9780806132396

The Mythology of Native North America

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  • ISBN13:

    9780806132396

  • ISBN10:

    0806132396

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-02-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Oklahoma Pr

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Summary

Most North Americans experience mythology by way of translations of classical texts, and surprisingly few of us are familiar with Coyote, Spider Woman, Water Jar boy, Falling Sky Woman, or the epic of the Blessingway - to name just a few of the stories retold in this collection of significant myths of Native North America. David Leeming and Jake Page, building on the success of their Goddess: Myths of the Female Divine and God: Myths of the Male Divine, have provided an introduction and commentary on seventy-two myths drawn from a variety of cultures and language groups. They honor the Native pantheons, cosmologies, heroes, and heroines first as cultural expressions, then as variations on other mythic narratives to which they may be related, and ultimately as expressions of the larger human experience of mythmaking.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction 3(12)
PART ONE: PANTHEONS 15(58)
Native American Deities
16(2)
World Parents
18(4)
The Great Goddess
22(18)
The Supreme God
40(6)
Other Deity Types
46(27)
The Trickster
46(14)
The Dying God or Goddess
60(10)
Lesser Gods and Spirits
70(3)
PART TWO: COSMOS 73(72)
Creation
74(30)
The Earth-Diver Creation
77(12)
Emergence Creation
89(10)
Other Types of Creation
99(5)
The Flood
104(10)
The Afterlife
114(21)
The End of the World
135(10)
PART THREE: HEROES AND HEROINES 145(46)
Heroes
148(38)
The Culture Hero
149(4)
The Twins
153(5)
The Quest
158(5)
The Search for the Father
163(2)
The Wicked Parent
165(1)
Monster-Slayer Trickster
166(11)
The Quest for Love
177(2)
The Savior Hero
179(7)
Heroines
186(5)
The Heroine and the Family
186(1)
The Heroine as Savior
187(4)
Bibliography 191(10)
Index 201

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