The mythology of North America

by John Bierhorst

Publisher: Morrow in New York

Written in English
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  • Indian mythology -- North America,
  • Indians of North America -- Folklore

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Describes the background of the myths of the Indian cultures of the North American continent, some of which have the same themes as myths of other world cultures.

Edition Notes

StatementJohn Bierhorst.
LC ClassificationsE98.R3 B54 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 259 p. :
Number of Pages259
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3020150M
ISBN 100688041450
LC Control Number85000281

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This book was a huge eye opener for me. Even though this says The Mythology of North America, it extends well beyond North America, tells myths, legends, & real facts about expeditions to Antarctica, Indian tribes I had never even heard of,animals that are extinct, some hunted almost to the brink of extention, that we've never even heard by: This book is a wonderful introduction to the general mythologies of North America.

After explaining the importance of Native American myths, Leeming and Page give a wonderful introduction to Native American culture, pointing out shared traits and beliefs (such as the earth-diver creation story) that can be found from Siberia and northern Eurasia to North America down through Central and South Cited by: 8.

I picked up this book because I am interested in creation myths, but know very little about any apart from Genesis. John Bierhorst's survey of the interrelated myths and creation stories of the major North American Native groups is straightforward and academicmy wife read it for a graduate anthropology classbut is potentially useful to anyone who wishes to explore Native American mythology as /5.

Native American folklore. Native American cultures are rich in myths and legends that explain natural phenomena and the relationship between humans and the spirit world.

According to Barre Toelken, feathers, beadwork, dance steps and music, the events in a story, the shape of a dwelling, or items of traditional food can be viewed as icons of cultural meaning. Most North Americans experience mythology by way of translations of classical texts, and surprisingly few of us are familiar with Coyote, Spider Woman, Water Jar boy, Falling Sky Woman, or the epic of the Blessingway - to name just a few of the stories retold in this collection of /5.

Buy a cheap copy of The Mythology of North America book by John Bierhorst. The growing economic and political influence of Native American tribes has brought religious issues, once little noted, increasingly to the fore. Timeless in their Free shipping over $/5(1). Get this from a library.

The mythology of North America. [John Bierhorst] -- Describes the background of the myths of the Indian cultures of the North American continent, some of which have the same themes as myths of other world cultures.

The Mythology of Native North America (Book): Leeming, David Adams: Univ of Oklahoma PrMost North Americans experience mythology by way of translations of classical texts, and surprisingly few of us are familiar with Coyote, Spider Woman, Water Jar boy, Falling Sky Woman, or the epic of the Blessingway - to name just a few of the stories retold in this collection of significant myths of.

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Native American Mythology - the Gods and Spirits of Native America and Canada. REGIONS COVERED: North America, Canada and the Arctic bits. Many of the individual place names are covered under the relevant tribe. If you wish to use our material in your essay, book, article, website or project, please consult our permissions page.

Tricksters and heroes occupy the third and fourth sections of the book, respectively. Coyote is, of course, a favorite trickster character for most North American indigenous groups, while Raven is important to peoples in the Pacific Northwest and Arctic regions. Bibliography: p. Includes index Describes the background of the myths of the Indian cultures of the North American continent, some of Pages: North American Folklore & Mythology.

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Native American Folklore & Mythology: Books. 1 - 20 of results This book is a beautifully presented collection of the fascinating stories told by the indigenous peoples across the continent of North America. The exciting adventures of trickster figures like Glooscap, Raven and Coyote are combined here with classic legends of.

The Mythology of North America $ – $ ISBN: Dewey: LCC Number: ER3 Author: John Bierhorst Illustrator: Pages: Age Group. Native North American mythology Source: The Oxford Companion to World Mythology Author(s): David Leeming. The mythology of Native North America is a collection of many mythologies, illustrating the religious beliefs and traditions of several.

The author of this audiobook has endeavored to provide at least one myth from every major culture group in North America: Arctic, Subarctic, Plateau, Northwest Coast, Great Basin, Great Plains, California, Southwest, Southeast, and Northeast Forest. Paperback.

Published: 22 August Pages | 30 frontispiece. /8 x /4 inches. ISBN: Title: The Mythology Of North America Format: Paperback Product dimensions: pages, X X 1 in Shipping dimensions: pages, X X 1 in Published: J Publisher: Oxford University Press Language: English.

About the book: quoting again from the book's back cover, "'The Mythology of North America is the only comprehensive guide to the classic Native American culture heroes, earth goddesses, tricksters and spirits of creation" This work contains notes on sources, a guide to pronunciation, many illustrations and maps.

It is well indexed/5(2). Title: The Mythology of North America Author Name: Bierhorst, John Categories: Mythology, Edition: First Edition; First Printing Publisher: William Morrow: Binding: Hardcover Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket; MIld wear on edges of covers, LIbrary markings on spine, FFEP (covered with black marker), Title page (covered with black marker), and LFEP (covered with black.

In many of these old legends, told around the campfire or a roaring hearth, can be heard the approach of galloping horses, the whispers of phantoms in ghost towns, the far-off sounds of pistols blazing, and the sighing moans of the winds drifting through the ancient trees of hunting, mining, and cowboy camps.

American Mysteries. The Vikings were called by many other names throughout Eurasia. Western Europeans most commonly referred to them as “Northmen,” “Danes” (even when they weren’t from Denmark specifically), or simply “pagans.” Those who settled in Eastern Europe were called “Varjags” or “Rus.” “Rus” seems to be derived from Roslagen, the.

In Old Norse mythology: Odin, Thor’s father, is also called “all-father”; the oldest of the gods and creator of on one eye (he traded it for infinite wisdom), Odin rules from Asgard, the realm of the gods.

He is accompanied by his two ravens, Huginn and Muninn, who travel the world and tell him : Danai Christopoulou. MYTHOLOGY AND FOLK-TALES OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS.

BY FRANZ BOAS. MATERIAL. DURING the last twenty years a very considerable body of tales of the North American Indians has been collected. Before their pub-lication, almost the only important collections available for scientific research were the Eskimo tales published by H.

Rink, - material. Illustrated Dictionary of Mythology: Heroes, Heroines, Gods, and Goddesses from Around the World. by Philip Wilkinson "The Illustrated Dictionary of Mythology covers more than the usual Greek and Roman pantheons, revealing the mythos of major cultures from around the globe--Japan, North America, India and Australia, just to name a few.

Divided into geographic regions, every page is packed. Mythology of North American Indians Visit the links to learn about Mythology of North American Indians related to objects in the sky, the Earth, and aspects of their world.

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Michael A. Arbib. Spirits of Blood, Spirits of Breath. Barbara Alice Mann. The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies, Volume 2. Table of contents for Native American mythology / Fred Ramen. Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog.

Note: Contents data are machine generated based on pre-publication provided by the publisher. The Mythology of North America John Bierhorst, Morrow, I bought my copy in "The Bodhi Tree" in West Hollywood, and it smells like sandalwood incense, but is none the less readable for that.

Terrific summary. A few background books while I think of them: On. Indians of North America -- Games, Indian mythology -- North America, Indian philosophy -- North America, Gambling -- North America -- History, SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Customs & Traditions, Gambling, Indian mythology, Indian philosophy, Indians of North America, North America Publisher Boulder, Colo.: Johnson Books CollectionPages: All Book Search results » About the author () John Bierhorst's many books on Latin American folklore & mythology include "The Mythology of South America", "The Mythology of Norther America" & "The Mythology of Mexico & Central America".

A specialist in the language & literature of the Aztecs, he is the author of a Nahuatal-English.