Creation Myths of the World Parts I II

Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 1994. Revised as A Dictionary of Creation Myths, New York: Oxford, 1994. Sproul, Barbara C. Primal Myths: Creation Myths around the World, 219. San Francisco: HarperCollins, [1979] 1991.

Author: David Adams Leeming

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598841749

Category: Reference

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Nearly every belief system in every part of the world has its own distinctive answers to how the world was created, often taking the form of a story or myth. These narratives offer insight into a culture's values, its world view, and its interpretations of the relationship between the individual, society, and the divine.
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A Dictionary of Creation Myths

Covering thousands of years of intricate creation tales, this book is the first and most comprehensive work devoted to creation myths from cultures throughout the world.

Author: David Adams Leeming

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ISBN: OCLC:472351718

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Covering thousands of years of intricate creation tales, this book is the first and most comprehensive work devoted to creation myths from cultures throughout the world.
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A Dictionary of Asian Mythology

Offers alphabetically arranged stories of the revered deities, sacred places, key events and epics of Asia discusses the recurring themes and traditions that make up the varied fabric of Asian mythology.

Author: David Leeming

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195120530

Category: Religion

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Offers alphabetically arranged stories of the revered deities, sacred places, key events and epics of Asia discusses the recurring themes and traditions that make up the varied fabric of Asian mythology.
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A Dictionary of Asian Mythology

Creation - A creation myth is a cosmogony , a story that describes the origins of the universe . Creation myths concern themselves with the creation of the world and of human beings . All cultures have creation myths . A creation myth ...

Author: David Leeming

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199761494

Category: Religion

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Meet the supreme Gautama Buddha, the elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesa, and Chang O--the Lunar Toad who is Chinese goddess of the Moon. Journey to the sacred Cambodian ruins of Angkor and golden Mount Meru, home of the Hindu gods. Discover myths like the Stone and the Banana of Indonesian origin and the Indian Churning of the Ocean of Milk, and explore archetypal themes such as the hero quest, sacrifice, and descent to the underworld. Myth expert David Leeming plumbs the exotic depths of Eastern spirituality to present a vivid portrait of the many mythologies of the Asian continent. In handy A to Z format, here are the stories of the revered deities, sacred places, key events and epics, and recurring themes and traditions that make up the rich and varied fabric of Asian mythology. Entries address the key mythologies of the regions we now call India, China, Tibet, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and Japan. Throughout, an extensive network of cross-references highlights the diversity, interrelatedness, and complex beauty of Asia--allowing readers to pursue a particular trail of inquiry or read straight through the compelling entries. Broad overviews of specific cultures and their mythic traditions round out the coverage.
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Encyclopedia of Creation Myths

In encyclopedic format, this book presents creations myths, beliefs of ancient civilizations around the world, including Greeks, Romans, and others.

Author: David Adams Leeming

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN: IND:30000045056961

Category: Science

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In encyclopedic format, this book presents creations myths, beliefs of ancient civilizations around the world, including Greeks, Romans, and others.
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Mythology

This edition is updated to include additional heroine myths, as well as Navajo, Indonesian, Indian, Chinese, and African tales.

Author: David Adams Leeming

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198028109

Category: Fiction

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What makes something mythic? What do mythic events and narratives have to do with us? In Mythology, David Leeming offers an unusual and effective approach to the subject of mythology by stressing universal themes through myths of many cultures. This anthology collects a wide array of narrative texts from the Bible to English literature to interpretations by Joseph Campbell, C.G. Jung, and others, which illustrate how myths serve whole societies in our universal search for meaning. Leeming illustrates the various stages or rites of passage of the mythic universal hero, from birth to childhood, through trial and quest, death, descent, rebirth, and ascension. The arrangement of texts by themes such as "Childhood, Initiation and Divine Signs," "The Descent to the Underworld," and "Resurrection and Rebirth" strip mythic characters of their many national and cultural "masks" to reveal their archetypal aspects. Real figures, including Jesus and Mohammed, are also included underlining the theory that myths are real and can be applied to real life. This edition is updated to include additional heroine myths, as well as Navajo, Indonesian, Indian, Chinese, and African tales.
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Information Resources in the Humanities and the Arts 6th Edition

Creation Myths of the World: An Encyclopedia. ... 2000); A Dictionary of Asian Mythology (David Leeming, 2001); A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology (James MacKillop, 2000); A Dictionary of Creation Myth (David Leeming and Margaret Leeming, ...

Author: Anna H. Perrault Ph.D.

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781610693271

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This familiar guide to information resources in the humanities and the arts, organized by subjects and emphasizing electronic resources, enables librarians, teachers, and students to quickly find the best resources for their diverse needs.
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The Handy Mythology Answer Book

Larrington, Carolyne, ed. The Feminist Companion to Mythology. London: Pandora, 1992. Leeming, David A. A Dictionary of Asian Mythology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. ———. Creation Myths of the World: An Encyclopedia. 2 vols.

Author: David A. Leeming

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 9781578595211

Category: Social Science

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Stories centuries in the making, and many centuries worth of stories, are an integral part of modern society. Whether modern or ancient, every culture has its myths. Mythology forms our understanding of our origin, history, and traditions. They tell of our heroes and deities. Myths are vehicles for understanding religion, for learning language, and for understanding society, but they can often be difficult to understand and confusing. The Handy Mythology Answer Book examines and explains, in plain English, numerous myths and mythology. From the ancient Greek and Roman to Egypt and Babylon, from Native North American Indian to Celtic, Middle Eastern, Indian, Asian, African, and the lesser known myths from around the world, The Handy Mythology Answer Book has them covered. Whether it is the modern retelling of a classic myth or an ancient story about a Norse god, this helpful resource demystifies the myth, looks at different archetypes and motifs, and even shows how myths help explain our existence and institutions. It answers nearly 600 questions and offers fun facts about the treachery and violence, the inspirational and epic, the supernatural monsters and heroic mortals found in mythology, such as How and when did myths originate? What are the three primary myth types? What is the nature of Creation Myths? How can myths be compared to dreams? Why do humans tell myths? What was the Egyptian Book of the Dead? How is the epic of Gilgamesh like later epics? Why is the biblical flood story so like the Babylonian flood myth? What was the myth of Theseus, the Labyrinth, and the Minotaur? What are the Homeric Hymns? How and why are the Odyssey and the Iliad so different from each other? What is the popular appeal of the Odyssey? Did the Greeks see these myths as religion or as entertainment? What was the background myth of the Oedipus plays? What was the nature of Roman mythology during the Roman Republic? What was the Metamorphosis? How did Christian narrative and tradition fit into and come to dominate the Roman mythological tradition? How is Celtic culture and mythology related to the culture and mythology of Greek, Roman, and other cultures? How did the Vedas contribute to Hindu mythology? Who invented Chinese writing? What was the Aztec pantheon? What is the story of the Cherokee Grandmother Sun? Who are some Native American tricksters? What is the story of Schrödinger’s Cat? How did Freud use myths? How is myth used in politics? A glossary of commonly used terms and an appendix of parallel mythology exploring universal themes, motifs, and archetypes from across various cultures further explains the world of mythology.
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Thematic Guide to World Mythology

Jones , Alison . Larousse Dictionary of World Folklore . New York : Larousse , 1996 . Leeming , David Adams , with Margaret Adams Leeming . A Dictionary of Creation Myths . New York : Oxford University Press , 1994 .

Author: Lorena Laura Stookey

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313315051

Category: Social Science

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Examines reoccurring themes and patterns in the mythologies of many ancient and modern cultures.
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