Myth and Knowing: An Introduction to World Mythology / Edition 1

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Overview

Myth and Knowing is a rich resource of myths and mythology through the

ages, in which scholarly and literary materials combine to provide a seamless

portrait of this multicultural topic. Balanced and nuanced discussions

explore the ways in which myths have portrayed both men and women. In

addition, art and maps contextualize selected myths, providing insights into

the cultures and religious traditions from which they originated.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780767419574
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 2/18/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 117,666
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott A Leonard (Youngstown, OH) is a professor at Youngstown State University

in Ohio.

Michael McClure (Lexington, VA) is a professor at Washington and

Lee University in Virginia.

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Table of Contents

1 Purposes and definitions 1
2 Creation myths 32
Amma and Nummo prepare the world 46
The creation, from the Eddas 58
From chaos to king Zeus, from Hesiod's theogony 63
Out of the blue 68
The creation of Ulligara and Zalgarra 75
Creation myth from the Vishnu Purana 79
Genesis : the creation account 84
The Popul Vu 90
3 The female divine 102
The fire Goddess 122
White buffalo calf woman 132
The courtship of Inanna and Dumuzi 137
A taste of earth 144
Kali beheaded 154
Callisto and Arcas, from Ovid's Metamorphoses 161
On the origin of the world 168
4 The male divine 185
Bhagavad Gita 208
Enki and Ninhursanga 220
Orunmila gives the orishas their powers and his friendship with Eshu 227
Thor's Duel with Hrungnir 232
Quetzalcoatl rescues the precious bones and discovers corn 239
5 Trickster myths 247
Why we tell stories about Spider 253
Ajapa, Aja the dog, and the Yams 257
How Coyote placed the stars 265
Coyote man and saucy duckfeather 268
The trouble with rose hips 272
Old man Coyote meets Coyote Woman 274
The treasures of the Gods 277
The seven great deeds of Ma-ui 283
Prometheus, from Hesiod's theogony 301
Pa Pandir, or daddy Moron 306
The Raven steals the light 311
6 Sacred places 320
The Zuni and the Grand Canyon 331
The emergence 333
Bighorn medicine wheel 336
The medicine wheel 343
Sacred landforms in Japan 347
The mountain of the lotus and the fan 349
Yosoji and the Goddess Fuji 352
The ten thousand treasure mountain 353
Kobo stories 359
The waters of eternal life 360
The castle in the lake 370
The cormorants from Utrost 376
The areca tree 380
Biriwilg becomes a painting 387
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