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The new comparative mythology

an anthropological assessment of the theories of Georges Dumézil

by C. Scott Littleton

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dumézil, Georges, 1898-,
  • Mythology -- Methodology.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 239-259.

    Statement[by] C. Scott Littleton.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL43.D8 L5 1973
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 271 p.
    Number of Pages271
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5306261M
    ISBN 100520024044, 0520024036
    LC Control Number72089243

    Comparative mythology is the comparison of myths from different cultures in an attempt to identify shared themes and characteristics. Comparative mythology has served a variety of academic purposes. For example, scholars have used the relationships between different myths to trace the development of religions and cultures, to propose common origins for myths from different . Dedication. Chapter 1 Introduction to Comparative Mythology. i. Joseph Campbell’s Four Functions of Myth. Chapter 2 Creation: The Beginning of All Things.

    This book discusses the African origin and the subsequent spread of early mythology: first, eastwards along the shores of the Indian Ocean (Gondwana), and then northwards to the rest of Eurasia and the Americas (Laurasia). These two major types of mythology are established by employing the new approach of a comparative and historical method.   My first comparative religion course was using Huston Smith’s The World’s Religions and I was taught by Huston Smith himself. While I have great respect for the man, I thought his survey approach was ultimately counterproductive. Many of the stude.

    In the mythology of the Vedas, the oldest of the gods is Dyaus, a name that is cognate with the Latin deus (related to the name Jupiter [dyaus-pita or "god-father"] and the Greek Zeus. As in Greek mythology, Dyaus is a personifcation of the sky and mates with the earth goddess, Prthivi, in a sacred marriage.   Someone new to mythology may, on the other hand, prefer an introductory text or a comparative book on the subject, as such books tend to examine the myths of many different cultures and the relationships between them.


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