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The Oxford companion to world mythology, David Leeming

Label
The Oxford companion to world mythology
Title
The Oxford companion to world mythology
Statement of responsibility
David Leeming
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Covers all aspects of mythology, including substantial essays on the world's major mythological traditions (including Greek, Native American, Indian, Japanese, Sumerian, Egyptian), mythological types and motifs (e.g., Descent to the Underworld, the Hero, the Trickster, Creation, the Quest), mythological figures (e.g.,Odysseus, Zeus, Osiris, Spider Woman, Inanna) as well as numerous interrelated subjects such as fairly tales and legends. The Companion also locates myth in our lives today, relating it to language patterns, psychology, religion, politics, art, and gender attitudes. Following the entries, appendices include family trees of the major pantheons, equivalency charts for the gods of Greece and Rome, Babylon and Sumer, as well as other traditions.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
201/.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BL312
LC item number
.L44 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • encyclopedias
Label
The Oxford companion to world mythology, David Leeming
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0635/2005014216-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 419-434) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxvii, 469 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780195156690
Lccn
2005014216
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
ocm60492027
Label
The Oxford companion to world mythology, David Leeming
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0635/2005014216-d.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 419-434) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxvii, 469 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780195156690
Lccn
2005014216
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
ocm60492027

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