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Chinese Mythology

Author : Anne Birrell
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In Chinese Mythology, Anne Birrell provides English translations of some 300 representative myth narratives selected from over 100 classical texts, many of which have never before been translated into any Western language. Organizing the narratives according to themes and motifs common to world mythology, Birrell addresses issues of source, dating, attribution, textural variants, multiforms, and context. Drawing on exhaustive work in comparative mythology, she surveys the development of Chinese myth studies, summarizes the contribution of Chinese and Japanese scholars to the study of Chinese myth since the 1920s, and examines special aspects of traditional approaches to Chinese myth. The result is an unprecedented guide to the study of Chinese myth for specialists and nonspecialists alike.

Celtic Mythology

Author : T. W. Rolleston
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From Daityas to Devatas in Hindu Mythology

Author : Shakti M. Gupta
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Glossary of Hindu mythological characters.

Sri Lanka s Mythology

Author : R. Weerakoon
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African Mythology

Author : Stuart A. Kallen
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This volume looks at some of the popular myths of Africa and discusses their role in the culture and the values they reflect. The book also touches on how hip-hop music has its roots in African mythology. Readers will learn about creation myths, and the role of spirits and magic in African mythology and lore.

Folklore and Mythology

Author : Andrew Lang
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After the heavy rain of a thunderstorm has washed the soil, it sometimes happens that a child, or a rustic, finds a wedge-shaped piece of metal or a few triangular flints in a field or near a road. There was no such piece of metal, there were no such flints, lying there yesterday, and the finder is puzzled about the origin of the objects on which he has lighted. He carries them home, and the village wisdom determines that the wedge-shaped piece of metal is a "thunderbolt," or that the bits of flint are "elf-shots," the heads of fairy arrows. Such things are still treasured in remote nooks of England, and the "thunderbolt" is applied to cure certain maladies by its touch. As for the fairy arrows, we know that even in ancient Etruria they were looked on as magical, for we sometimes see their points set, as amulets, in the gold of Etruscan necklaces. In Perugia the arrowheads are still sold as charms. All educated people, of course, have long been aware that the metal wedge is a celt, or ancient bronze axe-head, and that it was not fairies, but the forgotten peoples of this island who used the arrows with the tips of flint. Thunder is only so far connected with them that the heavy rains loosen the surface soil, and lay bare its long hidden secrets.

Teutonic Mythology

Author : Jacob Grimm
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This series is an exhaustive compendium of German and Norse mythology and a milestone in the study of comparative mythology and religion. Indispensable for students and scholars of folklore, cultural history, and literature. Volume I of the four-volume set includes: God, Worship, Temples, Priests, Other Gods, Goddesses, Condition of Gods, Heroes, and Wise-women.

Bulfinch s Mythology

Author : Thomas Bulfinch
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Reproduction of the original: Bulfinch ́s Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch

Mass Media Mythology

Author : Rita Parks
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Elements of Mythology

Author : Abraham John Valpy
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This brief read, intended for slightly younger audiences, lends an simply written account of early religious and mythological beliefs of the ancient Greeks, and how and why they wrote of their gods.?