation, Death, and Rebirth of the Universe
The Ramayana
China
The Creation of the Universe and Human Beings
Chi Li Slays the Serpent
Japan
Amaterasu
Kotan Utunnai (Ainu)
New Zealand
The Creation Cycle (Polynesia/Maori)
Hawaii
The Taming of the Sun (Polynesia/Hawaii)
The British Isles
Ireland/Scotland
The Ages of the World
Dagda the Good
England/Scandinavia
Beowulf
England/France
King Arthur
Northern Europe
The Creation, Death, and Rebirth of the Universe
The Death of Balder
The Theft of Thor's Hammer
Sigurd the Volsung
Africa
Nigeria
The Creation of the Universe and Ife (Yoruba)
Zaire
The Origin of Life and Fire (Boshongo/Bakuba)
Benin
The Quarrel Between Sagbata and Sogbo (Fon)
Ghana
Gassire's Lute (Soninke)
Mali
Bakaridjan Kone (Segu)
The Americas
Bolivia
The Creation (Tiahuanaco/Aymara)
Peru
The Children of the Sun (Inca)
Venezuela
Wanadi the Creator (Yekuhana)
Guatemala
The Creation (Maya)
Mexico
The Creation Cycle (Toltec/Aztec)
Quetzalcoatl (Toltec/Aztec)
United States
The Emergence (Navajo)
Lodge-Boy and Thrown-Away (Crow)
United States/Canada
The Woman Who Fell from the Sky (Iroquois/Huron)
Raven and the Sources of Light (Haida/Tsimshian/Tlingit)
Sedna (Inuit)
Canada
Caught by a Hair-String (Micmac)
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index of Characters with Pronunciation Guide
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