World Mythology: An Anthology of Great Myths and Epics

An Anthology of the Great Myths and Epics

Author: Donna Rosenberg

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 722

View: 1435

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.

World Mythology

Author: Donna Rosenberg

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780844257679

Category: Fiction

Page: 584

View: 1462

This volume offers 59 of the world's great myths--including selections from The Iliad and the Odyssey, Beowulf, King Arthur and Quetzalcoatl. Each myth is accompanied by an introduction that offers historical background and suggests avenues for literary analysis.

World Mythology: An Anthology of the Great Myths and Epics, Hardcover Student Edition

Author: McGraw-Hill, Glencoe

Publisher: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780844259659

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 722

View: 802

World Mythology is a compilation of over 50 great myths and epics. Your students will gain an appreciation and an understanding of ancient and modern cultures through myths and epics from the Middle East, Greece and Rome, the Far East and the 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 section prompt analysis and response.

World Mythology

Author: Roy G. Willis

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805027013

Category: Religion

Page: 311

View: 6393

Looks at the mythology of Egypt, the Middle East, India, China, Tibet, Japan, Greece, Rome, Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Australia

Nordische Mythen und Sagen

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732539962

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 3127

Warum bebt die Erde? Wie entstanden Ebbe und Flut? Wie kam die Poesie in unsere Welt? Neil Gaiman erzählt die nordischen Sagen und Mythen neu, mit Witz und Sinnlichkeit, voller Zuneigung und Neugierde. Wir machen Bekanntschaft mit dem mächtigen Odin, reisen mit Thor und seinem Hammer durch die neun nordischen Welten, sind bezaubert von den Göttern und entsetzt von mancher Skrupellosigkeit. Machen Sie sich die Sagen zu eigen, erzählen Sie sie weiter, an den langen kalten Winterabenden, in den lauen Sommernächten. Nach der Lektüre werden Sie selbst die Wolken mit anderen Augen betrachten.

Im Traum kannst du nicht lügen

Roman

Author: Malin Persson Giolito

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732549860

Category: Fiction

Page: 461

View: 4861

Stockholm: Nach einem Blutbad an einem Gymnasium steht die Schülerin Maja Norberg als Schuldige vor Gericht. Ihre Freunde Dennis, Amanda und Sebastian, der Lehrer Christer, alle erschossen, von Maja. Wie konnte es dazu kommen, dass dieses einstmals so beliebte Mädchen zur Mörderin und zur meist gehassten Person Schwedens wurde? Und ist sie überhaupt schuldig? Aus Majas Sicht wird in diesem faszinierenden Roman die Vorgeschichte des Verbrechens erzählt. Eine aufwühlende Lektüre. Im Traum kannst du nicht lügen wurde 2017 mit dem namhaften Glass Key Award (Skandinavischer Krimipreis) ausgezeichnet - der prestigeträchtigsten Auszeichnung für nordische Kriminalromane. Die Autorin Malin Persson Giolito reiht sich damit in die Liste der erfolgreichsten und berühmtesten Schriftsteller Skandinaviens ein. Ebenfalls Preisträger waren u.a.: Henning Mankell, Stieg Larsson, Jussi Adler-Olsen, Jo Nesbø, Arnaldur Indridason, Leif G. W. Persson

Myth

A Handbook

Author: William G. Doty

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313326967

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

View: 5762

A type of folklore, myth is central to all cultures. Written by a leading authority and of use to high school students, undergraduates, and general readers, this reference offers a convenient overview of the role of myth around the world. The volume defines and classifies types of myth and provides examples from different cultural traditions. It then overviews various approaches to studying myth. This is followed by a look at myth in relation to its contexts, such as religion, politics, and popular culture. The volume closes with a bibliography of print and electronic resources and a glossary.

Wo hat Prometheus das Feuer versteckt

Alles, was Sie über die Mythen der Welt wissen sollten

Author: Kenneth C. Davis

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 9783404606030

Category: Philosophy

Page: 704

View: 4477

Mythen sind aus unserem Alltag nicht wegzudenken. Wir begegnen ihnen in Redewendungen, Filmen, Büchern und Popsongs. Haben Sie schon einmal jemanden mit Argusaugen beobachtet, ein gigantisches Chaos angerichtet und sind in Panik geraten? Eben.Seit Jahrtausenden suchen die Menschen Antworten auf große Fragen: Woher kommen wir? Welche Bedeutung hat unser Leben? Warum gibt es das Böse? Aus den Antworten entstanden Geschichten, die den Grundstock für Wissenschaft, Religion, Philosophie und Populärkultur bilden sollten: die Mythen.

The HeroÕs Quest and the Cycles of Nature

An Ecological Interpretation of World Mythology

Author: Rachel S. McCoppin

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476662010

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 772

This examination of the heroic journey in world mythology casts the protagonist as a personification of nature--a "botanical hero" one might say--who begins the quest in a metaphorical seed-like state, then sprouts into a period of verdant strength. But the hero must face a mythic underworld where he or she contends with mortality and sacrifice--embracing death as a part of life. For centuries, humans have sought superiority over nature, yet the botanical hero finds nothing is lost by recognizing that one is merely a part of nature. Instead, a cyclical promise of continuous life is realized, in which no element fully disappears, and the hero's message is not to dwell on death.

Theogonie

Author: Hesiod

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3743713306

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5258

Hesiod: Theogonie Entstanden im 7. Jahrhundert v. Chr. Hier in der Übers. v. Rudolf Peppmüller, Halle a.d.S.: Verlag der Buchhandlung des Waisenhauses, 1896. Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2017. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Hesiodos. Übers. v. Rudolf Peppmüller, Halle a. d. S.: Verlag der Buchhandlung des Waisenhauses, 1896. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Jakob Asmus Carstens, Kampf der Titanen und Götter, 1795. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

Author: David Leeming

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195156692

Category: Social Science

Page: 469

View: 5458

Consists of nearly two thousand entries covering all aspects of mythology, including Greek, Roman, Native American, Indian, Japanese, Sumerian, and Egyptian.

Animals and World Religions

Author: Lisa Kemmerer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199912556

Category: Religion

Page: 360

View: 3461

Despite increasing public attention to animal suffering, little seems to have changed: Human beings continue to exploit billions of animals in factory farms, medical laboratories, and elsewhere. In this wide-ranging and perceptive study, Lisa Kemmerer shows how spiritual writings and teachings in seven major religious traditions can help people to consider their ethical obligations toward other creatures. Dr. Kemmerer examines the role of nonhuman animals in scripture and myth, in the lives of religious exemplars, and by drawing on foundational philosophical and moral teachings. She begins with a study of indigenous traditions around the world, then focuses on the religions of India (Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain) and China (Daoism and Confucianism), and finally, religions of the Middle East (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam). At the end of each chapter, Kemmerer explores the inspiring lives and work of contemporary animal advocates who are motivated by a personal religious commitment. Animals and World Religions demonstrates that rethinking how we treat nonhuman animals is essential for anyone claiming one of the world's great religions.

Celtic Myths and Legends

Author: T. W. Rolleston

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486265070

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

View: 6128

Masterful retelling of Irish and Welsh stories and tales, including Cuchulain, King Arthur, Deirdre, the Grail, and many more. First paperback edition. 58 full-page illustrations and 18 figures.

Der Staat

Author: Platon

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849618005

Category:

Page: 725

View: 8673

Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem elektronischen Lesegerät. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Die Politeia (griechisch „Staat“), verfasst um 370 v. Chr., ist ein berühmter Dialog Platons. Sie gehört zu den am stärksten rezipierten Werken in der Geschichte der politischen Philosophie sowie der Philosophie überhaupt. Zentrales Thema der Politeia ist die Frage nach Gerechtigkeit. Die auftretenden Figuren sind Sokrates, der Greis Kephalos, dessen Sohn Polemarchos, der Sophist Thrasymachos sowie Platons Brüder Glaukon und Adeimantos. (aus wikipedia.de)

Die versunkene Stadt Z

Expedition ohne Wiederkehr - das Geheimnis des Amazonas

Author: David Grann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442156665

Category:

Page: 413

View: 9558

Mesopotamian Myths

Author: Henrietta McCall

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292751309

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 80

View: 7745

Briefly describes the rediscovery and decipherment of the Mesopotamian myths and legends, introduces and retells the Epic of Gilgamesh, and others, and examines their importance, both past and present

Celtic Myth and Legend

Author: Charles Squire

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486425115

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

View: 3395

The legends of ancient Britain retain a profound allure for readers around the world, assuring a warm reception for this introduction to the colorful pageant of Celtic myth. Its wondrous tales range from the oft-told deeds of Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table to the less-familiar adventures of the mighty Finn and his Fenians, Ulster's Champions of the Red Branch, and other figures from the Gaelic pantheon. Tracing the exploits of kings and saints back to their earliest origins, the author reveals the pagan roots beneath the medieval Christianity and follows the stories' transformations into the fairy tales of the Victorian age. Minimal use of scholarly notes and a highly accessible style make this reader-friendly volume an ideal steppingstone in the path toward the magic cauldron of Celtic myth.

God

Myths of the Male Divine

Author: David Adams Leeming,Jake Page

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019511387X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 196

View: 9054

He has been a trickster, a shaman, a divine child; he has been a sacrificial victim, a consort of the earth goddess, a warrior, a sky king; and the creator, a distant and impersonal immensity. He is the male divine, seen in the many gods of myth, and his life story is told here in this graceful and illuminating account by David Leeming and Jake Page. Illustrating their points with materials ranging from the prehistoric cave paintings to the mystic Jewish Kabbalah, from the ancient Indian Vedas to tales of the North American Indians and other myths from around the world, Leeming and Page reveal the changing mask of the male divine. We see how that divinity emerged in some areas from cults involving "animal masters" (as in the Bear Man of the Cherokee Indians), sorcerers, and shamans who embarked on spirit journeys. God sometimes appeared as the trickster--as Loki of the Norse people, Legba of Africa's Yoruba, Raven and Coyote of North America, and Krishna of India--both creative and bedeviling. With the Neolithic age came the rise of agriculture and animal husbandry, of settlements and specialization in the roles of males and females--and a more sophisticated body of myths and rituals. Here the Mother Goddess was dominant, and the male God became her consort, ultimately dying in order that nature might be renewed. The authors illustrate this new stage in the male divine with tales of the Egyptian Osiris, the Caananite Baal, and Wiyot of California's Luiseno Indians, among others. They describe the rise of a male sky God as "the equal to, the true mate, of Goddess, who was still associated with Earth." In the Iron Age, the sky God became more aggressive, separating from the Goddess and taking his place as the King God, as Zeus, Odin, and Horus. Ultimately he emerged as the creator, a more distant and impersonal force. Here Leeming and Page also illuminate an important trend--a sense that the divine is beyond gender, that it permeates all things (as seen in Chinese Tao, the Indian Brahmin, and En Sof of the Kabbalah). They see a movement in the biography of God toward a reunion with the Goddess. "As the Supreme Being becomes less Goddess and less God," they write, "it speaks more clearly to the essential human need for unity and understanding." In their previous work together, Goddess, Leeming and Page provided a marvelous biography of the female divine--an account that won a wide and enduring audience. Now, in God, they provide the perfect companion volume--completing, as the authors write, "a record of what we humans believe ourselves at the deepest level to be."