LEEMING, DAVID ADAMS.
Title The World Of Myth.
Book Condition Softcover. Very good condition.
Edition Seventh Printing.
Publisher Oxford University Press, New York/Oxford/London: 1990.
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).