9780844259666

World Mythology: An Anthology of Great Myths and Epics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780844259666

  • ISBN10:

    0844259667

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/12/2001
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Introduction xiii
The Middle East
1(78)
Babylonia
The Enuma elish
3(9)
Egypt
Osiris, Isis, and Horus
12(10)
Hittite
Telepinu
22(4)
Sumer/Babylonia
Gilgamesh
26(32)
Persia
Esfandyar, the Prince Who Would Be King
58(21)
Greece and Rome
79(210)
Greece
The Creation of the Titans and the Gods
82(8)
The Ages of Man
90(3)
Demeter and Persephone
93(7)
The Labors and Death of Heracles
100(6)
The Iliad
106(53)
Jason and the Golden Fleece
159(45)
Medea
204(43)
Rome
Pyramus and Thisbe
247(8)
The Aeneid
255(34)
The Far East and the Pacific Islands
289(78)
India
The Creation, Death, and Rebirth of the Universe
291(5)
The Ramayana
296(28)
China
The Creation of the Universe and Human Beings
324(6)
Chi Li Slays the Serpent
330(5)
Japan
Amaterasu
335(4)
Kotan Utunnai (Ainu)
339(12)
New Zealand
The Creation Cycle (Polynesia/Maori)
351(9)
Hawaii
The Taming of the Sun (Polynesia/Hawaii)
360(7)
The British Isles
367(90)
Ireland/Scotland
The Ages of the World
369(9)
Dagda the Good
378(3)
England/Scandinavia
Beowulf
381(37)
England/France
King Arthur
418(39)
Northern Europe
457(50)
The Creation, Death, and Rebirth of the Universe
459(8)
The Death of Balder
467(8)
The Theft of Thor's Hammer
475(3)
Sigurd the Volsung
478(29)
Africa
507(60)
Nigeria
The Creation of the Universe and Ife (Yoruba)
509(6)
Zaire
The Origin of Life and Fire (Boshongo/Bakuba)
515(3)
Benin
The Quarrel Between Sagbata and Sogbo (Fon)
518(3)
Ghana
Gassire's Lute (Soninke)
521(7)
Mali
Bakaridjan Kone (Segu)
528(39)
The Americas
567(86)
Bolivia
The Creation (Tiahuanaco/Aymara)
570(4)
Peru
The Children of the Sun (Inca)
574(4)
Venezuela
Wanadi the Creator (Yekuhana)
578(17)
Guatemala
The Creation (Maya)
595(5)
Mexico
The Cretion Cycle (Toltec/Aztec)
600(9)
Quetzalcoatl (Toltec/Aztec)
609(6)
United States
The Emergence (Navajo)
615(7)
Lodge-Boy and Thrown-Away (Crow)
622(3)
United States/Canada
The Woman Who Fell from the Sky (Iroquois/Huron)
625(9)
Raven and the Sources of Light (Haida/Tsimshian/Tingit)
634(3)
Sedna (Inuit)
637(6)
Canada
Caught by a Hair-String (Micmac)
643(10)
Notes 653(38)
Selected Bibliography 691(18)
Index of Characters with Pronunciation Guide 709

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