World Mythology: An Anthology of Great Myths and Epics / Edition 3by Donna Rosenberg
Pub. Date: 02/28/2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
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
PrefaceIntroductionThe Middle EastBabyloniaThe Enuma elishEgyptOsiris, Iris, and HorusHittiteTelepinuSumer/BabyloniaGilgameshPersiaEsfandyar, the Prince Who Would Be KingGreece and RomeGreeceThe Creation of the Titans and the GodsThe Ages of ManDemeter and PersephoneThe Labors and Death of HeraclesThe IliadJason and the Golden FleeceMedeaRomePyramus and ThisbeThe AeneidThe Far East and the Pacific IslandsIndiaThe Creation, Death, and Rebirth of the UniverseThe RamayanaChinaThe Creation of the Universe and Human BeingsChi Li Slays the SerpentJapanAmaterasuKotan Utunnai (Ainu)New ZealandThe Creation Cycle (Polynesia/Maori)HawaiiThe Taming of the Sun (Polynesia/Hawaii)The British IslesIreland/ScotlandThe Ages of the WorldDagda the GoodEngland/ScandinaviaBeowulfEngland/FranceKing ArthurNorthern EuropeThe Creation, Death, and Rebirth of the UniverseThe Death of BalderThe Theft of Thor's HammerSigurd the VolsungAfricaNigeriaThe Creation o the Universe and Ife (Yoruba)ZaireThe Origin of Life and Fire (Boshongo/Bakuba)BeninThe Quarrel Between Sagbata and Sogbo (Fon)GhanaGassire's Lute (Soninke)MaliBakaridjan Kone (Segu)The AmericasBoliviaThe Creation (Tiahuanaco/Aymara)PeruThe Children of the Sun (Inca)VenezuelaWanadi the Creator (Yekuhana)GuatemalaThe Creation (Maya)MexicoThe Creation Cycle (Toltec/Aztec)Quetzalcoatl (Toltec/Aztec)United StatesThe Emergence (Navajo)Lodge-Boy and Thrown-Away (Crow)United States/CanadaThe Woman Who Fell from the Sky (Iroquois/Huron)Raven and the Sources of Light (Haida/Tsimshian/Tlingit)Sedna (Inuit)CanadaCaught by a Hair-String (Micmac)NotesSelected BibliographyIndex of Characters with Pronunciation Guide
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This book is a great collection of myths and legends from ancient cultures. Some of them we all learned in grade school, but others are new and refreshing. They are a great way to examine life as we knew/know it or just to read and escape to a far away place for a while. From Babylonian to Greek to Egyptian, this book has them all and it is highly recommended for any kind of reader.