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Author Jones, David M. (David Michael), 1950-

Title The mythology of the American Nations : an illustrated encyclopedia of the gods, heroes, spirits, sacred places, rituals and ancient beliefs of the North American Indian, Inuit, Aztec, Inca and Maya nations / David M. Jones and Brian L. Molyneaux.

Publication Info. London : Hermes House, 2009.
1 hold on first copy returned of 1 copy


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Oversized    299.7113 JON    DUE 12-13-23
Description 256 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 30 cm
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volume nc rdacarrier
Note Previously published in London as 'The Mythology of the Americas' by Lorenz Books in 2001.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents North American mythology. Introduction -- Transformation -- The living sky -- Landscapes of memory -- Spirits of memory -- Spirits of the earth -- The dark side -- The trickster -- Death & afterlife -- The strangers -- New gods -- Mew mythologies -- Mesoamerican mythology. Introduction -- Creation & the universe -- Ordering the world -- Duality & opposition -- Colours & the cardinal directions -- Death & sacrifice -- Twins & culture heroes -- The ritual ball game -- South American mythology. Introduction -- Creation myths -- University, continuity & cyclicity -- Staff deity & fanged gods -- Culture heroes -- Divine kingship & ancestor reverence -- Human sacrifice & cannibalism -- Sacred skies -- Sacred places and ritual lines.
Subject Indian mythology.
Inuit mythology.
Aztec mythology.
Inca mythology.
Maya mythology.
Added Author Molyneaux, Brian Leigh.
ISBN 1843094037

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