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Mythology & Folk Tales
  • Author:
    David A. Leeming,Margaret Adams Leeming
  • ISBN:
    0874367395
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    978-0874367393
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    ABC-CLIO; First Edition edition (June 30, 1994)
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    330 pages
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This attractively illustrated work is the first to bring together creation myths from a wide variety of cultures in an encyclopedic format, though a number of anthologies of creation myths do exist.

This attractively illustrated work is the first to bring together creation myths from a wide variety of cultures in an encyclopedic format, though a number of anthologies of creation myths do exist. The majority of entries are retellings of various creation myths; for example, "Eskimo Creation" or "Hebrew Creation".

Encyclopedia of Creation Myths Hardcover – June 30, 1994. by David A. Leeming (Author), Margaret Adams Leeming (Author). This attractively illustrated work is the first to bring together creation myths from a wide variety of cultures in an encyclopedic format, though a number of anthologies of creation myths do exist.

With daughter, Margaret Adams Leeming) Encyclopedia of Creation Myths .

With daughter, Margaret Adams Leeming) Encyclopedia of Creation Myths, ABC-CLIO (Santa Barbara, CA), 1994, published as A Dictionary of Creation Myths, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1995. With Jake Page) Goddess: Myths of the Female Divine, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1994. Leeming's reference books on mythology are aimed at the general reader and include bibliographies and definitions for difficult concepts. Leeming, a professor emeritus at the University of Connecticut, has also written biographies of James Baldwin, Beauford Delaney, and Stephen Spender. Biographical and critical sources

An easy to use volume that addresses the full spectrum of information on the subject, Encyclopedia of Creation Myths is an indispensable reference source for students of mythology, religion, and classical literature as well as for general readers.

An easy to use volume that addresses the full spectrum of information on the subject, Encyclopedia of Creation Myths is an indispensable reference source for students of mythology, religion, and classical literature as well as for general readers. Cross-referenced entries.

Margaret Adams Leeming is in the doctoral program in religious studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA. show more.

Creation myths explain in metaphorical terms our sense of who we are in the context . Leeming, David Adams (2010). Creation Myths of the World: An Encyclopedia.

Creation myths explain in metaphorical terms our sense of who we are in the context of the world, and in so doing they reveal our real priorities, as well as our real prejudices. Our images of creation say a great deal about who we ar. An interpretation of the creation narrative from the first book of the Torah (commonly known as the Book of Genesis), painting from the collections Archived 2013-04-16 at Archive. today of the Jewish Museum (New York). a b Encyclopædia Britannica 2009.

But to David Leeming, myths are more than stories of deities and fantastic .

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 our deepest sense of ourselves in relation to existence itself. Now, in The World of Myth, Leeming provides a sweeping anthology of myths, ranging from ancient Egypt and Greece to the Polynesian islands and modern science.

Leeming, David Adams; Leeming, Margaret Adams (1994). Encyclopedia of Creation Myths (2nd e. ISBN 978-0-87436-739-3. Leeming, David Adams; Leeming, Margaret Adams (2009). A Dictionary of Creation Myths (Oxford Reference Online e. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-510275-8.

Margaret Adams Leeming’s books. David A. Leeming, Margaret Adams Leeming. A Dictionary of Creation Myths by.

An easy to use volume that addresses the full spectrum of information on the subject, Encyclopedia of Creation Myths is an indispensable reference source for students of mythology, religion, and classical literature as well as for general readers.

• Cross-referenced entries