The World of Myth: An Anthology

The World of Myth: An Anthology

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Hercules, Zeus, Thor, Gilgamesh--these are the figures that leap to mind when we think of myth. But to David Leeming, myths are more than stories of deities and fantastic beings from non-Christian cultures. Myth is at once the most particular and the most universal feature of civilization, representing common concerns that each society voices in its own idiom. Whether an Egyptian story of creation or the big-bang theory of modern physics, myth is metaphor, mirroring… (more)


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Publisher: Oxford University Press (January 24, 1991)

Collection: Oxford History of the United States

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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