Alpha : The Myths of Creation

By (author) Charles H. Long


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After discussing the nature of religion, mythic and scientific modes of thinking and the general character of creation myths, Charles Long interprets five major types of such myths: creation from nothing, emergence myths, world-parent myths, creation from Chaos and from the cosmic egg, and earth-diver myths. Original texts of creation myths from a wide range of cultures offer insights into the authentic ways of mythic thinking and expression.

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  • Paperback | 287 pages
  • 150.4 x 221.5 x 20.3mm | 421.85g
  • 02 Jan 1983
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • Scholars Press
  • Atlanta
  • English
  • 1, black & white illustrations
  • 0891306048
  • 9780891306047
  • 1,781,241

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