By Hartley Burr Alexander
This attention-grabbing and informative compendium of local American lore recounts the continent's myths chronologically and region-by-region, providing quite a lot of nomadic sagas, animist myths, cosmogonies and production myths, end-time prophecies, and different conventional tales.
Legends contain tales of solar worship, trickster pranks, the ghost international, and mystery societies.
This Dover version, first released in 2005, is an unabridged (slightly altered) republication of Volume X, North American, from The Mythology of All Races (in 13 volumes), initially released in 1916 by means of the Archaeological Institute of the USA, Marshall Jones corporation, Boston.
The in simple terms major alteration is composed in relocating all thirty-three of the plates from their unique positions to a piece additional behind the e-book. All 16 colour illustrations are reproduced there in black and white, whereas a few of them additionally seem in complete colour in a bit of diminished shape at the inside of back and front covers.
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This attention-grabbing and informative compendium of local American lore recounts the continent's myths chronologically and region-by-region, supplying quite a lot of nomadic sagas, animist myths, cosmogonies and production myths, end-time prophecies, and different conventional tales.
Legends comprise tales of sunlight worship, trickster pranks, the ghost global, and mystery societies.
This Dover version, first released in 2005, is an unabridged (slightly altered) republication of quantity X, North American, from The Mythology of All Races (in 13 volumes), initially released in 1916 by means of the Archaeological Institute of the United States, Marshall Jones corporation, Boston.
The in basic terms major alteration is composed in relocating all thirty-three of the plates from their unique positions to a bit further in the back of the ebook. All 16 colour illustrations are reproduced there in black and white, whereas a few of them additionally look in complete colour in slightly diminished shape at the within back and front covers.
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C f. especially F ra n k fo rt, K in g sh ip and the Gods, p p . 160 f. s* Psychology and A lchem y, p . 25. 11 M y O rigins, p p . 40 ff. THE GREAT MOTHER experience s ta te s of w eath e r, b u t div in e or godlike pow ers on w hom his fa te depends, a n d w hose b eh av io r is co n n ected w ith his ow n in a m agical o r religious-ethical w ay. W e need only consider, fo r exam ple, th e rain an d its significance for fertility , o ften c a rry in g a decision as to life an d d eath . P ra y e rs for rain , processions for rain , are even to d a y an expression of th is m y th o lo g ically a p p e rc e p tiv e m e n ta lity , w hich guided early c u ltu ra l life a lm o st exclusively.
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