World Mythology: An Anthology of Great Myths and Epics / Edition 3 by Donna Rosenberg | 9780844259666 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
World Mythology: An Anthology of Great Myths and Epics / Edition 3

World Mythology: An Anthology of Great Myths and Epics / Edition 3

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by Donna Rosenberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0844259667

ISBN-13: 9780844259666

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780844259666
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
752
Sales rank:
48,735
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)
Lexile:
1030L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

The Middle East

Babylonia

The Enuma elish

Egypt

Osiris, Iris, and Horus

Hittite

Telepinu

Sumer/Babylonia

Gilgamesh

Persia

Esfandyar, the Prince Who Would Be King

Greece and Rome

Greece

The Creation of the Titans and the Gods

The Ages of Man

Demeter and Persephone

The Labors and Death of Heracles

The Iliad

Jason and the Golden Fleece

Medea

Rome

Pyramus and Thisbe

The Aeneid

The Far East and the Pacific Islands

India

The Creation, Death, and Rebirth of the Universe

The Ramayana

China

The Creation of the Universe and Human Beings

Chi Li Slays the Serpent

Japan

Amaterasu

Kotan Utunnai (Ainu)

New Zealand

The Creation Cycle (Polynesia/Maori)

Hawaii

The Taming of the Sun (Polynesia/Hawaii)

The British Isles

Ireland/Scotland

The Ages of the World

Dagda the Good

England/Scandinavia

Beowulf

England/France

King Arthur

Northern Europe

The Creation, Death, and Rebirth of the Universe

The Death of Balder

The Theft of Thor's Hammer

Sigurd the Volsung

Africa

Nigeria

The Creation o the Universe and Ife (Yoruba)

Zaire

The Origin of Life and Fire (Boshongo/Bakuba)

Benin

The Quarrel Between Sagbata and Sogbo (Fon)

Ghana

Gassire's Lute (Soninke)

Mali

Bakaridjan Kone (Segu)

The Americas

Bolivia

The Creation (Tiahuanaco/Aymara)

Peru

The Children of the Sun (Inca)

Venezuela

Wanadi the Creator (Yekuhana)

Guatemala

The Creation (Maya)

Mexico

The Creation Cycle (Toltec/Aztec)

Quetzalcoatl (Toltec/Aztec)

United States

The Emergence (Navajo)

Lodge-Boy and Thrown-Away (Crow)

United States/Canada

The Woman Who Fell from the Sky (Iroquois/Huron)

Raven and the Sources of Light (Haida/Tsimshian/Tlingit)

Sedna (Inuit)

Canada

Caught by a Hair-String (Micmac)

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Index of Characters with Pronunciation Guide

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World Mythology: An Anthology of Great Myths and Epics 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Stevie_Jo More than 1 year ago
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.