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Author Name    LEEMING, DAVID ADAMS.

Title   The World Of Myth.

Binding   s

Book Condition   Softcover. Very good condition.

Edition   Seventh Printing.

Publisher    Oxford University Press, New York/Oxford/London: 1990.

ISBN Number    0195074750 / 9780195074758

Seller ID   68492X1

Provides a sweeping anthology of myths. There are fascinating stories of great floods from the ancient Babylonians, Hebrews, Chinese, and Mayans; tales of apocalypse from India, the Norse, Christianity, and modern science; myths of the mother goddess from Native American Hopi culture and James Lovelocks' Gaia. Leeming has culled myths from Aztec to Persian cultures, offering one of the most wide-ranging collections of what he calls "the collective dream of humanity." Includes an Index. "A particularly fine one-volume work that not only draws from a wide variety of sources, but also puts them in a comparative context. . . . Modern myths, such as the idea of Earth as Gaia, intermingle resonantly with their ancient counterparts. It's not just Zeus anymore, as this most useful volume makes abundantly clear." - Booklist

(Key Words: David Adams Leeming, Mythology, Zeus, Theseus, Tricksters, Persephone, Osiris, King Arthur, Mount Olympus, Jesus, Isis, Gaia, Femme Fatale, Dionysos, Buddha, Christian Myths, Attis, Afterlife).

Price = 14.44 USD



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